Winning is A Process



Day – John 21

Night – Proverbs 11



Day – Matthew 26

Night – Proverbs 18



Day – Luke 22

Night – 1 Peter 3



Day – Matthew 4

Night – Mark 1



Day – John 1

Night – Luke 5




Winning is A Process



Proverbs 11:30

John 21:1-19


I would imagine that this would have to be one of the most important series ever preached here at Faith Family Church. At the beginning of this year I believe we were given direction by the Lord as a spiritual goal for us to become Fishers of Men. And though we’ve been in this series for two months now it really feels like we are just getting started.

Our assignment as a congregation is to target men; to become Fishers of Men. We believe that when you reach the man for Christ the rest of his family will follow. The whole family serving in the Kingdom of God is our goal. Going after the men is simply our strategy. It’s not that we favor or prefer the men over the women and children. We are just following God’s order and Jesus’ example.

My purpose today is to simply show you from the word of God that Winning Is A Process. Using Peter as the example, we continue to see Jesus’ efforts to make a champion Fisher-of-men out of him. Today particularly I appeal to those that are married. I ask that you hear me very carefully today; this will greatly help you. 50% of marriages end in divorce. Since 72.3% of black children born today are born to an unwed mother, I wonder if 50% of the remaining 27% end up divorced. And if so that would explain why african americans have the high percentage of single parented households.

I am going to teach you today by the Holy Spirit how to win over your husband in any area where he may be lacking or failing. Your husband is a man and Jesus can teach you how to win him. He knows how to win men. Again, the biggest thing you should take home with you today is that Winning Is A Process.


John 21:1

>This is after Jesus was crucified on the cross and had risen from the dead.

>Remember the progression. Matthew 4 & Mark 1. Then John 1 & Luke 5.


Matthew 26:31-35

>Notice the supernatural use of the word offended in its connection to this message from the Lord to use today.


Proverbs 18:19

>Peter denied Jesus. Your husband may have denied you and your family the leadership you deserve. Affection, Support, Love.

>The beauty and hidden mystery of this verse is that He is telling us it is possible. Just like the walled cities of the promised land and Jericho were conquered, so shall a brother offended can be won.

>Men, sometimes a woman can turn you off to her because of her behavior. You can be won.


Luke 22:31-34

>When you are converted (won) strengthen your brothers.

>Jesus sees Peter as the leader that God had called him to be.


John 21:2-3

>Peter was the leader of the disciples. They followed his lead.

>So they are fishing all night and hadn’t caught anything. Doesn’t that sound familiar?


John 21:4-6

>Now the last time this happened Jesus told them that from that point forward they would catch men.

>In Luke 5, He said let down your net(s) for a catch. He let down the net, and the net brake. And they ended up having to put the fish in the boats and the ships began to sink. Had they let down the net(s) they would have had a larger harvest.

>God always rewards obedience to the fullest extent that you allow. Sow sparingly reap sparingly. Sow bountifully and reap bountifully.


John 21:7

>What? Sounds like he’s ashamed again. Sounds like he’s feeling unworthy again. But watch how Jesus ministers to him and wins Peter again.


John 21:11

>Why point out the fact that the net was not broken? They are remembering what happened at the beginning. How Jesus told them they would be made to become Fishers of Men.


John 21:19

>This message is so supernatural. FOLLOW ME! After all these years now Jesus is still telling Peter the same thing. The gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.

>Years can pass but that mantle of leadership in your home and in the church at the least will always be there. God expects you to be the head and not the tail.


1 Peter 3:1-2

>Do you think that Peter knows anything about how a man can be won to obeying the word of the Lord? Absolutely.

>Winning is a process. It takes time. And when you win, it will be worth the wait.


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.



