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SATAN’S ALIVE & WELL ON PLANET EARTH–THESE ARE HIS MALIGNANT ATTACKS TODAY

ROK-31a 210102AM Short Clip Satan is Dangerous. Look at what the New Testament has already warned us about Satan’s activities: SATAN MULTIPLIES EVIL DOERS: Matthew 13:25, 38-39 “but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 38 “The field is the World, the good seeds are the […]

HOW SATAN CAN INVADE YOUR LIFE–THE STRATEGY OF SATAN EXPOSED

ROK-31b 210102AM Short Clip SATAN INVADES HEARTS: Acts 5:3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back [part] of the price of the land for yourself? (NKJV).   Satan seems to have the power of mental suggestion, which in the individual becomes auto-suggestion, and […]

SATAN’S WORK OF DECEPTION TODAY–MULTIPLYING FAKE CHRISTIANS

ROK-31d 210103AM Short Clip Satan is Dangerous–SATAN’S WORK TODAY–MULTIPLYING FAKE CHRISTIANS! Look at what the New Testament has already warned us about Satan’s activities:   SATAN MULTIPLIES EVIL DOERS: Matthew 13:25, 38-39 “but while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way. 38 “The field is the World, […]

THE INVISIBLE WAR–WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SATAN, DEMONS & SPIRITUAL WAR

ROK-32b 210104AM PAUL taught that to magnify God we must divest ourselves of anything tied to Satan, demons, occultic activity, and magical black arts—RENOUNCE THE DARKNESS. 1. In Acts 19:17-20 we see the turning point. The power of darkness was broken. Satan’s house was divided. Christ triumphantly opened the door to great ministry through this […]

The 10 Best Decisions John Barnett Has Made In Life are–SIMPLE HABITS FOR POWERFUL LIVING

EBP-11a Q&A – Testimony, Courtship, Disciplines & Calling 201126AM Short Clip The 10 Best Decisions John Barnett Has Made In Life are–SIMPLE HABITS FOR POWERFUL LIVING. In this Chapel for East-Asian, Next-Generation students we were asked to give them personal and practical advice from what we have learned during our lifetime walking with God. Here […]

WHAT’S THE WORST THING JESUS CAN EVER SAY? I NEVER KNEW YOU

210123PM God commands each of us to ask ourselves a series of questions. These questions are all targeting the one very most important issue of all—the reality of our eternal destination. As we turn to 2 Corinthians 13:5, Listen to what God commands us two times in this one verse, to be asking ourselves this […]

KNOW YOU ARE ETERNALLY SECURE BY THE–7 Things That Happen to Real Christians

210131PM The next Gospel Presentation is in Acts 26:17-20 where we see the Gospel Message directly from Jesus, who is at work doing soul winning on Paul right here in the Book of Acts.   Jesus describes salvation as opened eyes, turning, receiving, and being sanctified. Jesus who saved Paul, explained to him that the […]

DID YOU KNOW THAT JESUS SAID–ONLY TRUE DISCIPLES CAN GO TO HEAVEN?

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ESH-11 140330AM Today, if asked, most of us would describe ourselves as “Christians”, some may be as “Born-again”, others that we are “Saved”. Those are all good, valid, and proper terms; but, what is amazing is how far we have moved from what the New Testament called those who were saints and headed to Heaven. […]

SAVING FAITH VERIFIED–HOW DOES GOD SAY WE CAN KNOW FOR SURE WE ARE SAVED? HIS VERIFICATIONS IN ACTS

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ESH-24 140817AM God has given us an amazing picture of salvation in Acts. Salvation has only one Door (Christ), but has many descriptions (these accounts). Every one of us who comes to Christ, finds that He does what these accounts describe when He enters our lives. Each of the 22 different individual portraits of salvation […]

HAVE YOU PERSONALLY MET THE HOLY SPIRIT OF GOD? HE TRANSFORMS EVERYTHING IN YOUR LIFE!

ESH-29 141019AM Today, each of us believers gathered here, represent what God began at Pentecost. We are the local, visible gathering of the Church that Christ Jesus is building. Following Christ’s death, burial, resurrection, and ascension the most amazing event of all of human history began at Pentecost. The Church was born in Acts 2, […]

TEST#8–ARE YOUR EYES OPENED, HAVE YOU BEEN TURNED BY GOD TO THE LIGHT & NOW LIVE IN HIS KINGDOM?

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ESH-24 210224AM Test #8—SALVATION IS: ENTERING GOD’S KINGDOM & FOLLOWING GOD’S WAY AND NO LONGER MINE MESSAGE EIGHTEEN (Paul): The next Gospel Presentation is in Acts 19:8-26 where salvation is described as a Kingdom, following a Way, which people follow instead of their own way. Acts 19:8-26   SALVATION IS: REPENTING & BELIEVING IN THE […]

TEST#5–HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED THE SUPERNATURAL PEACE OF KNOWING ALL YOUR SINS ARE FOREVER GONE?

