The Authority of the Believer (part 1)

THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER (Part 1) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION - THIS PAST WEDNESDAY EVENING, I LAID A FOUNDATION FOR MY MESSAGE THIS MORNING ON THE AUTHORITY OF THE BELIEVER.  THE TOPIC WAS THE AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE: (2 PETER 1:20-21, 2 TIM 3:16).   JOHN 1:2 TELLS US THAT “THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US.”  THE AUTHORITY OF GOD’S WORD WAS PERSONIFIED IN THE PERSON OF HIS SON JESUS CHRIST, BUT THAT IS NOT THE END OF IT, ONLY THE BEGINNING, AS FAR AS BELIEVERS ARE … [Read more...]

Dont Follow Another Gospel

DON’T BE SEDUCED INTO FOLLOWING ANOTHER GOSPEL (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I)  INTRODUCTION – WHEN A ROCKET IS LAUNCHED ON AN INTERPLANETARY MISSION, A SMALL PROBLEM WITH THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM CAN HAVE GRAVE CONSEQUENCES.   IF SCIENTISTS CANNOT CORRECT AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS FOR  SMALL ERRORS IN THE HEADING THE ROCKET PAYLOAD WILL LIKELY END UP LOST IN SPACE UNABLE TO FULFILL ITS MISSION.  SCIENTISTS MUST BE ABLE TO CONSTANTLY COMMUNICATE WITH THE VEHICLE IN ORDER TO CONSTANTLY ADJUST HEADING, … [Read more...]

Kingdom of the Antichrist

Kingdom of the Anticrist (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) Rev 13:1-10 (NIV) The Beast Out of the Sea   And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but … [Read more...]

Letting Go of Anger

Anger and Forgiveness (Part 2) - Letting Go of Anger (PASTOR LEE JACKSON FFWC) I. Introduction:  Last week we began a series on Anger & Forgiveness.   anger is not inherently evil – Ephesians 4:26 tells us to “be angry and sin not, let not the sun go down upon your wrath.”  It is what we do in our anger that makes all the difference. Today we will talk about letting go of anger.  Dr. Charles Stanley spoke on this recently. I will be using some of his material in this message. There is … [Read more...]

