SERMON: Uleses C. Henderson, “There’s A Miracle On the Other Side of Your Storm”

As hurricane season commences around the United States, storms and strong winds cause many to lose power, while floods leave many others stranded. But as Elder Uleses C. Henderson preached to the West Angeles congregation on October 11, 2015:

“Your ship may be battered, your stern may be compromised. Your rudder may be broken, your sail may be ripped to shreds. But I just want to encourage you this morning to hang in there. Stay in the ship, don’t go overboard because Help in on the way.”

Elder Uleses Henderson is general counsel of the Church of God in Christ, and partner at One LLP, a Los Angeles law firm which provides a broad range of intellectual property advisory and litigation services in areas such as patents, trademarks, copyright, entertainment and new media. He is on the Board of the Jubilee Broadcasting Network, and is also a quarterly columnist for COGIC’s Whole Truth Magazine. Elder Henderson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, an Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School, where he also served as executive editor of the Loyola Law Review.

Elder Henderson’s sermon “There’s A Miracle On the Other Side of Your Storm” can be found HERE, on West Angeles’ Gospel on Demand.

Highlights from the sermon follow:

“We are all survivors of some kind of shipwreck, and we have all experienced storms.”

“What matters is not the storm, but what you do in the midst of the storm.”

“Storms are a part of life.”

“Every storm will eventually run out of rain. Look at somebody and tell them, ‘Your storm is almost over.’”

“Hearing God’s Word is intended to produce faith, and faith must always be tested.”

“It’s one thing to see a miracle. It’s another thing to need a miracle.”

“Jesus wanted to teach…how to live not just in a storm, but through a storm.”

“What matters is not the storm, but what you do in the midst of the storm.” – Elder Uleses C.Henderson

“The seeds of faith that Jesus planted…had to be tested before they could be trusted.”

“Satan doesn’t care how big the bible is that you tote, how many scriptures you can quote. Satan doesn’t care if you hear the Word, so long as you don’t live by the Word.”

“Unbelief produces fear.”

“Faith is not just asking and receiving. Faith is trusting God despite the outcome.”

“In order to survive the storm, the first thing you must do is rely on His promise.”

“When God gives you a command and a destination, He’ll always make and give you a promise.”

“You may be holding onto broken pieces of your life; broken dreams, broken relationships. You may be hanging by a wing and a prayer, but hold on anyhow!”

“Where you are, is not who you are.”

“If God sends you into a storm, He’ll never send you by yourself. He’ll always get into the storm with you.”

“If God brings you to a storm, He’s already given a strategy to get you through the storm.”

“If God sends you into a storm…He’ll always get into the storm with you.” – Elder Uleses C. Henderson

“Somebody here today has been thrown into the fire, but look at your neighbor and tell your neighbor, ‘I may have been thrown in bound, but I’m coming out loosed!’ God uses the fire to destroy the things that have held you bound.”

“Life is not determined by what has happened to you. Life is determined by what God has said about you.”

“God has spoken to us and given us some dreams and some visions. He’s told us to start businesses. He’s said go forth in ministry. He has told some of us to go back to school.”

“What I’ve learned about the film industry is that you don’t cut a trailer until the film is already finished. God has already given some of us a preview of things to come.…Tell yourself, ‘My script is already written!’”

“A faith that can’t be tested is a faith that can’t be trusted.”

“If prayer is the engine, then faith is the transmission.”

“Faith puts into action in the earthly realm what God has already performed in the spirit realm.”

“It’s already done!”

“Our greatest problems are not around us, but within us. It’s the spirit of unbelief.”

“If you want to make it through the storm, then you need to take God at His Word.”

“It takes a storm to know that God is a healer. It takes a storm to know that God is a deliverer…He is our refuge and our strength because it takes a storm to answer the questions about who God really is.”

“Faith requires trust in God: not just in some things, but in all things.”

“Get in the boat with Christ!” – Elder Uleses C.Henderson

“Faith is the only way to stop the devil from stopping you.”

“You don’t have to wait until the battle is over, you can shout right now.”

“Same God right now, same God back then.”

“You already have on the inside of you what you need to handle any storm.”

“When we’re going through a storm, some of us look to our family and friends: those who lack the ability to affect change in our situation. Some of us look to our internal ability; our intellect…our money: only to discover that some storms we’re just not equipped to handle.”

“Somebody needs to look at their situation and tell it to ‘Sit down and to shut up!’”

“A storm represents a changing of season…God told me to tell you that your storm is almost over, and your miracle season is on the way. And what comes after a storm? The rainbow: a sign and a promise from God.”

“Is there anybody here who will lift up the name of Jesus; who will praise God through your circumstance? He’s going to bring you out of the storm: come on and give God the praise!”

SCRIPTURAL REFERENCES – Mark 4:34-39, John 16:33, Mark 3:14, 2 Timothy 1:7, Psalm 34, Philippians 1:6, Isaiah 43:2, Daniel 3:25, Genesis 37, Romans 10:17, Hebrews 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 2:13, Deuteronomy 31:6, Psalm 25:15, Romans 8:18, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Romans 5:3-4, , Romans 8:28, Mark 6, Psalm 23:4, James 1:8, John 15:7, Psalm 1:3, Is 59:19, Psalm 145, 1 John 4:4, Mark 1:25, Genesis 1, Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 30:5, Mark 5:1-20.