• It is becoming increasingly clearer to me that God is performing his promises every day. Whether His promises are blessings based on our obedience, or curses based on our disobedience; God will not allow His word to go unfulfilled. Let’s be clear about what God will not do, he will not lie. There will be an undeniable performance of God’s word just like it is written in the bible. Isaiah gave us an example of how powerful God’s word is and what He truly wants it to do. Isaiah 55:10-11 ESV “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return there but water the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, so shall my word be that goes out from my month; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
  • Powerful message ministered by Bishop Henry Fernandez at The Faith Center on 10/04/2017.
  • Language is the greatest and most powerful form of communication. Language is the method of human communication, either spoken or written. Research shows that there are approximately 7,111 languages being spoken today around the world; therefore, it’s safe to say we have 7,111 ways to express ourselves to each other. The way we speak to each other, not just in words but also in our tone and body language can stimulate love or hate.
  • I find it very strange that Job, the man who went through a horrific time in his life would pen these words in Job 10 verse 12 (NKJV) “You have granted me life and favor, and your care has preserved my spirit.” How could a man who lost everything he ever possessed still say, “You have granted me favor?” Let me walk you through a series of bad events Job went through, and it all started at a good time in his life.
  • Have you ever asked yourself the question, what kind of a life God requires us to live? This is a question all of us must answer. We must answer this question, because our ability to answer it correctly, will thrust us into a journey of discovering the power of God’s word that will transform our lives. Romans 1:17 (KJV), states, “…the just shall live by faith.” The NIV says, “…the righteous will live by faith.” Speaker: Bishop Fernandez 5/5/19
  • Today marks an important day in the Christian faith journey. Palm Sunday is one week before Resurrection Sunday, and it marks the beginning of what is called Holy Week. It is the day Christians remember and celebrate the day Jesus entered into Jerusalem as Savior and King. It is recorded in Matthew 21:4 (KJV), that the prophet Zechariah had already prophesied in chapter 9:9 KJV "Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your King comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt the foal of a donkey." Speaker: Bishop Fernandez  4/14/19
  • It’s in challenging times like these we find people asking questions that at times seem difficult to answer. They ask questions like, where is God, and why is He allowing these horrible things to happen in the world that impact even His followers. Some even asked, “Where is the church, and where is the influence of the church and its leaders in what’s happening? Some people are very discouraged and disappointed that their spiritual leaders, brothers and sisters in Christ, aren’t able to conduct weekly church services.
  • Proverbs 13:3 amplified The one who guards his mouth [thinking before he speaks] protects his life; The one who opens his lips wide [and chatters without thinking] comes to ruin.  Your ability to keep your tongue is a sign that you love your life and you want to have good days. 1 Peter 3:10 ESV For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; Your thoughts will frame your words, and your words frame your character. In order to avoid slipping into regretting ungodly behaviors, you must allow the word of God to be the filter of your words. I think we all struggle with keeping our mouths from always agreeing with our thoughts. Everyone must work towards controlling the words that come out of our mouth.
  • Scripture: 1 Peter 1: 18-21 MSG 18-21 “Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God.” It’s very unfortunate that many people only see their journey in life as something challenging, stressful and unbearable, and they fail to see the amazing opportunities life has to offer. This is where many people have allowed the issues of life to short change them, meaning they have allowed the challenging, stressful and unbearable issues to dictate the quality of their lives. I promise you that your perspective of life will change to one that is exciting, adventurous and amazing when you see it as God ordained.
  • Speaker: Bishop Fernandez Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Series: The 4 Gospels Topic: Matthew Pt. 2
  • The book of Mark and Luke was written by two men who were not disciples of Christ.

     In fact, these 2 men were close friends of and companions to 2 of Jesus' disciples.

     Mark, whose name is John Mark, was a ministry aid to Peter, one of the 12.

     Likewise, Luke was an aid and ministry partner of Paul.

    Luke was also known as "Saint Luke the evangelist.

  • It is said that the book of John was originally written in Greek. John was the son of Zebedee, a Galilean fisherman. He was the brother of James, and both were disciples of Christ. His birth place was Bethsaida. He lived in Capernaum in Galilee and was a fisherman by trade. It's important to note that John was truly loved by Jesus and this is specifically mentioned about 6 times in his book.
  • It's important to note that the meaning of the word "Gospel" is:

    -Good news

     The good news is the message of hope Jesus Christ offers to humanity.

