Today, Bishop teaches from Genesis 3:20-24 on the topic "The Original Mother." As believers, we know Eve was the original mother. God created her because Adam didn't have a suitable helper. Eve was the first mother and the original ancestor of all people. Due to Eve's nature, she was quick to respond to the serpent suggestion than Adam. This error caused both her and Adam to sin. Though they sin, God provided life and clothing to His creations. Jesus raised the bar for women. He paid attention to them. His manner was inclusive and acknowledged their place in the kingdom. Jesus elevated the status of women. Together man and woman are equipped to continue the generations and to exercise dominion over the earth and its resources. As you listen to this message, we pray you have a deeper appreciation for your mother. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers. Have a safe and bless week.
Bishop Rodgers continues to teach on the importance of right choices from Deuteronomy 30:15-20. Because we are created in the image of God, we have minds to think with, hearts to feel with, and a will to decide. God calls us to make right decisions. We can hear God's word, learn God's will and decide either to obey or disobey. It is that simple. God's law is not incomprehensible (too difficult) or inaccessible (beyond your reach.) The most difficult part of obeying God's laws is simply deciding to start now. The word is near us. It has been revealed by God so we can obey it. We must decide to make a decision either follow God or reject Him. The decision is a life-or-death matter. We pray as you listen to this powerful message, you rededicate yourself to making right decisions in line with the word of God. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues the series "The Renewal of Choices" from Joshua 24:14-15. An integral part of our salvation is a personal choice. Each believer must continually choose who he/she will serve. Serving the Lord is never a one-time choice, but we are always choosing to believe, to trust & to preserve in faith & to be obedient. It is a constant renewal of choices. Our commitment to the living God is always one generation away from dying out. By accepting of the yoke of Christ, we incur the ensuing hostility of the world. There is no neutrality. We neither serve Christ or the devil. Discouraged people make poor choices. They have to be encouraged to exert themselves and take courage. Choose the straight path. Do not go in crooked or rough ways. If your purpose is to progress, then get adjusted to the reality that God knows what He is doing, and agree to cooperate with His agenda. We pray this message was a blessing to you and cause you and your family to renew your choice to serve and follow God even the more. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Joshua 24:14-15 on "The Renewal of Choices." In this passage of Scripture, Joshua addresses the people, charging them to be faithful in serving the God who has been so faithful in helping them. Israel was being asked to choose its loyalties. Joshua didn't have to threaten them or coerce them, he set the example by his own choice. Joshua and his family were committed to the Lord regardless of the decision of the people. Joshua knew he could not control the hearts of the people, but he know the Whose agenda he would follow. Joshua challenged the people to do the following: (1) Fear the Lord; (2) Serve Him; (3) in Sincerity; (4) and in Truth; (5) put away other gods. Each generation must make this choice. Joshua stands as a good example of a leader, willing to move ahead of his people & commit himself. As you listen to this message, may you reconfirm your commitment to God and show others by your example. We pray you have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from 1st Peter 4:14-18 on suffering. The fiery trial is a refining process, by which God removes the dross and purifies us. God's judgment begins "at the house of God." There are 3 main questions we, as believers, need to ask as it relates to suffering: (1) Why am I suffering?; (2) Am I ashamed, or glorifying Christ?; and (3) Am I seeking to win the lost? We as Christians are not guaranteed we will escape the normal consequences of our misdeeds. If we as Christians, get in trouble or become meddler, we ought to suffer for our sin. An "evil doer" is defined as a "wicked person; or one who is guilty of injustice & wrong towards others." There is a certain amount of disgrace in any sort of public suffering. On the cross, Jesus Christ despised shame for us, so we can bear reproach for Him and not be ashamed. The "lost" are defined as "those who do not obey God." To prevent the loss of efforts, the Lord must give us a new heart. We pray as you listen to this message, the Lord will show you areas of your heart that need to be cleanse. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from John 20:11-18 on how Jesus' resurrection changed "Doubting Disciples to Believing Brothers." The words Jesus spoke to Mary were of a new relationship, new relatives, and a new responsibility. The "new relationship" began with Jesus ascension and the gift of the Holy Spirit. The disciples entered a new status to become joint heirs with Christ of eternal life and partakers of the inheritance of the saints. The "new relatives" refer to Jesus calling His disciples "My brothers," instead of "friends." The shift focus from blood to spiritual kinship. The term brethern was used to designate the entire Christian community (male and female). The "new responsibility" refer to Jesus telling Mary to testify to His risen presence. Christians today are also the recipients of special grace; they too are given this new responsibility to witness to the world. We pray you enjoy this message on Resurrection Sunday. Have a safe and bless Easter Sunday.
Today, Bishop continues to teach from Romans 8:29-30 on predestination and justification. Those God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son (Jesus), that He might be the firstborn among many brothers. All who are called reach glorification, which guarantees the believer security. This should give us blessed assurance. Our confidence is that all who begin will finish - 100%. Before time began, God "foreknew" us and "predestined" us to be "conformed to the likeness of His Son - Jesus." Called means to have received an invitation from God. Foreknown is to be known intimately in personal relationship even before creation. However, mankind maintains the freedom to reject a relationship with God and refuse to accept His invitation to salvation. We pray as you listen to this message, you receive a better understanding of predestination and may you draw closer to God. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop continues the series on "Intercession" from Romans 8:28-29. God's will "purpose, intent or plan of God" is a blueprint for the lives of believers. God does not convert men without design. Believers have dual intercession: (1) the Holy Spirit intercedes and (2) the Son of God intercedes. The same Savior who died for us is now interceding for us in heaven. As our High Priest, Jesus give us grace to overcome any temptation. Mankind desperately struggles against the pressures and forces within themselves, due to a wrong relationship with God. God desires love that flows from a heart that chooses to love Him. The choice is ours. We pray as you listen to this message, you will evaluate your walk with God. May this message cause you to have a closer walk with God. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop continued on the same topic "Intercession: The Power of Partnership in Prayer." The Holy Spirit strengthens us and sustains us through times of trials. Christ interceded for our sins and as believers, the Holy Spirit intercedes for our weakness. "Intercedes" means "approaches or appeals to someone." The help the Spirit gives is His interceding. Even though the Spirit's words are not expressed, the Father knows what the Spirit is thinking. God does have an intention, a purpose, and a plan. In Him, we (believers) are chosen and have been predestined according to His plan. There are two intercessors for a Christian: (1) Christ and (2) the Holy Spirit. As believers, we are blessed to have an Advocate who intercedes on our behalf. We pray this message encourages you in your prayer life and teaches you to become a better intercessor. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today Bishop Rodgers teaches from Exodus 17:11-13 & Romans 8:26-27 on "The Power of Partnership in Prayer." Success in battle depends on our prayer life. Our spiritual battles against the world, the fleshy and the devil are won and lost through the heavy artillery of prayer. Intercession is believing God on behalf of another who needs God's intervention. Intercession is warfare and is the highest form of prayer. Also, it is the most effective ministry we can exercise for other's benefits. The two main aspects of intercession are (1) to intercede (plead) with God; and (2) to stand with the other person against the devil. When we do not pray we lose. We must fight like Joshua but pray like Moses. We pray as you listen to this message, it will cause you to increase your prayer life and intercede on behalf of others. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop continues the series "Our First Fight" from Exodus 17:8-16. Always remember God will never promote you into a job you are not doing. So, it is vital to stay faithful in your current position. It is God's policy that we first prove ourselves as faithful servants before we can be promoted to being leaders. The rod of God was looked upon as the banner of Israel. Our successes reflect what God is doing through us, not what we have accomplished on our own. Moses holding the staff of God in His hands, was confessing total dependence on the authority and power of Jehovah. God is looking for people who will share in the battle and the victory because they continue steadfastly in prayer. We pray this message ministers to you on the importance of intercession and staying in the fight. May the Lord keep and bless you and your family throughout the week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Exodus 17:8-16 on the story of the people of Israel's first fight. The people of God not only experienced trials involving the necessities of life, such as bread and water, but also faced battles when enemies attacked them. When the enemy attacked us, it is our duty to go before the Lord and cry out to Him for victory. Normally, the devil attacks us right after a great victory. The Amalekites attacked Israel from behind, at the weakest place in the camp, and struck those who were weary and feeble. The devil knows our weakest point. We are in the world physically, but not of the world spiritually. When we identify with Jesus Christ, then His enemies become our enemies. Here's a simple strategy which involves three elements: (1) The Power of God in heaven, (2) The skill of Joshua and the army on the battlefield, and (3) The intercession of Moses, Aaron, and Hur on the top of the hill. As you listen to the message, may the Lord show you how to implement these elements in your daily life. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues in the series "Kingdom Priorities" from Luke 10:38-42. As we looker deeper into this passage of scripture, we understand we should take our responsibilities seriously, but not ourselves. Jesus did not follow His culture which limited the role of women. He encouraged women to use their interests and skills for spiritual growth. The New Testament teaches us that we must be a doer of the word as well as a hearer. Don't let your service become self-serving. Also, beware of self-imposed necessities of ministry which can smother us and make our service drudgery. As you listen and study this message, set priorities and ensure God is the number one in your life. Ask the question - Why do you do what you do? The answer to the question can reveal a lot about you and your service. We pray this message adds a blessing to your life. Have a safe and blessed week!
