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

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by Carl Worline The following article provides an insightful description of the Bible’s depiction...

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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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...

BOUNDARIES

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THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

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

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

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A Workman Unashamed

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

America in Crisis!

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

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

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

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POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

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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...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

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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...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

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

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Battle of Gog and Magog

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

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...

Hosanna!

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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Biblically Woke!

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

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THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace In the early...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

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THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

GOD’S APPOINTED TIME

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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...

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

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...

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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“PATHSPERITY”

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

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...

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 PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

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PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:1‑3 Today, four out of ten Americans claim to be Born...

GOD AT WORK

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

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

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

The Wonder of Knowing God Philippians 3:7--11 Robert D. Pace It is said that St. Augustine, of the...

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

YOUR POWER TO DISCERN THE DAYS

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THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

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CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

  Robert D Pace The Mystery of the Anointing 1 Peter 4:10--11 I want everyone here to say the...

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

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

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

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.

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...

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

PulpitToday Sermon Robert D. Pace Introduction The first question I want to answer about this...

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

THE GIFT GOD GAVE

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

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...

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...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

Robert D. Pace I find myself torn between labeling this post as a Point of Inspiration devotional...

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...

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...

The Power of Life and Death

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

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...

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

A Man of God

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 111:7--9 It is said that the only things certain in life...

I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

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

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...

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...

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

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 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...

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

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...

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Romans 8:35-39

There’s an expression used in our culture that says, “It’s all in your mind.” For example, someone says to you, “I think someone has it in for me.” You respond, “Don’t be paranoid! It’s all in your mind.” But actually, there is a measure of truth in that statement. Our mind is the Construction Zone for victory or defeat. If we continually manufacture negative, despondent thoughts our lives will create a house of straw that will eventually implode! But if we manufacture positive, Christ-centered, faith-filled thoughts we will build a fortress that no enemy can destroy.

This is why Paul told the Romans to “be transformed by the renewal of your mind” (12:2).

It’s why Isaiah 26:3 says God will, “Keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

It’s also why James 1:8 says “He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Many years ago, when I entered the fulltime ministry a fellow minister asked me where I thought Satan most attacked people. With hardly a hesitation I responded: “In their mind!” It’s been over 35 years since that pastor interrogated me and I have never deviated from my answer. The mind remains Satan’s center of assault. That’s why we must do everything possible to surrender our thinking to Christ. The mind that’s surrendered to Christ is a citadel that Satan cannot crush!

Notice what Paul said in Romans 8:5-6. “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. (6) For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.”

(Transition) Since this is a message about the Christians’ “mind,” I want to offer some principles of thinking that help establish a triumphant life and make us “more than conquerors.” The first principle you should embrace is: Know Who You Are.

I. Know Who You Are

One of the basic principles of life is self-awareness. Self-awareness identifies who you are! It’s what energizes your desires. And it reveals why you exist. The discovery of our individuality becomes evident when we are about 18 months old. That’s when we realize we are a separate entity with impulses, needs, and desires. And naturally, it develops throughout life as well it should.

There is no question about it! If you want to advance in life it is vital to understand who you are. Once you understand this it keeps you on the path of advancement and helps you reach your potential. People that understand who they are know how to prioritize what is important and ignore what is unnecessary. They have learned how to control their activities and behavior.

Other than Jesus, Moses has always been my favorite character for Bible study. Born in a basket, raised by a Princess, tutored by wise men, forsaken by his brethren, expatriated to Midian, conqueror of Egypt, and liberator of Israel. Do you realize that Moses didn’t accept the call of God to deliver Israel until God had totally confirmed his Call with signs and wonders?

First, God called Moses to liberate Israel from a burning bush.

When he asked God how to initiate the process God told Moses to throw down his staff. When Moses obeyed God turned it into a serpent. When he grabbed it by the tail the serpent turned back into his staff.

Then God instructed Moses to shove his hand inside his cloak. As it removed it Moses discovered his hand was filled with leprosy. When Moses repeated the action his hand was normal.

What did all this mean? It was God way of showing Moses who he was. Despite having to flee for his life 40 earlier as a murderer and then work as a shepherd for his father-in-law, God wanted Moses to know he was no ordinary man. God gave Moses these signs to convince him that he would deliver Israel from Egypt. And they worked!

I know the Lord doesn’t confirm His Call today with the drama that Moses witnessed, but he does confirm His Call upon people! The Word of God tells us who we are and what our mission is:

The the Apostle John gives all Believers the great assurance that “now [right now] we are the children of God, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when He appears we shall be like him, because we shall see Him as He is” (1 John 3:2).

He lets us know through his servant Abraham that we are a “friend of God.”

When we accept Christ as Savior through His Blood that makes us part of a royal family.

The Apostle Peter tells us we are a “chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation.”

The Bible tells us we are “kings and priests of God” and that means every Christian has an assignment to minister to others.

