Are You Doing Your Part?



Day – Colossians 1

Night – Proverbs 13



Day – Romans 10

Night – Mark 16



Day – Acts 16

Night – Matthew 18



Day – 1 Peter 2

Night – Romans 12



Day – John 13

Night – Matthew 16




Brother Travis Eskridge



Colossians 1:12-13 KJV

[12] Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: [13] Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:


Has anyone ever left you an inheritance. What does it take in order to receive an inheritance, or To be a partaker of the inheritance of the saints.


We all have had a love 1 who has passed away in this World. But How many of us have lost a love one to this World?


What is the difference?

So today we going to look in the Word of God and see what is an inheritance and how do we get access to it to become partakers of the saints. We will also be looking at the difference from a love one passing in this world and us loosing a love 1 to this world. Finally we will see if we are doing our part or not.



TITLE:Inheritance of the Saints

Are You doing your part?


Colossians 1:12-13 KJV

Giving thanks unto the father WHICH HATH!

So the FATHER has to leave the inheritance.


Proverbs 13:22 KJV


Inheritance in this verse comes from the hebrew word NACHAL-to get as a possession, acquire, inherit, possess


This is talking about things or possession. So we are suppose to leave land and other things to our children’s children.



Colossians 1:12-13 KJV

inheritance-This meaning come from the greek word KLEROS

used of the part which one will have in eternal salvation

of salvation itself

the eternal salvation which God has assigned to the saints


So if the Father is leaving the inheritance, then inorder to receive the inheritance we must be sons and daugthers of who we want to receive an inheritance from. Or in this verse eternal salvation.


Lets take Pastor Stan I wouldn’t be leaving him an inheritance unless i adopt him.


So very if you are not sure that you are a child of God pay very close attention.


In the beginning Adam brought sin into the World.


Romans 10:9 KJV

Confess with your mouth

Believe in your heart


Mark 16:16 KJV

Jesus is telling us we must be baptized.


Acts 16:25-33 KJV

[25] And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. [26] And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. [27] And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. [28] But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.


Acts 16:29-33 KJV

Story of 1 man saving his whole house.


Now there are those we are going to loose to this world.


Matthew 18:11 KJV

Jesus came to save the lost.


LOST- greek word apollymi-to devote or give over to eternal misery in hell

to perish, to be lost, ruined, destroyed


So what are we doing to make sure our loved ones are not lost and others become partakers?Are we doing our part or are we just sitting on our hands?


Cause here at FFC we grow, become great, and help others.


This is not a baby message.


1 Peter 2:2 KJV

So once you have received the Word you should be growing there by. So what the Word of God tells us to do we should do it.


1 Peter 2:2 AMP

Grow unto completed salvation.


1 Peter 2:2 NLT

Grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment.


A lot of us have been saved for years maybe even decades. That doesn’t mean stop growing. Salvation is a daily process.


Romans 12:2 KJV

So to experienced a full and completed salvation, there is growth that will take place.


Ladies dont try to change your husbands just pray for them and let the Word of God do the rest.


My wife didnt, couldnt, and cant change me.


I praise God For Anthony Gladney.

Tell story about Anthony giving me card to church and how it changed my life.


I Knew I was going to be a member. Tell story of how you found out about church and listened to Pastors cd.


Guy at pappadeux

Tell how is he a good guy but he refuse to go to church. SELFISH!


Are you being selfish or are you doing your part?


Whats my part?


John 13:12-17 NLT

Jesus is telling us to serve one another and 1 is not greater than the other.


How many of yall know its important to listen to your Father.


Then he said God will bless you.


I can remember Pastor mopping before service, cleaning parking lot before service. i could not sit back and watch I had to help. It allowed him to spend more time in prayer, more time preparing, and raising up leaders


The word talks about a man serving near to death it shouldnt be like that if we all do our part whatever it maybe. Cause in the end its God that is going to get the glory.


CAMP: picking up Brother CL. We all had to do our part to get him up off the ground.


Matthew 16:25-27 AMP

You have a reward coming depending on what you have done.


What have you done or what are you doing?


