The Power of Life and Death

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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THE PROPHET’S SECLUSION

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

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 TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

THE GIFT GOD GAVE

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

HOW TO OPEN CLOSED DOORS

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

HOLY FIRE! WHERE IS IT?

Robert D. Pace HOLY FIRE: WHERE IS IT? 1 Chronicles 22:1 The 21st Century stands upon the...

BLESSINGS OF REPENTANCE

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

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

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

SON OF DAVID / SON OF GOD

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

UNCOVERING THE GIFT

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

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

HOW THE ANTICHRIST WILL RISE TO POWER

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I WILL SHOW YOU GREAT AND UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

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...

THE INHERENT POWER OF BELIEVERS

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

THE QUEST FOR PEACE

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

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH FAITH?

Pulpit Today Sermons Robert D. Pace Hebrews 11:1-6 Faith is a premier aspect of the Kingdom of...

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT: WHO HE IS AND WHAT HE DOES

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

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...
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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...

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

Robert D. Pace Jesus often spoke of the Endtimes and the signs the people of that day would...

Strangers and Pilgrims

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

Deliverance Over Strongholds Luke 11:14--22 Robert D. Pace (Definition) What is a stronghold? A...

CARTE BLANCHE FAITH

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

THE HOLY SPIRIT AND YOU

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

America in Crisis!

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

MOTIVATED BY LOVE

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

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

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...

BOUNDARIES

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

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...

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

GOD AT WORK

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Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

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:

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

DARE TO QUESTION GOD!

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

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...

PRAYER THAT WORKS!

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

A REVELATION OF GOD

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

THE INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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The Power of our Spoken Words

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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THE VOICE OF GOD TODAY

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THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

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by Carl Worline The following article provides an insightful description of the Bible’s depiction...

LOOSED!

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PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

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DOES HELL OFFEND YOU?

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

HE WHO SITS ABOVE THE CIRCLE OF THE EARTH

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21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

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Pulpit Today Sermons How to Know the Bible is true; Jesus is the Messiah;And Salvation is Yours! 1...

Water Baptism: A Post Conversion Experience

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Driving Out The Canaanites

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

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

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Arabs Claim Jesus was ‘Palestinian’

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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A Man of God

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

THE GARDENER

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

The Publican and the Pharisee

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

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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The Service Jesus Never Conducted

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

THE ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace Psalm 111:7--9 It is said that the only things certain in life...

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If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

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...

IS IT WORTH IT TO SERVE THE LORD?

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TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

ENOCH’S REMARKABLE TESTIMONY

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WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

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CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

Pulpit Today Sermons   "Can You Hear Me Now? John 18:1--11 by Robert D Pace Most people don’t...

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

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...

JESUS IS LORD! OR, IS HE?

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

THE IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN CHRIST ARRIVES!

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

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...

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...

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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.

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

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

THE IMMUTABLE LAW OF SOWING AND REAPING

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LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

JESUS IS ALIVE!

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This is a profound look at the lineage of Jesus from Robert D Pace's feature-length DVD "The...

MEN AS ANGELS

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

MAKING THE MOST OF LIFE

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Battle of Gog and Magog

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GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

JESUS, PRINCE OF PEACE

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

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

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A BIG WORD FOR A BIG LIFE

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A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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God Said It; Now, You Settle It!

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

SACRIFICIAL LIVING

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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LIVING WITH GODLY INFLUENCE

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A Workman Unashamed

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

Communion: The Total Sacrifice

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

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

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

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

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THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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...

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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Mark E. Hardgrove, PhD I recently received a book entitled How to Read the Bible Like a Seminary...

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

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

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

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

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MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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At times, Jesus borrowed things to emphasize important lessons. For example, he paused at Jacob’s Well to request water from a Samaritan woman. On another occasion, He borrowed Peter’s fishing boat and used it as a platform for preaching to the multitudes gathered along the shoreline. Later, He took a boy’s lunch and fed the thousands. And the final week of His public ministry He borrowed a donkey to ride into Jerusalem during Passover celebration. This story is known as the “Triumphant Entry” and three of the four Gospels mention it. Many lessons can be taught from this episode but there’s one particular angle I want to emphasize. It deals with ownership. The name of today’s message is “Who owns What?”

