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Why should you read these Gospel Messages? The issues of life and death, heaven and hell, are involved in the preaching of the gospel. It says in the Bible, the Word of God in, (Romans 1:16) “The gospel of Christ is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth”. You have heard the expression, “I have bad news and good news, which do you want to hear about first’? The Bible, the Word of God, reveals both bad news and good news.
The BAD NEWS is that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There is none that are righteous in the sight of God. The wages of sin is death (both in the physical and spiritual sense, eternal separation from God). It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. The unbelieving --- shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone. This news is bad enough, but what makes it even worse, there is absolutely nothing you can do to merit or inherit Gods’ salvation.
The word “GOSPEL” means
“GOOD NEWS”. The good news is
that God, in His mercy, has provided a way of escape from eternal torment and
banishment. He has provided a way by which we can be with Him in Heaven for all
eternity. The way to Heaven is through
the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus said (John 14:6) “I AM THE WAY, the truth, and the life: no man cometh
unto the Father, but by me”. The
entrance to Heaven can be obtained by believing and accepting the perfect
sacrifice Christ offered for our sins by His death on
As you read these Gospel Messages, please give this matter your most serious attention. Will you be a believer or a non-believer? Your eternal destiny depends on your decision.
***FEATURED GOSPEL MESSAGE FOR THE CURRENT MONTH***.
This message is about “choices”. We have to make them almost every day. Some are more important than others. Some choices can have lifelong consequences. Read this message to learn about, “THE GREATEST CHOICE YOU WILL EVER MAKE”. Your eternal destiny depends on making the right choice.
SPECIAL MESSAGES FOR THE SEASON
There is a strong effort underway in our society to remove Christ out of Christmas and God out of our world. The purpose of this message is to tell you about “The Christ of Christmas” and to explain why His coming into the world can indeed be, “good tidings of great joy” for YOU personally.
It says in the Bible, in (Luke ) “Unto YOU is born … a Savior, which is Christ the Lord”. In this Christmas season, a time of giving and receiving gifts, why not take some time to consider God’s wonderful gift to YOU. This message will explain the gift of God’s Son and the salvation offered through His finished work on the cross.
Once again we enter into a New Year. Time goes by swiftly does it not? The Bible, the Word of God, has important things to say about “TIME”. The focus of this message is on five important aspects of time that you cannot afford to ignore. Will you use YOUR TIME wisely this year? This is “A NEW YEAR, WILL THERE BE A NEW YOU”? New Year’s resolutions are fine if you keep them, but they have no value for eternity. More important than “resolution” you need “regeneration”. This is the only way you can be prepared for eternity and be a new you in this New Year. Read this message to see how this can be accomplished.
DIVINE IMPERATIVES SERIES
The dictionary defines “imperative”
as, “to command or a commandment”. It is
something that is ”absolutely necessary”, “ urgent”
or “compelling”. It is a binding or compelling rule, duty,
requirement, etc. The dictionary further
defines an “imperator” as a “commander in chief”. The word “Emperor” is taken from this
word. In ancient
These words were spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ in (Matthew ). It is another “Divine Imperative” in the Word of God. Read this message about “The place to which He must go”, “The pain which He must endure”, “The passion which He must experience”, and “The power which He must manifest”.
These words were spoken to a Pharisee and a ruler of the Jews. He was therefore, a man of fame and position. He was educated, religious, moral, respected and upright. He believed in God and he believed in resurrection. If this man needed to be “born again”, what about you? Read this message to get an understanding of the doctrine of the “new birth” and learn why you need to be “born again”.
God says in His Word (the Bible) that “WE MUST BE SAVED”. Have you been saved? Read this message to learn why God says you must be saved and how you can be saved. This is not a subject you will hear about in today’s contemporary news media or read about in today’s newspaper or magazines. God’s Word, however, has much to say about this most important subject.