Bishop Rodgers continues the series on "Kingdom Priorities" from Luke 10:38-42. The key to right priorities is JOY: Jesus, Others, and then Yourself. The most important part of the Christian life is the part that only God sees. Unless, we meet Christ personally and privately each day, we will soon end up like Martha: busy but not blessed. Martha was trying to serve two masters. If serving Christ makes us difficult to live with, then something is terribly wrong with our service. We ruin our service when we overestimate our importance. May this message change your priorities. Have a safe week and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Luke 10:38-42 about "Kingdom Priorities." This can be illustrated from the story of Mary and Martha, Worship versus Service. Martha was distracted by all the preparations for Jesus and His disciples. While, Mary was focused on learning - listening intently to the Word of God through the lips of Jesus. Our personalities and gifts are different, but that doesn't mean we have to be either a worker or worshipper. There must be a balance. We can equate Martha as a Type A personality and Mary as a Type B personality. We must never forget "What we do with Christ is far more important than what we do for Christ." Here are some better ways to handle the situations that may arise between worker vs. worshipper. First, never assure your own greatness. Second, support others in their special roles. Lastly, ask Jesus first what He wants, then get to work. We pray this message show you how to balance the work of God with the worship of God. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Matthew 4:23-25 on Jesus' hallmark of ministry. Matthew tells us the (3) aspects of Jesus's ministry: (1) teaching; (2) preaching; and (3) healing every disease and sickness. There are two types of messages exposition and exhortation. The Bible teaches us from Matthew 4:24 three types of healing: spiritual, mental and physical. These types of healing symbolizes the ultimate power of Christ over the whole man and over the physical universe. The point is Jesus Christ has power over the whole physical universe and all spriritual, mental and physical problems. The work of the Lord was not limited to preaching. Jesus knew the great needs of men are threefold: to hear, to be taught and to be healed. The same Jesus who healed people then can still heal people today. May this message bless and encourage you. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues the series "Thy Kingdom Come" from Matthew 6:10. The word "kingdom" expresses a "sphere of influence." In the Old Testament, God's kingdom was the sphere of influence He had over His people. In the New Testament, the kingdom of God continues through the permanent establishment of the final king over His kingdom, Jesus Christ. Christians live in the kingdoms of the world, but we have citizenship and ownership in a kingdom not of this world. To be in the kingdom of Christ today, means to be under His (Christ) influence and direction. The "Kingdom of God" is a dynamic (not static) concept referring to God's sovereign activity of ruling over His creation. God is the universal King and He mediates it through His Son, who rules, and is given the right to judge and reign. As you listen to this message, may you gain a greater understanding of the prayer "Your kingdom come in Earth, as it is in heaven." We pray you have a safe and bless week. .
Today, Bishop Rodgers starts the new year off with a new series called "Thy Kingdom Come" from Matthew 6:10. The phrase "Thy Kingdom Come," means the one who has a right to rule and a right to reign, who is none other than the King Himself. The Kingdom of God is the moral and spiritual kingdom God is setting up in the world, whose subjects are as many as have been brought into subjection to His authority. God's program starts with a person. History is the redemptive unfolding of God's plan in the person of Jesus Christ. God's program is to exalt Christ. The kingdom is the heart of the matter. When we pray "Thy kingdom Come," we are praying that we relinquish the rule over our own life and we ask the Holy Spirit to take control, and to do what He will for His glory. Knowing this, we understand nothing else matters. We desire God's will for our life be manifested on this earth. We pray your new year will be filled with love, prosperity, and peace, good health.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from 1st John 4:7-8 on the topic on "God is What Love is." Love is an aspect of the fruit of the spirit and also evidence of our new birth. There are three reasons we are to demonstrate love: (1) Love is the nature of God; (2) Because God loved us, we have experienced love; and (3) if we continue to love one another, love is perfected in us. Our fellowship with God is demonstrated and attained when Christians love each other. Since God is love, an absence of love in your life reveals an absence of fellowship with God. God does not hate people, He hates sin. God is love, but love does not define God. Love is a valid test of true Christian faith. Since God is love, and we have claimed a personal relationship with God, we must reveal His love in how we live. As you listen to this message, may the Lord show you areas in your walk with Him where you lack love. We pray each of you stay safe and may the Lord continue to bless you and your families.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Luke 2:8-20 on the importance of our meeting with the Messiah. This passage of scripture is considered the Christmas story about the birth of Christ. The shepherds received an unexpected and glorious appearance of the divine visitor. God chose a group of humble shepherds to announced the Son of God as Savior, Lord and Christ - that is Delivered, Master and Anointed King. Once the shepherds heard the message, they acted quickly and went to Bethlehem to see what the Lord had revealed to them. We, as believers, must be quick to act once we have received a word from the Lord. After we hear the word of God, we must accept the invitation, respond by obedience and glorifying & praising God. This is the gospel message we must be able to share with others. The Dayspring has come. As we celebrate Christmas, please remember what this season is truly about. We pray that you and your families have a safe and bless Christmas. Continue to pray for us as we continue to pray for you. Merry Christmas!
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Romans 5:1-5 on the topic "the Circle of Hope." Apostle Paul's purpose was to assure his readers that justification is a lasting thing. God has declared us righteous in Jesus Christ. This belief gives us (believers) 5 keys promises: (1) Peace with God; (2) Access with God; (3) Glorious Hope; (4) Christian Character; and (5) God's Love Within. As this year ends, we as believers need to rededicate our lives back to God. This means knowing God is using life's difficulties and satan's attacks to build our character. Knowing this, keeps us from being angry at God or taking God for granted. Also, understanding the Holy Spirit grows and matures us in the love of God, increasing our understanding of what God has done and is doing for us. If we can maintain our love for Christ and see His work through all our difficulties, the results is increased faith, hope and love. As you listen this this message, reflect on your relationship with Christ. If your relationship is off, it is a great day to get reconnected. Have a bless and safe week!
Today, Bishop continues the series on "love" from Revelations 2:4-5. Love is always giving and we can't give without loving. The five spiritual gifts Apostle Paul mentions are ineffective if we don't love properly. Love must be fervent, which mean must have some heat or passion. Love pulls together the other graces in perfect and unified action. Above all, this means as far as fellow believers are concerned, right relationships between them are paramount. Love is blind to the the faults of others. According to Deuteronomy 6:4-6, we must love the LORD our God with all of our heart, soul and strength. If you find that you have lost that loving feeling, you can return back to your first love. First, you must desire to regain that close communion with Christ. Second, repent. This means change your mind and purpose along with your conduct and demeanor. Lastly, repeat the first works, i.e. watch, fast, pray, reprove sin, obedient service and worship. May the Lord speak to you during this message on any area of your life where love has grown cold. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers, continues the topic from last Sunday from Revelations 2:4-5. God is love and truth and His love is incarnated in Jesus Christ. The proper response to our belief that God is love is our concrete actions of our love for one another. Love, agape, is only real if it is directed out. When our love grows cold it is because we have replaced God's love with idols. Idols are created to serve humanity's self-centered love and vain ambitions. If we take love out of church, we have religion. This means we do a lot of telling people what to do, rather than showing them. Love is practical, observable, expressing itself in our actions and attitudes toward others. As you listen to this message, may the Holy Spirit show you any area which you are lacking in the love department. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you and your family safe and in love.
