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Kingdom Issues In 2003, Robert D. Pace was interviewed by the Evangel magazine, the Official...

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Mark E. Hardgrove Matthew 7:24-27 INTRODUCTION This particular parable is included in a series of...

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People are excited about their team claiming the World Cup. While that’s great, ultimately, only...

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Pulpit Today Sermon Opening Closed Doors Revelation 3:8 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Illustration)...

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Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Edited by Robert D. Pace In a...

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Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Thanksgiving...

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CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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Dr. Mark Hardgrove Joshua 21:42-45 INTRODUCTION Reading these lists, whether it is a genealogical...

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Robert D. Pace Dynamic Messengers are rare, but desperately needed! They are prophetic people that...

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace THE BEAUTY OF THE RIGHTEOUS God’s love for trees is evident in...

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This is a profound look at the lineage of Jesus from Robert D Pace's feature-length DVD "The...

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Chronology of Holy Week Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into...

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Robert D. Pace How to Overcome Temptation Genesis 22:1--14 Life is full of temptations and tests....

POWER OVER SIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMON by Robert D Pace POWER OVER SIN Opening Remarks (Humor) Everyone wants mastery...

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THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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Robert D. Pace Human nature drives people to succeed. While the pursuit of human achievement is a...

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MEN AS ANGELS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 22:30 It’s almost inconceivable that the Bible would...

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Robert D. Pace 1 Corinthians 10:1-5 The study of clouds in Scripture is fascinating. Most...

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Robert D. Pace During the Vietnam War, a West Point graduate marshaled a group of new recruits...

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CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

Robert D. Pace Conquering the Spirit of Containment Genesis 12:1--3 Abraham is one of Scripture’s...

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"Professor" William C. Linn Guest Contributor Napoleon was exiled twice in his life. His first...

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MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace An attribute of God is any quality or characteristic that is...

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Robert D Pace Biblically “Woke”! Matthew 1:24 says, “When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of...

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Dr Mark Hardgrove Matthew 3:1-6 INTRODUCTION In Luke chapter 1, verses 1-15 we read of the miracle...

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  PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace THE INCARNATION OF JESUS JOHN 1:1-4; 14 Introduction...

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 11:22-24 Mark 11:22-24 Most people are familiar with the...

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 2:1--11 (Illustration) For many years the cinema and...

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Joshua 6:1-5 This is a tremendous story of triumph that Joshua...

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks (Quote) A USA Today poll found that only...

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THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

Robert D. Pace Colossians 2:13--15 If you’re familiar with the world’s major religions you know...

They Forgot the Works of the Lord!

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 78:11 From whichever version of the Bible you read, Psalm...

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace Other than the Bible, no book claims to present the actual words of...

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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Your Call to Rulership in Life

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Communion Devotional Robert D. Pace World War II left London ravaged by Nazi bombs. The artillery...

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Shortly after Donald J. Trump was sworn-in to office, the Lord impressed me that much prayer would...

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PULPIT TODAY SERMON By Robert D Pace   “All Things Work Together For Your Good!” Romans 8:28...

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Pulpit Today Sermons How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders And Why it's Important for Christians...

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

Robert D. Pace For centuries, ministers have preached the message of Christ’s Return to earth, but...

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THE LION’S ROAR!

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THE GLORY OF GOD

Robert D Pace The Glory of God Revelation 21:22--24 (This is Part 1 of two messages on The Glory...

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

Robert D. Pace Practicing the Peace of God I want to begin our lesson with a question. Which...

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 1:12 (Illustration) I was twenty-three, had...

CHRISTIANITY IN THE MARKETPLACE – DOES IT BELONG THERE?

Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:14-16 Awhile back I heard an alarming report on James Dobson’s, “Focus on...

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

Robert D. Pace Isaiah's Prophecy Fulfilled! In Isaiah 41, the Bible discloses an odd prophecy...

