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  • SERMON - It All Begins with Prayer (Ephesians 3: 14 – 21)
    SERMON - It All Begins with Prayer (Ephesians 3: 14 – 21) Sunday, July 28, 2019 Ephesians 3: 14 – 21 Preached by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd “For his reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man…” Ephesians 3: 14-16 It All Begins with Prayer by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd If our prayers perpetually sound like a shopping list to God, rather than any extended periods just for praise, adoration and thanking God for all his blessings, it is a fair indication of where we are in our spiritual relationship with God. If our prayers are more grounded in God meeting needs than acknowledging God for His love and goodness that has already blessed our lives, then what does that say about our priorities?
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  • SERMON: Rooted People (Colossians 1: 15 – 28)
    SERMON: Rooted People (Colossians 1: 15 – 28) ROOTED PEOPLE (Colossians 1: 15 – 28) By Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd “If you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I Paul became a minister.” I recently returned from my Study Leave trip to Dallas, Texas in attending the Annual E.K. Bailey Preaching Conference. This year’s conference theme was focused on: Preaching Ephesians: Equipping the Church.” One of the workshops I attended was on Christian Apologetics lead by Dr. Eric Mason, of Philadelphia, PA. A primary area of Dr. Mason’s expertise is in Christian Apologetics. Christian Apologetics is that branch of Christianity that deals with the defense and establishment of the Christian faith. Some consider it to be a field of theology which holds that every Christian should be ready and equipped to provide an answer to anyone concerning their belief in Jesus Christ and the Christian faith. As we survey the New Testament literature all of the authors were defending the faith: Paul, Peter, James, John, Jude, to name a few. They were defending the faith handed down to them in the midst of a culture that was filled with heresies, religious pluralism, false doctrines as well as false prophets who had infiltrated the churches. Declared Paul in Ephesians 4: 13-14, “Till we all come to the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man (woman), to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; that we no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness by which they lie in wait to deceive.” Paul also made the declaration in . . . to READ MORE, VISIT: http://inglewoodfirstpres.org/audio-sermon/sermon-rooted-people-colossians-1-15-28
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  • SERMON:  When Outcomes Are Not Guaranteed by Rev. Dr. Harold
    SERMON: When Outcomes Are Not Guaranteed by Rev. Dr. Harold WHEN OUTCOMES ARE NOT GUARANTEED 2 Kings 5: 1 – 14 Series on Elijah-Elijah #3 “But Naaman became furious, and went away and said, ’Indeed, I said to myself, He will surely come out to me, and stand and call on the Lord his God, and eave his hand over the place, and heal the leprosy.’” When you think about your life, what matters most to you. Anticipated outcomes or the journey leading to the outcome? What is most important to you, your arrival to your desired destination or the journey that led to your arrival? Well, I guess we each might have differing answers based upon what matters most to us. Well, as we live and experience life, we are continually reminded that Outcomes, what we may have set our hearts, and all of our plans in achieving, may never come to pass, because life has so many unpredictable variables that might enter in to our plans that we had not considered or might not ever have any control over. Maybe this is what the FOR THE FULL SERMON, VISIT: http://inglewoodfirstpres.org/audio-sermons
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  • SERMON:  It's in Your Hands by Rev Dr. Harold E. Kidd
    SERMON: It's in Your Hands by Rev Dr. Harold E. Kidd IT’S IN YOUR HANDS 2 Kings 2: 1 – 15 Series on Elijah #2 “And so it was, when they had crossed over, that Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask! What may I do for you, before I am taken away from you? Elisha said, “Please let a double portion of your Spirit upon me.” At last Sunday’s Session meeting in reviewing a new proposed contract for one of our staff we talked about Succession. Of how important it is to always be identifying, nurturing and mentoring others to succeed us, because the realities are that people go and come, and for a variety of reasons, but congregations are perpetual. This same reality is true generationally for every family, institution, and place of employment. So, we should always be on the lookout for those ofwho have the potential, or the desire to succeed us. It would be a tragic mistake to . . . FOR THE FULL SERMON, VISIT: http://inglewoodfirstpres.org/audio-sermons
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  • SERMON: John 20: 19 – 31 by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd
    SERMON: John 20: 19 – 31 by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd I’ll be A Witness for the Lord by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd I’LL BE A WITNESS FOR THE LORD "On the evening of the first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace Be With You.’ " John 20: 19 Are you engaging, meeting people, and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ? Or are you hiding behind closed doors, demoralized and retreating in fear? For the full sermon, visit: http://inglewoodfirstpres.org
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  • SERMON - A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd
    SERMON - A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd Palm Sunday April 14, 2019 Luke 19: 28 – 44, Philippians 2: 1 – 11 A REVERSAL OF FORTUNE “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” - Philippians 2:8 On this Palm Sunday, lets us consider why we use two terms in describing the final week in the life of Jesus?  And how do the events in the life of Jesus during His final week in Jerusalem, prior to His crucifixion, reveal a reversal of fortune?
