Category Archives: sermon

Bible based faith, and Shack

Listen to sermon by Dr. Michael Youssef….

The Shack Uncovered

Do you believe in God just like the devil 

Listening to this radio program was homework for one of my Bible college classes. I hope it will bless you, and perhaps even challenge you.

Believing Like Demons )

Facing Your Funeral

Here is an old radio sermon I had to listen to, for one of my Bible college classes. I hope will bless you too. 

Jesus is exclusive, and He is inclusive

Many people argue that Jesus is exclusive, or just for a select few. And others say that He is inclusive, meaning He’s for everybody. The truth of the matter is that Jesus is actually both. He is exclusive and inclusive.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:15 that Jesus “…died for all, so those who live [will] receive His new life”. That means Jesus died for you, and me, and your neighbor down the street, and everybody. Jesus created humanity, and He desires a relationship with everyone. In this way, Jesus is inclusive. “Come to me, all of you…” Matthew 11 says.
At the same time, eternal salvation is exclusive. This does not mean you have to earn your way to Heaven, but it does mean that there is only one way to get you there. The Bible says in Matthew 7:13 that the gate to Heaven is narrow and that few people enter through it. “Whoever believes in Him has eternal life.”
This week, I encourage you to share the faith with someone in your life. Explain that Jesus is for everybody – and that not all routes lead to Heaven. You never know—you may just change somebody’s entire life with the Good News of Jesus Christ. I have seen it happen many times. There’s nothing more thrilling or exciting than that.
This is Luis Palau.

Pastor Falwell speaks for, ( should ) for all Evangelical Pastors, and churches 

This video goes back awhile, but still it has a good message for us who call ourselves Evangelical followers of Jesus. 

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A danger in the church 

Listen to the radio spot.

Waiting for Christmas can be a good thing 

( Listen to the radio commentary here or read it below.)

Delaying something can make it better and more meaningful in the long run, don’t you think? Having to work for a long period of time to earn something makes it more meaningful when you finally get it. Or, have you been in a long distance relationship? Waiting to see that person can make it that much more joyful when you are finally reunited.
I sometimes wonder if joyful anticipation is a lost art in our culture. It seems as though we’re more about instant gratification. But I think anticipation can be helpful this time of year.
Are you familiar with Advent? Advent comes from the Latin word for “coming.” Advent has historically been a more serious time of reflection and anticipation of Christ coming to us. If you spend the weeks before Christmas reflecting on our need for a Savior, Christmas becomes an even greater celebration because it is very Good News. As the Angel said in the Gospel of St. Luke, “I bring you good news of great joy.”
Rather than being a part of the frenzied schedule that many experience every December, take time for reflection, worship and serving others. Look for opportunities to share with others in your world the real reason Christmas is such good news. 

This is Luis Palau.

How to decide 

Kerby Anderson:
If you think about it, your life is the culmination of lots and lots of decisions. Jim Clifton, CEO of Gallup, argues that people make 10,000 to 20,000 small decisions every day. If you multiply this by the U.S. population you end up with one quadrillion decisions. This is one of the points Jeff Myers makes in his book, Understanding the Culture.
The legacy you leave is the sum of all of these decisions. Many are inconsequential. Others determine the future direction of your life. Some don’t seem important at the time, but they turn out to be some of the most significant decisions you ever made.
How should we make decisions? First, we should consult the Bible. We can know God’s will in our lives through the Bible since it is full of specific commands and principles. Second, we should pray. We can discern God’s will through prayer. Philippians 4:6 says: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

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Give thanks to God not our opinions ( a Thanksgiving thought on the Bible ) 

Listen to a thought on the Bible, Or read it below.

Hi: I am Billy David Dickson with a thought on the Bible on this Thanksgiving Day.

The Bible in Philippians 4:6 reads… 

6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

    Thanksgiving should always be the attitude for the believer in Christ. In our me first culture we have forgotten the need to say thanks. It use to be when you got a birthday gift, or a Christmas gift, or any kind of gift you would not think twice about writing a thank you note. Parents also demanded that their children, and teens wrote thank you cards to those who blessed them with gifts. Sadly that is not the case today.

Years ago in the funny papers there was a comic strip called Shoe. One year there was a talking animal in Shoe who was saying grace. He prayed God thanks for everything but the green beans they are not good for anything. This older animal told him to hold it. 

The mature one then told the younger one we are to give thanks to God not our opinions. 

 You might ask how are we to give thanks to God. Good question. You might do what I do around every Thanksgiving. I write a thank you letter to God in which I note how God has blessed me this last year.

 Most of all we can thank God for sending Jesus to us. Because without him there is no hope.

That is a thought on the Bible. 

Have a blessed Thanksgiving season.

Until next time,

I’m Billy David Dickson 
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Tamika was born with a hearing and speech impairment…

Listen to the one minute radio ministry program with  Joni Eareckson right here.