How to Handle Anger God’s Way

anger & forgiveness: (Part 1) how to handle anger god’s way ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I)      INTRODUCTION –I have been studying a book by Dr. Gary Chapman, “the other side of love” which talks about anger and how to handle it god’s way. Webster defines    anger as a universal experience among all cultures and peoples of the world.  Anger as a strong passion or emotion of displeasure and usually antagonism, excited by a sense of injury, INSULT or injustice.  Anger is a response to some … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 12)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 12: ABRAHAM’S FINEST HOUR ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IN THIS SERIES OF LESSONS ON THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM WE HAVE SEEN ABRAHAM’S FAITH FALTER A TIME OR TWO, BUT GOD DID NOT GIVE UP ON HIM.  NOW THAT ISAAC THE PROMISED CHILD WAS BORN & HAGAR & ISHMAEL WERE SENT AWAY YOU WOULD THINK ALL WOULD BE SMOOTH SAILING, BUT THERE WAS TO BE ONE MORE TEST AND ABRAHAM PASSED WITH FLYING COLORS. TEXT: GENESIS 22.  2)    GOD TESTS … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 11)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 11: GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IT HAD BEEN 25 YEARS SINCE GOD CALLED ABRAHAM OUT OF HARAN AND PROMISED TO BLESS ALL THE PEOPLES OF THE EARTH THROUGH HIM.  NOW, EXACTLY ONE YEAR AFTER THE 3 HEAVENLY VISITORS HAD CAME, SARAH GAVE BIRTH TO ISAAC, THE SON OF PROMISE. TEXT: GENESIS 21.  2)    GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES (1-5) A)   A YEAR EARLIER 3 HEAVENLY VISITORS TOLD ABRAHAM THIS TIME NEXT YEAR SARAH … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 10)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 10: GOD DOESN’T GIVE UP ON US JUST BECAUSE WE DO DUMB THINGS ( Pastor Lee Jacson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – SOMEBODY SAID “THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS”. IT IS THE TECHNICALITIES THAT GET US INTO TROUBLE:  INSTEAD OF FULLING TRUSTING GOD & SUBMITTING OUR SELF TO GOD’S PLAN & PURPOSE WE TRY TO WALK THE LINE BETWEEN OBEDIENCE AND DISOBEDIENCE ON THE PERIPHERY OF GOD’S PLAN & PURPOSE.  GOD HAS BIGGER PLANS FOR US, BUT WE MUST LEARN TO WAIT … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 9)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 9: GOD IS A GOD OF MERCY BUT ALSO OF JUDGEMMENT (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – THIS LESSON IS NOT SO MUCH ABOUT THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM BUT WHAT WAS GOING DURING HIS TIMES.  WE SEE EVIDENCE OF THE CORRUPTION & PERVERSION IN ABRAHAM’S TIMES THAT WOULD SEEM TO BE EQUAL OR SURPASS THE DEGRAGATION OF THE MOST CORRUPT & VILE CITIES OF THE MODERN WORLD. TEXT: GENESIS 19.  2)    IS ALL SIN EQUAL IN GOD’S SIGHT? (DOES GOD SEE IN … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 8)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 8: GOD WANTS TO SHARE HIS PLANS WITH US ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE LORD WILL SHOW UP AND WHAT HE IS UP TO, BUT EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED, FOR HE IS THE LORD!  HE MAKES COVENANT WITH US AND HE REMEMBERS HIS PROMISES EVEN WHEN WE HAVE LONG GIVEN UP! TEXT: GENESIS 18.  2)    THE LORD SHOWS UP AT THE MOST UNEXPECTED TIMES! (1-8) A)   IT WAS JUST ANOTHER HOT SUMMER DAY B)   ABRAHAM WAS SITTING AT THE … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 7)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 7: WE LEARN TO EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED (EXPECT A MIRACLE) ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – WHEN ABRAM LEFT THE UR OF THE CALDEES HE COULD HAVE NEVER ANTICIPATED THE JOURNEY THAT WOULD FOLLOW.  THROUGHOUT THIS JOURNEY WE SEE UNSTEADY GROWTH, YET STILL GROWTH, IN ABRAHAM’S FAITH. IT SHOULD ENCOURAGE US THAT GOD THINKS LONG TERM AND DOES NOT GIVE UP ON US! TEXT: GENESIS 17. 2)    YOU ARE NEVER TOO OLD (OR TOO YOUNG, REMEMBER KING … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 6)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 6: OUR IMPATIENCE DOES NOT FORCE GOD TO HURRY UP! ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)      INTRODUCTION – WHAT MAKES THE BIBLE SO CREDIBLE IS THAT IT TELLS THE WHOLE STORY – WARTS & ALL.   TODAY WE SEE SARAI & ABRAM NOT AS HEROES OF THE FAITH BUT AS HUMAN BEINGS, LIKE OURSELVES, WITH ALL THEIR FRAILTIES   THEY HAD GOT TIRED OF WAITING ON GOD AND DECIDED THAT HE NEEDED A LITTLE HELP TO MAKE ALL THOSE PROMISES COME TO PASS. TEXT: GENESIS … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 5)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 5:  LEARNING TO WAIT ON THE LORD (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)      INTRODUCTION –TODAY WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE ON OUR STUDY OF THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM.  LEARNING TO WAIT UPON THE LORD.  HIS PROMISES ARE YEA AND AMEN IN CHRIST BUT WE STILL HAVE TO WAIT ON GOD’S TIMING. TEXT: GENESIS 15. 2)    GOD DOES NOT GIVE UP WHEN OUR FAITH GROWS WEAK (GEN. 15:1-6) A)   SOME TIMES WE CAN HAVE GREAT FAITH FOR SOME THINGS BUT NOT FOR OTHERS.  OFTEN GREAT … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 4)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 4:  GROWING IN THE FAITH – LEARNING TO SERVE GOD & TO SERVE OTHERS ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IN OUR FIRST MESSAGE ON THIS SERIES WE SPOKE ABOUT THE CALL OF ABRAHAM AND WHAT IT MEANS TO CHRISTIANS TODAY: 1) THE CALL OF GOD IS GOD’S SOVREIGN INITIATIVE, 2) THE CALL OF GOD REQUIRES WE LEAVE OUR PAST BEHIND, 3) THE CALL OF GOD DEMANDS OBEDIENCE, AND 4) RESPONDING TO THE CALL OF GOD BRINGS BLESSING TO US AND OUR FAMILIES AND ALL … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 3)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 3:  GROWING IN THE FAITH – LEARNING TO FOLLOW  GOD WHOLLY ( Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IN OUR FIRST MESSAGE ON THIS SERIES WE SPOKE ABOUT THE CALL OF ABRAHAM AND WHAT IT MEANS TO CHRISTIANS TODAY: 1) THE CALL OF GOD IS GOD’S SOVEREIGN INITIATIVE, 2) THE CALL OF GOD REQUIRES WE LEAVE OUR PAST BEHIND, 3) THE CALL OF GOD DEMANDS OBEDIENCE, AND 4) RESPONDING TO THE CALL OF GOD BRINGS BLESSING TO US AND OUR FAMILIES AND ALL OUR … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 2)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 2:  WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE MISS THE BOAT? 1)    INTRODUCTION – LAST WEEK WE SPOKE ABOUT THE CALL OF ABRAHAM AND WHAT IT MEANS TO CHRISTIANS TODAY: 1) THE CALL OF GOD IS GOD’S SOVEREIGN INITIATIVE, 2) THE CALL OF GOD REQUIRES WE LEAVE OUR PAST BEHIND, 3) THE CALL OF GOD DEMANDS OBEDIENCE, AND 4) RESPONDING TO THE CALL OF GOD BRINGS BLESSING TO US, OUR FAMILIES AND ALL OUR RELATIONSHIPS. NOBODY SAID RESPONDING TO THE CALL OF GOD WOULD BE EASY OR THAT WE … [Read more...]