Pastor Carroll L. Scott





Sister Lilly Jefferson




Letting Jesus Use Your Boat



Luke 5:1-11


How many of you believe that Peter is very important to Jesus? There are only few (several) stories that can be found in all four gospels. The story of the alabaster box is one of those stories and Jesus said that it would be preached in all the world. Matthew 26, Mark 14:9, Luke 7:37, John 12. The details of Peter being approached by Jesus and given the opportunity to follow Him is another also that we see in all four.


Luke 4:14,38,44

>First, I want to submit to you that Peter getting to the place of forsake everything and following Jesus was a process. Matthew and Mark present it as a quick and easy decision but beginning in John and especially here in Luke we see that there was much more involved.

>I want you to see something hear that we have not seen before. Jesus actually had to win Peter. He did it by first ministering to his family and then by ministering to Him personally (JN 1:42) and finally by evoking a blessing in his life. Jesus ended up with a lifetime follower and leader who lead multitudes of others to follow Christ as well.


Luke 5:8-9

>I also believe that we are suppose to notice Peter’s reaction to this blessing being bestowed upon his life as well as his disobedience to the Lord’s instruction. Depart from me I am a sinful man. Remember we said to you that adam hid from the presence of God when he sinned. I believe one of the main reasons that unmarried men make of the smallest active percentage in the body of Christ for this reason. And many of their absent married brothers are so for the same reason.


Luke 18:9-14

>This man stood a far off. We have got to follow the way that Jesus was able to reach these men where they were and bring them with Him to where He wanted them to be.


Luke 5:5

>Secondly Peter did not completely obey Jesus and in this we see his pride. Because of the male ego it is easy for men to have a pride problem. ILL: Asking for directions.


Luke 14:16-20

>Remember those that began to make excuse. Excuses, excuses, excuses!


Luke 5:6-7

>There is coming a boat filling, ship sinking harvest in your life because you are letting God use your resources!

>Thinking we know it all can easily get in the way of receiving the full benefit and blessing of our obedience in the reward of letting God use our resources.


Luke 5:16

>Which brings me to my last point for today. Do we pray enough? Proverbs 3:6 teaches us to acknowledge him in all our ways and He will direct our paths. Peter got clear direction from the Lord. But we only get that when we acknowledge him.



Sis. Tamula Hodo



John 10:10 (NKJV)

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.


-This verse lays out TWO different purposes by two different people

-satan whose purpose is to steal, kill and destroy

-Jesus, who came that we might have life and have it more abundantly


-So often we automatically believe we are living the latter, however that is not always the case


John 10:10 (NLT)

The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.


-Above all, we see three main features of what satan is here to do. (Steal, Kill, Destroy)

-Let’s look a little more closely at these terms

(Definitions according to Webster 1828 Dictionary)

-Steal: To take or carry away feloniously, as the personal good of another

-Kill: To deprive of live, in any manner or by any means

-Destroy: To demolish; to pull down; to ruin; to annihilate; to kill; to slay; to put an end to


-These three terms are used most of the time to describe something that no longer exists or is no longer in your possession.


There is a SHIFT going on, things are becoming a bit more serious for satan; his game is changing.


There was a time when satan was a bit more relaxed about those in his possession.


It’s almost as if you are in a cell full of everything you could have ever desired and the door is wide open. he is so comfortable in what he has provided you with that he leaves the door wide open giving the illusion that you are free to go whenever you wish; however you ARE in a cell. A dressed up one, but cell nonetheless.


So what does he have people comfortable in?


1 John 2:15-17 (NKJV)

Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.

And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.


-Not, going to pass away, IS PASSING AWAY…


There is a SHIFT going on….


You used to be able to go out and play with satan a little and come back, but satan is now playing for keeps and you should be as well. Let me explain…satan didn’t always feel threatened by the body of Christ and I believe that is changing. Why do I feel that way? Simple, just look at what God is doing here at Faith Family Church.


