THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

THE GARDENER

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

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...

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace NICODEMUS It’s About Regeneration! Opening Remarks I want to...

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace A Study of Divine Healing The following study is an outline...

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

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...

Supersign of Prophecy

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

BOUNDARIES

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

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...

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...

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

  Robert D Pace I Will Show You Great and Unsearchable Things Jeremiah 33:1--3 Opening Remarks I...

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES John 14:15-18 Robert D. Pace Do...

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

Hosanna!

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

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...

ALL MY FOUNTAINS ARE IN YOU

Moses had completed his 40-year mission of guiding the Israelites through the wilderness, now the Promised Land was but a few steps away. Canaan was 60% desert, with approximately two-million Jews ready to inherit it, but what good would this land be without water? So before the Israelites took one step into their inheritance, Moses combined God’s promise to grant them land with his promise to grant them water: “For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land—a land with brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out into the valleys and hills” (Dt.8:7). I have a question: How could God possibly fulfill this promise when Canaan was 60% desert? Where were these “brooks, streams, and deep springs gushing out”? God answered this question in Isaiah. . . .

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

Pulpit Today Sermons DIVINE ENTRAPMENT Robert D. Pace Job 1:8-10 The book of Job issues incredible...

PREPARE THE WAY

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

A REVELATION OF GOD

  Robert D Pace A Revelation of God God has an assignment for you and you should never doubt...

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

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...

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

Robert D. Pace It begins with deception—mass, unbridled deception! It is the infamous Endtime...

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

FINDING THE TREASURES OF DARKNESS AND WEALTH OF SECRET PLACES

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Opening Remarks (Harbinger) Some years ago, I found myself...

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...

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

  PULPIT TODAY SERMON Robert D. Pace THE INCARNATION OF JESUS JOHN 1:1-4; 14 Introduction...

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE VIRGIN BIRTH

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

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...

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

RED FLAGS: Don’t Ignore Them

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

America in Crisis!

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace “According to the Pattern” I typically open my message by...

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 Comfort of Communion

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

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...

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT! 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 The Bible...

CORPORATE ACCLAMATION

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

YOUR KEY TO SUCCESS AND OTHER BIBLE FORMULAS THAT DON’T WORK

Pulpit Today Sermon Robert D. Pace Psalm 16:7-11 Our generation has a formula for whatever need...

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.

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

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...

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

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...

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

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...

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

Pulpit Today Sermons Partnership with God Robert D Pace Introductory Remarks Throughout Scripture,...

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

A Witch

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

Water Baptism: A Post Conversion Experience

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

THE THRONE NAMES OF JESUS

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

Malchus

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

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

THANKSGIVING LIVING

God has given us boundless opportunities to exhibit gratitude? So much so, that these endless occasions present, “Thanksgiving without Borders!” Each step we take provides another opportunity to bless the Lord. I’m thankful that God has blessed mankind with medical and scientific  breakthroughs unknown to civilization back to Adam.

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

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 INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

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 MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

IMITATORS OF CHRIST

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

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

“A NEW THING”

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

God has Prepared His Word to Work for You!

Pulpit Today Sermon by Robert D Pace God’s Word Works! God has Prepared His Word to Work for You!...

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

Building on the Rock

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

HOLY SMOKE! WHERE’S THE FIRE?

Robert D. Pace HOLY SMOKE! WHERE'S THE FIRE? 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the...

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

THE WEAKNESS OF ANGELS, THE POWER OF BELIEVERS

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:5-8 The nature of angels is intriguing. When you...

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

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:

I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU 3 John 2 John was the apostle...

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

A Man of God

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace The Goodness of God Mark 10:17-21 (Illustration) I remember...

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

Luke says as these shepherds watched their flocks during the night, the glory of God shined all around them. Now can you imagine that? It’s pitch black and then, suddenly, all is illuminated! Afterward, an angel appears and announces that the awaited Savior of the world has been born and is lying in swaddling clothes in a manger in Bethlehem. But it’s still not over. Besides this angelic messenger and the glory of God that is all around them, a vast, multitude of angels appears praising God, saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests” (2:13).