It says in the Bible, (John ) “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so MUST THE SON OF MAN BE LIFTED UP”. What is the meaning of this scripture? Why MUST the Son of Man be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man? How would He be lifted up? Read this important message from God’s Word to get the answers to these and other questions.
MISCELLANEOUS GOSPEL MESSAGES;
Who is God’s Servant? The Bible, the Word of God, tells us who He is. We read in, (Philippians 2:5-7) that it is, “Christ Jesus”, that He “Eternally existed in THE FORM OF GOD”. He came down from heaven and, “made himself of no reputation, and took upon him THE FORM OF A SERVANT”. Did He suffer? He surely did. It says in, (Hebrews 2:9) “Jesus was made a little lower than the angels FOR THE SUFFERING OF DEATH”. Read this message about the Savior’s wondrous love and condescending grace that brought Him from heaven to die on a cross for your sins and my sins.
You probably have heard the expression, “I have good news and bad news. Which do you want to hear first? The ‘Gospel” means good news. It is God’s good news. It is defined in, (1 Corinthians 15:3, 4) “Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures”. You should know also that you need to hear the bad news as well. This message is about the “BAD NEWS FOR GOOD PEOPLE” and the “GOOD NEWS FOR BAD PEOPLE”. Read this message to see why this is so.
The Spirit of God led the writers of the Old and New Testaments to include reference to a “sword” when describing certain Biblical accounts. This is not surprising because we read in, (2 Peter 1:21) “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost”. There are six particular swords referred to in God’s Word and each of them has a story to tell. Read this message to learn “The Messages of the Swords”.
Hollywood created a film awhile back called the “Passion of Christ”. The film focused on the physical sufferings of Christ and as a result many Biblical truths were “left on the cutting room floor”. This message will give you the “rest of the story” and will consider “The Passion, Power and Posterity of Christ”. The full story and the true story is about God’s wonderful plan of salvation. Read this message to learn about “God’s way of salvation”.
Mary, the birth mother of the Lord Jesus Christ, is well known in Christendom. There are a number of good things said about her but one particular good attribute is often overlooked. That is “Mary’s Good Advice”. Her good advice is recorded in (John 2:5). Speaking of Christ she said, “WHATSOEVER HE SAITH UNTO YOU DO IT”. Read this message to learn why YOUR eternal destiny depends on doing what He says.
The Miracle of Birth is one of God’s greatest miracles and God’s greatest blessings. God alone is able to create life whether it be physical life or spiritual life through the “new birth” without which no person will ever see the kingdom of God. Read this message to learn about THREE PARTICULAR BIRTH’S MENTIONED IN THE BIBLE, THE WORD OF GOD.
The Lord Jesus Christ said in, (Luke 4:17) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted”. There are so many broken hearts in this world. We live in a “broken world” filled with “broken confidence”, “broken relationships”, “broken homes”, “broken lives”, etc., etc. Sin and sorrow and broken hearts are connected together. Read this message to see how and why the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, became “the man of sorrows” and learn how He is able to heal your broken heart and “turn your sorrow to joy”.
The Lord Jesus Christ said in, (Luke 4:17) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor”. There are many kinds of poverty in the world. The worst kind, however, is “spiritual poverty”, being poor in the sight of God. You may be financially secure and live on “Easy Street” so to speak, but as it says in, (Mark 8:36) “What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul”? If you are not saved you lack the necessities of life, eternal life from God. Read this message to see why and how the Lord Jesus Christ, in His marvelous grace, “Who though He was rich, yet for your sakes became poor, that ye through His poverty might be rich”. He will take you from spiritual “rags to riches” if you believe in Him.
The Lord Jesus Christ said in, (Luke 4:17) “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath sent me to preach deliverance to the captives”. Do you know, if you are not saved, that you have a captor and you are being held in captivity? Of the captor, Satan, scripture says that, (Isaiah 14:17 margin.) “He did not let his prisoners loose homeward”. Of the great Deliverer, the Lord Jesus Christ, scripture says, (Isaiah 53:8) “He was taken from prison”. Read this message to learn the significance of these two phrases.
