A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

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 OASIS OF WORSHIP

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Revelation 14:6-7 (Illustration) We live in a unique sphere of...

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Jesus was surrounded by...

The Comfort of Communion

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

Devotionals for Personal or Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Johann von Dannecker was the famed...

Born Again But No “Charismatic-type” Christian

Robert D. Pace It was not unusual for me to tune-in to the Rush Limbaugh Show, but this day was...

VANQUISHING FEAR

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Revelation 1:17-18 Today’s subject is universal in...

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

(Verse-by-verse Teaching) The Parousia of Christ And the Appearance of the Antichrist 2...

JESUS IS ALIVE!

Jesus is Alive! Robert D. Pace Matthew 28:1--10 (Illustration) Perhaps you've heard this familiar...

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D Pace Blessings of Waiting on the Lord Psalm 27:13—14 I want to start...

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons DIVINE ENTRAPMENT Robert D. Pace Job 1:8-10 The book of Job issues incredible...

Supersign of Prophecy

  The Supersign of Prophecy The Final Countdown by Robert D Pace The best way to help prepare...

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

Why the Manna Stopped Robert D. Pace Joshua 5:10--12 For forty years the Israelites awakened with...

Are You Ready for Jesus

Mark E. Hardgrove John 11:45-53 INTRODUCTION Are you ready for Jesus to move in your life? Before...

HOW TO PRAY AN HOUR AND MAKE IT SEEM 15 MINUTES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks In Matthew 6 Jesus disclosed the prayer of the...

Russia Ukraine and the Coming Tribulation

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace The Russia-Ukraine War Is the Tribulation is Near? Introduction...

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks When Scripture says Man is “created in God’s...

THE LION’S ROAR!

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace The Lion’s...

THE RIGHT CHOICE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Proverbs 2:1-8 (Illustration) William was sixteen when he left...

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS  Robert D. Pace Hebrews 4:1-11 (Illustration) Some years ago, two artists...

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace In the near future, the...

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace How to Obtain Blessed Assurance People often face inner...

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

Prophetic Insight Robert D. Pace The safety of mankind is at stake! Isis, Al-Qaeda, Hamas,...

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

Robert D. Pace THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU Luke 11:11--13 Before His ascension into Heaven Jesus...

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 14:6 Introduction For years, Smith Barney has said: “We...

A Voice in the Wilderness

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

WHAT NEVER HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

Let’s journey back several thousand years to Jerusalem during Passover week. This was the holiest of the seven Hebrew festivals that attracted thousands of worshipers. Some traveled hundreds of miles to attend this celebration in the religious capital of the world—Jerusalem. What a sight it must have been! For seven days the Priests appeared in their royal apparel, led the people in worship, offered sacrifices, and blew shofars (2 Chronicles 30:21). Everything was leading to the Day of Atonement when the High Priest would present the blood of a Passover lamb for the people’s sins. Not only was Jerusalem sightly its aroma was pungent.

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Romans 5:1-5 Charles Dickens wrote the book, A Tale of Two...

THE VOICE OF GOD TODAY

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:1-4 Does God speak to modern man? If so, how? For...

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

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

PURCHASE APOCALERT DIRECTLY FROM OWNER

APOCALERT .com  (&) .org For Sale from Owner! Contact Robert D. Pace for asking price....

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

Pulpit Today Sermon ENOCH'S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:5 It’s strange that an...

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

Mark E. Hardgrove PhD, DMin Genesis 15:22-23 INTRODUCTION: There is no denying the importance of,...

THINGS TO REMEMBER

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Ephesians 2:11-13 A sermon dealing with what should be...

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT! 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 The Bible...

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 2:34-36 The lordship of Jesus Christ is one of...

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

Robert D. Pace THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED! Hebrews 4:12 Hebrews 4:12 uses powerful phraseology to...

How Then Shall We Live?

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

Your Times are in God's Hands Robert D. Pace Psalm 31:14--15 From the beginning, God ordained time...

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime"   Robert D. Pace In recent days, it...

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

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...

