A REVELATION OF GOD

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

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...

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

Developing a Prayer Ministry in the Local Church

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

The Endtime Mystery of "The Days Shall be Shortened" Robert D. Pace Jesus said the Endtime would...

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

LOOSED!

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

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

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.

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

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...

THE GARDENER

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

Building on the Rock

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

PRAY FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP

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

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...

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

THE PHILADELPHIA PROCLAMATION

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

ALL MY FOUNTAINS ARE IN YOU

Pulpit Today Sermons by Robert D Pace All My Fountains Are In You! —Psalm 87:7— “As they make...

Supersign of Prophecy

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

ENTERTAINMENT OR TEMPTING GOD?

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

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:

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

WHAT’S SO FRIGHTENING ABOUT CHRISTMAS?

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

Pulpit Today Messages by Carl Worline The following article provides an insightful description of...

COMPASSION IN ACTION

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

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 ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

Robert D. Pace Your Call to Rulership Revelation 3:21 Jesus said in Revelation 3:21, “he that...

INSIGHTS TO THE FESTIVAL OF TABERNACLES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace Festival of Tabernacles Sukkot, Booths, Ingathering...

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

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...

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

PREPARE THE WAY

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

Vision of Coming Revival to America by Robert D Pace (Some years back, the Lord gave me a vision...

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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

Russia Ukraine and the Coming Tribulation

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace The Russia-Ukraine War Is the Tribulation is Near? Introduction...

THE MINISTRY OF A PROPHET

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

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...

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

BOUNDARIES

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

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...

THE RIGHT CHOICE

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

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 INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

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.

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

THE SONG OF MOSES

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

The Spirit of Python

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

Corporate Acclamation

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

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...

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

THE MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

PREVIEW A DISCERN THE DAYS PROPHECY CONFERENCE

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

Driving Out The Canaanites

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Irrefutable Realities Psalm 111:7--9   It is said that...

HEADLINES FROM THE BOOK OF JOB

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

Chronology of Holy Week

Chronology of Holy Week Palm Sunday: Day of Adoration Jesus makes his Triumphal Entry into...

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

VANQUISHING FEAR

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

YOUR APPOINTED TIME

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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

A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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

Malchus

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

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...

THE CALL OF GOD

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian 2 Corinthians 13:5...

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 PEACE OF GOD

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

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

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...

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D Pace JEHOVAH-NISSI The Lord My Banner Exodus 17:8—16 The Amalekites...

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, everything around them is illuminated! Then 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).

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

A Witch

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

POWER OVER SIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMON by Robert D Pace POWER OVER SIN Opening Remarks (Humor) Everyone wants mastery...

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Galatians 6:7-10 (Illustration) Years ago, a mother and...

Hosanna!

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

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Mark 11:22-24 Mark 11:22-24 Most people are familiar with the...

JESUS FULFILLS MESSIANIC PROPHECIES (V)

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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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

EndtimeAlerts for Sale

EndtimeAlerts .com Is for Sale! Contact Robert D. Pace for asking price.   [forminator_form...

“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 DECISION OF MOSES

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

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

YOU CAN BE A CHAMPION FOR GOD!

The Disciplines of Champions

CHRISTIAN BELIEFS UNDER ATTACK: THERE ARE ANSWERS!

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

BEHOLD, HE PRAYS!

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

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

The Wonder of Knowing God Philippians 3:7--11 Robert D. Pace It is said that St. Augustine, of the...

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

LET’S BE THANKFUL!

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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

DOES GOD KILL?

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

“A NEW THING”

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

The Parousia and Appearance of Antichrist (part 2)

Part II The Parousia of Christ The Appearance of the Antichrist 2 Thessalonians 2:1—12 by Robert D...

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

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 Thanksgiving...

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

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...

WHEN A CHRISTIAN IS VULNERABLE

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

THINGS TO REMEMBER

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

A KING AMONG MEN

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

The Woman at the Well

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

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 GOSPEL OF POWER

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

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...

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

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...

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

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...

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...

THE FLOATING AXE HEAD

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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

THE LION’S ROAR!

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

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...

WHAT IS ADVENT?

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

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!...

How Then Shall We Live?

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D Pace How Then Shall We Live? A Christian's Response to Days of...

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

A Man of God

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

THE BLESSING OF FOCUS!

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

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

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...

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...

JESUS—THE FIRST PROSPERITY PREACHER

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

CAN YOU WALK WITH GOD?

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Robert D. Pace

Opening Remarks

(Illustration) A Pastor and Deacon were standing by the road holding a sign that read, “The End is Near! Turn Back Now!” One car after another rejected the warning and raced past them. After about 30 minutes of being ignored, they ran down the road and found that twenty cars had splashed into the river. The Pastor turned to the Deacon and said, “Maybe we should just say, “Warning, the Bridge is Out”!”

