NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

All Topics, Authority, Blessing, Leadership, MESSAGES, Sacrifice

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Revelation 3:21 Jesus said in Revelation 3:21, “he that...

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Introductory Remarks Throughout Scripture, we see people that...

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

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...

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Judges 3:31 Introduction The Book of Judges is intriguing...

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...

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...

YOU CAN KNOW!

How to Know the Bible is true; Jesus is the Messiah;And Salvation is Yours!1 Peter 3:15 Imagine...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

"Disclosing Prophecies; Inspiring Hope for the Endtime" Robert D. Pace Scientists call the Second...

“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...

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

Dear Faithful Viewer, Greetings, in the Name of Christ Jesus! Since 2003, God has privileged me to...

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

Malchus

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 14:15-18 Do you love God? I mean do you passionately and...

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.

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

THE GLORY OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Revelation 21:22—24 (This is Part 1 of two messages on The...

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

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 GIFT GOD GAVE

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

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...

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

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...

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

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Exodus 40:17‑19; 33-34 Introduction Years ago, cultural...

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS (Note to reader: This message is presented as an outline, with only portions...

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

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...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Ephesians 2:8-9 Years ago a convicted murderer was given a life...

THE LOST AXE HEAD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Kings 6:1-7 Introduction Whatever else can be said about...

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

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...

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Philippians 3:7 11 It is said that St. Augustine, of the Fifth...

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

Have you ever wondered or asked whether Jesus is the "only way” of salvation? It’s a fair question...

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

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

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...

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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THE LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

Robert D. Pace Should Christians Support Israel’s Rights to the "Holy Land"? In recent years, the...

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH FAITH?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:1-6 Faith is a premier aspect of the Kingdom of...

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

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 ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

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...

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

America in Crisis!

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

“A NEW THING”

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 19:28-35 At times, Jesus borrowed things to emphasize...

A Man of God

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace Near the close...

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

Robert D. Pace Teaching I want to begin our lesson with a question. Which command of Scripture,...

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Ephesians 4:17-24 The mind is incredible.  It can instantly...

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

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...

LOOSED!

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

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

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...

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

Secrets of Gog and Magog

From Robert D Pace's stunning DVD which explains that Gog and Magog are not what, or who, you...

USAFORISRAEL

    You Can Purchase   USAforIsrael.com   Please Make Your...

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

THE GARDENER

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

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...

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

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...

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...

Guarding Your Soul and the Souls of Others

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, or everything...

The Spirit of Python

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

GOD’S NAME REVEALS YOUR ASSIGNMENT

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D. Pace God has an...

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

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 STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The following study is an outline that provides Biblical...

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Illustration) A Pastor and Deacon were...

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace John 18:1-11 Most people don’t recall Malchus, but he was one...

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 MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

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...

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Acts 9:31-35 If you opened the medicine cabinet of the average...

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

THE FEAR OF THE LORD

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

I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Jeremiah 33:1-3 Opening Remarks I want to examine one verse of...

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 2:13-20 The Bible discloses two groups of people that...

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

DOES GOD KILL?

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

POWER OVER SIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Humor) Everyone wants mastery over various...

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

Biblically Woke!

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

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 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 Beauty of the Righteous

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace Four thousand years ago Moses...

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Joshua 6:1-5 This is a tremendous story of triumph that Joshua...

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

The Woman at the Well

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Genesis 22:1-14 Life is full of temptations and tests. Everyone...

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...

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

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...

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

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Genesis 6:9-22

Five chapters had been written in Genesis and 2000 years had elapsed since God created Adam in sinless perfection. But when this narrative in Genesis 6 unravels we find a lurid depiction of man’s degeneration. Notice the description of the world’s condition:

Genesis 6:5 says: “The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.” The operative words here are wickedness and evil. and they describe the depravity of mankind.

Verses 11-12 elaborate on man’s decadence by employing the words, “corrupt [and] violent.” The Hebrew word corrupt actually indicates the process of man’s depravity. For the first 2000 years mankind had steadily decayed. It was much like a fallen tree that decays once it is uprooted from the soil’s nourishment.

