Category Archives: Sermons For Sabbath
Luke 15:20 And he arose, and came to his Father. But when he was yet a great way off, his Father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
The bible says the prodigal son was a far way off. He was a long way. While he was a long way off the mind activity he had was, I will arise and go to my Father. The prodigal son had lost his mind. In verse 17 it says when he came to himself;
Luke 15:17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my Father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!
At this point the prodigal son in his madness of leaving the Father, after in his desperate situation he comes to himself. Sanity returns. He arose and came to his Father and when he was a great way of his Father saw him, had compassion and ran to him. Read the rest of this entry
Scripture reading: Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Our needs are the things we need for life to live. Poverty reveals what your needs are. If you are rich and have many things in your home and a good bank balance, many things, sometimes it’s hard to distinguish between your wants and your needs. But if a crisis comes and you are in dire straits, you may sell off some of these things to get some money. Soon all the baggage goes. Soon you come down to just the things you need to live. Food, water, shelter and clothing. Today we have gotten very confused with our wants and needs and Christianity. When we come to the Lord in prayer and supplication we get confused with what we need to be pleading for in these last days. We need to identify what God wants us to know and what we need to pray for. Read the rest of this entry
Every day I wonder how many more rotations this earth has left before Jesus comes. Not many more rotations. We can sense and see the Bible tells us that Jesus is coming soon. Therefore we should always consider the things that are before us. I ask the question, are you persuaded? Before someone can be persuaded there is a fluctuation between things. Apostle Paul says I am persuaded. He is declaring there is no more double mindedness in his thinking;
Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? [shall] tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
When you go through a troubling time do you sometimes doubt the love of God? When your go through a hard patch and you may think that God is not with you and you think maybe God has forgotten about you or maybe you have done something wrong and he has cut you out of the picture. It says who shall separate us from the love of God? Read the rest of this entry
There are different types of food that some people like and dislike. There are possessions that some people regard as treasure and others as trash. There is one regard of beauty and another regard of ugliness. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To receive something with gratitude depends on how you see it. You may have received a gift and the person who bought it thought you would like it but when you got it is was not what you wanted. The giver anticipated you would like it as they did. The Bible teaches there is a two edged sword, its double sided. It kills and it heals. The gospel can be a savour of life unto life or the same gospel death unto death. Read the rest of this entry
The Lord has ordained principles in nature, in human relationships and all sorts of other areas to supply our needs. Our physical, spiritual and mental needs. God has made provision in what he has ordained. When we break the laws that he has ordained, there comes a short fall of blessing. When we break the laws of nature in the harvest of the fields, we won’t get the true benefit that God had ordained to be received by our bodies. This world has manipulated everything that God has ordained and man takes the glory for what he has done. Consider the first angels message.
Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him [was] called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. 12 His eyes [were] as a flame of fire, and on his head [were] many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. 13 And he [was] clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies [which were] in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And he hath on [his] vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
This picture that is drawn is a picture of aggressive warfare. This picture is shortly to be reality, the coming of Christ to judge the nations of this world and to rule them with a rod of iron. The energy which is exerted, is exerted in righteousness. As we consider this text, it will pay for us to note that these remarks of the end of the world are here shown just as the long awaited marriage of the lamb is taking place. Read the rest of this entry
Where Are You?
I would like to consider the first sermon ever preached.
Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where [art] thou?
These words, Where art thou? I believe this question applies to every cool of the day. Where are you? Every evening. We should ask ourselves the question where am I? Where are we? As the scriptures begin with this, the voice of the Lord is where are you? Read the rest of this entry
God has given us Scripture to prevent us being confounded.
Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
4:14 That we [henceforth] be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, [and] cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Read the rest of this entry
There is a statement that talks about barbed arrows that we will enlarge so we will not become discouraged by this work of the holy angels and of the Father in heaven through Jesus Christ. The condition in which the Laodicean members of Gods church find themselves is in Revelation.
Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
Here are a Christian people. They are living in the last days of earth’s history and they claim to indeed to be followers of Jesus Christ. But there is something that they do not know. The consequence of them not knowing is that they don’t really know Jesus. They think they do. They do not know that they are wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked. If they did know this, how would they regard Jesus? Read the rest of this entry
God has ordained that the messages of his word are to give us salvation personally and across the whole church. His word is to purify the church. We are living in these last days and we need to be aware of the time we’re living in. We need to understand the light and the day star prophecy so we can go through circumstances and experiences so we’re not thrown off our feet and left too surprised.
Revelation 19:7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. 8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. 9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed [are] they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.
A question was posed to Jesus.
Luke 13:23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 13:25 When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 13:26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 13:27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 13:28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you [yourselves] thrust out.
The question we want to study is how many shall be saved? We shall address this question but also consider whether we are among the truly gracious in this world. We shall make these truths as clear as possible and straight to the point. The scripture reading calls for a straight to the point approach and so do the times in which we live.
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is] the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
There is a broad path and many of this world go down that path because straight is the way that leadeth unto life and few there be that find it. The scripture is saying there is a broad road that leads to destruction, to hell. The majority, the large populace go down that road. There is a gate and few people actually find the gate. Out of those few that find it, there are fewer still that enter in as we compare with the scripture we just read. Read the rest of this entry