The Pastor and Deacon spoke the truth, but they could have done a better job communicating it. On the other hand, Jesus never failed to clearly communicate the truth. And I want to examine one statement Jesus made about Himself in John 14:6. Let’s read our text:

John 14:6

“I am the way, the truth, and the life;

no one comes to the Father except through me.”

The most influential and dominant figure of human history is Jesus Christ. He is without equal in character, creed, and deeds. No one has lived, loved, or died the way Jesus did. There are more than 2.1 billion people that claim adherence to Christianity and the next closest religion (Islam) is about 1 billion adherents smaller.

Even the symbol that that represents Christianity is widely known. The cross is the most recognized symbol in the world. Churches display the cross to signify that it’s man’s means of salvation. People wear crosses as jewelry and decorate homes with them. Each time you see the cross it represents the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made at His death. With such a massive following it is imperative to understand who Jesus is. What makes Him preeminent to others? What makes His teachings superior?

(Transition) As we investigate the Lord Jesus Christ, let’s allow His testimony to answer the question. In our Scripture text Jesus said, “I Am the way, the truth, and the life.” I want to examine each of these three assertions and see what Jesus meant. First, Jesus said, “I Am the Way.”

I.    “I Am the Way”

When Jesus identified Himself and declared His mission to save the world, He spoke with more love and compassion than any other man. And yet, His proclamation here in John 14:6 is one of the most controversial statements He ever made.

It offends people to hear there is but one path to God and there is an exclusive way of salvation. Our generation wants to believe that many roads lead to God. We live in an age where Moral Relativism prevails and people think all religions are basically the same and each has a measure of truth. So it sounds arrogant and even intolerant for Jesus to proclaim that He is the only way of salvation and has the corner on truth. Think about it. John 14:6 simply sends hackles down the spine of many people. How dare someone say he is “the way, the truth, and the life.” That’s provocative. But offensive as it seems, this is the most valuable piece of information available to man. In fact, it is indispensable! When Jesus uttered John 14:6 He wanted us to understand that all religions were not equally valid and they didn’t all lead to God! Solomon said, “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end leads to death” (Proverbs 14:12).

(Example) Human wisdom teaches us that it is impossible for all religions, which are so divergent in their teachings, to represent truth and point people to heaven. And it’s intellectually dishonest to think otherwise. That’s because truth is exclusive! Truth has always been exclusive and always will be. Two plus two equals four! This mathematical equation has always equaled four and it always will equal four. When you state an absolute truth you categorically strike down the opposite objection. It is impossible for truth to remain the truth and yet make compromises to its veracity.

(Illustration) I have personal, firsthand knowledge that demonstrates how truth makes exclusive claims in life. That’s because it took me three semesters to complete my college mathematics course. (I’m joking, it only took two semesters!) The professor would lecture and after several days test us on his lectures. Despite my well-intentioned attempts to answer the equations, the professor wouldn’t accept my wrong answers and pass me until I answered correctly. You know what this experience suggests? There are unbending truths that exist in the realm of mathematics. And for those truths to remain true they cannot consent to falsehood—under any circumstance!

This principle applies to other sciences too! The laws of the universe cannot yield to pretense without disintegrating. And this applies to God’s plan of salvation for man. God sent Jesus into the world as man’s exclusive means of salvation. The Bible tells us there is no other means of finding peace and favor with God except through Christ. This isn’t so because Christians are arrogant and insensitive—we didn’t contrive this reasoning. This is what Jesus said.

Jesus didn’t call Christians to strut around and act cocky about it. It doesn’t make us better than others. But it does make us impose the teachings of Christ and the Bible upon anyone! We don’t threaten or force people outside the Christian Faith to accept Christ. Certain religions today torture and kill people that won’t convert to their ideology, but this isn’t what Christianity does. God called Christians to use compassion and mercy to persuade sinners to come to Christ. He called us to ‘speak the truth in love.’ But even then our best efforts will offend people. And that’s because Satan hates the truth. The world has always scoffed and attacked the truth.

The Holy Spirit did not inspire the writers of Scripture to pen divine truths in a politically correct manner. They weren’t even written to make men feel good. The Bible was written to point people to God and rescue them from eternity without God. Today’s messengers of God’s love should never concede to the world’s demand for pluralism, which states that all religions are equally valid. God’s love doesn’t compromise the Truth; because when that happens, the entire Message is damaged.

(Transition) But Jesus not only said He was the way that leads to God, He also said, “I Am the truth.”

II.   “I Am the Truth”

Once again, Jesus made an exclusive statement when He said, “I Am the truth.” He didn’t say that He represented the truth or that He knew how to obtain it; Jesus said He was the truth! That meant He fully embodied truth! He is the essential nature of truth. There is no lack or tarnish of truth with Christ; He is truth in all its glory!