“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...

Mountaintop Worship

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

Point of Inspiration: Devotionals for Personal and Corporate Worship Robert D Pace Each year more...

PROPHECIES OF THE ENDTIME UNVEILED

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

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

Pulpit Today Sermons How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders And Why it's Important for Christians...

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR YOUR GOOD

PULPIT TODAY SERMON By Robert D Pace   “All Things Work Together For Your Good!” Romans 8:28...

PURCHASE APOCALERT DIRECTLY FROM OWNER

APOCALERT .com  (&) .org For Sale from Owner! Contact Robert D. Pace for asking price....

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

Pulpit Today Sermon Opening Closed Doors Revelation 3:8 Robert D. Pace Introduction (Illustration)...

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

A Workman Unashamed

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

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...

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Revelation 14:6-7

(Illustration) We live in a unique sphere of our galaxy. The Milky Way spans 100 million light years. There are billions of suns, planets, and moons, but Earth’s uniqueness is it’s the galaxy’s only place containing just one drop of liquid water. Scientists tell us that there are huge bodies of ice in space and even vapors that surround planets, but earth is the only known place to have water in liquid form. That’s because there’s such a small difference between freezing and vaporous temperatures. Water freezes at 32 degrees and vaporizes at 212 degrees. It’s no accident that God, in His infinite wisdom, knew the perfect distance to position the earth from the sun.

In one sense, earth is a tiny oasis in this immense dusty and dry galaxy. At creation, Genesis 1:9 says God drew the land from the waters. And Peter confirmed this when he said: “by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water” (2PE 3:5).

When we think about an oasis we understand it’s a flourishing, fertile spot that appears in deserts or wastelands. It’s interesting that oases vary considerably in size, ranging from several square feet to huge oasis cities.

    The largest oasis city in the world is in Tashkent, Russia with a population of over 2,000,000.

    The Holy Land’s most notable oasis city is Damascus with a population over 1,000,000. It’s possible that Damascus is the oldest continuously occupied city in the world, because history reveals it was inhabited 2000 BC.

    America’s premier oasis city is Palm Springs, California.

Think about the purpose of an oasis: It sustains life, refreshes, brings fruitfulness, and attracts life. All this is made possible for one reason: The presence of water. Without the life-giving nature of water there’s no oasis. And it’s interesting that water is one of Scripture’s significant metaphors for Christian worship:

    John the Baptist initiated the coming of Christ and His Kingdom by a baptism with water (MAT 3:11).

    Jesus associated worship with water when He said in John 7:38, “Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”

    And then John the Revelator showed a picture of Heavenly worship taking place by “the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, [flowing] from the throne of God and of the Lamb.”

God has associated our worship experience with water. And that’s because worship is like an oasis in the world’s desert. It blesses, refreshes, and invigorates us deep down to the soul. In truth, there’s no such thing as boring worship! If worship is boring something is wrong with the worshiper not God.

(Illustration) Some time ago, a boy asked his mother the highest number to which she had counted. The mother couldn’t remember so she asked her son the highest number he had reached. Without hesitation, he said, “7475.” The mother said, “That’s fabulous, but why did you stop there?” Her son responded, “Because church ended!”

Let me reiterate, true worship isn’t boring. It may correct us or challenge us; it might be corrective and penetrate to the core of our soul; but if we permit it, worship will always enrich us!

(Transition) I want to use the word oasis as an acrostic to illustrate the purpose and enrichment that worship brings to Christians. First, let’s note that God ordained the worship experience.

I. God Ordained Worship

The act of worship originated with God. It was his grand design and serves as the chief purpose of men and angels. It does not matter how wondrously gifted a person may be, our ultimate purpose involves glorifying our Creator and Redeemer. Nothing is more important–nothing! I know that’s hard to understand because life is filled with demands:

    We have spouses and children to provide for

    We have businesses to maintain, and;

    We are tasked to fulfill schedules and obligated to appear at social events,

    But despite life’s obligations,the Believer’s
    call to worship God remains our non—negotiable activity.