In the Bible, the Word of God, we
have revealed what can be described as THE DIVINE DILEMMA. Man is a guilty sinner, facing the wrath and
judgment of God. God is holy and
righteous and must execute the sentence decreed for sin, which is death. But, God is a God of love and God loves the
sinner. The “divine dilemma” required a
DIVINE SOLUTION. LOVE FOUND
The Lord is my Shepherd? Many people have heard the 23rd Psalm in the Bible that begins with the words, “The Lord is my Shepherd”. Many people have quoted the 23rd Psalm during times of distress or bereavement. It may be that you also, dear reader, have spoken these words at one time or another. Can you honestly say,” The Lord is MY Shepherd? Your eternal security depends on whether you know the Lord Jesus Christ as your own personal Shepherd Savior. Please read this message to discover how you can be one of the sheep of His flock and know that heaven is your eternal destiny.
The definition of a “good Samaritan” is “a person who pities and helps another or others unselfishly”. The phrase “good Samaritan” is found in the Bible, the Word of God, in the gospel of Luke, chapter 10, verses 25 through 37. This message will explain why the Lord Jesus Christ is THE Good Samaritan because of the offering of Himself on the cross and the salvation He has made available for helpless, hopeless sinners.
The Gospel in (John 3:16) – GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD
(John ) is a well known verse in the Bible. Sometimes, however, over familiarity can be a disadvantage. There can be a tendency to overlook or gloss over the words and as a result to miss the fullness and profoundness of these wonderful words spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ. This message “puts the magnifying glass” on this verse to examine closely the many “heavenly truths” revealed in these twenty five words.
The pace of life seems to be getting faster and faster. Many people are finding it increasingly difficult to be able to cope with the hectic pace of modern life. In this message I am urging you to slow down, take a step back and CONSIDER some very important things God says you need to deal with. To CONSIDER denotes a directing of the mind to something in order to understand it or to make a decision about it. Read this message to learn what these “Important Considerations” are.
These “two days” are separated by many thousands of years yet there is a commonality about them. The lessons of history are important, particularly to prevent repeating the mistakes of the past. Read this message to learn why these days are important to your personal eternal security.
This message is about “choices”. We have to make them almost every day. Some are more important than others. Some choices can have lifelong consequences. Read this message to learn about, “THE GREATEST CHOICE YOU WILL EVER MAKE”. Your eternal destiny depends on making the right choice.
We read in, (Acts , 39)”Through THIS MAN is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins, and by HIM all that believe are justified from all things”. There is no other man through whom you can have forgiveness of sins or be justified before a holy God. Your eternal destiny depends on “knowing this man”. Read this message to find out who He is and how you can be saved.
The lost son is a picture of every sinner who is “lost” in trespasses and sins. It is a descriptive term for all men who, by nature, are lost, helpless hopeless sinners. In this message we consider the lost son in his departure, his degradation and his decision. We consider also the loving father. We consider the father’s heart, the father’s house and the father’s happiness. This story can be your own personal story if YOU believe this gospel message.
A question is asked in, (1 Peter ) “What shall the end be of them that obey not THE GOSPEL OF GOD”? The purpose of this message is to provide an understanding of “the meaning of the gospel” as well as answer the question above. Have YOU considered YOUR END? Have you made preparation for eternity ahead? Read this message to see why you must obey the gospel.
It says in, (2 Samuel ) “God doth devise means that His banished be not expelled from Him”. The unsaved, because of their sins, have banished themselves from God. If they die in their sins they will experience eternal separation from God in the place He calls the “lake of fire”. God is not willing that any should perish therefore He has devised a way by which the sinner might be forgiven and restored. This is called, “GOD’S SALVATION”. In this message we consider THE NEED, THE SOURCE, THE WAY and THE TIME for God’s salvation.
