"2013 The Year of Transformation"
Welcome To Charlotte Immanuel Church of All Nations
Greetings From Bishop and Pastor Williams
At the beginning of today's sermon, Bishop Williams stated that he is not a political preacher. Today he will use the word of God to help us deal with the Trayvon Martin murder case, George Zimmermans verdict of "Not Guilty."
He has asked that you "hear" the whole sermon out and not judge the title, for in the end, you will fully understand why God gave him this message.
Many went to their brick and mortar "churches" and places of worship this Sunday morning confused, hurt and even angry with the jurors decision. Many even protested in the streets, causing traffic delays for those in route to the "House of God."
We as the "church" the Body of Christ, must remember in the days to come, that "God dwells within us." There may soon come a day the "buildings" may be inaccessible or some may not be able to travel. We are each Gods vessel, but we must press in now to get to the House of God, HEAR, confirm his word, then GO tell others what he is speaking to those he set in as HIS delegated authority.
We have been blessed with an anointed pastor whom weekly teaches us the "Word of God." The answers lie within us.
In closing, we must remember that there is only one TRUE judge that we will have to stand before and face alone on Judgement Day. We must have an answer to give those that are hurting right now. Bishop Williams believes that answer is the love of Christ, displayed through us, "Christians" the "Christ-like" ones.
Bishop Williams has asked that you see today's sermon through the eyes of Holy Spirit.
Healthy Nuggets From Sundays Sermon Entitled, "Not Guilty: They Got It Right This Time" by Bishop Rick Williams Sr.
St John 1:17
In Matthew 5:38, Jesus came on the scene saying, "You have heard it said, "An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. 39 But I say to you, That you resist not evil: but whoever shall smite you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue you at the law, and take away your coat, let him have your cloak also...
Its fact that Zimmerman did what he did.
Fact is and such were some of ye. We have not always lived upright. Even today some are still living compromising lifestyles.
Your righteousness is as filthy rags.
In preparation for this sermon, the Lord said to Bishop, "Not guilty."
If you have ought against your brother you are guilty of murder.
John 3;15 Whosoever hates his brother is a murderer: and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
God said if you only love your brothers your no better than the Pharisees and Sadducees.
In the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:3-12, Jesus is teaching that these are the things we should be doing.
Be ye perfect as your father is perfect.
People are going to talk about you, persecute you, curse you out and be in your business. God said love them although they are guilty of it all.
People will walk out of rooms because you come in. Sometimes people make you feel small all in the name of being a "christian."
The Kingdom of God works in reverse, its not like us. Jesus understood how the outcasts felt.
Everyone may say your guilty. Its a fact, the man took the boys life, hes guilty of that.
In the beginning was the word. The word was made flesh.
We talk about the glory. Jesus was full of grace and truth.
No matter how bad they put you down and talk about you, you're not guilty.
Because of sin you are guilty of hell fire. The Law came by Moses. Grace and truth came by Jesus. "You are Not Guilty."
The truth is you were a whore-monger. You were a drug dealer. You were a person who had a bad attitude but grace is here.
If you say, "An eye for an eye," you're no better than the rest.
If you can bless those who hurt you, you are blessed.
The kingdom of heaven is right standing in you. Right speaking, right living and loving the way Jesus loves makes you not guilty. When truth come in so does grace.
You might have done it, but grace makes you not guilty.
Whenever you put your life in Christs hands, you become hid.
It may be true, you did it, but God looks at Jesus once he comes into your life.
The bible says to agree with your adversary quickly. You are getting it right this time.
When you let go and let God you become not guilty. You are not guilty this time.
This sermon was not about Trayvon Martin or George Zimmerman, its about you.
Its about those who feel like giving up. Those that feel nobody's for you. Those that have been beat up by religion.
No matter how you feel. No matter how they talked about you, no matter how you've been used and abused, you're not guilty because grace and truth came through Jesus.
You can be made perfect in Jesus.
"Let God be God in your life." His love and kindness leads us to repentance.
When Jesus came he brought grace and truth.