-Having outreach at store fronts, where we give people Jesus & a hotdog

-Having men & woman rendezvous, where we can become healed, delivered and free

-Holding men camps & Women conference cruises for strengthening and unity

-Mission trips to other countries sharing God’s love and Good News

-Raising up & developing leaders to raise up and develop other leaders

-Praying for and going after God’s men and God’s order


GREAT things are happening, Shifting is happening in the body of Christ.


But know that there is a shifting in satan’s world also.

-People are hurting, starving, dying

-Children are being kidnapped, raped, and even killed

-People are losing their mind’s, killing themselves and each other

-Planes are missing

-Students are missing

-People are without hope, love, & resources


1 Peter 5:8 (NKJV)

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.


-We have NO time to be in our pity parties, outside of our purposes, still trying to figure out if that is what God REALLY wants from us.

-He knew what He wanted when He told it to you


It’s time to stop helping satan destroy you, aiding him in stealing from you, because how many of us know it’s not stealing if you give it to someone.

-We are not even guarded anymore

-We go anywhere, participate in anything, say anything, do anything, watch everything, listen to anything, over look too much


The responsibility falls on us.


This is the importance of renewing our minds with God’s Word.


Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


Joshua 1:8

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 have good success.


Ephesians 4:23

And be renewed in the spirit of your mind


Philippians 4:6-9

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things

The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.


Time out for “The devil Made Me Do It” Syndrome


We are given so many instructions in the bible


2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly diving the Word of truth


1 Peter 5:6

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time


Romans 12: 1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.


1 Thessalonians 5:17

Pray without ceasing


Just to point out a few, but in all of these verses we were given instructions.


Satan is doing what he is supposed to be doing, but are we, or are we helping him in his purpose by not focusing on our own?


James 4:7

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


We can’t flirt with satan and think he has no rights to us.




Today marks something really special in my life. Today I give God a YES, a real one to pursue the purpose he has given to me, and I know that doesn’t have to match what someone else’s ministry or calling looks like. I make a decision not to be the doorway that allows satan place in my life. I encourage you to do the same. Make a decision to not be satan’s aide in destroying or killing anything in your life. That includes, your prayer life, study time, you family, finances, and most importantly your heart and mind.


People are in desperate need of the gifts and callings inside of each us.


The Importance of Prayer pt. 2



Hebrews 2:1

2 Peter 1:12

Jude 1:5


We’ve been on this series for about a month and a half now and I think that it would be good to do a thorough review today. I almost feel instructed to review what we have learned and covered up to this point.


We covered the fact that MEN are OUR TARGET AUDIENCE. Jesus’ selection of His disciples and God’s choice of Abraham are proof positive that the statistics are true. The GOAL of this series is to show you from the word of God the basis from which we have received vision from the Lord to target men in this ministry. By doing so my hope is that we as a congregation will be on ONE ACCORD. Through this series we are learning to become fishers of MEN, in the specific sense.

Then there was the second message in this series entitled HIS TARGET, HER TARGET. In that we saw clearly from several passages of scripture that Jesus targeted men while He ministered to women and children. We closed that message in John 4 where Jesus was ministering to a woman at a well. The Bible says that she left her water pot and went and told all the men of her city about Jesus. From that we say it should be for all of us, men and women, of this congregation to target men likewise while we minister to women and children.

After that we dealt with THE DEVIL’S TARGET. In Matthew 26:31-34 Jesus reminded His disciples that the scripture says Smite the Shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered abroad. Satan knows this and therefore targets men while he hates women and children. Peter spoke up and vowed his allegiance and determination. Thankfully Jesus had prayed for Peter. But amazingly we saw that at the foot of the cross there were 4 women and only 1 man. Our goal as a congregation is 33%-40%.

