The Blessings of Forgiveness

THE BLESSINGS OF FORGIVENESS I) INTRODUCTION A) STORY OF JOSEPH: HIS BROTHERS HAD SOLD HIM INTO SLAVERY IN EGYPT. HE BECAME HEAD OF POTIPHER’S HOUSE AND WAS WRONGFULLY IMPRISIONED WHEN POTIPHER’S WIFE FALSELY ACCUSED HIM, BUT JOSEPH KEPT A RIGHT SPIRIT TOWARD GOD AND GOD WAS FAITHFUL AND RAISED HIM UP AS GOVERNOR OVER THE HARVEST OF EGYPT. HIS BROTHERS WHO HAD SOLD HIM INTO EGYPT CAME TO EGYPT FOR FOOD BECAUSE OF THE FAMINE. (GENESIS 45:1 – 11; 50:19 – 21) B) DISCUSS IMPLICATIONS OF THE … [Read more...]

A Walk In Romans

VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIVING (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) INTRODUCTION – A FEW WEEKS AGO WE CELEBRATED RESURRECTION SUNDAY & CHRIST’S VICTORY OVER DEATH, HELL & THE GRAVE. HIS VICTORY WAS WON THROUGH HIS WILLINGNESS TO DIE ON THE CROSS. VICTORIOUS CHRISTIAN LIVING LEADS US TO THE CROSS AS WE “ARE BAPTIZED INTO HIS DEATH” SO THAT HIS LIFE MAY BE BIRTHED AND SUSTAINED IN US…. ROM 5:1 – 5 KJV: THEREFORE BEING JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST: 2 BY … [Read more...]

God Has Not Lost Control

GOD IS IN CONTROL (THINGS ARE NOT AS THEY SEEM) (PASTOR LEE JACKSON FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION – THE OLD TESTAMENT BOOK OF ISAIAH WAS WRITTEN ABOUT 700BC, ONLY 300 YEARS AFTER THE GLORIOUS REIGN OF KIND DAVID. THE NATION WAS DIVIDED AND BOTH DIVISIONS ISRAEL AND JUDAH HAD FALLEN INTO SIN AND IDOLATRY. THE PURPOSE OF BOOK OF ISAIAH WAS TO CALL JUDAH BACK TO GOD. ISAIAH LIVED IN A DAY NOT UNLIKE OUR OWN. JEWISH SOCIETY HAD BECOME DEGRADED, SINFUL AND UNASHAMED. THEY HAD TURNED THEIR BACKS UPON … [Read more...]

The Relationship Between Roots and Fruit

THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ROOTS AND FRUIT (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1) INTRODUCTION – MANY SERMONS AND MUCH TEACHING EMPHASIZING THE FRUIT OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE THAT WE LOOK FOR IN THE LIFE OF A MATURE CHRISTIAN. GALATIONS 5:22-23 PROVIDES AT LEAST A PARTIAL LISTING: “…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” NIV 2) JESUS CURSED THE FIG TREE BECAUSE IT BORE NO FRUIT: Mar 11:12- 14 (NIV) The next day as they were … [Read more...]

Abiding in the Vine

GOD'S FORMULA FOR SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIVING (ABIDING IN THE VINE) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION - ON THE EVE OF THE PASSOVER, JESUS CELEBRATED THE PASSOVER MEAL WITH HIS DISCIPLES. (JOHN 13:1) JOHN CHAPTER 13 - 17 GIVES US A FRONT ROW SEAT TO THIS VERY INTIMATE AND SPECIAL EVENT. IT WAS JESUS OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE HIS HEART WITH HIS DISCIPLES BEFORE GOING TO THE CROSS. IT BEGAN WITH JESUS WASHING HIS DISCIPLES FEET. IN CHAPTER 14 JESUS SAID "LET NOT YOUR HEART BE TROUBLED … I … [Read more...]

Fruit of the Spirit (Patience)

THE NECESSITY OF PATIENCE (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION – PATIENCE IS ONE OF THOSE WORDS THAT WE QUICKLY SKIP OVER IN SCRIPTURE. IT IS NOT AN EXCITING WORD, RATHER BORING IN FACT, THAT IS UNTIL YOU UNDERSTAND ITS ROLE AND SIGNIFICANCE IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE. AS A YOUNGER MAN I USED TO HUNT AND I QUICKLY LEARNED THE IMPORTANCE OF PATIENCE IN WAITING FOR THE DEER TO COME OUT AND FOR THAT WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR THE RIGHT SHOT. I ALSO REMEMBER MY UNCLE VICTOR. HE WAS A … [Read more...]

Fruit of the Spirit (Self Control)

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – SELF-CONTROL (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) INTRO – TODAY WE WILL CONTINUE ON WITH THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT DESCRIBED IN GALATIONS 5:22&23. TODAY WE WILL TALKING ABOUT SELF-CONTROL (NIV) OR TEMPERANCE (KJV). THE GREEK WORD IS “???????????” PHONETICALLY PRONOUNCED “egkrateia. TEXT: GALATIANS 5:22, 23 (NIV): BUT THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS LOVE, JOY, PEACE, PATIENCE, KINDNESS, GOODNESS, FAITHFULNESS, 23 GENTLENESS AND SELF-CONTROL. AGAINST SUCH THINGS THERE IS NO … [Read more...]

Fruit of the Spirit (Goodness)

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – GOODNESS (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) INTRO – TODAY WE WILL CONTINUE ON WITH THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT DESCRIBED IN GALATIONS 5:DID YOU EVER SAY “SHE IS A GOOD WOMAN OR HE IS A GOOD MAN.” WHAT DID YOU MEAN BY THAT? THE GREEK WORD ??????????? IS PHONETICALLY PRONOUNCED agatho?sune? IT OCCURS 4 TIMES IN KJ NEW TESTAMENT: ROM_15:14, GAL_5:22, EPH_5:9, 2TH_1:11. GOODNESS IN THE BIBLE IS A VERY, VERY WORTHY TRAIT. ACCORDING TO GEORGE WOOD IN HIS BOOK “LIVING IN THE SPIRIT”, … [Read more...]

Fruit of the Spirit (Gentleness)

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT – GENTLENESS (MEEKNESS) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) INTRO – TODAY WE WILL CONTINUE ON WITH THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT DESCRIBED IN GALATIONS 5:22&23. TODAY WE WILL TALKING ABOUT GENTLENESS (NIV)OR MEEKNESS (KJV). THE GREEK WORD IS “?????????” PHONETICALLY PRONOUNCED “PRAOTE?S” STRONGS CONCORDANCE DEFINES THIS WORD AS MEANING: GENTLENESS; BY IMPLICATION HUMILITY; THAYER ANOTHER NOTED CONCORDANCES IS SIMILAR: GENTLENESS, MILDNESS, MEEKNESS. CLARK’S COMMENTARY: … [Read more...]

Born Free Living Free

BORN FREE, LIVING FREE (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) IT IS NOT VERY OFTEN THAT WE HEAR OF ABOUT CHRISTIANS THAT PUBLICLY ANNOUNCE THAT THEY HAVE HAD ENOUGH, THAT THEY ARE TURNING BACK. THESE DECISIONS ARE TYPICALLY NOT ANNOUNCED, BUT MADE IN SECRET IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF OUR HEART, BUT THE RESULTS ARE QUICKLY EVIDENT TO EVERYONE OBSERVING OUR LIVES. PAUL, THE APOSTLE, STARTED MANY CHURCHES IN HIS MISSIONARY JOURNEYS, BUT HE DIDN'T JUST START THEM AND LEAVE THEM. HE KEPT HIS HAND ON THEIR … [Read more...]