This message considers the scripture portion found in, (1 Timothy , 16) “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” If your sin is not forgiven, it will at last keep you out of heaven and eternally separate you from God. Christ Jesus came down from heaven in condescending grace to die on the cross for sinners, to die for you. If He had not come into this world we would all be destined for a lost eternity? But, thank God He came. He came to save sinners. He came to do a work that only He could do. Read this message to learn what your responsibility is in light of this great truth.
This startling description of God is found in the Old Testament and the New Testament of the Bible, the Word of God. This description speaks of God’s holiness manifested in judgment. People like to think of God as a loving God, which He is. But, God will not be a loving God at the expense of His holiness. In this message we consider “Five Significant Fires of Scripture”. Read this message to learn what this means to YOU personally.
It is a known fact that we need physical rest for our body. Lack of sufficient rest can result in a multitude of health problems and can even lead to death. You know this to be true. Did you also know that you need spiritual rest for your soul? “GOD OFFERS YOU ETERNAL REST”. Unless you receive this wonderful offer of God’s rest, the alternative is unrest in this life and eternal unrest resulting from God’s judgment and punishment for your sins. Read this message to learn about “God’s rest”.
There is a tendency in all of us to procrastinate; to put things off, to postpone things to what we believe may be a more convenient time. When it comes to eternal matters and issues that have to do with your eternal destiny, procrastination will have eternal consequences. “God says NOW” regarding what YOU must do about your sins and the salvation that is available to you through His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Read this message to learn why “God says Now”.
This message is based on a parable spoken by the Lord Jesus Christ in, (Luke 15:8-10). This earthly story with a heavenly message is a picture of how a lost sinner can be saved for heaven. The “lost silver” is a picture of a lost sinner and the searching woman is a picture of the activity of God and the Holy Spirit in the salvation of that lost sinner. Read this message to see how this applies to YOU.
It says in, (Luke ) “The Son of man (Jesus Christ) is come to seek and to save that which was lost”. This truth is explained in a parable in (Luke 15:1-32). In the first seven verses of this parable we read about the lost sheep and the seeking Shepherd. The unsaved are like “lost sheep”. It says in, (Isaiah 53:6) “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him (Jesus Christ) the iniquity of us all”. Read this message to see how YOU can be saved and be brought into a relationship with Him so that He will say of you “My Sheep” and you will say of Him “The Lord is My Shepherd”.
Marriage is a divine institution. It is ordained by God an introduced by the union of Adam and Eve found in the first pages of God’s holy Word, the Bible. (See Genesis 2:21-25). God has planned a marriage for His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. This is revealed in a parable, recorded in (Matthew 22:1-14) and the actual wedding is recorded in (Revelation 19:7-9). In this parable we have the “King’s Call” and the “King’s Conditions” for the Wedding Feast. Have YOU accepted YOUR invitation to this wedding? Do YOU have on YOUR “wedding garment”? Read this message to see what the King requires of YOU.
In (Acts -34) the Apostle Paul visited the city of
A brief definition of “Glory” is “excellence in display”. The highest glory we can consider is the glory of the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. In this message we seek to bring to your attention some of the perfections of His deity and humanity. It is the prayerful desire of the writer that your heart might be drawn to the Savior by the Spirit of God, and in doing so; Jesus Christ might become your own personal Savior.
It says in, (Romans 2:3) “Thinkest thou this, O man….that thou shalt escape the judgment of God”? Many people refuse to believe that God will one day judge them for their sins. The Bible, the Word of God, makes it abundantly clear that God will indeed judge man for his sins. The White Throne Judgment should be enough to strike terror into the heart of every unsaved mortal. At this judgment there will be no salvation, no mercy, no grace and no escape. There will be only the inflexible, invincible justice of God. Please read this message to make sure you will NOT be among the “small and great” that stand before the judge, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The story of the miraculous cleansing of Naaman, the leper, in (2 Kings, chapter 5), is “a picture of salvation”. In this story we read about the man, the malady, the maiden, the message, the mistake and the miracle. God’s Word declares that all mankind suffers from “the leprosy of sin” but the good news (the Gospel) declares that all can be cleansed. Read this message to learn how.
