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THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

Battle of Gog and Magog

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

BOUNDARIES

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

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 BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

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...

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

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...

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

The Spirit of Python

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

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...

Mountaintop Worship

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

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 PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

Trusting God When It's Difficult Isaiah 12:2 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Definition) The word...

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

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...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

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 Beauty of the Righteous

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

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

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...

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...

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

The Woman at the Well

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

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...

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

LOOSED!

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace This is Part 1 of 2, in a...

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

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 CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

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...

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

A Witch

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

Robert D Pace Assurance of Salvation People often face inner conflict concerning their salvation,...

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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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...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

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...

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace It begins with...

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...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

How Then Shall We Live?

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

THE GARDENER

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Job 1:8-10 The book of Job issues some everlasting truths...

DOES GOD KILL?

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

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...

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

Biblically Woke!

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

THE FLOATING AXE HEAD

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

What Can the Righteous do When the Foundations are Destroyed?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 11:3 When crisis appears so do questions. It has always...

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

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...

HE WHO SITS ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH

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

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

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 Ultimate Sacrifice

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

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...

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

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

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

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

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

A REVELATION OF GOD

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

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...

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

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...

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 16:15-18 Opening Remarks I believe many Christians have a...

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...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

THE COMING WINDS

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

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...

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

Deliverance Over Strongholds Luke 11:14--22 Robert D. Pace (Definition) What is a stronghold? A...

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

Building on the Rock

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

America in Crisis!

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

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...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

PARDON ME!

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Everybody has a destiny. So much so, that God himself has taken a personal...

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

GOD RAISES DEAD DREAMS

Scripture uses death to identify man’s greatest enemy and there’s nothing man fears more. When a person expires, losing all vital signs, doctors, medicine, and science stand powerless in its presence. Only God can resurrect. But this sermon doesn’t deal with the physical cessation of life, it deals with death of a different nature. The death of God’s divinely inspired promises and visions. I’m persuaded that many Christians are in the gestation stage of a specific promise God has given them. Perhaps years ago He planted a dream and you’re still awaiting its fruition. Maybe even hope has begged you to admit that promise is dead. But the God that resurrected Christ from the dead can resurrect your promise.

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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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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