Showing posts from April, 2014

The Gospel

The word Gospel means (Good News). Jesus promised eternal life to everyone who comes to God through faith in Him alone. After this Jesus was crucified, dead and buried, and then on the third day He arose from the grave. After His resurrection He first appeared to the women, then to Peter, then to the other apostles, and then to over 500 brethren at one time. While on the mountain, after His resurrection He said to His disciples, “All authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to Me.” His disciples witnessed His ascension into heaven in bodily form. He is now seated at the right hand of God the Father in heaven making intersession on behalf of everyone who comes to God through faith in Him alone. The attributes of God describe the nature of God; you must know Him in order to understand the reason Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection are good news. God is holy; He is set apart, He is not like us, the prophet Isaiah wrote; “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor ar

Jesus is the Light of the World John.8.12-32

Message preached at Tyler Junior College today on John8.12-32. Jesus is the Light of the World. A slave of Jesus Christ

The Wolf and the Narrow Way

The wolf has created a religious system that uses the name of Jesus, but is not the narrow way; it is in fact the broad way. This religious system has many names, allowing one to call Jesus Lord, but at the same time preventing him from looking to Jesus death on the cross alone as payment in full for his sins. This religious system, like all religious systems are the same, causing one to trust in his own personal righteousness to save him on the day of judgment. “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name (preach in the name of Jesus), and in Your name cast out demons (stop sinning), and in Your name perform many miracles (good works)’. And then I will declare to them, I never knew you; ‘DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS’.” (Mat.7.22-23) Verses 15-20 contrary to what some have preached is not about men and women who call themselves Christian, but continue to sin. It is about false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but

Pleading/Begging All Men to Come to Christ

Romans 1:16-17 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, "But the righteous man shall live by faith." A few years ago (2010) I was compelled by the Spirit through scripture to take to the world the gospel; the good news concerning Jesus the Christ the Son of God; He is risen! I was not clear as to how I should go about this, other than to tell people what Jesus had done. The Lord gave me a voice, a voice that can be heard, so I preached in the open-air. I have become a more proficient preacher, but I am still at the same place I was then, telling people what Jesus had done. I will usually begin any open-air sermon by introducing myself, saying what I am there to speak about by proclaiming Romans 1:16-17, then I give an exposition on the gospel; after that I will proclaim and explain

Expository Preaching, the Only Way to Preach Weather From the Pulpit or In Open-Air

The only way we know the Lord is through the scripture alone. The Lord said to His apostles; “You are witnesses of these things.” (Luke.24.48.NASB) The apostles themselves, by their own hand or through a scribe ( the hand of another ), wrote down for us their witness of the things that they saw and heard. If you know Jesus, you came to know Him through the scriptures alone. There are many preaching about a man named Jesus, but if it is not the Jesus expressly proclaimed in Scripture alone he is not the Jesus through whom salvation is obtained. Just because someone says the name Jesus in their preaching does not mean that he is preaching about Jesus the Christ the Son of the Living God. If anyone is to come to know Jesus, they will come to know Him through the scriptures alone; weather that be by reading the scripture oneself, or by hearing as someone else reads the scripture aloud. So we know about the Lord through the reading or having the scripture read to us. We understa