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...]

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...]

The Grace of Humility

THE GRACE OF HUMILITY (WHY IS IT ESSENTIAL TO THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AND MINISTRY?) (PASTOR LEE JACKSON - FFWC)   II) INTRODUCTION – THE CULTURAL VALUES IN AMERICA TODAY ARE IN CONFLICT WITH BIBLICAL VALUES AND TEACHING.  IN OUR AMERICAN CULTURE HUMILITY IS NOT A STRENGTH BUT A WEAKNESS.  THAT IS NOT WHAT THE BIBLE TEACHES.  THE BIBLE TEACHES THAT HUMILITY IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AND MINISTRY.   HUMILITY IS NOT BEING “HIGH MINDED”, THINKING OURSELVES AS BETTER THAN … [Read more...]

Walking in the Spirit (part 3)

WALKING IN THE SPIRIT – PART 3 (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – THIS IS THE THIRD IN A SERIES OF MESSAGES ON WALKING IN THE SPIRIT.  IN PREPARATION FOR TODAY’S MESSAGE, WHICH IS IN ROMANS CHAPTER 8, WE REVIEWED ROMANS CHAPTERS 5, 6 & 7. THESE CHAPTERS DISCUSS THE PURPOSE OF THE LAW AND THE UTTER FUTILITY OF TRYING TO LIVE UP TO GOD’S LAW IN OUR SINFUL NATURE.  SOME OF THE MAJOR POINTS OF THE FIRST TWO INSTALLMENTS WERE: WE ARE JUSTIFIED BY FAITH IN CHRIST (AS OPPOSED … [Read more...]

Walking in the Spirit (part 2)

WALKING IN THE SPIRIT – PART 2 (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – THIS IS THE SECOND IN A SERIES OF MESSAGES ON WALKING IN THE SPIRIT.   LAST WEEK WE LEARNED THAT WALKING IN THE SPIRIT MEANS LIVING OUT OUR DAY TO DAY LIFE, LISTENING TO AND BEING DIRECTED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD WHICH IS WITHIN EVERY CHILD OF GOD. WE ALSO LEARNED THAT GOD HAS MADE A DEPOSIT OF HIS HOLY SPIRIT INTO EACH OF HIS CHILDREN AND EVEN SET HIS SEAL OF OWNERSHIP ON US GUARANTEEING THE OUTCOME:   PAUL SPEAKING … [Read more...]

Walking in the Spirit (part 1)

  WALKING IN THE SPIRIT (PART 1) (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)  CHRISTIANITY IS A WAY OF LIFE THAT IS BOTH MYSTICAL AND PRACTICAL IN ITS OUTWORKING ACCORDING TO WADE TAYLOR, FOUNDER OF PINECREST BIBLE TRAINING CENTER. A)       SALVATION IS OF THE HEART CREATING A MYSTICAL UNION WITH JESUS CHRIST, BUT WE ARE ALSO TOLD TO WORK OUT OUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING. B)       WHEN WE ARE SAVE GOD MAKES A DEPOSIT OF THE PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT INTO US TO HELP US TO LIVE FOR … [Read more...]

Who’s in Charge Here

WHO’S IN CHARGE HERE? (LEARNING TO WALK IN THE SPIRIT) (PASTOR LEE JACKSON - FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – BEFORE WE BEGIN THE DISCUSSION ON WALKING IN THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS FOUND IN ROMANS CHAPTER 8, WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF THIS CHAPTER.  IN CHAPTER SEVEN PAUL COMPLETED AN IN DEPTH DISCUSSION OF THE STRUGGLE OF THE FLESH WITH THE SPIRIT AND THE ABSOLUTE FAILURE OF THE LAW, (NOT IN AND OF ITSELF, BUT BECAUSE OF THE WEAKNESSES OF OUR FLESH TO UPHOLD THE LAW.   THE LAW GAVE US A … [Read more...]

The Pain and Glory

THE PAIN AND THE GLORY (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC)  INTRODUCTION - WE WHO ARE PARENTS UNDERSTAND THE PAIN OF WATCHING OUR CHILDREN GROW UP   THE TEEN-AGE YEARS  AND YOUNG ADULTHOOD BRING SO MANY CHOICES AND SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE SERIOUS MISTAKES, BUT WE CANNOT MAKE THOSE CHOICES FOR OUR CHILDREN.  SIMILARLY, IF WE HAVE ACCEPTED JESUS CHRIST AS OUR LORD AND SAVIOR, OUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS WATCHING OVER US AS A CONCERNED PARENT.   HE HAS MADE COMPLETE PROVISION FOR OUR WELL BEING BUT THE … [Read more...]