THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

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.

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

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...

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...

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

Robert D. Pace "THE BOOKS" An Altar Invitation The Bible speaks of two books being opened at the...

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...

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

APOCALERTS OF THE ENDTIME: How God Shows the World Its Days are Numbered

Pulpit Today Sermons APOCALERTS OF THE ENDTIME: How God Shows the World Its Days are Numbered...

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

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

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

“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...

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...

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

America in Crisis!

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

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...

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

  Robert D Pace Blessings of Waiting on the Lord Psalm 27:13—14 I want to start by sharing...

NONE CAST ASIDE

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

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...

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...

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

Book Review: How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary Professor

Mark E. Hardgrove, PhD I recently received a book entitled How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary...

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

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...

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...

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

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...

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 END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

THE LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

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:

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

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...

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

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 Comfort of Communion

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

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...

BOUNDARIES

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

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...

Supersign of Prophecy

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

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...

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

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...

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

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...

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

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...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

USAFORISRAEL

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

THE COMING WINDS

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

Battle of Gog and Magog

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

THE GARDENER

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

The Woman at the Well

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

A Man of God

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

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 BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

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

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 DECISION OF MOSES

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

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...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

POWER OVER SIN

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

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

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”...

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

Malchus

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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

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...

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

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...

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.

The Spirit of Python

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

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...

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...

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

Hosanna!

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

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Introduction

(Humor) When we attend the House of Worship each Sunday there are typically three sets of Christians in attendance.

  • First, there are Christians here that were raised in a Christian home and attended church every Sunday. Let’s call you the “First Cousins of Jesus.” Your legacy is that you cut your teeth on church pews, your diapers were changed in a musty church bathroom, and the worst thing you did was chew gum during Sunday School.
  • Then there is a second group of Christians here today. This is the group that attended church three times a year: Easter, Christmas Eve, and whenever there was a funeral. You weren’t in the “First Cousins” group because you did some pretty wild stuff. It was stuff that would have given viewers a lifetime of entertainment should Youtube have caught your actions. (I can see some of you hiding behind the person in front of you now! If you were in that group, you know it! Remember, this is all in humor!) I’ll call this group “The Third Cousins of Jesus, twice removed.”
  • Then there’s a final group of Christians here today. And I don’t have a title for you because . . . well, you’ll understand in a moment. You converted just after the FBI arrested you for acts that would have embarrassed the Nephilim of Noah’s day. You never went to church—it didn’t matter if it was your grandmother’s funeral—you wouldn’t darken the doors! Your best friends were in the mafia; your best meals were eaten in nightclubs; and your best times were in casinos where you gambled away fortunes. Nobody thought you would become a Christian. Even the angels doubted that God’s grace could reach you. But at the last fleeting moment you prayed the “Sinners Prayer” and somehow slipped into the Kingdom of God. And it’s always people from this group are seen on Christian television giving their testimony!

I don’t know which group you once occupied (And I’m certainly not going to admit the camp I belonged to!) but I suppose you’re wondering what point we’re going to make from this introduction. Let’s investigate that: When it comes to salvation, Christians don’t always comprehend how fortunate they are to have received the “riches of Christ’s grace” and be pardoned from sin. And the group that finds it most difficult to comprehend God’s mercy is that “First Cousins” group—people that were raised in church. But if you were in one of the other two groups you’re more aware of the wonderful riches of God’s grace and his pardon from sin!

(Transition) Regardless of which group you came from everyone here has a common past—we were all sinners! Isaiah 53:6 says: “All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way (NASU). The Bible says, everyone here was “born in sin and conceived in iniquity” (PSA 51:5). And that’s what makes Psalm 32 so wonderful!

The Blessedness of Forgiveness!

This is one of my favorite Psalms because 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 it. Here’s what I mean:

David called one category of sins transgressions. We commit transgressions when we knowingly “cross the line” or when we willfully rebel against God and his standard. But the second category of sins that David identifies is characterized by the very word sin. This category of sins describes actions that are knowingly or unknowingly sinful. They are sinful actions that simply “miss the mark” that God has set before them. And then David identifies the third category of sins with the word iniquity. And this speaks of a “vile perversion.”

These terms—transgressions, sins, and iniquity—cover the entire gamut human sins. But then after showing us three categories of sin David uses three beautiful expressions that show how God pardons our sins:

First, David says God “forgives” our sins. That means he lifts and removes the burden of our sins. And he lifts and removes them “as far as the east is from the west” (PSA 103:12).