Over the last few weeks, taught on the importance of unforgiveness. So, today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Revelations 2:4-5/Colossians 3:14 on the importance of love. In Revelations, Jesus shifted from patting the church on the back to a rebuke because the lost their first love. First love always involves passion in the pursuit of an intimate relationship. The church cared more about ritual than love. If the church failed to repent, Christ would remove its lamp stand, that is put out its light. The church was busy with all kind of tremendous works, but these were not designated as "the work of faith." They lost their love for Christ and His people. We must never forget the superiority of relationship over performance. Love is an active verb that is directed outward toward others. Cold love does not equate to old love, it is love without passion. As you listen to this life-changing message, reflect on your relationship with Christ and your relationship with His people. If you fall short, then simply repent and change from your old ways. Continue to fellowship and trust in God, and let Him direct your path. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop continues to teach on unforgiveness from Ephesians 32:14 and Mark 11:22-26. Bitterness and anger is usually the result over a trivial matter. The danger of bitterness in the heart, results in us treating people the way the devil treats them. Love and forgiveness are interwoven. You can’t have one without the other. As a believer, when our love is off with God, it results in ritual. This means we go through the motions of a believer, but our relationship with God is off and we have no power. Bishop uses the lesson of the withered fig tree to expound on the lesson. The lawlessness one is described as a satan’s representatives. In Rev. 2:1, the reason for cold love is the result of sin. As the body of Christ, we can’t afford to abandon our first love of God for the love man. When we placed our trust in man instead of God, we do Christian stuff, but there is no power. Our faith must be in God and only God. Faith, prayer, love, and forgiveness are all tied together. So, faking forgiveness will never prosper the believer. So, as you listen to the message, examine your heart and ask the Lord to show you any unforgiveness you may have against a person. Have a safe and bless week.
Bishop Rodgers continues the series on unforgiveness from Ephesians 4:31-23. There is no danger of forgiving too much. Those of us who have been forgiven so much by God should, of all should readily to forgive others. God has shown Himself "kind, tender-hearted, and forgiving to us, for the sole purpose you in turn will do the same toward your fellow man. God has forgiven us through Christ. This means He has cancelled your debt. Bishop expounds on the topic by covering Luke 7:36-50 "the sinful woman forgiven." No matter how much a person has done against us, it does not come close to what we have done against God. There is no hierarchy of sin in the sight of God: sin is sin. Sin infects every area of our lives, no matter how "good" we think we are. The sinful woman's love proved she had been forgiven. Love did not come first: it is a response of God's working in our lives. God's forgiveness is not automatic. This day choose to examine your life for any signs of unforgiveness. You can begin the healing process by first repent to the Lord for harboring unforgiveness regardless of the offense. Allow the Holy Spirit to begin ministering to you in the next steps. Have a safe and blessed week. We love you and are praying for you.
Today, Bishop continues the "STOP" series on the topic of unforgiveness from Ephesians 4:31-32. We, believers, are a part of the body of Christ and it is vital that what comes out of our month match our new wardrobe. This means foul language, bitterness, anger, wrath, shouting and slander should not come from a mouth which is used to praise God. Unforgiveness is the root source of many of our physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual problems. The term bitterness means "the settled disposition resentfulness it reflects a smoldering resentment." This spirit refuses reconciliation. Bishop defines each behavior which Christians must put away in Ephesians 4:31. The act of forgiveness is not merely dismissing something out of mind, or trying to forget it or overlook it. No matter what the person has done to us, we need to remember Christ, who knew no sin, died for all of our sins. We must show the same type of forgiveness. True forgiveness meant that even if in our own humanity we cannot completely forget the actions and effects that someone caused, we can forgive the sin itself. As you listen to this powerful message, reflect on your past and present relationships, please allow the Lord to show you any unforgiveness in your life. You don't want unforgiveness to cause you to miss what the Lord has planned for you. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues the "Stop Series" by teaching on not grieving the Holy Spirit from Ephesians 4:30. The word grieve means "to afflict with sorrow; to make sad or sorrowful." A more common meaning is to "treat others so as to cause grief." It makes the Holy Spirit sad when we know what to do but fail to do it. Because the Holy Spirit controls and guides speech, praise, prophecy, and tongues, we offend the Holy Spirit when we misuse the speaking gifts. As we continue to battle with our sinful nature, we should continue to live for Christ each day. We are not perfect, but we must live better today, than we did yesterday. We has believers are God's people and sealed with a mark of ownership. As believers, we should choose to do the Word and lead a disciplined live, because of our love for God and His Son Jesus. We pray this message will cause you to pause when dealing with other believers. Let's not grieve the Holy Spirit. May the favor of God be upon you and your family. Have a safe and blessed week. Remember, we are praying for you.
Today, Bishop continues the "Stop" series by teaching on stopping rotten talk from Ephesians 4:29. Since the mouth and heart are connected, our words can be a powerful force rather positive or negative. We will be judged by our words, so it is crucial for believers to be quick to listen and slow to speak. One's words reveals the true character of their heart. Also, we should not speak vaguely in words that could fit a thousand situations. One remedy to fix our words is to ensure our heart is full of the love of Christ so that only truth and purity will come out. Our conversation should benefit othesr and not tear each other down. Our witness to unbelievers can either win someone to Christ or turn them off because how we talk to people. Please meditate on this Word and join us next week on how "not" grieve the Holy Spirit. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop continues to teach on stealing. This message focuses on stop stealing from God from Malachi 3:7-12. The term tithe means "ten." In the Old Testament, it meant 10% of one's grains, fruit, animals or money. The offerings were contributions for the support of priests and Levites. In the New Testament, Jesus said our righteousness must exceed that of the law, or we will not enter the kingdom. Apostle Paul teaches us about "grace giving." As believers, we must never forget, everything we have belongs to God. Because we love God so much, we should be excited and happy to give God a portion what He has given us. If we continue to give under the law, we will never experience God's blessings upon our life. Enjoy this message and allow it minister into your heart. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues to teach from Ephesians 4:28 on the topic on stealing. Christians should not be associated with stealing in any form. Stealing is the taking of anything that rightfully or by nature belongs to others. Bishop described 3 forms of stealing. God has provided enough resources and manpower to meet every need for His people. Stealing is a characteristic associated with the satan. He is the father of lies and a thief. Stealing can be described as taking too many breaks at work, doing other stuff, when you are being paid to do a particular job. We stop becoming thief when we give to others. It is the will of God for us to work in order to have enough to give away. Be blessed by this powerful Word of God. Have a safe week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches on a topic which should not be used to describes believers. He teaches from Ephesians 4:26-27. As a new creation, we exchanged lying for speaking the truth. the Bible tells us we can be angry but not sin. Anger is an emotion and sin is a choice. Anger is defined as an emotional arousal caused by something that displeases us. God and Jesus both got angry, but did not sin. Anger is a form of insanity. When we do get angry, it is very important to settle the matter quickly and not allow the devil to get a foothold in our lives. Bishop explains three main reasons why Christians are angry. As you listen to this message, please examine your walk with Christ and identify any anger in your life. Bishop describes angry Christians as "Spiritually Unable to Perform" their duties in church which is needed for the church to grow. Don't be a "SUP!" Have a safe and bless week!
