This Week's Sermon ( 12-6-17 )

" And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. 
And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.  "   Revelation 20:13-15

" And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. "   Revelation 19:20

" And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. "   Revelation 20:10
"And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. "   Revelation 20:14
" And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. "   Revelation 20:15

" But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. "   Revelation 21:8

I know hell is not a popular subject today.

Hell is rarely mentioned in sermons nowadays.

There was a time when some preachers were criticized for preaching too much about hell.

People got tired of hearing about hell.

Nowadays, few believe hell exists and even if they do believe hell exists, they think hell is only a temporary place of punishment, not eternal, even though Jesus said it is eternal.

People believe Jesus lied about hell being eternal.

Many people think God is too good and too loving to let anyone go to hell, even though Jesus Himself said that more people will end up in hell than will make it to Heaven.

Jesus clearly said;

" Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 
Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.  "   Matthew 7:13-14

" Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, 
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.  "   Luke 13:23-24

One famous talk show host said to the world - " I cannot believe that a loving God would let anyone go to hell. "

Yes, I talked about God's love for the human race in my last sermon but God still requires humans to believe in one thing and that is His only begotten Son, Jesus, in order to escape damnation in eternal hell.

It is God's love that motivated Him to give Himself in suffering and dying for us in order to keep us out of hell.

Jesus is our only hope in escaping eternal hell.

Whether we choose to believe in Jesus or not...it is up to us.

The choice is ours.

God provided only one way to Heaven and that is through His only begotten Son, Jesus.

We either believe this or we do not.

Jesus is not one of many ways as if He were an option or on a list of multiple choices as some are now believing today.

Jesus is the only way, literally.

And by the way, no human being can earn Heaven. 

We do not make it to Heaven by our works.

No human has good enough works to make it to Heaven.

This is why Jesus had to suffer and die like He did.

We can only make it to Heaven by believing in God's only begotten Son, Jesus and asking Him to wash away our sins in His precious blood, clothe us in His righteousness and bestow His grace and mercy on us.

The apostle Paul called himself a wretched man.

Well, Paul did not know me.

I'm more wretched than he was. 

If God can forgive me for my failures and sins, God can forgive anyone who repents and rests their faith in His only begotten Son, Jesus.

If we choose to take the chance believing someone or something else when we draw our last breath in this earthly life as the rich man did, we will end up where the rich man did.

Jesus said;

" And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.   Luke 16:23-24

I cannot imagine how horrible hell is...even before hell is cast into the lake of fire which seems to be even worse.

My friend, before we die we must believe in Jesus in order to escape this eternal damnation.

After we die it is then too late to change our mind just as it was for the rich man.

Please believe in Jesus and tell others to do the same.

And always keep your faith in Jesus to the end.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon: Prophecy ( 7-5-15 )

The situation with the country of Greece today, and Europe getting involved in helping might bring about the ten horns of Daniel.

 

It is interesting that I'm hearing more talk about Jesus coming back.

This is good to see happening within the body of Christ.

 

As we see in the news, the world is getting more wicked. People defy God and want nothing to do with God.

 

Jesus prophesied that before He returns this world will be like it was in the days of Noah.

 

And so it is.

 

Keep your focus on Jesus.

 

As Jesus said;

And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, andsothat day come upon you unawares.

For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.“     Luke 21:34-36

 

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon: ( 6-23-15 )

John said;

The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.   John 1:29

 

There are people in today's society who take this verse and conclude that all people will eventually end up in Heaven.

 

This is a sad doctrine.

 

Contrary to popular society belief, including modern day evangelicalism, of whom people I personally know, Jesus Himself said that even though He died to take away the sins of the world, most people in the world will still end up in eternal hell.

Interesting!

 

Jesus said clearly;

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wideisthe gate, and broadisthe way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

Because straitisthe gate, and narrowisthe way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.   Matthew 7:13-14

 

The same Jesus who died to take away the sins of the world also said clearly that all liars will burn in hell for all eternity...contrary to popular society belief;

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.“  Revelation 21:8

 

And yes, my friend, Jesus did say, “ all liars “;

 

Since God created us all to have the right to believe whoever or whatever we want, in the end of our present physical life here on earth, who do we believe?? Jesus or society?

 

Personally, I choose to believe Jesus.

 

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 6-16-15 )

If you are asking the Lord for something important, Jesus said to never give up asking Him.

 

The point of this parable Jesus taught, is just as He said at the start – don't give up;

 

And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;

Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:

And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.

And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;

Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.

And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.“   Luke 18:1-6

 

And this judge, even though not saved, still granted the woman's request.

 

How much more will our Heavenly Father through our faith in His Son Jesus Christ grant us our requests if we never give up asking Him?

 

It is interesting that Jesus did end His parable with this comment about those of us who believe in Him;

 

...Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? “  Luke 18:8

 

The psalmist David said this;

 

Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.“  Psalm 37:3-5

 

It is interesting that David said;

 

and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. “

 

I've been fasting and praying for a particular miracle from the Lord.

 

I've told Him I'm going to keep asking Him until He does it.

 

Even if God does not answer my request, since it is an unusual request, I will still love Him and trust Him and know in my heart that He is able to do it even if He chooses not to.

 

It might be a first time for God to do what I ask of Him.

At least it has never been recorded in the Holy Bible as God having ever done such a thing.

 

 

I know in my heart there is nothing impossible for God to do.

 

Jesus clearly said;

 

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. “   Matthew 19:26



And Jesus looking upon them saith, With menit isimpossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. “   Mark 10:27



And Jesus also said;

Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all thingsarepossible to him that believeth. “  Mark 9:23

 

My friend, if you are in great need to hear from God, as Jesus said, do not give up.

 

Wayne Brown