Posts Tagged ‘pastor manny’

I Love When a Plan Comes Together!

“I love it when a plan comes together!”  This was the famous line cited by the fictional Colonel John “Hannibal” Smith of the A-Team.   As a teenager, I loved the show because it’s characters, even though the plot was somewhat predictable.  There was a challenge… then a plan… and then the execution of the plan.…

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Getting Our Second Wind!

Let us not become weary in doing well, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6:9) Weariness is the primary enemy of the believer that has captured purpose and has an understanding of destiny.  Before the demonic kingdom can ever manipulate, distort and influence, weariness…

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HONOR!

Beginning March 20th, we begin a new series that, I feel, will alter the life of our ministry.  I know that all sermons series are important; after all, they’re the spiritual food that brings us to a place of understanding and maturity.   But this series is more than that; it holds to key to the…

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Tithing Vow…

This Sunday I’m continuing in our message series, TITHING VOW. What a powerful time we had last Sunday!  I was blessed to see the two long lines that formed in our isles, as hundreds of people who brought their tithe, received a revelation of tithing and made a vow to tithe. This week we’ll unpack more…

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GOD CLUES

We all have a tendency to limit God. And the stronghold of these limits is located in the personal arena of our faith.  It’s easier to believe God for miracles when “who” or “what” we believe God for is dislocated from our personal environment.  When there’s no personal attachment and no emotional loss at stake,…

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Just How Willing Are You?

1 When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. 2 A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” 3 Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed…

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OUR GREATEST CHALLENGE

We started a new message series yesterday, “HE LOVES ME – HE LOVES ME NOT.“ The reason why I named it that way is because of our understanding of God’s love for us.  Unfortunately, our understanding of it is as bad as a coin toss.  Churches are filled with people who still think God is mad at…

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I LOVE MISSIONS MINDED PEOPLE!

I love people who’re “missions minded.” These types of people are constantly mindful of others instead of themselves.  They make constant sacrifices in order to aid the purpose of missions.  They live life in with an adventurous approach; putting their faith on the line many times in order to see people lives touched by God.…

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AWAKE

My niece, Makenzie Rivera is a very gifted young lady. She is the daughter of Pastors Tony and Dianna Rivera. She’s 15 years old and has a great understanding of God’s Kingdom.  She read to the congregation a poem she authored during our special meetings this past weekend.  I loved it so much that I…

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A Hollywood Disappointment

I’ve concluded that the movie industry has caused us to embrace a paradigm of desiring to live life in highlights. A movie has a way of combining days, weeks or years into a 2-hour drama or action-packed series of events.  And those are the best movies; regardless of the genre, it’s the ones that grab…

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