Our Lord said of Nathaniel..."Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! He who searches the hearts of men and tries the inner most thoughts and intentions could say of this man that he was the genuine article and not a fake. I wonder...could Christ say such words of you and I; "Behold a Christian indeed, in whom is no deceit"? The missing ingredient and the root cause of so many living double lives today is that they are not REAL before the only one we CANNOT fool - God. Dear soul, when we try to hide our sin from God, it shows that there is no fear of God in our lives!
This message is a passionate plea for all God's people to come out of the dark and into the light. "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy" (Prov. 28:13).
There is a verse in the book of Isaiah that well describes this generation. “…this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men” (Is. 29:13). Well describes this verse, the sentiments and thoughts of many who even sadly wear the badge labelled “Christian”, whose religion consists of merely outward show and external piety. There is a fast that God is seeking for in these last days…not one of outward affliction but one of inward affliction, a breaking and humbling of the heart to DO the will of God!!
This sermon is a call to put away the hypocrisy of religion and to perform that which is right toward our neighbour out of heart that is rightly related to God!
Poison as many know is deadly to any living organism; to drink it would prove fatal. Yet there exists today a subtle poison that many Christians are sipping day after a day to the detriment of their spiritual walk. Why is that so many Christians bear so little fruit? Why so many barren? The Lord tells us why "...the cares of this world" (Mk. 4:19).
Anxiety and worry is a deadly poison which if embraced and allowed to fester, will render the Christian fruitless!! This sermon examines the root of anxiety and provides the key to overcoming worry and care. Mat God give us grace to enter into the fullness of His peace and blessing!!
In the day and age in which we live, an ascending cry is being heard, sounding forth from those dissatisfied with the old paths. It is a cry for the "new"; change has become the buzz word of our day, out with the old and in with the new!! Society fueled by the Western media now prides itself that it is at last emerging from the puritanical and bigoted age of Victorianism, to a new liberalism without moral absolutes, where man is now free to make up his own morality. No longer is it popular to talk about sin, no longer is it acceptable to hold and promote a moral worldview based upon the Word of God; there is simply no stomach for it! Sadly, in an effort to reach this post-modern generation the Church has changed and adapted its message; the gospel is out and clever methodologies are in. Dear brethren, we must resist such a temptation, Paul said that he was not ashamed of the gospel for he know that it was the power of God unto salvation. Paul determined to know only one thing among a people darkened in sin; he knew of only one message that would break the shackles that so bound them...Christ and Him crucified!!!
This message is a call for Gods people to take up again the gospel message and to proclaim this message unashamedly, with full conviction that THIS IS the means appointed by God for men to be saved.