Behold The Man – Pastor Gary Ham – Times Square Church – 08.06.2017

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Brothers and sisters, we must fix our eyes on Jesus. Behold the man! He is our example, our Lord, our Savior, our King, and our friend. He is our high priest who is touched by our infirmities. He is the author and finisher of our faith. When Jesus is our reference point, we will be strengthened with the faith necessary to reach this generation. Jesus must be our continual focus in these trying times!

Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,

And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands.

Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

John 19:1-7

God Has An Attitude – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 07.30.2017

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We serve a sovereign God. He has an attitude – a perspective – toward sin, the world, His Son, and His children. We must pay close attention to the words of Jesus. The gospel is simple. Out of perfect love God sent Jesus to redeem us out of death and into everlasting life. We can expand from there, but we must always remain vigilant to avoid adding our own exposition for the sake of appearing sophisticated to men. Press in to the Father, and allow the Holy Spirit to give you the boldness to speak the plain truth of God.

“… No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

“He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that the light has come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

John 3:13-21

It’s That Simple – Pastor Tim Dilena – Times Square Church – 07.23.2017

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There is a profound dilemma that is the cause of much confusion. The thing that God perfectly hates – sin – is inside those who He perfectly loves – us. All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We need to be delivered and redeemed for our condition. Jesus is our Savior. Faith in Jesus allows us to traverse the gap between us and God. He is the way: the only way. We can’t bridge the gap by our own effort or strength. We can’t pay our own bill. Trust in the Lord.

Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended to heaven but He who came down from heaven, that is, the Son of Man who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

John 3:5-17

By This All Will Know: From Abraham To Antioch – Pastor Claude Houde – Times Square Church – 07.16.2017

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Christians are instructed to study the life of Abraham as an example for us. Of course, first and foremost we are to follow Jesus directly, but we should also look to how Abraham followed God in faith. God called Abraham out of his circumstances and his past and called him into a marvelous promise and a glorious future. Brothers and sisters, our past has no future. Our destiny is in the hands of God. We cannot afford to be limited by our background, circumstances, or conditions. God is calling us into greatness in this generation. Stand up in boldness for His glory, follow the Holy Spirit, and praise the holy name of Jesus!

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

John 13:34-35

Now the Lord had said to Abram:

“Get out of your country,
From your family
And from your father’s house,
To a land that I will show you.
I will make you a great nation;
I will bless you
And make your name great;
And you shall be a blessing.
I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Genesis 12:1-3

Forward in Faith – Pastor David Ham – Times Square Church – 07.09.2017

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God save us from being too comfortable that we aren’t willing to move forward in faith for the sake of others. If you knew without any uncertainty that Jesus was performing miracles somewhere 50 miles away – and that He would wait for you to arrive – but no transportation was available other than your own two feet, would you go? If someone couldn’t make it to Jesus under their own strength, would you carry them there? 20 miles? 10? 5?… Lord give us the faith that we need to press through all of the obstacles between ourselves and the fullness of your will and purpose for our lives!

And again He entered Capernaum after some days, and it was heard that He was in the house. Immediately many gathered together, so that there was no longer room to receive them, not even near the door. And He preached the word to them. Then they came to Him, bringing a paralytic who was carried by four men. And when they could not come near Him because of the crowd, they uncovered the roof where He was. So when they had broken through, they let down the bed on which the paralytic was lying.

When Jesus saw their faith, He said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven you.”

And some of the scribes were sitting there and reasoning in their hearts, “Why does this Man speak blasphemies like this? Who can forgive sins but God alone?”

But immediately, when Jesus perceived in His spirit that they reasoned thus within themselves, He said to them, “Why do you reason about these things in your hearts? Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven you,’ or to say, ‘Arise, take up your bed and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has power on earth to forgive sins”—He said to the paralytic, “I say to you, arise, take up your bed, and go to your house.” Immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all, so that all were amazed and glorified God, saying, “We never saw anything like this!”

Mark 2:1-12

A Thief In A Parking Lot – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 07.02.2017

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A powerful message and a unique sermon where Mike Tyson is quoted!

“Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”

There is a lie that the enemy tells us: that we can’t overpower him. Sometimes our bondage feels so certain and fixed that it is almost impossible to fathom that it could ever be lifted. Chronic sickness and physical problems are like this. There is seemingly no escape. We can feel alone and powerless. But Satan is the father of lies. We have power through Jesus Christ our Savior not only to hold off the onslaught of the enemy but more importantly to chase him out of our lives, our families, and our societies. God is stronger. The devil can’t keep what he has stolen from you. The name of Jesus is above every name. We have power. Woe to us if we sit in mediocrity and powerlessness any longer. For the sake of the lost and all those suffering without – and even with – Christ. Press in to God. Do not be content. God wants you to walk in spiritual power. Fight back against the darkness. Now is the time. Glory to God!

Now I, Paul, myself am pleading with you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ—who in presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. But I beg you that when I am present I may not be bold with that confidence by which I intend to be bold against some, who think of us as if we walked according to the flesh. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 10:1-6

Push Back The Darkness – Pastor Carter Conlon – Times Square Church – 06.18.2017

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There is an escalating trend of darkness and division in our nation. Do you know that the only hope we have is for the people of God to press in to the Lord in fervent prayer? Only a move of God in a mighty, spiritual awakening and a pouring out of the Holy Spirit can turn us from the inevitable course of natural reasoning and violence. It is time to pray that we would be delivered from the spirit of the age. God is placing a call on your life in this incredible time!

Deliver me, O Lord, from evil men;
Preserve me from violent men,
Who plan evil things in their hearts;
They continually gather together for war.
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent;
The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah


Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;

Preserve me from violent men,
Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.
The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set traps for me. Selah


I said to the Lord: “You are my God;

Hear the voice of my supplications, O Lord.
O GOD the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle.
Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not further his wicked scheme,
Lest they be exalted. Selah


As for the head of those who surround me,

Let the evil of their lips cover them;
Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be cast into the fire,
Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
Let not a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.


I know that the Lord will maintain

The cause of the afflicted,
And justice for the poor.
Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name;
The upright shall dwell in Your presence.

Psalm 140:1-13