“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

Robert D. Pace Jesus often spoke of the Endtimes and the signs the people of that day would...

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING Malachi 3:10-12 Robert D. Pace (Illustration) Years ago, an express...

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

Pulpit Today Sermons Who is Jesus Christ? Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Illustration) A Pastor...

GOD AT WORK

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

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...

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Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Harbinger) Several years ago, the Lord spoke...

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

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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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POINT OF INSPIRATION DEVOTIONAL   Robert D. Pace In 800 BC Isaiah prophesied: “Unto us a...

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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...

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

  Robert D Pace Partnership with God Throughout Scripture, we see people that obtained unique...

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

A KING AMONG MEN

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

The Woman at the Well

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace John 4:4 10 One of our most difficult duties as Christians...

Battle of Gog and Magog

  Secrets of Israel’s Battle of Gog and Magog Ezekiel 38:14–16 by Robert D Pace The epic...

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...

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Corinthians 15:1 2 The Bible describes Christianity as...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

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Pulpit Today Sermon by Robert D Pace God’s Word Works! God has Prepared His Word to Work for You!...

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

HOW THE BIBLE SHOWS THE WORLD ITS DAYS ARE NUMBERED

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Introduction I want to talk to you on the subject of How the...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Acts 17:30-31 John the Baptist is Scripture’s premier Prophet of...

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

THE GIFT GOD GAVE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:8-14 Christ’s birth in Bethlehem is the greatest...

I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

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The Publican and the Pharisee

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

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

Building on the Rock

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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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...

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

A REVELATION OF GOD

  Robert D Pace A Revelation of God God has an assignment for you and you should never doubt...

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES John 14:15-18 Robert D. Pace Do...

The Power of Life and Death

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

The Days of Noah . . . RETURN! by Robert D Pace Moses’ staff parts the Red Sea. Manna falls in the...

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

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

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HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks The Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle,...

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PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Romans 8:35-39 There’s an expression used in our culture that says,...

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

Robert D. Pace HOLY FIRE: WHERE IS IT? 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the...

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...

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

Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" The Philadelphia ProclamationRobert D....

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THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

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...

Malchus

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Clarence R. Bolton John 6:1-14 I remember reading a story some time ago about a little boy having...

THE FEAR OF THE LORD

The Fear of God Robert D. Pace Revelation 14:6--7 We don’t hear much talk about “the fear of God”...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 6:7-10 (Illustration) Years ago, a mother and...

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Jeremiah 33:3...

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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

A Call to Corporate Prayer for USA Elections

Robert D Pace You know the turmoil that has imbibed our country—a worldwide pandemic, anarchy in...

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

LOOSED!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks Burdens. Constraints. Traps. When you...

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In Isaiah 9,...

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...

The Beauty of the Righteous

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace God’s love for trees is evident in Creation. Botanists assert...

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

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...

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I typically have a single passage as my “message text,” but...

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Vision of Coming Revival to America by Robert D Pace (Recently, I felt directed to re-post this...

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Mark Hardgrove Ezekiel 22:30 INTRODUCTION A little boy was lost in a large crowd and was...

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

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

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

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

Opening Closed Doors Revelation 3:8 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Illustration) In the 1990’s I...

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

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...

HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

Robert D. Pace John 13:2-10 It’s estimated that people spend more time communicating than with any...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 John 5:13--15 There’s a huge difference between the God of...

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

Robert D. Pace The following article was taken from "The Evangel" magazine where Robert D. Pace...

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...

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:11-15 The mandate for the Church is to spread the...

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 1:1‑4, 14 Awhile back, I asked several Christians what...

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

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...

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

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...

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

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

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...

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

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...

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace As we discuss Driving out the Canaanites I want you to...

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

Robert D. Pace LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE Ephesians 4:17--24 The mind is incredible.  It can...

PREPARE THE WAY

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

Reverend Bud Leonard John 14:27 Introduction Peace means, “Quietness or rest,” and it’s a word...

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...

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

BOUNDARIES

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

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...

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

In 2003, Robert D. Pace was interviewed by the Evangel magazine, the Official Publication of the...

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

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HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace A boy caught a...

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

Biblically Woke!

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

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

POWER OVER SIN

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

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...

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

The Parousia and Appearance of Antichrist (part 2)

Part II The Parousia of Christ The Appearance of the Antichrist 2 Thessalonians 2:1—12 by Robert D...

The Comfort of Communion

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

How Then Shall We Live?