    (Example) Look at it this way. The houses we live in have one primary purpose—they provide shelter. Architects design them in various shapes, sizes, and degrees of elegance. Some are formed with brick, others with wood, and others with plaster. In some parts of the planet houses are matted together with mud. But regardless of their constituency, a house is worthless if it can’t provide shelter.

    And when it comes to God’s creative purpose for this tabernacle of flesh, we need to understand this: God has blessed men with various talents, degrees of intelligence, and shades of skin. According to Acts 17, God has situated people-groups at precise locations on the globe. But regardless of who we are or where we live, our preeminent purpose is to worship God. That’s what Peter meant when he said: “you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9-10).

    Throughout the Bible, God calls man to worship Him. But what is worship? Can you define it?

    (Definition) One Hebrew word for worship describes it as “bowing, either by bending the knee or lying prostrate.” Another Hebrew word for worship has its etymology connected with kissing. (I know that gets some people excited, especially the teenagers, but let me explain.) In ancient times people kissed rulers, and even the earth, to express reverence. Kissing was considered an act of worship. That means bowing, prostrating one’s self, and kissing have a common denominator: they are deliberate acts of reverence. They are purposed gestures. In other words, worship is something we do intentionally not accidentally! This is what God has ordained for us!

      1. When we publicly gather at church it’s a deliberate act, and it’s worship.

      2. When we pray, (3) praise God, or (4) read the Scriptures it’s something we purposely do, and it’s worship.

      5. When we are baptized, (6) take communion, (7) give offerings, or (8) testify of Christ, it’s worship.

    I just listed eight ways that worship occurs. And these eight activities can be summed up by putting it this way: When we purposely obey God’s written Word we are worshiping him. I’ve never known anyone to accidentally get baptized or pay their tithes, or take Communion. They may have done these things insincerely, but they didn’t do them accidentally.

    (Application) This means, worshiping God is anything we deliberately do in “spirit and truth” that ascribes worth to God. Again, this is what we were created to intentionally do! We are created to exalt the One, true and holy Creator. And when we fulfill our destiny to worship, it becomes an oasis that refreshes us and honors God. God designed worship to water our soul with a refreshing that cannot come any other way.

    (Transition) So first, worship is ordained of God. It’s your reason for being. The second letter in our Oasis acrostic is, ‘a’. Worship is not only ordained of God, it’s an experience of awe.

    II. Worship Involves Awe

    Hebrews 12:28 29 says: “since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, (29) for our “God is a consuming fire.” To really understand how to worship God in “reverence and awe” we need to consider this Scripture’s context. And Hebrews points back to Mount Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments. When Moses ascended Sinai to secure the Commandments God wanted Israel to witness the drama. So He called them to the mountain to observe, firsthand, the power of His presence.

      An ominous thick cloud enveloped the mountain.

      Fire and lightning leaped out from its summit.

      A gale-force wind swept around the mountain.

      And when God spoke from the mountain the earth literally shook!

      The Bible says even Moses trembled with fear.

    There was a reason God displayed Himself like this.

      He wanted Israel to understand He wasn’t some puny Mediterranean god shaped by human hands. He wanted them to know He was no fragile idol that could be toppled from its perch.

      The real God can shake the earth.

      He can walk in the fire.

      He can stand calmly in class-five winds.

      When the real God speaks, creation reels and falls to its knees. That’s the God of Israel!

    God wanted Israel to remember these things when they worshiped Him. He wanted them to stand in “reverence and awe” and understand He is an uncommon God that is sovereign, majestic, and omnipotent. And that’s what He wants us to do. We must never lose sight of God’s greatness.

      The Bible describes Him as being invisible, yet larger than the universe.

      His voice is quiet and tender; yet it’s strong enough to crack apart the cedars.

      He dwells beyond the constellations, yet He controls every activity of earth.

      He is our loving Savior that pardons our sins, but He is also the fearful Judge to whom all men will give account.

    God is to be reverenced, respected, and awed! We need to live with holy reverence toward God. The Bible calls this “the fear of the Lord.” And Proverbs 9:10 says: “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” When you live this way, I can assure you that it will become a delightsome and refreshing experience! How do I know that? Because the Bible says it was for Christ, our Example. Isaiah 11:3 says: “He will delight in the fear of the LORD.” Christ delighted in “the fear of the Lord.”

