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SermonElisabeth: The First Person to Worship Jesus
      And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Judah; and entered into the house of Zacharias, and greeted Elisabeth. And it came to pass that, when Elisabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she spoke out with a loud voice, and said,
SermonEvolution and You
      (or Why God Hated Esau) The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom: We have heard a rumor from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the nations, Arise, and let us rise up against her in battle. (Obadiah 1) Who was Obadiah? He was one of four prophets about whom we know absolutely nothing, except that he wrote prophecy. T
SermonFaith + 0 = Salvation
      Our subject could also be called "Faith Minus Works Equals Salvation." If you want the equation (we're told in mathematics that things equal to the same thing are equal to each other), it would be: Faith + 0 = Faith - Works The Epistle to the Galatians comes from the heart of Paul, and in it he is defending the greatest doctrine that we have: J
SermonFrom the Top of the Mount of Olives You Can See Forever
      A great many thoughtful and knowledgeable people are wondering if we are approaching the end of this civilization as we know it. At the present time there is an unusual interest in what the Bible has to say about the conclusion of man's little day upon this earth. Any study which deals with these final events is incomplete without a careful examina
SermonGifts of the Spirit
      How wonderful it is to know that every believer has a gift from the Holy Spirit. I can't think of anything more thrilling than to know that God has given you and me a gift to function in this world, and that we are to be partners with Jesus Christ in the tremendous enterprise of making Him known! But now God has set the members, each one of them,
SermonGod So Loved
      God loves us! There is a sinking feeling of total inadequacy as I come to this verse of Scripture. I am not able to communicate to you the vastness of the love of God, the intensity of that love, the overwhelming goodness of our God. Yet as you and I move into this new age in which a crisis looms as a cyclonic cloud in every direction, we need to
SermonGrace in Three Time Zones
      For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. (Titus 2:11-13) Some of us who have a horse a
Guidelines for Understanding Scripture - Table of Contents
       IS THE BIBLE IMPORTANT? The Bible is probably the most maligned Book that ever has been written. It has been attacked as no other book has ever been attacked. Yet it has ministered and does minister to literally millions of people around the globe, and it has been doing this now for several thousand years. A Book of this nature and with this tre
SermonHave You Crossed Over Jordan?
      One of the first lessons we must learn in reading the Bible is to distinguish between that which is written to us and that which is written for us. Not all the Bible is directed to us, but all the Bible is for us. Now that is a very simple but a very important rule in reading the Word of God. In this connection we want to call your attention to a
SermonHe is Coming Again!
      In World War II when General Douglas MacArthur withdrew from the Philippines - after Pearl Harbor and before the surrender of Corregidor - he issued his now famous statement: "I will return." For several years millions of people in the Orient hung onto these three words as the only ray of light in the darkness of tyranny and oppression. They were w
SermonHomesick for Heaven
      Being therefore always of good courage, and knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord (for we walk by faith, not by sight); we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:6-8, AMERICAN STANDARD VERSION) Well, where is this home,
SermonHow Can God Exist in Three Persons?
      Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the great English poet, in a conversation with Robert Browning remarked, "I read all your poetry, but nine-tenths of it I do not understand." Robert Browning answered him by saying, "Sir, a person of your caliber ought to be satisfied if he understands one-tenth." Well, I have spent over a quarter of a century in a serious
SermonHow God Prepared the World for the First Coming of Christ
      But when the fullness of time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons. (Galatians 4:4, 5) In amazing ways God prepared the world for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. The world consciously and unconsciously entered into God's plan.
SermonHow It All Began
      The problem of origins provokes more violent controversies, wild theories, and wide disagreements than any other subject in the Bible. The intrusion of human hypotheses has produced a babel of voices that has drowned out the clear voice of God in the Book of Genesis. There are today extreme groups that have blurred the issue and muddied the waters
SermonHow Russia Will Be Destroyed
      (or When Russia Comes Down Against Israel) Why would Russia, as we see it today, have any interest in invading Israel? I think you'll find satisfying answers to that question in the classic passage of Ezekiel's tremendous prophecy, chapters 38 and 39. It is without doubt one of the great prophecies of Scripture, as you will see. To get in the atm
SermonHow to Have Fellowship With God
      When our Lord went into the Upper Room that last Passover, He erected on the dying embers of that famed feast something new. The Lord Jesus and His disciples were having fellowship. But before He began to tell them about the future, what would be coming - that He would be returning to this earth to take His own out of the earth; before He told them
SermonHow to Stand Against Satan
      One of the most remarkable passages in the Word of God is found in the sixth chapter of Ephesians: Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against po
SermonHow You Can Have the Assurance of Salvation
      Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God; and everyone that loveth him that begot loveth him also that is begotten of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not burdensome. For whatever
SermonIs Capital Punishment Christian?
      In the months leading up to the execution of Caryl Chessman back in 1960, the question of capital punishment became the prime issue. It was not a question of his guilt or innocence. He was tried, convicted, and sentenced for very brutal and sadistic crimes. The governor of California at that time did not believe in capital punishment and wanted to
SermonIs it Possible For a Saved Person Ever to be Lost?
      For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come, and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open sha

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