Christian Sermons – 2014/Oct

Background

Courtesy of YouTube, I have watched more than my fair share of sermons lately.

Though the sermons are publicly available, I wanted to package and acknowledge them in a more concise & precise format.

Yet, publicly sharing the list is fraught with risks. The reasons are vast and include the fact that:

  1. I started this blog firmly to share technical details
  2. The people listed here are mostly still living and the evil one will continue to attack each personally and even more their ministry

But, there are things to be gained, as well.

For instance, I have tied so much together through Chuck Missler and I will lean on him and share some of the quotes I heard from him.

  • The only barrier to truth is assuming that you already have it.
  • For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it. For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you“. ( 1 Corinthians 11:19-20 )
  • “Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so”. ( Acts 17:11 )
  • To you the whole counsel of God ( Acts 20:27 )

And, so here goes my list.

Pastors

Paul Washer – HeartCry Missionary Society

Videos

  1. Ten Indictments
    • Profile
    •  Videos
      • Ten Indictments {A Historical 21st Century Message} (Paul Washer) [High-Quality Version]
        Channel:- LaneCh
        Date Posted:- 2008-October-29th
        Link
  2. Regeneration v. The Idolatry of Decisional “Evangelism”
    • Profile
      • Here’s Paul Washer speaking about decisional “evangelism” and what really constitutes true regeneration at the Deeper Conference hosted by Way of the Master.
    • Videos
      • Regeneration v. The Idolatry of Decisional “Evangelism” (Paul Washer @ the Deeper Conference 2008)
        Channel:- LaneCh
        Date Added:- 2008-October-28th
        Link
  3. Decisional Regeneration: Paul Washer Interview
    • Profile
      • MP3: http://illbehonest.com/Interview-on-D…
      • Paul Washer’s interview with Doug Harris of Genesis/Revelation TV – Surbiton, Surrey, England: 19th November 2009.
      • Used by permission from Genesis/Revelation TV and uploaded by HeartCry Missionary Society.
      • All rights reserved copyright HeartCry Missionary Society 2009. [www.heartcrymissionary.com]
    • Videos
      • Decisional Regeneration: Paul Washer Interview
        Channel:- I’ll Be Honest
        Date Added:- 2010-January-11th
        Link
  4. We Have Forgotten that the Way is Narrow
    • Profile
      • “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. ( Matthew 7:13-14 )
    • Videos
      • We Have Forgotten that the Way is Narrow. (Paul Washer)
        Channel:- LaneCh
        Date Added:- 2008-September-5th
        Link
  5. Pray and Be Alone with God
    • Profile
      • Could it just be possible that He always wanted to slip away and be alone with God simply because He loved Him? Because He loved Him.
    • Videos
      • We Have Forgotten that the Way is Narrow. (Paul Washer)
        Channel:- I’ll Be Honest
        Date Added:- 2010-August-27th
        Link
  6. A Living and Holy Sacrifice – Romans 12:1-2
    • Profile
      • Paul Washer “A Living and Holy Sacrifice” Romans 12:1-2
    • Videos
      • A Living and Holy Sacrifice – Romans 12:1-2
        Channel:- I’ll Be Honest
        Date Added:- 2013-October-11th
        Link
  7. Examine YourSelf
    • Profile
      • Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Paul says in 2 Corinthians 13:5 – Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?– unless indeed you fail to meet the test!
      • Download MP3: http://illbehonest.com/Examine-Yourse…
    • Videos
      • Examine YourSelf
        Channel:- I’ll Be Honest
        Date Added:- 2009-May-11th
        Link
  8. A Warning to Not Stray from the Gospel
    • Profile
      • Our emphasis must be on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, for it alone will produce true godliness.
      • We can emphasize external things all day long and it will not produce true holiness.
    • Videos
      • A Warning to Not Stray from the Gospel – Paul Washer
        Channel:- I’ll Be Honest
        Date Added:- 2014-March-22nd
        Link
  9. Biblical Tests of True Faith
    • Profile
    • Videos
      • Biblical Tests of True Faith by Paul Washer
        Channel:- sermonindex.net
        Date Added:- 2014-May-30th
        Link
  10. How to Abide in Christ
    • Profile
      • The Lord continues to empty us in order to teach us to lay aside all self-reliance that we might cling to Christ alone.
    • Videos
      • How to Abide in Christ
        Channel:- I’ll Be Honest
        Date Added:- 2012-November-12th
        Link
  11. A sermon that has angered many
    • Profile
      • Nobody today cuts to the heart of the matter like dear brother Paul Washer!
    • Videos
      • “A Sermon That Has Angered Many” ~Pastor Paul Washer
        Channel:- Kingram417
        Date Added:- 2013-September-3rd
        Link
  12. The importance of prayer for Christians
    • Profile
      • Paul Washer (@PaulWasher) became a believer while studying at the University of Texas. He completed his undergraduate studies and enrolled at Southwestern Theological Seminary, where he received his M
    • Videos
      • The importance of prayer for Christians
        Channel:- Alin Cristescu
        Date Added:- 2013-April-5th
        Link

