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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...

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

LOOSED!

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

THE GIFT GOD GAVE

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

THE MIRACULOUS CATCH OF FISH

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

THE LAW OF REVELATION (Part 1)

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

THE COMING WINDS

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

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...

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

“I DON’T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!”

“I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE, I’M HAPPY LIKE I AM!” Robert D. Pace 2 Corinthians 5:17 Alvin Tofflier...

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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

BOUNDARIES

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

WHY CHRISTIANS MUST NOT QUIT

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

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 IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

DIVINE ENTRAPMENT

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

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...

LEARNING TO WORSHIP FROM WICKED MEN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 3:1-5 Here in Mark 3, we find a lesson on how to worship...

Jesus Fulfills Prophecy, Christ is the Messiah

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

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

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Luke 12:13-21 (Illustration) A young executive pulled his new...

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

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...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

A Witch

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

The Spirit of Python

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

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

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...

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

THE GLORY OF GOD

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

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...

MEN AS ANGELS

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

LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

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:

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

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...

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

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...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

I PRAY ALL GOES WELL WITH YOU

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 3 John 2 John was the apostle filled with God’s love and...

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

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...

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

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...

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

USAFORISRAEL

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

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...

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

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”...

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

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...

THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace 1 Peter 4:10-11 Anointing! There’s a mystery to that word. In...

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

“A NEW THING”

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

Building on the Rock

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

THE OASIS OF WORSHIP

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

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...

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

THE GARDENER

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

CHRISTIANITY IN THE MARKETPLACE – DOES IT BELONG THERE?

Robert D. Pace Matthew 5:14-16 Awhile back I heard an alarming report on James Dobson’s, “Focus on...

The Woman at the Well

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

POWER OVER SIN

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

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...

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

Secrets of Gog and Magog

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

THE LAND OF ISRAEL: WHOSE PROPERTY IS IT?

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

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

Is it Worth it to Serve the Lord? Robert D. Pace Malachi 3:13--16 Malachi, whose name means...

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...

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

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.

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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

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 INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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NONE CAST ASIDE

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

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...

DOES GOD KILL?

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

THE VOICE OF GOD TODAY

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 2:1-4 Does God speak to modern man? If so, how? For...

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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Robert D. Pace

Hebrews 4:12

Hebrews 4:12 uses powerful phraseology to illustrate the Word’s authority. It says: “the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.” These words can’t refer to anything but God’s Word. Think about it, nothing else in the universe exists that, of itself, is “living and active, and sharper than a double-edged sword.”

Science, technology, and medicine have made enormous progress, but it can’t be said they are “living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.”

The computer is an awesome demonstration of ingenuity, capable of processing billions of bytes of information with one tiny micro-chip. But it can’t be said of the computer, “[it is] living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.”

Modern warfare is mankind’s most developed science. It sports scud missiles, smart bombs, laser weapons, and infrared tracking systems. But it can’t be said of warfare, “[it is] living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword.”

This statement is reserved only for God’s Word. God’s Word is empowered to speak to us in a more living way than any human being.

It can enlighten our understanding about issues, both spiritual and secular, like nothing else on earth.

It can feed our soul, inspire our heart, and sustain our flesh.

God’s Word can deliver us when we’re bound, heal us when we’re hurt, and calm us when we’re concerned.

It’s no exaggeration to say, “It’s the cure-all, the remedy, the panacea for every situation.”

(Definition) Exactly what is the Word of God? Is it the pages of Scripture, is it Christ, or is it both Christ and the Scriptures? The answer is, both:

Concerning this Book Paul said: “All Scripture [everything in this Book] is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 TIMOTHY 3:16). In referring to Jesus, the Apostle John said: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (1:14). And Revelation 19:13 describes Christ “dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God.” So the Word of God is the written revelation we call “the Bible” and it’s the divine “Word made flesh”— Jesus Christ.

(Transition) It’s from that framework that I’ll make three observations about God’s Word. First, God’s Word is living. And it’s not only living it imparts life to others.

