Pastor Israel preaches ( and Pastor Donald Menga Interprets) a powerful sermon entitled “HUMBLE YOURSELVES. This sermon how how God resists the PROUD but lifts up and exalts those who live in humility and dependence on the God to whom we owe thanks for every heartbeat. The Video sermon is in three parts.
When Jesus Christ of Nazareth ‘ busted out of the tomb’ after His victory on the cross he brought many, many blessings to mankind! Messenger Marcus proclaims how these blessings of the resurrection will powerfully impact the lives of all who trust Him.
This sermon was preached by Marcus John Philpott at Catton Assembly (Oak Grove chapel), Norwich UK – on Sunday 27th March 2016. Easter sunday. It is an exposition of Matthew chapter 28, which is a glorious chapter on the glorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. My prayer is that it will bless you.
This sermon is entitled “How Christ Learned Obedience Through Sufferings” and was preached from Catton Christian assembly Jesus Christ source of life, Norwich, UK by Marcus John Philpott on April 15th 2019.
Jesus majestic voice stills life’s storms. Jesus Word of God breathes life into death, hope in despair, blessing where there has been cursing; His beautiful voice brings many, many blessings as He speaks eternal life into us. Evangelist Marcus, proclaims the many blessings that come to us as he speaks. Enjoy the presentation that comes with the audio sermon that was preached at “Jesus Christ Source of Life”, Catton, Norwich City, UK on Sunday 20th Feb, 2022.
Together we look at Christ’s amazing Bride, The Church. Messenger Marcus describes her origin from the person of the very Son of God Himself. We look at her nature and privileges. This video (in three parts) was also transmitted simultaneously on the Moments With God Broadcasting Network Radio/TV.
Evangelist Messenger Marcus Send a message to lift us up in praise and adoration to the one who has Risen from the dead. Our Lord Jesus has all the blessings and all the fruits of the spirit that he pours into us in abundance. Because we belong to him and we are United with him in his death and Resurrection, every one of His redeemed children should carry the fruits of righteousness that our saviour possesses – because from him we receive all spiritual blessings in heavenly places.
Pastor Israel preaches on the blessings of those ; being chosen by God; being God’s chosen ones. Scripture clearly teaches that no man can come to Christ unless God The Father draws him. It also teaches that no human decision, wisdom or power can bring about God’s purposes. All has to be accomplished according to God’s will, God’s power and God’s way. This sermon is in 3 video sections/
Messenger Marcus preaches, explaining the difference between the inner and outer anointing of the Holy Spirit. In these closing days of history just before our Lord Jesus returns to earth, we need both. We need to be full within of the “Life giving Spirit” of Jesus Christ spoken of in 1 Corinthians 15:45. We also need to be clothes with the power of the Holy Spirit outwardly for the power to serve our God in the miraculous operations of God.
Holy Spirit Gifts and Fruits
In our service for God as believers, we need BOTH Holy Spirit gifts and fruits. We read that the priests who entered into the most holy place to serve Jehovah in the tabernacle of Moses had a bell and a pomegranate alternatively around the borders of their garments. So what did this signify? if we turn to first Corinthians chapter 13 verse one we read these words………
And so we can say that if we have the spiritual gift of tongues then without love it is just like a tingling symbol or a shallow musical instrument. The bells on the priest’s garment represented gifts of the Holy Spirit. The pomegranates on the other hand represented fruit of the Holy Spirit. As Christians God wants us to have fruit in our lives; God wants us to have the beautiful fruit of joy, peace and all the other fruits that are in the nature of the Lord Jesus Christ. God also wants us to have anointing not only inwardly but also upon us. We need the power of the Holy Spirit upon us to do the works of God; and for this we need to develop and grow in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We need within us the fruit and the nature of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ and we need upon us the power to serve God.
The Disciples Human Weaknesses
The disciples were a strange bunch to be chosen by the Lord and they were full of weaknesses in their lives. For instance they were jealousy ambitious. We read in the gospel of Matthew, chapter 20 – the following ……
Yes, who would be great among us in church life, must become a servant. Jesus himself lived the life as a servant. He even took a towel and wash the disciple’s feet, (John 13:x to x) But James and John and all the other disciples were ambitious and clamouring for power.
We read in Luke chapter 9 that they were arguing with each other who would be the greatest.
The disciples also were often weak in faith. Even though they have been walking with the lord Jesus for about 2 years. When there was a storm on the lake and they were threatened by the waves and the winds,they cried out to the Lord to save them. Our Lord Jesus rebuked them for their lack of faith ….,,
Also, the disciples were not men of great prayer. Jesus had continually shown them an example for the whole time that he was with them. How he would pray very early in the morning; he would find a quiet spot and be alone with God His Father in prayer. Though they had seen him faithfully pray it would appear that they were weak in their prayer life. We read that at the hour when Jesus needed hem the most to watch and pray with him they they were sleeping…..