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Jesus Christ Heals! Acts 9:31--35 Robert D. Pace If you opened the medicine...
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The Days of Noah . . . RETURN! by Robert D Pace Moses’ staff parts the Red Sea. Manna falls in the...

THANKSGIVING LIVING

God has given us boundless opportunities to exhibit gratitude? So much so, that these endless occasions present, “Thanksgiving without Borders!” Each step we take provides another opportunity to bless the Lord. I’m thankful that God has blessed mankind with medical and scientific  breakthroughs unknown to civilization back to Adam.

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 10:30-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan is the most...

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace One-Word...

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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A Workman Unashamed

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove INTRODUCTION I realize that the phrase referring to “a workman . . ....

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

Dr. Mark Hardgrove Philippians 4:11-13 INTRODUCTION When I was in high school wrestling, my coach...

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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THE WEAKNESS OF ANGELS, THE POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:5-8 The nature of angels is intriguing. When you...

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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PARDON ME!

In Psalm 32, David proclaims the blessedness of the one whose sins are forgiven. And he does this in a unique way. He uses three expressions for sin and then employs three expressions of God’s pardon for sin. Here’s what I mean: David called one category of sins transgressions, which indicates “rebellion against God”; another he simply called sin, which describes “knowingly missing the mark”; and the third category he called iniquity, which speaks of a “vile perversion.” Those terms cover the entire gamut of our sinfulness—major and minor. But then after showing us three categories of sin he uses three expressions to show how God pardons our sins:

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HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

  Robert D Pace The Mystery of the Anointing 1 Peter 4:10--11 I want everyone here to say the...

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace A Study of Divine Healing The following study is an outline...

A KING AMONG MEN

Robert D. Pace In ancient days, Persia was governed by a benevolent, loving king. In order to...

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PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Acts 9:10-19 Which great Christian do you admire? Which Bible...

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

The Wonder of Knowing God Philippians 3:7--11 Robert D. Pace It is said that St. Augustine, of the...

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

Pulpit Today Messages by Carl Worline The following article provides an insightful description of...

WHAT ABOUT THE “WRATH OF GOD”?

Robert D. Pace The book of Revelation describes the last days as a time when the "wrath of God" is...

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS 1 Peter 2:9 Introduction There’s never been a group of people comparable to...

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

Robert D. Pace When a Christian is Vulnerable 1 Corinthians 10:12 (Illustration) It was a frigid...

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT Opening Remarks Our Scripture text...

THE FEAR OF THE LORD

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IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

Is it Worth it to Serve the Lord? Robert D. Pace Malachi 3:13--16 Malachi, whose name means...

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace NICODEMUS It’s About Regeneration! Opening Remarks I want to...

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LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

Robert D. Pace The Year of the Lord’s Favor The Impartation of Privilege While this message does...

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

"Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace The Prophets of Scripture...

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Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 16:16-34 INTRODUCTION This particular account takes us out of the...

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Pulpit Today Sermons Partnership with God Robert D Pace Introductory Remarks Throughout Scripture,...

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace How would you like to wear a crown today? You can! And we will...

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Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Born with the...

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace (This message is presented in Outline form, describing numerous...

Speak Lord, But is it Really You?

Of all experiences that exhilarate people, chief among them is when God speaks directly to the human soul. One inspired word to a thirsty, hungry traveler can refresh and sustain more than a thousand meals. It was Elijah who heard God’s instruction to “rise and eat” that received nourishment to navigate 285 miles for the following forty days

CORPORATE ACCLAMATION

Pulpit Today Sermon The following Corporate Acclamation was prayerfully written by Robert D Pace...

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

This is an excerpt from Robert D Pace's feature-length DVD, "The Scriptures, The Savior and...

GOD’S APPOINTED TIME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 4:4--7 I want to speak to you on the subject, “God’s...

THE DECISION OF MOSES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace A newly married couple decided how they would make their...

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT HEAVEN

Pulpit Today Sermons Questions and Answers about Heaven (Parts 1 & 2) John 14:1—3 by Robert D...

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE LAST DAYS

What makes the Last Days unique? As the Prophets and Apostles described them, they included dark sayings, foreboding warnings, and coded messages. Did you know that the dispensation known as the Last Days has a definite starting point? But equally important, Jesus and the Apostles embedded a dynamic “Call to Action” to Christians for these days that must not be ignored! Additionally, there is a primary message, along with an overriding objective, for all people to recognize. Finally, the Bible includes a preset day of termination for the Last Days.

YOU CAN KNOW!

Pulpit Today Sermons How to Know the Bible is true; Jesus is the Messiah;And Salvation is Yours! 1...

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

Pulpit Today Sermon THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 2:8--9 Robert D. Pace Years ago a...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

Robert D. Pace From man’s perspective “time” is uncontrollable. Even with all the advances of...

GOD AT WORK

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THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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Book Review: How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

Mark E. Hardgrove, PhD I recently received a book entitled How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary...

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Can You Walk With God? Exodus 40:17‑19; 33--34 Introduction...

THE FLOATING AXE HEAD

Robert D. Pace The Floating Axehead 2 Kings 6:1--7 Introduction Whatever else can be said about...

LET THE REDEEMED OF THE LORD SAY SO

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The Bible is clear: There’s a pronounced command for an...

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I. Types of Fasts Fasting can be broadly characterized in...

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Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Open your Bibles to 1 Timothy 4 and let’s...

WHAT IS ADVENT?

By Dennis Bratcher Advent is the beginning of the Church Year for most churches in the Western...

How Then Shall We Live?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace How Then Shall We Live? A Christian's Response to Days of...

Battle of Gog and Magog

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THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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By Robert D. Pace For centuries, ministers have preached the message of Christ’s Return to earth....

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The Inherent Power of Believers My message today is entitled:...

HE WHO SITS ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I want to preach to you on the subject: He Who Sits Above the...

PREPARE THE WAY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 1:1-8 John the Baptist was no psychologist but he...

THE SONG OF MOSES

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Exodus 15:1-2 The Song of Moses is the first anthem recorded in...

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

Robert D. Pace Nik Wallenda, a seventh generation funambulist, continues his acrobatics. He's a...

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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I Want To Be Happy, But I Don’t Know How

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 12:13-21 (Illustration) A young executive pulled his new...

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jesus knew the...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Isaiah 28:23-26 God addressed Israel clearly and pointedly in...

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  Robert D Pace Hosanna! Passover. It was the week Christ was born to confront. Everything...

An Excellent Example of Leadership

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 7:1-10 INTRODUCTION I lived in Maine for several years while I was...

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:31‑35 Today, I want us to focus our attention on Jesus...

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Noah's Impossible Assignment Genesis 6:9-22 Five chapters had...

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Imagine the perfect Endtime strategy designed to dispirit Christians and turn them from their...

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Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace The turmoil that America is experiencing is nothing new. It is...

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Vision of Coming Revival to America by Robert D Pace (Some years back, the Lord gave me a vision...

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre Scripture Remarks John 20:21 If you could concoct a...

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Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace [AUTHOR’S NOTATION: The...

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Nothing more is known of Jabez other than...

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Robert D. Pace Years ago, a pastor related the story of a father, son, and friend sailing off the...

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-17 For several weeks, I planned a different message...

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Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The book of...

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Robert D. Pace

Luke 2:13-20

The Bible discloses two groups of people that journeyed to see Jesus in the Christmas story—shepherds and Wise Men. In a moment, we will investigate their trips, but first . . .

(Illustration) Do you remember those family vacations that took you hundreds of miles from home? Weren’t they exciting? Plans were made, the days were counted before leaving, at the last minute you packed, and everyone piled into the car. Then there were all the personalities that converged into that vehicle! From the moment the trip started, one child was asking dad to estimate how long the trip would take and another was lamenting how hungry he/she was and when they could stop to eat. And there’s always one child that doesn’t want anything to do with traveling. This person is the family’s designator pouter whose idea of happiness is to spend every night at home. And then there’s mom. Mom did all the planning, preparing, and packing so she just wants to take a tranquilizer, crawl in the trunk, and wake up when they arrive. Those trips were fun, weren’t they? When we take trips, there’s always a risk that things can go wrong; terribly wrong!

There’s the chance that our dream vacations could turn into nightmares.

The beachfront condo that the brochure promised turns out to be unfit for a rat.

That mountain-view, get-away chalet you rented turns out to be a leaky, wooden, shack.

Then there are times when you leave on a trip and the car breaks down, or your money is stolen, or the keys are lost.

Has anybody here had to deal with misfortune on a trip? When it came to traveling my grandfather, who was a pastor, was the master of misfortune. He was born in 1901, and for years he rarely took an extended trip without having a flat tire. My mother told me that on one trip between Tampa and Atlanta he stopped to repair sixteen flat tires. Thank goodness for steel belt radial tires!

(Illustration) My grandfather not only pastored, he raised farm animals. One Christmas he decided to give his brother some pork. His brother lived 500 miles away, so it took some creativity to deliver that pork in the form of a live pig. My granddaddy constructed a wooden crate, inserted the hog, and then fastened the crate to the front of his car. Unfortunately, a severe cold-front moved in during that trip and the pig froze to death on the highway. But there was always next year. The following Christmas my granddad strapped a crate onto the rear of his vehicle. Again, the hog met its fate . . . from exhaust fumes!

(Transition) Let’s get back to our Christmas Story. Thankfully, these travelers of the First Century that sought out the Christ-child had better fortune. First, there were shepherds that visited our Lord.

The Shepherds

Luke says as these shepherds watched their flocks during the night, the glory of God shined all around them. Now can you imagine that? It’s pitch black and then, suddenly, everything around them is illuminated! Then an angel appears and announces that the awaited Savior of the world has been born and is lying in swaddling clothes in a manger in Bethlehem. But it’s still not over. Besides this angelic messenger and the glory of God that is all around them, a vast, multitude of angels appears praising God, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests” (2:13).

The shepherds looked at one another and decided there was one recourse: “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about. And they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger” (2:15-16).

I want you to note how Luke expressed the shepherds’ response: They “hurried off” to see Christ. There was no wasted time! The Chief Shepherd had appeared and they wanted to see Him. So they left their flocks and rushed to Bethlehem where they worshiped the Lord.

Why Did the Shepherds Leave their Flocks?

Why would the Shepherds rush off and leave their flocks? Were their actions derelict? Who would protect their flocks from predators? It seems somewhat irresponsible to leave their flocks, but let’s investigate this.

Imagine yourself as one of those shepherds. How would you respond had you seen the midnight sky radiate with God’s glory and then heard millions of angels praising God? Would you refuse to leave your flock once after witnessing these supernatural sights and hearing the angel command you to visit the Savior of Bethlehem? The answer is obvious. Had you or I been a shepherd, nothing could have prevented us from rushing to Bethlehem!

You see, when God breaks upon your life with undeniable certainty and reveals His plans, nothing should stand in your way of obeying Him. When it is apparent God has revealed an urgent plan, even our mandatory obligations must be altered to comply with God’s work.

Once more, when God asks for your attention, it is imperative to give it to Him. He is Almighty God and worthy of any request He makes. God is jealous. And He is the only person who is justified in His jealousy. Have you ever wondered how God can be perfect and yet jealous? Why He can forbid us from allowing jealousy to grip our lives, but it’s okay for Him? Let me explain.

(Illustration) A sports superstar may be the best in his particular profession. But he is never justified for being jealous of other athletes. That’s because no athlete has a monopoly on playing their sport. Since 1776 more than 43 men have served as US President. But no President has secured a monopoly on the Presidency. Elections are convened every 4 years. However, God is justified for His jealousy! That’s because God has a monopoly on being God! He has always been the Sovereign Lord of the Universe and He always will be. None is His equal. Thus, God desires all men to worship Him, praise Him, and commit to Him.

