I hate to admit it but there are times in worship that I have found myself distracted. What about you, have you ever found yourself distracted during a time of worship? As you're singing, maybe you're thinking, I am so sick of this song. Why are we still singing this song?
There are a lot of people today who say they hear the voice of God telling them to do this or that. I’m not here to judge anyone if they really heard God’s audible voice or not. But I want to remind you that God will never contradict His Word. He always will lead us according to what the Bible says.
I told the church I preached at yesterday that Jesus is coming back soon. I’ve had people over the years challenge me about my belief that Jesus is coming back. I always say the same thing, “Sir or ma’am, you are actually a fulfillment of Bible prophecy.”
People think God can't use them because they are just ordinary people. I’ve got news for you; God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things. I can testify to that fact. Never in a million years did I think God could use me to raise up a church where thousands of souls all over the world be helped.
James is telling his readers that it is a sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it. I read a story what a Sunday School teacher who was speaking to her class on the topic of sin asked, "Can anyone tell me what the sin of commission is?" One girl raised her hand. "I know!" she said. "The sin of commission is when you do what you shouldn't do."
There’s an old saying that says, “Men talk of killing time while time quietly kills them.” According to the Bible, we live our lives for a certain period of time, not a moment longer and not a moment shorter. When something bad happens to me, I don’t look at it as me being a victim of chance or fate.
I never had a battle with the devil until after I received Jesus as Savior. Someone once asked the great evangelist Charles Finney, "Do you really believe in a literal devil?" Finney’s response was right on! He said,” You try opposing him for a while, and you see if he's literal or not."
Some people label preachers who preach on hell and judgment doomsayers and gloomy. Jesus talked a lot about Hell and Judgement. In fact, He talked more about Hell than any other preacher in the Bible. If Jesus did that, we sure don't want to steer clear of the subject. We need to have a biblical understanding of what the Bible says.
I love reading the sermon on the mount. The sermon that Jesus preached that day was a shotgun sermon that hit just about everything in life. The sermon starts off with the beatitudes. When Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit," the word poor that He used is a verb meaning "to shrink, cower
Yesterday morning in our AM service, Evangelist Tim Lee preached an awesome sermon on commitment. He briefly mentioned Noah’s commitment to building the ark and standing alone. Then he mentioned others in the Bible who were committed even though they stood alone.
There are at times when God places in your path a person that can have a major influence in your life and you had no idea this was going to happen. One person was a preacher from Saginaw, Texas who still preaches, writes and who I turn to when I have questions or someone to pray with me.
Have you ever noticed when you give a nice expensive gift to a child they are initially exited and think at the time it’s the most awesome toy in the world? They play with it for endless hours and devote so much time and energy to it. Eventually the newness and excitement wear off and the new shiny toy ends up at the bottom of the toy box, neglected and forgotten.