This Week's Sermon ( 2-20-18 )

" Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. "   Psalm 41:1

" He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. "   Proverbs 14:21

" He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. "   Proverbs 19:17

" He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse. "   Proverbs 28:27

" As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.  "   Esther 9:22

My wife and I enjoyed taking food to the homeless.

We discovered in downtown Denver where the real homeless are, those who literally sleep on the sidewalks. Nearby, there is what is called, The Denver Rescue Mission but they cannot contain all the homeless as there are so many nowadays.

When my wife and I first started taking food to the homeless, there weren't really all that many. The age of them was like forties and older. But now, it is like a city within the city of downtown Denver and includes both young and old.

Even though my wife died, I continue to do this.

Two days ago on Sunday, I took food to the homeless. I got to see a born again christian once again who I had met the last time I went there. Part of one of his legs is gone and he has to be in a wheelchair. He told me he is a believer in Jesus Christ.

I'm finding that there are many born again believers in Jesus who live on the streets.

As I was setting food on the sidewalk a homeless man came up to me and asked me if he could have a can of Pepsi. I looked at him and said - " Of course. This is for you. " He responded by saying to me - " The Lord bless you. " 

That just made my day.

My friend, there is a real blessing that comes from doing this for the poor and needy.

I understand why Jesus was with the poor so much.

I encourage you to give to the homeless in your area.  According to Solomon in Proverbs, it is like giving to the Lord.

Take the time to deliver food to them personally and witness to them about Jesus.

They really appreciate it.

I always say to all of them, " Give your heart to Jesus! "

Many respond by saying - " Amen! "

You will be surpised how many homeless people are believers in Jesus.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 12-6-16 )

" But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. "   1 John 1:7-10

This statement of John refers to those of us who believe in Jesus Christ.

This is why John repeatedly said;

" we "

Yes, even those of us who claim to follow Jesus must live right.

This is why John said;

" But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, "

We must acknowledge our sin, confess it, repent and turn from our sins and ask God to forgive us.

True repentance requires acknowledgement that we sinned and confession of our sin, to turn from our sins, and then we will be forgiven.

This is why John said;

" If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. " 

I was thinking today of all my past sins and present sins, all through my life to the present.

Even though I get down on my knees everyday and confess my sins and ask God to forgive me, I still remember what I have done wrong.

What is wonderful to know is that because of God's grace that He bestows upon us, not only does He forgive us for our sins, He forgets how we sinned against Him.

Even though we remember our sins and all the things we have done wrong, He chooses to forget our sins when He forgives us.

What hope we have when we stand before Him.

Paul remembered his own sins he committed and wrote about them in the New Testament.

Paul said about himself;

" This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. "   1 Timothy 1:15

Notice Paul said;

" I am ",

not, I was.

But he also knew God forgave him and that God does not remember what sins he did or does.

Nor will it ever be held against him.

Praise the Lord.

We have hope.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 11-22-16 )

" I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; 
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; 
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 
Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.  "   1 Timothy 2:1-6

" Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 
Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: 
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 
Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. 
For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. 
Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.  "   Romans 13:1-7

" Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Caesar's. 
And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar's, and unto God the things which be God's. 
And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.  "   Luke 20:24-26


No matter what our opinion of the election is here in the United States of America, we must be in subjection to our leaders...according to the Holy Bible.

Even Jesus Himself obeyed the laws of the land.

Those of us who claim to follow Jesus should pray for our President and other leaders.

If we do not know what to pray for, pray that our President and other leaders come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Wayne Brown

This Week's Sermon ( 11-1-16 )

" I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 

Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. 
How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! 
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.  "   Psalm 139:14-18

All my life I have never really understood in depth what David meant when he said;

" for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: "

I was recently in a dermatologist's office and while I was waiting I looked at the skin charts he had on the wall. 

I was surprised to see so many layers in the human skin. I never knew how complex the human skin is.

He also had a chart of a single strand of human hair. I did not know how detailed a human hair is.

When the doctor came in I said to him - " God really put a lot into creating us, didn't He. "

His response was - " And that is not the half of it. "

Only God could come up with all the detailed intricacy in our design.

This is why Solomon said;

" The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. "   Proverbs 3:19

My friend, God is more than amazing.

Some day soon, because of my faith in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, I will meet Him in person.

I can't wait.

Wayne Brown