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PAST SERMONS

by The Reverend Dr. Leslie J. Lovett

December 28, 2014          First Sunday After Christmas

Are You Bitter or Are You Better?, Job 1:13-22

Scriptures:

Jeremiah 31:10-13

Hebrews 2:10-18

Luke 2:22-40

Thought for the Week: In 2015, the way to get started is to quit talking, and start doing.


December  21, 2014        Fourth Sunday in Advent

Good News in Bad Time, Luke 2:8-11

Scriptures:

2 Samuel 7:1-5, 7-16

Romans 16:25-27

Luke 1:26-28

Thought for the Week: Jesus Is The Reason For This Christmas Season.


December  14 2014         Third Sunday in Advent

If You Just Hold On, Psalm 30:5

Scriptures:

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24

John 1:6-8, 19-24

Thought for the Week: Christmas is not so much about opening presents, but opening our hearts.


December 7, 2014          Second Sunday in Advent

For All You Do The Blood Is For You, 1 Peter 1:18-19

Scriptures:

Isaiah 40:1-11

2 Peter 3:8-14

Mark 1:1-8

Thought for the Week: Mary wrapped the first gift: Won’t you accept Him?


November 30, 2014          First Sunday in Advent

My Hope is in the Lord, Psalm 42:5

Scriptures:

Isaiah 63:16 - 64:8

1 Corinthians 3:9

Mark 13:32-37

Thought for the Week: There is no room for pride when we walk with God.


November 23, 2014       Christ the King Sunday

You Need to Mind Your Manners, Luke 17:12-19 by Rev. China

Scriptures:

Ezekiel 34:11-17

1 Corinthians 15:20-28

Matthew 25:31-46

Thought for the Week:  Give thanks for your unknown blessings because they are on the way.


November 16, 2014    Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost

Jesus Is the Answer, So What’s Your Problem?, John 14:6 by Rev. China

Scriptures:

Exodus 22:21-27

1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

Matthew 22:34-36

Thought for the Week:  Isn’t is funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different?


November 9, 2014    Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost

Learn to be Strong, 2 Timothy 2:1-8

Scriptures:

Isaiah 45:1-7

1 Thessalonians 1:1-5

Matthew 22:15-22

Thought for the Week: God is like oxygen – you can’t see Him and you can’t live without Him.


November 2, 2014    Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost

When Will We Learn? Psalm 119:1-5, Matthew 16:17-20

Scriptures:

Isaiah 25:6-10a

Philippians 4:12-20

Matthew 22:1-14

Thought for the Week: We can own up to our wrongs because we can’t hide them from God anyway.


October 26, 2014        Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost

What Are You Going To Do With Your New Beginning?, John 8:10-11

Scriptures:

Isaiah 5:1-7

Philippians 4:4-9

Matthew 21:33-40

Thought for the Week: There are some things that money cannot buy, like manners, morals, and intelligence.


October 19, 2014        Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Be Not Dismayed, 2 Thessalonians 3

Scriptures:

Ezekiel 18:25-32

Philippians 2:1-11

Matthew 20:28-32

Thought for the Week: The Gospel is meant to change the sinner not for the sinner to change the Gospel to suit their sin.


October 12, 2014        Pastor Appreciation Sunday

Trust In the Lord With All Your Heart and Laen Not Unto Your Own Understanding, Proverbs 3:1-6 by Brother James Oliver

Scriptures:

Isaiah 55:6-11

Philippians 1:21-27

Matthew 20:1-6

Thought for the Week:  LIFE does not owe you ANYTHING, because GOD has already given you everything.


October 5, 2014         Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost

One Day At A Time, James 4:13-17s

Scriptures:

Ezekiel 33:7-14

Romans 12:9-18

Matthew 18:15-20

Thought for the Week: God takes us as we are, but never leaves us that way.


