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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Pastor just said OMG!!!


Yes, you heard it! The Pastor not only said OMG! He is getting ready to start a new sermon series this weekend called OMG! You see, our world has lost total reverence and respect for GOD ALMIGHTY! We use his name in vain without even knowing it. We don't even realize we are breaking the 3rd commandment listed in Exodus 20:7. OMG! has become so popular it was recently listed in the Oxford English Dictionary.

Well, starting this weekend, I am going to tackle this issue. It's time that God's people begin to fear him with reverence and awe. We are going to take the next 5 weeks to look at 5 things you should know BEFORE you utter his name. In fact, if you could some how get your arms around any of these 5 things you would NEVER EVER UTTER HIS NAME IN VAIN! Instead of saying "Oh my God" as a curse word, you would bow before him and say "Oh... My Lord and my God"

I am so anxious to preach this weekend and I hope you will join us at one of our many campuses in Antelope Valley, Aqua Dulce, Woodland Hills, West L.A. or Porter Ranch www.the shepherd.org or if you can not attend personally that you would watch it live on www.callonjesus.com

This series, without question, has the potential to change your life forever! OMG!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

The MOST important Birth Certificate in the World


I am amazed at all the press concerning Obama's Birth Certificate. My humble opinion is that he should have released this thing 2 years ago. But He has his own reasoning for doing so today and I hope that it allows more time to be spent on our economy.

The whole 14 trillion dollar debt thing and the gas price surging thing concerns most Americans. Hearing Trump and Obama talk back and forth today about the Birth Certificate made me laugh. I hope that doesn't offend you, but I'm just saying.... it made me laugh. I know that there are those who care a LOT about this issue and there are those who could care less. I get that. I understand that. I'm NOT HERE to TALK about THAT.

But I was thinking about the ONE Birth Certificate that is SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT than Obama's Birth Certificate. It is the Birth Certificate of the Saviour of the WORLD, the Lord Jesus Christ found in Matthew 1:1-16.

I will list it below and I hope that you will read through it and check it out. While not many people are talking about this certificate I wish they would. Because verse 16 shows us IT IS THE GENEALOGY of JESUS. And if you were to study through the details starting with Abraham in verse 2 and following through the entire genealogy you would learn that Jesus is indeed the Messiah and comes from the lineage of David.

This discovery would then matter to each and every one of us in helping us to name him as the Lord of our lives.

And the bottom line is... in another 2000 years from now, NO ONE will care or be talking about Obama's certificate. Yet 2000 years from NOW the Certificate of Jesus' birth will still be found, the history and record of his birth in Matthew Chapter 1.

Only ONE is qualified to be the Lord and Saviour of the World. It is Jesus Christ and you can read all about his birth and get all the details starting in Matthew 1.


Matthew 1:1-16

1This is the genealogy[a] of Jesus the Messiah[b] the son of David, the son of Abraham:
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,
Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,
3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
Perez the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
Obed the father of Jesse,
6 and Jesse the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asa,
8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amon,
Amon the father of Josiah,
11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah[c] and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12 After the exile to Babylon:
Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
Abihud the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
14 Azor the father of Zadok,
Zadok the father of Akim,
Akim the father of Elihud,
15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,
Eleazar the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.