2019 Sermon Map

Theme: Cutting A New Path

My Thoughts: Every year I map out a direction that is tied to issues that our church, family and community need to consider. Throughout the year, I will change our sermon direction if necessary. Thank you for joining me on this weekly journey. 



Launching Text For The Year

(I Corinthians 12:30-31, NKJV)



•   “...But now let me show you a way of life that is best of all.” 31 But earnestly desire the best gifts. And yet I show you a more excellent way. (1 Corinthians 12:31)


•   10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. (John 10:10)


Big Question For 2019: How do you cut a new path for your life? 

January's Theme: Build A Better You - Volume 1

January's Big Question: What decisions can you make that will make your life better?


December 31: Cutting New Paths and Building A Better You

January 6: How to Build a Better You, Part 2

January 13: How to Build a Better You Part 3 (Don’t be Fearful)

January 20: Building a Better You Part III (Don’t Be Fake)

January 27: Face Your Habits 


February's Theme: Build A Better You - Volume 2

February's Big Question: How will your habits stop you from having a better life?


February 3: Building a Better You, Volume II (Avoid the Lying Habit)

February 10: Cutting a New Path Investing In The Wind

February 17: Develop the Habit of Completing

February 24: Building a Better Vision (Read the Right Script)


March's Theme: Build A Better Vision

March's Big Question: How well and how far can you see?


March 3: Building a Better Vision (Location, Location, Location)

March 10: You Must Listen Before You Build



March 31: FOCUS


April's Theme: Building A Better Foundation And Covenant

April's Big Question: What have you promised yourself and what have you promised God?


April 8: Decide Where You Stand 


April 21: Easter 2019: Deciding To Be Free

April 28: Making Better Money Decisions 


May's Theme: Making Better Decisions (Volume 1)

May's Big Question: Should I Want More Money?


May 5: Making Better Money Decisions Part 2

May 12: What Did Mama Say?

May 19:  How To Manage The Tough Days (Try To See Those Days Correctly)

May 26: Three Decisions That Can Change Your Life


June's Theme: Making Better Decisions (Volume 2)

June's Big Question: Are You Honest With Yourself?


June 2: Facing The Truth About You 

June 9: You Decide And They Pay

June 16: The Life-Changing Decisions of a Father (How One Father Changed Everything)

June 23: Deciding To Be Strong 

June 30: Deciding To Have Power


July's Theme: Making Better Decisions (Volume 3)

July's Big Question: Are you making good decisions?


July 7: Deciding To Have Power Over Your Real Enemy

July 14:  Deciding To Build A Future

July 21: The Power of Good Decisions (Beverly Davis)

July 28: Deciding To Fight


August 2019: Deciding To Be On Fire

August's Big Question: Have You Decided To Be On Fire?


August 4: Deciding To Be Determined And On Fire

August 11: Deciding To Investigate The Flame

August 18: Deciding to be Tenacious Under Fire (To Hold Fast and be Determined)

August 25: Deciding What You Want (What Does Your Family Want?)


September's Theme: Dealing With My Tough Issues

September's Big Question: What kind of decisions are you making in your intimate life?



September 1: Deciding to Deal With My Real Issues, Part 1 

September 8: What Storms Teach Us

September 15: What Families Teach Us 

September 22: Managing My Intimate Sexual Issues, Part 2

September 29: Dealing With The Real Issues Of Family Relationships 


October's Theme: Dealing With Relationship Issues

October's Big Question: What kind of decisions are you making in your relationships? 


October 6: Dealing With Relationship Issues (What Happened to My Family?) 

October 13: What Happened To My Friends

October 20: Questions You Should Ask Me About Relationships

October 27: How To Cut A New Path In Your Life (Be Clear About Your Work)


November's Theme: Dealing With Work Issues

November's Big Question: Who Taught You How To Work? 


November 3: How Do You Cut A New Path For Your Life? (Learn How To Work)

November 10: Working Toward The Right Thing Part 3 (What Are You Trying To Accomplish)

November 17: Working With The Right People (Part 4)

November 24: How To Do Beter On The Job God Gave You


December's Theme: Dreaming Again


December's Big Question: What was your dream? 



December 1: Dreaming Again (Managing A Big Dream)

December 8: Dreaming Again, Part 2 (Defining Your Dream)

2020 Theme: Re-Imagine 

Expanding Our Territory 

Claiming What God Says Belongs To Me


Big Question: How do you expand your territory? 

Text:Joshua 1:1-9, NKJV

Big Question: How do you expand your territory? 

Side Question: How did Joshua and the nation have to change their thinking to expand their territory 

Text: Joshua 1:1-9 (NKJV)

1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, saying:

2 “Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. 

3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 

5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 

6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.

7 Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. 8 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”