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Dramatic Verbal Presentation

Three years ago I was compelled to begin memorizing the Gospel According to John. When I began I did not know the reason why. Continuously reciting these passages has drawn me closer to my Lord, this is certain, but why was I compelled to memorize this gospel?

Around this same period of time I was compelled to do something else as well. I began preaching the gospel in open-air. I have watched and listened to men who preach in open-air, some do well and some very badly. Some preach the gospel and some simply preach against men and never actually preach the gospel. As I have done this I have always been compelled to use the scriptures in my preaching. I have written a few articles about this. We are not the witnesses of Jesus Christ, His apostles are, and they have left us with their witness in written form.

I see now what I am to do. I am to combine these two compulsions of memorizing the Gospel According to John and preaching in open-air. I have done this in the past in p…

The Two English Words Repent and Gospel Defined

Jesus began His ministry in Galilee preaching the gospel of God and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mark.1.15).  I would like to take the time today to explain those two words; repent and gospel.  There is so much misunderstanding as to what those two words actually mean.
The word gospel is derived from two Old English words; gõd and spel, translated into English from the Greek word euaggelion; which means good news.  This is the good news concerning Jesus.  He is the Christ, a descendent of David according to the flesh, declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead.  He performed many mighty miracles before men, demonstrating that He came from God.  He promised eternal life to everyone who entrust themselves to Him alone by faith.  He was then crucified, dead and buried, and then on the third day He arose from the grave defeating death.  After His resurrection He first appeared to the women, …

My thoughts on Robin Williams

I have refrained up to now from saying anything with regards to Robin Williams death. The reason, I don't know him. I've enjoyed several of his parts in movies, he has been a source of laughter at times, and I've always thought his face was pleasant; but I don't know him. Therefore, how am I to cast judgment against him as many of you have. The judgement that I speak of is not in saying that something is right or wrong, we are to make these kinds of judgments, but in condemning someone to hell. In this there is but One Law Giver and Judge.
I know that whoever is trusting in Christ alone all his sins past, present, and future have been paid in full. The Christian does not enter into heaven based on his merit but Christ's alone. The Christian is born again with a new nature but remains in his sinful flesh until glorified. I myself battle depression from time-to-time.
So can a Christian commit suicide? I give the answer that many theologians have given, I don't know…

Faith, Where Does it Come From?

Faith, where does it come from? How can a man who does not believe suddenly believe? People don’t have faith then suddenly believe, how and why? If you don’t have something, how can you then have it unless it was given to you? Is faith something that can be earned, why would you then work for what you do not believe? If you then work for it, isn’t it then because you believe that you work? So then where does faith come from if we neither have it nor can work for it?

Faith is of the Lord! Faith is solely a gift from God! Jesus said, “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes has eternal life. I am the bread of life.” God declares unrighteous men righteous, and does so as a gift by His grace through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus. God displayed Him publicly as a merciful atoning sacrifice for all the believing in Him. So, if you are trusting in Jesus God has declared you righteous, and can do so because Jesus lived righteously and willingly died in place of all…

What Is Gospel

Many things are called the gospel, but what really is the gospel? The word gospel is a Middle English word derived from the Old English god spell. It is translated from Greek euaggelion, which means good news. Therefore, the gospel is news, it is a report of events that actually occurred and these reportable events about Jesus are good.

Here is a summary of the good news concerning Jesus. He is the Christ, a descendent of David according to the flesh, declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, He lived a righteous life, He did many mighty miracles, and promised eternal life to everyone who believes in Him. He was crucified, dead and buried; then on the third day arose from the grave. After His resurrection He first appeared to the women, then to two men on the road to Emmaus, then to Peter, and then to the other disciples. His disciples witnessed His ascension into heaven, and were told by angles that He will return in the same way that they saw Him go int…