Please pray that God would bless this wonderful church and our services together on Sunday, February 19.
I will be teaching the Teens and Adults in Sunday School at 9:30 am. Also, I will be preaching the 10:30 am and the 7:00 pm services. Join us if you are in the area.
May Jesus be lifted up, God glorified, sinners saved and saints edified!
Thanks for praying.
||February 19, 2017
||Preaching at Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Jasonville, IN
Blessed Hope Baptist Church
||9251 N. State Road 59
I love Thanksgiving. The good food, time with family, and football are enjoyable. I even love the name – Thanksgiving. It boldly declares the purpose of the day. Let’s give God thanks today!
We are to be thankful all the time, but it is human nature to look at what we lack instead of what we have. This creates a feeling of loss and dissatisfaction. Furthermore, we have a short memory when it comes to God’s blessings and people’s sacrifices for us. Add that to a sense of entitlement and we have a recipe for ingratitude!
There is a simple recipe for gratitude. Realize that you deserve nothing and that every good thing in your life is a gift from God. Consider that things could always be worse if God was not caring for you. Compare your life now to how terrible it could be. Things could always be worse. This awareness creates a profound sense of thanksgiving.
Let’s look at 3 areas of gratitude we can be thankful for today.
The world is in shambles today. More examples of riots, racism, terrorism, bigotry, class warfare and social unrest are in the news every night. Everyone is talking about the problem, but no one seems to have the answer. New laws and politicians are not the answer. You cannot legislate righteousness. You can preach righteousness. God’s people cannot be silent on the issues of the day. The world needs the Light desperately. It’s time to look to God’s Word for the solution.
For more in-depth content on this subject, the full audio of a recent sermon is at the end of this post.
God sees the world differently.
Most people in the world focus on differences and declare one segment of society better or more deserving than another.
One group is declared more worthy, deserving and therefore protected by special rules or unique liberties.
Rich vs. Poor
Old vs. Young
White vs. Black
American vs. Mexican
Police vs. Minority
There are much more examples of class warfare. I’m sure you can think of a few not listed here. While it is true that we have problems in each of these areas that need to be addressed, pitting one group against another is not the answer. We don’t need a revolution. We need revival!
Jesus taught that a kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. There are those that have found that inciting division is a way to increase their power and wealth. We must not fall for their devices. (more…)
I enjoyed spending time with Pastor John Wilkerson, Jody McManus and Paul in the radio studio.
||July 15, 2016
||7:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 3:30 p.m.
||WRTW 90.5 Radio Interview
Sermon Review – Sunday, January 24, 2016
According To Your Faith Be It Unto You
The Sunday morning message was entitled “According To Your Faith Be It Unto You” from Matthew 9:18-29.
“While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. ”“And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. ”“And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: ”“For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. ”“But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour. ”“And when Jesus came into the ruler’s house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, ”“He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. ”“But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. ”“And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land. ”“And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. ”“And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. ”“Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.”
The word “according” means “to harmonize” or “to adjust one thing to another”. (more…)