Capture Picture - Preach the Word - Preacher's hand holding BibleWelcome to another post in a new category of posts entitled, ‘SERMON SUNDAY.’ Lord willing, at least a few times a month I will share a timely sermon with you by a well respected teacher or preacher who focuses on an important truth in Scripture in order to awaken the slumbering church, and also to alert Christians to the importance of reading and studying God’s Word. It may be a short sermon in written form, or I may present something to you in video form. I pray that when time allows, you will take the time to read or to listen to what I will be sharing with you.

I also hope to share some expository preaching with you in the near future, but sadly, that is a very rare thing to find these days. I’m sure that many of you can attest to that undeniable fact. Sadly, many pastors today who seek to grow their churches oftentimes resort to distorting God’s Word either by taking a verse out of context or by interjecting their own ideas into the text to make it say what they want a verse of Scripture to say (eisegesis).

Sometimes a pastor will even go as far as to manipulate Scriptures in such a way so that they can preach about themselves (narcissistic eisegesis).

Then there are some pastors who just present watered down messages with very little Biblical content, and others who ‘preach’  controversial messages that will appeal to today’s culture in order to attract more people. Then they will continue ‘preaching’ these types of messages in order to entertain the crowd to keep them coming, rather than preaching God’s Word as they are instructed to do in order to feed and equip the sheep/saints and to expose the sin in men’s hearts so that God will grant them repentance and lead them to a knowledge of the truth.

My main goal in presenting these sermons to you is to point you to Jesus Christ and to make you realize the extreme importance of studying God’s Word and testing the teachings of everyone you listen to in light of Scripture.

Maybe you are one of those people who faithfully stand for Biblical truth and you recently had to leave your church because of what has been taking place as you have witnessed your pastor slowly drift from Biblical truth. Or maybe you left your church many years ago and you still haven’t found a church where the pastor preaches from God’s Word. If so, I have all of you in mind when posting these teachings and videos, as well. I hope that everyone who somehow finds there way here will be blessed and encouraged by the many Biblical teachings that I will be sharing with you in the weeks and months ahead –Lord willing.

Now for today’s SERMON SUNDAY:

Today, and for the next few Sundays, I am delighted to say that I will be sharing some excellent expository preaching by Pastor Randy White with you! Pastor Randy is the pastor of First Baptist Church in Katy, Texas. If you have never heard him preach before, you will be blessed as you listen to his in depth preaching and teaching as he goes verse by verse through various books of the Bible. Expository preaching, and teaching believers to interpret Scripture with Scripture, is what makes Pastor Randy one of very few good preachers and teachers today, and that is also why he is one of my favorites!

So, when time allows, grab your Bible, get comfortable, and listen to him preach on one of my favorite passages in the Book of Acts. Be sure to test what he says in light of Scripture, as a good Berean always should do (Acts 17:11) no matter who you are listening to or what you are reading so that you will never be deceived. I think you will appreciate and be blessed by his preaching and teachings, as well as grow in a deeper understanding of God’s Word as I have.

 

RELATED SCRIPTURES

“All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training for righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of His appearing and His kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage — with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not endure sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 3:16,17 – 4:1-4)

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”    (2 Timothy 2:15)

“I urge you brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them. For such people are not serving our Lord Christ, but their own appetites. By smooth talk and flattery they deceive the minds of naive people.” (Romans 16:17,18)

“Now the Bereans were of more noble character than the Thessalonians, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.” (Acts 17:11)

“Now I know that none of you among of whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will ever see me again. Therefore, I declare to you today that I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with His own blood. I know that after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock. Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them. So, be on your guard! Remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.” (Acts 20:25-31)

 To visit Pastor Randy’s website, click HERE

To listen to many more of his teachings, you can also visit his YouTube Channel

To connect with him on Facebook and to join in on his Bible Studies every Thursday evening at 8:00 P.M. Central time, click HERE. Pastor Randy is currently teaching verse-by-verse through the Book of Revelation! Sadly, many pastors these days (who actually do preach from God’s Word) avoid teaching on prophecy, but Pastor Randy stresses the importance of prophecy, as well as the importance of how to interpret passages of Scripture properly. He teaches very thoroughly by explaining the meaning of many words as well as going into the grammatical structure of words and sentences. He also  uses many other Scriptures to interpret what many seem to think are hard to understand verses in Revelation. I am truly enjoying learning God’s Word better as I join his online Bible studies, and I hope you will consider joining in too!

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your relaxing weekend (at least I hope it is) to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory

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