Sermons on Church

Serving Jesus

Serving Jesus Colossians 3:22-24 By Ysrael De la Cruz When it comes to service, one of the things Jesus said was he did not come to be served but to serve. The Bible tells us in Philippians 2:7 that Jesus took the form or nature of a servant; he served people out of love. His…

Challenges In Serving God!

Challenges in serving God. Acts 6:1-7 By: Ysrael De la Cruz The church of Jesus Christ has faced huge challenges throughout it existence and will continue to face challenges until Jesus comes back again. Serving God is not without challenges and difficulties. Jesus said we will have trouble (tribulations) in this world. But he also…

Kingdom Focus

Kingdom Focus Matthew 3:2 //4:17 By Ysrael De la Cruz With everything that is going on in the world, in our nation, even in our own lives.  It is easy to lose focus of what truly matters.  Amid confusing times, chaos and on the brink of a presidential election, it is easy to lose our…

God’s Word is Not Bound

  God’s word is not bound 2 Timothy 2:8-10 By: Ysrael De la Cruz People tend to share good memories at the funeral of someone they knew.  We hear about the deceased legacy, the impact he or she had on those who share the story.  With every passing day people in the world are making…

Being a Kingdom Person

Being a kingdom person Being a kingdom person.  Matt.18:1-4 By: Ysrael De la Cruz We began to talk about the kingdom of heaven.  Jesus inaugurated this kingdom when he came to earth and began preaching “repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matt.4:17) We talked about that the Sovereign reign of Christ is…

Jesus Message to the Church – Philadelphia

Today we will look at the
church in Philadelphia, one of the seven churches to which Jesus sent messages
through the apostle John.

Philadelphia is known as
“Alashehir (city of god, exalted city). This city was very syncretistic, from
Anatolian and Hellenistic practices. Its patron deity was Dionysus, god of wine.This city was almost destroyed in 17AD by an
earthquake that devastated Sardis and nearby cities.The population of the city was small due to
the constant earthquakes; this caused people to move outside the city.Philadelphia became a missionary center for
spreading the Greek language and customs into eastern parts of Lydia and Phrygia.

Some believe disciples of
Paul planted this church there.