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

Robert D. Pace Shamgar's Oxgoad Judges 3:31 Introduction The Book of Judges is intriguing because...

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

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

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:5 It’s strange that an amazing man like Enoch has so...

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Genesis 6:9-22 Five chapters had been written in Genesis and...

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

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.

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 3 John 2 John was the apostle filled with God’s love and...

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...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Romans 14:7-9 The Holy Spirit, the inerrant Author of...

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks (Illustration) Billy attended the Los...

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Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Isaiah 42:1-4 This message is for those that have, at some...

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

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

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PROPHETIC INSIGHTS Robert D. Pace Your Appointed Time Released from Babylonian captivity, the...

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

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MOSES' TREASURE CODE CRACKED! Robert D. Pace Four thousand years ago Moses conveyed a cryptic...

THE COMING WINDS

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace The presence of wind...

DOES GOD KILL?

KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace The sixth of the Ten Commandments forbids murder. Does God violate...

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONSRobert D. Pace What was true about Jesus 2000 years ago is still true today....

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

LEARNING TO WORSHIP FROM WICKED MEN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 3:1-5 Here in Mark 3, we find a lesson on how to worship...

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

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

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

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PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 10:17-21 (Illustration) I remember “the good old days”...

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

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Mark 11:22-24

Mark 11:22-24

Most people are familiar with the term Carte Blanche as it relates to the credit industry. It’s the empowerment to purchase according to one’s choice. It’s an individual’s ability to unilaterally choose. Webster defines carte blanche as “full discretionary power.” With this in mind, I want to preach on Carte Blanche Faith. That is, the prerogative to exercise faith in whichever direction it’s needed.

Now if you have come to church today with any dilemma or urgency hanging before you this is good news. Because Jesus Christ has provided you with the very substance to overcome your problem: Faith! That’s why the Apostle John said, “This is the victory that overcomes the world. Even our faith” (1 John 5:4).

I want to begin this message by sharing 3 Scripture texts:

    He said in our text: “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

    John 15:7 quotes Christ as saying: “If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you.”

    Again Jesus said in John 16:23, “I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.”

When verses like these are extracted from Scripture and stacked atop each other they’re intriguing. There’s magnetism about them. But many liberal interpreters of Scripture relegate these words to nothing more than rhetoric. Certainly the Galilean wasn’t speaking literally when He uttered these words? But how, other than literally, can these passages be interpreted, and what should be done with a host of verses echoing the same refrain? Should we attach verbal inspiration to such Scriptures or write them off as idealism? There are four alternatives to choose from:

    The first assumption suggests these texts cannot be interpreted literally, they’re merely encouraging.

    Secondly, these texts were once applicable but once the original apostles died they were rendered irrelevant.

    Thirdly, these texts apply to “select” Christians not everyone.

    Fourthly, these passages are God breathed, holy, relevant texts proposing carte blanche faith to everyone!

I choose to believe the latter. What other choice is acceptable if you believe God’s Word? These texts were extracted straight from Christ’s lips, and how could He, who cannot lie, utter anything less than the unadulterated and perfect mind of His Father? What we have to do is figure out how this Carte Blanche Faith works!

Many people would denounce a message like this as ‘American prosperity preaching’ and contend such preaching would have been impossible a century ago. Actually, I wish I could lay claim to this sermon title, Carte Blanche Faith, but it was Charles Spurgeon, famed pastor of the 1800s, that coined the phrase. I want you to hear one paragraph from Spurgeon’s message on Carte Blanche Faith that gripped me.

If you see Christ as a Prophet, Priest, and King, you may go and ask of Him as a Prophet what a prophet is ordained to give, or as a Priest what a priest is intended to bestow, or as a King what a king is set upon the throne to do. You may go to Christ as He really is, and if you see that he is ordained for this purpose and for that, then keep in tune with what He is ordained to be, and you may ask what you will and it shall be done unto you. You must not try to take Christ away from His offices. Take Christ as God sets Him forth, and then be it unto thee even as thou wilt.

Amen! God is life’s great benefactor and He wants us receiving from Him. He revealed Himself as Jehovah Jireh, “God our provider” and He wants to bestow compassion, mercy, and provision. And faith is the means of receiving that goodness. It’s how we tap in to His resources and promises. The reason God has ordained “Carte Blanche Faith” is because nobody can exhaust His promises!

(Transition) I want to first mention how carte blanche faith operates.