Then David says God “covers” our sins. And that means God “shrouds the evidence of our sins to where they cannot be seen by his holy eyes.” Our sinful actions are forever hidden, concealed, and banished from his divine eyes. Praise God!

Thirdly, David says God treats our confessed sins as being “cancelled.” That means God annuls the charges against us. Christ’s sacrifice on the Cross wipes out our sins! Imagine that! God wipes out the incriminating evidence against us!

Now, when you assimilate all that God does when we repent, we discover that he takes our transgressions, sins, and iniquities and then forgives, covers, and cancels them! No wonder David said: “Blessed is the man whose sins are forgiven.”

(Transition) To really understand how blessed Christ’s pardon from sin is, we need to understand the consequences of sin. Adam’s disobedience instantly affected man in four ways:

The Consequences of Sin

1. First, Adam’s sin defiled the human race. When God created Adam he was morally and physically perfect—flawless! But when Adam sinned every part of his being was polluted. Theology calls this “total depravity.” That doesn’t mean man is as wicked as possible, it means nothing about us is left untouched from sin. We were corrupted body, soul, mind, and spirit. I know secular men don’t consider themselves to be morally polluted. They think they’re basically good. But God says in Romans 3:10: “there’s none righteous, not even one.” So, first, sin has defiled us morally, spiritually, and physically—everything about us has been corrupted by sin.

2. Secondly, sin severed our fellowship with God. Adam had the incredible opportunity to walk with God daily. I can’t imagine what it was like to converse with the Creator and discuss the secrets of the universe, but that’s what Adam did. Unfortunately, sin has temporarily robbed us of that unbroken fellowship.

3. Thirdly, sin has incurred that wrath of God against our rebellious human nature. God’s holiness will not let Him ignore our sinfulness. God warned Adam before he sinned: “In the day you eat you shall surely die.” And that’s precisely what happened. Sin brought God’s judgment of sickness, pain, evil, and death. And eternal death awaits those that remain in sin.

4. And fourthly, sin incurs shame and guilt. People are naturally shamed by their wicked behavior. Thank goodness that the Holy Spirit convicts the conscience and does not allow men to feel good about injuring others, slandering people, stealing, lying or shameful acts. Sin never leaves you with a good feeling. It mortifies and humiliates.

That’s the penalty of sin; and it’s terrible! But that’s where the wonder of Psalm 32 emerges. When we accept God’s pardon he takes our transgressions, sins, and iniquities and forgives, covers, and cancels them! And that’s the greatest of all miracles!

(Transition) But in order to receive that miracle of mercy it’s necessary to let God deal with our sins. Let’s talk about that. How do you respond when you “miss the mark” and disobey God? How do you deal with sin?

The Danger of Concealing Sin

Unless an angel has slipped in among us, everyone here is guilty of sin. Occasionally, everyone transgresses and falls short of God’s commands. That’s why 1 John 1:8 says: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” Since that’s the case, how do you respond after moments of impure thoughts or occasions of speaking unkindly. What do you do when you knowingly commit sin regardless of how insignificant or egregious it is? While we often try to ignore or conceal our actions, the Bible supplies the strategy for handling sin and it’s important that we follow its instruction.

Solomon said in Proverbs 28:13: “He that conceals his sins shall not prosper.” When you try to conceal, ignore, or devise a plan to deal with your sins you cannot prosper! Sin can’t be disposed of by ignoring it and assuming God will eventually forget about it. Let me assure you God doesn’t do that. This is why David wrote Psalm 32. He wanted us to understand the consequences of unconfessed sins. So, let’s look deeper into this Psalm.

It’s likely that David wrote this Psalm as it concerned his adultery with Bathsheba and the murdering of her husband Uriah. You would think this man “after God’s heart” would immediately repent, but he didn’t. Scholars say David waited nearly a year before he confessed his iniquity. And look how his dereliction affected him. David said in verse three:

“When I kept silent about my sin, my body wasted awaythrough my groaning all day long. (4) For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; my vitality was drained away as with the fever heat of summer” (NASU).

David was miserable as long as he concealed his sin. And look at the extent of his misery. It wasn’t just his soul that suffered, his body wasted away, his emotions were besieged, and this warrior that slew a lion, bear, and giant was drained of his energy. He suffered spiritually, emotionally, and physically! David’s misery wasn’t coincidental. The press and pain of God’s hand was directly responsible for creating David’s discomfort. Look again at verse four. David said: “day and night Your hand was heavy upon me.” 

