This Week's Sermon ( 11-21-17 )

" He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  "   Revelation 22:20

" I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven. 
And I knew such a man, (whether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) 
How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter. "   2 Corinthians 12:2-4

" For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: "   Philippians 1:23

" But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  "   Matthew 6:20-21

As I mentioned in my last week's sermon, Samuel and Paul, both having been in Heaven and seen Heaven, preferred to be in Heaven.

John also had been to Heaven and wrote the book of Revelation.

Notice how he said after having been in Heaven;

" Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.  "

John wanted Jesus to return.

Only people who have been to Heaven and seen Heaven, prefer to be in Heaven.

Like Paul said;

" For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: " 

Those of us who have never been to Heaven nor seen Heaven would still rather be here in this present life and wish we could live here forever.

Nobody wants to die. This is all we have ever known.

If we are enjoying a prosperous life and are enjoying good physical health, we definitely do not want to leave this life.

We would rather Jesus delay His coming...if we are being honest with ourselves.

This is why Jesus said;

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 
For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.  "

There was a movie that came out a few years ago called, " Heaven is for Real ".

It was about a pastor's child who supposedly had gone to Heaven.

According to the doctors the child never actually physically died.

What supposedly brought interest to the pastor was that his son told him that he had met someone who his parents had never told him about.

The person the pastor's son had met while he was in Heaven was his own sister who died in a miscarriage.

The pastor and his wife never told their son about this.

The pastor was surprised that his son knew about her and evidently this was what sparked the idea of making the movie.

While I thought it was interesting that the pastor's son met someone in Heaven that his parents knew of but never told him about, ( if all of this is true, as we never know what is true in the movie making business ), I came in contact recently with someone who personally knows this family and knows the child who claimed to be in Heaven.

Well, I asked my friend if the child, after having been in Heaven, would rather be in Heaven than be here in this life.

He told me there was one day during his childhood that he was playing out in the street and almost got hit by a car.

The pastor got after his son for being so careless.

The son responded by saying he had hoped he would be hit by the car so he could go back to Heaven.

Well, if he would rather be in Heaven than here in this life, then maybe he was telling the truth.

My friend, like I said, only people who have been to Heaven would rather be in Heaven with Jesus.

We need to keep our heart focused on Jesus and desire to be with Him more than be with our money, prosperous life and good physical health here.

We need to be watching, praying and hoping Jesus will return soon.

Keep your faith in Jesus.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 11-1-17 )

" Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.  "   Revelation 4:11

My friend, we must acknowledge that we were not created to live unto ourselves.

We were created to live unto God...not unto ourselves.

Do not be in love with your life and yourself.

Jesus said clearly;

" He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.  John 12:25

Jesus died on the cross to redeem us back to the relationship humans once had with Him before the fall.

Jesus wants our company.

But the only way to be with Him eternally is to believe in God's only flesh and blood born Son, Jesus.

Jesus said;

" For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  "   John 3:16

Keep your faith in Jesus until you draw your last breath.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 10-17-17 )

" But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. 
Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.  Mark 13:32-33


" But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 
For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. 
But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.  "   1 Thessalonians 5:1-4

There is so much going on in the world these days that I have to talk about the return of Jesus.

There has recently been hurricanes of catastrophic proportion that has excelled any hurricane that has happened in the past.

There was a hurricane that hit Ireland recently, where there has never been a hurricane ever in history.

There was a fire in California recently that was the worst in California ever...even though fires are common in that state. 

Many church people are now wondering what is going on. They are wondering if Jesus might be returning soon.

I heard a sermon this past Sunday in which the pastor admitted that most of his life he has always quoted the verse;

But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.  "   Mark 13:32

not taking signs of the return of Jesus seriously.

But he admits, now, he is wondering if Jesus is coming back.

Jesus did say;

" And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; "   Luke 21:35

While there will be catastrophic events take place to indicate the return of Jesus, we still have to remember one thing that Paul said;

" For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.  "   1 Thessalonians 5:3

Even though, along with catastrophic events as we have been witnessing lately, this " peace and safety " is also prophesied to be part of the last days before Jesus returns and this prophecy of " peace and safety " has not happened yet.

According to Jesus it will be during this time that many christians will be slack, thinking the Lord delayeth His coming. 

It will be during this time of " peace and safety " that christians will lose sight of the return of Jesus and focus on worldly things. 

During this " peace and safety " is more than likely when Jesus will return in the rapture but we must also understand that the rapture is also a prophetic sign of the return of Jesus when He returns literally to the earth to fight in the battle of Armageddon and set up His thousand year kingdom here on earth.

Keep your faith in Jesus no matter what happens.

Jesus is returning soon.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 9-19-17 )

" 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

"And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. "   1 John 2:2


God wanted the fellowship back that He had with Adam and Eve before they sinned...and even moreso.

My friend, God did not choose to become one of His angels who fell with Lucifer to redeem them back to Himself.

The angels who chose to fall with satan are doomed to eternal hell...along with satan.

" Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: "   Matthew 25:41

Satan knows God did not choose to become one of the fallen angels to redeem back to Himself and this is one reason he hates God so much and hates the human race so much and will try to get as many human beings into eternal hell with him as he possibly can before his time runs out.

" Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. "   Revelation 12:12

While satan is no doubt in glee presently deceiving the nations;

" And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. "   Revelation 20:3

the time will come when he will be cast into the lake of fire and burn, without being able to die nor escape, for all eternity and he will have all of eternity to remember and regret what he has done and will have the load of guilt to deal with for all eternity as well.

And not only satan and his fallen angels will be in this terrible situation but human beings who reject Jesus Christ, who is God in the flesh, as Lord and Savior will end up burning in the lake of fire with remembrance of the sins they committed, and will have to live for all eternity with the load of guilt as well.

My friend, everyone that believes in Jesus thinks, including the rest of the world, that everyone is automatically and ultimately going to Heaven because of John saying;

"...Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. "

Jesus did warn that, even though He did die to take away the sin of the world, most of the world will still end up in eternal hell;

" 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

Keep your faith in Jesus to the end.

Wayne Brown

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