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1 Waiting on the Lord

An old message shared at the Coffee House stressing the need for believers, even under the Gospel, to wait on the Lord.


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The Mystery of God

That their hearts might be comforted being knit together in love,

and to all riches of the full assurance of the understanding,

to the full knowledge of the mystery of God,

and of the Father and of Christ,

in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

Sadly this is the last message from the Coffee Shop since the restaurant is closing due to the economy. Please pray for us that Lord opens another avenue for ministry or directs us as to how we best spend the time for His glory and Name’s sake.

In the sermon I briefly address the following-

Strong’s Greek #2532 – kai, pronounced  kah’ee – apparently, a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words:–and, also, both, but, even, for, if, or, so, that, then, therefore, when, yet.



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Learn of Me

James 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? 6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

Mt 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.


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Adorning the Doctrine of God our Saviour

11-30-2012 Coffee House message.

This message was somewhat of a cross between two messages I have shared both here on Gates of the City and preaching elsewhere. One being Justified in the Spirit and the other Because of the Angels.

I hope this blesses you.

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Don’t settle for weak faith!!

11-9-2012 Coffee House message taken from Romans 14 and Colossians 1

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Lay Hold of Eternal Life

But we are bound to give thanks always to God for you, brothers beloved of the Lord, because God has from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Add to your faith . . .

Have you added to your faith since you believed?

Have you truly tapped into the grace of God?

(If not you’re in danger of falling…)

2Pe 1:5  And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; 6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; 7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. 8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

Wherefore when He came into the world, He saith, “Sacrifice and offering Thou wouldest not, but a body hast Thou prepared Me.”

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Preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ

Paul warned the church of another Jesus . . . which Jesus is yours?  
Is your Jesus the one that will save you from your sins and the wrath of God?

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God has promised to reward us in Hebrews 11:6 with understanding if we would “diligently” seek Him. Answering His call to personal holiness, picking up our crosses and following Him is how we seek Him. To those who obey this mandate Jesus said He would give to them “to know the mystery of the kingdom of God” (Mark 4:11).We are required to “diligently” seek if we are to find, just as we must actively knock if the door of understanding is to be opened unto us. We must humbly acknowledge our ignorance and ask for understanding if we are to be enlightened by God’s Holy Spirit. Nothing is more blinding than the light one proudly thinks himself to have. Yet, all our seeking, knocking, and asking must be with an intention of true faithfulness if we are to receive anything from God. It is only when “our hearts condemn us not” of sin that we have true “confidence” toward God. It is in that place and condition that “whatsoever we ask, we receive of Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight” (I John 3:21, 22).

(Excerpt from Justified In the Spirit)

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Coffee House 9-18
Legality versus Legalism

Note: In this message I state “grace is not unmerited favor.” For clarification my intent was to express how is grace is not just unmerited favor, it is much much more than that. By grace are we saved, therefore we need to understand God’s grace if we are to fully utilize it and not frustrate it or exhaust its sufficiency before it completes the task God gives it to accomplish in our hearts. Therefore, grieve not the Spirit of Grace and lay hold of the power of the Gospel which makes dead men live and to turns sinners into saints.

Run the race He has set before you lawfully . . .

1Cor 9:24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown. 26 Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. 27 But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.

Ga 5:7 You ran well. Who hindered you from obeying the truth?

Php 3:14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

2Ti 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

2Ti 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

Heb 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.

Sept. 14th, Friday night’s message….

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To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven,

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted,

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance,

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together,

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away,

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak,

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.



Sept. 7th, Friday night’s message….

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1Co 16:22 If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.

Except . . .

Posted: September 1, 2012 in Coffee House


Friday night’s message….

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Except . . .

John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 5 Jesus answered, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.”

 John 3:27 John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven.”

  John 6:44 No man can come to Me, except the Father which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.

 John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His blood, ye have no life in you.”

 John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in Me.

 Matt 5:20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

 Matt 18:3 And said, “Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”

 Matt 26:42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, “O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from Me, except I drink it, Thy will be done.”

 Luke 13:3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

  1Cor 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

  2Cor 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?

 2Tim 2:5 And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

 Jos 7:12 Therefore the children of Israel could not stand before their enemies, but turned their backs before their enemies, because they were accursed: neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you.

Psalm 119:92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.

 Psalm 127:1 Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

Amos 3:3 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Friday night’s message….

If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be accursed


Message shared at the end of the evening stressing our need, even under the Gospel, to wait on the Lord.

Waiting on the Lord