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches on a new topic about lying from Ephesians 4:25. When believers decide to follow Christ, it is both a one-time decision as well as a daily conscious commitment. Apostle Paul tells us to put away falsehood and speak the truth to ourselves and to our neighbors. A lie is a statement that is contrary to fact, spoken with the intent to deceive. When we speak truth, the Holy Spirit goes to work. When we lie, satan goes to work. Lying is a form of self-deception. Lies can be a spoken word, life under false pretenses and the lie of silence. We pray as you listen to this message, you can examine your life and ensure you are speaking and living in truth. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Minister Cohen Rodgers teaches from John 13:34 and 1st John 4:16 on "What Does Your Life Sound Like?" In society, sound tracks are important in the entertainment industry. As Christians, we need to be mindful of what type of sound we give off to others. Love should be the number one ingredient in our life that that sets the atmosphere. Also, love should cause believers to love unselfishly. Lastly, perfect love will never cause friendly fire. This mean as believers our love for others will never cause us to intentionally hurt us. This message cause us to reflect on what our life sound track is ministering to us. Also, today, we celebrated our Pastors 32nd Pastoral Anniversary. Have a safe and bless week. May this message cause you to reflect on how you love.
Bishop Rodgers continues the series on "The Believer's New Lifestyle" from Ephesians 4:20-24. Apostle Paul used three figurative descriptions to describe the new birth of Christians: learned, heard and taught. Truth is personal. Truth is Christ. The better I understand the word of God, the better I know the Son of God. If we believed the truth, we have received the life, then we will walk "in the way" and not after the example of the unsaved. The mind understands the truth of God's word, it is gradually transformed by the spirt, and this renewal leads to a changed life. May this word cause you to examine your "walk" with Christ and reveal the areas of your life which need to be changed. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Ephesians 4:17-21 on the characteristics of Christians. Apostle Paul states unity, maturity and morality should be pillars in the life of a Christian. As believers, we should not imitate the life of the unsaved people. The term "walk" expresses daily conduct and refers back to how believers are called to a higher calling in Christ. The word "walk" means "to live." Bishop describes the conduct of unbelievers, which should never be associated with believers. Our relationship with Christ must be personal in order for believers to live "Christ-like." May this word give you a deeper understanding of how a believer should live in a world full of sin. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers continues the series on the importance of the "Inclusive Church" from Ephesians 4:11-16. Christ possessed the authority and sovereignty to assign the spiritual gifts. In the early church, there were three kinds of office bearers: (1) apostles and prophets, (2) evangelist, and (3) pastor/teacher. The shepherd in the NT was the man who cared for the flock and led the sheep into safe places. Apostle Paul saw the church on two levels (1) Body of Christ (made up of true believers) gradually growing into spiritual maturity and (2) the local body of believers ministering to each other (growing together). Every believer as a part of the entire body. Unity of faith means a unity of belief in Christ and this belief relates intrinsically to our knowledge of Him. May this word reveal your purpose within the body of Christ. Have a safe and bless week.
Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches on how doing God's word releases His abundance from Deut. 28:1-2. There are over 2,000 verses on money, 500 on prayer and 500 on faith. The main God focused so much on money, because He knew it would be a stumbling block to revelation. The blessings of God are for believers who are obedient to His word. Blessings don't come because we read the word, but because we do the word. Obediently hearing the word is equated to doing the word. When the blessings of God come upon you, you don't have to run catch them. However, if you are prospering as a believer, it is because you are cursed. Failing to do the word brings curses. How do you fix this? Repent and stop robbing God in your tithes and offerings. May this word give you a deeper revelation on how to be a good steward of God's money. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues teaching from Ephesians 4:1-6 on "Walking in Unity." There is a great need to keep the peace and unity in the church, but often it is the place where it falls apart. Oneness of the church is essential for the work of Christ. There is no way for a believer to have issues with another believer unless they are walking in the flesh. A contentious spirit, seeking a position, forming cliques, self-centeredness, anger and wanting your own way are detrimental to love, joy and peace. Christ came to collect into one community a multitude of every complexion, from every land and unite them in one great brotherhood on earth. The one who walks in the spirit and who looks for the Lord's return is going to be a peacemaker and not a troublemaker. Believers are bound together because we have surrender totally to the love of Christ Jesus. The problem is are we really and totally surrendered to Christ. We pray as you listen to this message, you examine your walk with Christ and your relationship with fellow believers. May the Lord bless and keep you and your family during this week. Stay safe!
Today Bishop continues on the series "Walking in Unity" from Ephesians 4:1-6 (2-3). "Walk worthily" means to exhibit the kind of life that would do honor to the Holy Spirit. The character of the Christian is necessity if the universal church is going to fulfill her great task. Calling refers to the "effectual calling" is the work of God's spirit, convincing us of our sin and misery, enlightening our minds in the knowledge of Christ, and renewing our wills. Our conduct should reflect our new status in Christ. There was be humility, gentleness and a willingness to submit to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Lowliness (humility) is a developing virtue in Christians because it reflects our evaluation. Humility is an attitude and gentleness is the action derived from it. Meekness is the strength to control and discipline. All this equates to us (believers) must learn to get along with people of God. We must learn to be tolerant, forgiving and understanding of other believer's mistakes and sins. May this message teach you how to love (agape) others the same way Christ loves us. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop continues to teach from Galatians 5:24-26 on walking in step with the Holy Spirit. Sinful human desires and the Holy Spirit oppose each other. Those who belong to Christ have victory over the sinful desires. Freedom from lust and evil imaginations is only possible through spiritual worship of Jesus Christ. Each believer is to "keep in step" (John 3:5-6) with the Spirit, as an exhortation to obedience. We bear fruit when we are in step with the Holy Spirit. It is dangerous to fall behind or get in front of God. In step refers to conforming to the Spirit's direction and enablement. There are three problems we face in church that will cause us to not be in step in Christ. Problems are: (1) conceit, (2) provoking one another, and (3) envying. As believers, we need to make a point to learn to march (stay in step) with the Holy Spirit. We pray this message gives you a deeper understanding of the importance of staying in step with God. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop continues to teach in Galatians 5:19-23 on the works of the flesh and the fruit of the spirit. The flesh produces dead works, but the spirit produces living fruit, and the fruit has a seen for more fruit. Apostle Paul groups sin into 3 categories: (1) sexual, (2) superstitious, and (3) social sins (hatred, selfishness). Sin is the evidence we are not walking in the spirit. Works is something we do, but the spirit is something we produced. Fruit always bears the character of the tree that it produces. Love is vital. When we stop loving, we stop bearing fruit. The more we submit to the leading of the Spirit, the more we exhibit the quality of the fruit. What you behold is what you become. May this message reach the deepest part of your heart, so you too can produce the fruit of the Spirit. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today Bishop teaches on the conflict every believer faces on a daily basis from the Galatians 5:18-18. Every believer have the presence of the indwelling Holy Spirit as their persona power for living to please God. The "walk" indicates continuous action or a habitual lifestyle. Walking implies progress as we submit to the Spirit's control. Walking by the Spirit does not mean resting while the Spirit does all the work. The conflict is between the Spirit and our flesh - civil war. Our mind, will and emotions are subject to sin. The solution is to surrender our will to the Holy Spirit. May this Word empower you to fight the good fight of faith. May the presence of God guide you and your family all through this week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Ephesians 6:1-3 and Colossians 3:18-21 on the the critical of the father. Parents give their children three things: Bring them into being, provide them nourishment and give them instructions. There is a difference between obedience and honor. Obey means to do what another says to do and honor means respect and love. Obedience that recognizes parent's authority can carry over into recognizing God's authority. Apostle Paul gives four things Christians need to know to have harmony in Christ: (1) Christians are "in the Lord, (2) Obedience is right, (3) Obedience is commanded, and (4) Obedience brings blessings. Happy Father's Day to all spiritual, natural and surrogate fathers. Have a safe and blessed week!