Lessons from the Life of Abraham (part 1)

LESSONS FROM THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM PART 1: THE CALL OF ABRAHAM (PASTOR LEE JACKSON - FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – THE NAME ABRAM, WHICH WAS ABRAHAM’S NAME BEFORE GOD CHANGED IT TO ABRAHAM, MEANS EXALTED FATHER.  IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT THE STORY OF ABRAHAM IS NOT FOLK LORE. ABRAHAM LIVED ABOUT 2100 BC. MANY OF THE NAMES IN THE BRIEF GENEOLOGY OF GENESIS STILL EXIST OR ARE KNOWN TODAY AS CITIES OF THE UPPER MESOPOTAMIAN VALLEY.  WE BELIEVE THAT CITIES WERE NAMED AFTER THE EARLY SETTLERS OF … [Read more...]

2 Peter (part 5)

2peter (Part5) – PETER’S LAST WORDS (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)   1.      INTRODUCTION – WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON 2ND PETER THIS MORNING.  I AM ENJOYING THIS AND I HOPE THAT YOU ARE TOO!  IN PART 1, WE LEARNED THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS.  IN PART 2, WE PETER GAVE US SOME VERY PRACTICAL TEACHING ON HOW TO MAKE OUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE. IN PART 3 – PETER TESTIFIED OF BEING AN EYE WITNESSES OF HIS MAJESTY.  IN (PART 4) PETER WARNS OF WOLVES … [Read more...]

2 Peter (part 4)

2peter (Part4) – BEWARE OF WOLVES (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)  1.       INTRODUCTION – WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON 2ND PETER THIS MORNING.  I AM ENJOYING THIS AND I HOPE THAT YOU ARE TOO!  IN PART 1, WE LEARNED THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS.  IN PART 2, WE PETER GAVE US SOME VERY PRACTICAL TEACHING ON HOW TO MAKE OUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE. IN PART 3 – PETER TESTIFIED OF BEING ONE OF THE EYE WITNESSES OF CHRISTS MAJESTY   IN (PART 4) TODAY’S MESSAGE PETER … [Read more...]

2 Peter (part 3)

2peter (Part3) – Passing the Torch (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)   1. INTRODUCTION – WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SERIES ON 2ND PETER THIS MORNING.  I AM ENJOYING THIS AND I HOPE THAT YOU ARE TOO!  IN PART 1, WE LEARNED THAT GOD HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS.  IN PART 2, WE PETER GAVE US SOME VERY PRACTICAL TEACHING ON HOW TO MAKE OUR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE.   2. TEXT:  2PETER 1:12-21 (NIV) 3. AT THE END OF HIS LIFE PETER’S HIGHTEST PRIORITY WAS PASSING THE … [Read more...]