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ESH-24 210223AM Test #5—SALVATION IS: KNOWING THE PEACE OF SINS GONE MESSAGE EIGHT (Peter): The next Gospel Presentation is in Acts 10:35-43 where salvation is described as believing, receiving the remission of sins, and God granting repentance. Acts 10:36, 39-43 (NKJV) The word which God sent to the children of Israel, preaching peace through Jesus […]

TEST#2–DO YOU WANT JESUS MORE THAN YOUR SIN?

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ESH-24 210222AM #2—SALVATION IS: WANTING JESUS MORE THAN MY SIN MESSAGE TWO (Peter): As we move on we find the second Gospel presentation in Acts 3:19,26: v. 19 “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, v. 26 […]

TEST#1–HAVE YOU TURNED AWAY FROM RELIGION & TOWARDS CHRIST?

ESH-24 210222AM #1—SALVATION IS: COMING TO CHRIST AND AWAY FROM RELIGION BY REPENTING & RECEIVING THE SPIRIT MESSAGE ONE (Peter): The first Gospel presentation is in Acts 2. Peter preaches the first sermon after Christ’s death, burial, resurrection, and sending the Holy Spirit down to indwell the Church. What does he say? Note in Acts […]

IN OUR POST-COVID WORLD–IT IS THE DUTY OF EACH GENERATION TO REACH THEIR GENERATION WITH THE GOSPEL

210225AM Short Clip Bonnie & I are so excited to teach the gathered evangelists of the UK Evangelistic Association tomorrow. We are Zooming into their quarterly gathering and sharing what God has really laid upon my heart. I’ve entitled the Conference: MAKING DISCIPLES IN A HOSTILE WORLD IN THE FIRST CENTURY & TODAY—Following Jesus hasn’t […]

WHAT CAN IT MEAN THAT YOUR ALMIGHTY GOD IS OMNIPOTENT & WHY DOES IT MATTER TO YOUR LIFE TODAY?

940102PM One of the prevailing truths of the Holy Scriptures is the ALL POWERFUL nature of our God. There are two basic areas of the Universe that the Omnipotence of our God shows up: THE REALM OF NATURE AND THE REALM OF MAN. From the Word of God join me in worshipping our God. He […]

ARMAGEDDON & THE 13 EVENTS GOD HAS PLANNED–WHEN HE DESTROYS EARTH’S ARMIES

MOI-18 990228PM   WHAT GOD HAS DETERMINED WILL BE DONE—ARMAGEDDON IS WHEN GOD DESTROYS EARTH’S ARMIES God has mapped out in the Scriptures that the Holy Land is the stage upon which two crucial events take place. One was on a mountain, and one will be on a plain. The mountain is Mount Calvary. The […]

WHAT IS LEGALISM & ARE YOUR SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES GOD-CENTERED?

ESH-01a 140105AM Short Clip THIS EXERCISE IS GOD-CENTERED We know hard work is necessary in athletics, the arts, and sciences; but when it comes to our spiritual life, we hesitate. The words “discipline, train, exercise” sound so much like legalism. But this line of thinking is incorrect. Legalism is always self-centered, whereas the disciplines are […]

DOCTRINES OF DEMONS–DO YOU KNOW HOW DEMONS CAN COMMUNICATE TO HUMANS TODAY?

SUF-01 950716PM Short Clip   THE BACKGROUND OF SATAN’S WORK IN THIS WORLD Now you say how does that work? How can they do that? One thing is for sure; they cannot bring people back from the dead. Also, they can’t have those people come and speak. But what it is—demons are thousands of years […]

PAIN IS A GIFT NOBODY WANTS–WHY GOD LET’S US HURT & WHAT WE SHOULD DO WHEN SUFFERING

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SUF-02 950730PM Short Clip Now Paul wrote to only seven churches. Now that’s not because there weren’t more than seven churches. Just as John the apostle, recorded Christ’s words to seven churches, Paul the apostle recorded Christ’s word to seven churches and that is because the seven signify the whole. In God’s economy, seven is […]

DO YOU KNOW WHAT JESUS LOOKS LIKE–IN HEAVEN TODAY?

ORS-03 980412AM The heart of the Gospel is the Risen Christ. The key to Revelation is the Unveiled Jesus. Meet in Revelation 1:9-18 the gloriously unveiled Risen Jesus in all His glory. But first, let’s start with the Tomb.   THE TOMB -IS EMPTY   This morning I checked on a few remote cemeteries and […]

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT JOHN 3:16, NEHUSHTAN THE SNAKE & TRUE SALVATION?