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

  The Purpose of Visions Robert D. Pace Job 33:14–18 God has blessed Christians with two types of...

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...

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace “According to the Pattern” I typically open my message by...

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

Securing the Favor of God Robert D. Pace Introduction (Definition) In its simplest terms, divine...

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 78:11 As the Endtime draws nearer the needs of mankind...

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace PulpitToday.org Luke 5:1-7 Today’s society places much...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS ROBERT D PACE   From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything...

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

Prayer is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to God. They...

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 20:21 If peace could be packaged and marketed sales would...

YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS AND OTHER BIBLE FORMULAS THAT DON’T WORK

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 16:7-11 Our generation has a formula for whatever need...

THE CALL OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace PulpitToday.org Opening Remarks Today we will examine the life...

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

SaviorsChurch.com (&) .org For Sale Directly from Owner Contact Robert D. Pace for asking...

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Television commercials are aimed at convincing the public...

EndtimeAlerts for Sale

EndtimeAlerts .com Is for Sale! Contact Robert D. Pace for asking price.   [forminator_form...

GOD IS WITH YOU!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Judges 6:1-10 A while back a man heard an alarming rush hour...

I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

  Robert D Pace I Will Show You Great and Unsearchable Things Jeremiah 33:1--3 Opening Remarks I...

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Zechariah 9:9-17 In Zechariah’s days a king’s arrival was...

THE FLOATING AXE HEAD

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

YOUR POWER TO DISCERN THE DAYS

Pulpit Today Sermons Your Power to Discern the Days Matthew 16:1–3 by Robert D Pace Jesus was...

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Genesis 1:1 (While this is a standalone message, it can also...

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH FAITH?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:1-6 Faith is a premier aspect of the Kingdom of...

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

THE BEAUTY OF THE RIGHTEOUS

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

Pulpit Today Sermon Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist by Robert D Pace My topic today is...

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace There is a...

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:13-14 What others say about us is important. The...

AN ALTAR INVITATION

Robert D. Pace "THE BOOKS" An Altar Invitation The Bible speaks of two books being opened at the...

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

The Endtime Mystery of "The Days Shall be Shortened" Robert D. Pace Jesus often spoke of the...

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

Robert D. Pace The ushers have distributed the sacraments, no let us prepare our hearts to engage...

EndTime Alerts For Sale

EndtimeAlert.com or EndtimeAlerts.com For Sale from Owner! Contact Robert D. Pace for asking...

Biblically Woke!

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

Robert D. Pace Psalm 113:3 Consumer confidence is an important factor in maintaining a prosperous...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

TEAR IT DOWN! Jeremiah 1:4--10 Robert D. Pace Before converting to Christ, Christians are at best...

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

A KING AMONG MEN

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

Robert D. Pace The boast of the Laodicean Church was, “I am rich!” (Revelation 3:17) Gloating over...

THE LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

Should Christians Support Israel’s Rights to the "Holy Land"? Robert D. Pace In recent years, the...

COMPASSION IN ACTION

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 9:35-38 What is Compassion? Let’s get to the heart of...

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 7:24-27 The Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of Seven...

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

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

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...

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1...

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Private and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Luke 5, the...

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

THE GARDENER

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace God’s work on...

The Publican and the Pharisee

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS >Robert D. Pace Luke 18:9-14 (Humor) A minister received a Christmas card...

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace Each year more...

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace When reading this account of the man with the withered hand...

THE BIBLICAL PURPOSE OF EARTHQUAKES

Pulpit Today Sermons MegaQuake! The Biblical Purpose of Earthquakes by Robert D Pace Earthquakes...

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Acts 9:10-19 I find it interesting that God assured Ananias, a...

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace JEHOVAH-NISSI The Lord My Banner Exodus 17:8—16 The Amalekites...

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

Robert D. Pace It begins with deception—mass, unbridled deception! It is the infamous Endtime...

Water Baptism: A Post Conversion Experience

KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace Water baptism, in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a...