2 Peter (part 2)

2peter (Part2) – make your calling & election sure (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)   1.       INTRODUCTION – LAST WEEK WE BEGAN OUR SERIES ON 2PETER. WE CONTINUE THIS WEEK. I DETECT A SENSE OF URGENCY IN PETER’S 2ND EPISTLE. THE LORD HAS SHOWN HIM THAT HE WILL NOT BE HERE LONG…HE WAS PUT TO DEATH BY EMPEROR NERO IN JUNE 68 AD. PETER IN CONCERNED THAT THE RECIPIENTS OF THIS LETTER WHICH FOLLOWED HIS 1ST EPISTLE MAKE THEIR CALLING AND ELECTION SURE AND THAT THEY BECOME EVER MORE FRUITFUL … [Read more...]

2 Peter (part 1)

2peter (part 1) – THE BENEFITS OF KNOWING GOD (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION – SOME TIME AGO I DID A SERIES ON 1st peter.  I THOUGHT TO FOLLOW THIS UP WITH A SERIES ON 2ND PETER.  I THINK YOU WILL ENJOY THIS AS MUCH AS I ENJOY PREPARING IT.  PETER IS A MAN THAT I CAN RELATE TO.  HE WAS IMPATIENT, IMPETUOUS AND OUTSPOKEN. AT ONE MOMENT HE HAD A DIVINE REVELATION OF WHO CHRIST WAS, THE NEXT MOMENT JESUS WAS SAYING TO HIM: JESUS LOOKED AT PETER AND SAID “GET BEHIND ME SATAN”.  (OTHER … [Read more...]

1st John (part 10)

1ST JOHN (PART 10) – WHEN DOES OUR SIN LEAD TO SEPARATION FROM GOD?  (PASTOR LEE JACKSON) I)     INTRODUCTION –. HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW FAR CAN I GO?  HOW MUCH SIN WILL GOD TOLERATE BEFORE GOD MIGHT SERVER MY RELATIONSHIP WITH HIMSELF, BEFORE I WOULD LOSE MY SALVATION AND GOD’S GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE, BEFORE I WOULD AGAIN BECOME SPIRITUALLY DEAD, AS IF I HAD NEVER COME TO KNOW CHRIST?   IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE – SOME SAY “NO” BUT I BELIEVE THE SCRIPTURES SAY YES, THIS CAN HAPPEN.  TODAY’S … [Read more...]

1st John (part 9)

1ST JOHN (PART 9) – THE SYNERGY BETWEEN FAITH & LOVE  (PASTOR LEE JACKSON) I)     INTRODUCTION – SYNERGY HAS BEEN DEFINED AS The interaction of two or more agents or forces so that their combined effect is greater than the sum of their individual effects.   WE WILL SEE TODAY THE TREMENDOUS SYNERGY BETWEEN FAITH AND LOVE, LOVE AND FAITH.   1Co 13:12 - 13  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13  And … [Read more...]

1st John (part 8)

1ST JOHN (PART 8) HOW GOD’S LOVE BECOMES OUR LOVE  (PASTOR LEE JACKSON.) I)     INTRODUCTION – THE THEME OF THE BOOK OF 1ST JOHN IS “LOVE”.   WE SEE IT INTRODUCED IN . 1JOHN 2:9-11, 3:11, 3:11, 3:16 AND IN OUR TEXT TODAY.  THE GREEK WORD USED IS “AGAPAO” WHICH IS THE SAME WORD FOR LOVE IN JOHN 3:16 “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE.”  GOD’S LOVE FOR MAN KIND WAS COMPASSIONATE, FORGIVING … [Read more...]

1st John (part 7)

1ST JOHN (PART 7) TEST THE SPIRITS  (PASTOR LEE JACKSON ) I)     INTRODUCTION –  HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED OR LISTENED TO A PASTOR OR TEACHER ON TV OR RADIO AND THOUGHT SOMETHING DOES NOT SEEM RIGHT ABOUT HIS / HER TEACHING OR YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE WITHTHE MOTIVATION UNDERLYING THE TEACHING EVEN THOUGH HE / SHE IS CITING SCRIPTURE?  PERHAPS YOU ARE DUBIOUS ABOUT THE EXISTANCE OF EVIL SPIRITS.  YOU NEED TO READ THE GOSPELS AGAIN OF THE MANY ENCOUNTERS THAT JESUS HAD WITH EVIL SPIRITS.  WHERE DO … [Read more...]