You see, when we know who we are it gives us a sense of satisfaction and worth. The ultimate blessing of self-awareness tells us that we matter to God. He wants to work in us and through us.

(Transition) Secondly, it’s not only important to know who you are, it’s also important to know whose you are.

II. Know Whose You Are

In plain and simple terms, this involves knowing who you belong to. And for Christians, we know whose we are! We belong to the Almighty God of the Universe.

It’s not coincidental that the Apostles made known their apostolic identity. They made certain those that read their Epistles knew who they were. They were glad to furnish their Apostolic credentials as they wrote the Epistles in the New Testament Believers:

Galatians 1:1 says: “Paul, an Apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised Him from the dead.”

2 Peter 1:1 says: “Simon Peter, a servant and an Apostle of Jesus of Christ.”

It’s important to know and confess who we are and who we belong to just as these ancient Apostles did. This is imperative because our emotional wellbeing and fundamental development are largely affected by our sense of belonging. In fact, the social sciences discovered years ago mans’ need for “connectivity.” And what’s remarkable is, this need for belonging begins at a very young age. It can even start in an infant’s crib!

1. Knowing whose you are helps instill a victorious attitude.

Back in the 1940s child development research had investigated a disease that prevailed in orphanages that sprang up after WWII. The illness was called “anaclitic depression” or “marasmus.” Anaclitic depression explains why some babies became ill and even died. And it wasn’t due to lack of food. It had everything to do with not being touched, coddled, and playfully engaged! Thus, we understand that the youngest of babies need touch and attention. They need a sense of “connection” with another source of life in order to grow, develop, and mature.

And adults need a sense of connectivity too! Everyone needs a connection to another source of life! And the “connection” I’m talking about now is not with another human life; it’s a connection with the One who said, “I am the way, the truth, and the Life” (John 14:6). This Connection is what makes us “more than conquerors.”

Paul’s Voyage at Sea

There is a wonderful story in Act 27 that shows us the power of “connectivity.” Paul had boarded a ship that was doomed to sink. He had warned the Captain not to set sail but the Captain didn’t listen. (What would a prisoner of Rome know anyway?) At first, the voyage seemed fine. There were soft winds, mild waters, and everyone was at ease. But then the tempest arose and the ship was ripped apart. Everyone was in distress except Paul. What made Paul different? He knew whose he was! Listen to his words beginning in verse 23. “For this very night there stood before me an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I worship, (24) and he said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar. And behold, God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ (25) So take heart, men, for I have faith in God that it will be exactly as I have been told.”

People like Paul know whose they are, and their “connectivity” with God makes them available to a vision in the night, a strong arm during the day, and victory in the end! And by the way, even if your journey ends tragically on earth, the angels will usher you safely to Heaven’s shores. That’s why we are “more than conquerors”!

(Transition) When we know whose we are it creates a sense of victory! But, it does more:

2. Knowing whose you are helps instill a sense of purpose.

(Quote) I love the story of the professional athlete that shared his personal testimony. Here are his words: “Many of you may know me as a famous football player. You know my name and even the number on my jersey. Some of you have memorized my career statistics and accomplishments. While I am grateful for your admiration, I will not let this sport write the final word on my life. I am a child of God and belong to the Lord Jesus Christ. I worship Him as my Lord and Savior and it is Christ alone that gives me meaning and purpose.”

Praise God! That’s the way Christians are supposed to think of themselves. And when do, it enriches and blesses our lives in so many ways:

When we know whose we are it means the issue of our eternal destiny has been settled. Heaven awaits us! The fear of death flees in the presence of the person who belongs to the One that is the “Resurrection and the Life.”

When we know whose we are we understand that Christ is never more than a whisper away because His pledge is, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Loneliness cannot partner with the person that walks with Christ.

When we know whose we are we understand that we have the strongest, truest, greatest, and most loving Father in the world. “For God is love and everyone that is born of God overcomes the world.”

When we know whose we are we can say with King David, “The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear” (Psalm 27)?

When we know whose we are we know Ephesians 2:19 is ours. Listen to Paul’s words: “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.” As “heirs of God and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ” we have access to hundreds of promises in God’s Word that can turn defeat into victory and make us “more than conquerors.”

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, (20) for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

(Transition) It’s not only important to know who you are and whose you are it’s also important to know who won.

III. Know Who Won

When I was in college an acquaintance signed my Annual. He wrote something like this: “Stay faithful God because I’ve read the end of the Book; We win!” Perhaps you have heard that statement too. However, there’s something better than reading to the end of the Book and discovering that Christians win. The Bible reveals who won this Match of Life far before the end of the Book! Let me show you:

In Genesis 1, “God created the heavens and the earth.”

In Genesis 2, God created man.

In Genesis 3, man disobeyed and fell into sin.

And before you can turn the page to Genesis 4, God promises to crush the head of the devil (3:15) and provide victory for the “sons of man.”

Thus, it’s Genesis 3 that proclaims ‘We win!’ And that theme continues throughout the Bible. God has repeatedly decreed victory over the life of every Believer:

    1. Moses said in Deuteronomy 20:4, “For the Lord your God is He who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you victory.”
  1.  Notice what Jesus said in John 16:33. “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
  2.  1 John 5:4 says “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”
  3.  But it doesn’t stop there. Turn to Romans 8:35-39. “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? (36) As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” (37) No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. (38) For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, (39) nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

What a wonderful passage of Scripture! Christ defeated the enemy of our soul on the Cross and gave us the victory 2000 years ago.

(Transition) I especially like verse 37 of the last passage of Scripture I quoted. That’s why I entitled this message, “More than Conquerors.” Let’s investigate that statement.

The Meaning of “More than Conquerors”

(Illustration) Years ago, a British speaker came to America and preached a sermon I’ll always remember. He was careful to enunciate each vowel and articulate each consonant with masterful command of the English language. At one point in his sermon he quoted Romans 8:37 where Paul said: “we are more than conquerors.” He then asked the audience the following question: “What do think Paul meant when he said Christians were “more than conquerors”? Isn’t it enough to be a conqueror? I think it’s great to be a conqueror! But Paul said, “we are more than conquerors.” What does it mean to be “more than” . . . “a conqueror”? Then he proceeded to explain. He said: “Before a sporting match begins and before the two opposing teams take the field; there is always the chance that one team will lose! At the end of the contest there will be one victor. One team will eventually conquer even though they entered the contest with a chance of being defeated. But when Paul said Christians are “more than conquerors” he meant with Christ on our side, even before the contest against Satan begins, “We are more than conquerors!” We aren’t waiting for the final buzzer to sound or the last out to be made. Christ has already conquered the enemy of our soul. Amen!

Saints of God, this is what it means to live victoriously in Christ Jesus. And we should know and stand firm in this realization!

(Transition) And that’s the next point I want to make. If we know who we are; if we know whose we are; and if we know who won the battle; then it makes sense to Take Courage and Expect Victory in our lives!

IV. Take Courage and Expect Victory

David said in Psalm 27:13, “I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.”

Is that how you live? Do you expect to see the goodness of the Lord to operate in your behalf? Or, are you trying to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

I want you to turn to a familiar passage of Scripture in Numbers 13. It deals with Israel’s spying out of the land of Canaan not too long after they left Egypt and passed through the Red Sea. Moses sent 12 of the choicest men of Israel to investigate the land of Canaan and bring back a report. Let’s read beginning in verse 17:

Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan and said to them, “Go up into the Negeb and go up into the hill country, (18) and see what the land is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak, whether they are few or many, (19) and whether the land that they dwell in is good or bad, and whether the cities that they dwell in are camps or strongholds, (20) and whether the land is rich or poor, and whether there are trees in it or not. Be of good courage and bring some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the season of the first ripe grapes. [Skip to] (25) At the end of forty days they returned from spying out the land. (26) And they came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the people of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh. They brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. (27) And they told him, “We came to the land to which you sent us. It flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. (28) However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very large. And besides, we saw the descendants of Anak there. (29) The Amalekites dwell in the land of the Negeb. The Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill country. And the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and along the Jordan.” (30) But Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “Let us go up at once and occupy it, for we are well able to overcome it.” (31) Then the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.” (32) So they brought to the people of Israel a bad report of the land that they had spied out, saying, “The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw in it are of great height. (33) And there we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak, who come from the Nephilim), and we seemed to ourselves like grasshoppers, and so we seemed to them.”

What a sad commentary on these leaders of Israel! Did you notice that all 12 men were sent to the same place? They were all sent with the same commission. They were all sent with the same exhortation to “be of good courage.” But all did not return with the same report! Ten of the 12 men returned with a “bad” report of the land they spied out.” I want you to notice that they did not return with a “false” report because what these 10 men reported was true! The land of Canaan was infested with giants; the inhabitants were strong; its cities were fortresses. It’s what these 10 men reported next was “bad.” They said in verse 31, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we are.”

Isn’t that just like some people? God had promised them victory, split the Red Sea, and drowned Pharaoh’s army in it and they still confessed defeat! And subsequently, because the Israelites accepted the report of the 10 spies, it took Moses 40 years to get them back to the edge of the Promised Land. God cursed Israel 1 year for every day the spies were in Canaan and no one 20 years of age and older made it out of the wilderness. They died short of the Promised Land.

Conclusion

Folks, you and I don’t have to live that way. We can live in victory! We can have the victory that Joshua and Caleb had back then. They were the only 2 adults that made it into Canaan alive once this “bad” report was given to Moses and Israel. Why were they the only ones to make it? It’s because they believed God was greater than their foes. They believed God was greater than the giants and all that the enemy could throw at them.

Don’t ever let Satan conquer the domain of your mind! Fill it with the Word of God. Fill your soul with trust. Fill your heart with faith. Fill your life with courage. You are “more than a conqueror.”

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