But there is something yet deeper that Jesus inferred when He said, “I Am the truth.” He was actually proclaiming His equality with God! Here is why. Throughout the Bible the writers call the Lord, “the God of truth” (Psalm 31:5; Isaiah 65:16) or they say, “God is true” (John 3:33; 2 Corinthians 1:18). Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not a man that he should lie,” and Hebrews 6:18 says, “it is impossible for God to lie.”

The Bible inextricably links God with truth. So when Jesus said, “I Am the truth,” He was declaring Himself to be God. It is not coincidental that when Jesus stood in the Judgment Hall that Pilate asked Him, “What is truth?” Remember why the Jews prosecuted and crucified Him. It was because He claimed to be the Son of God. And Jesus accepted their accusation without denial. He willingly went to Calvary accepting the sentence that He was the Son of God—the predicted Messiah. When you follow Christ through the Gospels you see that He acknowledged the divine titles that everyone ascribed to Him.

John the Baptist said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” And Jesus accepted John’s testimony.

At Caesarea Philippi Jesus asked the apostles, “Who do people say that I, the Son of Man, am?” Peter said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus said, “Peter, the Heavenly Father has revealed this to you.”

The Woman at the Well looked at Christ and declared, “I know the Messiah has come”! And Jesus responded by saying, ‘I that speak unto you am He.”

The Apostle John said Jesus was the Creator and the “Word made Flesh.” Jesus never repudiated that.

And after the Resurrection Thomas fell at His feet and said, “My Lord and My God.” Jesus accepted this affirmation of Thomas.

From the time Nathaniel called Christ the “Son of God” at the start of His ministry, to the day Christ died on the Cross with the words, “King of the Jews” posted above His head, He never once denied His divinity!

But what proof do we have for believing this statement that Jesus made? How do we know that He really is “the way, the truth, and the Life”—especially since there are other religions that claim to possess the truth? If the Bible says Christians should be willing to become martyrs for Christ, we need some verifiable reasons for doing so. Nobody wants to die for a lie!

(Transition) I want to give you three reasons that you can stake your life on the claims that Christ made about Himself:

1.      First, Jesus fulfilled dozens of ancient OT prophecies that identified the Messiah. The writings of the OT were completed and separated 400 years before Christ was born and the NT writings began. Why do you suppose there was this 400 year gap between the Old and New Testaments?

One reason God closed the writing of Old Testament Scripture that far in advance is so no imposter could engineer prophecies that would make Him out as the Messiah. Jesus fulfilled ancient prophecies, not a few quickly contrived prophecies that His disciples inserted at the time of His appearance.

So with the Old Testament completed four centuries prior to Christ’s birth, the Old Testament issues over sixty prophecies to identify the one true Savior of the world. And when you calculate the probability of Jesus of Nazareth fulfilling each of these prophecies the probability is astronomical!

(Illustration) Peter Stoner wrote in his book, Science Speaks, that the odds of Jesus fulfilling just eight Old Testament Messianic prophecies would be 1 in 10 to the 17th power (Chicago: Moody Press, 1963). Josh McDowell, who wrote Evidence that Demands a Verdict, illustrated that number this way. Imagine the state of Texas covered with silver dollars two feet thick. You could then mark and bury one silver dollar into that sea of coins, blindfold somebody, and tell them to select that one marked coin on their first attempt. That would be the probability of one man fulfilling by chance just eight of the Old Testament prophecies that Christ fulfilled.

And the probability of one person fulfilling forty-eight Old Testament prophecies by chance, jumps to 1 in 10 to the 157th power. An unimaginable figure! But Jesus, “the way, the truth, and the life,” fulfilled every Old Testament prophecy that pertained to His appearing. And that helps me accept what Jesus said about Himself.

What if the Bible had recorded no ancient prophecies to unveil what the Messiah would look like? What if we had to accept our Savior by “blind faith”? It would actually be “no faith” at all! But the Old Testament gave us numerous glimpses into the nature of the Messiah. It predicted His birthplace; His genealogy, His life, His manner of death, and His resurrection. Etc.

(Transition) But that’s not all. There is another reason you can believe that Jesus is the true Son of God.

2.      The miracles that Jesus performed testified that He was God’s true and faithful Son. In John 10 the Jews gathered around Jesus and said: “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.” (25) Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me” (24).

Notice that last phrase that Jesus uttered: “The miracles I do in my Father’s name speak for me.” Jesus said that every time He healed a sick person, calmed a storm, or worked a miracle it was the Father’s seal of approval on all He claimed to be. There is no way that our Heavenly Father would permit an imposter to come along and fulfill the prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:15 of the Messiah being a miracle-worker without stopping Him. But Jesus was no imposter and that’s why God commissioned Him to perform more miracles than anyone else in the Bible.