Look at

Bro. Amos- Audio, usher, help prepare church. His heart is photography. He suppose to be filming at all times catching miracles being preform. People Come in on wheelchair and walk out on feet.


Sis Arlene- Faithkids, equip teacher, Her heart is in that kitchen. BOILING WATER


Bro Rod- everything


So many others.


My question to you:





Prayer for Healing for the Believer part 2


James 4:1-3


We are talking about prayers that Contradict the Word. Exactly the opposite of prayers that avail much.


James 5:16


Are you healed or are you sick? Are you saved or are you lost?


There are different kinds of prayers taught in scripture and there are rules that govern them.


For the born again believer, is it a contradiction of the word to ask God to heal them. Here’s the balancing contrasting thought: is it wrong for a born again Christian to ask God to save them?


Where should we find answers to all our questions? The Bible.


James 5:13-16

To make whole; to free from errors and sins, to bring about (one’s) salvation.

He’s talking to believers. Interesting the way he asks. I submit that having symptoms and being sick are two different things. Truth vs. Fact.

It does not say to pray for healing.

It says the prayer that is needed is called the prayer of faith. That is not prayer for healing. And there are rules that govern this kind of praying.

Save – solo – to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction. To preserve one who is in danger of destruction; to save or rescue; restore to health.

He brings up sin while he talks about healing. Not a coincidence.


Acts 10:38


Psalm 103.1-2

Has has forgiven and has healed!


Acts 26:17

You are forgiven

You receive forgiveness


John 9:1-9

The issue is manifestation of healing. Not the obtaining of it.

Manifest – to make manifest or visible or known what has been hidden or unknown, to manifest, whether by words, or deeds, or in any other way.


John 2:11

Acts 4:16

1 Corinthians 12:7

2 Corinthians 4:11

Romans 8:11


Proverbs 4:23

From your heart flows the manifestation of healing


I Peter 2:24

You are healed

You receive healing


Mark 11:24

Believe you receive


Prayer for healing for the believer

The Prayer of fear

Prayer for God to save a loved one or friend



Having Faith for Someone Else



Romans 3:3-4


This verse of scripture tells us that if we are in faith about some THING, that the unbelief of others can not make our faith of none effect. In other words, if you were believing for some THING and someone you knew who was doubtful that you’d ever receive it, their unbelief will not make the faith of God void. Having faith for things vs. having faith for people.

Can you use your faith for someone else?


Romans 1:17

  • Everything you do in life you should do by faith. Married by faith, raise your kids, do your job, serve in church, have healing manifested in your body by faith, pay your bills
  • Series on how faith works. Faith is a firm persuasion.


Romans 4:14

  • Faith can be made void or you could say have none effect.
  • This series is about How to use you faith for somebody else. Particularly for the person you are married to or your future spouse.
  • Someone’s unbelief can’t override your faith and likewise your faith can’t override someone else’s will.
  • Can a parent use their faith for their child’s sake?


Matthew 15:21-28

  • This proves that you can use your faith for your children.


Luke 8:41-42,49-55

  • So clearly you can use your faith for your children but can you use your faith for your spouse or future spouse? Yes, to a degree.


1 Corinthians 7:13-14

  • Believing means having faith. So having faith can have an effect on your spouse. But can you use your faith to believe God for a spouse? And if you have a spouse to what extent can you use your faith for them?


People have a choice. A right to choose.


Deuteronomy 30:19

Jeremiah 21:8

Philippians 1:22-23

Joshua 24:15


God will not override man’s choice in a matter to accomplish His will. And we can not override someone’s choice in a matter to accomplish our will.


2 Peter 3:9


God will protect your right to go to hell if you choose.


As a result then it’s important then to know how to use your faith for someone else.


Man was not made for the woman but the woman for the man. We touched on a wife role when a husband is not where he should be.


It’s not good that man should be alone. True then true today. If you’re not married it may be something you might want to consider. And if you want to be married how should you go about it is a good question.



Praying for Healing for the Believer



James 4:1-3



James 5:16


  • Are you healed or are you sick? Are you saved or are you lost?


