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 ( 7-27-17 )

" And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. "   Revelation 13:16-17


Something was recently mentioned in the news that I want to take a moment to talk about.

There is a company here in the USA that got the idea from Europe, ( where this has already been going on ), to implant a microchip in the hand of its employees.

There have been microchips already in the past used for medical information but this microchip has more to it than just medical information.

It gives the employee the ability to buy things with this microchip implanted in their hand.

The company has not made this a mandatory procedure.

The employees that want this in their hand, volunteer.

Obviously, this is not the mark of the beast.

So far, this has nothing to do with the antichrist.

However, when the antichrist does come on the political scene, he will know about this technology and use it for his purpose, later.

My friend, we may be getting closer to the rapture - that is, when Jesus returns to catch His people up into the clouds, than we think.

This event known as the rapture is to happen before the antichrist brings the Jews and the Arabs to signing the 7 year peace treaty...commonly known as the 7 Year Tribulation period.

The antichrist's future mandatory rule, that in order to buy food, gas for the car, etc... one must have his identification mark in the right hand or the forehead he will establish later during the 7 year treaty.

While I was watching this news story, I noticed the microchip shown to the media was being laid on the person's right hand.

Interesting!

I know I could still die before Jesus comes back but I will always watch for His return.

Jesus said;

" 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 21:36

Keep your faith in Jesus and keep watching for Him to return, as Jesus Himself told us to do.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 7-11-17 )

" For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. "    Luke 1:15

" And it came to pass, that when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: 

And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 
And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 
For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. "   Luke 1:41-44

" I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly. "   Psalm 22:10

" Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. "  Jeremiah 1:5

 

According to the Holy Bible, we are human beings even before we are born and still in the womb.

Most people think a human being only becomes a human being after physical birth.

The Holy Bible disagrees with people who think this.

While salvation comes by grace through faith, as this requires a human being to be old enough to understand God's Word, many people wonder what happens to unborn human beings in miscarriage and abortion, and new born human beings in crib death.

Since there is the need to be saved from eternal hell, even when a human being dies while still being in the womb and not old enough to know and understand God's plan of salvation, God takes them to Heaven anyway.

Jesus said;

" And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. "   Matthew 18:3

" But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven. "    Matthew 19:14

The blood of Jesus covers their sin, as according to the Holy Bible, we are born in sin. Even while still in the womb upon death, the blood of Jesus redeems them and God takes them to Heaven.

This is the mercy and grace of God.

When I was a baby, I suffered from asthma so severely, the doctor told my parents I was going to die. 

Back then, they did not have the modern medicines for people with asthma as they do nowadays.

Like Job, while during his suffering said he wished he had died in his mother's womb and had never been born, I likewise wish, even today, I had died when I could have from my severe case of asthma.

I would not have known grief and misery, like I do today in my loss...and other reasons. 

I would have gone to Heaven and all I would ever have known, is Jesus.

The Lord bless you and I will continue this discussion on the need for salvation.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 6-27-17 )

" Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. "   Psalm 51:5

David said we are born in sin.

Most people do not believe what David said here and prefer to believe that only after we are born, as we grow, we later then, become sinners.

If you believe Adam and Eve existed, as many do not, they were created to have an eternal relationship with God and would have lived forever as they were.

They had a relationship with God that was everlasting because they knew no sin and did not commit sin...as of yet, anyway.

They later disobeyed God's command not to eat of a certain tree.

Eve listened to satan rather than God and was deceived by satan and did eat of the tree God told them not to eat of.

Paul said;

 " For Adam was first formed, then Eve. 

And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. "   

1 Timothy 2:13-14

When this act of disobedience happened, God's first human beings spiritually became separated from Him for all eternity.

Ever since, every human being that has ever been born to this present day is born in sin and is eternally separated from God.

Many people prefer to believe all human beings are children of God at birth and consequently believe all human beings will eventually end up in Heaven.

Not so.

According to the Holy Bible only those who believe in Jesus become children of God and that is only by adoption.

Technically, Jesus is literally the only flesh and blood born, only begotten Son of God. 

Not us.

Jesus declared;

" 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

Jesus did say;

only begotten Son, "

This does not include us.

Jesus is literally the only son of God by physical birth.

Paul said;

" For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. 
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: 
And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.  "   Romans 8:14-17

" And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. "   Romans 8:23

After Eve's transgression, the human race became separated from God eternally and is in need to be saved from eternal hell and to be restored back to God as it was before Eve's transgression.

All human beings are in need to be saved.

There is only one way for us to be saved and redeemed back to God...not multiple ways.

I will continue this soon.

Wayne Brown

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