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SermonThe Cross is God's Christmas Tree
      What is the origin of the modern Christmas tree? This question arises regularly with each return of the holiday season and just as regularly disappears into the silence of uncertainty at the close of the Christmas festivities. While there is no answer of a definite nature, one thing is sure: It has no biblical basis. How the decorated tree found it ...read
SermonThe Dark Side of Love
      The little Book of Zephaniah will never take the place of the Gospel of John as number one in Bible popularity. The contents of this book have never been familiar, and I doubt that it has been read very much. I dare say that few have ever heard a sermon on Zephaniah. Such neglect is not due to mediocrity or the inferiority of this little book. If ...read
SermonThe God of All Comfort
      This message of comfort opens on a very high level and an exalted plane of praise: Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3) The word blessed means "praise," and it has to do with worship and adoration of God. And will you notice that the apostle Paul always dr ...read
SermonThe Gospel in the Gates of Jerusalem
      When the Lord Jesus Christ rode into Jerusalem to proclaim publicly His right and title to kingship, the multitudes shouted the hosannas. This so enraged the religious rulers that they attempted to silence the voices of praise and, failing, demanded that the Lord rebuke and silence them. But He, with biting satire, answered them saying, "If these s ...read
SermonThe Greatest Sin in All the World
      The accusation is often made that the present-day pulpit is weak and uncertain. Furthermore, it is charged that instead of being "a voice in the wilderness," the modern pulpit has settled down comfortably to become a sounding board for the whims and wishes of the multitudes with itching ears. If the charge is true (and it is), it is because the pul ...read
SermonThe Human Story
      There is a question which every thinking mind has asked. You have asked it. It has even invaded the field of nursery rhyme as found in George MacDonald's poem: Where did you come from, baby dear? Out of the everywhere into the here. "Whence came man?" has been the common question down through the ages, and it demands an answer. The statement of ...read
ArticleThe Inside Story
      Would you really like to know how to get to heaven? A few years ago railroads and airlines printed what were called "time tables." They all laid claim to the better route to your destination. They went so far as to print their line in big boxcar type, while their competitor's line was put in the smallest type. The different denominations an ...read
SermonThe Man Behind the Mask
      The third chapter of John's Gospel records the most important message that any church in the entire world has to give. But the third chapter actually begins back in the second chapter: Now when he [the Lord Jesus] was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast day, many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did n ...read
SermonThe Message of the Silent Years
      When we come to the life of the Lord Jesus Christ, there is a yawning chasm, a hiatus between His birth and the beginning of His public ministry at the age of thirty years. We have only a few scraps of His biography, de void of factual continuity. We are told that nature abhors a vacuum, and likewise men have rushed in to try to fill this divine p ...read
SermonThe Millennium
      What is the Millennium? Where is the Millennium? When is the Millennium? Who establishes the Millennium? And why is the Millennium? Beginning with Isaiah and continuing through the Old Testament, there is a section of Scripture which is called the prophetic portion of the Bible. Although the predictive element bulks large in this section, the p ...read
SermonThe Next Happening in the Program of God
      Today in southern California, as well as across the country, we're hearing some strange things in the area of prophecy coming from some men at whom I'm rather surprised. They are right on the border of setting a date. Some were saying Christ would come by 1980. Others say He will be here by the end of the century. Now they worry me because they see ...read
SermonThe Offense of the Cross
      And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer persecution? Then is the offense of the cross ceased. (Galatians 5:11) The symbol of Christianity is the cross; it is the badge of the church. The "fraternity pin" for believers in Christ is the cross. It is the identification tag of faith. It is the emblem for Christ today; it is ...read
SermonThe Rapture Comes Next
      If you are a believer today and are trusting Christ, you are next on the program of God - as far as prophecy is concerned. I believe it is tissue-thin between where we stand today and the Rapture of the church. There are no signs, no Tribulation, no anything to be fulfilled before Jesus takes the church out of the world. This does not mean we know ...read
SermonThe Rose Parade of Resurrection
      Flowers sleeping, Women weeping, Daylight trembling o'er the hills; Morning breaking, Sleepers waking - Thoughts of life one's being thrills. Christ is rising, Death despising, Stone and seal give way to power; For One living Light is giving To this early, holy hour. Christ immortal Breaks the portal Of the dark and chilly tomb; By ...read
SermonThe Sabbath Day or the Lord's Day - Which?
      Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the LORD made heaven ...read
SermonThe Secret of Service
      The scene before us in John 21 is a familiar and popular spot, the Sea of Galilee, probably the world's most famous body of water. It will be of interest to note those present: 'simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of His disciples were together' (John 21:2); an interesting group th ...read
SermonThe Spiritual Fingerprints of the Visible Church
      No fingerprints are alike. Today, should a criminal leave a good set of fingerprints at the scene of the crime, that criminal could be identified by them. Were you to be in an accident and your fingerprints are on file, you would be identified as well. In this matter of fingerprints we find the very personal attention God has given to each one of ...read
SermonThe Story of Christmas
      The Christmas story. What is it? And how did it all begin? Well, there are some who think it is connected somehow with snow and fir trees, holly berries and that sort of thing. Actually, it is unlikely that the Lord Jesus was born on December 25th. We do not know in what season He was born, but probably it was in the fall of the year. Certainly it ...read
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The Tabernacle - Table of Contents
       The Tabernacle: God's Portrait of Christ by Dr. J. Vernon McGee Published and distributed by Thru the Bible Radio Network www.ttb.org All Scripture references are from the King James Bible. Revised Edition 2002 Preface In any study of the Tabernacle, there is not much to say that has not already been said. "Of making many boo ...read
SermonThe Unpardonable Sin
      Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. (John 16:7, 8) Our entire system of jurisprudence is undergoing a revolution ...read

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