September 28, 2014         Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Five Essentials of a Godly Woman, by Sis. Yvonne Samuels

Scriptures:

Ezekiel 33:7-14

Romans 12:12:9-18

Matthew 18:15-20

Thought for the Week: If you spend time praying for people instead of talking about them, You’ll get better results.


September 21, 2014         Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost

One Day at a Time, James 4:13-17

Scriptures:

Jeremiah 15:15-21

Romans 12:1-8

Matthew 16:21-28

Thought for the Week: The Evil You Do Remains With You. The Good You Do Comes Back To You.


September 14, 2014          Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Don’t Eat With the Goats, Matthew 25:31-46

Scriptures:

Isaiah 22:15-16

Romans 11:33-36

Matthew 16:13-20

Thought for the Week: The road to SUCCESS is always under construction.


September 7, 2014          Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost

Dead and Don’t Know It, Hosea 4:6 and Proverbs 1:7

Scriptures:

Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

Romans 11:13-16, 29-32

Matthew 15:21-28

Thought for the Week: Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ was crucified and be silent.


August 31, 2014          Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

The World Is About to Tremble, Matthew 24:36-44

Scriptures:

1 Kings 19:9-18

Romans 9:1-5

Matthew 14:22-23

Thought for the Week: With God as your navigator, you’re headed in the right direction.


August 24, 2014       Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost

TheYou Need Refreshing, You Will Receive It Today, Acts 3:19 and Hosea 6:3 by Evangelist Ida Mae Trammell

Scriptures:

Nehemiah 9:16-20

Romans 8:35-39

Matthew 14:13-21

Thought for the Week:  There are NO lukewarm Christians in heaven. Revelations 3:16


August 17, 2014       Tenth Sunday After Pentecost

Fret Not Because of Evil Doers Because Justice Is On the Way, Amos 5:1-27

Scriptures:

1 Kings 3:5-12

Romans 8:28-30

Matthew 13:44-52

Thought for the Week:  Focusing on Christ puts everything else in perspective.


August 10, 2014        Ninth Sunday After Pentecost

Don’t Look For A Sign, Just Be Prepared, Matthew 16:1-4

Scriptures:

2 Samuel 7:18-22

Romans 8:26-27

Matthew 13:24-43

Thought for the Week:  Before you do anything ASAP – Always Say A Prayer.


August 3, 2014        Eighth Sunday After Pentecost

Do Not Depart From the Truth, 1 John 2:18-23

Scriptures:

Isaiah 55:10-13

Romans 8:10-25

Matthew 13:1-23

Thought for the Week:  Only Jesus, the Living Water, can satisfy a thirsty soul.


July 27, 2014             Seventh Sunday After Pentecost

We Are Commended to Love and Encourage, Matthew 22:34-39

Scriptures:

Zechariah 9:9-13

Romans 7:21 - 8:6

Matthew 11:25-30

Thought for the Week: It’s easy to stand with a crowd; it takes courage to stand ALONE.


July 20, 2014             Sixth Sunday After Pentecost

Waiting Until the Last Minute Will Catch You Without Your Work Being Done, Matthew 25:1-13

Scriptures:

2 Kings 4:8-16

Romans 6:1-11

Matthew 10:34-42

Thought for the Week: When you are down to nothing, God is up to something.


July 13, 2014          Fifth Sunday After Pentecost

Where Is the Love?  1 Thessalonians 4:6-12

Scriptures:

Jeremiah 20:7-13

Romans 5:12-15

Matthew 10:26-33

Thought for the Week: Do not LIVE backward. . . E V I L.


July 6, 2014       Fourth Sunday After Pentecost

A Family Who Is Built on God’s Foundation, Joshua 24:15, Luke 16:46-49

Scriptures:

Exodus 19:2-6a

Romans 5:6-11

Matthew 9:35 - 10:8

Thought for the Week:  Working for God on earth may not pay much, but His Retirement Plan is out of this world.




