The One who was the beloved Lord of Glory – the One who was anointed with the Holy Spirit without measure (John 3:34) was walking by their side. He was promising them that one day soon ( after His death and resurrection) he would come to dwell within them! It’s wonderful to walk with Jesus but it’s even more wonderful when you walk with Jesus and Jesus is inside you as well. He wants to live inside us his very life. Jesus is not just our example but inside us He is our powerhouse and our Dynamo!
The glorious and magnificent day came when on the cross of Calvary Jesus shed his precious blood and became an offering for the sins of the whole world. He took upon himself the sins of the whole world. Your sins as well as mine were taken by Jesus, and now if we trust him the scripture says that he gives us his righteousness.
Not only did Jesus do this upon the cross but also he defeated Satan I LOVE the word “”spoiled in colossians 2:15, ( King James version.)
Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it ( the cross)..
The word “spoiled” in the original Greek is the verb “ apekduomai”: Phonetic Spelling: (ap-ek-doo’-om-ahee). This verb means to …
…. to completely strip off from oneself, throw off, divest, thoroughly renounce, .
Our Lord Jesus totally destroyed and desiccated the power of Satan so that we would no longer have to live with his authority over, attitudes and conduct. Not only did Jesus bear the sins of the whole world and break the power of Satan but he also took old sinful nature which is called the ‘old self’ to the cross.
Rom 6:6 – We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin., (ESV).
On the cross Jesus took that old inclination to sin which is in every one of us and broke it’s power so that from now onwards we will no longer have to serve sin but we would be servants of righteousness.
Raised Up To Heavenly Realms
And there is MORE!. He raised us up to heavenly realms. The Book of Ephesians chapter 2 tells us ……
Eph 2:6, 7 – (God) raised us up with him (Christ) and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus, (ESV).
We become dead to the world in virtue of his death; we become alive unto God in virtue of his resurrection. On earth we are exalted to honor, peace, and hope, in virtue of his resurrection; in heaven we shall share his, glory and partake of his triumphs.”
(Barnes NOTES on the Bible)
The Life Giving Spirit
Something else amazing and wonderful happened when Jesus rose from the dead, as the second Adam in his Resurrection he became the light giving spirit.
It’s wonderful news that Jesus Christ in his Resurrection became the life-giving spirit. Let me take you to to John chapter 20. Here we read that the disciples do not know that Jesus has risen from the dead. They are terrified of the Jewish Sanheddrin that they might be arrested and suffer the same fate as their master! They were hiding away behind locked doors terrified. But Jesus appeared in their midst and show them his hands inside
John 20:19 to 21 – On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” 20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. 21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
Then he breathed into them. the light giving spirit of Jesus Christ of Nazareth reprieved into the disciples.
Something wonderful happened to them when Jesus breathed into them. The life- giving Spirit of Jesus entered them and they were completely changed!
They were changed INWARDLY at that moment. they still have to wait to receive the power of the holy spirit upon them to serve the Lord but they were changed mightily in Woodley let us look at that change. Previously I have explained that before Jesus breathed upon them they were full of the old nature of rivalry and pride. They were also fearful and lucky in faith. They were a bunch of disciples who were not really committed to prayer in a powerful way. But now they’re all that is changed. After the good Lord Jesus had commanded them to wait for the promised holy spirit to give them power to serve……..
Acts 1: 4, 5- while they were gathered together,a He ( Jesus) commanded them: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift the Father promised, which you have heard Me discuss. 5For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
……we find that they now have the spiritual strength to stay in prayer, for 10 days earnestly praying in one accord all together United .
Acts 1: 12 to 14- Then they returned to Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, which is near the city, a Sabbath day’s journey away.c 13When they arrived, they went to the upper room where they were staying: Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James. 14With one accord they all continued in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers.
Also before the Lord Jesus breathed upon them but life giving spirit Peter was a man who was always making mistakes. He was never spiritually decisive or clear concerning God’s ways and will.
But now that Jesus had breathed into him he was able to expound the scriptures from the old testament. He was able to see clearly by the Spirit of God how Jesus Judas was prophesied in the old testament. He was able to explain Judas defection and betrayal according to the scripture in..
Acts 1:15 to 17- In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (a gathering of about a hundred and twenty) and said, 16“Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled which the Holy Spirit foretold through the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide for those who arrested Jesus. 17He was one of our number and shared in this ministry.”……
Verse 20 – For it is written in the book of Psalms: ‘May his place be deserted let there be no one to dwell in it, and,‘May another take his position.
This inspiring sermon, entitled ‘ The Flowing River of God’ was preached by Marcus J Philpott on Sunday 2oth August 2017 at Oak Grove Chapel, Norwich, UK.
Taking inspiration from Ezekiel chapter 47, the message describes how God’s blessing is increasing in the Church of God and in our individual lives. We are on the brink of a mighty move of God and the return of the Lord Jesus is very close. There are three Audio Tracks making up this sermon.