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DISTINGUISHED BY THE ANOINTING

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

THIRTY FEET FROM TRIUMPH

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

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 IMPARTATION OF PRIVILEGE

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

“PATHSPERITY”

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

YOUR FOUNDATION: FIRM OR FLAWED?

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

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...

JESUS CHRIST HEALS!

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

Supernatural Provision For Difficult Times

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

MORE THAN CONQUERORS

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

A Witch

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

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...

The Power of our Spoken Words

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

The Comfort of Communion

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

WHO IS JESUS CHRIST?

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

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...

From Insects to Archangels God Controls Everything

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

HOPE FOR A VEXED GENERATION

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

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 POWER TO DISCERN THE DAYS

Pulpit Today Sermons Your Power to Discern the Days Matthew 16:1–3 by Robert D Pace Jesus was...

TRUSTING GOD WHEN IT’S DIFFICULT

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

FIVE PROVISIONS OF CHRIST’S BLOOD

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

MAGNIFICENT ATTRIBUTES OF GOD

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

World Cup and Christ’s Cup

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

EXPECTATIONS OF PENTECOSTAL WORSHIP

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

ONE-WORD DESCRIPTIONS OF GOD’S LOVE

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

WHY THE MANNA STOPPED

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

VOICES FROM THE GRAVE

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

YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED!

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

REEMERGENCE OF DRAMATIC SIGNS & WONDERS

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

USAFORISRAEL

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Devotional: LEANING OR LASTING?

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

PRACTICING THE PEACE OF GOD

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

ALWAYS GIVE THANKS

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

THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS

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

THE CALL OF GOD

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

THE PROPHETIC VOICE

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

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...

ARISE AND CLAIM THE BLESSINGS

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

THE GLORY OF GOD

Robert D Pace The Glory of God Revelation 21:22--24 (This is Part 1 of two messages on The Glory...

SHAPED FOR A HIGHER PLACE

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

AUTHORITY TO ASK!

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

THE INSPIRING STORY OF HANDEL’S MESSIAH

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

“SEEK ME AND LIVE”

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

LOOSED!

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

Building on the Rock

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

THE MYSTERY OF THE ANOINTING

  Robert D Pace The Mystery of the Anointing 1 Peter 4:10--11 I want everyone here to say the...

DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS OF CHRIST

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

THE LOST AXE HEAD

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

Your Call to Rulership in Life

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

THE REWARD OF SACRIFICING

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

“BLESSED ASSURANCE” SALVATION IS YOURS!

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

MAN’S QUEST FOR PEACE

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

GOD IS WITH YOU!

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

AMERICA’S SOCIAL DISORDER

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

“THE DAYS SHALL BE SHORTENED”

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

The Scriptures, The Savior and Salvation

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

YOU CAN KNOW!

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

BEGGARS OF MERCY

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

THE END SHALL COME LIKE A FLOOD

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

YOU AND YOUR TWIN

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

THE DYNAMIC MESSENGER

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

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...

If Jesus Says I Can, I Can!

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

BIBLE PROPHECIES OCCURRING NOW

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

“I AM THE WAY” — JESUS

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

THE WORD OF GOD UNLEASHED!

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

SECURING THE FAVOR OF GOD

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

CAN MAN LIVE WITHOUT MERCY?

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

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 HEAR ME NOW?

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

THE PEACE OF GOD

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

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...

HOW TO PRAY BIG!

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

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.

CHRIST YOUR DELIVERER

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

CONQUERING THE SPIRIT OF CONTAINMENT

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

IF GRACE IS THE EXPLANATION

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

Don’t Overlook Jesus

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

DELIVERANCE OVER STRONGHOLDS

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

Unmasking the Spirit of Antichrist

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

Biblically Woke!

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

PRAYING UNDER THE SPIRIT’S INFLUENCE

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

FULFILLED PROPHECIES OF THE LAST DAYS

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

PROPHECY OF TREES FULFILLED IN ISRAEL’S DESERT

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

How Then Shall We Live?

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

DIVINE ASSIGNMENTS, DIVINE ASSISTANCE

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

WHAT IT MEANS TO BE BORN AGAIN

PULPIT TODAY SERMONS Robert D. Pace John 3:1‑3 Today, four out of ten Americans claim to be Born...

Hosanna!

