Great Expectations

GREAT EXPECTATIONS (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) 1)    INTRODUCTION – AS WE ENTER INTO A NEW YEAR IT IS A GREAT TIME TO REFLECT ON WHAT GOD WOULD EXPECT FROM US AND WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS SHOULD BE TOWARD HIM.  WE HAVE A TENDENCY TO MAKE GOD SO MUCH SMALLER THAN HE IS.  OUR EXPECTATIONS OF HIM AND OUR PERCEPTION OF HIS EXPECTATIONS TOWARD US AND FOR US ARE CORRESPONDINGLY SMALL.  GOD WANTS US TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE HIS CHILDREN AND HE HAS GREAT EXPECTATIONS TOWARD US AND WANTS US TO HAVE GREAT … [Read more...]

New Beginnings

NEW BEGINNINGS (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)  INTRODUCTION – THIS IS THE TIME OF THE YEAR WHEN MANY REFLECT ON THEIR LIVES AND THE NEED TO MAKE CHANGES.   MANY MAKE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS THE ARE USUALLY BROKEN AND DISCARDED WITHIN A FEW DAYS OR A FEW WEEKS. A)       WE FIND THAT OLD HABITS AND WAYS ARE HARD TO BREAK.  JESUS EXPRESSED IT THIS WAY “THE SPIRIT IS WILLING BUT THE FLESH IS WEAK”.   GOD HAS GIVEN EACH OF US A CONSCIENCE, A SENSE OF WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS WRONG, AN INNATE … [Read more...]

Possessing the Land

POSSESSING THE LAND (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) INTRODUCTION – IN GENESIS CHAPT 15 GOD TOLD ABRAHAM THAT HIS DESCENDANTS WOULD GO DOWN INTO EGYPT AND SERVE THE EGYPTIANS FOR 400 YEARS BUT AFTER THAT HE WOULD DELIVER THEM AND THAT THEY WOULD RETURN TO THE LAND THAT GOD HAD GIVEN HIM. WE KNOW THE STORY HOW GOD RAISED UP MOSES TO BRING THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL BACK TO THE LAND THAT GOD HAD GIVEN ABRAHAM.  BUT THIS 1ST GENERATION THAT LEFT EGYPT FAILED TO BELIEVE GOD AND WANDERED IN THE … [Read more...]

Taking Spiritual Inventory

TAKING SPIRITUAL INVENTORY (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION - THIS IS THE TIME OF THE YEAR THAT COMPANIES AND BUSINESS ENTITIES, LARGE AND SMALL, ALL OVER THE WORLD TAKE INVENTORY OF THEIR BUSINESS.   THE PURPOSE OF TAKING INVENTORY IS THREE FOLD: A)   FIRST, TO DETERMINE HOW, WHAT THEY THINK ARE DOING, COMPARES TO HOW THEY ARE ACTUALLY DOING.  HOW THE INVENTORY OF MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS ON HAND ACCORDING TO THE COMPUTERS COMPARES TO WHAT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE ON THE SHELF, AND … [Read more...]

This Could Be Your Year

THIS CAN BE YOUR YEAR (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) INTRODUCTION - (READ TEXT: ISAIAH 61:1 - 9) JESUS OPENED THE SCRIPTURES AND READ PART OF THIS PASSAGE OVER 700 YEARS LATER AND DECLARED THAT THIS PROPHECY HAD BEEN FULFILLED IN HIM.  (LUKE 4:18 - 21).   THE PROPHET ISAIAH LIVED IN A TIME NOT OF IMPENDING JUDGEMENT.   THE NATION OF ISRAEL WAS DIVIDED INTO TWO NATIONS.  JUDA CONSISTING OF THE TRIBES OF JUDA AND BENJAMIN AND ISRAEL, CONSISTING OF THE OTHER TEN TRIBES.   ISRAEL WAS THREATENING … [Read more...]

Out With the Old in With the New

NEW YEARS: OUT WITH THE OLD IN WITH THE NEW (Pastor Lee Jackson - FFWC) I)     INTRODUCTION – TONIGHT MILLIONS AROUND THE WORLD ARE CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR 2009 WHICH WILL ARRIVE ONE SECOND AFTER MIDNIGHT!  IT IS A TIME WHEN PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATION REFLECT OVER THE PAST YEAR AND TO ACCESS THEIR SUCCESSES AND FAILURES, HOWEVER THEY MIGHT MEASURE THEM.  (THE TRUTH IS THEY ARE NOT VERY GOOD AT IT!)         II)    WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY: WE ARE A NEW CREATION A)   OLD THINGS ARE PAST … [Read more...]