I.    The Word of God is Living

Life is special. To suggest something has life means it has its origin in God. Life doesn’t materialize spontaneously or by chance it originates from our Sovereign Creator. The Word of God lives because it wasn’t written by men of superior intellect or those skilled in prose. It was written by men who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. The apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 3:16, “All Scripture is inspired by God.” And because this Book is inspired by God that means you can completely trust it. You can build your life on it and stake your future on it. It will never let you down.

(Illustration) Years ago an artist rendered his depiction of the immutability of God’s Word. At the centerpiece of his artwork was a large anvil. Lying around the anvil were broken and ruined hammering instruments. Underneath the picture were the words: “The word of the Lord endures forever” (1 Peter 1:25). Now I don’t know about you, but I love pondering that picture. I can see a huge anvil that’s surrounded with every kind of battering instrument . . . but they’re all worn and shattered. Just like that anvil God’s Word has endured an unfeigned assault from skeptics and critics and mockers throughout the ages, but all to no avail. As the writer said: “Hammer away, ye hostile hands. Your hammers break, God’s anvil stands” (S.M. Cole).

Let me tell you something about the Word. The world can mock it, slander it, ignore it, or distort it. The assassins of Scripture can shred it pages, outlaw its reading, or ridicule its integrity. But as long as the Lord lives, His Word will live! Peter called it “The imperishable . . . living and enduring Word of God” (1PE 1:23). It’s alive and nothing will overpower it!

What do you think Hebrews 4:12 wants us to understand when it says the Word of God is “alive”? I believe the writer wants us to understand that God’s Word can enrich us by imputing its inherent life to dead situations. Think about it. We’re constantly battling against famine, deadness, and drought. It seems like God calls us to plant in a desert and then hope for a harvest. We’re trying to get life out of a graveyard. But that’s alright because God’s Word has power to bring life to hopeless situations.

(Example) Do you realize God doesn’t reward a farmer with a harvest based solely on his willingness to implement the laws of agriculture? The farmer is required to till, plant, tend, and prune but his work alone doesn’t produce the harvest. God’s Word does. Every farmer on earth, whether they realize it, harvest under the authority of Genesis 8:22. Moses wrote: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” God’s Word produces the harvest!

God uttered those words thousands of years ago and they’ve continued, without abating, ever since. That means there’s an incredible miracle of divine grace involved with every harvest. Have you ever thought through the process of how a seed produces fruit? Did you know before a seed produces its fruit, it first dies? It dies! Jesus said in John 12:24-25, “unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” The question is, Who resurrects the dead seed that falls into the ground, God or the farmer? God does. More specifically, Genesis 8:22 resurrects it according to the law of ‘Seedtime and Harvest’! And the Word of life can resurrect whatever is dead around you. That’s why we need to study it, stand on it, believe it, and confess it. God’s Word brings life to dead situations.

(Bible Example) There’s a wonderful story that illustrates this in Luke 7. A woman from the town of Nain had not only lost her husband, but was in procession to bury her only son. I like the wording that Luke employed to describe what happened. “When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.” Let’s stop there for a moment.

Did you know God earnestly desires to help you? He even yearns to help you. Isaiah 30:18 says: “the LORD longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you.” He desperately longs to get the life-giving power of His Word into your life. Let’s get back to Luke 7 and this funeral. Look again at verse thirteen: “When the Lord saw her, He felt compassion for her, and said to her, “Do not weep.” (14) And He came up and touched the coffin; and the bearers came to a halt. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, arise!” (15) The dead man sat up and began to speak. And Jesus gave him back to his mother.” In other words, faced with an absolutely hopeless situation up walked Christ, out went His Word, in came life, up sat the boy, and everything was fine. The Word of God specializes in hopeless situations!

(Transition) Second, not only is God’s Word alive, Hebrews 4:12 refers to it as “active.” Let’s discuss the Word’s activity.