In the message called WOMAN vs. MAN, we saw that one of satan’s tactics from the beginning of creation is to plot woman against man and man against woman, one against another. From Abel we looked to Eve and Adam, then to Moses and the prophets and even the time at Jesus’ birth. But in Luke 14:16-20 we saw the three tools that satan will use in his attack. Wealth, Work and Women. Balaam had taught Balac how to throw off the children of Israel by getting them to commit fornication (Revelation 2:14).
Proverbs 6:26 tells us that the adultress will HUNT for the precious life. Proverbs 14:1 says that a foolish woman tears down her own house. And Ecclesiastes 7:26 says that there is a kind of woman whose heart is a snare and net, and her hands are bands. Satan will plot WOMAN vs. MAN.

Now let me insert this here. If you missed Deborah vs. Delilah last week then let me highly and strongly recommend you get both CDs or go online and study those words from the Lord. In Minister Toni’s message about Deborah she talked about the role she played with Barak and how in the end he got the credit for the battle that was fought. Yes she stepped up when the man didn’t but found a way to get the man to the place where he needed to be. Delilah on the other hand was a gold-digger and full of manipulation. And will find a way to use a man’s weaknesses against him. Min. Toni concluded her message showing us the fatalities of being attracted to or involved with a Delilah (physically and spiritually) or in being a Delilah (death).


All of these things lead up to THE IMPORTANCE OF PRAYER, which is where we are today. The last time I ministered to you we introduced the importance of prayer stating that one of the most important areas for a man to focus on is his relationship with God through prayer. It is also the area that men struggle in the most. Yet the man is the first that God looks to find, that will stand before Him in prayer. So why then are our prayer services in the Body of Christ dominated by women. Yes there is a sensitivity in the realm of the spirit that a woman has that makes her dynamic in prayer. But prayer truthfully is the heavy lifting. And it should take both. If two of you agree. God sought for a man to stand in the gap for the people and found none, and so the people were scattered. We said to you that MAN has SPIRITUAL RESPONSIBILITY as a leader in his family. It should not be left for the woman to be the spiritual head of household. (Scripture knowledge vs. prayer). We looked at what a hedge is supposed to look like and said this is what a man is supposed to make up for his family.


1 Timothy 2:1-2

>He is saying specifically how important it is to pray for men. Everybody in the family benefits when the man is in his rightful place.

>But prayer is not important in this series just for the men, it is important equally also for the women.


1 Peter 3:1-6

>Wives if you see there is an area in your husband’s life that he is missing God in, then the solution will be discovered through your prayers.


1 Peter 3:7

>And one of the reasons that men struggle in prayer is because of their treatment of women.

>The other major reason is ignorance.


Luke 11:1

>Now when you read this don’t forget that He originally told them to follow Him and He’d make them fishers of men. I submit to you that in this He is teaching them how to become fishers of men, you do it through prayer.


Luke 6:12-16

>He called the disciples but prayed before He appointed apostles. In this He is teaching them the importance of prayer and how to fish for men.

>I’ve always been taught that before you make any major decisions in your life to make sure you bath them in prayer. Every success in life is a prayer success first. And every failure in life is a prayer failure.


John 15:16

>First, notice they were chosen (through prayer) to bring forth fruit (fish for men)!

>He is teaching them about prayer – whatever you ask of the Father in His name will be given you.


John 16:23,26

>And again He teaches them the importance of prayer.


John 11:41-42

>He demonstrated a lifestyle of prayer for the disciples to follow.


Mark 11:24-25

>He taught them on and in many occasions how to pray and in doing so He is teaching them how to be fishers of men.


Matthew 26:36-39

>He taught them how to pray when you are in a time of temptation, testing and trial.


Luke 22:31-32

>He prayed for Peter. And as a result Peter wasn’t destroyed and in turn became a man of prayer himself.


Acts 1:12-14

>So we see here that not just Peter but all His disciples learned the importance of prayer.


Acts 3:1

>As a result, they became men of prayer.

>My challenge to you today is simply to embrace the importance and significance of prayer in your life and as we are being made to become fishers of men.



Brother C.L. Scott


God, Creator of all

Genesis 1:1

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

John 1:1

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.


Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

1 John 5:7

For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.


