Text: Matthew 8:10 “When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.” Introduction: In these verses, Jesus was saying of this Gentile Roman Centurion that he had much more faith in Jesus than the children of Israel. Gentiles will also enter the Kingdom of Heaven and many Jews cast out. Little Faith: Matthew 8:25-26 “And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose,Read More →

Text: Job 1:21 Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Introduction: Many times I have heard the statement: Why did God have to prove anything to Satan? God used the story of Job to prove to us that no matter what happens to a righteous person; they will not lose their faith in God. Job lost everything that could be taken from him but his life. He lost his possessions, his family, and his health. His wife told him to curse GodRead More →

Text: 2 Peter 1:4 “Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” Introduction: What did you expect when you became a Christian? Christ told us the truth about following Him. He said that following Him would not be an easy road. We will be persecuted by the world system because they love sin more than a right relationship with God through Jesus Christ. The promises of Christ are forgiveness of Sin and Eternal Life in Heaven. He did not promise health,Read More →

Text: Ecclesiastes 5:5 “Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.” Introduction: A vow is an oath or promise that a person makes to God or another person. Today we usually call them contracts and they are most often written down, many contain so many words that one runs out of patience before running out of words to read. If you go to the end of the contract the words get smaller in print and as is said: “The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.” Our courts are covered up with cases about brokenRead More →

Text: Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Introduction:  This verse is a beautiful picture of Christ explaining what will happen if you accept His calling to you to accept Him into your life. He Stands- Christ stands outside and does not force his way inside. At the Door- This represents your heart, inner being, your life. He Knocks- The Holy Spirit will let you know He is there. If Christ be lifted up, he will drawRead More →

Text: Romans 12:21 “Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.” Introduction: The Bible has many hard sayings that go against our very nature as human beings. We also see in this world that evil used as a solution for evil done just escalates and grows to more and more evil. Evil is the product of hatred and hate must be overcome with love. Wait a Minute: Romans 12:19 “Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” One thing that I have noticed in the past fewRead More →

Text: James 4:17 “Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” Introduction: God gave mankind the free will of the power of decision in many things in our lives. The most important decision that we will ever make is whether to serve God, or not to serve Him and serve ourselves. At some point in our lives, we will have to decide. Knowledge verses Wisdom: Today, we have the most knowledge in history at our fingertips. The problem is? How to apply it wisely in our situation. Is the knowledge that we are given correct andRead More →

Text: I Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;” Introduction: The definition of the word “heed” means: to listen to, to take notice. We hear many times someone say: “I wish that I had not listened to them.” The Devil’s main goal is to keep individuals out of Heaven by deception. There is no other Gospel than that of the one taught by Jesus Christ. No new idea, no new concept, no self-improvement program will do what is required to enter the Kingdom of God.Read More →

Text: Acts 26:18 “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” Introduction: One problem that I have noticed, in myself and other Christians, is the problem of forgiving ourselves even though we have received forgiveness through accepting Christ and the assurance in God’s Word of forgiveness for all our sins. Satan still attacks our minds and tries to keep us from moving forward by taking us back to our past and reminding usRead More →

Introduction: John chapter three verses one through twenty is Jesus explaining what an individual must do to have eternal life. Charles Haddon Surgeon, the Prince of Preachers, used the English Language to paint beautiful mental pictures with words. To become a citizen of God’s Kingdom “You must be born again from a dead spirit to a living spirit made alive to the things of God. “Ye must be born again.”—John 3:7. REGENERATION is a subject which lies at the very basis of salvation, and we should be very diligent to take heed that we really are “born again,” for there are many who fancy theyRead More →