    He knew His Father was the awesome God of all creation, so He sought to always do His will—and He was delighted by worshiping God obediently!

    (Transition) Worship is ordained of God and involves awe, but thirdly, the next letter in our oasis acrostic is, ‘S’. Worship involves sincerity.

    III. Worship Involves Sincerity

    Anything God commands should be done correctly—especially worship. That’s what Jesus told the Samaritan woman. True worship is executed “in spirit and truth”—honestly and sincerely. Is that how you worship God?

    (Illustration) Years ago I read the story of a young man that wanted to work at a zoo. And he was immediately hired when he applied for employment. But there was a problem. The zoo’s gorilla had died and its replacement hadn’t arrived. Since bus-loads of school children were scheduled for tours that week, the young man was asked to wear a gorilla costume and play the part. He figured he could last a week so he arrived the next morning, outfitted himself, and began roaming his territory next to the lions. The kids came and he entertained them by eating bananas, lurching along the hillside, and swinging on limbs. All of the sudden he looked to the back of the corral where a lion had passed through an unlocked gate. It was coming straight toward him. Without hesitation he panicked and began yelling for help as onlookers stood near. And his cries intensified when the lion prowled closer. Finally, the lion pinned him against the wall and with his hot breath panting in the man’s face the lion opened his mouth and said: “If you don’t hush we’ll both lose our jobs.”

    A person may entertain the crowds wearing a costume, but nobody will please God in worship if they wear a religious costume. You have to be honest and sincere and worship God “in spirit and truth.”

    (Example) Several years ago a friend told me of his struggle to approach God with pure, honest worship. The conversation went something like this: “Sometimes I’m angry with how life treats me. I have unmet needs, some of my bills are unpaid; and I’m struggling with disappointments. Here I am trying to worship but I’m battling anger, hurt, and confusion and I feel like a phony.”

    We all have our set of problems and frustrations we bring to the House of Worship. God knows you better than you know yourself. And he wants you to be honest with Him. If you hurt tell Him. If you’re mad at Him tell Him. He can handle it. You can’t wait for things to smooth out to worship because you’ll always wrestle with life’s mysteries and misfortune. But on the other side of our confusion there is our confidence we have in God.

      And our confidence in Him tells us we can trust God regardless of how mixed up life gets because He has steadfast, unfailing love for us.

      Our confidence in Him tells us He loves us with an everlasting and unfailing love and “if God is for us who can be against us?”

    It’s alright to acknowledge your confusion as long as you trust God! The fact is, we will never decipher some mysteries or make sense of every circumstance. Romans 11:33 says: “God’s ways are past finding out.” But what we can do is understand that He has never “left or forsaken” anybody and He will never “leave nor forsake” us either!

    And while we’re talking about sincere worship let’s make one more observation. Don’t cover your sin! Confess it. David said: “If I regard iniquity in my heart, God will not hear me.” If you’ve sinned, confess it to Christ and accept His cleansing. The Prophet Micah said God “delights in mercy.” And when you confess your sins you will delight in God’s forgiveness! You’ll worship Him with joy and rejuvenation!

    (Transition) Worship not only involves sincerity, fourthly, it involves identification. God wants to identify with His people.

    IV. Worship Involves Identification

    (Example) Imagine something for a moment. What if you had lived during Old Testament days when King Solomon governed Israel? Further, let’s suppose you personally knew Solomon and he gave you the opportunity to meet with him on a regular basis. I know this is all hypothesis but let’s imagine this had been true. Would you want others to know you could be identified with Solomon, the king of Israel? The obvious answer is, “Yes”! It would be an honor to personally identify with one of Israel’s greatest kings.

    Do you realize that worship is the primary way Believers identify with God? It is our connection with Him. From the beginning of time, God has sought to develop a relationship with man and fellowship with him. Moreover, the practice of worship makes this connection possible. For example:

      Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob associated with God at altars.

      When God identified with Old Testament Israel He met them at the Tabernacle and the Temple.