APOCALERTS OF THE ENDTIME: How God Shows the World Its Days are Numbered

Pulpit Today Sermons APOCALERTS OF THE ENDTIME: How God Shows the World Its Days are Numbered...

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Deliverance Over Strongholds Luke 11:14--22 (Definition) What...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

HOLY SMOKE! WHERE’S THE FIRE?

Robert D. Pace HOLY SMOKE! WHERE'S THE FIRE? 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the...

JESUS: GOD & MAN

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Teaching Outline The nature of Jesus Christ has been debated...

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

Five Provisions of Christ’s Blood Revelation 12:11 Robert D. Pace Introduction My text is from the...

Son of David, Son of God

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

OPTIMIZING YOUR DESTINY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Optimizing Your Destiny Robert D Pace Everybody has a destiny. So much so,...

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace The Second Coming of Jesus...

THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS Isaiah 9:6--7 Christ’s birth in...

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Jesus Christ Heals! Acts 9:31--35 Robert D. Pace If you opened the medicine...

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

Robert D. Pace The story is told of a dying girl whose only hope was to receive blood from someone...

RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

Pulpit Today Sermons RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them! Introduction The reason I’m addressing red...

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Scientists call the Second...

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

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...

FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Harbinger) Some years ago, I found myself...

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

The pillars of Christianity are under attack! From within and without Christians are witnessing an...

The Power of Life and Death

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace One of today’s...

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

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...

Your Call to Rulership in Life

Robert D. Pace Your Call to Rulership Revelation 3:21 Jesus said in Revelation 3:21, “he that...

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...

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

Guarding Your Soul and the Souls of Others

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, or everything...

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

by Robert D. Pace In recent weeks, Hamas has launched thousands of rockets into Israel, yet...

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Ephesians 5:15-17 The Bible is a prophetic book that discloses...

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Hosea 1:1 opens with these...

BOUNDARIES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 16:15-16 I want to talk about “boundaries.” Maybe you’re...

Mountaintop Worship

Dr. Mark E. Hardgrove Genesis 22:5-25 INTRODUCTION When you think of worship, what comes to mind?...

ALL MY FOUNTAINS ARE IN YOU

Moses had completed his 40-year mission of guiding the Israelites through the wilderness, now the Promised Land was but a few steps away. Canaan was 60% desert, with approximately two-million Jews ready to inherit it, but what good would this land be without water? So before the Israelites took one step into their inheritance, Moses combined God’s promise to grant them land with his promise to grant them water: “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills” (Dt.8:7). I have a question: How could God possibly fulfill this promise when Canaan was 60% desert? Where were these “brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out”? God answered this question in Isaiah. . . .

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Ephesians 6:17-18 In Christ’s day few men demonstrated a...

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 26:18-19 (Illustration) Andrew Carnegie was once asked...

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

POINT OF INSPIRATION: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Many people...

WHO OWNS WHAT?

Robert D. Pace Who Owns What Luke 19:28--35 At times, Jesus borrowed things to emphasize important...

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hell. The word suggests an eternal abode that is void of God,...

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS   George Meuller   A Teaching Outline by George Mueller (1805-1898)...

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Irrefutable Realities Psalm 111:7--9   It is said that...

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks In Christ’s Day, the word...

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Alone in my house, I...

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

Robert D. Pace "Jesus was a Palestinian!" That’s now the official pronouncement of the Palestinian...

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU 3 John 2 John was the apostle...

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian 2 Corinthians 13:5...

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

  Robert D Pace conducts "Discern the Days Prophecy Conferences" throughout America. The...

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Exodus 20:1-6 It seems almost foreign to Americans that...

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship The Divine Consciousness of...

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Peter 1:2-4 Introduction (Illustration) Years ago, in...

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Exodus 20:7 The chief concern of the third of the Ten...

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

GOD AT WORK

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Many people, whether they are...

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Zechariah 1:14-17 Zechariah prophesied at the end of Israel’s...

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Pulpit Today Sermons   "Can You Hear Me Now? John 18:1--11 by Robert D Pace Most people don’t...

“PATHSPERITY”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 14:8‑17 “Pathsperity” is a play on words. I’ve...

