Blog Archives

The Regenerating Power of the Word

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture Reading: For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12

The creative power of the word; we want to be most passive in receiving, like when God created the world. The earth was a passive ball of water, and the word was spoken. We want to understand very clearly the meaning of a passive soul where that applies in regard to His word. Read the rest of this entry

08 Nebuchadnezzar’s First Dream

By John Thiel, Lessons from the Life of Nebuchadnezzar Conference, mp3

God touched Nebuchadnezzar by displaying before him the faithfulness and intelligence and power of God in the lives of the four young princes. Nebuchadnezzar had a sensitivity by which he could recognise that these young men were special. Unconscious to him, he was actually recognising the image of God in them. He had trained them for those three years thinking that they were eating of the king’s meat, thinking that by giving them the names of his gods, they would be strategically influenced to lose their faith. But these young men were used of God to outwit this strategic man. God had conditioned Nebuchadnezzar’s mind and paved the way for the next step to impact his heart by using Daniel in a very meaningful manner. Read the rest of this entry

The Conviction of Sin and Our Effective Response

By John Thiel, mp3

We have a very wonderful God who provides us with such great hope. We are saved by hope. It is a hope in which although we feel condemned and the condemnation is upon us, there is hope through Jesus Christ. Secondly, it is the hope that is spoken of in Titus.

Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Here is another hope; looking for the appearing of Jesus Christ, the second coming of our Lord and Saviour. When these two hopes are both challenged in our mind, when Jesus is there searching His children through and through with as it were eyes of flame, there is a challenge that is expressed, a challenge that comes to all of us at some point or another; Who shall be able to stand?

Read the rest of this entry

No Railing Accusation

By John Thiel, mp3

Scripture Reading: Jude 1:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.

The messages that come from this pulpit are broadcast on the internet and it is my intention at this time to deliberately address the wider congregation together with those seated before me. Every sermon I have preached in the past has come from a deep reliance on God’s inspiration and a rendition of His written word, yet via an imperfect instrument of earthen clay. Read the rest of this entry

The Love Gospel

By John Thiel, mp3

Genuine Love

The love of God is not a watering down of God’s principles; it is an upholding of God’s principles when you carefully look at it. Sadly it is true that many fallen churches uphold the love gospel while they disregard absolute and correct law adherence. They say that the law is not as important as the love of God and because of this, every one who upholds the love gospel is identified with that kind of mentality of the fallen churches. Satan has painted a picture that true law keepers are not loving and loveable Christians; they teach judgment and law, legalism; they are void of God’s love. That is the picture that Satan draws.

Read the rest of this entry

29. The Great Commission

By John Thiel, First Angel’s Message, study 29, mp3

Let us consider the great commission as it is written.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.  19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen. 

This is the great commission.  Does the first angel’s message have anything to do with this commission? It’s obvious as the first angel’s message takes place at the end of the gospel period – the hour of God’s judgment is come.  Jesus says I am with you until the end of the world.  At the time of the end this message, this work of the commission is relevant under the first angel’s message. The great commission has everything to do with the first angel’s message.

Revelation 14:6 And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people,   Read the rest of this entry

Understanding the Concept of Perfection

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 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:

Unto what type of man? A perfect man. Who is the perfect man? Jesus Christ. Does anyone disbelieve that Jesus was perfect? We will use Ephesians as the standard. In Revelation it speaks of measuring the people with a rod and the people have to come up to a standard. The definition of perfection is the standard of Christ. Read the rest of this entry

11 Neither Male Nor Female

By John Thiel, Marriage Seminar, Study 11, mp3

Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Read the rest of this entry

02 Understanding Legalism Versus Gospel Religion

By John Thiel, Marriage Seminar, Study 2, mp3

Romans 10:1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved.  2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 

And from their zeal for God, they are doing it from their own perspective.

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.  4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. Read the rest of this entry

The Order of Melchisedec – Stephen Haskell South Lancaster Papers

By Stephen Haskell

“Who is Melchisedec?  He is the one that fills all the specifications the Bible gives of Melchisedec.

  1. He was a man “Consider how great the man was.” Hebrews 7:4.
  2. He was a king.  “King of righteousness.” “King of Salem, which is King of Peace. Verse 2.
  3. He “was priest of the most high God.” Verse 1.
  4. He “abideth a priest continually.” Verse 3.
  5. He was greater than Abraham, for Abraham paid tithes to him, “and without contradiction the less is blessed of the greater.” Verses 4-7.
  6. Abraham received the promises, therefore Melchisedec was greater than the one who received the promises of God.
  7. He is the one “of whom it is witnessed that He liveth.” Verse 8.
  8. He was made “like unto the Son of God,” and therefore was not the Son of God.” Verse 3.
  9. He was without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life.” Verse 3. Read the rest of this entry

The Nazi Temptation

On January 30, 1933 Hitler became Chancellor of Germany. With incredible speed, he transformed Germany into a totalitarian society using terror and pervasive propaganda.

W. Mueller, President of the Seventh-day Adventist East German Conference said;

“The Christian welcomes with joy the reawakening of Germany and the fight of the Hitler government against unemployment. The Christian is happy to know that he direction of the country is in the hands of a man like Hitler, who frequently emphasizes that he received his post from God to whom he is responsible. As a non-drinker, non-smoker and vegetarian, he stands close to our conception of the reform of life.” Read the rest of this entry

The True Witness Testifies

By John Thiel

We all acknowledge that JESUS is the head of His visible church. As we live at a time of unprecedented confusion of church organizations who claim to be God’s visible church; does it do us well if we really enter the arena of contestants with that claim? How does the Head of the church teach us to think?

If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true. There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesseth of me is true.” John 5:31, 32. Read the rest of this entry

%d bloggers like this: