Friday, December 29, 2006

THE BIBLE AS A MENU

If the Bible is to be taken as a menu, then we must allow the Holy Spirit todecide what is put on our plate.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

LUKEWARM CHURCH SERMON NO-N-OS

Sin and repentance

Hell and damnation

Geing born-again

Baotism in the Holy Spirit

Soeaking in tongues

Casting out demons

Laying on of hands for heling the sick

Fiscipleship and evangelism -the Great Commission

The judgement seat of Christ

Divine repards

The rapture

Tne second coming


Escatology

See 1 timothy 2:1-4

1 ¶ Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; 3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. 4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:

UNWRAPPED GIFTS

There are Christians who say they have received spiritual gfts from God bu have not opened them yet. Is it because there are strings attached?

Monday, December 25, 2006

RECEIVING FOROM GOD

We will never teceive anything from God we do not beleieve we need.

LIFE

Given we are mortal, life is only death in remissison.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

MORE OF GOD

If you want more of Gid, at lest give him a down payment of yourself.

DYING

Dying may be tough but we only need to do it once.And Christ has made it worth it.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

THE PROMOSE

The promse of promises
Acts.1
[4] And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, "you heard from me,

Monday, November 13, 2006

A QUESTION

If we were to think of ourselves as a computer, would the Holy Spirit be our operating system or a seldom used utility? And if so, does it have the Pentecostal Power Pak upgrade?

Sunday, November 12, 2006

HOLY SPIRIT FILLLED VS HOLY sPIRIT EMPOWERED

Being Holy Spirit filled gives us the pitential whereas being Holy Spirit empowered gives us the experience.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

When we are born-again the Holy Spirit enters our spirit. When we are are baptized in the Holy Spirit He enters our mind as our Teacher, our soul as our Comforter, and our body as our Healer. Why do so many Christians quarentine Him?

Monday, November 06, 2006

FAITH

Faith as a claim is dead faith. But when we act on it, it comes alive.

MAKING JESUS LORD

Making Jesus Lord means tearing up oar declaration of independence.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

GOD'S FORMULA

Worry plus prayer equals peace.
Phil. 4:7

THE HELPER

The Holy Spirit has been sent to be our Helper. But it is up to us to get going and then He will enable us to keep going and produce fruit..

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

When we are born-again we are filled with the Holy Spirit. But have we placed Him in charge or just take Him along for the ride?

FOLLOWING CHRIST

When we say we are a follower of Christ are we trading on His heels or just bringing up the rear?

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

Speaking in tongues is the objective evidence of having totally surrounded ourselves to the Holy Spirit..

Monday, October 23, 2006

A CLOSED MIND

A person wit a closed mind can always find a scripture that is elastic enough to confirm their belief. And no how many there are tht cinvirm that they are in error they will not change their belief.

GOD'S CONSTITUTION

Those that regard the Bible as God's constitution still need the Holy Spirit as the supreme court for the correct interpretation.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

CHRISTIANITY

Christianity is a claim but Pentecost is the name of the game.

Friday, October 20, 2006

THE HOLY TRINITY

Three in quantity but one in quality.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

SIN

Doing what you like when you feel like doing it.

Monday, October 16, 2006

COMFORT ZONES

Comfort zones are hum-ho, no-go, status-quos, that are imune to no-doze.

cCHURCHIOSITY

pentecostalism - evangelism - signs and wonders - personal testimonies - spontaneity - ritual - outworn traditions = modern churchiosity + declining membership worldwide.

DYNAMIC CHRISTIANITY

Dynamic Christianity includes the doctrine of doctorin'.

PENTECOSTALISM

Pentelcostalism is Christianity on the grow.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

COMFORT ZONES

Comfort zones of presuppositions are apathetic indifference to God's voice.

EXPERIENCE

A man with experience is never at the mercy of a man with doctrine.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

FAITH

The validity of faith is established when, if acted on, it leads to the experiential.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

THE DEFINITION OF A BELEIVER

Mark 16: 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. 17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; 18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. 19 ¶ So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. 20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Monday, October 09, 2006

SAINT PAUL'S CHURCHES

If Saint Paul were to visit churches named after him,would he be apalled or enthralled?
Remeber he was penteclostal.

BIBLE READING

Merely reading the Bible is like reading the advetisement but never downloading the freeware.

EVANGELISM

Non-evangelical "churches" is an oxymoron.

Evangelical churches is redundant.

Friday, October 06, 2006

GOD'S SUPERNATURAL

Generally speaking, the modern church is naturally not interested in God's supernatural.