II.   The Word of God is Active

There are many things alive but not active. Turtles and sloths are alive but display little activity. That’s not the case with God’s Word. It never rests, sleeps, or vacations. It’s always working to accomplish God’s plan. Psalm 147:15 says, “The Word of God runs swiftly through the earth.”

(Illustration) Let’s illustrate the Word’s activity. I remember using the microscope in my college Biology laboratory class. The lab assistant would drop liquid under the microscope and we would squeeze it between two slivers of glass. As I peered through the lens I witnessed amoebas tirelessly swimming and changing shape in their tiny world. Amoebas are single-cell creatures that multiply by dividing. In their unique way they are living and active, providentially fulfilling their purpose.

That describes God’s Word. The natural eye can’t always perceive and comprehend the Word’s working. But regardless of your perceptions you can be certain that it’s very much alive and actively accomplishing God’s eternal plan of the ages.

The Word Found By Hilkiah (2 Kings 22)

A powerful story is recorded in 2 Kings 22 and 23 revealing the Word’s activity in the world. Josiah, one of Judah’s three righteous kings, ruled and Hilkiah was High Priest. Years had passed since the Law of Moses was consulted in worship. Actually the chronicler indicated it was lost! Can you imagine attending God’s house without the Word? King Josiah began repairing the Temple and commissioned the Priests to spearhead it. That’s when Hilkiah uncovered the Scriptures. The Scrolls were taken to Josiah and the Temple secretary read them to him. When he realized his predecessor’s irresponsibility he tore his robe. He was so overwhelmed he initiated reform throughout the kingdom. Josiah himself took the Scriptures, stood by the Temple pillar, and read the Covenant to everyone “from the least to the greatest.” The Word’s power was so convicting the hearers immediately renewed the Covenant and pledged to obey it (2KI 23:1–3). Notice the reshaping, overhauling effects the Word produced:

    1. The Temple was cleansed from Baal and Asherah fetishes (4). Judah’s idolatrous Priests that burned incense at the high places were expelled (5).The Temple apartments of the male prostitutes were destroyed (7). The High Places from Geba to Beersheba were removed (8). The fiery altar of Topheth where children were incinerated to Molech, was destroyed (10). The household gods, mediums, and spiritists from Judah and Jerusalem were expelled (24).

Do you know what brought this reformation? Not righteous Josiah. These accomplishments were achieved by the sovereign power of God’s Word. This is a really unique story because it actually began 348 years earlier. In an effort to strengthen his kingdom king Jeroboam did something really bizarre. He constructed demonic altars throughout the land and appointed cultic priests to offer sacrifices. He then constructed two gold calves and told the people they delivered them from Egypt. His treachery actually doubled Aaron’s sin of forging a single gold calf. At the height of these heinous events a prophet lunged before Jeroboam with God’s Word. “A son named Josiah will be born to the house of David. On you [O king] he will sacrifice the priests of the high places who now make offerings here, and human bones will be burned on you’” (1KI 13:2).

Listen folks. The Word of God didn’t come to pass in a day or even a week, but make no mistake, it came to pass. It spanned 348 years before its fulfillment. Turn to 2 Kings 23:16-20 and let’s read.

2 Kings 23:16–20

Isaiah 55:11 says, “so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.” God won’t permit a stroke from His Word to fade or falter without complete fulfillment. It’s His eternal, unfailing bond!

You may not have any empirical evidence today for a past promise from God. Your sight, sound, taste, touch, or smell can’t verify that God’s pledge is forthcoming. But remember, the natural man can’t perceive God’s working. Faith discerns God’s promises! And if you’ll persevere and believe, at God’s appointed time your lingering promises will manifest. One tiny blade growing from the seed of God’s planted Word can uproot and topple a great granite mountain.

(Transition) First, God’s Word is alive, second, it’s active, and third, Hebrews 4:12 describes it as a weapon “sharper than any double-edged sword.”

