Many people will make New Year’s Resolutions this evening. Many people will commit to stop drinking or smoking or will commit to losing weight or similar resolutions. But I recently saw this chart and I thought that it’s a great idea. Save the number of dollars per week that match the week in the coming year. If you really do this, you could save nearly $1,400 by the end of 2015 and even it becomes too tough to save around $50 a week toward the end of the year, you still could realistically save around $1,000 in the coming year, by using this simple but effective method. Please see the chart below: [Read more…]
We just celebrated Christmas in remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus was born in a manger. He was fully God and fully man. He was Emmanuel – God in the flesh. We just celebrated Christmas and I dare say that most people probably don’t have a problem with Jesus in the manger. Who doesn’t love a cute little baby? [Read more…]
Yes, Jesus was born in a manger. He was fully God and fully man. He lived a sinless life and He suffered God’s wrath over sinners like you and me before He died a cruel death on the cross. He rose victoriously from the grave, defeating sin, death, Hell and Satan and He sits at the right hand of God the Father. He is the only Savior. Jesus is the King of kings. Have you come to Jesus? Have you repented and put your faith in Him? Are you saved? He is the risen Savior and His reign will no know end. Jesus will reign forever. Repent and believe the Gospel.
I talked to a pastor last month and he wanted to know if open-air preaching is the most effective way to reach people in America. He wasn’t belittling street preaching. This pastor was genuinely questioning and thinking about this as he asked the question out loud. This pastor is a former missionary. He has done open-air preaching himself, but never in America. He has seen people come to salvation right on the spot after hearing the Gospel proclaimed in the open, but again, that wasn’t here in America. His thought was that Americans have already heard the Gospel. So he truly wonders if it is the most effective method to reach Americans. [Read more…]
We are all running a race (whether we realize it or not). How will you finish? My friends and I come out here on Friday nights to share the glorious Gospel with you. We want to finish the race strong. We have surrendered our lives to Jesus Christ and we want to finish the race with a strong finish. We want to finish our time on this earth telling others about Jesus. I saw a picture of an old man the other day and he had pinned to his hat “Jesus Saves” and he’s standing out on a sidewalk holding his Bible up in the air. That’s the way I want to finish the race – strong for Jesus. [Read more…]
Christian: We say we want revival, but are we praying fervently for one? Are we confessing and forsaking our sins? Are we weeping over lost souls? Are we sharing the Gospel with those who are perishing?
The other day I was thinking about how I used to really like the band Tesla. (This is not an endorsement for the band. They cuss in many of their songs and some songs are inappropriate). But I remembered that I saw Tesla in concert about 10 years ago, literally just two blocks down the street. Then in 2008 they had a song called Just in Case. [Read more…]
Rich Hagen and I did open-air preaching at Missouri State University on December 1, 2014. I didn't know that Rich was recording us. A young man came up and talked to Rich while I was bringing a message, so he quit recording during the one to one, which is great. We want students to stop and talk to us. While Rich was preaching, another young man came up to me while I was handing out tracts and he said "you guys have to talk so loudly because your God is dying."
We do speak loudly so more people will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But God is not dying and God's not dead! Jesus died on the cross for guilty sinners like you and me, but he's not in the grave. He is risen. We serve a risen Savior and He's very much alive and He's seated at the right hand of God the Father, in Heaven. Do you know Him? Have you repented and put your faith in Jesus?
I want to start off tonight by reading Matthew 8:1-13: When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
2 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. [Read more…]