  • There are different kinds of prayers taught in scripture and there are rules that govern them.


  • For the born again believer, is it a contradiction of the word to ask God to heal them. Here’s the balancing contrasting thought: is it wrong for a born again Christian to ask God to save them?


  • Where should we find answers to all our questions? The Bible.


Genesis 20:17

  • Abimelech was not saved and prayer was made for him and he was healed.


2 Kings 20:5,1-7

  • Hezekiah was unsaved also but prayed and God healed him.


Acts 28:8,7-9

  • Publius’ father was not saved either. So I’ve not found in scripture yet a believer who prayed for healing and was healed. But what I have found is this…


James 5:13-16

  • He’s talking to believers. Interesting the way he asks. I submit that having symptoms and being sick are two different things. Truth vs. Fact.
  • It does not say to pray for healing.
  • It says the prayer that is needed is called the prayer of faith. That is not prayer for healing. And there are rules that govern this kind of praying.
  • Save – solo – to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction. To preserve one who is in danger of destruction; to save or rescue; restore to health.
  • He brings up sin while he talks about healing. Not a coincidence.


John 9:1-9

  • The issue is manifestation of healing. Not the obtaining of it.


Psalm 103.1-2

  • Has has forgiven and has healed!


  • You are forgiven
  • You receive forgiveness

Acts 26:17


  • You are healed
  • You receive healing


Mark 11:24

  • Believe you receive



How to Catch a Man



Luke 5:1-11


We are continuing our series that we began some time ago on becoming Fishers of Men. This is something that the Lord intends to teach all of His disciples how to do and that is How to Catch a Man.

We understand that when Jesus catches of man, the rest of his family will follow. So we as a congregation are specifically targeting men. Today I am led to give you step by step instructions on How to Catch a Man. But the first thing that you need to know is that men don’t like to be caught… at anything! Caught in a race, caught up in a conversation, or even caught off guard. Essentially something happens when the hunter becomes the hunted. The game changes and he will immediately begin to fight or run. Men do not like to be pinned down or backed into a corner.


Luke 5:3-4,10

>Letting Jesus Use Your Boat: There is a harvest coming to you! Believe it and you shall prosper.

>draught – a catching, hunting

>Jesus used the situation of the boat filling and ship sinking drought of fish as an example of Peter’s future of catching men.

>Catch men is a very specific description. To take alive; to take, catch, capture. Now again remember, men don’t want to be taken, caught ILL: cell phone, captured.

>ILL: Reality TV Wild Tuna


How to Catch a Man

#1 – You need a lure

Luke 4:4

John 4:34 NKJV

>Chum the waters. You set the table and he will come.


#2 – You need bait and a hook

John 12:32

>Don’t bait and switch a man. You need the real deal (not chum). Jesus is the real deal.

>If you use your body to get him, you’ll have to use your body to keep him. But what will you do when someone else comes with a better body?


1 Peter 3:3-4

>The Word is the key. It is the bait. Every man wants the truth. And every woman wants the word.


#3 – You need patience and a monitor

James 5:7

>God has been waiting all their lifetime to capture his heart.

2 Peter 3:9

>Please be patient with me, God is not threw with me yet…

>Now once he takes the bait you might hook him, when you hook him he might run.

Acts 26:28-29

>Give him some line = some time.


#4 – You need to fight for him

Genesis 4:9

>Catch him, don’t kill him. Fight for him, not with him. Men perform for cheerleaders, but they try to defeat wrestlers.

>The bigger the catch, the harder the fight. Especially depending upon the species. You hook an alpha male like Peter and capture him, he’ll be a champion for Christ.


#5 – You need to reel him in

James 4:8

>The closer you get to God the closer He gets to you.

>To reel him in is to draw him in. There is nothing more drawing than the anointing. Pull him in. Draw him in.


#6 – You need to keep him

John 15:16

>Once you got him, keep him. Don’t throw him away. Don’t let him get away. This is not Catch and Release. If you do that he’ll be all the wiser and more suspect the next time.

>God wants your fruit to remain.