III.  The Word of God is Sharper than any Double-Edged Sword

Look at Hebrews 4:12 again: “For the Word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to the dividing of soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” In other words, there’s no dullness to it; it is all edge, sharp and penetrating. It’s so cutting that Hebrews depicts it “dividing the soul and spirit . . . joint and marrow.” It effortlessly accomplishes what nothing else can. Science or psychology cannot divide man’s soul from the spirit. Only the Word can. Let me explain:

(Example) A physiological joint is where bones and tissue adjoin. A joint provides flexibility and manipulation. It doesn’t provide life, but it certainly enhances living. Marrow, on the other hand, exists deep within the cavities of bones and its functions are vitally linked with life. Marrow produces red blood cells that convey oxygen; it manufactures white blood cells that combat infection; and it makes the platelets that assist blood clotting. Joints assist life, whereas, marrow provides life.

The same correlation exists between the soul and the spirit. The soul is our intellectual and emotional nature. We move, feel, and reason with our soul. It’s the joint of our being that expresses life. Can you imagine how bland we would be without the vibrancy of passion and enthusiasm from our soul? Although emotions are important they don’t produce life, they only express life. Our spirit is the seat of life. That’s what invigorates everything about us. The spirit is the only portion of Believers that’s transformed, righteous, and really alive. That’s why Jesus said: “They that worship God must worship in spirit [the life part of us] and truth.” He wants worship from the portion that’s been invigorated by the Holy Spirit.

That’s why soulish, emotional worship alone is unacceptable. Don’t misunderstand me. I’m Pentecostal and all for exuberant, energetic worship. Scripture calls for Believers to sing, shout, clap, and dance. But there’s a difference between exuberant worship and spirit-enlivened worship.

(Example) At times the Church opens, the prelude begins, choruses resound, the minister preaches, and everyone falls under a religious spell. But is this spiritual or is it just religious? I know it can be difficult to decipher, but occasionally it’s merely a “form of godliness.” Only God’s Word can discern and divide the difference. It separates “the joint from the marrow and the soul from the spirit.” And the reason it makes this piercing distinction is so we can distinguish between what’s real and what’s phony! It prevents us from faking a religious experience. Let me illustrate how the Word of God separates the genuine from the artificial:

During your devotional time, you pick up your Bible and begin reading. Suddenly your eyes fall on words that pierce your heart. They stop you in your tracks because God’s Word has “read your mail” and exposed something in your life.

Or, the preacher speaks one sentence from God’s Word that is inconsequential to everyone else, but the Holy Spirit makes that “word” alive to you.

When God’s Word knifes you with conviction or correction, stop and confess your sin. Don’t ignore it, or try to worship past it, pray it through!

(Example) Look how the Word influenced Saul of Tarsus who consented to Stephen’s stoning. Here was a merciless, unyielding, hater of Christians. That is until the Word confronted him. Stephen preached that memorable sermon that stirred the crowd to stone him to death. Saul stood there approving of the carnage. But I believe Stephen’s sermon latched an unshakable hold on Saul. They murdered the man but not the message. Stephen’s words so hounded Saul that the moment Christ struck him on the Damascus road he blurted out, “Who are you Lord?” He was calling Christ “Lord” before Jesus could introduce Himself. The Word Stephen preached penetrated Saul and confronted him at every turn. Like a double-edged sword it sliced him to pieces.

(Application) Listen, mom and dad, grandmother and grandfather: Never underestimate the Word’s power! Teach it to your children. Teach them in devotions, songs, videos, literature, or coloring books. Use every resource available. Get them in God’s house while they are young and fill them with the Word. It will influence them forever.

Conclusion

Folks, there’s never been a Book like this Book. Its influence, power, and provisions are unsurpassed. When you hear it, you will never outrun it. You may not accept it in this life but you will meet it in the next. The Bible says, “Every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father.” If you ignore Christ today you’ll give account for every occasion you rejected the Gospel. But you’ll accept the Gospel when you stand before Christ on Judgment Day! You’ll accept it not willingly, as you have the opportunity today, but you’ll accept it out of constraint. God’s Word will force you to accept the judgment of your sin. If you don’t personally know Christ, submit to His Lordship today.