(Transition) Since our story deals with Jesus requesting the use of a donkey for His transportation into Jerusalem let’s consider who owned the donkey.

Who Owned the Donkey?

When Jesus arrived at the outskirts of Jerusalem, He stopped and sent two disciples to bring back an untamed colt that He would ride into the city. He directed them to where they would find the animal and instructed them to tell its owners, “The Lord has need of it.” When the disciples arrived to retrieve the donkey the scenario played out just as Jesus predicted. One of the owners said: “Why are you loosing the colt?” Subsequently, the disciples responded just as they were instructed, “The Lord has need of him” (Luke 19:33). This was an interesting exchange of words here because the Greek word for “Lord” also meant “Owner.” Thus, the disciples actually informed the earthly owners that the real “Owner” of this donkey, needed it.

(Humor) This request had the potential of creating an awkward encounter. Can you picture these disciples informing the earthly caretakers of this animal that someone referring to Himself as the donkey’s “Owner” wanted it? Some people treat their animals with more affection than they do their children! They would more readily dismiss their kids than lose Fee-Fee or Fido. But when the earthly caretakers of this donkey heard the disciples’ message they instantly submitted to the request. And according to Zechariah’s ancient prophecy, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the donkey while worshipers proclaimed His praises along the roadside.

There must be significance to this story for three of the four Gospels to record it. Why was it important for Jesus to stop outside Jerusalem and wait for His disciples to retrieve this animal? Notice what’s happening: Christ’s divine destiny was culminating here. He had come to Earth to die on the Cross and redeem man from sin. But now, He pauses on the outskirts of Jerusalem and sends two disciples after a donkey. While there is significance to the issue of “Who Owns What?” I first want to make another observation.

Jesus was Israel’s Most Wanted Man! But now, He’s 17-miles outside Jerusalem calculating His entrance into the hub of hostility. Most men with a bounty on their head would slip into the city at night. But not Jesus! Why was He publically signaling His entry?

Consider this: Years earlier, kings of nations carefully selected their means of transportation when presenting themselves to the masses. When kings warred against cities they rode horses, but when they approached cities in peace they rode donkeys. So here was King Jesus entering Jerusalem in grand, royal view of all that would crucify Him. And what did His mode of transportation signal to onlookers? It signaled an entrance of gentleness and peace.

Yes, Jesus revealed Himself as the “Prince of Peace” 2000 years ago as He entered Jerusalem on a donkey. That was His First Advent. But His Second Coming to Earth will be upon the back of a horse. He will return as a “Man of War” to judge those that rejected His crucifixion. Have you received Christ as your Savior? If not, I encourage to before this service ends.

(Transition) But let’s focus on the point of today’s message from this story—the subject of “Who Owns What”?

Who Owns What?

Did you notice when Jesus sent His disciples to retrieve this donkey that Jesus told them to ask the “owners” (plural) for its use? This donkey was owned by more than one person. We can only surmise, but perhaps two poorer people had pooled their resources for this animal. But despite their poverty, they instantly released this young foal for the Master’s use. Someway, somehow these caretakers knew it was their opportunity to comply with God’s plan.

When Christians understand God’s grace and goodness they aren’t so reluctant to part with their possessions. They know how God’s arithmetic operates. They understand God’s blessing far outweighs whatever they surrender to God! But there’s more to understand about our sacrifices and gifts to God. And that’s the central point of today’s message.

Do you realize that all your possessions belong to God? It doesn’t matter if something is of incalculable value or it’s an insignificant piece of junk. Everything belongs to God! Psalm 24 says, “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” When we understand this truth, it provides a unique spiritual perspective to all we possess. It shows that we know God has merely entrusted us as temporary custodians of His possessions and all our material enrichment is on loan from God! That’s what the Lord wants us to acknowledge. And when we do, it becomes easier to obey His principles of giving.