Then the word, “violent,” describes man’s barbarity. This is perhaps the most dreadful description of all because the earth was filled with a savagery that threatened everyone. Here is how the Amplified Version of Genesis 6:11-12 reads: “The earth was depraved and putrid in God’s sight, and the land was filled with violence (desecration, infringement, outrage, assault and lust for power). (12) And God looked upon the world and saw how degenerate, debased and vicious it was; for all humanity had corrupted their way upon the earth and lost their true direction.”

It’s really difficult to imagine Earth’s state of affairs. It was the worst possible time to live. That’s when one of the most sobering verses of all Scripture was written. Genesis 6:6 says, “The LORD was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain.”

But this is where Noah steps into the picture. Noah surfaces as the divinely sent man to rescue the entire human race. He was entrusted with the duty of building a ship larger than a football field, in an area 200 miles from water, and in a world rife with wickedness. Noah was to gather his family, along with every land-breathing creature, into the boat. God planned to drown the earth, dry it, and then jump-start civilization again. How’s that for assignment? That doesn’t sound too difficult does it?

(Transition) Before stating the impossibilities of Noah’s assignment I want to mention three important facts of this narrative.

A. First, this story is not allegorical; it’s factual!

Secularists have scrutinized this phenomenon perhaps more than any other event in the Bible and opinion has weighed in both ways. Many have simply relegated this account to mere fancy, or mythology. Other secularists admit a worldwide flood occurred but have accused Moses of plagiarizing the account from Mesopotamian records (Grolier’s Multimedia Encyclopedia). On the other hand, many respected scientists point to geological findings that support an ancient worldwide flood. Even historical findings of primitive civilizations record a catastrophic cosmic flood.

But the most persuasive of all accounts comes from the fact that Jesus referred to Noah’s Flood in the New Testament. Jesus would have never documented Noah’s Flood had it been mere myth. The Bible is clear: the Flood is more than legend; it’s an actual account of history!

B. Another important fact we learn from the Flood is how it reveals God’s judgment against sin.

God is never passive concerning sin. At some point, sin will always face its judgment. God is good, holy and just. And because He is good, holy and just He must reckon with sin. His justice will not permit Him to ignore sin and let it pass without due sentence.

Did you know that no era of human history has escaped God’s judgment against sin? God has judged the sin of every human dispensation. A dispensation, or era, is a time frame characterized by God’s distinctive dealings toward man. A dispensation is analogous to the way historians divide history. (The ice age/s, the stone age, the bronze age, iron age, etc.) It’s interesting that the Bible chronicles eight human dispensations, with each of them ending in judgment!

First, there’s the dispensation of Innocence.

This is the brief period of time Adam and Eve lived free from sin. But once they disobeyed God, they were judged and death entered the world.

The Dispensation of Conscience followed, which lasted from Adam’s fall to Noah’s 600th year. And this dispensation culminated by the judgment of the Flood.


Then came the Dispensation of Human Government, which lasted from the Flood to Abraham.
This age ended with the destruction of the Babylonian tower and man’s dispersion into the earth.

The fourth was the Dispensation of Promise, which spanned from Abraham to the Exodus. This consummated with God’s judgment against Egypt.

Then there was the Dispensation of Moses’ Law, which stretched from the Ten Commandments to the First Century. This dispensation witnessed the cruelest of all God’s judgments—the death of Christ on the Cross.

Today we live in the Dispensation of Grace, which is marked from Christ’s resurrection until the Lord’s Return. And at Christ’s Return the earth will endure a grueling Seven-Year Tribulation, which will try men with unparalleled judgment.

The next dispensation on the calendar is Christ’s Millennial Reign. This era will conclude with a final climactic judgment against all the nations at the battle of Armageddon, when God will overthrow every vestige of evil. Satan and his minions will be eternally banished to the Lake of Fire and the eternal kingdom of Christ will ensue with perfect peace.

Until now, all five dispensations preceding this Age of Grace have culminated with sweeping judgment. If no other dispensation has escaped God’s judgment “how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation?”

(Transition) But one more fact we must remember about this event is, despite God’s displeasure and judgment of sin, God’s great mercy is exhibited here.

