SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

A Man of God

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

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 NAME REVEALS YOUR ASSIGNMENT

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

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...

PREPARE THE WAY

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

THE GLORY OF GOD

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

"Disclosing Prophecies, Inspiring Hope for the Endtime Robert D. Pace The Prophets of Scripture...

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

POWER OVER SIN

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

Robert D. Pace Jeremiah 1:4-10 What we have to understand is this: Before converting to Christ,...

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

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...

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...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

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...

Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

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...

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

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...

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

Malchus

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the shoulders...

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

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...

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

AFFIRMING THE BIBLE AS GOD’S INSPIRED WORD

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 2 Timothy 3:15-17 (NOTE: This Teaching provides an overview of...

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

WHO OWNS WHAT?

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

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

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...

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

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:

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

A Call to Corporate Prayer for USA Elections

Robert D Pace You know the turmoil that has imbibed our country—a worldwide pandemic, anarchy in...

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

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 GOSPEL OF POWER

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

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”...

A Witch

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

BOUNDARIES

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

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

YOU CAN DISCERN THE DAYS

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

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...

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

LOOSED!

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

USAFORISRAEL

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

Secrets of Gog and Magog

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

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.

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 11:11-13 Before His ascension into Heaven Jesus carefully...

GOD AT WORK

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

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...

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

Robert D. Pace Dynamic Messengers are rare, but desperately needed! They are prophetic people that...

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

Biblically Woke!

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

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...

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

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 COMING WINDS

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

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...

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

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...

DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

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...

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

GOD REALLY IS GOOD!

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

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...

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...

A KING AMONG MEN

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

Gaza and the Palestinians in Bible Prophecy

By Dr. Bob Thiel, COGwriter The Palestian-dominated Gaza has been in the news a lot. Where exactly...

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...

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

WILL YOU LIVE UNDER THE SUN OR UNDER HEAVEN?

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

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

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

HOW TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE

Robert D. Pace John 13:2-10 It’s estimated that people spend more time communicating than with any...

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

“DO NOT HARM THE OIL AND WINE”

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

THE PURPOSE OF VISIONS

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(Illustration) William was sixteen when he left home to make his fortune. He stuffed everything he owned into a backpack and marched toward a riverboat. His story was simple: His father was too poor to care for him and the only trade he knew was soap and candle-making. It so happened that a Christian captained the riverboat and when he heard William’s story he counseled him: “William, someone will soon be the leading soap maker in New York. It can be you as well as anyone else. Be a good man, give your heart to Christ, pay the Lord all that belongs to Him, make an honest soap . . . and I’m sure you’ll be a prosperous.” William heeded the advice and when he arrived in New York he joined a Church and started working for a soap manufacturer. In a short time, William bought half of the company. Later, he bought the entire corporation. He paid his tithes and his enterprise prospered to where he dedicated twenty percent to Christ. His prosperity continued, so he gave half his income to God. After becoming wealthy he surrendered his entire salary to the Lord. That’s the story of William Colgate, the soap and toothpaste manufacturer. He is also recognized as being first to put toothpaste in a tube! It’s evident that William’s right choices shaped his destiny. He followed the precepts of scripture and the wise counsel of a riverboat captain. And William Colgate’s testimony coincides with many Bible characters that also made “the right choice.”

Decisions Shape Destiny

Abraham obeyed God and chose to depart his homeland of Mesopotamia. Although his earthly life included trials, history distinguishes Abraham as being the “Father of the Judeo-Christian Faith.”

The choice of Moses involved disassociating himself from Pharaoh’s household. Superficially, this choice perplexes us. Moses’ repudiated all that Pharaoh had to offer. And historians note that Pharaoh had no other son besides his adopted grandson, Moses. That meant, at Pharaoh’s death, Moses would have inherited the throne of Egypt. But Moses’ choice eternally etched his name in human history. He parted the Red Sea, secured the Ten Commandments, and fed over a million Israelites manna for 40 years in the desert.

    When Joshua prepared to attack Jericho, only Rahab and her family sought refuge from the impending doom. They were the only survivors when the walls of Jericho fell.

    The widow of Zarepath chose to feed Elijah her last meal and for the next 1,277 days her meal barrel never expired.

    Namaan the leper followed the Prophet’s advice to dip seven times in the Jordan River and was healed.

These people discovered that “making the right choice” positively shaped their destiny. But Scripture also provides many examples of those making wrong decisions:

    Adam and Eve decided to eat forbidden fruit.

    Moses disobediently struck the rock rather than speak to it and couldn’t enter Canaan.

    David disobediently numbered Israel in a manner that violated the Law.