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

CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE

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

DESIRES OF A GODLY PARENT

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

THE GOD OF OUR PROBLEMS

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

COMPELLING EVIDENCE FOR CHRIST’S RETURN

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

THE ACTS OF ANANIAS

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

HOW TO OVERCOME TEMPTATION

Robert D. Pace How to Overcome Temptation Genesis 22:1--14 Life is full of temptations and tests....

AN ASSEMBLAGE OF KNOWERS

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

THE TESTIMONY OF THE CROSS

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

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT FASTING

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

AN ALTAR INVITATION

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

Checklist for Knowing You’re a Christian

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

The Woman at the Well

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

VISIONARIES FOR GOD

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

FROM THANKSGIVING TO THANKS-LIVING

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

THE DECISION OF MOSES

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

TEAR IT DOWN!

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

The Spirit of Python

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

CHRONOLOGY OF HOLY WEEK

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

THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

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

ZERUBBABEL’S TEMPLE

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

The Beauty of the Righteous

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

God’s Final Message to Mankind

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

A CHRISTMAS TRIP

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

JESUS: GOD & MAN

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

YOU ARE THE LIGHT

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

DISCOVERING UNSEARCHABLE THINGS

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

THE GOSPEL OF POWER

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

POWER OVER SIN

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

PARTNERSHIP WITH GOD

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

SUCCESS WITH GOD

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

HOW TO MAINTAIN SPIRITUAL FERVOR

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

MEN AS ANGELS

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

Mountaintop Worship

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

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...

21 Ways the Holy Spirit Manifests Himself to Believers

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

THE BELIEVERS’ REST

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

MANS’ ONLY HOPE

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

MODERN-DAY IDOLATRY

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

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

THE ONE-MINUTE CHALLENGE

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

YOUR TIMES ARE IN GOD’S HANDS

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

NOAH’S IMPOSSIBLE ASSIGNMENT

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

POWER TO SHARE CHRIST

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

How the Bible Affirms Israel’s Borders

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

DOES THE BIBLE CONTAIN ERRORS?

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

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...

LIVING WITH THE RIGHT ATTITUDE

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

JEHOVAH-NISSI, The Lord My Banner

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

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...

SHAMGAR’S OXGOAD

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

THE CHRISTIANS’ CROWN TODAY

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

Communion Symbolizes Our Union With Christ

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

Six Steps For Finding God’s Will

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

JUDAH MUST PLOW

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

MOSES’ TREASURE CODE CRACKED!

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

GOD AT WORK

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

Supersign of Prophecy

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

THE BEGINNING OF THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA

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

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...

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 ELEVENTH COMMANDMENT

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

WHAT WERE THEY THINKING AT THE MANGER?

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

Indepth Look at The Diversity of Prayer Book

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

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 INCOMPARABLE CHRIST

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

Blessings of Waiting on the Lord

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

Malchus

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

TREASURES OF DARKNESS

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

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...

BIBLICAL SUPPORT FOR “SIGNS AND WONDERS”

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

THE BEAUTY OF FORGIVENESS

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

THE TRIUMPH OF GRACE

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

CONQUERING THE DOUBTS OF SALVATION

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

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 COMING WINDS

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

“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 MESSAGE OF CLOUDS

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

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...

THE GRACE OF JESUS CHRIST

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

Are You Ready for Jesus

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

THE GOODNESS OF GOD

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

THE INCARNATION OF CHRIST

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

The Power of Life and Death

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

THE CHRISTIAN’S RESPONSE TO TERRORISM

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

GOD DEFENDS ISRAEL!

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

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...

A BRAND PLUCKED FROM THE FIRE

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

WHO JESUS SAYS YOU ARE

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

CHRIST DIED FOR THE UNWORTHY

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

THE COMING REVIVAL IN AMERICA

Vision of Coming Revival to America by Robert D Pace (Recently, I felt directed to re-post this...

An Excellent Example of Leadership

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

A STUDY OF DIVINE HEALING

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

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:

Water Baptism: A Post Conversion Experience

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

THE WONDER OF KNOWING GOD

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

THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES

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

Parousia of Christ and the Appearance of the Antichrist

(Verse-by-verse Teaching) The Parousia of Christ And the Appearance of the Antichrist 2...

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION

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

GOD APPRAISES SUCCESS

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

LIVING BY THE POWER OF REDEMPTION

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

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...

A Workman Unashamed

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

THE CHEMISTRY OF MIRACLES

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

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...

