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 includes the fact that:
- I started this blog firmly to share technical details
- 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.
Paul Washer – HeartCry Missionary Society
Jamal Harrison Bryant
Jimmy Evans – Marriage Today
Kenneth c Ulmer – Faithful Central Bible Church
Pastor Paula White
Shekinah Glory Ministry
Jonathan Cahn – Beth Israel Worship Center
Jonathan Cahn is a messianic Jewish Rabbi and pastor best known for his best selling book “The Harbinger”.
Dumitry Duduman is a Romanian pastor who smuggled thousands of bibles into Russia.
Neil Ellis prophesied over Bishop Long before Pastor Long’s trials.
Pentecostal – Speaking in tongues
The Azusa Street Festival
One of the initial fires that ignited the Pentecostal awakening in America
Prewrath Rapture exposition
Prewrath Rapture exposition
Dr. Michael Brown & Prof. Craig Keener
Audio Q/A between Dr. Michael Brow & Prof. Craig Keener
Dr/Prewrath Rapture exposition
J.P. Moreland – Biola University
|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
Dr. David Berlinski
Source :- Paul Washer
Sermon :- Pray and be alone
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.”
Sermon :- Pray and be alone
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.
Sermon :- 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.
Source :- Jimmy Evans
Sermon :- 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.
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
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 did n’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“.
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
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.