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Galatians 5:8-10 on the topic "Who persuaded you to run?" We can look around the world and see how satan has seduced believers into loose living or becoming legalist. Paul's converts were seduced by false teachers who were physically attractive, eloquent in speech and able to put on a good show. Apostle Paul refused to engage in rhetorical gimmickry and other sinner-flattering techniques of persuasion. The false teachers used a little yeast (sin) to corrupt the new converts. The false teachers were making a slight deviation about the harmless rite of circumcision. Just a little poison (sin), if toxic enough will destroy the entire body. We pray during this season, you continue to put God first in every situation. Take care and may God bless you and your family.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Proverbs 16:1-3 on how believers can make right decisions. Have you ever asked yourself the question, "What were you thinking?"? We all have. First of all, we can't make right decisions based on emotions. Our decisions must be based on facts. Secondly, we can't think we can only be passive and only God is active. You can't drive a car when it's in neutral. Faith without works is dead. We must ask God for wisdom and to direct our path. Mankind can propose, but all plans are subject to God. God made the mouth and teaches us what to say. The first step in the decision making process is our mind must be renewed. Each thought prompts an action. Next, we must submit our thought to God. After we roll our thoughts onto Him, my thought will become agreeable to God's will for me. Finally, our plans will be established (succeed.) In the season we are in, it is vital for believers to be able to make right decisions to advance the kingdom of God. We pray this message teaches you how to make right decisions for you, your family, and in your life. May the Lord bless you and keep you and everyone connected to you.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers, teaches on the importance of a mother by starting at the beginning. God made male and female and He designated the man He made as co-regent of the universe. On the one hand, man is "the offspring of God," and on the other "sin came in through the fall." Adam was sent to work his new job, but he could not fulfill his purpose "be fruitful and multiply" by himself. There can never be any test of obedience that does not include a restriction. God gave Adam a helper Eve to "help meet" Adam's purpose. The helper is subordinate to the person with the responsibility. The devil offered Eve a false truth to deceive her. It is dangerous for one to follow one's own feelings." Because of sin, man's soul was disconnected from God's spirit. The Seed of the woman was the process through which Christ would come and connect man back to God. Please enjoy this message. Happy Mother's Day from Dayspring Christian Center. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop discusses the difference of resolution and reconciliation. We are a new creation in Christ. In Christ, all of our previous sins are cancelled. Outside of Christ, there is nothing but death, remorse, hopefulness and condemnation. Reconcile means to fix the relationship, while resolve means fixing the issue. The message of reconciliation is delivered through the ministry of reconciliation. It is our responsibility to receive the reconciliation done on the cross. We must personally appropriate Christ's work on the cross. Once we are reconciled back to Christ, we become ambassadors for Christ. Bishop discuss four things true about ambassadors. We can have unity without uniformity. Be bless by this powerful word of God. May this message minister to you, so it changes your mindset on reconciliation and resolution. Please continue to pray for us, and we will continue to pray for you.
Today, Bishop teaches on reconciliation from 2 Corinthians 5:14-19. In this passage of scripture, Paul proclaims believers are a new creation. Believers are changed from the inside out. It is not a superficial change. The creation of the church is a new creation. The devil has no original thought. He perverts God's creation so man thinks its a new thought. Since believers are a new creation, it requires a new way to looking at God's people. We can't judge people by what we see, but we should see believers through the eyes of faith. Since we are "in Christ," it is a tender and close union with Christ. Also, "in Christ" it requires believers to undergo a change in their views and feelings toward other believers. Bishop asked a couple of questions "have you been hurt?" "been disrespected? "tired of insults? and don't think certain people should be charge?" Since the answer is yes, we need to repent and once again be reconciled to Christ. May you be blessed by this life changing word. Have a safe week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Romans 5:8-11 on the next step when we heard a word with pricks our heart. The next step is reconciliation. Christ's death is the highest manifestation of God's love for us. While we were rebellious and wicked, Christ died for us. Justification is the act of God declares a sinful person is righteous based on a belief and trust in Jesus Christ. It is an acquittal that sets free all who were hopefulness prisoners of sin. Bishop defines pride, self-centeredness and egocentric predicament. How do we change? The change was started by God. There is a two step reconciliation process. Bishop pleads with the people of God who left a church upset or mad about a situation, problem or misunderstanding. God is calling for His people to be reconciled back to Himself. May this powerful Word of God cause you to examine your relationship with God. Have a safe and blessed week.
On this Resurrection Sunday, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Acts 2:36-39. After Peter gave his sermon to the house of Israel, the men were cut to the heart and asked the question "what shall we do." When we hear a word from God, it should cause us to ask the same question. The question leads to a change. The change must take place in the heart first. Repentance must involve both a change of mind and a change of action. If we change because of fear it is not a real change. Forgiveness does not abolish the consequences of what we have done but it puts us in right standing with God. Baptism is a sign of repentance and a changed heart -- an external, nonverbal expression or celebration of an inward reality. Baptism is the visible proof of repentance and commitment to follow Jesus. Real repentance makes us realize we cannot save ourselves. Repentance helps us get over our past and prepares us for our future. May this word cause you to make a heart change today. Be bless and have a safe week. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.
Tonight, Bishop teaches from a familiar passage Job 23:8-10. Job asked that question "Where is God?" But, we need to ask a parallel question "Where was God when Christ needed Him?" There are times when God is silence and seemed "absent", but it is a complement to our faith. Job appealed to God knowing he was a righteous man. He was confident if he had a trial, he would be proven innocent. Job had a problem finding God, but God knew exactly where Job was. There are times, like now, when God puts His own people into a furnace as a means to purify His people. If we run from the fire or the test, we will abort the ministry God's has for us. In this season, believers need to stand. Don't fear! Don't run! Remember who you are and whose you are. If you are a child of God and you are in God's army, then you have the victory. We need to believe (1) God knows our situation; (2) God is testing us; and (3) we will emerge a better man/woman. May this powerful message encourage you this week. Believe God and stand on His word. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Luke 9:30-33 on the "Ultimate Exodus" of Jesus Christ. Moses and Elijah had similar experiences. Both had mountain ministries. However, Jesus needed to be strengthened knowing His death was near. Death is a department or going out from this life. Going out from bondage, pain and humiliation, so death, to a saint, is a going forth from a land of captivity to one of plenty and freedom. Moses shared how God miraculous saved and delivered the people of Israel. Elijah stressed the many prophecies concerning the suffering of Jesus and the glory that should follow. We can't live on the mountaintop. We, as believers, must be able to go into the valley to meet the needs of others. In this season, you (as a believer) are you ready to stand before Christ? Are you ready to change your lifestyle? If not, its time to repent and get right with the Lord. If you are not save, it is a perfect time to accept Him as your personal Lord and Savior. Be blessed and have a great & safe week.
Tonight, Bishop teaches from Ephesians 3:14-20 on the power of God's love for His church. Apostle Paul teaches us God is our Father which gives believers our identity as "the Church." Apostle Paul's prayer points out four vital request: (1) inward power, (2) inward presence, (3), inward perception, and (4) inward provision. There is a threefold purpose of this. First, God's presence is established in our hearts. Second, we would be rooted and grounded in the revelation of God's love. Lastly, we would be filled with God's presence. Apostle Paul describes four dimensions of the intensity of God's love: (1) God's love reaches around the world; (2) God's love extends from eternity past to eternity future; (3) God's love addresses our deepest needs - no matter who or what; and (4) God's love came down from heaven to lift us to where He is, to meet us at the point of our need. May this message bless you and you reflect on how much God loves you. May God bless and keep you and your family.
Today, Bishop teaches from Ephesians 6:10-13 on how believers need to stand firm. The power is from Christ's resurrection. We have no power outside of God. Bishop teaches there are four reasons why Christians do not use the power of God. We know the victory is certain but the battle still must be waged. In order to stand firm, believers must be completely covered in the armor of God. Not only do Christians need to wear the armor of God, we need to continue in the spiritual disciplines such as Bible Study, prayer, church involvement, fasting and serving. Being a Christian is NOT a learned skill, it requires time and commitment. In this season, it is crucial for believers to not fear but to trust God and His power. Have a safe and blessed week. Continue to pray for us as we pray for you.
