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...]

Living in the Fear of the Lord

UNDERSTANDING THE FEAR OF THE LORD (PASTOR LEE JACKSON - FFWC) I. INTRODUCTION – THE WAS A DAY NOT TOO LONG AGO WHEN YOU WOULD HEAR PEOPLE REFER TO A MAN AS A GOD FEARING MAN. THAT MEANT THAT HE WAS AN HONORABLE MAN, HE COULD BE TRUSTED, HE WAS A MAN OF HIS WORD AND HE WOULD DO RIGHT BY YOU, HE WAS COMPASSIONATE AND KIND MAN. IT WAS CONSIDERED A GREAT COMPLIMENT. SADLY, TODAY WE DO NOT HEAR THAT EXPRESSION VERY OFTEN. THIS MORNING, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT THE FEAR OF … [Read more...]

Kicking Against the Pricks

KICKING AGAINST THE PRICKS (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION – ON A JOURNEY TO DAMASCUS TO CONTINUE HIS CAMPAIGN TO PERSECUTE CHRISTIANS, PAUL HAD AN ENCOUNTER WITH CHRIST THAT WAS NOT OF HIS CHOOSING BUT ONE THAT WOULD FOREVER CHANGE HIM AND HOW HE WOULD SPEND THE REST OF HIS LIFE.. TEXT: ACTS 26: 12 – 21 NKJV II) IT IS HARD TO KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS A) PAUL DID NOT KNOW THAT HE WAS “KICKING AGAINST THE PRICKS” B) THEY USED TO TRAIN HORSES NOT TO KICK AND TO WORK AS A TEAM … [Read more...]

It Pays to Serve God

CHARACTER MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) INTRO – FOUND THESE SCRIPTURES MOTHER GAMBLE * SHE WAS A GODLY WOMAN * A WOMAN OF FAITH – WHO FEARED THE LORD * SHE WAS A COMPASSIONATE WOMEN WHO GAVE TO THE POOR AND RESISTED THE PROUD. * WHY DID SHE WRITE THESE DOWN? * DID SHE PREACH FROM THIS PASSAGE? * IS SO WHAT DID SHE PREACH AND TO WHOM? PS 1:1 – 2 - THE FORMATION OF CHARACTER * BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT WALKETH NOT IN THE COUNSEL (ADVISE, WISDOM) OF THE UNGODLY * … [Read more...]

How to Overcome in Times of Trouble

THE SECRET TO STANDING FIRM FOR CHRIST (PASTOR LEE JACKSON, FFWC) 1. INTRODUCTION – THIS PAST WEEK PRESIDENT OBAMA, CONFIRED THE MEDAL OF HONOR, OUR NATION’S HIGHEST MILITARY HONOR, ON A YOUNG MARINE NAME DAKOTA MEYER FROM KENTUCKY. ON SEPTEMBER 8, 2009, MEYER, THEN 21 YEARS OLD, WAS ONE OF 13 AMERICAN MILITARY TRAINERS EMBEDDED WITH A UNIT OF 80 AFGHAN SOLDIERS HEADED FOR A ROUTINE MEETING WITH LOCAL ELDERS IN THE VILLAGE OF GANJGAL, LOCATED IN A VALLEY ALONG THE BORDER WITH PAKISTAN. FOUR … [Read more...]

Harvest Time

HARVEST TIME (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION – THERE WAS A TIME IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY WHEN A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF OUR FAMILIES MADE THEIR LIVING AS FARMERS ON SMALL FAMILY FARMS. THAT PERCENTAGE HAS SHRUNK OVER THE YEARS. THE ADVENT OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF BETTER FARM EQUIPMENT FOR PLANTING, CULTIVATING AND HARVESTING OF CROPS, IRRIGATION, FERTLIZERS, DISEASE RESISTANT SEED MADE THE AMERICAN FARMERS MANY TIMES MUCH MORE PRODUCTIVE. THE AMERICAN … [Read more...]

Building on the Rock

BUILDING ON THE ROCK (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION – WE HAVE ALL SEEN THE DEVASTATING POWER OF A HURRICANE. PERHAPS THIS IS ONE OF GOD’S WAYS OF REMINDING US THAT WE ARE NOT IN CONTROL. WE MAY THINK THAT WE HAVE LOST CONTROL, BUT THE TRUTH IS WE NEVER WERE IN CONTROL. THESE LARGE STORMS DESTROY TEAR OFF ROOFS AND DESTROY HOMES, BUT IF YOU HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE NEWS, THEY ARE PARTICULARLY HARD ON MOBIL HOMES AND HOMES THAT DON’T HAVE A FOUNDATION. THIS KIND OF REMINDS ME OF A … [Read more...]

How to Ask for Gods Help

HOW TO ASK FOR GOD’S HELP (BELIEVING THAT HE WILL ANSWER) (Pastor Lee Jackson FFWC) I) INTRODUCTION – HOW MANY OF YOU HAVE BEEN DRIVING IN YOUR AUTOMOBILE AND GOTTEN COMPLETELY LOST. IF YOU MEN ARE AT ALL LIKE ME IT TAKES ME A LONG TIME TO ADMIT THAT I AM LOST AND A MUCH LONGER TIME TO STOP AND ASK FOR DIRECTIONS. THIS SEEMS TO COME A LITTLE EASIER WOMEN THAN MEN. I RECALL A TIME WHEN I WAS LOST HUNTING AND IT WAS GETTING DARK VERY QUICKLY. THERE WAS NO ONE AROUND TO ASK FOR HELP. I LOOKED … [Read more...]

The Disciplines of the Christian Life

THE DISCIPLINES OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE (Pastor Lee Jackson – FFWC) 1) INTRODUCTION – I READ AN ARTICLE IN THE PENTECOSTAL EVANGEL MAGAZINE BY GLENN COLE, A GREAT LEADER IN THE ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, WHO IS NOW WITH THE LORD. GLENN SPOKE OF AN INTERVIEW WITH RAYMOND BERRY, THE NFL HALL OF FAMER WHO PLAYED FOR THE BALTIMORE COLTS FROM 1955 – 1967, SPOKE OF HIS GREATEST CHALLENGES IN LIVING THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AS AN NFL PLAYER. “I FOUND THE CHALLENGE IN THE CHRISTIAN LIFE WAS LETTING JESUS BE LORD. … [Read more...]

Seven Steps to Revival

KEYS TO REVIVAL (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)   INTRODUCTION - I BELIEVE THAT GOD WANTS TO SEND REVIVAL MUCH MORE THAN WE WANT REVIVAL. THE CHURCHES OF AMERICA ARE DESPERATE FOR REVIVAL.  AMERICA NEEDS A REVIVAL.  WE ARE IN THE VORTEX OF MORAL DECAY THAT BRINGING US DOWN  AND FRAGMENTING OUR SOCIETY.  UP IS DOWN.  WRONG IS RIGHT.  WE ARE LOSING THE FEAR AND RESPECT OF GOD AND THINGS SACRED. THE SPIRITUAL DECLINE OF THE CHURCH IS REFLECTED IN OUR SOCIETY.   (READ CONDITION OF THE CHURCH, … [Read more...]