Jimmy Evans

Videos

  1. The Treasure of a Teachable Spirit
    • Profile
      • The Treasure of a Teachable Spirit
    • Videos
      • The Treasure of a Teachable Spirit
        Channel:- Revived Life
        Date Published:- 2011-November-11th
        Link
  2. The Law of Sowing, Reaping, and Use
    • Profile
      • The Law of Sowing, Reaping, and Use
    • Videos
      • The Law of Sowing, Reaping, and Use // Jimmy Evans
        Channel:- Revived Life
        Date Published:- 2012-May-17th
        Link
  3. Spiritual Winter
    • Parts
      • Spiritual Winter ( 1 of 4 )
        • Videos
          • Spiritual Winter ( 1 of 4 )
            Channel:- Revived Life
            Date Published:- 2010-March-7th
            Link
      • Spiritual Winter ( 2 of 4 )
        • Videos
          • Spiritual Winter ( 2 of 4 )
            Channel:- Revived Life
            Date Published:- 2010-March-7th
            Link
      • Spiritual Winter ( 3 of 4 )
        • Videos
          • Spiritual Winter ( 3 of 4 )
            Channel:- Revived Life
            Date Published:- 2010-March-7th
            Link
      • Spiritual Winter ( 4 of 4 )
        • Videos
          • Spiritual Winter ( 4 of 4 )
            Channel:- Revived Life
            Date Published:- 2010-March-7th
            Link
  4. How to know God’s will for your Life
    • Profile
      • How to know God’s will for your Life
    • Videos
      • How to Know God’s Will for Your Life // Jimmy Evans
        Channel:- Revived Life
        Date Published:- 2012-January-18th
        Link
  5. Living among lions
    • Profile
      • Living among lions
    • Videos
      • Living Among Lions // Jimmy Evans
        Channel:- Revived Life
        Date Published:- 2011-December-21st
        Link
  6. Tipping Point
    • Profile
      • The world today is in a state of crisis, and as the church, we face a continuous challenge to stand firm in our faith. What are the parallels between the end times and the world we are living in today?
      • Don’t miss out on Gateway’s new series with Pastor Jimmy Evans as he explores the biblical signs of the end times and shares that God has given us the gift of Scripture to prepare us, equip us, and give us peace for the days to come.
    • Parts
      • Lesson 1
        • Videos
          • Pastor Jimmy Evans – Tipping Point – Israel at a Tipping Point (Lesson 1)
            Channel:- John Rude
            Date Published:- 2015-October-29th
            Link
      • Lesson 2
        • Videos
          • Pastor Jimmy Evans – Tipping Point – Truth at a Tipping Point (Lesson 2)
            Channel:- John Rude
            Date Published:- 2015-October-29th
            Link
      • Lesson 3
        • Videos
          • Pastor Jimmy Evans – Tipping Point – Technology at a Tipping Point (Lesson 3)
            Channel:- John Rude
            Date Published:- 2015-October-29th
            Link
      • Lesson 5
        • Videos
          • Pastor Jimmy Evans – Tipping Point – Morality at a Tipping Point (Lesson 5)
            Channel:- John Rude
            Date Published:- 2015-October-3rd
            Link