I. Carte Blanche Faith Operates as it Originates with God

Scripture teaches we don’t own a shred of divine faith. We can’t create it, conjure it, or muster it from within ourselves. Romans 10:17 says, “faith cometh.” The God-kind of faith “arrives”! And it arrives from an outside source—God! That’s why we don’t personally own a shred of divine faith. God imparts ‘faith through grace’ and our responsibility is to accept that faith and release it. God provides; we release! And that principle is repeated throughout Scripture:

    He gave Abraham faith to claim the Promise Land and Abraham started walking.

    He supplied Joshua with faith to conquer Jericho and he started circling.

    He gave David faith to overpower Goliath and David loaded his slingshot.

    He gave Daniel faith and he jumped in the lion’s den.

    He gave Bartimaeus faith and he claimed his sight.

    He gave Simon faith and his taxes were paid.

God provides, we release! And since He’s the initiator of faith we can claim “what things soever” . . . “all things” . . . [or] “anything” that God inspires us to believe! It’s God and His Word that authorizes Carte Blanche Faith!

When we understand God is the “Author and Finisher of our faith” it keeps faith in perspective. We realize faith isn’t a genie waiting to be rubbed or a wand ready for a magical waving. But understanding that faith operates this way means we have an obligation. We have to seek an opportunity to find it, then release it when it arrives, or we’ll forfeit God’s blessings!

(Example) Israel learned this when they stood on the verge of the Promised Land at a place called Kadesh Barnea. Moses delivered them from Egypt and brought them to Canaan’s border. For forty days twelve spies surveyed the land. Ten of the twelve returned with an unbelieving report and convinced Israel to turn back. Only Joshua and Caleb believed they could conquer the giants and overcome the obstacles. Consequently, Israel’s unbelief caused them to wander in the wilderness forty years. It’s dangerous to reject faith!

I’m fully convinced God gave every Hebrew all the faith necessary to conquer Canaan. They had two options. They could draw on that faith God gave them and overthrow the Canaanites, which they didn’t, or they could draw from their doubt and succumb.

And God does the same for us! He allows us to draw from the measure of faith He’s placed within us, or, He allows us to ignore it, succumb to unbelief, and experience defeat! Folks, this is the plain and simple emphasis of today’s message: Believe God! It is Almighty God that gives power to the wind, light to the sun, and heat to the fire. And this God of might and power also supplies the force of faith to every Christian to claim His promises.

It is not God’s will for you or I to watch from a distance as others believe God for “great and mighty things.” It is God’s Will for all Believers, in some way, to take Carte Blanche Faith and seize God’s promises! You have “something” you can believe God for.

(Transition) Second, Carte Blanche Faith operates through prayer.

II. Carte Blanche Faith Operates with Prayer

1 Corinthians 14 mentions a divinely bestowed “gift of faith” certain Christians manifest. Unless faith operates as a spiritual gift it generally requires prayer to activate it. That why Jesus said in our text: “whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

(Illustration) One of the greatest acts of faith Jesus exhibited was when He chose the apostles that would continue the work He started. One reason Jesus was confident that this bunch, which disowned Him during His crucifixion, would succeed in their divine mission, was because He appointed them “apostles” after an extended period of prayer. The Bible says He climbed a mountain and prayed all night and when He descended that mountain His heart was fully yielded to the Father’s choice. He knew exactly who to choose as the twelve apostles.

There’s a reason faith needs to be surrounded by prayer. Faith operates in conjunction with two central aspects of our life: the mind and the heart. Hebrews 11:3 says: “By faith we understand.” That’s faith operating with the mind, cognizance, or knowledge. And Romans 10:10 says: “it is with your heart that you believe.” That’s faith operating with deep conviction and right relationship.

For faith to operate the mind and heart must be submitted to God. That’s why frivolous, carnal prayers aren’t accompanied by a release of faith. God isn’t in them! But sincere prayer lets the Holy Spirit purge our heart from unclean desires and enlighten our mind to God’s Will. If you’re struggling with knowing God’s will concerning a matter, then commit it to a time of protracted prayer. Turn off the television, isolate yourself with God, and learn His Will.

(Illustration) I remember years ago when I was seeking God about a path I should take. One door appeared to be completely bolted shut but it was the direction I felt God wanted me to pursue. I remember stealing away to the family’s campground cabin. I prayed late into the night for assurance and although there were no bolts of lightning I exited that two room cottage brimming with what proved to be a victorious faith!