      God instituted a specific day for worship called the Sabbath for His people to identify with Him. Then He called for them to identify with Him at those seven annual worship festivals: Passover, Pentecost, Tabernacles.

      And in the New Testament the Holy Spirit continued the emphasis. Believers met at the Temple, in Synagogues, in houses, the public squares, and even prisons.

    Here is what God wants you to understand about all this: God uses your worship to distinguish you as belonging to Him. It’s His way of scripting His signature upon your life. We are so unworthy of our Lord becoming like us and dying on the cross for our sins. Why would the perfect, pure Lord of Heaven want to take upon Himself flesh and identify with crooks, prostitutes, thieves, and even worse? He identified with us and died for our sins because He wanted to redeem us. And when we worship Him it testifies that we are willing to identify with the most wonderful, loving, forgiving, compassionate, and gracious God imaginable.

    (Transition) There’s another benefit of identifying with God through worship. It reminds us of who we are and what our destiny is.

    (Illustration) When Arnold Schwarzenegger was campaigning to become California’s Governator in October of 2003 I heard his wife Maria Shriver say this about Arnold: “He doesn’t care how people ridicule him; whether they belittle his bulging muscles or his thick Austrian accent. He remains confident for two reasons: One, he knows who he is and, two, he knows where he’s going.” I don’t know Arnold’s spiritual condition or anything about his personal relationship with Christ. That’s for God to handle. But let’s not miss his wife’s statement: “he knows who he is and where he’s going.” When I heard that, I instantly knew that’s what worship does for Christians. People that faithfully worship the Lord know they are an heir of Almighty God and their destiny is to spend eternity with Him in Heaven. True worship keeps us on track!

    Remember, once again the words of the apostle: “you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”

    (Illustration) Awhile back I read a humorous story about Albert Einstein. He was the twentieth century’s foremost scientist but Einstein tended to have an absentminded nature as well. He would often mismatch his clothes or forget to comb his hair. One day Einstein traveled by train for a speaking engagement. After boarding the conductor checked for tickets and when he came to Einstein he was already engrossed in his work. Einstein turned his jacket and briefcase inside out looking for his ticket but to no avail. He had misplaced it. The conductor said, “It’s alright Dr. Einstein, we all know you, I’m sure you bought a ticket. There’s no problem.” But a few moments later the conductor looked back and Einstein was on his hands and knees still searching for the ticket. The conductor walked back, “Dr. Einstein, don’t worry about it. I know you who you are.” Einstein looked up and said, “I know who I am also, the problem is, I don’t know where I’m going.”

    Do you see what worship does? It is a spiritual compass that keeps us pointed toward our heavenly destination where we will worship Him before His glorious throne.

    (Transition) Worship involves obedience, awe, sincerity, identification, and fifthly, satisfaction.

    V. Worship Brings Satisfaction

    This final point actually summarizes the entire oasis of worship experience. If our ultimate purpose in life is to worship God, then true worship should satisfy us like an oasis satisfies a weary desert traveler. One of my favorite designations the Bible assigns to the Israelites that wandered forty years in the wilderness is in Acts 7:38. Luke calls them “the assembly in the desert.” I love that phrase, “the assembly in the desert,” because it not only described Israel it describes the church. How could anyone survive without water in the desert? And yet God supplied water for both Israel and their livestock for four decades! David said in Psalm 105:41, “He opened the rock, and water gushed out; like a river it flowed in the desert.” A miraculous river of water coursed its way through the wilderness during Israel’s desert experience!

    And Christ is with the church today—the assembly in the world’s desert—as a River of Life, to sustain, bless, and refresh it. Don’t you feel refreshed after a good worship experience? When the early Believers worshiped the Bible says they rejoiced, they gladdened, they were healed, delivered, and blessed.

    I love gathering with Believers to worship. And I especially enjoy Pentecostal worship: audible praise, vibrant singing, uplifted hands, and exercising spiritual gifts. It’s a thrilling experience and that’s the way God intended it.

      Isaiah 43:19-20 says: “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland. (20) . . . I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen.”

      Isaiah 44:3 says: “For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.”

    Have you experienced the oasis of worship?

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