The Grace To Be Gracious – Pastor William Carrol – Times Square Church – 04.14.2019

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We don’t have the resources to be gracious. However, our God in His everlasting mercy can provide us the grace that we need to become a source of grace for others. When we are wronged, hurt, rejected, betrayed, abandoned, chastised, or just plain beat down our first natural instinct is not to pour out grace. This even happened to Moses after he was given the first copy of the law from the Lord only to turn wrathful at the disobedience of the people. We need supernatural faith, strength, and grace to overcome the temptation to succumbing to anger, even anger that can be characterized as righteous or justified. The depth of this need cannot be overstated. Let us abandon our own strength and rely entirely on the Lord to call us, fill us, equip us, and send us. Jesus is faithful from the cross to eternity, and He will not fail you. It’s time for forgiveness. It’s time for supernatural grace. It’s time for prayer. It’s time for the harvest!

Then Moses said to the Lord, “See, You say to me, ‘Bring up this people.’ But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, ‘I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.’ Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people.”

And He said, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Then he said to Him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth.”

So the Lord said to Moses, “I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name.”

And he said, “Please, show me Your glory.”

Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” But He said, “You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live.” And the Lord said, “Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.”

Exodus 33:12-23

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He Will Show You Things To Come – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 04.14.2019

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Are your eyes on this life or on eternity? We must act in this life, but our priority must be eternity. Jesus has promised us that the Holy Spirit will give us insight and will declare the things that will come. We know where our real home is, but if we become distracted by the ways of this world we can see our rewards eroded. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken, so where is your foundation? Jesus is reaching out with encouragement. What will you prioritize in the days ahead? What about eternity? What about those incredible words: well done thou good and faithful servant? Seek first the Kingdom of God and receive the eyes to see what God would have us to see.

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. All things that the Father has are Mine. Therefore I said that He will take of Mine and declare it to you.

John 16:12-15

One On One – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 03.31.2019

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Much of the words of Jesus that we treasure so dearly are the product of one on one conversations. It is so critical for us to spend time with the Lord as well as each other one on one. So how do we do this? Ask questions of other people. Pay attention to their answers. Ask follow up questions. Find an opportunity for prayer. If we focus on being people who others want to communicate with then there will be more opportunities for us to communicate with others. Listening will allow us to avoid defaulting to cliches and will provide room for God to enter the situation. This powerful message focuses on a one on one conversation Jesus had with a sinful woman in front of others at a dinner. We must trust God with everything, be willing to press in to Him, and to treasure a word from the Lord for us. Take the time to get one on one with Jesus today!

Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil. Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw this, he spoke to himself, saying, “This Man, if He were a prophet, would know who and what manner of woman this is who is touching Him, for she is a sinner.”

And Jesus answered and said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.”

So he said, “Teacher, say it.”

“There was a certain creditor who had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing with which to repay, he freely forgave them both. Tell Me, therefore, which of them will love him more?”

Simon answered and said, “I suppose the one whom he forgave more.”

And He said to him, “You have rightly judged.” Then He turned to the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has washed My feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head. You gave Me no kiss, but this woman has not ceased to kiss My feet since the time I came in. You did not anoint My head with oil, but this woman has anointed My feet with fragrant oil. Therefore I say to you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much. But to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little.”

Then He said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.”

And those who sat at the table with Him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?”

Then He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”

Luke 7:36-50

Getting Healed – Pastor Gary Wilkerson – Times Square Church – 03.24.2019

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We are not promised a pain-free experience in our walk with God. In fact, we are promised challenges, difficulties, and trials. However, in addition to the eventual eternal healing that the Lord will bring about in the new heavens and new earth, there is healing available to us in this life. Judges teaches us that God left enemies in the land of Canaan in order for the Israelites to grow in strength and courage. Brothers and sisters: we are called to be overcomers! We can only overcome through the power of God, the word of our testimonies, and the name of Jesus. We can overcome fear, anxiety, rejection, and even past wounds. Not only can they be overcome, but Jesus can demonstrate His faithfulness and strengthen our faith in the process. We must earnestly confront and understand these challenges and dynamics in order to experience healing and to make a difference in this generation!

