Jesus, Wash My Feet – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 09.30.2018

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When religion loses touch with God it offers wealth, status, and power – the things the world seeks. Christians must be different. Our priority must be bold service of the truth of Jesus Christ. There is power in the Lord. His view of greatness is not ours. Before Jesus washed the disciples’ feet they were arguing about who would be the greatest. Jesus turns everything upside down. Many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first. How can we serve God and others? Will we put aside pretense and worldly notions of grandeur? When will we cry out to the Lord to transform our hearts? The true power of God can only be found in the humble awareness of a servant. Serve Jesus today or seek what the world can provide. You know where the true power is. How long will we resist the call of God?

So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.

Matthew 19:28-30

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Is This Your First Or Your Last Year? – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 09.23.2018

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Now is the time for us to make a critical decision. Will we commit ourselves fully to the Lord or will we continue in any way to cling on to our worldly desires? Christians, please hear this message at this pivotal moment. We will all stand accountable before a holy God who has called us to stand at this time. What will you say when you are face to face with Jesus? Our cowardice will have no excuse. Our ignorance will have no amelioration. Our worldly desires will have no place. Choose this day whom you will serve. The clarion call raised in the heart of Times Square this past Sunday would surely have pleased our founding Pastor David Wilkerson. Give the glory to God today. Follow Jesus!

There were present at that season some who told Him about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And Jesus answered and said to them, “Do you suppose that these Galileans were worse sinners than all other Galileans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.”

He also spoke this parable: “A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard, and he came seeking fruit on it and found none. Then he said to the keeper of his vineyard, ‘Look, for three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none. Cut it down; why does it use up the ground?’ But he answered and said to him, ‘Sir, let it alone this year also, until I dig around it and fertilize it. And if it bears fruit, well. But if not, after that you can cut it down.’ ”

Luke 13:1-9

The Wisest Man Who Ever Lived – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 09.09.2018

Solomon

Solomon was the wisest man to ever live because of God’s answer to his prayer, but despite his knowledge of the scriptures – even penning many inspired verses himself – he strayed from obedience. Perhaps he considered himself to be an exception to the rules. Reading Ecclesiastes is even more heartbreaking knowing that he wrote down his own distraught future decades earlier. We have the chance in our generation to ask God for wisdom, and we must supplement it with an obedient heart. Lord Jesus in this moment we need a touch from you. Give us clean hands and pure hearts! Fill up our joy and strengthen our faith. Show us how to turn away from everything that hinders us.

My son, pay attention to my wisdom;
Lend your ear to my understanding,
That you may preserve discretion,
And your lips may keep knowledge.
For the lips of an immoral woman drip honey,
And her mouth is smoother than oil;
But in the end she is bitter as wormwood,
Sharp as a two-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death,
Her steps lay hold of hell.
Lest you ponder her path of life—
Her ways are unstable;
You do not know them.

Therefore hear me now, my children,
And do not depart from the words of my mouth.
Remove your way far from her,
And do not go near the door of her house,
Lest you give your honor to others,
And your years to the cruel one;
Lest aliens be filled with your wealth,
And your labors go to the house of a foreigner;
And you mourn at last,
When your flesh and your body are consumed,
And say:
“How I have hated instruction,
And my heart despised correction!
I have not obeyed the voice of my teachers,
Nor inclined my ear to those who instructed me!
I was on the verge of total ruin,
In the midst of the assembly and congregation.”

Drink water from your own cistern,
And running water from your own well.
Should your fountains be dispersed abroad,
Streams of water in the streets?
Let them be only your own,
And not for strangers with you.
Let your fountain be blessed,
And rejoice with the wife of your youth.
As a loving deer and a graceful doe,
Let her breasts satisfy you at all times;
And always be enraptured with her love.
For why should you, my son, be enraptured by an immoral woman,
And be embraced in the arms of a seductress?

For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord,
And He ponders all his paths.
His own iniquities entrap the wicked man,
And he is caught in the cords of his sin.
He shall die for lack of instruction,
And in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

Proverbs 5:1-23

The Gospel According To Noah – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 09.02.2018

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Many believe fervently that the end times are upon us as we see the signs mentioned by Jesus in Matthew 24. There remains a testimony of God’s mercy, grace, and salvation that we are called to present in this generation. The further we drift from the Word of God the more our times will look like the days of Noah.  In building the ark, Noah needed to believe God for decades despite the wickedness around him, the scorning of the society he lived in, and the unprecedented nature of his claims. Noah went in faith moving with the fear of the Lord despite every natural inclination to give in and give up. We must be dedicated to the Kingdom of God in this generation. Jesus is the ark now, and we must lift Him up so that He will draw all people unto Himself. Holy Spirit guide us in this hour when hardness of heart has led many to resist the truth of the gospel!