(Illustration) I have to be honest. There have been times when I’ve miserably failed the test of faith! In May of 1991 I awoke with a cyst that had mysteriously appeared between two knuckles on my left hand. It progressively worsened and I began conjecturing why it happened. I remembered the night before the cyst appeared that a teenager put a mood ring on my hand. I wasn’t aware of any evil influences being associated with mood rings but I wasn’t taking any chances so the first thing I did was start rebuking any unholy attachment. Despite my rebukes, the cyst didn’t diminish, and I grew more concerned. After days, my concern turned into fear and I thought: “I wonder if it’s cancerous?” The doctor will have to cut on my hand. I wonder if I’ll lose a finger?” I know, I’m supposed to be the man of unwavering faith, but I felt more like Doubting Thomas. All the while, during my times of prayer, I’m sensing that everything is fine. But I took another step. I cornered a doctor in the Church and had him examine it. He just shrugged his shoulders and passed it off as a pulled ligament. But weeks later the cyst was still there and so was my fear. So I took step three. The only thing that could satisfy me was an x ray. So I went to the hospital for the photograph. And when the x-ray showed nothing was wrong with my hand, yes, I felt foolish! A few weeks later the cyst completely disappeared.

All it would have taken to defeat that spirit of doubt was to act on the faith God inspired during those times of prayer, but I allowed fear to rule and create torment. The lesson here is this: when God speaks to your soul in times of prayer listen and believe!

(Transition) Let’s mention another point about Carte Blanche Faith. This type faith operates with God’s Word.

III. Carte Blanche Faith Operates With God’s Word

The reason faith works is because it’s established upon God’s immutable Word. The Word makes faith operative. That’s why Romans 10:17says: “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.”

    Psalm 119:89 says: “Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.”

    Isaiah 40:8 says: “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.”

    Mark 13:31 says: “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.”

(Illustration) I heard the story of the psychotic standing on a New York City street corner. Everyone that passed by noticed he was sprinkling powder on the sidewalk but nobody had the courage to challenge his absurdity. That is, until this a bystander from Texas approached him. The Texan said, “What on earth are you doing?” The psychotic replied, “I’m sprinkling anti tiger dust, it keeps tigers from attacking New York.” The Texan replied, “Man you’re crazy, there’s no tiger within a thousand miles of New York City!” The guy responded: “Yeah I know, this stuff really works doesn’t it?”

While I digress, I want you to understand something else about faith: Faith can make you look foolish! Yes, you heard me correctly! You can look foolish when you take a stand of faith and there’s no empirical evidence for what you believe. There is always the chance someone will ridicule you or make snide remarks. And there are many Christians that fail to receive from God because they don’t want to be seen taking a stand of faith. But know this: God’s Word works! And the question many Christians have is how to appropriate Romans 10:17 in a way that yields results. If “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God” then how do we activate this pledge from God?

(Application) Faith is activated as you permit the Holy Spirit to infuse you with a “word” (Rhema) from the Word (Logos). Then, you persevere with that “word” (Rhema) until God brings it to pass. That’s what Paul prescribed for the Ephesians when he encouraged them to “take . . . the sword of the Spirit, which is the word [Rhema] of God” (6:17). You see, when you devote yourself to prayer and Bible study, that’s when you are positioned for the Spirit to enliven a promise. And at that point, it’s time to act on what the Spirit has enlivened deep down in your heart.

Somebody says: “I tried to appropriate a Scripture for a situation but it didn’t work.” Remember something: You are not in control of God’s promises! God is sovereign and He never relinquishes His sovereignty regardless of the situation. The key to Romans 10:17 is this: You must pursue God and His promises relentlessly. Tell the Lord you are seeking a way to release your faith. You can know that the One who said, “without faith it is impossible to please God” will enliven a promise to your heart. He’s waiting to birth a promise in your life! And once that happens you can say “Yes, and amen” to a promise that “will not return void.”

But if you are trying to “step out in faith” when God has not initiated your step, you are stepping out on “presumption.” The true “step of faith” is stepping upon God’s Word. Always remember that! And the Lord is waiting to honor the one who dares to trust God at His Word!

Conclusion

Remember, there are 3 occasions when God’s Word is nullified. In the Parable of the Sower Jesus said His Word is nullified through: (1) unbelief, (2) through lack of perseverance, and (3) by allowing worldly influences to choke it (Luke 8). If God has activated a promise, believe it! The Bible says, “God watches over His Word to perform it.” Carte Blanche Faith is yours!