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

  THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE Robert D Pace Have you ever wondered or asked whether Jesus is the...

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-14 When the general populace describes Christmas they...

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.

LAW OF REVELATION (Part 2) “The Principle of Connection”

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D Pace (This is part 2 of The Law...

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Matthew 18:21-35 Forgiveness is a word we both love and hate....

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

THE FEAR OF THE LORD

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INTRODUCTION

This particular parable is included in a series of parables that Jesus used to warn against false prophets, false faith, and false hope. In verses 15 through 20 Jesus warns us of false prophets who outwardly look like sheep, but inwardly are ravenous wolves seeking only to devour the sheep. The clue to discerning true prophets from false prophets is to observe whether they produce good fruit, or bad fruit, that is to say, character matters.

Then in verses 21 through 23 Jesus tells us that Jesus will not simply accept everyone who has been out doing religious works, even if it appears that they have been successful by all outward standards. Some will have been so busy doing religious stuff that they never took the time to get to know the very One they claim to serve. The response of Jesus to these, whose hopes were built upon their works and not upon their relationship with Christ, will be, “Depart, I never knew you.”

Our text is a familiar parable that Jesus spoke in order to illustrate that only those who hear and do His Word will be able to stand when the storms of life assail.

Look at the text; two types of people are being lifted up for examination. Notice first the similarities between these two people: Both heard the words of Jesus, both built houses, and both houses experienced a storm. And next, note the differences: One obeyed the words the other did not and one house stood while the other fell.

Friends, we are living in a stormy time and we are never promised exemption from these storms simply because we are believers. It will rain on the just and the unjust. These are stormy times for all people. Unemployment is up and the stock market is down. Inflation is beginning to creep up while profit margins are going down. CEO’s and businessmen, leading some of the world’s largest companies, have swindled billions of dollars to line their pockets while the retirement plans of plain old folks like us are in jeopardy. Terrorists took down the two most prominent monuments to American ingenuity and power, as well as driving a deadly blow to the very headquarters of our defense department. The world is a rockin’ and in these times of uncertainty, these times when the winds and waves of change beat against the church, against our homes and our communities, we’d better be sure what we have built our faith upon.

I THE WORLD IS ROCKIN’

We are living in a time of cataclysmic change. Here in America we are being challenged with changes of such dimensions and significance that the very survival of the nation is in question. These aren’t just changes in fashions or fads, the changes I’m talking about represent a cultural earthquake that threatens to bring down everything that is not built upon the Rock Christ Jesus. Let’s briefly consider some of these changes:

1. We are living in the middle of the most significant racial and cultural changes American has ever known. It is called the “browning of America.” In Rockdale County alone, the racial and cultural shift has been dramatic. In the 1990 census European Americans made up 90 percent of the population. In the 2000 census European Americans were only 73 percent of the population, and if trends continue, by 2010 European Americans will barely represent over 50 percent. During the ten years between 1990 and 2000 the Hispanic population has grown by over 600 percent. Nationwide, it is expected that by the year 2040 European Americans will represent 54 percent of the population, Hispanics will be at 22 percent and African Americans will constitute 15 percent.

The browning of America represents not just a racial change, but also a cultural change. We are changing from a distinctly European/British culture to one that will reflect more of a Latin American influence. Like it not, embrace it or reject it, the browning of America is already underway and the trend will not be reversed. By the time my grandchildren are entering the workforce they had better be able to speak both English and Spanish or they probably will not get a job.

2. The second cultural earthquake is a change in attitudes of Americans with regard to safety issues. We used to think that two oceans were enough to buffer us from any real acts of war or terror against our country. Now we know that this isn’t true. A group of men lead by a despotic leader from a third world country, struck at the heart of our nation. We all watched live on television when the walls came tumbling down. And since that day the world for Americans will never be the same. We now live with the constant threat of terrorist attacks on our nation.