C. Noah’s Flood reveals God’s mercy.

Do you realize God’s patience waited to destroy the earth until only one righteous man remained? The testimony of God within man had dimmed until only one man held the torch. God was forced to issue His judgment! But what’s remarkable is this: About a thousand years before the Flood Noah’s grandfather had a son that he named Methuselah. And Methuselah’s name means “in the year of his death it shall come.” It’s interesting that Methuselah lived 969 years and is known for outliving every man. Do you realize that God’s grace and divine patience waited 969 years before judging mankind with the Flood? Yes, God issues judgment, but only after much reluctance! The Psalmist said God “abounds in mercy” and the prophet Micah said the Lord “delights in mercy.”

(Transition) With these facts mentioned, let’s investigate Noah’s Impossible Assignment. Actually, God gave Noah a series of impossible tasks that I want to discuss. First, God asked Noah to live as one righteous man amid a completely corrupt world.

I. Noah’s Impossible Task was to Live as one Righteous Man Amid a Completely Corrupt World

That certainly cuts against the odds—one solitary man serving God in the midst of a world completely corrupt. Besides Noah, mankind was totally degenerate!

(Application) Some people contend their lack of immediate Christian influences makes it impossible to maintain a Christian testimony. Their lack of fellow Believers on the job, at school, or at home prevents them from serving God. But that isn’t what the Bible teaches. The Bible asserts that Christianity can be practiced anywhere and under any circumstance.

Noah, against the tide of all humanity, overcame the world’s temptations and surged to the crest of human history. With conditions as they were I’m certain Noah was lampooned and ridiculed by the establishment. Can you imagine the cock-eyed looks he attracted as he explained the purpose of building a 450’ ship 200 miles from water?

But there has never been a point in history when serving God was easy. People of all ages have had to contend for their Faith. We fight battles that rage from every imaginable angle. If the world isn’t pounding us externally we feel stress and anxiety mounting internally.

So here is Noah, in the midst of a corrupt generation, described as possessing the twin virtues of “righteousness and blamelessness.” The whole world was lying, fighting, cheating, and stealing—virtually self-destructing—but here was one man whose character couldn’t be assassinated and whose principles couldn’t be compromised:

    When you did business with Noah you were treated honestly.

    His word could be deposited in the bank.

    When he committed to something the job got done.

    There was nothing phony about him. And these virtues are commodities for today’s market!

How did Noah do it? How did he live uninfected from the world’s contagion? Genesis 6:9 reveals his secret when it says “Noah walked with God.” When the Bible says “Noah walked with God” it didn’t mean he had a nominal understanding of God’s character and nature; it meant Noah had a genuine relationship with the Lord.

    In order to “walk with God” we have to develop a relationship with God. We have to love Him, obey Him, converse with Him and spend time with Him.

    “Walking with God” means you deliberately exercise yourself into God’s presence. And you do this by studying His Word and practicing His precepts. It doesn’t happen accidentally.

    “Walking with God” means that you place yourself in the hands of the Heavenly Potter to fashion you into His image.

    As Noah “walked with God” he illustrated the possibility of serving the Lord despite the absence of godly people, despite evil permeating society and despite the threat of aggression toward him. He purposed . . . he resolved . . . he made up his mind, to walk with God!

(Application) Some of you are the only Christian in your immediate family and that makes it difficult. But unlike Noah you will never serve God alone. There are multiplied millions of Christians around the world as part of your extended spiritual family. God has structured the Body of Christ with a supporting cast of interacting members and you will never face life alone.

Even during a crisis when you may not have another Christian physically at your side, you can know the prayers of Believers are being offered on your behalf—something Noah never experienced.

(Transition) So the first impossibility Noah conquered was one you will never face: He served God in the midst of a totally corrupt world. But let’s look at Noah’s second impossible assignment. Noah’s essential task of constructing the ark was impossible.

II. Noah’s Essential Task of Constructing the Ark was Impossible

Turn to Genesis 6:15-16 and let’s read. God told Noah: “This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be 450 feet long, 75 feet wide and 45 feet high. (16) Make a roof for it and finish the ark to within 18 inches of the top. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle and upper decks” (NIV).

The remarkable feat of this undertaking is that Noah was even able to complete it! You remember how Genesis 6 characterized the world: “Corrupt, violent, wicked, and evil.” The crime and violence plaguing the earth stood in constant opposition to Noah’s assignment. It’s not a risky assumption to conclude that God providentially protected Noah and the Ark throughout the entire construction process.