When someone does you wrong you bless them by buying them a gift. You are not guilty.
Relationships are hard and sometimes you just want to drive away. Sometimes, you just don't want to come back.
Break away! You are who God said you are!
So what you offend each other! No one ever said that there wouldn't be trials and tribulation. Even brothers and sisters fight.
You MUST allow Gods love to flow through you.
When you do this, "You Are Not Guilty!" "You Got It Right This Time!"
What an anointed sermon we heard today! In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, there are many mixed emotions. Many are despondent and many have a spirit of apathy regarding what happens to him. This must NOT be our approach as the Body of Christ. First we must repent of our OWN sins, obey what God says in his word, knowing that through Christ Jesus we ALL receive grace and truth.
Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you and pray for those that spitefully use you.
Vengeance is Gods, he will repay. He is a loving God but he is also a just judge!
If you would like to order a copy of today's life changing sermon, "Not Guilty: They Got It Right This Time" by Bishop Rick Williams Sr, please come by the C.I.C.A.N bookstore or call the church to get yours today!
Sunday Morning Highlights
"Praise Looks Good On You!"
Matthew 28:19-20 King James Version (KJV)
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Sunday Intercession 10:00 am Sunday Service 10:30 am
"Couples In Christ" Marriage Ministry Meets Fourth Friday of Each Month
Mission Soul Reach Possible
We solicit your support, ideas, and participation to help us raise money for this great mission.
Will you help? Our goal is to send 25 to 50 prepackaged care packages by the end of July.
Contact: MIT Talita Mapp or Young Adult Leader Chi Chi for more information following the service.
Thank you in advance!
Calling ALL Writers!
If you would like your child to participate, please have them write a little letter of appreciation, the size of notebook paper (Its ok for parents to assist) for example: "Hello! Thank you for protecting our country." Add some cute drawings and if possible, stickers to make it EXTRA special for whomever will be opening it!
If your child feels they're not the best artist, that's okay! They may also cut out coloring sheets, decorate them and paste to note paper! Everyone is creative in different ways!
When you are finished, bring it to church and see Mrs.Shay who will be so excited to take a picture of your "masterpiece" to post it in the weekly newsletter for the whole world to see! That would be AWESOME! So, "Do YOUR best!" ;-)
Please make sure if you use glue its dry before submitting your letter.
The letters will then be given to M.I.T Talita Mapp or Sister Chi Chi to mail to the appropriate parties. Have fun!
Thank you for your support!
Address the letter to "Dear Soldier."
Write a positive letter, showing your support for the soldiers who are putting their lives at risk. Perhaps tell the soldier something about yourself, but nothing too personal. Child's example:"I like strawberry yogurt. How about you?" Teens: Focus the letter on your appreciation for what the soldier is doing and on general topics that would likely be of interest. Perhaps write about sports or current events. Write in a conversational tone as if you were writing to an old friend. No PERSONAL INFO please.
Volunteers For Church Clean Up
Can You Lend A helping Hand?
"When you take care of Gods house, he will take care of yours!"
Happy Birthday To All July Babies!
Prayer For the Sick, Shut In and Those Who Have Lost Loved Ones
"Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest" (Matthew 9:38).
Pray For Souls
"What Do You Have In Your Hand? Is it a song? Is it a dance? Is it a poem? You can win souls for the kingdom by utilizing the gifts and talents he has given you all IN THE NAME OF JESUS! What will you do with whats in your hand? Use it to glorify God in the earth and you shall receive wages in heaven!
Romans 8:19 The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed
"Gods Glory Is Being Revealed In Earthen Vessels!" Hallelujah!!!
C.I.C.A.N Youth and Young Adult Ministry
On the behalf of Bishop and Pastor Williams, you are invited to attend any of our weekly services! "Come just as you are!"
Special thanks and appreciation for the faithfulness of all C.I.C.A.N congregants, family and friends that support this ministry. "May God never forget your labors of love!"
Remember, "There Is No Law Against Love!"
In His Presence,
The Chronicler, Shawanda "Shay" Anthony
"Sometimes those you find hardest to love need it the most."