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May The Blessings of God Shine Light Upon You This New Week

Pastor nick hood with his mother and father

May the blessings of God shine light upon your path today, at the start of a brand new week. May the blessings of God lead, guide you, protect you and inform you as you proceed through this new week that God has given to you. In jesus name i pray amen

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Mother’s Day message

Happy Mother’s Day my sermon today is about Lydia the 1st convert in Asia Minor 8:30 AM. If you cannot worship with us in person look at the service on the church website, YouTube or Facebook. Blessings Nick.

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Remembering my mother this Mother’s Day

Mariners Park Detroit Michigan
My dad and mom, Elizabeth Hood on their wedding day

ThankYou For This Opportunity

Pastor Nick Hood.

Lord I thank you for this opportunity. You have opened the floodgates. Your power, grace and mercy have opened doors I could not have imagined. You have leveled the playing field. Now, it is up to me to take the ball, run, block, and tackle. I am ready to pass and receive the ball. Strengthen my legs and I will run. Touch my lips, and I will speak. Tickle my heart, and I will beat. I give myself to you. You have given me the opportunity, now, i will witness for you. I will go where you tell me to go. I will do what you want me to do. Make me a living sacrifice as I testify to your wonderous deeds. Thank you Lord. This opportunity is more than I could ask for. You have blessed me in so many ways and now I am ready to go the distance on your behalf. In Jesus name I pray Amen

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May The Blessing of God Direct Your Steps…

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May the blessing of God direct your steps, and enhance your vision. May the peace of God be your peace, the wisdom of God be your wisdom, and the love of Godbe  your love. In jesus name I pray Amen

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When I Die Bury Me Deep…

My godfather used to say with a smile, “ when I die bury me deep put some syrup at my feet, put a biscuit in my hand so I can sop my way to the promised land”

I would like to share the following prayer  for those times when we are praying on behalf of someone who is dying.

Lord grant me the right words and the right spirit, that I might help my friends and loved ones to die a good death. Bless my spirit that I might be able to encourage others with the hope of everlasting life promised to us through Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. Help me to help others as well as myself not to fear death, but to embrace death and the transition to life immortal as something to look forward to and not fear. Help me to help others to transcend fear of death and the unknown and to replace those fears with joy for life immortal in Jesus Christ. Amen

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Lord, Make Me Never So Smart,,,

Pastor Nick Hooz

Lord, make me never so smart or self confident that I refuse to take time to listen to the words of a child and the eggar in the street. Humble my spirit that I might become a better listener, more observant, and more loving as I try to be more like you. In Jesus name I pray Amen

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Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan sermon

Luke 10 25 Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” 27 He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” 28 And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.”

29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a priest was going down that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a Samaritan while traveling came near him; and when he saw him, he was moved with pity. 34 He went to him and bandaged his wounds, having poured oil and wine on them. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 The next day he took out two denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him; and when I come back, I will repay you whatever more you spend.’ 36 Which of these three, do you think, was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” 37 He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

  1. today my focus is on the Good Samaritan
  2.  Tell the story
  3. This story is told and mark Matthew and Luke
  4. in the Luke version, it happens after the return of the 70 additional disciples
  5. Jesus tells this story to make a point about what is required to act and treat others like a neighbor
  6. as we saw in Texas this week, a neighbor killed five of his next door neighbors because they asked him not to shoot a gun at night
  7. think for a moment about who treats you well as a neighbor and who does not
  8. We had a neighbor who would take our ball if it fell in his yard
  9. by the same token, my brother Emery and I bombarded the backyard of a neighbor two doors down from us with sparklers
  10. By the same token my father and two other fathers on our block would drive Emory and me and other boys in our band to the parties we would play
  11. the fathers in my neighborhood established Little League baseball associati
  12. lessons from the Good Samaritan
  13. The Good Samaritan is actually good
  14. the Good Samaritan is not outwardly religious
  15. the first two men who crossed the road represent the organized church
  16. Samaritans and Jews did not like each other, but it was a Samaritan who helped the Jew
  17. lesson you and I should be objective and how we look at other people
  18. likewise, God expects us to treat even those who do not look like us as our neighbor
  19. It is easy to look at others as different
  20.  Example: in war, the enemy is often call the name
  21. and World War 2, Germans we’re called krauts
  22. in the Vietnam Vietnam War, the Vietnamese were called ***** and other names
  23. once you label a person by a name, it is easier to kill them because they no longer at least from a verbal standpoint are on the same footing as other humans
  24. 1 major group in America that gets treated like second class citizens are the people who have served time in prison

A. Last week I was invited to join a conversation among Catholic lawyers, prosecutors, and judges to talk about creating a dialogue that would try to seek the right balance between justice and mercy

  • Jesus told the lawyer you have to love the Lord your God with all your heart and your soul and your mind and love your neighbor as you love yourself In war, the enemy is often call the name
  • The challenge today is to love your neighbor as you love yourself
  • sometimes, it is hard to love your neighbor
  • people say me and things, and do mean things
  • Even so, I am trying to love my neighbor as I love myself

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