The Ministry Of Encouragement – Pastor Patrick Pierre – Times Square Church – 07.19.2018

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This is an era of negativity in attitude, speech, and disposition. Christians must take heed to the scriptures and encourage both ourselves and one another. God is an endless source of encouragement, and a supernatural strength to face these days is always available. People need encouragement, and providing it in an appropriate way is an effective inroad to further meaningful conversation in addition to being a ministry in and of itself. Please take time today to listen to this message about the importance of encouragement and the impact it can have on you and on those you come into contact with. Jesus deserves to be represented properly in this generation, and one way to accomplish that would be to stand as a resource of encouragement against a veritable flood of negativity.

…exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

Hebrews 3:13

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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

 

How To Pray When You Can’t – Pastor William Carrol – Times Square Church – 06.24.2018

Prayer

When we consider what is taking place in this generation it is easy to feel like surrendering. But God is still on the throne! We are called to intercede. The Holy Spirit is continually interceding for us. Stand firm in prayer, and when we are without strength God is willing, able, and ready to assist us. Brothers and sisters, we who are known by Jesus have an obligation to press in to move His hand. When our strength has been exhausted, when all of our resources have failed, when our hands are weakened, He is our strength. There are so many things to pray about it can almost seem impossible to know where to begin. Pray that the Holy Spirit would direct your prayers in this hour: particularly in our weakness.

Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Romans 8:26

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

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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

How To Get What You Want – Pastor Gary Wilkerson – Times Square Church – 06.10.2018

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We know that God meets our needs according to His promises in scripture. Moreover, our Father enjoys taking pleasure in providing for His children. He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. Our primary focus shouldn’t be on the material things that God can deliver to us, but it is the natural outflow of giving everything to God and surrendering to His will. Wanting has a bad reputation in Christian circles because of the abuses of many individuals, institutions, and doctrines. God wants to bless us. It’s neither a game nor a trick but rather the manifestation of a loving Lord. It doesn’t mean that we won’t go through trials: those are also promised to us. Regardless of your circumstance today, press in to Jesus. He is all sufficient!

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20

Lord, Help Me To Endure This Trial – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 05.27.2018

Persecution

Perhaps the only way that many will see God in this generation is to watch us go through trials with joy that they know they have no power to face. There is sometimes a purpose to the hardship that we encounter. You never know who is watching! Perhaps God allows us to face down trials personally that prepare us for greater things, and even greater trials, to come. These components of difficulties cannot be lost on us. Do not be discouraged brothers and sisters! God is our strength, and Jesus has overcome the world. The Holy Spirit will lead us into all truth and righteousness. There is no temptation facing us that God does not provide a way out. Do not succumb to frustration, impatience, bitterness, anger, gossip, and wrath. Anything we could endure in this life is a light affliction and according to Paul is unworthy to be compared to the glory of the Kingdom of God. Press in to God. Build your faith through trials. Pray!

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ, whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, receiving the end of your faith—the salvation of your souls.

Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.

1 Peter 1:3-9,4:12-14

Podcast: SER 140 – An Introduction to the Gospel of Mark – Pastor Mike Spaulding

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Hi friends! This is a special edition of Soaring Eagle Radio. I am teaching through the Gospel of Mark on Sunday mornings at Calvary Chapel of Lima. This teaching is the introduction to the book.

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