 

Kenneth c Ulmer – Faithful Central Bible Church

Videos

  1. Its Time To Eat Sermon Ezekiel 2
    • Profile
    • Videos
      • Its Time To Eat Sermon Ezekiel 2
        Demoted On:- 2021-January-23rd
        Link

Pastor Paula White

Videos

  1. Breaking Ungodly Soul ties
    • Videos
      • ”Breaking Ungodly Soul Ties “– Pastor Paula White-Cain
        Channel:- Paula White Ministries
        Date Published:- 2012-June-25th
        Date Added:- 2014-October-14th
        Link

Worship

Shekinah Glory Ministry

Videos

  1. Shekinah Glory Ministry feat. William Murphy III-Praise Is What Is Do
    • Profile
      • Shekinah Glory Ministry-Praise Is What Is Do off of the “The Best of Shekinah Glory Ministry”
    • Videos
      • Shekinah Glory Ministry feat. William Murphy III-Praise Is What Is Do (Extended Version)
        Channel:- gospelmusicchannel8
        Date Published:- 2012-February-16th
        Link

 

Juanita Bynum

Videos

  1. I don’t mind waiting
    • Profile
      • TESTIFYING WITH JONATHAN BUTLER
    • Videos
      • I don’t mind waiting
        Link
        Channel:- AIKAN74
        Date Published:- 2008-November-7th
  2. Like the Dew In The Morning – Juanita Bynum Morning Prayer
    • Videos
      • Like the Dew In The Morning – Juanita Bynum Morning Prayer
        Link
      • Like the Dew
        Channel:- mstee401
        Date Published:- 2011-September-10th
        Date Added:- 2021-January-23rd
        Link

Prophecy

Jonathan Cahn – Beth Israel Worship Center

Jonathan Cahn is a messianic Jewish Rabbi and pastor best known for his best selling book “The Harbinger”.

Videos

  1. The Harbinger Decoded Jonathan Cahn full movie

    • Videos

      • The Harbinger Decoded Jonathan Cahn full movie
        Link
  2. The Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast

    • Profile
      • The keynote address was given at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast – January 21, 2013, delivered by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn.
      • Date Delivered:- 2013-January-21st
    • Videos

      • The Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast… MUST SEE!! PLEASE SHARE!
        Link
        Channel:- Dave Bowman
        Date Published:- 2013-January-27th

 

Dumitru Duduman

Dumitry Duduman is a Romanian pastor who smuggled thousands of bibles into Russia.

Videos

  1. America is Babylon

    • Profile

      • Dumitry Duduman is a Romanian pastor who smuggled thousands of bibles into Russia.
      • I found what he had to say very interesting
      • Pastor:- John A. Kilpatrick
      • Show:- In times like this
      • Church:- Brownsville Assembly of God
    • Videos
      • America is Babylon
        Channel:- manonfireb4u2
        Date Published:- 2011-July-10th
        Link

 

Neil Ellis

  1. BEFORE THE SCANDAL Neil Ellis Prophecy for Eddie Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

    • Profile

      • Neil Ellis prophesied over Bishop Long before Pastor Long’s trials.
      • Prophetic message that Bishop Ellis ministered during Bishop’s 22nd Anniversary Celebration PRIOR to September 2010. The source of this video is http://vidego.multicastmedia.com/play…​
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      • THIS IS CALLED “FAIR USE” AND IS ALLOWED FOR PURPOSES OF CRITICISM, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING, AND PARODY WHICH DOESN’T INFRINGE OF COPYRIGHT UNDER 17 USC 107.
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- uoccupytillicome
        Date Published:- 2010-October-1st
        Link