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  • Sermon:  The Longer Way by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd
    Sermon: The Longer Way by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd Sermon Series: Lessons From The Wilderness #2 Exodus 13: 17 – 22 Preached by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd THE LONGER WAY “Then it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, ‘Lest perhaps the people change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.” Last week we began a Lenten Series entitled Lessons From The Wilderness. In today’s message we want to consider how God often guides us. Which many times is not by the direct route, or by the shortest distance, but so often by The Longer Way. And we wonder, Lord, what’s taking you so long? The text before us is focused on God’s leading of His people shortly after their departure from Egypt.
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  • Sermon: A Mountain Top Experience by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd
    Sermon: A Mountain Top Experience by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd March 3, 2019 Exodus 34: 29 – 35 Series: Life In The Wilderness#1 Preached by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd A MOUNTAIN TOP EXPERIENCE "Then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him (God)." Exodus 34: 35 Have you ever noticed that mountains play a significant role in God's message of Salvation? The scriptures declare that God hath made mountains to magnify himself. Declares the Psalmist in Psalm 148, "Praise ye the Lord, you mountains and hills". Mt. Sinai in Exodus 18 is described as the Mountain of God. Sinai was God's Holy dwelling place among his people. He said to Israel upon their liberation from Egypt, "And you shall worship me on this mountain." Mountains speak to us of God's stability and His eternal continuance. (Deut. 33:15). Amen. There is something about spending time in the presence of the Lord that conveys to others, we've been with God. Like Moses, when we worship God in that private place, where it’s just God and us, others will be able to tell that we've been with God. Because God will leave some evidence of his presence, in us and upon us that we have been with Him. Amen. Firstly, the idea of a veil holds two meanings for Paul. For those who have not yet come to Christ, a veil covers their spiritual eyes that keep . . . TO READ THE FULL SERMON, VISIT: http://inglewoodfirstpres.org/audio-sermon/sermon-a-mountain-top-experience-exodus-34-verse-29-35
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  • SERMON: Blessed In Our Discomfort by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd
    SERMON: Blessed In Our Discomfort by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd Sunday, February 17, 2019 Sermon Series: Rediscovering the Ministry of Jesus #3 Luke 6: 17 – 26 Preached by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd BLESSED IN OUR DISCOMFORT “Then He lifted up His eye toward His Disciples, and said: Blessed are you poor For yours is the kingdom of God….” Luke 6: 20 One of the life lessons we learn in this journey of life related to our relationship with God and the ways of God, is that so often it's hard to figure God out. Just when we thought we had Him, knew all about Him, had God pigeon hold if you will, put God in a box, God moves in a way to show us and remind us that His ways are past finding out. His ways sometimes contradict logic. His ways sometimes contradict human reasoning. His ways always contradict the ways of this world. Amen. - For the full sermon visit: http://inglewoodfirstpres.org/audio-sermon/blessed-in-our-discomfort-luke-6
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  •  SERMON: Counting the Cost by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd
    SERMON: Counting the Cost by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd Sunday, February 10, 2019 Series: Rediscovering the Ministry of Jesus #2 Luke 14: 25 – 35 Preached by Rev. Dr. Harold E. Kidd COUNTING THE COST “Now great multitudes went with him, And He turned and said to them, “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brother sand sis, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple.” Luke 14: 25-26 Like many of you sitting here this morning, I grew up in a generation where we were taught that ageless truth, “Nothing truly worth having comes easy or is free.” And whether we were Depression Era babies, World War II Babies or Boomers, as children many of us saw this reality lived out. In our home Dad was the sole breadwinner of the household, and he never bought a new car until after he retired, Mama would cook a big meal on Sunday and then we would eat off of the leftovers until about Tuesday; Mom often recycling the meal into something with a little variety. Back in those days spam was a common household item. How many of us saw our parents make tremendous sacrifices so that we, their children might have a better life? And they did it all willingly because they had counted the cost and were willing to make the sacrifices. Sometimes we got that special treat of shopping at the Goodwill finding those bargains, and collecting Blue-Chip Stamps, or S & H Green Stamps and putting items on layaway because it was better stewardship with the meager funds. Our parents like many lived by the stewardship motto of: pay as you go rather than charge now and pay later.” Everyone of us has our own story to tell, some might add they remember eating jelly or ketchup sandwiches, or lots of spam, or some that they walked to school with cardboard in their shoes, some that on some days it was beans, beans, and more beans; but the bottom line is that there was a day when we counted the cost of what it would take, to buy a home, put children through school, and make ends meet in order to reach our goals. As we celebrate Black History month, we ought never forget those unsung men and women whose names will never appear in Time, or News Week or some other form of media common to our times. The unsung men and women, like our . . . for the full sermon, Visit: http://inglewoodfirstpres.org/audio-sermon/counting-the-cost-rev-kidd-luke-14-black-history-month
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