IRREFUTABLE REALITIES

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

MEN IN BROWN

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

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Your TImes are in God’s Hands

Robert D. Pace

Psalm 31:14–15

From the beginning, God ordained time and created it as a vital part of our world. Time affects us both positively and negatively. We are pressured, squeezed, and even hampered by the lack of time. It wrinkles our skin, weakens our skeletal and muscular structure, and eats away those precious brain cells that keep our mind intact.

On the other hand, we are fortunate to live in a world marked by time. If we existed in a timeless dimension, without the division of days, weeks, months, and years we wouldn’t know if we were living in the past, present, or future. Time is the framework that gives us structure and points of reference. So time does have value. Despite how we feel about time, God wants us to know He fashioned it for our good. In fact, He has ordained special seasons to visit us that have eternal consequence. And God wants us to know something—“our times are in His hands.” God controls the clock of our life.

(Illustration) I have a friend, who for years, worked as an NFL clock operator. He even operated the clock for the 2006 Superbowl. On one occasion, with just a few seconds remaining in the game, the visiting team kicked a field goal. Bill let five valuable seconds tick off the clock, although in actual time it took only three seconds to run the play. The home field coach jumped all over Bill for allowing those two extra seconds to tick away. But Bill had done nothing wrong. The NFL rulebook states that no field goal shall consume less than five seconds when kicked outside the 40 yard-line. The clock operator, who controlled the time, was right!

I want you to know that the Divine Clock Operator knows what He is doing! You may assume ‘time is expiring’ and passing you by; but it isn’t! You aren’t stuck in a time warp, although it may seem like it. The Bible says, “[your] times are in God’s hands.”

As you read the Bible, you will notice the phrase, “at that time” or “the appointed time.” They occur repeatedly, and they identify the special moments God places on His calendar. God is so time conscious that Solomon said God ordains each event to occur at its appointed hour. Ecclesiastes 3 says, “[there is] a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot . . . a time to kill and a time to heal . . . a time to mourn and a time to dance . . . a time to search and a time to give up . . . a time for war and a time for peace.” Solomon enumerated twenty-eight “times and seasons” that pass before us with the earnest hope that his readers would value these appointed moments that God presents to them.

During the eternal stream of time, God has ordained specific moments of time that powerfully affect us. The stream of time is known as chronos, which indicates “time that is measured.” But another word the Bible uses for time is kairos. And kairos indicates “time that is filled with meaning and purpose.”

I’m sure you can identify your kairos moments. They are those pivotal occasions that shape and even transform us into what we are. That’s what I want to talk about today—the times when God intrudes upon the calendar of our life to make a difference. These moments can last from mere minutes, to many years. They can be pleasant or painful; ecstatic or excruciating. They can occur in front of the masses or on the backside of the desert. Christ’s life was filled with kairos moments:

The first was when He confounded the Scribes at the Temple. Can you imagine that? A 12 year-old perplexing doctors of the law! It was obvious that He was extraordinary.

His next pivotal moment was when He overcame Satan’s temptation in the desert.

Finally, His prayer at Gethsemane and His sacrifice on the Cross changed all of history.

Moses’ transformational moment occurred at the burning bush when God commissioned him to liberate Israel from Egypt.

Paul’s life-altering moment was when the Lord met him on the Road to Damascus and called him to be an apostle.

(Transition) Kairos moments appear in many ways, and each person here has had them. I have. One reason God orders these occasions is so we can know Him better. He ordains special seasons for us to pass though so we can learn more about Him.

Kairos Moments Teach us About God and His Ways

I have experienced times of favor when God’s blessings abounded and my cup ran over. Conversely, I have endured times of leanness, when I had to skimp through life. But even then, I realized “God was my portion” and nothing was needed more than him! I know what it means to “miss the mark” and walk through a season of His discipline. Yet, I have experienced times when God extended His loving hand of mercy and I learned of unmerited grace when I least deserved it. But through whichever season I journeyed through, I discovered that God designed them all to glorify Him and reveal a wonderful aspect of His character.

Job’s Kairos Moment With God

You remember Job. He endured a trial that lasted for months, assailing every area of his life. He lost his health, children, and enterprising. When you read that story, it brings comfort because it’s evident that your suffering doesn’t compare to his. If Job can make it through, you can too. But God has used that narrative to teach us a deeper lesson, and it’s only when you get toward the end of the Bible that the apostle James explains what Job’s trial is about. James 5:11 says, “You have heard of the perseverance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings—that He is full of compassion and mercy.”