But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 24:37-44

When The Lord Passes By – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 08.26.2018

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Please watch this critical message about the importance of this moment and the move of God that we can witness in this generation. The name of Jesus is above every name, and all power and authority has been given unto Him. Regardless of the visible circumstances, the lies of the enemies, and the affairs of the world, we must press in to God. His desire is to save, to heal, to deliver, and to breathe life into even our circumstances that appear dead. Please open your heart to the Holy Spirit at this time and receive from God the vision to continue in faith!

Again the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, cause Jerusalem to know her abominations, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord God to Jerusalem: “Your [a]birth and your nativity are from the land of Canaan; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. As for your nativity, on the day you were born your navel cord was not cut, nor were you washed in water to cleanse you; you were not rubbed with salt nor wrapped in swaddling cloths. No eye pitied you, to do any of these things for you, to have compassion on you; but you were thrown out into the open field, when you yourself were loathed on the day you were born.

“And when I passed by you and saw you struggling in your own blood, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ I made you thrive like a plant in the field; and you grew, matured, and became very beautiful. Your breasts were formed, your hair grew, but you were naked and bare.

“When I passed by you again and looked upon you, indeed your time was the time of love; so I spread My wing over you and covered your nakedness. Yes, I swore an oath to you and entered into a covenant with you, and you became Mine,” says the Lord God.

“Then I washed you in water; yes, I thoroughly washed off your blood, and I anointed you with oil. I clothed you in embroidered cloth and gave you sandals of badger skin; I clothed you with fine linen and covered you with silk. I adorned you with ornaments, put bracelets on your wrists, and a chain on your neck. And I put a jewel in your nose, earrings in your ears, and a beautiful crown on your head. Thus you were adorned with gold and silver, and your clothing was of fine linen, silk, and embroidered cloth. You ate pastry of fine flour, honey, and oil. You were exceedingly beautiful, and succeeded to royalty. Your fame went out among the nations because of your beauty, for it was perfect through My splendor which I had bestowed on you,” says the Lord God.

“But you trusted in your own beauty, played the harlot because of your fame, and poured out your harlotry on everyone passing by who would have it. You took some of your garments and adorned multicolored high places for yourself, and played the harlot on them. Such things should not happen, nor be. You have also taken your beautiful jewelry from My gold and My silver, which I had given you, and made for yourself male images and played the harlot with them. You took your embroidered garments and covered them, and you set My oil and My incense before them. Also My food which I gave you—the pastry of fine flour, oil, and honey which I fed you—you set it before them as sweet incense; and so it was,” says the Lord God.

“Moreover you took your sons and your daughters, whom you bore to Me, and these you sacrificed to them to be devoured. Were your acts of harlotry a small matter, that you have slain My children and offered them up to them by causing them to pass through the fire? And in all your abominations and acts of harlotry you did not remember the days of your youth, when you were naked and bare, struggling in your blood.

Ezekiel 16:1-22

The Promise Of Power – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 07.08.2018

Pentecost

God has promised to indwell us with the power of the Holy Spirit. All of us must cry out for this power not for our own sake alone but for those around us. We need the power to see and love as Christ sees and loves. We need the power to pray and to witness in this generation. We need supernatural power to live supernatural lives. Without this power we will not be able to walk in the peace and joy of the Lord despite trial and turmoil. In order to receive this power, we have to spend time with God through His word. Jesus open our eyes to what you have for us. Lord we thank you and bless you for your mercy and goodness. God will transform us should we ask and seek with humble hearts. Come, let us reason together. Are you walking every day in the power that God wants to give you to bring glory to His name and to advance the Kingdom of God?

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven. And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God.” So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?”

Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine.”

But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God,
That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams.
And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
I will show wonders in heaven above
And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke.
The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood,
Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord.
And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.’

Acts 2:1-21

 

The Strength In A Father’s Heart – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 06.17.2018

Michelangelo

On Father’s Day let us look to our Heavenly Father as the source of all strength in calamitous times. When proper fatherhood is established we can be guided both firmly and lovingly into an uncertain future. There will be no foundation except that is built upon faith in Christ. The fallen world is infused with the lie that we can be as God. Rage has resulted. When we cry out to God we will receive from Him supernatural resources that are available nowhere else. No more games. This is a time for a steadfast commitment to Jesus. God will be exalted. God will be glorified. God will be triumphant. Fathers and children will turn to each other. Let us seek our Father while we still have the ability to do so. Sin will not remove itself. The strength to push back darkness and to perpetuate righteousness in our generation. Let us not be fatherless.

“For behold, the day is coming,
Burning like an oven,
And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble.
And the day which is coming shall burn them up,”
Says the Lord of hosts,
“That will leave them neither root nor branch.
But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
You shall trample the wicked,
For they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet
On the day that I do this,
Says the Lord of hosts.
“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant,
Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel,
With the statutes and judgments.
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.”

Malachi 4:1-6