The Greek word translated “kindness” in the New Testament signifies “goodness in action”. This message looks at King David’s kindness to a man called Mephibosheth in (2 Samuel 9:1-13) as a type or picture of God’s kindness (or God’s goodness in action) towards mankind. This message will make you aware of God’s loving kindness if you have never considered it previously.
This message considers five “
The title of this message is taken from (John 19:5) when Pilate brought Jesus forth before that angry crowd. Pilate said to them “BEHOLD THE MAN”. Their response was “away with Him, crucify Him”. Just prior to this, when Pilate said, “who should I release unto you”, (John ) their reply was “Not this Man”. What do you say dear reader? Are you still rejecting Him? Have YOU ever “beheld this Man”? Have you ever given serious thought about the Lord Jesus Christ and what He did for you personally when He died on the cross? This message will explain why you should “BEHOLD THE MAN”.
Psalm 24 reveals the Lord Jesus
Christ as the “Chief Shepherd” that we read about in (1 Peter 5:4). In this psalm we see the Lord as the
“Sovereign” and His “future ministry” to take the throne of world
dominion. Read this message to discover
why the Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who is worthy to take the throne of
world dominion and who will be His subjects in His
Psalm 23 is about the Lord Jesus Christ as the “Great Shepherd” and His care for those who are His sheep. This beloved Psalm contains many wonderful promises to those who are the sheep of the Shepherd. It is only for those who can honestly say “The Lord is MY Shepherd”. The focus of this message is on these first five words. Read this message to learn how the “Great Shepherd” can be YOUR Shepherd.
Psalm 22 is about the atoning sufferings of Christ that occurred about 1000 years after this psalm was written. Many graphic details are given of the suffering and death, on the cross, of the Lord Jesus Christ. This psalm reveals details about both the Lord’s suffering and also the glory to follow. Read this message to find out WHY He suffered on the cross and why you should have a personal interest in this event.
This is the question that Thomas asked the Lord Jesus Christ in (John 14:5). He wanted to know the way to heaven, the way to the Father’s house. This message deals with the only two ways and two destinies of mankind. The “broad way” leads to hell and eternal ruin. The “narrow way” leads to heaven and eternal blessing. Which way are YOU traveling through life? Do you have a sincere desire to know the way to heaven? This message will answer this question.
God has given mankind a great Savior. This Savior is none other than His beloved Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. This great and wonderful Savior, by His death on the cross and His subsequent resurrection, has provided a great salvation for fallen, sinful, man. Read this message to learn why He is a great Savior and why God’s salvation is a great salvation.
God has appointed man life (time) and he must live it. God has appointed man death and he must experience it. God has appointed man a time for judgment and man must appear for it. God has appointed man a place of refuge from the coming wrath and judgment and man has the opportunity to avail himself of it. Read this message to see how these four key appointments will affect you personally.
Have you ever considered that the God of creation is also a God of communication? The scriptures reveal that on a number of occasions God wrote things. There is great interest in our society regarding the writings of favored and famous authors. People wait expectantly for the next book or article. Is it not more important to know and read the writings of God? This message considers four important writings of God and there implications for all mankind.
This is a profound statement found in the Bible, the Word of God. God has a Lamb. It is His great provision for a world lost in sin and under the condemnation and impending judgment of God. Have YOU ever “beheld the Lamb of God”? Read this message to learn what it means to “Behold the Lamb of God” and what it is specifically that God wants you to behold about Him.