By the way, I believe when those Shepherds left their flocks without their attention, God Himself providentially protected those animals. They were never more safe than the night God Himself cared for them.

(Transition) That describes the trip the Shepherds made, now let’s investigate the trip of the Magi.

The Trip of the Magi

The Magi from the East arrived in Israel through the guidance of a star. Upon arriving, they asked: “where is the one who has been born king of the Jews” (Matthew 2:2)? Matthew said Herod and all of Jerusalem were disturbed by the news that a king had been born. I want you to note that: “all of Jerusalem was disturbed by the news.” With the religious and political systems in place, the Birth of Christ, the King, unsettled the entire body of Jerusalem. That’s why Herod quizzed the Wise Men: “Tell me about this star. When did it appear? I too desire to worship Him.” Herod’s plan wasn’t to worship Christ; it was to kill Him!

Thus, the angel warned the Magi of Herod’s deception after presenting Christ with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Being “Wise Men,” they heeded the angel’s warning and rerouted their journey home. If it were possible, Herod would have murdered the Magi along with Christ. Moreover, the trip of the Magi, just as the Shepherds, had its risks.

I want to point out the disposition of the Wise Men:

1. The Magi Listened.

Somehow, they heard God’s voice and His message to follow the star. I haven’t totally determined how they knew to begin their journey and which method they employed to follow the star. All I know is: They somehow discerned God’s voice!

2. The Magi Obeyed! They not only recognized their mission; they obeyed. And nothing they encountered could turn them back.

3. The Wise Men Watched. They looked to the heavens and saw the star that led them to Christ. And it’s always appropriate to keep an upward look as we live for the Lord.

4. The Magi Persisted. They faithfully searched for the Lord until they found Him. Nothing prevented them from turning from their course until their destination was met.

5. The Wise Men Worshiped. They made great sacrifice in giving Christ gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

And consider their reward: These Shepherds and Wise Men saw the King of kings and Lord of lords! They stood before the Savior of the world and worshiped Him face-to-face. They touched the face of Emmanuel, the “Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, Mighty God, and Prince of Peace.”

It would have been a grand privilege to see Christ as a Man among men 2000 years ago, but we can’t go back in time. But there’s another trip you can make. It’s the most important voyage you will take. It’s your journey into eternity. Everyone here is headed toward one of two places: Heaven or Hell. And you make preparation for Heaven by inviting Christ into your heart. If you haven’t accepted Christ as Savior, do so today.

Most people gathered here are Christians. You’ve touched Christ “by faith,” and travelled the highway to heaven for years. Along the way, like the Magi, you have dealt with obstacles. You have repaired flat tires, searched for lost keys, made wrong turns, or perhaps even wrecked. Maybe unscrupulous people, like Herod, tried to subvert your trip. But somehow, by God’s grace, you didn’t turn back. You’re still moving forward. Let me assure you of something: When you arrive at your destination, you will instantly discover the journey was worth it!

Folks, we aren’t going to Bethlehem; we’re going to Heaven. We aren’t going to see the “Babe in a manger”; our trip is to see the King of kings and Lord of lords. And unlike the shepherds and Magi, our journey will be no temporary visit. We are moving toward our eternal destination! Don’t get sidetracked. Stay the course. God’s plan is to bring us safely to Heaven’s shore.

(Transition)
Now for some final words about our journey.

Conclusion

Folks, we aren’t going to Bethlehem; we’re going to Heaven. We aren’t going to see the “Babe in a manger”; our trip is to see the “King of kings and Lord of lords.” And unlike the shepherds and Magi, our journey will be no temporary visit. We are moving toward our eternal destination! So don’t get sidetracked. Stay the course. God’s plan is to bring us safely to Heaven’s shore. And when we arrive, the words of David in Psalm 16:11 will find fulfillment when he says: “You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore” [ESV].

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