James 4:1-3


Have you ever heard of the book or resource that is called Prayers that Avail Much?


James 5:16


Well tonight I am led to talk about something a little different; from a different perspective. Tonight’s title is Prayers that Contradict the Word. The bible actually teaches us the different kinds of prayers and the rules that govern them.


Ephesians 6:18, AMP

>So we are told to pray with all MANNER or KINDS of prayer…

>But there is one kind of prayer that you don’t want to pray. Because this kind of praying will only result in frustration and disappointment.

>Wouldn’t it be sad for a person to spend time “praying” for weeks, months and even years for something and never get an answer?


Isaiah 55:10-11

>God’s Word is like the rain that comes down. And once it rains, there is no turning it back. And once God says it, there is no turning it back.


Numbers 23:19

>God is not a man that He should lie. As a result, once He says it, that settles it. And He will not change it.


Malachi 3:6

>Do you remember what Balaam said to Balak?


Numbers 23:20

>So to ask God for something that contradicts something that is in the word of God is vain.

>Remember the text: One of the reasons that you don’t have something that you need and that God wants to provide to you is that you ask amiss.

>This is why it is so important to learn how to pray, so you can pray effectively.

>Learn how to pray according to the word!


Jeremiah 1:12

>He watches over His word to perform it. So when you bring Him His word and remind Him of it, He goes to work.


Isaiah 43:26

>Put Him in remembrance? Of what?


Ezekiel 12:25

>The word He speaks will come to pass


Matthew 5:18

>Not one stroke of the word will fail.


John 1:1

>So when you ask God to do something or for something that contradicts the word, you are asking Him to contradict Himself.

>I do not believe that God hears all prayers.


2 Chronicles 7:14

>IF My people… then will I HEAR. Certain restrictions apply.



We are Giant Killers



Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ

  • Have can do attitude


Romans 8:35-37

We are more than conquerors

  • I don’t know what you are facing this week but I do know you are more than a conqueror.
  • What makes us to conquer no matter the odds? It’s an anointing to win that’s on us


2 Corinthians 2:14

Always causes us to triumph

  • The world says you win some and you lose some. I never lose anything! You can win all the time.
  • Christ is the Anointed One; it is His anointing.


1 John 5:4

This is the victory that overcomes

  • Our faith is the victory.


2 Peter 1:1

Obtained like precious faith

  • Which means we have the same faith today as they did in the bible day’s.


2 Corinthians 4:13

The same spirit of faith

  • It’s not a different faith it’s the same… we have the same faith that David had when he went up against Goliath.
  • David in the faith hall of fame.


Hebrews 11:32-34

  • David was a giant killer. You can remember his story.


1 Samuel 17:32-37

  • But did you know that David was not the only giant killer in the bible? There were hundreds of men that let David be there leader and as a result they became champions themselves.
  • They didn’t start out that way but the became that. And guess what? It was a process. Why? Because winning is a process.


1 Samuel 22:1-2

  • They were in distress debt and discontented. And afraid.
  • We may start off chumps but end up champions


2 Samuel 21:15-22

  • There were four other men all of whom David developed that were giant killers also.


2 Samuel 23:8-23

  • This is the kind of victory God intends for you as you follow the leader He has placed in your life.


We are Giant Killers


Which means…

We may start off chumps but end up champions

You may not be able to tell by looking at us outwardly but inwardly we are chosen kings.

Do I have any female giant killers? Yes! Deborah, sheba, the virtuous woman of Proverbs and rahab

We are chiseled and refined in the process of time. Iron sharpens.


This message is for visitors…



Jeremiah 3:15

Breakthrough has come to faith family church, we have turned a corner, new people are being added to the family.  We have had literally hundreds of visitors come through our doors in only 3.5 short years.  Generally speaking when people are looking for a church they visit from place to place and from time to time.
Also there are those that come to faith family on a regular basis.  I really believe this is a message from the Lord particularly to those that are visitors.  I believe I am to show you today from the word of God that every sheep needs a shepherd and how to discover who your pastor is.