 

Pentecostal – Speaking in tongues

The Azusa Street Festival

Videos

One of the initial fires that ignited the Pentecostal awakening in America

  1. The Azusa Street Revival Documentary
    • Videos

 

PreWrath Rapture

Charles Cooper

Prewrath Rapture exposition

Videos

Prewrath Rapture exposition

  1. Charles Cooper Interview – Prewrath Rapture
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Bible Prophecy Talk
        Date Published:- 2011-March-17th
        Link
  2. Prewrath Conference – Charles Cooper – Justice
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Bible Prophecy Talk
        Date Published:- 2011-April-6th
        Link

Chris White

Videos

Prewrath Rapture exposition

  1. Prewrath Rapture

Dr. Michael Brown & Prof. Craig Keener

Videos

  1. Dr. Brown & Prof. Craig Keener
    • Audio Q/A between Dr. Michael Brown & Prof. Craig Keener
      • Profile
        • Audio Q/A between Dr. Michael Brown & Prof. Craig Keener
      •  Videos
  2. Dr. Brown & Prof. Craig Keener
    • Dr. Brown and Prof. Craig Keener: Why We Don’t Believe in a Pre-Trib Rapture
      • Profile
        • Audio Q/A between Dr. Michael Brown & Prof. Craig Keener
      •  Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- AskDrBrown
          Streamed Live:- 2019-March-11th
          Link

Alan Kurschner

Dr/Prewrath Rapture exposition

Videos

  1. Prewrath Rapture
    • Prewrath Rapture
      • Videos
  2. Alan Kurschner interview – Prewrath Rapture
    • Alan Kurschner interview – Prewrath Rapture
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Bible Prophecy Talk
          Date Published:- 2011-March-17th
          Link

Joel Richardson

  1. Will the Church Face the Antichrist?
    • (VIDEO) Will the Church Face the Antichrist?
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Link
        • RAPTURE of the CHURCH: Will the Church Face the Antichrist? The Underground #75
          Channel:- Joel Richardson
          Date Published:- 2017-July-27th
          Link

 

Apologetic

J.P. Moreland – Biola University

Videos

  1. Loving God with All Your Mind
    • Loving God with All Your Mind
      • Profile
        • From “To Everyone an Answer: 10th Annual EPS Apologetics Conference”
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Biola University
          Date Published:- 2013-September-14th
          Link
  2. Discerning God’s Voice – When God Seems Silent
    • Discerning God’s Voice – When God Seems Silent
      • Profile
        • Biola University’s Associated Students Presents: When God Seems Silent Conference
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Biola University
          Date Published:- 2012-July-9th
          Link
  3. Evidence for the Existence of the Soul
    • Evidence for the Existence of the Soul
      • Videos
    • What Is the Evidence for the Soul? A Conversation with J.P. Moreland
      • Profile
        • The evidence for the existence of the soul is stronger than many people think. In this video, I interview philosopher JP Moreland about how we know the soul is real and why it matters. Join us and ask your toughest questions!
      • Videos
        • Video #1
          Channel:- Dr. Sean McDowell
          Streamed Live:- 2020-June-17th
          Link

Spiritual Warfare

Derek Prince

Videos

  1. How to Hear God’s Voice
    • Packets
      • How to Hear God’s Voice – 1
        • Videos
      • How to Hear God’s Voice – 2
        • Videos
    • Whole
      • How to hear the voice of God (1) — Derek Prince
        • Profile
          • Dit is het eerste deel van een tweedelige studie van Derek Prince, over hoe u Gods stem kunt leren verstaan. Op dit moment is er nog geen vertaling naar het Nederlands beschikbaar, dus de studie is in het Engels.
        • Videos
          • Video #1
            Channel:- Derek Prince Ministries
            Date Published:- 2013-October-26th
            Link
  2. Transmitting God’s Power
    • Videos
      • Transmitting God’s Power
        Channel:- Salt Light
        Date Published:- 2013-February-13th
        Link
  3. Casting Down Strongholds
    • Profile
      • We have an enemy that takes us seriously, so we should take our enemy seriously.
      • In this insightful message, Derek Prince explains the nature and activity of spiritual warfare.
    • Videos
      • Casting Down Strongholds
        Channel:- Derek Prince
        Date Published:- 2013-February-13th
        Link

