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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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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 IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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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...

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HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Revelation 3:8 Introduction (Illustration) In the 1990’s I...

A Witch

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

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

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

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

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...

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

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THE PEACE OF GOD

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

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

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

“A NEW THING”

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

A KING AMONG MEN

Robert D. Pace In ancient days, Persia was governed by a benevolent, loving king. In order to...

THE LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

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

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks In Christ’s Day, the word redemption was...

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...

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 31:14-15 From the beginning, God ordained time and...

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...

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

THE GLORY OF GOD

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

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

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THE COMING WINDS

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THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

PulpitToday.org Robert D. Pace Genesis 12:1-3 Abraham is one of Scripture’s greatest men. As the...

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

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KINGDOM ISSUES Robert D. Pace Water baptism, in the Name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a...

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

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...

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Christians often question the surety of their salvation in...

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Malachi 3:13-16 Malachi, whose name means “Messenger,”...

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

PARDON ME!

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace "Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin...

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

UNLOCK YOUR DESTINY

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Everybody has a destiny! The Bible says...

America in Crisis!

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

This outline can be used as a day-to-day devotional guide to follow Christ from Palm Sunday to His...

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Job 33:14–18 God has blessed Christians with two types of...

Born Again But No “Charismatic-type” Christian

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THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

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...

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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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...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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JESUS IS ALIVE!

Robert D. Pace Matthew 28:1-10 (Illustration) Nicole was three years old and as eager for Easter...

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

Pulpit Today Sermons <4>Robert D. Pace Psalm 113:3</4> Consumer confidence is an...

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

WHAT NEVER HAPPENED ON THE DAY OF ATONEMENT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS A Message for Holy Week Robert D. Pace Hebrews 10:1-14 Let’s journey back...

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

DOES GOD KILL?

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

I Want To Be Happy, But I Don’t Know How

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THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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THE GIFT GOD GAVE

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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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...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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HOW THE BIBLE SHOWS THE WORLD ITS DAYS ARE NUMBERED

PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace Introduction I want to talk to you on the subject of How the...

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...

GOD’S NAME REVEALS YOUR ASSIGNMENT

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

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GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Joshua 5:10 12 For forty years Israel awakened with manna...

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

A Man of God

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

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 10:30-37 The Parable of the Good Samaritan is the most...

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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Malchus

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WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Corinthians 10:12 (Illustration) It was a frigid February in...

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...

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

USAFORISRAEL

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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THE GARDENER

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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...

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

GOD RAISES DEAD DREAMS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Pre-Scripture Remarks Scripture uses death to identify man’s...

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

Robert D. Pace Nik Wallenda, a seventh generation funambulist, continues his acrobatics. He's a 35...

BOUNDARIES

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

Prayer is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach to God. Prayers do not look alike, sound alike, or...

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

The Woman at the Well

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

Robert D. Pace Isaiah 7:14 I want to begin by defining the Virgin Birth. In the simplest terms, it...

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS

Robert D. Pace

“Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.
(2) Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
(3) For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
(4) For day and night your hand was heavy upon me; my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. Selah
(5) I acknowledged my sin to you, and I did not cover my iniquity; I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,”
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah”

Psalm 32:1-5

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 today 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 shoot spitballs 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 that “First Cousins” group because you did some pretty wild stuff. “Stuff” that would have given the world 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.) Let’s identify this group as “Third Cousins of Jesus, twice removed.”

• Then there’s a third group of Christians here today. You were Born Again just after the FBI and CIA had arrested you for acting like the Nephilim of Noah’s day. Perhaps the kindest characterization of your past would be the word “Reprobate” or “Infidel.” You never went to church—it didn’t matter if it was your grandmother’s funeral—you didn’t darken the doors. You robbed banks, sang in nightclubs, and gambled away fortunes and nobody thought you would ever become a Christian. But at the last fleeting moment you somehow slipped into the Kingdom of God even when Saint Peter wasn’t sure grace could reach you. This group of Christians are the ones you hear giving their testimony on Christian television.

I don’t know which group you once occupied (And I’m certainly not going to admit the camp that I belonged to!) but I suppose you’re wondering what point I’ll 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 most difficult group 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 probably more aware of how wonderful God’s grace and pardon are.

(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). But that’s what makes Psalm 32 so wonderful. 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 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:

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 eyes.”

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!

Our transgressions, sins, and iniquities are forgiven, covered, and cancelled! 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. Sin defiled man. God created Adam morally and physically perfect—he was 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.”

2. Secondly, sin severed our unbroken 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 incurs God’s wrath. Because God is holy He hates sin. And His holiness won’t let Him ignore it. 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. The conscience of all men convicts them of their sinful nature. The Holy Spirit 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 brings shame and guilt.

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 miracle that happens today.

(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 “misses the mark” 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 or knowingly committing 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 to 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.

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 away through 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: 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? 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 invest with 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 heading 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 as to 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 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 the spiritual  application of this  story? 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 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, 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).