1st John (part 6)

1ST JOHN (PART 6 ) THE MANDATE OF BROTHERLY LOVE  (PASTOR LEE JACKSON) I)     INTRODUCTION –   ONE OF THE MAJOR RECURRING THEMES OF 1ST JOHN IS THE LOVE OF THE BRETHREN, THE LOVE THAT CHRISTIANS SHOULD HAVE FOR ONE ANOTHER. THE WORD USED FOR LOVE IN OUR TEXT TODAY IN ITS VARIOUS FORMS IS “AGAPE” THE SAME WORD IN 1CORINTHIANS 13 (THE LOVE CHAPTER OF THE BIBLE).  THERE ARE AT LEAST THREE KINDS OF LOVE SPOKEN ABOUT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT:  SEXUAL OR SENSUAL LOVE “EROS”, BROTHERLY LOVE “PHILO” AND … [Read more...]

1st John (part 5)

1ST JOHN (PART 5 )  (PASTOR LEE JACKSON) I)     INTRODUCTION –  THE APOSTLE JOHN, BISHOP OVER THE CHURCHES OF EAST ASIA (EASTERN TURKEY) SPEAKS OUT FORCEFULLY AGAINST SIN ENCROACHING INTO THE CHURCH AND WRONG ATTITUDES TOWARD SIN.  THOSE OF THE ANTINOMIAN MOVEMENT WERE TEACHING THAT IT IS OK TO SIN BECAUSE CHRIST HAD DIED FOR OUR SINS.  (THE DOCTRINE THAT SOME HOLD TODAY THAT WE ENCAPSULATE AS “ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED” IS NOT MUCH DIFFERENT FROM THE ANTINOMIANS TAUGHT.  JOHN ALSO WARNED OF THE … [Read more...]

1st John (part 4)

                                   1ST JOHN (PART 4) (Pastor Lee Jackson)   I)     INTRODUCTION –   WE HAVE AN ENEMY THAT IS RELENTLESSLY WORKING ON US TO DISLODGE THE TRUTH FROM OUR HEARTS AND MINDS.   HE USES OUR FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS, TEACHERS AND COWORKERS TO DO SO.  IT IS TYPICALLY NOT A FRONTAL ATTACK BUT GRADUAL SEDUCTION, AS SATAN DID IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN.  PAUL TALKS ABOUT THOSE WITH FINE SOUNDING ARGUMENTS WHO ATTEMPT TO SEDUCE THE FAITHFUL.  JOHN THE FATHERLY … [Read more...]

1st John (part 3)

1ST JOHN (PART 3)  (Pastor Lee Jackson) I) INTRODUCTION – OUR TEXT 1JOHN 2:12 – 19 RELATES TO THE STAGES OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH.  THERE IS DANGER AT EVERY STAGE OF SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT.  OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GOD IS ACQUIRED THROUGH A RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS, HIS SON, THE WORD THAT BECAME FLESH.  HE REVEALS THE FATHER TO US. II) STAGES OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH (VS 12 – 14) A) JOHN WAS SPEAKING TO BELIEVERS OF ALL AGES REGARDING THE CHARACTER OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. B) THE “LITTLE … [Read more...]

1st John (part 2)

1ST JOHN (PART 2) GOD IS LIGHT (Continued) (Pastor Lee Jackson) I)     INTRODUCTION – LAST WEEK IN PART 1 OF OUR SERIES ON THE BOOK OF JOHN, WE LEARNED THAT “GOD IS LIGHT AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS AT ALL” MEANS THAT GOD IS HOLY, VERY HOLY AND HE HAS NOT CHANGED WITH THE TIMES.  HE REQUIRES THAT WE LIVE HOLY LIVES.   WHEN WE SIN AND MISS THE MARK, (AND WE DO SIN), WE MUST CONFESS OUR SINS TO GOD AND ASK HIS FORGIVENESS.   GOD HAS PROMISED THAT IF WE DO THIS HE WILL FORGIVE OUR SINS AND … [Read more...]

