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YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

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...

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

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 Spirit of Python

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

EndtimeAlerts for Sale

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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...

MEN AS ANGELS

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

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...

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...

RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

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

GOD AT WORK

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

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...

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

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.

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

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.

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

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...

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

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 the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

Pulpit Today Sermons How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders Why this is Important for Christians...

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

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...

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

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...

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

“I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!”

“I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!” Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:17 Alvin Tofflier...

A Witch

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

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:

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...

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

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 PROPHETIC VOICE

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

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...

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

SAVIOR’S CHURCH Domain for Purchase

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

How Then Shall We Live?

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

Building on the Rock

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

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

The Endtime Mystery of "The Days Shall be Shortened" Robert D. Pace Jesus said the Endtime would...

A Voice in the Wilderness

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

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...

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Signs and wonders are divine events that display God’s glory...

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...

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...

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

Chronology of Holy Week

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

Corporate Acclamation

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

A Call to Corporate Prayer for USA Elections

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

America in Crisis!

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

LEARNING TO WORSHIP FROM WICKED MEN

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

WHAT ABOUT THE “WRATH OF GOD”?

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

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...

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

Biblically Woke!

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

THE BEAUTY OF THE RIGHTEOUS

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

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...

Battle of Gog and Magog

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

The Woman at the Well

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

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...

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...

The Power of Life and Death

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

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Passover. It was the week Christ was born to confront. Everything about his life, from his birth onward, would culminate during these next seven days. False accusations. Vengefulness. Ridicule. Can you imagine this being your fate? Can you imagine being a child and hearing your parents explain this as your mission in life? Let’s try to conceive what Christ’s Heavenly Father whispered to him as a child:

My Son, you are born to die for your enemies. Others will commit terrible crimes, but you will be apprehended and judged guilty for their lawlessness. You’ll choose twelve to be your close friends, but they will all flee when you need them most. Ultimately, you will be falsely accused, mocked, slapped, spit on, crowned with thorns, beaten with thirty-nine lashes, nailed to a cross, and then die in public disgrace. This is your destiny! 

If this began as the story of your life, how would you handle it? Yet, this is what happened to Jesus! . . . And this is the week, known as Passover, that Christ was born to face. It was a week that the Jews had commemorated since their miraculous escape from Egypt. It’s when Moses commanded the Israelites to slay a lamb and smear its blood over their doorposts. That night, as the Death Angel soared through Egypt, he took the lives of all the firstborn—whether humans or cattle. But for those that applied the blood, the angel would pass over. Thus, it became known as the Feast of Passover. But this Passover would be different. This time Jesus would offer himself as the Passover Lamb. 

So how did Jesus face this week? For about seven days, Jesus and the Apostles rested in Bethany at the home of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha. These were likely Jesus’ closest friends outside the Apostles. It seems that Jesus used their home as a retreat center during his 3½-year ministry. He felt comfortable around them. Much of his reason for retreating to their home was to gather physical and mental strength to endure the abuses he would suffer the next week. 

It was during this ten-day retreat that Mary understood that Jesus was going to Jerusalem to die. So she broke the alabaster box and poured perfume on Christ’s feet. The Bible says the cost of this perfume was a year’s wages! Jesus paused to remind everyone in the house that Mary had anointed him for one purpose—his coming death.

When his days of rest eventuated at Bethany, he embarked on his ‘trip of destiny’ toward Jerusalem and the Cross. The cities were separated by two miles, and when he reached the outskirts of Jerusalem he stopped in order to fulfill the prophecy of Zechariah 9:9. It’s a prophecy that I’ll examine for a good portion of today’s message. The prophet said: 

“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

There’s an obvious disclosure within Zechariah’s words: he discloses  that the true Messiah would one day ride into Jerusalem on the colt of a donkey. This would be a primary sign to the Jews that this was their messiah. And, of course, Jesus was well aware of this prophecy. Thus, he paused and sent two disciples to retrieve the animals before he entered Jerusalem.

Early in his ministry, after working numerous miracles in Bethsaida, the people tried to crown him king. But he denied their attempt! But now, he was very much accepting of it. He willingly stepped into the perfect tense of prophecy, called for a donkey, and revealed himself as the Messiah that Zechariah had foretold. This wasn’t the day he would shuffle into Jerusalem in sandals. It was the day for the donkey—a lowly animal. He had reached his destiny. And he was “humbling himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross” (Philippians 2:8).

(Transition)  Here’s my objective in this message: From this point on, I want to investigate this word Hosanna that is repeatedly used at the first Palm Sunday recorded in Mathew 21. Hosanna is another example of Jesus fulfilling OT prophecy and demonstrating that he was our Messiah.

Hosanna! “Lord, Save Us, Now!”

Hosanna is one of those rich words that carries multiple meanings. Each of the Gospel writers—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—associate Christ’s appearance at Passover in Jerusalem amid shouts of Hosanna! I’ll read from Matthew 21:6—11.

