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GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

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...

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

GOD AT WORK

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Daniel 3:8-12 What a story! It’s a page from Scripture...

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Titus 3:3-7 One of Christ’s great commands is for Christians...

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

Biblically Woke!

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

BOUNDARIES

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

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...

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

This is the trailer for Robert D. Pace's Discern the Days Conference which teaches deep prophetic...

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 BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

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...

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

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...

Russia Ukraine and the Coming Tribulation

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

Hosanna!

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

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...

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

NONE CAST ASIDE

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

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...

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

A Man of God

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

God has Prepared His Word to Work for You!

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

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...

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

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...

God’s Final Message to Mankind

  God's Final Message to Mankind Robert D Pace Introductory Remarks I want to begin with a...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

THE GARDENER

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

A Witch

Dr. Mark Hardgrove 1 Samuel 28:1 INTRODUCTION The nation of Israel wanted a king. Samuel had been...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

Arise and Claim the Blessings! ROBERT D PACE Matthew 7:7–11 Throughout the Bible Christians are...

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

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 PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace “Created in...

POWER OVER SIN

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into...

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

A REVELATION OF GOD

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

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.

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

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...

PREPARE THE WAY

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Timothy 4:11-16 At some point everyone decides what shapes...

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

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 BELIEVERS’ REST

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

Building on the Rock

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

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...

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

“A NEW THING”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Isaiah 43:18--21 Through the years, I have heard people make...

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

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...

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

How to Maintain Spiritual Fervor Robert D Pace Spiritual fervor is necessary to advance the...

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

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...

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

Point of Inspiration devotionals A Brand Plucked from the Fire Robert D. Pace Near the close of...

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

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”...

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...

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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).

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

America in Crisis!

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

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...

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...

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...

PURCHASE APOCALERT DIRECTLY FROM OWNER

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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.

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR "SIGNS AND WONDERS" Robert D. Pace Signs and wonders are...

MEN AS ANGELS

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

THE BIBLICAL PURPOSE OF EARTHQUAKES

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

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 MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

OPTIMIZING YOUR DESTINY

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

Chronology of Holy Week

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

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

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...

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

AFFIRMING THE BIBLE AS GOD’S INSPIRED WORD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NOTE: This Teaching provides an overview of...

Mountaintop Worship

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

THE COMING WINDS

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

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...

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

Robert D. Pace THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH Isaiah 7:14   I want to begin by defining...

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks The name of today's message is “Always...

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Festival of Tabernacles Sukkot, Booths, Ingathering...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

THANKSGIVING LIVING

Pulpit Today Sermon by Robert D Pace Thanksgiving Living Opening Remarks Today I’m speaking on the...

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

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...

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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The following Corporate Acclamation was prayerfully written by Robert D Pace and is available to use in Christian worship.

Corporate Acclamation

Almighty God,

We gather to worship in Jesus’ name,

Recognizing your LORDSHIP as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Disclose your Word and transform us by its eternal truths.

Move by your Spirit and fill us with his power and joy.

We reverence Christ as Sovereign and Savior of the world,

Forever enthroned as the object of praise.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.*

Introduction

Recently, I prayerfully scripted an acclamation–a doxology–that I want to invoke from time-to-time when we meet for worship. It’s something that helps define the Biblical objective for assembling as the church. 

You might ask, Does God require an opening Confessional, Doxology, or Profession of Faith as worship services begin? No, the Bible doesn’t mandate them. But they do pull together Scriptures that define the purpose of the public assemblage of Believers. So, with that stated, I want to summarize the objective for this practice.

(Objective) This Acclamation is a solemn and sober corporate expression that our worship is of the Most High God. It’s both doxology  (praise) and orthodoxy (doctrine) that entreats the Lord to accept and interact with our worship.

I’ve worked diligently to get each stanza of this Acclamation right. That’s why I want to take each line, elaborate on it, and explain its reason for being in the text. Ultimately, I hope it will maintain an ongoing presence in our worship services.

(Transition) Let’s begin with, “We gather to worship in Jesus’ name.”

I. “We gather to worship in Jesus’ name”

There are instructions throughout the Bible that extol the merits of verbal confession. In the OT Moses shows Israel’s High Priest pronouncing a blessing over the worshipers. In the NT, as Paul communicated with churches of the NT, his opening statements would include a statement of doctrine, doxology, and blessing to his hearers.  And even today, when we appear before God in public assembly, it is important to know that God reserves a blessing when we orally acknowledge that we have gathered in, by, and for the name of Jesus. And that’s what this opening confession does.

