Eric Thomas aka ET The Hip Hop Preacher is the #1 Motivational Speaker in the world and the Lead Pastor at APOC Ministry in Lansing, Mi. Hear his weekly sermons on this podcast. Sermons that teach tangible BIBLE principles that you can apply to your life right away.
We Have History
What do you do when life is "lifing?" Things happen to us all and we get discouraged, but today's message is that much needed reminder, that no matter what you are going through, you are not alone. If you just take a few moments and think back over your life, you will see that you've always been supported and comforted by God Himself. He has promised to never leave us or forsake us, so we just have to remember to do our part and hold on, becuase He hasn't failed us yet and he won't fail us now!!!
“You may not know how at the moment, but that challenge is an opportunity for God to intervene and show you the correct way.
”You weren’t created to be..
You were created to be..
⁃ A Survivor
⁃ Fulfilling Purpose
⁃ An Overcomer
9:15 - Exodus 3:2. Don’t overlook the blessings you’ve received from God. Observe what God has done for you & the disciples in the Bible despite their shortcomings.
15:32 - Exodus 3:10. God has sent you to accomplish incredible feats! Take ahold of his word and receive the promises he’s declared over your life.
22:15 - “There’s something that you already have that God will use to bless you and his people.”
⁃ Have a great appreciation for what God has previously done in your life.
⁃ Take delight in the responsibilities God has entrusted you with.
Watch Your Mouth
In this sermon, Pastor Thomas discusses the importance of engaging in the right conversations with yourself and other people. There’s nothing more important than knowing what to ask and who to ask it of.
- “Speak to where you are going.” Situations are temporary, but our words can prolong them longer than needed. Don’t give Satan an advantage over you (2 Corinthians 2:11).
- Ephesians 4:29 states, “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.” Recite God’s promises spoken over your life while believing that troubling times you experience are for your greater good.
- 2 Corinthians 12:20. Go to God humbly but boldly (Hebrews 4:16) when you need help.
- “God gives you what you can manage.”
Your words have power. Watch what you tell yourself. Please take responsibility for your words and the results that come from them. Have confidence in yourself when approaching God. Know when and when not to speak.
Pastor Tyus discusses different type of environments that will determine your values, mindset, an ability to walk with God.
“Remove yourself from environments that either hurt or tear you down.”
4:26 - “When you protect your space, you protect your purpose.”
6:05 - Genesis 12:1-2 ESV. Go to where God is calling you.
10:49 - Genesis 12:3-4. God will fight battles on your behalf! He has a safe land prepared for you.
⁃ Matthew 16:23 NIV
⁃ Mark 5:37-38 ⁃ Be intentional about whose around while your on the journey with God.
⁃ Avoid people who will sabotage your growth or not be willing to go through what’s needed for vital revelations.
⁃ Mark 5:41-42. Things will immediately happen when you act upon God’s instructions.
⁃ Matthew 14:22-31 ⁃ Don’t become satisfied with solely observing God’s word. Immerse yourself in the word to fully experience his promises for you!
Haters? ⁃ Mark 8:11-12 ⁃ “Keep your focus on pleasing the creator versus the created.”
“No one can control your thoughts nor the way you think.”
“Stop trying to change negative people, change your space!”
Don’t let lack of faith pollute your production. Find routines that help keep your faith elevated.
Don’t allow people to corrupt your space. The gift God has blessed you with will suffer
People who devalue & drain your faith, will keep you from the promises of God.
1. Are you acting on faith?
2. Are there people you need to remove or get away from to walk righteously with God?
Does God Really Care?
Most of us believe in God! We've heard about "Him" from grandparents, parents and other relatives, but there comes a time in each of our lives where we ask the question, " Does God really Care about me?" We've been sick, we've lost loved ones, there has been so many tough things to deal with, that truthfully some of us give up on God... Today's message addresses this exact feeling and how we can finally decide whether or not God is going to work things out for us...
In this sermon, Pastor Tyus challenges us to separate ourselves from the world with our values, goals, standards and actions.
4:30 - Pastor shares his testimony of choosing God’s way when unfruitful habits were tempting him.
10:01 - Matthew 25:31-34 ESV. God has something prepared for you from the foundation of the world. Walk in agreement with God to receive what no man nor eye has seen for wholeheartedly believing him.
11:51 - Matthew 25:35-44. Be different in your actions! Don’t be afraid to walk alone when when it comes to your journey with God. He will never leave nor forsake you while supplying everything you’ll need to walk purposefully.
20:12 - “Other peoples negative response should have no effect on doing what God has asked you to do.”
21:30 - “You’re different when doing what supposed to do versus what you want to do.”
⁃ You can influence an environment to become better, without partaking in the actions of that environment.
⁃ Be clear why you’re in certain environments. That’ll help maintain your clarity and focus.
⁃ Take 100% responsibility for your ability!
1. Are you using the gift that God has given you to bless others around you?
2. Are you asking God for strength to endure the actions he’s asking you to walk in?
A Present Power
Have you ever wondered where God was in your time of need? Have you ever felt like God didn't show up on time to help you or a loved one? In today's message Pastor Thomas shows how Martha, though in the very presence of Jesus, didn't realize the love and power that He for her.
There are over 7500 promises in the bible FOR YOU, and God can back up every one of them, but you have to do your part. Commit to learning God's will for your life and hearing His voice and learn to lean into His timing...
3:15 - Isaiah 55:8-9. Seek to understand what God has spoken over your life. Examine his perfect ways, while casting down and subduing any thoughts that are contrary to his word.
10:54 - Stop questioning God on how he does things! Trust that his timing will supply everything that you need.
19:30 - God has present power! Recite God's promises to him with faith & belief that he will execute them. James 4:2 ESV states, You do not have, because you don't ask.
23:38 - Closeout prayer.
What causes frustration?
1. God not working in our time frame.
2. Not casting down thoughts of the enemy.
3. Dividing yourself from God's presence.
4. Doing things your way.
Questions What's blocking you from apply God's word?
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I’ve been listening to Eric for 9 years and this is top tier!!! The way I fellowship with god on my commute to work with Pastor ET is unbelievably the greatest start to my day!!
WASH YOUR HANDS!
What a word!
“People fail to improve because of the inability to self-assess”
I loved all they things your touched on in this episode.
What’s up with some of the older sermons from Pastor Thomas ? Like 2019 and before some of tue best word delivered