John 3:16-17

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.


4 Types

  1. Storge – Affection (Parental, family love)
  2. Philla – Mental (Loyalty, equality – give and take, friends, activity, community, etc)
  3. Eros – Physical
  4. Agape – Spiritual
    1. God’s love can keep you, but cannot satisfy you physically.


5 Attributes of God’s love

  1. No fear in love
    1. 1 John 4:18
      1. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
  2. We are Conquerors
    1. Romans 8:37
      1. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
  3. NOTHING can separate us from the Love of God
    1. Romans 8:38-39
      1. For I am persuaded , that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present , nor things to come ,
      2. Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  4. Love is faithful
    1. Lamentations 3:22-23
      1. It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
      2. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
  5. Unlimited Supply
    1. Matthew 7:7-11
      1. Ask , and it shall be given you; seek , and ye shall find ; knock , and it shall be opened unto you:
      2. For every one that asketh receiveth ; and he that seeketh findeth ; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened .
      3. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
      4. Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
      5. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?


The Key to Unlimited Supply

  1. We must keep His commandments
    1. John 14:14-15
      1. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.
      2. If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  2. The commandments:
    1. Matthew 22:36-40
      1. Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law?
      2. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
      3. This is the first and great commandment.
      4. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
      5. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Characteristics of Loving your neighbor as yourself

  1. Do you cut yourself slack?
    1. Are you AS quick to give forgiveness as you are to receive it?
  2. Do you always air your own dirty laundry to others? (Gossip)
    1. Are you as critical, masking it as “the truth”
  3. Do you believe the best about yourself?
    1. Even though you don’t always do what you say you’re going to do
      1. Exercise
      2. Eat right
      3. Pay tithes
      4. Pay bills
      5. Stop this or stop that
    2. When others SAY they are going to do something, do you trust it?    




“Deborah or Delilah: Which Woman are You? Pt. 2″

10:30 Service

As we saw with Deborah, the greatest accomplishment we can experience in life may be in helping somebody else achieve greatness. But, likewise, the greatest failure we can experience in life may be in hindering someone from achieving the greatness that God had ordained for their lives.

Turn to Judges 16:1-31 And Let’s look at Delilah

Traits of a Delilah:

  1. Judges 16:1-6Consumed with GREED.
  • From Biblical research we know that the Philistine nation was made up of 5 major cities and each had its own “Lord.” And so, although the text doesn’t state exactly how many Lords, we can estimate at least five. Enough money to set one for life.
  • 1 Timothy 6:10 So when she discovered how much money she was being offered, she decided the revenue meant more than her relationship, the cash meant more than her commitment, and the silver meant more to her than Samson.
  1. Judges 16:10-15- Skilled in Manipulation
  • God desires that not only our vertical relationship with Him is right, but also that our horizontal relationships with other people are right.
  1. Judges 16:18-19 – Uses Weaknesses to Hurt & Destroy You
  • You’ve got to be careful who you share your weaknesses with. In this text, Samson was in love with a woman who wasn’t in love with him.
  • She was trying to find out the one thing that could break him, bind him, and bring him to his knees. She took his most sensitive and sacred secrets and used them to sabotage and subdue his strength.

The Fatality of an Attraction to a Delilah / Judges 16:20-25

  1. It costs you Physically:
    1. Loss of Freedom- He was bound as their slave
    2. Loss of Vision- They put out his eyes
      1. Loss of Dignity- They mocked him

  2. It costs you Spiritually:
    1. Loss of Discernment – He wist (knew) not
    2. Loss of Fellowship with God- the Lord was departed from him
    3. Loss of Ministry – no longer Judge over Israel
    4. Loss of Testimony – when they mocked him, he brought mockery on God.

Delilah’s Demise: Judges 16:26-30

The woman who deceived the man of God did not escape, it is said that Delilah was in the house that fell that day.

Proverbs 31:11, 12 Let’s do right by the men in our lives.