Today, Bishop continues to teach from Romans 13:3 & 4 on the topic "The Civil Minister of God." Everybody must submit to a higher power. Common laws are those which are used by the courts codified in the laws of the the government. Government is the "deacon" of God. Its job is to humbly serve. All early governments are temporary. As we journey through the next few weeks, remember God is still in charge. Stay strong in your faith. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues the series "The Law of Subjection" using Romas 13:1-2 as the foundational scripture. Lawlessness, contempt for authority, comes upon like a flood. When we resist God's authority we are operating in lawlessness. God created man to have dominion over the earth and not other humans. God's purpose for man was to keep order. Without constituted authority, the whole world would sink into chaos and sink. The one who resists authority is resisting what God has ordained. May this message change the way you view authority. Be blessed by this powerful message and have a safe week.
This first Sunday in March, Bishop teaches from Romans 13:1-2 on the topic "The Law of Subjection." The secular government is God's servant and it serves His purpose. Out of respect for an institution, Christians are required to show respect for rulers by paying taxes and obeying laws. There are three areas when Christians should resist authority: (1) If it violates a command of God, (2) When asked to do an immortal act, and (3) Believers must never go against their Christian conscience in order to obey the government. Lawlessness is comtempt for authority and all lawlessness is sin. As we enter the Lent season, our attitudes about secular authority and giving to God must change. Be blessed and have a safe week.
Today, Bishop continues part 2 of the series "Do the Right Thing Towards Your Enemies." Believers should never take matters into their hands when someone warns them. We need to let God do what He does as it pertains to vengeance. We must apply the "Principle of Replacement." This means when someone does evil to us, we must in turn pay good toward evil. Even if our enemy never repents, forgiving him/her will free the believer of a heavy load of bitterness. Please allow this message to change the way you view your enemies. Have a blessed and safe week.
Today, Bishop teaches on the importance of how believers should treat their enemies from Romans 12:17-21. As believers, we will have enemies. Jesus had enemies when doing the Lord's will. So shall we. As Christians, we must live on a higher level and return good for evil. If we decide to take matters in our hands and defend ourselves, then the Lord can't defend you. We don't wrestle with flesh and blood. The real enemy is satan and he will use people we trust and love to test us. Remember, we must trust God to work in the life of the one who wronged us. We must live at peace with everyone. This is a manifestation of Christian Character. Lastly, remorse is not the same thing as repentance. May this powerful Word change the way you see people who have wronged you. Have a bless and safe week.
Today, Bishop teaches on the importance of having a proper concept of God, so we have properly love our brothers and sisters. When we have an improper concept of God, it will cause us to see our brothers and sisters has an enemy. For believers to have a proper of image of God, our minds have to be renewed. This renewed mind will cause us to have a new mindset to the things of God. The right concept of God comes from being properly discipled. Lastly, it is important for believes to P. R. A. Y. for our brothers and sisters and not P. R. E. Y. We know some people are difficult to love, but so were you. Yet, God loved you so much He sent His son Jesus to die for you. We have no excuse for not showing agape love to others. Be bless and have a safe week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Romans 12:13 on the importance of hospitality and how it differs from entertaining. As believers, we can conquer the trials of life by: (1) rejoicing in hope, (2) enduring trials, and (3) continuing in prayers. Hospitality (manifested love) is the practice of receiving and entertaining guests, visitors, or strangers. The focus is on the guest. Entertaining is focused on the host. As Christians, we should actively seek opportunities to this manifesting love to our fellow believers. It is vital for believers who have enough or more to share their abundance with those who are in need. The word "distributing" is translated to communicating but means "sending of funds" (money). Hospitality can occur in a messy home or even while doing chores. Also, it improves with practice. As we enter into the month of February (the love month), let us not miss an opportunity to extend hospitality to our natural and spiritual family. Our prayer is that this word change the way you view hospitality. May the Lord keep and bless you and your family throughout this week.
Today, Bishop continues to minister from Romans 12:12 on "rejoicing in hope," "patient in suffering," and "faithful in prayer." A lazy Christian is a contradiction of terms. Believers can't afford to grow cold in their zeal. We rejoice in hope because it is founded on the unchangeable promise of God. We believe God will do what He said He would do. Hope respects what God has declared in His word. Endurance is a key trait of a true believer. Faithful prayer is the antidote to the worries of life. Without prayer, we would be overwhelmed by circumstances of life. Prayer is our lifeline to God. Lastly, we conquer the trials of life by doing all three critical things. May this powerful Word of God change your way of looking at trials and persecution. May the Lord bless and keep you throughout the week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues to teach from Romans 12:9-11 on the importance of agape love in ministry. Love precede the precepts. Faith works by love. When we, as believers, really love - we are practicing God. As believers, we need to take off the mask of love and stop pretending to care for others. As Christians, we should honor one another above ourselves. Instead of being centered on our own personal status, we should go out of our way to esteem others. There is no such thing as a lazy Christian. In our service to God must be done with diligence, zeal and earnestness. May this message change the way you see love. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Romans 12:6-8 on the God's gifts to the local body (church). It was never designed that all Christians should be equal. In God's perfect wisdom, He designed that all Christians should have different endowments. Christians need to be careful to not squander their's money, time, abilities, influence, or any talent because they are wasting what was entrusted to them by God. All sevens gifts listed in this passage of scripture only works with love -- and love is the most important gift. May this message change your way of viewing gifts in the body of Christ. Have a safe and blessed week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Romans 12:3-6 on practicing the plan God gave you. Each believer is a living part of Christ's body and each one has a spiritual function. Each believer has a gift (or gifts) to be used for the building up of the body and the perfecting of the other members of the body. The exercise of sound judgment will lead believers to recognize that in self there is nothing and it will yield the fruit of humility. There is no such thing an equality of gifts. Each believer has a different gift. True honor consists in rightly discharging the duties which God requires of us in our appropriate sphere. Be bless by this message. Have a safe and bless week!
On this New Year's Eve night, Bishop teaches from Romans 12:1-2 on the importance of serving one another. As believers are transformed in their minds and are conformed to the image of Christ, they will be able to discern, desire, and approve the will go God. The real source of quality relationships with others is full commitment to the Lord. Believers do not operate in a physical temple but are themselves God's temple. Apostle Paul gives us two reasons for this commitment: (1) It is the right response to all that God has done for us; and (2) This commitment is "our reasonable service" or "our spiritual worship." We can never be what we can't see. It takes the Holy Spirit to renew our minds and perceive the things of God. Happy New Year and may this word of God bring about a change for this coming year!
Today, Bishop P. O. teaches on the "Real Love" from 1st John 4:7-11. In this passage of scripture, John makes three key points: (1) God is the source of all love; (2) God models what genuine love is; and (3) God commands us to love each other. We move from the contention that God is love to the command that we are to love each other. The real Christian "practices being God." Since God is love, and we have claimed a personal relationship with God, we must of necessity reveal His love in how we live. The confessions of the Christian's mouth are expressed by the way we behave toward others. The last Sunday in 2019 it is important to demonstrate godly love to a dying world. Be bless by this life changing word of God. Be safe and may the Lord bless and keep you in every area of your life.