Friday, September 29, 2006

HOLY SPIRIT LIP-SERVICE

Non-charismatic may give lip- service to the Holy Spirit but still keep Him at a distance. He offers His power but they cower instead.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Soothern Baptists, and others, teach the gifts of the Holy Spirit passed away with the early church. .Although Pentecostals and charismatics can prove otherwise, given the modern church's indifference in seeking them, for rhem they might as wall have.
As to quenching the power of the Holy Spirit, they couldn't care less.

A good teaching: http://www.jimfeeney.org/giftsofholyspirit.html

THEOLOGIANS VS CHARISMATICS

Theologians hang their hat on their adademic credentials. Whereas charismatics hang their hat on their experiencing of the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

GOD'S EXTREMISTS

Are extremely joyous.

Are extremely emotional.

Are extremely worshipful.


Are extremely thankful.

Are extremely thirsty.

Are extremely filled with the Holy Spirit.


Are extremely gifted by the Holy Spirit.

Are extremely obedient to God.

Are extremely evangelical.

Are Are extremely blessed.

Are extremely edified.


Are extremely neutering.

Are extremely Pentecostal/Charismatic.

They re extremely inclusive.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

SEMINARIES

Pentecostal emissaries or Pentecostal cemeteries?

PENTECOST LOST AND FOUND

Pentecost lost - modern church lack of teaching and practice of healing and exorcism.

Pentecost regained - neo-Pentecostal revival- Pentecost found.

ULTIMATE FRUSTATION

Trying to witness to those who are dead to the Word.

A COP-OUT

The usual way to avoid getting more of the Holy Spirit is to claim we already have it.

PENTECOST

Pentecost is the engine of Christian ministry.

LIVING FAITH

The supernatural experience of Pentecost brings faith alive..

Thursday, September 21, 2006

CHURCH REVIVAL

That the Holy Spirit , from time to time, find it necessary to brings revival shows that the church is inclined to doze off.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

CHURCH REVIVAL

The Holy Spirits attempt to get some attention.

EXORCISM

Exorcism is Jesus' special delivery service but sadly there are few willing to do the delivering.

CCESSATIONISM

"The Nearly Perfect Crime"
by Francis McNutt

Monday, September 18, 2006

CHURCH-GOERS

Many church-goers may have itching ears but sound doctrine won't scratch them.

EXAMPLES OF SOUND DOCTRINE

Repentance

Baptism in the Holy Spirit

Speaking in tongues

Casting out demons

Renouncing the ocult

Making disciples


Healing the sick

Tithing

The judgement seat of Christ

The rapture





CHURCH REVIVAL

......never came through ear tickling.

EXORCISM

The mainline churches history reveals that he casting of demon was not practiced. But teaching about it was cast out as part of their tradition.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

PENTECOST LOST

Pentecost cost Jesus his life but many Christians do not want to experience it.

PRESUPPOSITIONS

Unexamined presuppositions can be a firewall to spiritual growth.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

ROCK A BYE BABY

Many Christians want God to rock their cradle -- hot their boat.

HUMAN INITIATIVE

Our works for God require our obedience -- nit our initiative.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

THE STEGREAT COMMISSION

Is the modern church's great omission.

Monday, September 11, 2006

OBEDIENCE TO GOD

Apart from learning obedience to God there is no reason for our existence.

THE ULTIMATE COP-OUT

That the ball is in God's court.

JESUS' LIVING WATER

John 7:37-39

THE DEFINITION OF A TRUE BELIEVER

Mark 16:15-20

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST

The church of Jesus Christ practices healing and casting out demons whereas most modern churches practice ear tickling,.

Friday, September 08, 2006

THE GREAT APOSTASY

The modern church compared to the first century church.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

OUR LIFESTYLE

God intends our Christian faith to be our lifestyle, not just a
supplement to a wrdly one.

SAVED BY FAITH

We may be saved by faith and not by works but does that mean we can just sit onour duff?

Phil. 2:12 ¶ Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Monday, September 04, 2006

GOD'S AQUIREMENT PLAN

It is out of this world.

IN GOD WE TRUST

"In God We Trust" appears on our money but do we do what's fair, give God His share, give God His due...Do you? Or jus accrue?

CHURCH TRADITION

Church tradition is a hindrance to the vitality of the work of the Holy Spirit.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

THE SNOOZE BUTTON

The things of this world are a snooze button for the reality of God's supernatural.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

SIGNS AND WONDERS

Signs and wonders make the Gospel skeptic-proof.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

TONGUE

We may say we "have" the Holy Spirit or are "filled" with the Holy Spirit but the litmus test is the speaking in tongues.

MORE OF GOD

We may say we want more of God, but at the expense of God wanting more of us?

THE GATE

Going our own way and doint our own thing may seem broadening but we won't fit the narrow gate.