The Bible has much to say about “trees” and “gardens”. There is a special tree revealed in God’s Word called “The Tree of Life”. In the book of Genesis we read the account of the entrance of sin into God’s creation. As a result, Adam and Eve and all their posterity forfeited their right to the “Tree of Life”. In the book of Revelation we once again read about “The Tree of Life”. We learn that those in Heaven have a right to this tree. How could God on one hand deny access to the Tree of Life and then on the other hand grant access? The answer is found in another tree and another garden, “The Tree in the Garden of the Crucifixion”. Read this message to learn how you can have access to “The Tree of Life”.
In the Bible, in the epistle of (Romans ), it says “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”. Sin pays wages, the wages of death. God has the remedy, He has a gift for you. Have you ever received His wonderful gift of eternal life? A gift is free of course. Read this message to learn of the great price that was paid in order to provide this gift to you. The gift is “through Jesus Christ our Lord” and therefore I want to show you “A Five Part Portrait of God’s Suffering Servant”.
The Bible is a great book because it is the Word of God. It deals with great issues because it is God’s message to mankind. In the Bible we find the “Gospel”, God’s good news for mankind and a message of great importance. There was a “Great Fall” when our first parents fell into sin and brought sin into the world. Because of this, God’s “Great Love” gave us a “Great Shepherd” who has provided a “Great Salvation” for all who will receive it. Read this message which is about “great” things.
The Lord Jesus gave His disciples a “model prayer” in (Matthew 6:9). He said, “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, THY WILL BE DONE IN EARTH, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”. The Lord’s people are exhorted to pray that God’s will, God’s gracious desire, will be acknowledged on earth as it is in heaven. Most people are not aware that God’s will on earth is already being carried out. It has been in the past. It is being carried out at the present and it will be carried out in the future. Read this message to see how this is being done and what it means to YOU.
GREAT BIBLE CONVERSIONS SERIES;
The Lord Jesus Christ said, (Matthew 18:3) “Except ye be converted, and become as little
children, ye shall not enter into the
Like each one of us, before God, she had a great debt and nothing to pay. Sin is a debt that we cannot pay. God is the creditor and we are the debtors. Since we have nothing to pay, how can this sin debt be paid? The answer is that someone else must pay the debt. Jesus Christ paid the debt for us when He died on the cross for our sins. Because of this, the Lord could say to the woman, “Her sins, which are many, are forgiven”. Read this message to discover how you also may have forgiveness of sins.
It’s the story of a little man who climbed up into a Sycamore tree. The Savior was passing by where Zacchaeus was located. He must take advantage of the opportunity to meet the Savior. It’s the same for you my friend. You never know if you will have another opportunity to be saved. That’s why God says in His Word “NOW is the accepted time; behold NOW is the day of salvation”. (2 Corinthians 6:2). Read this message to learn the wonderful outcome of this meeting of a sinner with the Savior.
He was a man who was successful and
prosperous in his business career. In spite of all this there was a void in his
heart and life. Materialism and other “creature comforts” could not fill this
void. Does this sound familiar to you? Read the story of a man who was RIDING –
His course in life was anti-God, anti-Christ, and anti-Christian. He openly opposed Christ and the people of Christ who were called Christians. He was on a path of darkness. Then, there was a sudden, dramatic change. The man in darkness saw a light from Heaven. Later, Paul would call himself the “chief of sinners”. If the Lord would save the “chief of sinners” then you too can find grace and mercy by coming to Him in repentance and believing on Him. Read about the COURSE, the CONVERSION, the COMMISSION and the COMPLIANCE of Paul.
He was a Gentile and a RESPONSIBLE man being a man of rank and authority. He was RELIGIOUS and self RIGHTEOUS yet he was a RUINED man. He was not saved. He had never been “born again” (born from above) by the Spirit of God. It’s the story of “A Man Warned to Hear Words”. He needed to hear the Gospel, the good news of God. Read this account to learn how a RUINED man became a REDEEMED man. Being, so called, religious will never get you into Heaven. You must believe in the Redeemer and accept Him as your own personal Savior.