BYT-46 090426AM Salvation is Amazingly Simple  When Jesus explains it   Jesus explains to Nicodemus the scholar, the man who had done it all how these obscure verses from Numbers 21, were actually an Old Testament picture of salvation only through Jesus Christ. As Peter later says, He is Jesus who “bore our sins in […]

IN REVELATION JESUS EXPLAINS HOW TO RESIST THE DEVIL

Short Clips BYT-42 090315AM Christ’s first Epistle in Revelation explains how to Learn to Live a Holy & Sanctified Life in the midst of an Evil World.   In the midst of all this debauchery, Jesus Christ had planted a church at Ephesus, one that was well-pleasing to God; and the Ephesian believers were honored […]

Christ-in All the Book of Acts

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KGD-21   XAS-34 990908WE This is the scene. We are at the gate on Saturday morning with literally hundreds of others many of them unsaved residents of the area around the church. The gate opened and people rushed in to grab their treasures to buy. Along one side a whole bank of electrical outlets had been […]

Encouragement

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ZNA-387 900114PM ENCOURAGEMENT Acts 4 I want you to go back with me to a chapter in the life of our church – Acts 4 Yes – those are our not-too-distant relatives in this chapter! We stand on their shoulders a few generations following! When we read Acts and the Epistles that’s our church that […]

How to Serve Christ Today

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ZNA-72 980308AM SAINTS IN CIRCULATION “HOW  TO  BE  SURE     YOU  ARE  SERVING  CHRIST  TODAY”   SAINTS  IN  CIRCULATION     ACTS  6,  8,  21   During the darkest hours of World War II, Britain faced a critical shortage of silver for the war industries. Informed of the crisis, Winston Churchill asked if there […]

Are You Playing or Just Cheering?

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011024WE ZNA-14 Missions Acts 29 ARE YOU PLAYING OR JUST CHEERING? Acts 29 Tonight I would like to direct your attention to the 29th chapter of Acts. As you notice from your Bibles, it isn’t there, YET. It is still being written, it is being written tonight here and across the world. It is being […]

Joseph – Suffering Purifies

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SUF-05 951203PM The Lord’s Purpose for Pain is that Suffering for God Enables Us to Experience: The Sight Giving Power of God in Job and David TO SEE GOD CLEARLY God takes Job on a divinely guided tour of pain. Along the way He teaches him and at the end He never blames Satan, apologizes to […]

David – Illuminating Power of Suffering

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SUF-04 951112PM The Lord’s Purpose for Pain is that Suffering for God Enables Us to Experience: The Song Giving Power of Suffering in Paul and Silas’ Life Acts 16 and the Philippian JailPsalm 142 The Sight giving Power  of Suffering in Job’s Life TO SEE GOD CLEARLY God takes Job on a divinely guided tour of pain. Along the way He teaches […]

The Apostle of Praise

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SUF-01 950716PM We are looking at the wonders of having the power of God through suffering.  ACTS 16 IS A MODEL OF GROWING THROUGH SUFFERING Open with me to Acts 16.  Here we find the events God used, that led to the founding of the church that received Paul’s letter to the Philippians.  Paul went […]

The Power of Our Shared Life

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060806AM EBG-06  OSL-24 THE POWER OF OUR SHARED LIFE Acts 5:20 We have gathered today to celebrate the power of endless life that we have as members of Christ. Life, endless life, abundant life, Christ’s life lived out in and through us is what we celebrate this morning. Please open with me to Acts 5:20 […]

David’s Epitaph – Nine Words

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060115AM DSS-03 Acts 13:36 One of the most fascinating branches of history is the study of tomb inscriptions. Most famous among these are the Pharaohs and their pyramids and their guilded remains among intricate inscriptions hidden away among the rock hewn tombs in the Valley of the Kings. What would you like to have written […]

David – Serving God

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060108PM DSS-02 Acts 13:22 So, whose life is considered important to God? Well, who did God chose to write more about than any other single person in the whole history of the world? The answer is the young man we met this morning. Please open to Acts 13:22 And when He had removed him, He […]

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Seeing, Understanding, Entering, Living, & Seeking The Kingdom Of God

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When we were born again, we become citizens of Heaven. Salvation was when we entered and began to live in the Kingdom of God, while still living here on Earth. That tension between our citizenship in Heaven, and our stay here on Earth is what so much of the New Testament is written about. 
There are three truths that will transform how we look at our calling here on Earth as believers. These three truths we all need to know if we are to master the discipline of disciple-making. Here are those truths:

1.    Jesus Taught that Salvation was Coming Under God’s Kingdom & Rule
2.    The Apostles Taught that Salvation was Coming Under God’s Kingdom & Rule
3.    Disciple-makers Understand that Salvation was Coming Under God’s Kingdom & Rule 

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Making Disciples & Baptizing Them

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God’s Word teaches us a doctrine called “believer’s baptism” which means that: God has only designed baptism to be applied to believers. Believer’s Baptism started when Jesus Christ said that the way that people were to declare God’s ownership of their lives after they were saved, was when they were baptized in His Name. Jesus included this baptism of believers into the plan for the church.