    Ananias and Sapphira conspired to lie against the Holy Spirit about their financial dealings and their hypocrisy brought them an early death.

The welfare of our future rests upon “choices.” Solomon punctuated the urgency when he said, “Purchase the truth and do not sell it; obtain wisdom, discipline and understanding” (Proverbs 23:23).

(Transition) The question many wish Solomon had answered is this: What is the appropriate process for making right choices? Well, since Solomon is not here you will have to settle for my explanation. Let’s point out several practical steps for making correct determinations.

I. Assume Responsibility For Your Decisions

(Illustration) The Evangelist Billy Sunday told the story of a woman and her child freezing to death. She was riding a train during a blizzard when a male passenger noticed her agitation. Being familiar with the tracks, the man assured her that he could tell her when to exit the train. The man counted the stops until he figured the woman’s place of departure. When the doors opened, the woman with her baby, walked into the tempest. But at the next stop, the train driver called the name of the station intended for the woman. The man advising the woman rushed to the driver and insisted that was the previous station. But there had been engine trouble and an additional stop was required to repair it. Later, the woman and child were found frozen to death. Although the man’s advice was well-intention, the woman’s decision to follow it brought death.

These two stories illustrate the necessity of making the right choice. Choices determine our destiny. And while others often advise us, the fact remains: Ultimately, you and I are responsible for our choices. Others may unknowingly misguide us, but ultimately we are responsible for our decisions. Thus, when others counsel you correctly, thank them! When they misdirect you, forgive them!

I’m aware of extenuating circumstances when another person is more to blame for your circumstances than you. But on most occasions, we must accept the responsibility for our victories and defeats. When it’s time to decide which school to attend, which occupation to pursue, which person to marry, which clothes to wear, the decision rests with us! There’s a problem if you’re 45 years-old and Mamma is still making your decisions! God created every person with “free-will” and He wants them exercising it.

    Job 22:28 says: “What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways.”

    Joshua 24:15 says: “choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve . . . as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

    Proverbs 2:1-5 says: “if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, (2) turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, (3) and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, (4) and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, (5) then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.”

Do you hear what God is saying? You are responsible for making choices. That’s why we should pray with Solomon: “give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong” (1KI 3:9).

(Transition) Secondly, it’s imperative to make decisions in the “fear of God”; not in the fear of man.

II. Make Decisions in the “Fear of God”

David’s Decision (Read, Psalm 11:1-7)

It’s not indisputable, but historical evidence suggests David wrote this Psalm when Saul was trying to assassinate David with his spear. Thus, David says in verse three: “When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Here’s the scenario: Samuel had anointed David as King, but Saul still occupied the throne. After Saul realized his days were numbered, he starting hurling spears at David.

Can you imagine that? Here was a king throwing spears in his palace. What a way to handle stress. Anyway, David had a decision to make. He could stay in the palace and risk being pinned against the wall or he could flee. If it had been me, I would have strapped on my Nike’s and run!

(Illustration) I remember the first time God spoke to me. I was about nine years-old and shooting basketball at a school playground when I noticed two older boys walking toward me. With perfect clarity God said: “Those boys are coming to assault you.” Since the schoolyard was fenced, I was trapped! But in an instant, the Lord provided me with a word of deliverance. I should keep shooting basketball until the last possible moment, and when the boys reached the fence-corner I should rush to the opposite end of the field for my escape. What bravery! And it worked. I outran those guys and scaled the fence just before being massacred.

The fact is, the Lord will apprise you when it’s time run or when it’s time to relax. And as Saul pursued David with the intent to murder him, David’s friends advised him to seek asylum in the mountains. But he ignored their advice and chose to trust God:

• He had “walked through the valley of the shadow of death.”
• He had pulled lion’s teeth and broken the bear’s back.
• He had lopped off the head of a nine-foot giant—why should a spear frighten him?
• Although David would later flee from Saul, this wasn’t the time! God told David to relax.

Let me assure you of one fact: “The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom” and God upholds the cause of the righteous when they reverence His will. “The fear of God” should govern every decision you make:

    Proverbs 29:25 says: “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe.”

    That’s why Ecclesiastes 12:13 says: “here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. (14) For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.”

    It’s why Deuteronomy 10:12 says: “what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God.”

(Transition) Daniel is another example of someone making choices based on Godly fear.

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

Nebuchadnezzar dreamed of an enormous tree that was visible from the ends of the earth. Its branches were magnificent and fruitful. Suddenly, Nebuchadnezzar witnessed the tree being stripped of its branches, fruit, and beauty. It was chopped down to a stump. And then the Lord showed Nebuchadnezzar the stump being bound with iron and bronze chains. Nebuchadnezzar consulted Babylon’s prophets but God had depleted their wisdom. That’s when the king called for Daniel.