Open your Bibles to Matthew 18:20 and let’s see what Jesus says about this. Jesus said:

“Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” 

I am so glad that Christ’s promise here not only pertained to his disciples of 2,000 years ago, it applies to his disciples today and to those that live at the close of human history. So, what is the meaning of Christ’s words when he said, “Where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them”?

First, it means he can transform an insignificant group of two or three Christians into a divinely empowered convention that guarantees his awesome presence—the presence of Immanuel. And when “God with us” arrives it makes “all things possible”!

But not only that, when “two or three are gathered in Christ’s name” someone else shows up. And that’s the Holy Spirit! The Holy Spirit birthed the church on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2), and this means that he lives and operates among his people. And he can operate in sovereign and wondrous ways! Besides that, he has dispensed “spiritual gifts” that can heal, work miracles, instruct, and forecast the future. This is what happens when Believers meet “in Jesus’ name”!

But there’s also a special delegation of divine beings that join Christians when they gather “in Christ’s name.” It draws the attendance of the mighty angels of Heaven. I know there’s no mention of angels in this verse, but when you combine all the Scriptures about the ministry of angels, it’s evident that they attend the worship services of mortals (1 Timothy 5:17—21; 1 Corinthians 11:10; Hebrews 1:14; Revelation 3–4. Note that God assigned an overseeing angel for each of these seven churches. There is no reason to doubt each church today has an angel watching over it).

Now, do you see the value of Christians opening a worship service by purposely stating, “We [have] gathered to worship in Jesus’ name”? We are calling for the manifested presence of (1) the Lord Jesus Christ, (2) the presence of the Holy Spirit, and (3) the ministry of angels. It’s the hosts of Heaven that can transform an insignificant presence of “two or three” Believers into a supernatural convention.

(Transition) Now let’s move to the second stanza, which says, “Recognizing your LORDSHIP as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.” 

II. “Recognizing your LORDSHIP as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”

This stanza discloses both orthodoxy and doxology. Orthodoxy is what we believe; Doxology is praise toward the One in whom we believe. So, as Trinitarians, our orthodoxy exclaims that we believe in the mystery of one God eternally existing as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Father is fully God; the Son is fully God; and the Holy Spirit is fully God. And yet, somehow, they are One.

Orthodoxy is important for Christians to profess! For example, imagine a visitor attending a worship service but not knowing what we believe. It would bring them comfort to hear us profess pure Biblical orthodoxy. So this acclamation not only benefits us, it benefits outsiders too!

But now let’s look at the second aspect of this stanza, which is doxology. Doxology has been part of public profession in worship services for centuries. And I’m sure most Christians are familiar with the most famous English doxology of the Christian Faith. It was penned in 1674 by Thomas Ken, a priest of the Church of England.

PRAISE GOD FROM WHOM ALL BLESSINGS FLOW
“Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye Heavenly Host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.”
Amen.

(Transition) Now let’s move to the third stanza of this corporate prayer, which appeals to God to: “Disclose your Word and transform us by its eternal truths.”

III. “Disclose your Word and transform us by its eternal truths.”

One of the chief aspects of corporate worship regards the Word of God. It is of such importance that it would be impossible to rightly worship God without having the Scriptures as our guide. That’s why it must be given a preeminent place when we gather for worship. Knowing this is so, how should we utilize God’s Word in corporate worship?

There are several ways to give preeminence to the Word: (1) by reading Scripture and letting it speak for itself; (2) by singing the Scriptures; and most importantly, (3) by preaching the Word.

On most occasions—especially when planning a worship service—God’s Word demands the highest precedence. And it’s for several reasons, which I’ll mention momentarily, but first I want to share something from personal experience.

(Example) When I was a young preacher, I was told that the “altar” was the central aspect of worship. Although I was young, I knew something was wrong about that standpoint. I even had a close friend (many years my senior) that wrote a book for our denomination’s ministers entitled, “Down at the Altar.” The essence of that book suggested that everything done in a worship service should lead to the “altar.” And whether Pentecostal, Methodist, Baptist, or Presbyterian much does occur during an “altar” experience. It is used for baptism, anointing the sick, public repentance, “the laying on of hands,” or ministering to the suffering. But while the “altar” ministry is greatly important, I finally figured out that the most important aspect of a worship service is the clear presentation of the Word of God. As you read the NT—whether worship occurred at synagogues or homes—you consistently find the WORD OF GOD claiming a place of eminence.

