Sabbath, March 26, 2016. Pastor Dorsey II. Sermon Title: All He Asks of Us. Supporting Scripture Matthew 28: 1-6.
Watch With Me! Stay up and pray with Me because I’m going through.
Watch with Me!! You need to be prepared for the temptation coming your way.
Take Your Sleep!
Jesus was looking for human support and humanity let Him down. God sent an angel to strengthen Him. Jesus then wakes them up and He began His journey in the garden.
There were three groups of people
- Those who didn’t trust Him
- Those who wanted to control Him
- Those who couldn’t believe Him
The people who didn’t trust Him knew Him best.
The one who wanted to control Him thought He wasn’t the God they wanted Him to be. There is danger when we try to control people.
Those who couldn’t believe Him. Malchus had his ear cut off and Jesus put his ear back in place and healed him. When Jesus restores something back to you, you are different from before. Our God is our God with a testimony in our hearts.
It is finished! (John 19:30) Father, I entrust My Spirit into Your hands! (Luke 23:46)
So when the apostles were with Jesus they kept asking Him, Lord, has the time come for You to free Israel and restore our kingdom? He replied, The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.
What Do We Do From Here?
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be My witnesses, telling people about Me everywhere in Jerusalem. throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:6-8 NLT
After saying this, He was taken up into a cloud while they were watching, and they could no longer see Him. As they strained to see Him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them.
Men of Galilee, they said, why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday He will return from heaven in the same way you saw Him go! Acts 1:9-11 NLT
Our purpose in 2016 is to get the power so we can be the witnesses. We need to pray and be a House of Prayer to be able to stand the time of trouble that awaits us. We can’t get there until we get it right here. We need to move within our homes, church and our community to share the love of God with others.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You so much for asking us to share Your love with others. You loved us first and redeemed us and You equip us to do what You ask us to do. Please help us to trust and obey what You have called us to do. We don’t want to be in those three categories who didn’t trust You, who tried to control You and who couldn’t believe You. Please forgive us for our neglect and for falling in those three categories. We do not want to be sleeping when we should be praying to prepare us for the days ahead of us that will sorely try our faith. Thank You for the prayer opportunities yesterday that we participated in lifting You up which helped us to undertand Your journey to the cross and our journey to live with You forever as we study and apply Your Word to our lives. Thank You for redemption and for the assignment You have given us to share Your love with others. We praise, pray and thank You. In Jesus name. Amen.