The Kingdom Belongs To You!

But there’s more! The reason God wants you to surrender whatever He requests is because everything God has is also ours! You see, it works both ways. As the Sovereign Lord and Creator, God owns everything. But as God’s children, His resources are also ours to enjoy for eternity! Jesus said in Luke 12:32, “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” Jesus is in the process of giving us everything that pertains to His eternal kingdom and He doesn’t plan to hold back anything! Turn to Matthew 25 and let’s read an incredible passage.

Matthew 25:31–40

What a fabulous passage of promise! People struggle to crown Christ Lord of their life and possessions because they don’t understand His eternal plan of the ages. That plan involves the Father and Son sharing everything in their kingdom with their children.

There is a wonderful application that the Bible ascribes to our Creator. It’s called the Fatherhood of God. Always remember that! It means God treats the people of His Kingdom as His children—the “apple of His eye.” And our loving, Heavenly Father would never withhold anything good from his children. He’s not going to be unfair or hold back His goodness. And the more you understand this the easier it is to surrender whatever He asks. Undoubtedly, the earthly owners of this donkey were acquainted with Christ. They knew of His teachings and miracles. Their instant obedience to relinquish the donkey evidence this.

(Illustration) I heard about a boy that was given a piggy bank with the words, “This bank belongs to ____________,” and a blank space was provided for the insertion of his name. But the boy didn’t write his name in the blank. The boy wrote Jesus’ name in the blank space!

God wants you to know of His Lordship: that “the earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof.” But He also wants you to understand His Fatherhood. And when you combine the two, it reveals that God will recompense His children for whatever He requests.

(Transition) Now, I want to focus on another aspect of God’s ownership. Do you realize God owns you! You, the actual person—body, soul and spirit—is owned by the Lord. You are completely His. That’s what I want to discuss.

God Legally Owns You!

(Example) When someone decides to take a chunk of granite and sculpts it into a work of art, who owns that artwork? The creator owns it! When someone purchases land, a house, or an automobile who owns it? The purchaser owns it. Two principles of ownership apply to man’s possessions: Ownership is determined by (1) creative rights, or through (2) lawful acquisition.

Do you realize Christ owns every human for these very reasons:

“In the beginning God created . . . man.” And that’s why He owns us.

Ezekiel 18:4 says: “For every living soul belongs to me, the father as well as the son—both alike belong to me.”

Deuteronomy 32:6 says: “Is this the way you repay the LORD . . . Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?”

Romans 14:8 says: “If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.”

As Creator, God declares His property rights of man. But beyond God’s creative ownership of men, He also claims double ownership of others. God owns Christians through His claims of redemption. 1 Corinthians 6:19–20 says, “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; (20) you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body.” Christians are doubly indebted to God because of creation and redemption.

Jesus departed the boundless realms of eternity to enter the confines of Earth. Born in a stable, His rightful place was at the Father’s right hand, but while on Earth He had “no place to lay His head.” He was maligned and ridiculed everywhere He went. He died on a cross, squeezed between two thieves. Christ’s purpose was to reveal Himself as the Ultimate Giver; the Giver who wholly and unreservedly surrendered Himself to the Father’s will. And Christ’s “giving” purchased man’s salvation! This is why God raised Jesus from the dead. Christ’s Resurrection is proof that Jesus is Lord, Owner, and Savior of those that believe on Him! And He has a legal right to every cell of your body and your every possession.

Simon Peter had this in mind when he preached to the thousands in Jerusalem: “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, [Who paid the price] both Lord and Christ” (ACT 2:36).

(Illustration) Many years ago a minister in England was informed of a new assignment of ministry. He sent a reply back to the Bishop: “I understand that the authorities wish me to take over a certain Church . . . I must make it clear that I have no intention of doing so; I do not consent to this change. . . .” He then signed the letter: “I am, my lord, your obedient servant.” The absurdity of the letter is evident. It’s impossible to renounce the Bishop’s request and maintain obedience to him. While most Protestant Churches don’t operate with that form of government but many Christians conduct their lives accordingly. They say:

“Lord, I’ll serve you. But don’t ask me to take public stances that will create embarrassment.”