There’s a reason God gets personally involved with our sin. And it’s for our good! Romans 5:12 says, “sin brings forth death”; Romans 6:16 says, “sin brings forth death”; and Romans 6:23 says, “sin brings forth death.” To state it another way: “The wages of sin is death!”

The consequence of sin is not neutral or benign. It is a destructive force that never stops attacking. You can’t outwit or outmaneuver its effects! Alcohol, drugs, sensual flirtations, pornography, and stealing can ruin you beyond imagination. Sin can destroy your health, wreck your thinking, ruin your finances, and completely overpower you. Nobody but you may know your sins, but if you conceal or ignore them long enough they will destroy you! “He that conceals his sin shall not prosper.”

(Quote) Some years ago a physician said: “Half my patients don’t need medical treatment, what they need is the forgiveness of sins.” The noted psychiatrist Karl Menninger once said if he “could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75% of them could walk out the next day.” 

(Transition) When we fail God, He wants us to be honest with Him and confess our sins. Jesus took our place on the Cross as the penalty for sin and He’s waiting for us to repent and accept His pardon for whatever we’ve done. And what will Christ do with your transgressions, sins, and iniquity? The Bible says that he forgives, covers, and cancels!

Jesus the Pardon for Sin

It’s amazing that so many people know how to master various parts of life but they don’t know how to handle their spiritual life. They’re able to work Wall Street or manage corporations or program computers or even design master plans for cities, but they don’t know how to handle sin. They believe living a good moral life and helping others is enough to gain God’s favor. Perhaps they subscribe to that Unitarian belief that teaches there are many ways that lead to God or maybe they are self-proclaimed atheists and don’t believe anything exists after death.

There’s a really frightening passage in Proverbs 14:12 that says: “There is a way that seems right to a man but its end leads to death.” Can you imagine living by a standard you honestly thought would lead you to heaven, only to discover you were wrong? You assumed you were headed the right way only to discover it terminated with eternal death? That’s what happens when people ignore the Bible. Man doesn’t set the rules or prescribe the path of righteousness. That’s God’s duty. And He’s presented everything in the Bible that prescribes the path to Heaven.

Do you know how Solomon characterizes people that make themselves as God and dispute the Bible’s claims? Proverbs 26:12 says: “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him” (NASU). 

The Bible defines a man “wise in his own eyes” as somebody that is convinced his understanding is indisputable. He sees himself as right and everyone else as wrong—including the words of Scripture. Solomon left clear instructions how we should handle the advice of people that contradict God’s Word. Proverbs 14:7 says: “Leave the presence of a fool, or you [too] will not discern words of knowledge” (NASU).

Folks, there are many “reasonable sounding” voices in the world.  There are voices that say, “this is the way” or “this is the answer” or “this is the antidote for your situation.” But just because a statement has a measure of truth doesn’t mean it’s totally true! The Bible contains the whole counsel of truth!

God calls men to calculate the consequences of their choices. That’s Proverbs 14:15 means when it says, “The naive believes everything, but the sensible man considers his steps” (NASU). The word “step” symbolizes the smallest unit of life. And Solomon says that a wise man will calculate the outcome of every choice—even the most insignificant one—because choices have consequences.

Let me ask you once again: How do you handle sin? Do you conceal them or confess them? Do you excuse them or admit them? God has provided a way for the forgiveness of sins and it’s simple: repent and accept God’s pardon!

(Illustration) During the presidency of Andrew Jackson, George Wilson robbed money from a train and killed the security guard. The court sentenced him to death. Several years later President Jackson intervened with a pardon but, amazingly, Wilson refused the pardon! Because this had never happened the Supreme Court ruled on whether someone could refuse a presidential pardon. Chief Justice John Marshall handed down the court’s decision: “A pardon is a parchment whose only value must be determined by the receiver of the pardon. It has no value apart from that which the receiver gives to it. George Wilson has refused to accept the pardon . . . We cannot conceive why he would do so, but he has. Therefore, George Wilson must die.” (Author unknown.)

Do you see how this speaks? Sin places the sentence of death upon all mankind. But despite our guilt, Christ intervenes with a pardon. But our pardon from death is not automatic. Man must accept Christ’s offer of mercy from the Cross. And we do that by placing faith in Christ.