1st John (part 1)

 THE BOOK OF 1ST JOHN (PART 1) IF WE WANT FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD, WE MUST WALK IN THE LIGHT (Pastor Lee Jackson) I)     INTRODUCTION – I AM BEGINNING A SERIES ON THE EPISTLES OF JOHN: 1ST JOHN, 2ND JOHN & 3RD JOHN. THERE IS LITTLE DOUBT WHO WROTE THE BOOK OF 1ST JOHN.  IF YOU COMPARE THE OPENING OF THE BOOK OF JOHN WITH THE BOOK OF JOHN YOU HAVE THE SAME MAJESTIC LANGUAGE, THE SAME HONORING OF THE LIFE THAT APPEARED, THE SAME SYMBOLISM SPEAKING OF THE “WORD THAT BECAME FLESH”.  THE APOSTLE … [Read more...]

Life Lessons from Peter (part 8)

LIFE LESSONS FROM 1ST PETER (PART 8) (Pstor Lee Jackson FFWC)   introduction – IN PARTs 5 – 7 of this study, WE BEGAN RECEIVING SOME VERY PRACTICAL TEACHING PETER ON LEARNING TO SUBMIT TO AUTHORITY,  PRACTICAL TEACHING REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUSBANDS AND WIVES and our relationships with others, particularly fellow believers.  NOW PETER ADDRESS THose scattered & beleagured  SAINTS OF GOD WHO ARE FACING TRIALS, suffering & persecutions. TEXT:  1ST PETER 4:1-19 (ALL … [Read more...]

Life Lessons from Peter (part 7)

LIFE LESSONS FROM 1ST PETER (PART 7) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)   introduction – IN PART 5, LAST WEEK, WE BEGAN RECEIVING SOME VERY PRACTICAL TEACHING PETER ON “LEARNING TO SUBMIT TO AUTHORITY”.   in part 6 (1pet 3:1-7) we spoke of what god commandments & PRACTICAL TEACHING REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUSBANDS AND WIVES….in part 7 the lord speaks to us regarding our relationships with others, particularly fellow believers. TEXT:  1ST PETER 3:8-22 (ALL SCRIPTURES … [Read more...]

Life Lessons from Peter (part 6)

LIFE LESSONS FROM 1ST PETER (PART 6) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)   introduction – IN PART 5, LAST WEEK, WE BEGAN RECEIVING SOME VERY PRACTICAL TEACHING PETER ON “LEARNING TO SUBMIT TO AUTHORITY”.   TODAY WE CONTINUE IN THAT PRACTICAL TEACHING REGARDING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUSBANDS AND WIVES.   GENESIS GIVES GOD’S ACCOUNT OF THE CREATION OF THE 1ST MAN AND THE 1ST WOMAN. (rEAD GEN 2:18 & 2: 22-24 NKJV)   MANY TODAY ARE IN DENIAL OF THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN, HUSBANDS … [Read more...]

Life Lessons from Peter (part 5)

LIFE LESSONS FROM 1ST PETER (PART 5) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)   introduction – WE LIVE IN A DAY IN WHICH REBELLION AGAINST AUTHORITY IS COMMON PLACE AND EVEN CELEBRATED.   we and our children are exposed to it in the media, in our schools, in our colleges & universities.  it is ingrained in our culture.  it was prophecied in scripture:  2Ti 3:1-5:   This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. 2  For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, … [Read more...]

Life Lessons From Peter (part 4)

LIFE LESSONS FROM 1ST PETER (PART 4) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)   TEXT: 1ST PETER 2:9-12 (NIV) 1Pe 2:9, 10: But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy. the 1st time we hear about a chosen people, a royal … [Read more...]

Life Lessons from Peter (part 3)

LIFE LESSONS FROM 1ST PETER (PART 3) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) TEXT: 1ST PETER 2:1-8 (NIV), 1 COR 10:1-12 (NIV)  1Pe 2:1 - 3: Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. 2 Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good. THEREFORE: BECAUSE OF ALL THAT WAS SAID IN CHAPTER 1.  ESP 1 PETER 1:2 LAYING ASIDE (ONCE & FOR ALL as taking … [Read more...]

Life Lessons from Peter (part 2)

LIFE LESSONS FROM 1ST PETER CHAPTER 1 (PART 2) (FFWCMS – 05/25/08) INTRODUCTION – (RECAP 1 PETER 1:1 – 12)  IN OUR STUDY OF 1ST PETER CHAPTER ONE LAST WEEK WE SAW THAT 1st part of our calling and election in Christ is that we were chosen to be heirs of salvation. (We talked about this last week.)  2nd part of our calling and election as heirs with Christ and children of God is to live a holy life.    God did his part, Jesus CAME AND did his part, THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS SENT & DID … [Read more...]