3. A third earthquake is economic uncertainty. Not only did the World Trade Centers fall, but the stock market fell and has yet to get back up. However, the current source of the fall is not the act of the terrorists, but acts of greed, of deception and fraud. Sin is a reproach to any people and lying and stealing are still sins. Now we live in a time of economic uncertainty. People are losing jobs. In this church, people are losing jobs. There is a fear and anxiety etched into the brow of millions of working Americans who do not know if their once powerful company may be the next to fall. K-Mart, Enron, Worldcom . . . who will be next?

4. Fourth earthquake is in the realm of religion. This is a time when people are more willing to accept and embrace a hodge-podge of religious expressions. This is called syncretism and it is an eclectic approach to faith in which people feel free to simply pick and choose which parts of various religions they like and then to create a patchwork of personal preferences. The problem with this is that sometimes the very religious preferences that they stitch into this patchwork stands at fundamental odds with one another. It is almost like people are willfully ignorant of the fact that some of the things they believe are so totally incongruous with each other that it is like mixing oil and water. Yet in this time of political correctness and acceptance people are willing to simply put their brains on a shelf and just go with the flow.

These are four of the most pressing cultural changes that are occurring even as I speak. The culture we thought we knew and understood is melting beneath our feet and only time will tell what it will be replaced with, or if America will survive the earthquake. The wind is already blowing, and the waves are beating upon the house and this much is certain, without the Rock we are all destined to sink into the sands of change.

II IF YOU BUILD IN THE SAND, YOU WILL NOT STAND

The world is changing and in as few as forty years, one generation, from now the world will look very little like it does now. And there are only two options, build on the sand or build on the Rock and this choice will make all the difference to whether or not you survive with your faith intact. Let’s just address the cultural earthquakes that I’ve listed from the perspective of those who have built upon the sand.

1. For people who have build upon the sand, their response to racial and cultural diversity will be to retreat into the old tried and tired forms of racism and prejudice. Instead of embracing the people whom God is bringing to our doorsteps, people who are building on the sand will fall prey to fear and will fail to seize the opportunity to reach out from Jerusalem to Judea, Samarian and unto the uttermost parts of the world. Racism is not the answer. It will bury you in sin and your faith will fail because the Gospel of Jesus Christ is all about reaching beyond ourselves to embrace others.

2. If you’re building on the sand, then your response to issues of personal and national security will be to depend upon the government to be your shield and your sword. If you’re building on the sand, fear of terrorism will paralyze you and send you running from the very ones you should be reaching.

3. If you’re building on the sand, then your response to economic uncertainty will result in blaming God for financial setbacks, and withholding the tithes and offering that you once gave so readily. If we are placing our hope in our finances instead of in the Lord, then we are building on the sand and the first storm that comes along will leave us lying in the sand shaking our fists at God when we should stand fast, as Job did in his storm.

4. If you’re building on the sand, then your response to the religious syncretism that is going on around you will be to go with the flow. You’ll just read your horoscope, rub your crystals, come to church and pray at the altars. If you’re building on the sand you will be willing to embrace any type of spirituality as long as you perceive that it makes you feel good. You’ll feel fine praying to Mary in the morning, praying to Jesus at lunch, and engaging in a Buddhist chant for dinner. Yet this type of mixing of Baal and Yahweh never works; it only leads to judgment.

III STANDING ON THE ROCK

But thank God there is another option for the church in the time of trouble. There is a firm foundation, a sure standard, and an unmovable anchor for our faith. His name is Jesus.

We are in a time of cultural earthquakes. The wind is howling and the waves are beating against the faith of the church. But we don’t have to live in fear because we have not been given the spirit of fear, but of love, and of power and of a sound mind.

Here in Rockdale County we try to stay away from having to build our house on the rock, but when it comes to our house of faith, we’d better be sure that we’re building on the Rock. When our faith is built on the Rock, we will not fall. When our faith is built on the Rock we will keep our hand to the plow and our eyes on Jesus. When our faith is built on the Rock we can stand even if everything and everyone else around us falls.

1. In times of increasing diversity we need to remember that our race is not our rock. It’s not the color of our skin that will determine whether we stand or fall, but the red blood of Calvary that makes us one with the Rock and with one another.

Neither is our nationality our Rock. Nations rise and fall, but the church marches on. Empires have risen and fallen, but the church of Jesus Christ is still standing. The Rock is not our culture. It is not the European culture, or the African culture, or the Hispanic culture that is our Rock. The culture that will keep us on our feet when the world is tossing to and fro around us is the Christian culture.

It isn’t even democracy or capitalism that is our Rock. For over a generation communism was the rule in Russia. They tried to expunge God from the hearts and minds of people. But without a bullet being fired the iron curtain came down and after the dust cleared what they found was that there was a church in Russia, the communist party had failed and communist philosophy proved futile, but the church was still standing because the Rock is not the government or the political philosophy or even the constitution, the Rock is Christ Jesus as declared by the Word of God. Even if democracy fails, or capitalism goes the way of communism, there will still be Church.

2. In a time of terror and of uncertainty with regard to safety, people who have built their faith on the rock know that God is our sword and our shield, He is our strong-tower, our fortress and our help in a time of trouble. The songwriter said it like this: “Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee.”

Those who have built their house upon the Rock will not be forced into the shadows for fear of being seen. The church built on the Rock is like a city set on a hill that cannot be hid. The church build upon the Rock will declare Jesus without fear and without apology. The people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits. The people who have done all to stand, will stand. But we will only stand against the storms, we will only stand in times of social and cultural upheaval, if we’re standing on the Rock.

3. People who have build their faith upon the Rock will not wilt in times of economic uncertainty. We know who our source is. Our source is not Enron, or Worldcom, but our source is the Rock. It may be a journey through a wilderness. It may look bad all around us. But in the middle of this uncertainty there is a Rock and from that Rock the rivers of living water flow. If you have built your faith on the Rock, then we have the promise of provision even in times of poverty.

Let me tell you that the name of this Rock is Jehovah-Jirah, The God who Provides. “My God is more than enough, He’ll supply all my need, He is my El-Shaddai, He always takes care of me. Jehovah-Jirah, He is my Rock.” I don’t have to stop tithing or giving or blessing others, because I know Whom the source is and His supply will never run dry.

Companies may crumble. Stock markets may crash. Banks may fold. But if I’ve built our faith on the Rock, I’ll still be standing because my God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory!

4. Finally, people who have built their faith on the Rock are not looking to employ any other religious practices. He is the high and lofty One and beside Him, there is no other God. Hannah, the mother of Samuel sang a song that said, “Neither is there any Rock like our God.”

I don’t need to pray to anyone but God in the name of Jesus. I don’t need to pray in the name of a Saint, or in the name of Mary, or in the name Allah. All I need to do lift up the precious name of Jesus and all of heaven comes to a halt to hear what the need is. If I abide in Him, and His Word abides in me, I can ask what I will and I will receive it. What more is there? What other name? What other faith? What else do I need?

I don’t apologize for the fact that I believe Jesus is the way the truth and the life. I’m not trying to win a popularity contest with Jews, Hindus, or Muslims. Jesus is the door and anyone who comes any other way is a thief and a robber. I love the lost too much to sell them anything less than the truth that will set them free. I’m building my faith on the Rock and there is no other Rock like my God.

CONCLUSION

We live in a world that is rockin’ and if we are not standing on the Rock, then we will fail and fall. So what does it mean to say that we are building our house on the Rock? Does it mean that we just go to church and claim to be Christian? No. Jesus tells us that it is more than mental assent that He is looking for. He said the man who is building on the Rock is that man who hears and does His Word. Only those living in obedience to the Word of God, only those who are living out their faith by the words they speak, the lives they live and the deeds they do are building their house on the Rock and therefore only those people will be left standing after the mountains have tumbled into the sea.

What about it today? Have you built your faith, your spiritual house, upon the Rock Christ Jesus? Because what I see when I look back through the prophets of old, was that when the world was rockin’ was when God came knockin’.

Jesus said, in the Book of Revelation, a book that depicts the world in a time of cataclysmic chaos, a world rockin’ under the judgment of God:
20Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
21To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
22He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches. Rev 3:20-22

Mark Hardgrove