(Transition) But it doesn’t stop there either! There is a third, and vitally important reason you can trust what Jesus said about Himself.

3.      Jesus predicted that God would raise Him from the dead three days after His crucifixion. And more than 500 eyewitnesses claimed to see Him after His Resurrection! The Bible fully validates every claim Jesus made about Himself to be true! And no other religion of the world can make this claim.

There are no ancient prophecies or repetitive miracles or resurrection from the dead that can be associated with any other Messiah besides Jesus Christ of Nazareth. None! The evidence the Bible furnishes for Christ as man’s Messiah is overwhelming! It’s something you can stake your life on! Furthermore, how can it possibly be “arrogant” to accept the evidence the Bible furnishes for Christ’s claims? It only makes sense to acknowledge what Jesus said about Himself. Jesus has to be “the way, the truth, and the life.”

(Transition) Now let’s investigate what Jesus meant when He said, “I Am the Life.”

III.  “I Am the Life”

Think about the impact of this statement. He begins by saying, “I Am the way,” which offends most people outside Christianity. Then He says, “I Am the truth.” And that means He is the truth at the expense of all others, and that is definitely offensive! But now Jesus says, “I Am the life.”

Once again, Jesus equates Himself with God the Father and there is no way this statement can be minimized! Of the many things we know about God, we are certain about this: God is life. He has existed from eternity past and will exist through eternity future. As the Source of Life itself He never diminishes.

But there is more. When God testifies to be “the life” it means He imparts life to whomever He wills. He creates and sustains life for all men that believe on His Name. Man can’t say that. Our greatest enemy is death. We fear the erosion of our cell structure. We lurch for pharmaceuticals that stave off sickness and strengthen us. We shrink in the face of death. But not God! Death is no threat to Him. That’s why Jesus repeatedly told His Apostles that nobody could take life from Him. He said He would go to the Cross and willingly sacrifice Himself. The beating, the scourging, and the nails tortured His flesh, but in the end He voluntarily “gave up His life.”

This is important to understand. It’s important because the true Savior of the world had to reclaim what Adam forfeited. And the great forfeiture of Adam was life.

God warned Adam in the Garden of Eden that his disobedience would bring death. And that’s what happened when Adam ate the forbidden fruit. Man’s spirit and soul immediately died and then, after 930 years, Adam’s flesh died. And Adam transmitted death to all humanity.

Paul said in Ephesians 2, and Colossians 2, that we are “dead in our sins.” That means there is a part of us, from birth, that is without life. At the core of our being we are dead before God. That is why Jesus told Nicodemus—a PhD and Professor of Religion—that He had to be “born again” (John 4).

Nicodemus was dead and the most significant part of him needed regenerating and brought back to life, and only Jesus, who is life itself, could do that. That’s what it means to be “born again”—it means you come to life. And this is so important that Jesus said you “cannot see the kingdom of God unless you are born again.”

You see, dead men don’t go to heaven. Dead men are consigned to the place the Bible calls the “second death,” which is the Lake of Fire. Those who are “Born Again” have been made alive and inherit “eternal life,” which is heaven. This is why Jesus didn’t come as a moralist to improve wicked men; He came as a Savior to raise the dead!

Jesus—the “Resurrection and the Life”

I love what Jesus told Mary and Martha when He stood outside the tomb of their brother Lazarus. He said, “I Am the Resurrection and the Life.” Think about that. As “the Resurrection” nobody remained dead in His presence. As “the Life” nobody could die in His presence.

Jesus approached the funeral of the widow’s son, touched the coffin, and the boy immediately jumped out of the casket! Jesus is “the Resurrection”!

When Jesus was crucified with the two thieves beside Him, they could not die so long as Jesus remained alive and in their presence. Jesus is “the Life”!

But He is more than the life. Jesus is “the Resurrection and the Life.”

(Transition) I want to stress once again—men need a Savior. We need Him who said, “I Am the way, the truth, and the life.” Jesus is man’s only hope and means of salvation.

Conclusion

Let me tell you something about the Christian Faith. Grace is the crucial doctrine that separates Christianity from all other religions. Christianity is founded on Christ’s free gift of salvation that comes apart from any human achievement. Romans says, “By grace are you saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

Every religion apart from Christianity, without exception, is based on man striving to earn salvation. They teach that salvation is earned by observing rules or through structured prayer or by the purification of reincarnation. But dead men, practicing dead works, could never produce salvation. That’s why Jesus stepped in and took our place. Christ alone is our life-giving path to God. Jesus is “the way, the truth, and the life.”

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