James said, “I want you to consider the outcome of suffering. God will always reward the faithful sufferer abundantly”! And when you read Job 42, you see why James said that. God restored Job with twice as much as he lost! Think about that: Twice as much! When Job’s trial ended, God rewarded him with 14,000 sheep, 6000 camels, 2000 ox, and 1000 female donkeys.  He also blessed Job with seven more sons and three more daughters. I want you to understand the enormity of Job’s reward, because God is trying to show us something here:

If God were to give you 14,000 sheep, where would you put them? You would need acreage as far as the eye could see in order to provide for those sheep.

Then God says He blessed Job with 6000 camels. Owning a camel in the Old Testament is like owning a luxury car today, and Job had 6000 of them! And he needed acreage as far as the eye could see in order to provide for these creatures.

But then, God blessed Job with 2000 ox. I don’t think you want to graze ox with sheep or camels. So here again, that’s more acreage as far as the eye can see.

Finally, God blessed Job with 1000 female donkeys. So one more time, that’s more acreage as far as the eye can see!

Job’s trial reveals that God’s recompense always outweighs whatever we suffer for Him. So, it’s okay that you’re suffering today! If you will persevere, like Job, God will one day reward you with blessings as far as the eye can see!

(Transition) But God wants us to understand something else about these kairos moments. God gives us special moments so we can participate in His eternal plan of the ages.

Kairos Moments Make us Part of God’s Eternal Plan

God raised up Samson at just the appointed hour and anointed him with unearthly strength. Israel was safe from all their enemies as long as Samson guarded the secret of his power. A thousand Philistines were no match against Samson’s might and muscle.

Then on the other hand, God raised up a fragile girl named Esther, who was able to whisper just the right words to a foreign king who could avert Israel’s genocide.

And what about Daniel? God exiled this prophet to Babylon and then assigned him to counsel Nebuchadnezzar. He interpreted dreams and deciphered the handwriting on the wall. Daniel’s prophecies spanned the centuries and predicted the superpowers that would rule the world.

God gave each of these persons a special moment so they could participate in His eternal plan of the ages. And He uses people today for the same reason! He needs some to preach and others to provide. He needs some to intercede and others to uphold. But He needs each person to find their purpose and participate in His plan.

I want you to understand something about yourself. God ordained you to live at this time in human history! And He not only ordained you for this generation, He ordained the very location for you to live. Let me show you this from the Bible. In Acts 17, Paul preached in Athens, Greece. Hear his words: “God made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, (27) that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us.” From the beginning of creation, God ordained you to live in the 21st Century. And God not only determined your time to live, He determined your place of habitation. Acts 17:27 says God did this because He wants men to seek Him, find Him, and participate in His plan. God has done everything possible to make Himself available and get us to work with Him.

Have you ever wondered why God chose the land of Israel as being the Promised Land? The land of Israel is a rocky, sandy, desert region located along the northern 32nd parallel. Its climate has but two general seasons in their calendar year—the hot, dry season and the cool, rainy season. Centuries ago, before modern irrigation, Israel totally depended on God’s providential mastery to govern their welfare. Protracted periods of draught ravaged their crops. But it was all part of God’s master plan. God situated Israel in the desert to make them dependent on His provision. God forced Israel to seek Him. And God has divinely situated you at this time and place on earth. You’re here to seek Him and work with Him. You have purpose for this time and God wants to use you.

Joseph’s Kairos Moment

How could I preach a message about divine timing without mentioning Joseph? Beginning at a young age God gave Joseph dreams of being used for a greater purpose. And his brothers despised him when he shared those dreams with them. If you’ve ever read the story of Joseph it’s easy to see the pain of his youth. His own brothers sold him into slavery! You can imagine how Joseph recoiled from it all. “Lord, not slavery! You said you would use me.” And God says, “Settle down, Joseph. I’m priming you.” And when Joseph gets to Egypt, Potiphar’s wife falsely accuses him, and he’s thrown in prison. Again, you can imagine Joseph’s prayer. “Lord, not bars and chains”! But God says, “Calm down, Joseph, I priming you.”

But it wasn’t long until Joseph gained the favor of the warden and he was running the compound. Now he had the keys to the gates and he could pick a midnight hour for a jailbreak. But by now, he knew that wasn’t God’s plan. He could hear God’s voice saying, “Be patient Joseph, I’m priming you.” And at the appointed hour, Pharaoh called for Joseph to interpret his dreams. His kairos had arrived, and Joseph interpreted them with pinpoint accuracy! He announced that Egypt would enjoy seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine.