Today, Bishop teaches from John 1:14 on what is means God our "Immanuel." The word became flesh by the miracle of the virgin birth. "Flesh" in John 1:14 means "human nature," not sinfulness or weakness. Christianity is Christ & Christ is God. In the incarnation, the word did not cease to be God, but became God in human flesh. The glorious presence of deity was embodied in Him. The disciples saw glimpses of His glory on the Mount of Transfiguration. They saw Him display the attributes or characteristics of God (grace, goodness, mercy, wisdom, truth, glory as of the Father. We too, can display the attributes of God because He dwells in us. Those called by His name. As we begin to celebrate the Christmas season, let us display God's characteristics in how we interact with others. Let's display the love of God, because He loved us. Have a Merry Christmas from Dayspring Christian Center.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers continues the series on "God is Committed to Our Joy." Bishop teaches from Galatians 1:6-9 on how the Galatians defected from the gospel of Christ and embraced false teachers. Grace is simply God's favor to undeserving sinners. Believers cannot mix grace and works, because the one excludes the other. The law means "I have to do something because I am saved," whereas, grace means "I'm saved, so I can do something." It is important to remember we (believers) must adhered to the true gospel of Christ and not fall prey to false doctrine. Be encouraged by this life changing message. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop continues the series on "God is Committed to Our Joy" from Philippians 1:3-7. In spite of Apostle Paul's, physical situation of being jailed, he still found joy with the Philippian church. The Corinth church was plagued by internal strife, Ephesus church was plagued by false teachers, Colosse church was turning away from Christ to heresy and the Thessalonica was entertaining rumors about Paul. Paul teaches us joy rises above the rolling waves of circumstances. It keeps us on a even keel no matter how happy or sad we might feel about our situation. Joy reflects a vertical perspective centering on God. As believers, we realize true joy is only found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. Have a safe and joyful week and remember God is still in charge.
Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Philippians 1:3-7 on how God is committed to joy. Apostle Paul was writing about joy when he was in prison and in chains. Psalms 42 and 43 depicts how a man in distress or in depression looks like. It depicts a picture of sorrow, sadness, loneliness, alienation, and separation adds to a depressed state or state of despair. "Deep calls to deep" means blow follows blow; however, if we have joy on the inside, it will show on the outside. Our hope in God should put a smile on our face. The smile does not mean the depression or circumstance is not real, but it means our God is greater than our situation or circumstance. During this season, many believers experience depression, but remember the joy of the Lord is our strength. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Romans 8:28 on the subject "For Christians Only." God works in "everything" - not just isolated incidents but for our good. Bishop stresses the point that many Christians are not really saved. If they were really saved, they would never walk away from God or leave the place where He has placed His name (church). Work together for good: our welfare, promotion of true piety, peace and happiness in our hearts. They co-operate and mutually contribute to our good. If you a Christian, and left a bible believing church because of people, pastor, etc., you must go back and get it right. It would be a tragedy for those Christians to miss going to heaven because of issues. It is okay to go back to the church and repent. After you repent, then you may go to a different church. Please listen to this message and believe God. This is a week of thanksgiving. Please remember everything the Lord has brought you through and give Him thanks. Have a safe and blessed week.
Tonight, Bishop Rodgers continues to the marriage series on "How to Win Your Spouse?" He teaches on the four areas of responsibility in a husband and wife relationship: physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual. Be bless by this message.
Today, Bishop teaches from Haggai 2:10-19 "moving from lack to blessing." Sometimes, what we are doing is not as important as why we are doing it. God has purpose and a plan, and you cannot achieve the purpose outside the plan. Keeping company with those who are NOT walking in obedience to the Word, will cause us to disobey God. Dirt rubs off, clean does not. We will never be good enough to change a bad person. When we focus on ourselves instead of God, we restricts the blessing of God in our life. We need to put first things first...meaning God and the work He has called us to do. Please be encouraged by this life changing Word. May the Lord continue to bless and keep you and your family.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Luke 16:10-13 on the importance of faithfulness in the kingdom. Money and faithfulness are tied together. Life is a stewardship and we must use our God-given opportunities faithful. A steward is someone who manages another's wealth. He does not own the wealth, but he has the privilege of enjoying it. It is vital we give much attention to the things that concern eternity as we do our worldly business. This is a powerful life changing Word of God. Happy Veterans' Day! Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Romans 1:16-17 on the power of gospel. Gospel literally means "God spells" out His plan to save mankind. The Bible contains facts that must be believed. Commandments must be obeyed and promises must be accepted. The gospel is the cure for mankind. Please enjoy this Word and have a save and bless week.
Tonight, Bishop Rodgers teaches from 1st Peter 3:1-7 on ways for a believer to win their spouse to Christ. There are three primary kinds of social relationships: government, workplace and the family. Each of these entities requires the believer to be submissive. We must be submitted to our local officials, to our employers and to our partner in marriage. It is vital as believers we demonstrate our Christ-like behavior in all three areas. We pray this message blesses you and your family. Have a great day.
Today, Bishop continues the series on "Our Response to Salvation: Do Not Yield to Sin." The symbol of Samson's strength was his hair. The downfall of Samson was he appraised to himself, what God had done through him. Our falls always teach us best, sin is the hardest taskmaster. Restoration always takes place after godly sorrow and repentance. Be bless by this powerful Word from God. Have a safe & bless week.
Tonight, Bishop teaches from 1st Corinthians 10:31-33 on how to properly resolve conflict. Whenever people interact with one another, there is a potential for a difference of opinion or purpose. Valuable relationships are damaged or destroyed, time and money are wasted and promising careers fail because of conflict. Bishop provides nine guidelines we can use to resolve conflict. Have a bless night.
Today, Bishop continues the series "The Rescue of Mankind" be teaching believer to not yield to sin. He teaches from Romans 6:12-13. When people confess Jesus has their Lord and Savior, we can not continue to yield to fleshy thoughts and behaviors. God wants to to yield our members (our bodies) as tools for building His kingdom and weapons for fighting His enemies. The longer we walk with Christ, the deeper our fellowship will become. Be bless by this powerful and life changing message. Resist the devil and he will flee. Have a safe and bless week.
This is the continuation of the series "The Rescuing of Man" Part II. Bishop teaches from Romans 6:1-11 on the description of a saved person. Sanctification is the ongoing development of holiness in the life of the Christian. The Holy Spirit convicts the Christian of sin and changes their character. When a Christian recognizes sin, they know they can call upon the power of God to help us overcome it. The Christian is free to choose between doing wrong and doing right. They replace sinful thoughts and actions with righteous ones. A true believer no longer practices sin and no longer yields to sin. They cannot not totally live without sin, but they no longer lives in sin. This is a life changing message. We pray you receive revelation knowledge and understanding, and allow this message to transform your life. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop starts a series from Romans 5:12-21 on the topic of "The Rescue of Mankind." All of sin is the result of disobedience. Sin and death are always together. Sin affects the whole body. Christ is the cure for the sinner. God credits Christ's righteousness to sinners who believe and accept His gift. Christ paid the penalty for sin and guilt and has fulfilled the just requirements of the law. Christ was "made sin" in the place of sinners, dying as their substitute. Once Jesus lift us into God's presence, we are free to obey - out of love, not necessity, and through God's power, not our own. Be bless by this powerful message. Have a great and safe week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from John 10:1-10 on how believers gain access to the church. The job of the Shepherd is to care, conduct and government of the church. Christ is the only door to the church. Those who God called to govern His people are called under shepherds (pastors). Bishop provides six markers of a good shepherd. Be bless by this powerful message. Have a safe and wonderful week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from John 7:1-10 on the timing of God. Many of us excuse our poor use of time by thinking that if we knew exactly what God wanted us to do, we would use our days more wisely. But this is not true. When God sends you to a church, you will stay there. Enjoy this powerful message. Have a safe and bless weekend.
Today, Bishop tackles the subject of third party offenses using Proverbs 3:30 and Proverbs 26:17 as the biblical references. Godly wisdom is needed to stay out of other people's business. As Christians, we must avoid unnecessary disagreements. Bishop covers 4 ways to get over hurt. This is a powerful lesson that is needed for the body of Christ to grow up. Be encouraged and have a safe & bless week.
