Sermon: Trust: May 1, 2021 Pastor Rev. Dr. Cynthia Redd
Trust is defined as something unique and earned taught by my parents. But, according to Google, "Firm belief in the reliability, or strength of someone or something, (Google, nd)". Often we fall into the trap of believing someone's voice. Maybe because we have a need of some sort of vulnerability to their seducing speech often or body gestures, similar life journeys. We are must often be fooled by their storytelling by are not looking at their style of delivery. Never think a person has stolen an idea and claimed it as their own. We never suspect them or question their sources. Often times we find there are lies and more lies coming out of their mouth like vomit.
Trust is everyone's friend when used correctly or even in its misuse. But let us remember Romans 10:17-19, states, "17. Do not repay anyone evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. 19. Do not take revenge, me dear friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: " It is mine to average; I will repay," says the Lord, (Biblia, nd)". Amen!
Biblia, (nd) Romans 12: 17-19.
Google, (nd) Trust.
Sermon: Solomon's Porch: March 29, 2020 Pastor: Rev. Dr. Cynthia Redd
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Introduction: Acts 5 - Peter design for gentile Christians along with unnamed apostles with Sapphira whom along with her husband with held proceeds needed to further the ministry of Jesus to the gentile believes.
History of Solomon's Porch: Now according this above photo the porch has two opening located within the inside of the temple. It is not a wall but adjacent to the wall. "These walls are that of a square which connected together under King Herod (in 16 B.C.), hoshanarabbah.org/blog/2018/03/29/solomons-porch". Please remember there are many designs concerning the Solomon's porch that do not agree. One according to NIV Bible says it overlooks a deep valley meaning death or some form of uncertainty.
What does Peter have to do with Solomon's porch? Jesus told Peter, "And I say also unto thee, that thou art peter, and upon this rock i will build my Church: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against (KJV)". Hellas meaning various different belief operations at that present time as now.
Peter in reference to Sapphira and her husband is an example of a modern day deliver with apostles present practicing the ministry of Jesus together during that time and now present day worship . God is ever present because the handling of Ananias and Sapphira by using their marriage union to punish them for with holding monies because it is a sin to sin against the Holy Ghost. Those funds were to be used to further the ministry of Jesus
Now Ananias and Sapphira were disciples entrusted with sales and marketing to help keep things running. It is what we would call money one the circulaton of money in which our President Donald Trump is doing right now by creating monies for people to spend.
Peter just functioning in Acts chapter 5 to just minister to the multitude of people while helping provide for their daily needs. He at this time had not gotten the full knowledge of the gentile acceptance by Jesus as of yet. Remember now Peter is a chosen Disciple of Jesus. Remember the story of the man preaching what the disciples were preaching and they wanted to ride down on him. But Jesus said no I go to the gentiles. "After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Revelation-7-9)".
Peter coming into the ministry to the gentiles so that Revelation 7:9 would be completed. Acts 10: 31-48.
Now later on in Acts 11 Jew believers were using their past knowledge of gentile to challenge Peter. how peter did not witness a killing like that of Ananias and Sapphira but a falling away because of circumcision. god will not let anything stand in the way of the book of revelation not being completed with Christ whom is one in Jesus ministry still working thru present day disciples until it is completed. Why because that ministry is finishing so Christ may return. chapter five in Chapter 3 of Revelation is where we stand, Amen!
The global humanity that we live in god sees Babylon that ancient city in 586 B.C. "This city is said to be the capital of every evil known to man with a foundation in idol worship along paganism the sister belief to Christianity.
We have to understand during this Coivd-19 issue as people the language of God is not spoken like that of the ancient city of Babylon. "And half of their children spoke the language of Ashdod, and they could not speak the language of each people (Nehemiah 13, TGI@GIDEIONS.ORG. nd)".
Now the Ashdod language is said to still exist among heirs of Ashdod, Ammon, and Moab because the Jewish language was not taught to them because Judah was hated. However in Nehemiah Chapter 13 the males of these unions were to be clean because god did not want these unions. this was the fall of Solomon's Kingdom. the love of a strange woman.
A woman can be an idol just like Mary in the roman Catholic Church. I was taught at Catholic Theological Union, (CTU) the Roman Catholic church under rite seen Mary a indulgence during liturgy class. A habit like an addition is the prayer of the rosary. It is not a fashion statement but a prayer. You pray it 27 times a day even if the prayer is not answered. Mary is an intercessor for them because of her major role in the sacrifice she made to bear Jesus. Just putting it new covert terms. So, Romans 12: 1-2 fits Mary just herself. But Joseph's people gets the 12 gates within the city of Jerusalem in Glory. Mary, I honor you for your faithfulness. Thanks be to God!
"(The tomb of Mary is over to right on top taken from, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomb_of_the_Virgin_Mary)". I could not get the image to obey me pastor Cynthia Redd on April 5, 2020 time 6:30 p.m. central standard time. Wow!
Act 5 in the Kings James version of the bible shows how have the idol of self greed is not something God likes by way of his Holy Ghost power thru Peter. This was not only by spoken word of the Holy Ghost but in action by the Holy Ghost himself controlling Peter. I say this to only say Mary was not resurrected to stop the indulgence of claiming she was. If it were so than we would have war in heaven once more. No one is superior to God. Amen!
The church has truly found a place for her as the first female intercessor to bear our and savior Jesus Christ. Now that is great intercessor in deed. People of God other woman have their roles but they were not virgins you see or taught as Mary was whom had to train Jesus as Joseph taught him to live on this earth. Wow, what a job. So, my findings during my Old Testament studies at CTU in Chicago is true when there was no male leader available with the word of truth from God as a prophet than one woman would lead the tribe of Israel until a man one was chosen or elected.
Nelson's Student Bible Dictionary pg 21, 2005
Sermon: Peter April 12, 2020 Virtual Pastor Rev. Dr. Cynthia Redd
History of Apostle Peter chosen by Jesus himself. Peter was born in one A.D. no mention of his mother. He was married he was commissioned by Jesus to start the church. peter's name means rock. Paul was called but peter was chosen for the foundation of the church. Matthew 16: 18, "And I say also unto thee. That thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Mat. 16:18, Nelson's Bible, 1987)".
Looking at this from historical criticism the gates hades was the hellenistic cultures of various religious traditions during Jesus time with Satan as the main problem. Why, the main problem he would enter into the minds which is the heart of men to have them cheat the ministry of Christ Jesus.
Peter had to minister to Ananias and his wife Sapphira on Solomon's porch. This allowed the Holy Ghost thru peter in action and deed to win followers of Jesus for God. So, we are called to holiness as we repent as we became holy until God . Peter 1: 1: 13:21 this means no evil conversation , 15 like cuss as well. Amen!
When reading this post. Is Jesus Christ your Saver, John 3:16-17. amen, in Jesus name.
Nelson, Thomas, (1987) The Holy Bible: Matthew 16:18, Peter 1:1:13-21, John 3:16-17.