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Sharing The Master’s Message

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Jesus came into the world to seek and to save the lost; and that is what it says as we open to Luke 19:10. Jesus spent three plus years talking to groups, and individuals, pointing them to salvation. Then He died for sinners, commending God’s love towards us, as Paul said. That is the heart of our Savior. That is the love of Christ. Jesus is still seeking and saving the lost, every day, all over the world; and He will keep doing that until the last moments of human life on Earth before the end.

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – When God Saves Us – What Does He Do Inside Us

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The Eternal, Infinite God of the Universe is a Savior, and offers to anyone who will call upon His Name some amazing, supernatural transformations within. That is what the Gospel has been doing from the start: changing humans from the inside out. That is what Paul watched happen across the pagan world of the Roman province of Asia.

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – What Was The Gospel That Turned The World Upside Down

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SALVATION: THE MIRACLE FROM GOD 

Salvation is also the most amazing miracle that we get to see up close throughout our lives as believers. That we were even saved is in itself is a miracle of God’s grace; and those around us who are saved are also part of a constant stream of miracle we get to see and touch personally through life. Getting to disciple a miraculously saved individual is such an encouragement for our faith and walk.
From God’s perspective all humans are born into this world infected with a blinding, crippling virus that left alone: leads to eternal death in darkness and endless pain. So as God looks down He sees us all sitting blindly in the dark on the edge of a deadly chasm. Salvation is when He opens our eyes and turns us from sinful darkness lovers: to God loving and following saints. 

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – How Should We Share The Gospel With The Rich, Famous, And Powerful?

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Of the millions and millions and millions of people that lived before and during the time period of 15 centuries when God’s Word was written, the vast majority are nameless. People were born, lived, and died without most of the rest of humanity before or after them even knowing their names. The Washington DC think tank called the Population Reference Bureau calculates that by the time of the first century over 40 billion humans had lived and died. 

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Paul – Used By God To Change The World

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God wants to use people. He provides everything needed. All God wants is willingness mixed with humility. When He finds that mix there is no limit to what God can do. 
GOD WANTS TO USE US
Paul is an example of the limitless ways God can, did, and continues to use Paul. As God already told us in 1 Chronicles 16:9, His eyes are searching today, as they have always been, looking for those who will seek Him wholeheartedly. God found a whole-hearted servant in Paul. Just the fact that we are reading this account is quite a testimony to what God can do if we invite Him to control our lives.

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Sharing The Same Gospel & Mission

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The only trustworthy, reliable, authoritative explanation of God is right here in our hands: it is God’s Word the Bible. 
The Bible is the only real key to unlock truth about God, thus it is: the only sure doorway into His salvation, the only official map that leads to God, the only trustworthy reference book that defines and reveals God, the only verified classification guide to explain what God does, and the only navigational chart that leads us to the True & Living God. 

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – Disciples Share God’s Simple Plan Of Salvation

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Have you ever wondered how people in the Bible shared the Gospel, and did evangelism way back then? Last week we looked at our Discipline of Discipleship and saw that we have the very same Gospel, the very same Mission, and the very same power source of the Spirit of God. This week we need to go onward to examine exactly how they communicated that Gospel. 

The Discipline Of Disciple-Making – When Christ Explained The Gospel To Paul

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1.    Each scene in Acts seems more amazing as we walk through these salvation messages. But of all the presentation of the Gospel, this is by all measures the best, most important, and the deepest impact. Paul shares the story of how Jesus Christ met him on the road to Damascus. In Acts 9, the details are sparse, but here the fullest and clearest account comes to us.

The Power of Praying Together

As the summer winds down, and we stand before the freshness of a new start this fall. Have you pondered what would be the best investment of your spiritual capital in the fall of 2009? In other words, where are you going to focus your time in pursuit of Christ Jesus the remaining months of this year? 

To help you with that choice listen to the incredible challenge Paul lays out in Ephesians 6:18

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints

Paul says that we as believers are to have the priority of prayer in our lives. Prayer should be our first choice, the first option, our first pick when we have a chance to pick an activity. 

 
 
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