Matthew 9:36-37

        >I believe as the Lord sits at the Throne in heaven looking upon the multitudes here in the earth that He is even now moved with the same compassion.
        >fainted and scattered as sheep having no shepherd…  In various translations its says distressed, weary, helpless and scattered.
        >People are often in the condition that they are in simply because they don’t have a pastor.

Psalm 100.3

        >To God we are His sheep.  Being such He has given to every one a pastor for a very specific purpose.

Jeremiah 3:15

        >Your pastor is a gift from God who is assigned to feed you with knowledge and understanding.
        >Matthew 4:4  – Jesus says that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.  God uses your pastor to feed you His word.

Ephesians 4:11

        >Again, your pastor is a gift given to you from God.
        >And there is a difference between having a teacher and a pastor.

1 Corinthians 4:15

        >You can have a lot of ministers that you listen to and have benefited from, but in your life you’ll have very few pastors.
        >Who is the one who watches for your soul?

Hebrews 13:17

        >Your pastor is tasked with a very specific assignment and will have to give account to God.
        >Going to church(es) or watching Christian television is no substitute for having someone in your life that you can obey and submit to.
        >Your pastor watches for your soul.  That’s not something generic, this is very specific.

1 Peter 5:2-4

        >Feed and Watch (over-sight) over it willingly, the NLT says.
        >Notice the term Chief Shepherd indicates that there are under shepherds…

1 Samuel 12:23

        >This is my most important job as a pastor is to pray for the sheep.

Matthew 18:12-13

        >Because your pastor is assigned to watch and has to give an account, there will often be certain things that he will require in order for him to be a good steward.
        >At FFC we ask that you go thru our “membership” class to officially acknowledge that you believe that God has given me to be your pastor.
        >You knowing who’s your pastor is important, but also him knowing that he is your pastor is important as well.

John 4:10

        >It is possible for God to give you a gift and you not recognize it.

        >So it’s important then to learn how to discover  – Who’s Your Pastor.
We know that many that come and visit with us are visiting with friends and family.  And many may be looking for a good church home.  In either case let me encourage you in this…

1.  Ask God for His direction.  Proverbs 3:6
2.  Allow the Holy Spirit to lead you.  Romans 8:16
3.  Take your time.  1 Thessalonians 5:21
4. Walk by faith not by sight.  2 Corinthians 5:7.  There are no perfect pastors.  But the one God has chosen for you is perfect for you.



Follow the Leader



1 Corinthians 11:1-3


I am really excited about today’s message. It is one that I have been looking forward to for a good part of this entire series. It gets into the heart of where we are going with this teaching. The title of the message is called Follow the Leader. If you can remember there once was a Honda commercial that said just that. The idea is that the guy who is out front and ahead of the pack, the leader, is on a Honda. And it would only make sense that the smart thing to do is to just “Follow the Leader.”

Spiritually speaking the Spirit of God is saying that to us today. Follow the Leader. Who is the Leader in your life? On your job its your boss. In your country its the president. But what about in your life, who is the leader? Most Christians I would think would tend to say that God or Jesus is the Leader of their life as a whole.

Yet Paul says to the church at Corinth that they should follow him as he follows Christ. My challenge to you today is to get you to identify IF you have allowed your pastor to sit in that seat of authority in your life or if you are in the drivers seat of authority and answer to know one except Jesus Christ.


1 Corinthians 11:1-3

>Paul says “You be followers of me, even as I am of Christ.” Whose following whom? They are clearly to follow Paul like Paul follows Christ.

>Followers here means – an imitator. ILL: Training in Landscaping

>We pointed out last time that the first words and last words of Jesus directly to Peter specifically were “Follow Me” as we have them recorded.

>In Matthew 4:19, Follow Me means – Come hither, come here, come; come!, come now! And in John 21:19, Follow Me means – to follow one who precedes, join him as his attendant, accompany him; to join one as a disciple, become or be his disciple; side with his party


Mark 10:21, 28

>Uses the same word that John uses

>Well evidently it is not automatic that when Jesus says follow Me, that the people He is speaking to will do so. This one went away grieved. Peter pipes up and says with left everything and followed You.