 

Lay Speakers

Mark Cleminson

  1. Video #1
    • Profile
      • The creator/designer is made evident in the objective order, functionality, and design of the universe (atom/cell/DNA/nature) and our consciousness/conscience.
      • It is more irrational to attribute these things to cosmic accident than a conscious Designer
    • Videos
  2. Pastor Mark Cleminson Testimony
    • Profile
      • Pastor Mark Cleminson Testimony
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- Restoration For Health and Spiritual
        Date Posted:- 2020-February-29th
        Date Added:- 2021-January-23rd
        Link

Evolution

Dr. David Berlinski

  1. David Berlinski – Evolution destroyed in under 5 minutes
    • Profile
      • David Berlinski – Evolution destroyed in under 5 minutes
    • Videos
  2. Dr. David Berlinski Debunks Evolution THEORY
    • Profile
      • David Berlinski – Evolution destroyed in under 5 minutes
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- 1GodOnlyOne
        Date Published:- 2020-February-29th
        Link
  3. The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions
    • Profile
      • Eric Metaxas and Socrates in the City present an evening with Dr. David Berlinski at the Union League Club in New York City on June 12, 2012.
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel:- socratesinthecity
        Date Published:- 2014-March-14th
        Link

Bio

Derek Prince

Salt Light

Source:- Salt Light

Link

Derek Prince was an international Bible teacher whose daily radio program Derek Prince Legacy Radio broadcasts to half the population of the world in various languages. He was probably most noted for his teachings about deliverance from demonic oppression and about Israel. He was best known in Pentecostal and Charismatic circles although his teaching is distinctly non-denominational, a fact that has long been emphasized by his worldwide ministry. Derek Prince was born in India to British parents and was educated at Eton College and Kings College, Cambridge. He was a scholar of Greek and Latin, although at Cambridge he took Philosophy, specializing in logic and studying under Ludwig Wittgenstein. His MA dissertation was titled The Evolution of Plato’s Method of Definition and won him a fellowship at the age of just 24. Prince joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and was posted to Scarborough for training, and while in the Army Barracks he started reading the Bible (as a philosophical self-assignment). As a consequence in July 1941, Derek had what he described as a supernatural experience’, a meeting with Jesus. “Out of this encounter”, he later wrote, ” I formed two conclusions: first, that Jesus Christ is alive; second, that the Bible is a true, relevant, up-to-date book. These conclusions altered the whole course of my life”. He was the author of over 50 books, 600 audio and 100 video teachings, many of which have been translated and published in more than 100 languages.” Some of the subjects that are covered in his teachings are prayer and fasting, foundations of the Christian faith, spiritual warfare, God’s love, and marriage and family to name a few.

 

Sermon Scripts

Paul Washer

Pray and be alone

Link

There is one commentator. I don’t even know who he is. He said this. “Jesus is the dependent man and this is just where we fail. He withdraws himself into the wilderness and prays ever the dependent as the obedient and victorious man.”

Let’s listen to what he says. He is saying that it is Jesus’ dependence upon God that wrought the obedience and victory.

Now, Matthew Poole writes this. “We meet with Christ often, commending to us the duty of secret prayer by his own example.”

That is so convicting because I am commending you to secret prayer by my word. But would I by my example?

It is a sobering thing to preach.

It says, “We meet Christ often, compelling us to the duty of secret prayer by his own example as he had done by his precept and always choosing for it the most private and retired places to teach us to go and to do likewise, often to pray to our Father which seeth in secret and his example more presses us because we have much more business with God in prayer than he had.”

