Summary: This message is based on a woman who had tried everything, and nothing seems to work for her, but when she heard about Jesus she got in line realizing that her blessing was on its way.
First Church of God in Harvey
Sunday Morning, October 5th, 2008
This is the day which the Lord hath made, we will rejoice and be glad in it. Are you glad to be in God’s house one more time? Are you still able to praise the Lord despite all that you might be going through? Are you still holding on to God’s unchanging hand? Has God been really good to you? If God has been good to you, let’s take the time to praise
Let us pray
The way how things are going today, what if you were told to be at the church at 9:00 am on Sunday October 5th, 2008, and the first 100 persons who come and stand in line would recieve $1,000. I wonder how many of you would be here to stand in line? It is quite possible some of us would be here at 5:00 am in line hoping to receive $1,000. You see
$1,000 could be a big help for some of us.
Some people would stay overnight, some would camp out on the side walks, just to receive $1,000. For some, $1,000 could be a week, 2 weeks or even a month’s wage, and so they would make sure to be in line for their blessing of $1,000. When you are desperate for a blessing, you will do whatever it takes under normal circumstances to receive your blessing. My question to you today is, are you desperate for a blessing?
Some weeks ago in our prayer meeting, Sister Sharon White had us singing this song, I am next in line for my blessing, and that my blessing or your blessing is on its way. (Request Sis. White to sing.....)
How many of you here today have life real easy, you have no problems? Every-thing fo you is sweet and dandy.You are in good health; your bills are all paid, nobody bothers you whether you are at work, at home or at church. If that is the case, maybe you are in the wrong place, because we all have some trying times. Is that true?
Sometimes in life we just don’t know what to do. Sometimes it seems we just don’t know where to turn, but Andrae Crouch who wrote the song, Oh it is Jesus, it seems he had the answer, for in that song he said, " I tried all that I could, seemed like nothing did me any good, Then I heard Jesus, He was passing by, and I decided to give Him a try." Today, if you have tried everything, and nothing seems to work, why not try Jesus? He is the answer.
Today we will be telling an old atory of a woman who had tried everythng, and nothing seems to work for her, but when she heard about Jesus she got in line realizing that her blessing was on its way. My topic for today is," I am next in line for a blessing."
Yesterday while I was in the office here at church my daughter called me to inform me that our sump pump was not working, and that there was water in the basement....relate story..... (thinking about today’s message.......)
Our scripture reading for today is takem from Mark 5 verses 25 through 34 in The King James Version. Let’s all stand and read together.
Please tell someone, I need my blessing.
When it seems all hope is gone, when it appears there is no one to turn to, we can turn to Je-sus, and start standing in line and say, I am next in line for my blessing. How desperate are we all this morning for a blessing? Many of us homeowners received our property tax statement last Friday, and I wonder how many of you were surprised at whatyou saw? No need to worry, no need to complain, just get in line for yourblessing.
Blessings many times come when we have gone through something, when we have been tested and tried.. Horatio G. Stafford received the sad news, that his wife and children all died on the ship which sank while returning to England. He shortly sailed for England,and when he came to the place where the ship sank he wrote the song," It is well with my
soul"l.......read verse 1, hymn # 343.
In our text today we find a certain woman, we do not know her name, but she was sick for 12 years "with an abnormal bleeding problem." Having a problem like this, she would be considered an outcast, she was "cut off from the rest of society," and it is said if she was married, "her condition was grounds for divorce." It is said that she infected everyone
and everything she touched, and for 12 years she had lived in isolation.