Today, Bishop continues the series "The Practice of Willful Sin" from Hebrews 10:26-31. Willful sin is equivalent to not drawing near, not confessing and not assembling in God. A small leak neglected will sink a ship. Ask yourself two questions: (1) What do I like about church? and (2) What do I like about this church? The answer is your seed which you should nurture to bring about fruit in the kingdom of God. There is nothing wrong with God's church, but there is something wrong with us. This is why we are in church. Enjoy this powerful message. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Hebrews 10:26-31 on the topic of "Willful Sin" in the lives of believers. The Holy Spirit lives within each one whose sins has been forgiven. Our salvation must be more than intellectual but spiritual. It is vital that we do not ignore the leading of the Holy Spirit. Also, we must be careful not to be victims of "leukemia of noncommitment." This is a powerful message and we hope it ministers to you and turns you toward God for mercy & forgiveness. Have a bless & safe week.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from 1st Samuel 18:1-16 on how success brings problems. He uses David's as an example of the problems he faced when he was anointed king. The moment you prove yourself faithful in natural things, and begin to achieve some measure of success, get ready for some changes. Any success will bring you problems, but who you serve will determine how they are solved. As believers, we need to be faithful and not ambitious. Remember, you are not stuck, you are being faithful in the season you are in. Be bless by this powerful message. Have a great and safe week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Luke 12:41-48 on what we as believers should be doing while we are waiting on the Lord. Believers should be working in the kingdom of God. God uses natural things to teach us spiritual realities. God expects His people to watch, work and be faithful to His word. As we are faithful, we will be given increased opportunities and responsibilities. The more we grow up in the word the more we must do with the word.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from the following scriptures Exodus 13:17-19, Deu. 8:2-31, Mark 1:4 and Luke 1:80 about the purpose of the wilderness experience. The wilderness suggests a time of testing and learning patience. It is an opportunity to grow up spiritually. We should never put our trust in man or leaders, but God alone. God tests us to so we will know what's in our hearts. It is a humbling experience, but it is crucial in the life of a believer. Be bless by this powerful message. Have a great and safe week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Matthew 18:21-35 on the topic "Release Me & Let Me Go." Peter provides an excellent example on how we has believers can walk into unforgiveness. Peter lack humility because he assumed his brother would sin against him, but Peter would not sin against his brother. Love keeps no records of wrongs. We need to learn how to forgive often, until it becomes a habit.
Today, Bishop teaches from Genesis 4:1-7 on the consequences of carnal worship. Cain and Abel represent two classes of people: The lost and the saved. Cain was mad at God and took out his anger on Abel. Abel's offered his offering with an eye to God's will; unlike Cain did not offer in faith. An unforgiving spirit can hinder our worship to God and destroys our fellowship with God and His people.
Today, Bishop teaches on recognizing demonic activity in a believer's life from Luke 8:26-39. There is a distinction between disease and possession. Bishop outlines six tactics of demons and characteristics of demonic activity in someone. As believers, if we recognize demonic activity within our loves ones, we have an obligation to pray and fast for that loved one until they come out of bondage. Be bless by this powerful message. Have a bless and safe week.
Today, Bishop continues the series "Let Jesus Take Command" from Luke 5:1-11. Bishop uses Peter's as an example on how Peter grew from a fisherman to God's man by seven step process. This is a descriptive picture of the steps Jesus used in calling men to help Him in the enormous task of reaching the world. Be bless by this powerful message. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers starts a new series from Luke 5:1-11 on the importance of understanding the first attributes of God's nature examining how Peter allowed Jesus to take command of his vessel. As followers of Christ, we should strive to be full-time followers instead of part-time followers. Enjoy the powerful message. Have a safe and bless week.
Bishop P. O. Rodgers continues the series "How We Grow in the Kingdom?" from Mark 4:26-29. Souls are waiting to come into the kingdom. God determines how we grow. There is a three step process to growth: (1) We sow the seed (Word); (2) The soil (hart) is prepared by the Holy Spirit and (3) The process of growth takes place in steps (work of the God). Be bless by this powerful message. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers continues the series on "How We Grow in the Kingdom" from Mark 4:26-29. The church is a work in progress. It is being built and the kingdom is here. Bishop teaches on how righteousness is a believer's position in Christ; peace is a believer's condition in Christ and joy is the believer's disposition because of Christ. Enjoy this powerful and life changing Word. Have a safe and bless weekend.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Mark 4:26-29 on how we grow in the kingdom. The work of Christ is build the church and the work of the believer is to reveal the kingdom. The kingdom of God is the rule of God. The kingdom is NOT a matter of external performance, but of internal changes that are reflected on the outside.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Deuteronomy 26:1-19 on the three public confessions we as believers are required to make. The three confessions are first fruits, God's faithfulness and our obedience. We must be totally souled out to God and playing church. Enjoy this powerful message. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, as we celebrate the last day of our Pastor's 31st Anniversary, Apostle Kenneth Anderson, God of Deliverance Ministries - Rocky Mount, delivers a powerful message on the importance of understanding your "Why". He teaches from Acts 9:4-6 on understanding "why" or "purpose" for being part of the a local church. The more you think you are whole (without pastors), the less you need the pastors, which can be spiritually dangerous. Enjoy this powerful message and may you apply it into your life. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from John 15:12-17 on the topic of "What Kind of Friend Are You?" Many of us have acquaintances but very few friends. Sometimes, we misplace our trust, by putting our trust and faith in people instead of God. Bishop teaches three key principles required in friendship. Christian love is not a feeling, it is an act of one's will. Please examine your Christian love walk as you answer the question: "What type of relationship do I have with Jesus?" Be bless by this powerful word. Have a great and safe week.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Matthew 16:21-24 on God's purpose for each one of us. God's plan for us will not be revealed unless we are willing to be instructed. Also, he tells us four key things to remember about purpose. Be bless by this powerful message. Have a great and safe week.
Today, Pastor Barbara teaches from John 13:34 on the importance of godly love. Love is a decision. If you walk in love you, you will fulfill the Ten Commandments. If we practice Joy: Jesus, Others and Yourself, this is love. We must be accountable to each other. Happy Mother's Day from the Dayspring Family. Be bless by this powerful word on love. Have a safe & bless weekend.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Romans 5:1-5 on the five results of justification. If we have faith, we can experience a different life. Faith may require a human action and some waiting. Our different life will be full of peace with God, joyful hope, personal development, a growing awareness of God's love and continued reconciliation with Him. Be bless by this powerful message. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Matthew 21:18-22 on the dangers of a believer aborting their potential. He gives six steps to developing one's potential in Christ. Please apply these six steps in your life and release your potential in the body of Christ. Have a safe and fruitful week.
This Resurrection Sunday, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Acts 2:23-26 on the fours proofs for the purpose of the resurrection. First, it proves the truthfulness of the Word of God, second it proves the deity on the Son of God. Listen to this message for the other two proofs of the resurrection. Please be bless by this powerful message and understand why we as Christians view this day as the fulfillment of God's Word! Have a safe week!
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Luke 7:36-50 on the six challenges of true worship. True worshippers are always givers. We know we never come into God's presence empty handed. We understand true worship brings separation. Be empowered to become true worshippers by applying these six principles. Have a safe and bless week.
Today, Bishop P. O. Rodgers teaches from Romans 1:16-17 on the importance of biblical righteousness. Being saved is not just about going to heaven. Faith is not about feeling, we can't feel saved. We must have the character of God. Righteousness is right standing in God. I'm going to do what God saids to do. Please be bless by this powerful message. Have a safe & bless week.
Today, Bishop continues part 2 from last week's message "Entering & Abiding in the Presence of God" from the scripture Hebrews 10:19-25. Once we have entered into the presence of God, we must remain in His presence. People who are spiritually dead go from one bad decision to another. One encounter with God will last a lifetime. We know we are saved when trouble comes and we don't give up or give in. Please be bless by this powerful message. Have a bless and safe week.
Today, Bishop teaches from Hebrews 10:19-24 on the difference of a backslider and an apostate. An apostate is one who rejects the truth after having known it. The backslider rejects only a portion of the truth. Salvation is made up of three parts: faith, hope and love. Going to church is Christ-like. It is important to stay connected to a body of believers. This is how we demonstrate our love for others. Enjoy this message. Have a safe and bless week
Today, Bishop Rodgers teaches from Romans 10:8-10 on the power of our confession. Praise always relates to the Word of God. Praise launches the Word, but the Word has the power. If you want the Word to work in your life, you have to release the Word in your life. The Word gives expression to our faith. Be bless by this powerful Word. Have a safe and bless week.