The disciples went and did as Jesus had instructed them. They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Hosanna in the highest heaven!” 10 When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds answered, “This Is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”

The first use of the word Hosanna! was not so much a praise as it was a plea for Christ to help them. That’s how Zachariah had written it. And this is probably the most important of its meanings. Hosanna! is not a quiet request. It’s a loud, earnest supplication that implores God’s help. It means, “Lord, rescue us! Lord, come and save. Lord help now!” 

Fortunately, this was the precise mission Christ was coming to accomplish. He was coming to rescue mankind from sin, and he would do right before their very eyes! The only problem was, the crowds didn’t quite know how Jesus would answer their supplication to save them. It wouldn’t be with a sword; it would be with nails and a cross. 

(Transition) The only thing the crowds knew for certain was that Jesus was indeed their Kingly deliverer! I mean, they really knew it! When I reread Matthew 21:9 you’ll understand this. And it’s here that the word Hosanna takes on its second significant meaning.

Hosanna as a Prophetic Fulfillment

“The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord” (Matthew 21:9).

Here’s what the crowds were doing: they weren’t just shouting, “Hosanna!” They had conjoined the word Hosanna with the most familiar prophetic phrase of the OT attached to the Messiah. In full they were saying, “Hosanna, to the Son of David.” Everyone understood the meaning of the phrase, “Son of David.” The OT had thoroughly associated the coming Messiah to the lineage of David’s house.

I want you to notice how familiar this messianic designation was to the people of Christ’s day:

 In Matthew 15:22 a Canaanite woman cried out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.”

In Matthew 20:30, “Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

In Mark 10:47, Bartimaeaus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was passing his way, so he started shouting, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”

Even from the initial stages of his ministry, “All the people were astonished and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” (Matthew 12:23).

Now, the crowds of Jerusalem were doing the same and shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” They were publicly exclaiming that the OT prophecies were being fulfilled before their eyes, and they were saying, “This is the One! This is David’s Son! He’s the Messiah! And he’s come to deliver us.” (Praise God!)

(Transition)  Now for the third use of the word, Hosanna. This time it is  uttered as a jubilant praise to God.

Hosanna, “Lord, Bless You!”

You can’t read of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday without noticing the celebratory exclamations in it. I want to read it once more: 

“Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and victorious, lowly and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”

Do you realize that Jesus could have entered Jerusalem on a donkey, but unless there were excessive shouts of adoration to accompany his entry, Zechariah’s prophecy would have failed, and Jesus would not have been the messiah. But they were! The crowds were placing palm branches onto Christ’s path and shouting with all their might, Hosanna!

And the shouts of Hosanna didn’t end on the roadside! Once Jesus arrived in Jerusalem he entered the Temple and turned over the tables of the moneychangers. Everyone knows he did this! But after flipping over the tables something else happened. Matthew 21:14 records it:

The blind and the lame came to him at the temple, and he healed them. 15 But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant. 16 “Do you hear what these children are saying?” they asked him. “Yes,” replied Jesus, “have you never read, “ ‘From the lips of children and infants you, Lord, have called forth your praise’?”

Can you imagine these kids swirling and twirling in the Temple courts? They were having a blast! And the Heavenly Father had purposely sent them there to do this! Typically, parents are trying to corral their kids in the House of God. But not this day! God the Father had commissioned them to run in circles and shout at the top of their voices, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” 

And notice that the kids were using the entire phrase. They weren’t just shouting “Hosanna!” they were shouting, Hosanna to the Son of David.” The Father wanted those obstinate Chief Priests and scribes, that were questioning Christ’s authority, to know that Jesus was the glorious fulfillment of OT prophecy!

I believe these kids were circling and shouting right before these pious dignitaries! The kids were giving them an earful! (To me this is one of the most hilarious scenes in the NT!) Finally, with the Priests seething, they demanded that Jesus silence these little fellas. But I love Christ’s response: “Jesus said to them, “Yes; have you never read, “‘Out of the mouth of infants and nursing babies you have prepared praise’?” (Matthew 21:16). And I especially love the way the Berean Study Bible translates it: “From the mouths of children and infants You have ordained praise.” Again, the Heavenly Father had ordained this to happen!

(Transition) Then there is a a fourth way Hosanna is used. It is used as an Endtime declaration.

Hosanna, You’re Back, Lord Jesus!”

Here is what Jesus said on Tuesday of Holy Week as he cleansed the Temple. Matthew 23:37—39 says:

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing. 38  Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39  For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”

In summary, this is what Jesus was saying to the Jews: Today, you are rejecting me as your King and Deliverer. But when I return to this city of Jerusalem, you will have accepted my sacrifice for sin and will be shouting out, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”

In other words, the Jews will be Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior and King before his Second Coming!

Conclusion

On the first day—Palm Sunday—it starts with adoration. But by the sixth day of this week it had turned into condemnation when he died upon the Cross. But it’s this condemnation that brought us salvation. And one day, in Heaven, it will result in our glorification!

 

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