Do you know what he means by that? Matthew Poole is saying we have more business to do with God in prayer than Jesus. Why? He says, “For this reason. Jesus had no sins to confess, nor to beg pardon for, no need to ask for any sanctifying habits of grace. Jesus lived a life of prayer and frequently it was his custom to participate in hidden prayer with his Father. And yet he had nothing of the need that we have. He had no need of confessing sin. He had no pardon to beg. He had no need to cry out for grace upon grace and mercy upon mercy like we do.”

Pray and be alone

Link

There are many people who do not want to hear the truth because it will shake up the false hope they have that they’re going to heaven when, indeed, they are not. There are so many people in Christianity—American Christianity—that believe themselves right with God, that believe themselves saved because they were told that by a preacher who should have spent more time studying the Bible and less time preaching.

The only thing left behind in the left behind series is the bible

I’ve even had people tell me, “Well, I know I’m saved because the preacher told me I’m saved.” Since when did men have such authority? And, then, the worst of all—”I know I’m saved because I have walked with God.” My dear friends, let me tell you this, if you are not walking with God now, you can have no assurance that you have ever been saved.

It says in 2nd Corinthians, chapter 13, verse 5, Paul had come to a church, many of them professing Christ, many of them walking in carnality, and he doesn’t ask them—he doesn’t say to them, “Let me ask you something. When was the time that you first asked Jesus Christ into your heart?” He didn’t even refer to their conversion experience. He goes right to present tense and he says this: Test yourselves—in verse 5—to see if you are in the faith. Examine yourselves. Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you unless indeed you fail the test.

Test yourself! This is not just some whimsical thing. This is not just something to worry about for a day. We’re talking about eternity. Is it well with your soul? If you test yourselves in the light of Scripture, will you be found whole and complete, born again, kept by the power of God? It’s time to take a test and stop relying on your emotions and stop relying on what everyone is telling you and stop comparing yourself to other people who call themselves Christians, because the great majority of people in America who call themselves Christians are lost.

Now, let me just say something about how that would change everything in America if the media truly believed that. What kind of God do we have in America? What is the god of the politician in America? It’s this kind of god––it’s a god you can pray to, but you cannot define who he is. It’s a god you can talk about in a political speech, but you cannot define what his will is. And that’s a good god to have. Why? Because you’re no longer accountable to a god like that. You don’t know who he is and you don’t know what he wants, so you just do whatever your carnal, wicked heart wants to do. That’s a very convenient god, and that’s the kind of god some supposed Christians have.

But John counters that and he says this: No, my friend, God has told you exactly who He is and God has told you exactly what He requires of thee, old man. He’s not a hidden god. Now, learning that, let’s go to the next verse.

Are you sensitive to sin? Does it lead you to confession? Now, let me ask you, some of you here, here’s something you need to understand. Just recently a man that I know was found in grievous, grievous sin, and someone said, “How did a man like him fall into sin?”

And I said, “He didn’t fall into sin. No man falls into sin. He slid there like everyone else.”

Let me ask you—because some of you may be Christians and you need to hear a warning. Are you sliding into sin? Are you starting to do things now, gradually, gradually, that you would not have thought of doing a month ago? And little by little by little, you know what’s going to happen? You keep going, and it’ll be evidence you’re lost. If God pulls you back, it’ll be evidence you’re saved.

Do you love other Christians? “Well, I, you know, I, I come to church.”

Big deal. The devil comes to church. What do you do when you get here? What do you do outside it? Because the church isn’t this tent. It’s not that building, it’s the people. How many Christians are you serving? How many Christians are you reading the Bible with? How many Christians are you praying for? How many Christians are you loving? How many . . . .

I’ve got a dear friend in my church back home, and he know I’m here in Texas for a little while. He’s adopted my mother. He’s cleaning up her place; he’s mowing her yard; he’s doing all sort of things. Why? She’s a believer, and because of the will of God, her son’s being sent to Texas so he is taking over. That’s what I mean. That’s what I mean.