>Have you left everything to followed Christ? Peter and others had at Jesus’ direct word. Now, they are following Jesus like Paul said he did. But who are you following? Jesus?

>Or are you making excuses like the those who couldn’t?


1 Corinthians 11:2-3

>The head of every man is Christ. You would think then that would confirm that all men are to follow Christ directly. But it can’t be the case, because He just told them to follow him!

>He is establishing divine order vs. 2. Every man needs a head; in order to be a man you need a head. Every man needs a leader. He calls that leader “Christ.”

>Ladies: This is good for you to hear because you need to know what to look for (if you’re unmarried) and what to pray for (if you’re married).


Ephesians 4:7-8,11

>So “Christ” gave some to be ___ according to the measure of the gift of “Christ.” In other words when an apostle or pastor functions he is functioning as “Christ.” All of us are the Body of Christ in the earth.

>So the head of every man is in one of those gifts. Every man needs a head. Someone that they are submitted to. Someone that can tell them when they are wrong. Someone that can tell them to do something that they don’t want to do and they do it anyway. Someone that they follow.


Matthew 8:9

>Are you a man under authority? Who is the leader in your life? The head of every man is Christ – someone functioning in Jesus’ anointing.

>Now I am the first to admit that I do not get excited about the idea of someone else having control over my life. I like the idea of a wife having to submit to me but I don’t like the idea of me having to submit to somebody else.

>However, there is a reason that the word is teaching us these things and its up to us to adjust to the word and not the word to us.


Hebrews 13:7-8, 17

>Remember them and obey them that RULE over you. Who rules over you? Who is your leader? Really, most people when it comes right down to it, they are their own leader. They are not submitted to anybody and it (lack of submission) shows up in their life.

>Pride (lack of submission) goes before destruction.

>Could somebody else’s life be destroyed because of your lack of submission? ABSOLUTELY.

>Give me 12 men that will follow me and we can change the world. They key is not having 12 men. But having 12 men that FOLLOW me.

>So because their is lack of submission in this church, there are countless numbers of men women and children that may end up going to hell and being destroyed.

>Ladies: Pay attention to this. It is so important for you to practice submission to your husband. Someday it may save your life or someone else’s.


Ephesians 5:22-24

>ILL: One thing that peeves me in movies is when a man tries to protect his wife (woman) and she does listen and they both get taken as a result.

>Train yourself in some small things to do what your husband says do even if you think you have a better idea. In an emergency and for your protection, do exactly what you are told when you are told and the way you are told.

>Christ, the Anointed One and His Anointing’s, is head of the church.


John 12:26

>Now when you serve your pastor you are serving Christ.

>Yeah you can thump your Bible and beat your chest, “as for me and my house we shall serve the Lord.” But if you don’t have someone that you are submitted to then its just fluff.

>And you make it a struggle for your wife to submit to you when she sees that you are not submitted to someone yourself.

>Why is camping important to me? Bonding. We go as men, we come back as brothers. Building relationships. United we stand, divided we fall. Team building. 12 men can change the world, ask seattle.

>Well if a man is following me then where I am, there will he be. Right?


Judges 7:15-18

>As I do so shall you do… That is leadership right there.

>The sword of the Lord and of Gideon… Who is the Gideon in your life? Well whoever that person is the word of the Lord to you says “Follow the Leader.”

>Serving and following go hand in hand. He had 300 men that were with him.


Joshua 1:16-18

>They stepped up big time for Joshua. All that you command us we will do and wherever you send us we will go. And, whoever is not obeying, we will deal with them.

>Who can tell you to do something that you don’t want to do and you do it?


Philippians 3:17-19 KJV & NLT

>They essentially are their own god. Self-god.

>Pattern your life after mine and learn from others that follow… I know that I live in a glass house. But it is for good purpose.


1 Corinthians 4:16-18

>Now some of you are puffed up! Tell your neighbor, “Don’t be puffed up.” Who does pastor stan think he is…

>I beseech you today Faith Family, Follow Me as I Follow Christ!