June 29, 2014        Third Sunday After Pentecost

When the Heart Cries Out, Jeremiah 8:18-22

Scriptures:

Hosea 6:1-6

Romans 4:18-25

Matthew 9:9-13

Thought for the Week:  Follow God’s lead; He will never direct you wrong.


June 22, 2014             Sons of Allen Men’s Day

What We Once Was We Can Be Again, Genesis 10:8-9

Scriptures:

Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9

2 Corinthians 13:5-13

Matthew 28:16-20

Thought for the Week: Believers stand strong whey they don’t stand alone.


June 15, 2014                   Father’s Day

Only If God Was the Father’s Father, John 8:42-47

Scriptures:

Exodus 34:4-6, 8-9

2 Corinthians 13:5-13

Matthew 28:16-20

Thought for the Week:  We honor fathers who gave us life, but who also show us how to live..


June 8, 2014      The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Don’t Go Chasing the Wind, Ecclesiastes 12:1 and Matthew 6:31-34

Scriptures:

Acts 2:1-21

1 Corinthians 12:4-13

John 20:19-23

Thought for the Week:  Every weakness you have is an opportunity for God to show His strength in your life.


June 1, 2014      Ascension Sunday

Dull Heaering Brings Bad Understanding, Luke 24:44-48

Scriptures:

Acts 1:1-11

Ephesians 1:16-23

Matthew 28:16-20

Thought for the Week:  Working for God on earth may not pay much, but His Retirement Plan is out of this world.


May 25, 2014   Sixth Sunday of Easter

What Foundation Is Your House Built Upon?, Matthew 7:24-27 and 1 Corinthians 3:10-14 by Brother James Oliver

Scriptures:

Acts 2:22-32

1 Peter 1:17-23

Luke 24:13-35

Thought for the Week:  You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.


May 18, 2014   Fifth Sunday of Easter

Do You Hear What God Is Saying?, Jeremiah 15:1 and 2 Kings 21:17-23

Scriptures:

Acts 6:1-7

1 Peter 2:1-10

John 14:1-14

Thought for the Week:  Take a few minutes to consider the end of your own life. How do you want other people to remember you?


May 11, 2014   Fourth Sunday of Easter

A True Mother – Her Love is Forever, Psalm 127

Scriptures:

Acts 2:22-32

1 Peter 1:17-23

Luke 24:13-35

Thought for the Week:  Your ANOINTING will always seem ANNOYING to average people.


May 4, 2014   Third Sunday of Easter

Do You Hear What God Is Saying?, Jeremiah 15:1 and 2 Kings 21:17-23

Scriptures:

Acts 2:22-32

1 Peter 1:17-23

Luke 24:13-35

Thought for the Week:  Your ANOINTING will always seem ANNOYING to average people.


April 27, 2014    Second Sunday of Easter

Two Masters – Two Opinions, Joshua 24:14-15

Scriptures:

Acts 2:42-47

1 Peter 1:3-9

John 20:19-31

Thought for the Week:  The price of our freedom from sin was paid by Jesus’s blood.


April 20, 2014    Resurrection Sunday

He Is Alive; You Cannot Escape From Him, Revelations 1:9-20

Scriptures:

Acts 10:34-43

Colossians 3:1-11

John 20:1-9

Thought for the Week:  Christ’s Resurrection is the cause for our celebration.


April 13, 2014    Palm Sunday

You Can’t Teach What You Don’t Know and Empty Words Can Kill, Isaiah 29:11-13

Scriptures:

Isaiah 50:4-9

Philippians 2:5-11

Matthew 23:14-30

Thought for the Week:  FAITH does not make things easy; it makes them possible.


April 6, 2014    Fifth Sunday in Lent

There Is No Better Day Than Today!, 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Scriptures:

Ezekiel 37:1-3, 11-14

Romans 8:6-11

John 11:1-45

Thought for the Week:  No matter how good or bad you think life is, wake up everyday and be grateful.