“Lord, I’ll obey you. But I reserve the right to “Veto” certain requests.”

“Lord, all my possessions are yours, just don’t ask me to surrender my. . . .”

Then there is the issue of Christian Service. “Lord, I’m your obedient servant. But I work tirelessly on my job, so don’t ask me to engage in ministry activities of the Church.”

One more point about this: If something in your life is outside Christ’s lordship; if anything is off-limits to Christ then it remains outside His blessing! Man and his possessions are only blessed as God has unrestricted access to them! Are you submitted to Him?

(Transition) Now, let’s turn to Matthew 21 and read the Parable of the Two Sons to help answer this question.

Parable of Two Sons

(Matthew 21:28–32)

This parable shows that our obedience to Christ’s commands determines whether He’s Lord of our life. And Christ can’t be your Lord and Master without wholehearted commitment. The Lordship of Christ governs every area of your being—mind, heart, and actions.

Jesus described two sons that were commissioned to work in their father’s field. One son represented the rebellious mass of sinners that has no problem rejecting God’s commands. They were the tax collectors, criminals, and prostitutes but when they heard John’s preaching they repented and entered the kingdom. The other son, represented the pious religious community, those that appeared righteous and sounded religious, but ignored the commands of their Lord.

In the parable, both sons transgressed. One sinned with his words when he said, “I’m not working” but later repented and obeyed. The other sinned with his actions by pledging to work, but didn’t. Both sons treated their father’s commands as principles of convenience.

This parable aptly fits this generation! It’s a behemoth struggle for many Christians to maintain their promises. Commitments are often nullified before stepping out of sight. When God’s commands cramp our style, we tend to ignore them. But God’s people have always struggled with this:

At Mount Sinai, Israel pledged to Moses: “All these things the Lord has commanded us, we will do.” But a month later they were building a gold calf and claiming it as their delivering god.

Even Simon Peter failed at this point. On the eve of Christ’s crucifixion he asserted: “Even if I must die with you, I will never deny you.” But later that night Peter was the most vocal in denying the Lord.

Like Paul said we sometimes fail in practicing the good we want to do (Romans 6-7). We honor God with our lips but wind up disobeying. We say “yes” to God’s Law but somehow wind up failing the test of obedience. It’s a constant struggle to walk upright. Thankfully, God understands man’s propensity to stray. His chosen people Israel constantly illustrated this:

Deuteronomy 9:7 says: “From the day you left Egypt until you arrived here, you have been rebellious against the LORD.”

Deuteronomy 9:24 says: “You have been rebellious against the LORD ever since I have known you.”

Sixteen times in the book of Ezekiel God specifically called Israel “rebellious.”

But added to that propensity, Paul said the Last Days would be plagued with a spirit of anarchy. This is why it’s so difficult for Christians to maintain steadfastness toward God. They are contending with seditious, unseen forces of darkness! But Saints of God, the power of righteousness transcends the spirit of rebellion! 2 Corinthians 10 says, “We have divine power to demolish strongholds . . . [and] punish every act of disobedience” (4,6). You can stand firm in the Faith! Totally surrender everything to Christ. Give Him your will, ambitions, and desires. Proclaim Him as Lord of everything.

Conclusion

(Illustration) Florence Nightingale wrote in her diary: “I am thirty years of age, the age at which Christ began His mission. Now, no more childish things, no more vain things. Now, Lord, let me think only of thy will.” Later, when asked for her life secret she replied, “I can give only one explanation. I have kept back nothing from God.”

People fear signing the title deed of their life to God because of what He might require of them. And God could have a different plan than you have figured, but it’s not to make you miserable. His plan works for your good and you’ll never be content without submitting to it. If Christ is your Savior make certain His is Lord and possessor of all you own. The Owner’s reward is certain!

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