Now, would you want to interpret a foreboding dream like that to the greatest Monarch on earth? Daniel realized the interpretation of the dream could result in imprisonment or even a death sentence. Thus, Daniel had a choice to make: He could play it safe and interpret the king’s dream with pleasantries, or he could risk his life and tell the truth. But Daniel is renowned for making right choices! Notice his tactful interpretation:

“My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries! (20) The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, with its top touching the sky, visible to the whole earth, (21) with beautiful leaves and abundant fruit, providing food for all, giving shelter to the beasts of the field, and having nesting places in its branches for the birds of the air— (22) you, O king, are that tree . . . (25) You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes” (Daniel 4:19-25).

Daniel and the Lion’s Den

Later, King Darius governed Babylon. And Daniel so distinguished himself in his political career that Darius considered making Daniel his Prime Minister. You can imagine the jealousy this created among Daniel’s peers. They sought to kill him by feeding him to the lions! Thus, they devised a 30-day ordinance that forbade praying to any god other than the king. Despite the edict, Daniel entered his home and lifted his voice to the Lord. Perhaps Daniel prayed Psalm 86. “Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I call to you all day long. (4) Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. (5) You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you. (6) Hear my prayer, O LORD; listen to my cry for mercy. (7) In the day of my trouble I will call to you, for you will answer me. (8) Among the gods there is none like you, O Lord; no deeds can compare with yours.”

Thank God, the angel of the Lord appeared in the lion’s den to lock the jaws of death for His Prophet. Daniel emerged unharmed after a night with the cats (Daniel 6:1-28). But surviving a brush with death wasn’t actually the issue. Daniel would have received the “martyr’s crown” had the lions devoured him that night. Making the “right choice” was the issue! Daniel chose to ignore the fear of man and embrace the “fear of God”!

(Transition) Assume responsibility for your decisions, make them in the fear of God, and third, When making decisions, seek the highest wisdom.

III. When Making Decisions, Seek the Highest Wisdom

I can say from personal experience that some of my choices have been awful. And everybody makes decisions less than angelic. Has anyone here implemented impeccable decisions 100% of the time? Is there not one choice you would rescind? Again, Solomon said in Proverbs 4:7, “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Notice that! “Though it cost all you have, get understanding.” Solomon said money should be spent on securing wisdom and understanding! And if necessary, deplete your wealth for it!

Through the centuries, world leaders have placed much emphasis on acquiring knowledge. In the Bible, kings surrounded themselves with counselors and wise men. Joseph instructed Pharaoh. Daniel instructed three kings of Babylon. The Prophets spoke to Israel’s kings. And today, national leaders form a Presidential Cabinet or a team of advisors. While world rulers don’t always exercise the best wisdom, they assemble a team of experts to advise them. So how does the typical Christian secure the “highest wisdom” for living? I want to suggest three basic ways we can do this:

1. Study the Scriptures and fellowship with the Spirit. As you practice this, God will provide understanding and direction.

2. Develop relationships with spiritual people. God has gifted certain Christians with wisdom and discernment. Seek them out. They are God’s voice for helping you make the “right choice.”

3. Wisdom comes by attending Church. Psalm 73:16 says, “When I tried to understand all this, it was oppressive to me (17) till I entered the sanctuary of God; then I understood their final destiny.”

Asaph wrote this Psalm when he saw the wicked prospering and the righteous suffering. He wondered, “Is it worth it to serve the Lord”? But God provided a great revelation to Asaph when he entered God’s House. The Lord showed him the fate of rebellious men. When Asaph entered God’s House he discovered it to be a hallowed place of Truth. Truth lives in God’s House! That’s why Paul called the Church the “pillar and ground of the truth.” God speaks in a unique and penetrating way when people assemble around His Word in worship.

(Transition) When you’re making major decisions, pursue the highest wisdom.

Conclusion

The Parable of the Prodigal Son is a striking example of a fateful decision. Contrary to all sensibility, this young man demanded his inheritance and then squandered it with prostitutes and riotous living. In a matter of months, he wrecked his life, reputation, and was reduced to feeding swine. Fortunately, he remembered the goodness of his loving father so he rushed home to plea for another chance. And before the son could finish his confession the father interrupted him with mercy and pardon. The prodigal son, once filled with foolishness, had made the “right choice.”

Hear me teenager: Godly parents are your best friends. Listen to them. Nobody loves you like Dad and Mom. They are more interested in seeing you succeed in life than anyone else. Godly parents are the Lord’s counseling gifts to children. Learn to trust their guidance as they warn you of life’s temptations and traps. They can help you make the “right choice.”