Now these are the nations which the Lord left, that He might test Israel by them, that is, all who had not known any of the wars in Canaan (this was only so that the generations of the children of Israel might be taught to know war, at least those who had not formerly known it), namely, five lords of the Philistines, all the Canaanites, the Sidonians, and the Hivites who dwelt in Mount Lebanon, from Mount Baal Hermon to the entrance of Hamath. And they were left, that He might test Israel by them, to know whether they would obey the commandments of the Lord, which He had commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses.

Judges 3:1-4

Make A Stand – Pastor Nick Cassidy – Times Square Church – 03.17.2019

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It is time to make a stand. We must understand the season we are living in and receive the encouragement and strength of the Holy Spirit to continue to fight. Sometimes we must make choices that appear difficult in the natural, but when we acknowledge the power of God the simple gesture of obedience is our only path forward. There is an onslaught of evil in this generation that vigorously opposes Jesus Christ. We all know it, but will we stand knowing that God is standing with us? How long will we remain cowardly, fearful, and hypocritical? Will we retreat with the crowd? Or will we pray? Will we do all to stand? Will we follow Jesus? Will we be sent into the harvest?

And after him was Shammah the son of Agee the Hararite. The Philistines had gathered together into a troop where there was a piece of ground full of lentils. So the people fled from the Philistines. But he stationed himself in the middle of the field, defended it, and killed the Philistines. So the Lord brought about a great victory.

2 Samuel 23:11-12

America And Its Children Need Deliverance – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 03.10.2019

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Our generation is sleepwalking into an eternity without God. When they confront some of the church they are unable to find the deliverance and healing they desperately need. An encounter with Jesus, however, is the only thing powerful enough to confront the darkness of this generation. When all the powers of the world are aligned against the cross of Christ, God will raise up a standard for the glory of His name. When God speaks the word of deliverance, when God breathes the Holy Spirit, and when the Lord’s power is made manifest we must be ready. We must be serious. We must be desperate. Either there is a spiritual awakening in America or we will go into unspeakable darkness. Call out to God. Not on our watch! We must be obedient to the Lord in this moment. Don’t let another day go by without crying out to God and drawing near to Jesus.

And when they had come to the multitude, a man came to Him, kneeling down to Him and saying, “Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is an epileptic and suffers severely; for he often falls into the fire and often into the water. So I brought him to Your disciples, but they could not cure him.”

Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him; and the child was cured from that very hour.

Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?”

So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”

Matthew 17:14-21

It’s Time To Go Through Your Open Door – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 03.03.2019

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In the pivotal moment when the Lord broadened the scope of the Gospel to include the Gentiles as recipients of the Holy Spirit we find a powerful lesson. God has opened a door for us and has invited us to walk through it. It is a door to freedom, to a calling, to a life full of meaning, and to a hunger for the things of God. A flood of evil is here in our generation, and if we will not bear the cross and receive in the name of Jesus the power to touch this generation we will regret it for all eternity. We must be thirsty for the faith and strength that only God can provide us. Lord help us to see the door and to walk through it for the glory of your name! Raise up laborers for the harvest that is due to the King of Kings in this generation.

So Cornelius said, “Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, and said, ‘Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your alms are remembered in the sight of God. Send therefore to Joppa and call Simon here, whose surname is Peter. He is lodging in the house of Simon, a tanner, by the sea. When he comes, he will speak to you.’ So I sent to you immediately, and you have done well to come. Now therefore, we are all present before God, to hear all the things commanded you by God.”

Then Peter opened his mouth and said: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him. The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus Christ—He is Lord of all— that word you know, which was proclaimed throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee after the baptism which John preached: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him. And we are witnesses of all things which He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem, whom they killed by hanging on a tree. Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.”

While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell upon all those who heard the word. And those of the circumcision who believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out on the Gentiles also. For they heard them speak with tongues and magnify God.

Then Peter answered, “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then they asked him to stay a few days.

Acts 10:30-47