Break Up Your Fallow Ground: It is Time to Seek the Lord (Part 12)

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #75

Scripture: Hosea 10:9-13

Based on a list of sins which the great evangelist Charles G. Finney gave in his classic sermon titled “Break Up Your Fallow Ground: It is Time to Seek the Lord”, we began pinpointing some of the sins which we as the church need to confess and repent of. This week, we are continuing this series by addressing the next three sins on our list.

I. The first sin we will address today is the sin of homosexuality. The Bible says in Leviticus 20:13, “If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.” Homosexuality “is the act of intercourse between people of the same sex.”

II. The second sin we will address today is the sin of faithlessness. The Bible reads in Matthew 14:26-31: “when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?”

III. The third sin we will address today is the sin of abortion. Abortion is the taking of the life of an innocent, unborn child. As with every issue that we have covered so far, the Bible has something to say about this too. God tells Jeremiah in Jeremiah 1:5, “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.” Job asked in Job 31:15, “Did not he that made me in the womb make him? and did not one fashion us in the womb?”

+ Plus, listen to Charles Jenkins as he sings “Awesome” and Tamela Mann singing “Joy of the Lord”.

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Tomorrow May Be Too Late (Part 1)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #28 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — 2 Corinthians 6:1-2: “We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)”

Have you signed a contract with the devil that you will never be saved? Have you signed an agreement in which you faithfully and solemnly promised Satan that you would spend eternity in hell? Did you solemnly promise never to be saved?

CERTAINLY YOU DID NOT!

The devil has never asked any person to sign such an agreement. He will never ask a sinner to sign a contract never to be saved, or to promise to spend eternity in hell. Satan is too wise, too shrewd, too cunning, to do such a thing. He is a deceiver—but he is no fool. He is the destroyer, but he is not stupid!

Satan is subtle and extremely wise. He can appear in many forms, but he most frequently appears as “an angel light”. It is true that he walks about “as a roaring lion…seeking whom he may devour”; but he will take any form and use any method to lead a soul to hell! He never asks anyone to promise never to be saved. All he wants is—

ONE DAY AT A TIME

Satan is content with one moment, one second, at a time, because life is so brief, it is compared to vapor or steam as it pours from the teakettle, or the early morning fog, which appears for a little moment and then vanishes. James 4:13-14 reads, “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

The devil knows that if he can get you to put off salvation one day at a time, if he can get you to ignore one warning at a time, he will eventually claim you as his victim and will damn your soul in the lake of fire and brimstone!

I am now giving you a message of WARNING concerning sin, death, judgment, and damnation, and in this message you will also be given the plan of salvation.

+ Plus, listen to The Winans’ singing “Tomorrow” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

The Most Important Thing You Need to Know in Life (Part 2)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #27 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — I John 1:7: “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.”

During our previous time together, we saw how God used the whole Bible to speak to us about one simple but extremely important truth — that “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

There are three other important things that God wants us to know about the blood of Jesus Christ his Son. The first thing is that the Blood was promised. The second thing is that the Blood was provided. And the third thing is that the Blood is powerful.

+ Plus, listen to the 12th District AME Choir singing “Oh, the Blood” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

The Most Important Thing You Need to Know in Life (Part 1)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #26 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — I John 1:7: “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.”

The most important thing you need to know is contained in this single verse — “the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” This simple expression sums up the basic message of the Bible.

Everyone who has ever taught or studied knows that the basic fundamental of teaching is repetition. No matter what the level of education is, repetition is key to learning anything well.

The fact that “the blood of Jesus Christ cleanseth us from all sin” is something that God wants us to know very well. It is so important, that it is repeated in various ways throughout the Scripture many times. Today, let’s look closely at the importance of this truth.

+ Plus, listen to Myron Butler singing “The Blood of Jesus” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

How to be Cured of Spiritual Blindness

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #25 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — Matthew 9:27-30: “And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.”

Thankfully, Jesus healed many blind people during his ministry on earth. But did you know that blindness in the Bible is also a metaphor for a person’s spiritual condition when he or she is without Jesus Christ? Second Corinthians 4:3-4 says, “But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” The “god of this world” is the devil who blinds people to the light of the Gospel of Christ.

In this story of two blind men who seek Christ, I want us to consider several things which took place physically that also apply spiritually to those who need Christ.

1. First, I want you to notice that these blind men were earnest.

2. Second, I want you to notice that these blind men were persistent.

3. Third, notice that these men had a definite object in their quest.

4. Fourth, we see that these blind men confessed their own unworthiness.

My friend, you may be in a state of spiritual blindness today. You may still be bound by sin. If you are, then you are on your way to hell. The Bible says in Revelation 21:8, “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.”

Jesus Christ is asking you the same question that he asked the blind men. Do you believe that He is able to save you? Hebrews 7:25 says, “He is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him (Jesus Christ).” The Bible says that Jesus can save you. Many millions of people have trusted Jesus to save them. I know Jesus can save you because He saved me. The question is, Do you believe He can save you?

Everything depends on the answer to that question. When Jesus asked these blind men this question, they said, “Yea, Lord!” They said, “Yes, Jesus, we believe you can heal us of our blindness.” And then the Bible tells us that Jesus “touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. And their eyes were opened…”

+ Plus, listen to Tim Hughes singing “Happy Day” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

Saved by God’s Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone (Part 2)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #24 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

Currently, we are addressing the topic of how man is saved by God’s grace alone through faith alone as stated in the Bible. During our last time together, we saw three reasons why man cannot save himself. Man cannot save himself because of who he is. Man cannot save himself because of what he can do. And man cannot save himself because of how he feels.

Today, let’s turn our attention back to Scripture and look closely at Ephesians 2:8-9. Verse eight says, “for by grace are ye saved…” What is grace? Grace is defined as “good will, loving-kindness or favour.” Biblically-speaking, grace is “the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues.”

Providing grace is the part of salvation that God must do. And God has already done his part. God showed his grace by sending His Son Jesus Christ to die on the cross for our sins. Titus 2:11 says, “For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men.” When Jesus Christ hung on the cross, that was God’s grace put on display for all the world to see.

Now, it is man’s turn to make a move. In other words, by displaying His grace, God put the ball in man’s court. Now, man has to act on the grace that God has provided. What is man’s role. Verse eight says, “For by (God’s) grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” God provided his grace because of his goodwill and loving-kindness, now we must have faith in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. We must receive the free gift of salvation that comes from Christ’s death.

+ Plus, listen to Jeremy Camp singing “There Will Be a Day” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

Saved by God’s Grace Alone, Through Faith Alone (Part 1)

100 Days of Preaching the Gospel #23 | with Daniel Whyte III

TEXT — Ephesians 2:8-9: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

If you could gather in one great assembly a representative of every religion in the world and spend thousands of hours discussing the question, “How can man be saved?” you would only end up with two doctrines regarding salvation. One, that God saves man. And two, that man saves himself. As we see from God’s Word today, the Bible teaches that God saves man by grace alone through faith alone. I want to point out to you today, three reasons why man cannot save himself.

I. Man is not saved because of what he is.
II. Secondly, man is not saved because of what he does.
III. Thirdly, man is not saved because of what he feels.

Right now, my friend, you can stop trying to get to Heaven on you own and take advantage of the grace that God is offering you. The Bible says in John 3:16, “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.”

+ Plus, listen to Casting Crowns singing “All Because of Jesus” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

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