BIBLE VERSION

Having our own private version of the Bible is a diversion.

THE KEY

The key to our eternal destiny -- obedience to God.

JUDGMENT

We all face God's judgment -- but we can determine what it will be.

THE FIX

The world is in a fix -- and only the return of Christ will fix it.

THE ULTIMATE

The ultimate need; and the automate solution -- the return of Christ.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A CALLING

When we learn of someone who is on fire for the Lord, dowe say, "That is not my calling?" Or are we turhing a deaf ear to it?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

DIVINE ORDERING

If you think the Bible is a menu, at least let your Father do the ordering. He is an expert in dietary deficiency. And eat what is put on your plate!

BIBLE VERSIONS

No matter which bible version or translation that is chosen -- and there are many -- it is always subject to private interpretation. Therefore, Jesus had to provide an answer. He sent the Pentecostal power of the Holy Spirit, the Author, to interpret it based on our understanding and need to know..

THE NAME OF THE GAME

The Word of God puts the ball in our court. And it is a game of love. But we must return it.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

QUENCHING THE holy SPIRIT

1 Corinthians 12:1-21 Corinthians 12
12:1 Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. .KJV


Unfortunately. Most present day churches do just that and their congregations are content without them doings so.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

IN my view, any church or member that regards the Bible as a menu will suffer from spiritual starvation. By allowing the Holy Spirit to fill our plate with the full gospel we will be equipped to do good works.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

SPEAKING IN TONGUES

In my view, the reason speaking in tongues is so divisive is that it is the objective proof of the baptism in the Holy Spirit. You can't claim you have it if` you do not. Whereas, with the subjective gifts, like faith. You may not have it but you can still claim you do.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

AN EFFECTIVE SERMON

The proof of an effective sermon is the responses to an altar call.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH

Is it a Way of life or a part-time avocation?

Monday, July 03, 2006

THE CAUSE OF THE FALL

Adam said, "Yes, dear."

THE FIX:

"Yes, Lord."

Friday, June 30, 2006

WHAT IF?

What if every Christian were thirsty?
John 7:37-39

What if every Christian were obedient?
Acts 1:8

Luke 11:9-13

What if Christian's stopped saying, "That is not my calling?"

What if?

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

FULLFILLED PROPHESY?

II Timothy 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

Are the "comfort zone" churches a fullfillment of this predioctiion?

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

THE "AMERICAN DREAM."

The illusion is we can manage our own affairs apart from being
"one nation, under God."

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

"I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY....."

Are those that sing, "I love To Tell The Story" is it telling THE story or A story?

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

A CHURCH'S SPIRITUAL MATURITY

To find out a church congregation's spiritual maturity, just notice what the Pastor doesn't dare to preach about.

PRIDE

Pride got Satan kicked out of Heaven. It can keep us from getting in.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT

Jesus needed it.
The Apostals needed it.
The disciples needed it.
Saint Paul needed it.
The early church needed it.
Jesus commanded it.
It proved the resurrrection..
Without it the early church would have died out.
The Southern Baptists and other say it passed away.
Hundreds of millions have received it.
How to go for it.
http://69.6.236.221/baptism2.htm

Friday, March 03, 2006

DISCIpLESHIP

Theologian's footnotes do not make disciples -- it takes footprints.

SPACE EXPLORATION

Man's modern Tower of Babel.

Monday, February 20, 2006

THE BIG PICTURE

The secular is a poor frame of reference for the divine. So Jesus sent the power of the Holy Spirit to give us the big picture.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

THE WORldLY CHURCH

At the rapture, the worldy church will be left in the lurch.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

THE RAPTURE

It is when the nominational churches get rid of the competition.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

WILLINGNESS

What we do for God is onnly limited by our unwillingness to do what He tells us. For exampLe . Acts 1:8

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

A LIFE GOD REWARDS

Bruce Wilkinson has written a book entitled,"A Life God Rewards."
I loaned a copy to three people, including a Passtor. All three rejected the concept as being self-seeking. Although God may be scrapiing the bottom of the barrel of His riches as an incetive,thre are those who are not doing what it takes, for whatever reason, to earn the reward.

Monday, January 23, 2006

THE "MODERN CHURCH."

The previous references to the "modern church" had in mind those churches that have fnallen away from the early church's Pentecosal teaching and practice.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

CESSATION'S

Sessationism is the doctrine that teaches the gifts of Holy Spirit passed away with the early church. The non-Charismatic/Pentecostal churchescdould not care less. Id this the great apostacy or "fallong away?

Monday, January 16, 2006

ThE DIVINE TRIP

The baptism ion the Holy Spirit will send a Christian on a a divine trtip but most trip over it.