     Man was created to fulfill God's purpose on the earth; yet, he chose to disobey that purpose, resulting in him falling into sin, and sin caused death.

     Man was lost. And even with all of the Old Testament practices formed by many people to be forgiven, nothing good reconnected man back to God free from the sting of death.

  • This message will address the 3 things that are necessary to support the confession of your faith in Jesus Christ. These are the 3 support systems of your faith and without them, your faith is meaningless and will not stand up in tough times. Let me say this, your faith is not just a confession; instead, it is a conviction of your knowledge of God's word over your life, regardless of what may challenge that word.
  • Everyday you and I get to live life, is an opportunity to plunge into the realm of the unknown. If you are like me, each morning I jump up and dive into the day launching into endless possibilities. You see, you have to live your life being optimistic about each day, week, month, year and season. What propels faith is your boldness to take risks in the midst of impossibility.  
  • The success God wants you to have in 2020, will only happen when you consistently remain faithful in everything that this year confronts you with.

     Once again, God has given us another opportunity to live in a brand new year, but it's also a reminder that we are faced with another year of life's challenges.

     Of course, we will have many victorious days that will confirm what the Lord has already told us we would experience.

    But make no mistake about it, we will be tested by Satan this year.

  • A person may find it hard to believe that this world has a good future. When you look at the events around the world and the fact that they are multiple, unstable and taking place at the same time, it’s easy to conclude that there’s no successful future ahead of us. Here it is we have entered the halfway point of 2020, and from January we thought surely by the time we get to June, we would be halfway to reaching our goals. But that didn’t happen and now we are asking, “do we really have a bright future, is there any hope for this world to have love, peace, joy and unity?
  • I want to begin by saying, “God wants a good outcome for you while you’re dealing with challenging times.” Challenging times can be self-inflicted or God-ordained.
    • For example, the children of Israel created a self-inflicted, challenging season for themselves that cost them 40 plus years of delayed promises.
    • In Matthew 8, beginning at the 23 verse, the disciples were faced with a huge challenge in the form of a storm. This was not a storm they created, yet they were forced to deal with it. This storm was God-ordained.
    If your challenges were self-inflicted then ask God to forgive you; learn from your mistakes, and ask God to give you the strength to get through them for his own glory. And if the challenges are God-ordained, you know that his glory will be revealed while you are going through and after you come out of the storms of life.
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16 ESV  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self[a] is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. Spiritual transformation is the process from the physical to the supernatural. This process starts with a transformation of the heart and then the transformation of the mind. Although we are humans and must operate with human instincts, we must go through a spiritual transformation to understand what’s happening in our world.
  • I want to for a moment explain what “Favor” is, and what it means to have the favor of God. Favor is: Approval, Support, Commendation, Esteem, Benevolence. The favor of God is: -God’s approval on a person’s life -God supporting a person -A person being congratulated and appreciated by God -When God esteems and recognizes a person -When God is being kind to a person
  • “Therefore let us get past the elementary stage in the teachings about the Christ, advancing on to maturity and perfection and spiritual completeness, [doing this] without laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,” It is the responsibility of every Christian to grow and develop in their:
    1. Knowledge of who God is
    2. Pursuit of their purpose
    3. Wisdom of how to evangelize
  • Date: March 25, 2020 Speaker: Bishop Fernandez Topic: Social Responsibility
  • Topic: Shift The Atmosphere With Worship Together, a few of us can pray and worship God until the atmosphere of unrest, confusion and satanic works are broken. It doesn’t take everyone of us to do this, it just takes a few of us. Matthew 18:20 ESV 20 For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”
  • I shared with someone this past week that everyone of us has the ability to successfully get through the challenges of life. We all have our assignments to fulfill on the earth, and those assignments were given to us based on our God-given abilities. Romans 12:6 ESV “Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them.” Everyone of us is encouraged to use the gifts God gave us so we can operate in His grace. The same is true for women; you should use your gifts in the grace that were given to you to be a mother.