Life Lessons from Peter (part 1)

LIFE LESSONS FROM PETER (PART 1)   (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC)  I)                    INTRODUCTION – 1st peter written 60 – 63, just before Rome burned in 64 ad and Nero blamed it on the Christians and began the slaughter of Christians. The purpose to of this letter is to provide beleaguered, scattered, persecuted believers an eternal perspective on this life and eternal life given to them by God, through believing on Christ.  Persecution and suffering will cause either growth or bitterness in … [Read more...]

The Necessity of Faith

The NECESSITY of Faith (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) INTRODUCTION – FAITH is the currency of the kingdom of god; faith moves the hand of god.  We activate god’s plans & purpose for us by faith.  this includes salvation, healing, the baptism of the holy spirit, receiving the gifts of the spirit AND BECOMING INVOLVED in ministry and kingdom work. in LUKE 8:43-44 THERE WAS A WOMAN that HAD BEEN HEMORAGING FOR 12 YEARS,  that PRESSED through THE CROWD TO TOUCH THE HEM OF Jesus GARMENT, … [Read more...]

Give God His Place in Your Family

GIVE GOD HIS PLACE IN YOUR FAMILY (PASTOR LEE JACKSON - FFWC ) I)   INTRODUCTION – IT SHOULD BE CLEAR TO ANY THINKING PERSON THAT AMERICAN FAMILIES ARE IN TROUBLE TODAY.   OVER HALF OF OUR MARRIAGES FAIL, CHILDREN OFTEN ARE ABANDONED BY THEIR FATHERS AND MOTHERS AND THEY ARE ANGRY AND HURT.  CHILDREN ARE KILLING THEIR PARENTS AND KILLING EACH OTHER.  THIS WEEK LITTLE VICKY ROBINSON, A SIXTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL WENT ON TRIAL FOR KILLING HER CHRISTIAN MOTHER. HER FAMILY LIVED IN CARROLLWOOD, VERY … [Read more...]

Knowing the Will of God

KNOWING AND PRACTICING THE WILL OF GOD (Pastor Lee Jackson, FFWC )  I)   INTRODUCTION – Eph 5:17  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.  (TEXT COLOSSIANS 1:9 – 14) APOSTLE PAUL WROTE LETTER TO THE FAITHFUL, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS A CHURCH OF COLOSSE INDICATING THAT HE WAS PRAYING FOR THEM CONTINUOUSLY SINCE HE HAD HEARD OF THEIR LOVE FOR JESUS CHRIST.   PAUL REALIZED THAT AFTER OUR SPIRITUAL BIRTH WE EITHER GROW OR WE DIE.   SPIRITUAL GROWTH IN THE KINGDOM OF … [Read more...]

Amazing Grace

AMAZING GRACE (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC ) I)     INTRODUCTION – THE SONG “AMAZING GRACE” WRITTEN BY JOHN NEWTON HAS REMAINED VERY POPULAR OVER THE YEARS.  YOU KNOW WELL “AMAZING GRACE HOW SWEET THE SOUND THAT SAVED A WRETCH LIKE ME.  I ONCE WAS LOST BY NOW AM FOUND, WAS BLIND BUT NOW I SEE…”  LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE LIFE OF JOHN NEWTON AND HOW HE MIGHT WRITE SUCH A BEAUTIFUL SONG…  THIS HYMN RESONATES IN OUR SPIRIT, EVEN WITH MANY WHO DO NOT FOLLOW CHRIST BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT … [Read more...]

The Miracle of Grace

THE MIRACLE OF GRACE (FFWCMS PASTOR LEE JACKSON 10/22/06) I)      INTRODUCTION A)     JESUS WAS IN JERUSALEM FOR PASSOVER B)     HE WAS SOUGHT OUT BECAUSE OF MIRACLES C)    ENCOUNTER WITH NICODEMUS D)     JESUS GOING TO GALILEE BY WAY OF SAMARIA E)     STOPPED AT JACOBS WELL – DUG 1800 YRS AGO F)     CONVERSATION WITH SAMARITAN WOMAN G)    JEWS AVOIDED CONTACT WITH SAMARITANS H)    TEXT: JOHN 4:7 – 35  & 4:39 – 41 (NKJV) II)     GRACE HAS NO BARRIERS (VS 7 – … [Read more...]