There is a reason God ordained his Word to take precedence in the assembly of worshipers:

1. First, the Word of God is transcendent. What does transcendent mean? It describes something that comes from above this world; it’s outside the sphere of the natural. Here’s how the Apostle Peter described the Scriptures in 2 Peter 1:21. “For prophecy never had its origin in the human will, but prophets, though human, spoke from God (from above) as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit (from above).”

No other book, no national Constitution, no set of ordinances are its equal! The Bible stands worlds above all else. And that’s because it was issued from the throne of God!

2. Second, because the Word is transcendent, it is absolutely true!

According to Jesus, in John 17:17, he said the Word of God is truth.

Psalm 119:160 says, “The entirety of your word is truth, each of your righteous judgments endures forever” (CSB).

As the source of truth—the Bible—we have what no other organization in the world has: We have the book that is the final authority on every issue of life! And yes, that fact really disturbs the “world”!

There is a reason this Book disturbs rebellious people like it does. There is a reason that dictators and despots have reviled it and sought to suppress it. It’s because God’s Word has built-in authority! It has built-in authority because God is One with his Word. John 1:1 says this: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” Being one with his Word, this makes the Scriptures the voice of Almighty God!

3. But there is a third reason God ordained his Word to take precedence in corporate worship. Since his Word is transcendent and true and is One with God, it possesses transformational power! It has power to take the weak and strengthen them; it can take the in-firmed and heal them; it can the fearful and infuse them with courage; and it can remake the timid and recluse into spiritual giants.

If I listed every example of Scripture that validates the power of the Word, we would be reading for hours! So I’ll only read four:

Genesis shows that God created the universe with his Word.

2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”

James 1:21 says, “… receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”

1 Peter 1:23 says, “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God.”

(Emphasis) In summary, because God’s Word is transcendent and is One with God; because it is truth; because it is transformational; because it is alive; because it is all-powerful,  because it can probe into the deepest parts of our heart and soul (ad infinitum!) it deserves to be presented and preached and read and sung in keeping with its worthiness. It is the very oracles of God! And that’s why we must exalt it to an eminent place in our worship services!

(Transition) Let’s move to the next stanza in our Acclamation where it turns into a petition to God saying, “Move by your Spirit and fill us with his power and joy.”

IV. “Move by your Spirit and fill us with his power and joy.”

In the opening stanza of our Acclamation, our confession states that we have convened in the name of Jesus. However, I need to clarify something: A mere utterance from our lips does not indicate that our  worship lives before God. 

There are people across America that assemble to worship each Sunday, quote the doxology, sing hymns with the congregation (and even sing in the choir) but it’s nothing more than a vain exercise of religiosity! Thankfully, Jesus told us how to avoid this type of ineffectual worship. It’s found in Mark 7:6 where he said this:

“Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you hypocrites; as it is written: “’These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me.”

Those are strong words! But there’s more than a warning here. They also disclose the proper way to worship God. Notice the final phrase of this passage. It says, “but their hearts are far from me.” If improper worship occurs when one’s heart is “far from” God, then it makes sense that acceptable worship occurs when we draw near God with a sincere heart. And this is exactly what Hebrews 10:22 says:

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.

But there’s another occasion when Jesus explained the right way to worship God. It’s in John 4:23—24.

“The true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. (24) God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

Humans are composed of body, soul, and spirit. Of that human faculty, the spirit is our highest part. One day, our body will die; but not our spirit. Our spirit is the immortal part of us that lives forever! God wants the highest part of our being to engage him in worship.

We have to be honest with a passage like this. When Jesus said we “must worship in the Spirit and in truth” this is not a self-interpreting, easy-to-understand statement. I think we “get” the part that says we must worship God “in truth.” That’s when we come before him without hypocrisy or pretense; we are being honest with God as we worship him. But what does Jesus mean when he commands us to engage our spirit in worship? That’s the difficult part to understand. This is so important that Jesus says our worship fails without utilizing our spirit. 