I’ve had both my hips replaced because my bones are degenerating. You know how they got replaced? I was a missionary. I didn’t have a dime. How am I going to get implants? How am I going to be operated on? A man in Austin, Texas––Steven Whitlock, III––a young guy, 32 years old, but a brilliant man. He walks into his Sunday school class one day at a church there in Austin, Texas. He hears people praying about a missionary who can hardly walk up in the Andes Mountains.

He goes, “Give me his name.” He called me. He said, “Come. Come to Austin. I’m getting the ticket. I’m getting the doctors. I’m getting everything. Your hips are taken care of.” That’s what I’m talking about.

I was walking through the jungles one time, high jungles, in Departmento Amazonas in Peru during the war with the Sendero Luminoso. We were in a place the military wouldn’t go, and we were lost––me and another brother. And we were traveling through the night in the darkness. We had smuggled ourselves up there in the back of grain trucks, and we were going to preach in the place because the believers were just depressed and torn apart and didn’t know what to do and everyone’s making fun of them. We knew we had to go in there.

So we would get lost, and we’re going through the jungle and, finally, we come upon this village. We walk in there. We don’t know where to go. We don’t know where to spend the night. We know that the terrorists can be absolutely everywhere . We know we could be a dead man, and Paco walks up to this person out on the streets, like almost midnight, and he goes, “Á Hermanos por acá,”––Are there brothers through here? And someone said, “That old lady over there”––an old Nazarene woman. We knock on the door, and I said, “Soy pastor.”

She grabs both of us, pulls us in, shuts the door behind us, sticks us down in the basement, goes out, kills a chicken, fries up some yucca, everything you can imagine. She’s feeding us. She’s taking care of us. She’s housing us. Could she get in trouble? Yes, she could.

And then you say, “Oh, I’m a Christian because I go to church.” You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s love? To you? You need a new definition.

The importance of prayer for Christians

I am not unjust.  I am not your judge.  I am your father.  How much will I do for you.

Jimmy Evans

Spiritual Winter ( part 4 of 4 )

After Church, all these precious saints walk up to you and say Pastor you really blessed me, and we just want you to know, we are praying for you.

And, I say thank you so much, it means everything.

Spiritual Winter will beat the ungratefulness out of you, and when it is over, you will be Thankful.

Summary

It is Thursday morning and I just burnt a couple of hours cleaning out this list.

I leave you with a couple of shared thoughts and work:

Peter Bradley Adams – The Longer I run
Link

When my blood runs warm with the warm red wine
I miss the life that I left behind
But when I hear the sound of the blackbirds cry
I know I left in the nick of time

If I wander til I die
May I know who’s hand I’m in
If my home I’ll never find
And let me live again

And, an Abraham Lincoln’s quote that resonates and I first heard from President Obama:

The times have changed – and so have I. I’m no longer just a candidate. I’m the President. I know what it means to send young Americans into battle, for I have held in my arms the mothers and fathers of those who didn’t return. I have shared the pain of families who have lost their homes and the frustration of workers who have lost their jobs. If the critics are right that I have made all my decisions based on polls, then I must not be very good at reading them. And while I’m proud of what we have achieved together, I’m far more mindful of my own failings, knowing exactly what Lincoln meant when he said, “I have been driven to my knees many times by the overwhelming conviction that I had no place else to go.

And, another quote that goes like “If there are things worth pondering and taking time to wrestle with and dialogue about, they are things such as this“.

Yet foremost in our mind, the Lord, our God, who brought all things together and knows how much he paid and pays for each of us.

Yet, he says “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you“.

Follow-up

2014-10-09

The most important thing with writing is one expects and opens self up for feedback.  This morning at work, I shared with Gabriel and he gave me a word that fits in:

1 Timothy 4:15-16
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A Good Minister of Jesus Christ
Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.  Pay close attention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in these things, for as you do this you will ensure salvation both for yourself and for those who hear you.

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