Abiding in the Vine

ABIDING IN THE VINE (THERE IS LIFE IN THE VINE) (PASTOR LEE JACKSON - FFWC –1/9/10) INTRODUCTION – THERE ARE TWO PARABLES THAT JESUS TOLD THAT RELATE TO AGRICULTURE THAT ARE ESPECIALLY DEAR TO ME.  THE FIRST IS THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER.  WHICH RELATES TO THE SOWING OF THE WORD OF GOD AND HOW IT IS RECEIVED – WHICH SPEAKS OF OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO RECEIVE SALVATION;  THE SECOND IS THE PARABLLE OF ABIDING IN THE VINE WHICH SPEAKS OF OUR LIFE IN CHRIST, OUR CHRISTIAN WALK AFTER WE HAVE RECEIVED … [Read more...]

Fallow Ground

BREAK UP THE FALLOW GROUND (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – IN THE BOOK OF HOSEA GOD CALLS ISRAEL TO REPENTANCE FOR THEIR PERSISTENT SINS AND THEIR GROSS IDOLATRY AND IMMORALITY. HE PROPHECIED TO THE KINGDOM OF ISRAEL (10 NORTHERN TRIBES) DURING ITS LAST 30 YEARS OR SO BEFORE THE ASSYRIANS DESTROYED THEIR CAPITAL SAMARIA IN 722 BC.   IT WAS GOD’S DESIRE BECAUSE OF HIS LOVE FOR THEM, THAT THEY AVOID THE CERTAIN AND SEVERE JUDGEMENT THAT WOULD COME IF THEY DID NOT QUICKLY REPENT.  … [Read more...]

The Priesthood of the Believer (part 2)

Priesthood of The Believer (Part 2) (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – LAST WEEK I BEGAN A SERIES ON THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER.  WE SAW (EX. 19:3-10) HOW GOD HAD CALLED ISRAEL TO BE A NATION OF PRIESTS WHEN HE CALLED THEM TO THE HOLY MOUNTAIN WHERE HE MET WITH MOSES.  IT WAS HIS DESIRE TO DRAW THEM AND SEPARATE THEM UNTO HIMSELF AS HIS TREASURED POSSESSION BUT THEY WERE AFRAID AND REFUSED (GEN. 20:18-20).  THEY WANTED MOSES TO HEAR FROM GOD AND TO SPEAK TO GOD IN THEIR … [Read more...]

The Priesthood of the Believer (part 1)

THE PRIESTHOOD OF THE BELIEVER (PASTOR LEE JACKSON FFWC ) 1. INTRODUCTION THE SUBJECT OF PRIESTS AND PRIESTHOOD MAY SEEM VERY STRANGE IN THIS DAY OF EASY GRACE (WHEN WE BECOME A CHRISTIAN BY RAISING OUR HAND IN RESPONSE TO THE PASTOR'S INVITATION TO ACCEPT CHRIST, WHILE NO ONE IS LOOKING AROUND AND ONLY AS LONG AS IT DOEN'T COST US ANYTHING).  THE LEVITICAL PRIESTHOOD OF THE OLD TESTAMENT ENGAGED IN BLOODY SACRIFICES AND SOLEMN CEREMONIES THAT WE FIND OBSCURE AND REPULSIVE.  BUT REMEMBER … [Read more...]

Renewed Mind Redeemed Thinking

RENEWED MIND – REDEEMED THINKING – THE KEY TO EFFECTIVE PRAYER (PASTOR LEE JACKSON - FFWC ) 1)     INTRODUCTION – SOMEONE ONCE SAID, “AS A MAN THINKETH SO IS HE.”  THERE IS A LOT OF TRUTH IN THAT STATEMENT.  IT IS NO SECRET TO ANY CHILD OF GOD THAT WE FIGHT A BATTLE IN OUR MINDS AND IN THOUGHT LIFE EVEN AFTER WE HAVE COME TO ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST.  AS WE COME INTO FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST THE HOLY SPIRIT BEGINS TO REVEAL TO US THINGS ABOUT OURSELVES THAT WE OURSELVES WERE NOT EVEN AWARE OF AND … [Read more...]