It is easy to understand what physical worship involves. That’s when we show up in body to worship the Lord. We will sing, pray,  kneel, and lift our hands. But how do we engage our spirit in worship?

(Insight) Here’s the best answer I have: Remember that Jesus said his Heavenly Father is Spirit. He is not a material being. Since God is Spirit, he wants us to utilize “spiritual things” to worship him. He wants us utilizing that which is “of the Spirit”; things that originate from God, the Holy Spirit. And there is a way to know worship that is “of the Spirit.”

First, we know that the “fruit of the Spirit” is “of the Spirit.” Thus, when we worship him “in Spirit and in truth” we employ the Spirit’s love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control” (Galatians 5:22—23).

Second, we know the “gifts of the Spirit” are also “of the Spirit.”

Third, the worship that Jesus—our Example—demonstrated shows us how to worship “of the Spirit.” For instance:

Luke 10:21 says: “At that time Jesus, full of joy through the Holy Spirit, said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth . . . .” Have you ever experienced a deep burst of joy erupt from your innermost being? That’s worship “born of the Spirit.”

Acts 10:38 says this about Christ: “how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.” There are times when the Holy Spirit comes upon you in power, in joy, in peace to worship Jesus and when this occurs it is acceptable unto God.

God endowed the church with two divine and transcendent ways to worship him: One is with the Word of God (which I have discussed) and the other is by the Spirit of God. And this is why I’ve emphasized praying for the Spirit’s presence and infilling in this Corporate Acclamation. If we attempt to worship without the Spirit, we will deprive ourselves of the one who enlivens our worship and empowers our worship. It’s the only way we can properly live for God, serve God, and worship God.

(Transition) Let’s now move to the next line, which says, “We reverence Christ as Sovereign and Savior of the world”

V. “We reverence Christ as Sovereign and Savior of the world”

This is another stanza that contains both doxology (praise) and orthodoxy (doctrine). And it’s a sacred confession that the man Jesus Christ is also the divine Son of God—the Sovereign of all Creation. But it also testifies that Christ—the Sovereign of Creation—descended to Earth and surrendered his life on the Cross as Savior of the world.

When you think about it, this is the acclamation of Christmas. It exclaims that the babe in the manger is both Creator and Savior! And this is something that Christians should acknowledge throughout the year. Our God—the high and holy God of the Bible—is unlike any other so-called “god” that is worshiped. Jesus, the Sovereign of Creation, is also our blessed Savior!

(Transition) Now let’s move to the sixth stanza of this creed, which states that Jesus is “Forever enthroned as the object of praise.”

VI. “Forever enthroned as the object of praise.”

Christian worship always places and keeps Jesus at the center. Always remember this when you are preparing for corporate worship. You are gong to worship the Son of God, Jesus Christ.

(Testimony) I want to share something I wish I had known early in life. Whether it was by my parents or a Sunday school teacher, I wish I had known this, no later than age twelve: That God has made Jesus Christ preeminent in all things! That Jesus is the central figure of all things!

(Question) I have a question for you. What does it mean to you when the Bible says, “Jesus Christ is preeminent in all things”? Here is what it means:

At the center of Heaven is Jesus.

God has made Christ to be the center of our love and affections.

Christ is made to be the center of the universe.

He is the towering figure of human history.

He is the centerpiece of microbiology and the galaxies.

Jesus reigns over humans and angels.

Christ is the centerpiece of yesterday, today, and forever.

In all things, in every respect, for every occasion Jesus Christ is the over-arching figure of the ages.

This is what I wish I could have grasped at the earliest age possible! That everything centers on Jesus—everything! I wish I had been taught that the preeminent figure of history, science, psychology, mathematics, literature, music, and everything is Jesus Christ!

Here is the passage of Scripture that establishes this so marvelously. It’s in Colossians 1:15—18, where it says this:

The Son [Jesus Christ] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. (16) For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. (17) He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (18) And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.

And then Romans 11:36 summarizes it this way: “For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.”

Here again, you understand why this stanza in our Acclamation is important. I want worshipers from the earliest age possible to the eldest age possible to know that Jesus Christ is the preeminent figure of eternity past, present, and throughout eternity.

(Transition) And finally, notice that the closing line of this Acclamation states, “In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

VII. “In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Praying “in Jesus name” is the only way to be certain that God hears and responds to our praying. Jesus said in John 14:14, “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.”

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