March 30, 2014            Fourth Sunday in Lent

Do You Know What Love Is?, Genesis 22:1-11, John 15:18-25

Scriptures:

1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a

Ephesians 5:8-14

John 9:1-25

Thought for the Week:  Get off of Facebook and Get Into God’s Book.


March 23, 2014             Third Sunday in Lent

To Deny Yourself Isn’t Hard To Do; However Bad Habits Are Hard To Give Up, Mark 8:34-38

Scriptures:

Exodus 17:3-7

Romans 8:1-5

John 4:27-42

Thought for the Week:  FAITH does not make things easy; it makes them possible.


March 16, 2014             Second Sunday in Lent

A Seeing Eye Dog Is No Good To You If He Is Blind, Matthew 15:10-20

Scriptures:

Genesis 12:1-8

Romans 4:1-5, 13-18

John 4:5-26

Thought for the Week:  We might look good on the outside without really being good on the inside.


March 9, 2014             First Sunday in Lent

Spiritual Deadness, Ephesians 5:1-7

Scriptures:

Genesis 2:7-9, 15-17, 3:1-7a

Romans 5:12-19

Matthew 4:1-11

Thought for the Week:  God can use you at any age, if you are willing.


March 2, 2014   Sunday of the Transfiguration of the Lord

Where is Superman When You Need Him? Thank God for Jesus Christ, Romans 15:1-6

Scriptures:

Exodus 24:12, 15-18

1 Corinthians 12:31 - 13:13

Matthew 17:1-9

Thought for the Week:  Looking up to Jesus prevents us from looking down on others.


February 23, 2014    Seventh Sunday After The Epiphany

The Rest of Your Time, 1 Peter 4:1-11

Scriptures:

            Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

            1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23

            Matthew 5:38-48

Thought for the Week:  It takes the storm to prove the real shelter.



February 16, 2014     Sixth Sunday After  The Epiphany

Don’t Cause A Storm For Someone Else, Jonah 1:1-9

Scriptures:

Isaiah 58:5-12

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Matthew 5:17-37

Thought for the Week:  Pulling someone down will never help you reach the TOP.


February 9, 2014     Fifth Sunday After  The Epiphany

You Must Have A Desire to Understand, Luke 18:18-23, Supplemented by Psalm 27:11

Scriptures:

Isaiah 58:5-12

1 Corinthians 2:1-5

Matthew 5:17-37

Thought for the Week:  Pulling someone down will never help you reach the TOP.


February 2, 2014     Fourth Sunday After The Epiphany

It Takes Courage to Trust in Jesus, Luke 18:18-23

Scriptures:

Zephaniah 2:3; 3:11-13

1 Corinthians 1:26-31

Matthew 5:1-12

Thought for the Week:  God fills our heart with peace when we pour out our heart to Him.


January 26, 2014   Third Sunday After the Epiphany

Don’t Drift Away, Genesis 6:5-7, Supplemented by Hebrews 10:26-31

Scriptures:

            Isaiah 9:1-4

           1 Corinthians 1:10-17

            Matthew 4:12-23

Thought for the Week: Christians will bend but they will not break.


January 19, 2014     Second Sunday After  The Epiphany

When You Mind Your Own Business and Tell the Truth, Satan Will Come After You, Job 1:6-12; Acts 7:51-60

Scriptures:

Isaiah 49:1-7

1 Corinthians 1:1-9

John 1:29-34

Thought for the Week:  The devil’s worst enemy is a person on their knees.


January 12, 2014     The Baptism of the Lord

Standing on the Principles, Daniel 6:13; James 5:7-12

Scriptures:

Isaiah 42:1-7

Acts 10:34-38

Matthew 3:13-17

Thought for the Week:  Store your BIBLE in your heart, not on the shelf.


January 5, 2014        Epiphany Sunday

It’s Decision Time, Matthew 12:35-37

Scriptures:

Isaiah 60:1-6

Ephesians 3:1-12

Matthew 2:1-12

Thought for the Week:  Leave the dead weight in 2013: Do a new thing in 2014.



























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