(Transition) And there is incredible peace and joy that come when you confess your sins and realize Christ has removed them “as far as the east is from the west.”

The Blessing of Confessing your Sins

Do you remember the misery and despair David’s unconfessed sin brought him? He was an emotional wreck! But David’s confession of sin brought a rush of relief and river of joy. Verse five says: “I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”; and You forgave the guilt of my sin” (NASU). David’s repentance brought instant forgiveness. The Lord exonerated the record of his sins and they were forgiven, covered, and cancelled! “Deserved?” No! “”Purged?” Yes!

That’s why David could say: “blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered! (2) How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit” (NASU). Confessing your sins to God liberates the deepest depths of your soul. And there’s no greater feeling than the joy of knowing your sins are forgiven and your heart is right with God. There’s nothing more comforting than living with the peace that God’s pardon supplies.

I want you to notice something special about Psalm 32. The last time David began a Psalm with the word “blessed” was Psalm 1 when he said: “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! (2) But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and in His law he meditates day and night (NASU).

Psalm 1 says the man that avoids wickedness, evil, and the path of sinners is “blessed”! But Psalm 32 identifies the “blessed” ones from a different perspective. David said the sinful, transgressing, iniquitous man that repents and finds God’s pardon is also “blessed”! And when you combine Psalm 1 with Psalm 32 you discover there’s “blessing” when we obey and there’s pardon to “bless” when we stray. Praise God for grace!

Conclusion

(Illustration) Go back with me to 1995 and what has been called the “Trial of the Century.” We know this as the O. J. Simpson trial. This was a courtroom drama better than Hollywood could have ever scripted. The prosecutors extracted Simpson’s blood from the crime scene, from his white Bronco, and from his master bedroom back home. They produced a glove that forensic experts said was smeared with the blood of Nicole Brown, Ron Goldman and Simpson himself. Prosecutors lifted Simpson’s hair from Ron Goldman’s shirt and a cap left at the crime scene. The evidence appeared incriminating! But then the defense team made its case. If you followed that trial you probably remember exactly where you were when the jury returned its verdict and Simpson was declared: “Not Guilty” of killing his wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman. “Not Guilty!” What powerful words! Besides those two exonerating words from the jury, the most famous statement echoing from that courtroom came from defense attorney Johnny Cochran. After Simpson tried to stuff his hand into that bloody glove Cochran said: “If the glove doesn’t fit, you must acquit.”

This is how America’s justice system operates, but it’s not how God’s courtroom operates. In fact, no one stands before God innocent of sin. Nobody stands before God “Not Guilty.” Romans 3 says “the whole world is guilty before God.” We’re all convicted of sin and charged with the sentence of death. In other words, “the glove of sin fits.”

So what’s the answer when we stand before God at His Judgment Seat? Is it a slick lawyer to manipulate the evidence or a stacked jury to furnish a convenient verdict? No, this doesn’t exist in God’s courtroom. In fact, there’s no lawyer at God’s Judgment Seat. It’s just you, God, and the unfiltered facts of your life. There is a scribing angel that has kept meticulous and precise records of your every thought, utterance, intention, and action. And you’ll answer for them.

That means you can’t wait until you’re in God’s courtroom to make your case. You need to prepare in advance—now! Allow the Psalmist David to be your lawyer for the moment and offer advice: “When you make a mess, you must confess!” That’s what Psalm 32 is all about. “When you make a mess, you must confess.” Repent and accept God’s pardon.

I love what the prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 55:7. “Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (NASU).

So what’s the answer when we stand before God at His Judgment Seat? Is it a slick lawyer to manipulate the evidence or a stacked jury to furnish a convenient verdict? No, this doesn’t exist in God’s courtroom. In fact, there’s no lawyer at God’s Judgment Seat. It’s just you, God, and the unfiltered facts of your life. There is a scribing angel that has kept meticulous and precise records of your every thought, utterance, and action. And you’ll answer for them. That means you can’t wait until you’re in God’s courtroom to make your case. You need to prepare in advance—now! Allow the Psalmist David to be your lawyer for the moment and offer advice: “When you make a mess, you must confess!” That’s what Psalm 32 is all about. “When you make a mess, you must confess.” Repent and accept God’s pardon.

I love what the prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 55:7. “Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the LORD, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon” (NASU).

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