Pharaoh knew the words were from God. That’s when he reached over, put a ring on Joseph’s finger, wrapped him in royal apparel, and said, “Joseph, you’re second only to me. You will help lead my people. Now I’m priming you, Joseph. You are now my Prime Minister”!

You see, “our times are in God’s hands”! They aren’t in yours or anyone else’s. It didn’t matter how much Joseph prayed for God to release him from trouble; Joseph couldn’t claim his destiny until God’s time for Him arrived. I want you to listen to Psalm 105. The Psalmist said, “[God] sent a man before them, Joseph, who was sold as a slave. (18) They afflicted his feet with fetters, He himself was laid in irons; (19) until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the LORD tested him.”

It wasn’t Joseph’s brothers or Potiphar or Pharaoh that controlled his destiny. God had a special moment of release for Joseph and it was right before the famine. The Divine Clock Operator had Joseph prepared for just the right hour. And God is preparing you for your hour. You have purpose. Just continue to trust God at every twist and turn of life.

(Transition) Sometimes like Moses or David or Simon Peter we fail God. But that doesn’t mean He is finished with us! Even when God chastens us for our failures, it doesn’t mean He won’t use us again. Psalm 30:5 says, “His anger is but for a moment, [but] His favor is for a lifetime.”

God’s Rules from the Throne of Grace

Let me assure you of something. God is the perfect Father and He knows exactly how to measure out discipline. There is a wonderful Psalm that shows us this:

Psalm 103:8-11 says, “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever. He has not dealt with us according to our sins, nor rewarded us according to our iniquities [Note that!]. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.”

When we fail God He doesn’t say: “Okay, you blew it. Now I’ll have to plague the rest of your life with what your sins deserve.” No! God operates out of love and mercy! Sure, there are consequences to our sins; we “reap what we sow.” But God governs from the Throne of Grace; not the Throne of Retribution or the Throne of Vengeance. Even after our failures God says, “I will not remain angry forever, I will show you mercy.” That’s God’s unalterable pledge! When we repent, He promises to deal with us according to the “sure mercies of David” and not according to our just deserts.

God had a plan for Moses even after he murdered a man.

He had a plan for David after he committed adultery.

He had a plan for Jonah after he ran from God’s call.

And God had a plan for Simon Peter after Simon denied the Lord of Glory at the Cross.

Even when we fail God, He is merciful! I can’t comprehend that, but God’s grace is greater than our failures. He simply wants us to “humble ourselves and pray and turn from our wicked ways” and give Him the opportunity to reveal His glory.

I know some people here are waiting on your special kairos. Maybe you haven’t understood why something hasn’t happened yet. Let me assure you, it will happen when God sovereignly decrees it.

(Transition) Remember, “Our times are in God’s hands.” That means, despite how disorderly life may be, God is still in control. I know from a human perspective that may be difficult to see, but that’s why God asks us to trust Him.

Conclusion

Along the ‘stream of time,’ adverse things happen. Somebody interferes with our life or intrudes upon our plans. Sometimes we blow it and assume God is finished with us. But we have to understand that “the gifts and calling of God are irrevocable.” God wants us to trust Him and march forward! There’s a reason you can believe that. It’s because the Bible says something important happened before this world began. It says, Jesus, “the Lamb of God was slain from the foundations of the world.” Before God “created the heavens and the earth” He determined the time for His Son to appear, redeem humanity, and pour forth grace and mercy.

Before the sun cast its light on earth or the constellations glittered from the night sky God determined that Christ would come to earth and become the timepiece of human history! He is the very One for whom time exists. The sun rises and sets and the moon waxes and wanes to the glory of Jesus Christ. As the preeminent figure of human history, He gives time its context and meaning. That means, if you are “in Christ,” saved by His work, He gives your life meaning too! God’s purpose for you doesn’t hinge on you “getting it all right.” You couldn’t do that if the world depended on it. The Good News is Jesus got it right, and when He got it right, the Heavenly Father transferred Christ’s perfection to you.

I want to close with an illustration:

(Illustration) Some of you might remember baseball’s 1996 ALCS between the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees. The Orioles suffered a bitter defeat and lost a shot at the World Series when a twelve year-old boy reached over the right-field bleachers and snagged a fly ball from the waiting glove a Roberto Alomar. The incident led to a hostile argument with the umpires, but in the end, the Orioles had to cope with the call. Their whole season seemed to collapse on what the cameras clearly showed was fan interference. The Orioles never recovered from that moment. But you can!

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