When you consider the violence that plagued the world, the Ark’s gigantic dimensions and the time it took to complete the project the magnitude of the miracle is multiplied. According to many scholars it took Noah approximately 100 years to construct the Ark. And when the ship’s measurements are calculated, they figure to a staggering 1,518,750 cubic feet!

So how did Noah do it? Well, he didn’t do it alone! God was with him, and when you think about it God was more responsible for constructing the Ark than Noah! We give Noah the credit for hauling the lumber and swinging the hammer, but ultimately it was God that miraculously consummated the task.

Do you realize Noah endured a test that, in length, exceeded all other tests? His trial lasted for an entire century! Noah unwaveringly believed God, hammered, pieced and plastered together that gopher wood for 100 years. We don’t live a 100 years much less shoulder the burden of a trial that long. (I suppose if the “testing of our faith works patience,” then Noah was also the most patient of men.)

If Noah could build the Ark under such circumstances you and I can weather our storms, persevere through our tests, and complete any project God requires.

Covenants Are Enacted After Faithfulness

God honors faithfulness! Let me share an intriguing discovery I made while studying for this message. It concerns how God activates the major Covenants or promises of Scripture to man. First, God revealed His covenant or promise to someone; second, that individual underwent a probationary time of testing, and; third, if faithful, the covenant was enforced.

This procedure is consistent with every major covenant God made with man. For example, look at God’s covenant with Noah in Genesis 6:18. God said: “I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.” And for 100 years not one more word is mentioned to Noah concerning this promise until Noah builds the Ark, loads the animals, and weathers the storm.

Then when Noah exits the Ark and worshiped God with his sacrifice the Lord said in Genesis 9:9: “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you (10) and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth. (11) I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”

God activated His covenant after Noah’s faithfulness and obedience!

    God’s covenant with Abraham operated the same way. God introduced the covenant to Abram in Mesopotamia but enforced it after he left home and started his journey.

    The Law of Moses followed the same order. It was first pledged to Moses and then ratified after Moses stood before Pharaoh and demanded Israel’s release.

    The Phinehas/Priestly covenant was presented and launched after Phinehas zealously purged Israel from its sin (NUM 25:10 13).

    The Davidic Covenant was made and enforced with David after years of commitment and devotion to God. Turn to 2 Samuel 7 and let’s examine this.

2 Samuel 7:8-11

(Application) When God offers a covenant it’s predicated on the faithfulness and obedience of the people to whom it’s given. And a faithful response moves God to initiate the covenant. And I sense that some that are listening to this message have: (1) heard God’s voice; (2) obeyed his command; and (3) now stand in close proximity to God enforcing your promises. Like Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David you have been faithful to follow God now, He’s ready to bless.

(Transition) Finally, Noah’s last impossible assignment was to Gather the world’s animals into the Ark.

III. Noah was Commissioned with the Impossible Assignment of Gathering the World’s Animals into the Ark

God said to Noah in Genesis 6:19, “You are to bring into the ark two of all living creatures, male and female, to keep them alive with you” (NIV).

Can you imagine that? How could anyone corral all the animals of the world into a ship? But Noah never whistled for dogs, brayed for donkeys, or chirped for birds. How was this impossible task accomplished? It was accomplished the same way the other impossibilities of Scripture were accomplished—by God’s miracle working power!

Genesis 7:15 says, “Pairs of all creatures that have the breath of life in them came to Noah and entered the ark. (16) The animals going in were male and female of every living thing, as God had commanded Noah. Then the LORD shut him in.” The Lord gathered the animals!

God’s grace and power always accompany His assignment. And as God did for Noah, He will do for you. He will divide the sea, quench the fire, stop the sun, flatten the walls, expel the devil or dispatch the angel for whatever mission He gives you. The Spirit’s supernatural power will assist you.

If you’re like Noah—faced with an impossible task—take heart! The Bible reveals that it’s God, not you, that will produce the miracle. Your responsibility is the same as Noah’s. And it can be summarized with a mathematical equation: Faith, plus obedience, equals God’s miracle.

Conclusion

If God has given you a mission to fulfill perhaps it seems like “Mission Impossible.” But don’t get disheartened! Your success will come through God’s blessing of grace, the power of His Spirit, and a baptism of His love. Remember, “With God all things are possible!”