• 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.
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Speaker: Bishop Fernandez Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 Series: The 4 Gospels Topic: Matthew Pt. 2
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.