Archives for September 2012

Why Did Jesus Come

WHY DID JESUS COME? (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) INTRODUCTION-  IT IS THE SEASON WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS, IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST, SON OF GOD, SON OF MAN.   IT IS A GOOD TIME TO REFLECT ON THE QUESTION: “WHY DID HE COME?”  WHY DID HE LAY ASISE HIS HEAVENLY GLORY WHERE ANGELS WORSHIPPED HIM TO COME TO EARTH AS ONE OF US, TO BE BORN IN A MANAGER, TO BE MOCKED, RIDICULED AND SCORNED AND ULTIMATELY CRUCIFIED?  WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF GOD’S INTERVENTION IN HUMAN HISTORY IN … [Read more...]

God With Us

EMMANUEL: GOD WITH US (WHAT DOES THAT MEAN TO US?  WHAT DID GOD INTEND FOR THAT TO MEAN?) (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)  INTRODUCTION –  A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AGO I WAS WATCHING PUBLIC TELEVISION AND THEY HAD A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY SINGING CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND SINGING THEM VERY BEAUTIFULLY.  BETWEEN HER SONGS THEY WERE INTERVIEWING HER.  THE INTERVIEWER ASKED HER WHY SHE LIKE TO SING CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND WITHOUT WAITING FOR AN ANSWER SAID THAT THIS MUST RESULT FROM HER DEEP FAITH (A CONCLUSION … [Read more...]

The River of God

THE RIVER OF GOD (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)  INTRODUCTION:  THE BOOK OF EZEKIEL RECORDS A NUMBER OF VISIONS GIVEN TO THE PROPHET EZEKIEL.   MANY OF THESE WERE PROPHETIC IN NATURE, SPEAKING OF THE FAR DISTANT FUTURE.   IN EZEKIEL CHAPTER 47 GOD GAVE EZEKIEL A VISION OF A RIVER.   AS YOU READ ABOUT THIS RIVER YOU WILL REALIZE THAT THIS WAS NO ORDINARY RIVER.    (TEXT EZEKIEL 47:1 – 12)  (ISAIAH 35:1-7) II)                 THE RIVER FLOWS FROM THE ENTRANCE OF THE TEMPLE A)         … [Read more...]

The Fire of God

THE FIRE OF GOD (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)  INTRODUCTION – LAST SUNDAY NIGHT WE SPOKE OF THE RIVER OF GOD AND THE REFRESHING AND RENEWAL IT BRINGS.   HOW THE HOLY SPIRIT WANTS TO FILL US AND SPRING UP AS GUSHING MIGHT STREAM WITHIN OUR BEING. “OUT OF YOUR BELLY WILL FLOW RIVERS OF LIVING WATER”.   THIS MORNING I WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU OF THE FIRE OF GOD, AND THE PURPOSES OF GOD IN SENDING HIS FIRE.   THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF THE FIRE OF GOD IN MANY AND VARIOUS FORMS.  IT IS MY PRAYER THAT   THIS … [Read more...]

Stir Up the Gift That is in You

STIR UP THE GIFT THAT IS IN YOU (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – THE BIBLE HAS MUCH TO SAY ABOUT SPIRITUAL GIFTS GIVEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS.  THESE WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO OR MORE GROUPS.  THE 1ST GROUP IS THE SPIRITUAL GIFTS DISCUSSED IN 1 CORTHIANS 12, WHICH INCLUDE WORD OR MESSAGE OF WISDOM, WORD OR MESSAGE OF KNOWLEDGE, FAITH, GIFTS OF HEALING, POWER TO PERFORM MIRACLES, PROPHECY, DECERNING OF SPIRITS, SPEAKING IN UNKNOWN (UNLEARNED) TONGUES, AND … [Read more...]

The Power of the Cross

      THE POWER OF THE CROSS (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC)   I)        INTRODUCTION - BECAUSE OF THE HARDNESS OF PEOPLE’S HEARTS AND THE REJECTION OF THE GOSPEL IN OUR SOCIETY THERE IS A TEMPTATION TO WATER DOWN THE GOSPEL TO MAKE IN MORE PALATABLE TO MODERN SOCIETY.   YOU CAN TALK ABOUT GOD TO MOST PEOPLE; MENTION THE NAME OF JESUS AND MANY PEOPLE GET VERY UPSET, TALK ABOUT THE CROSS OF CHRIST AND THE BLOOD OF CHRIST PEOPLE GET UP IN ARMS.   THIS IS NOT JUST A MODERN DAY PHENOMEMA; IT WAS SO … [Read more...]

It is Finished

IT IS FINISHED              (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)         INTRODUCTION:  in his dying moments Jesus uttered the words:  “ IT IS FINISHED”,  then he bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (John 19:30).  these words ECHOs THROUGH THE CENTURIES, ETERNALLY SIGNIFICANT AND profoundly MEANINGFUL when you contemplate His AMAZING life AND SACIFICIAL DEATH.  He taught with DIVINE authority, performed miracles: healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, caused the lame to walk and raised the … [Read more...]

God’s Plan Revealed in Christ

GOD’S PLAN REVEALED IN CHRIST (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)        INTRODUCTION – I AM NOT HERE TO GIVE YOU SOME NEW REVELATION THIS MORNING… THEY SAY THAT HINDSIGHT IS 20-20.  AFTER PETER RECEIVED THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST IT WAS BETTER THAN 20-20.  IN ACTS 2 PETER WHO HAD PREVIOUSLY DENIED JESUS 3x NOW PREACHES WITH BOLDNESS AND VISION, SUMMING UP GODS PLAN REVEALED IN CHRIST. TEXT: ACTS 2:22-39 II)     HE SAW - THE CONDITION OF MANKIND A)      GEN 6:5 And GOD saw … [Read more...]

Evidence of the Resurrection of Christ

EVIDENCE OF THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)                     INTRODUCTION – (TEXT (NKJV): MATT 28:1-15) THE TRUTH OF CHRISTIANITY RISES AND FALLS WITH THE TRUTH OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST.  JESUS TOLD HIS DISCIPLES while they were in Galilee THAT “ The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:   And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again.” (Matt 17:22-23 kjv)  IF THE RESURRECTION IS TRUE THEN WE MUST BELIEVE THAT … [Read more...]

Oaks of Righteousness

Homecoming – Oaks of Righteousness (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)      INTRODUCTION: in the book of Luke chap 4, Jesus having been baptized by John was led by the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan.  Hebrews 4:15 tells us that as our high priest he is able to sympathize with our weakness having been tempted in every way that we are tempted, yet without sin.  God’s love & compassion for us is clearly seen in our scripture reading. TEXT: :  ISAIAH 61:1-4 (NKJV) THE FIRST … [Read more...]