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 be able 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 many Christians 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, as well, when posting these teachings and videos. 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 again 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, and if you didn’t get a chance to listen to the sermon that I posted here for you last week, I think you will be blessed if you choose to 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! However, because there are so many warnings in Scripture about false teachers, and because I have seen so many Biblically solid pastors and teachers go astray, I will continue to test the preaching and teaching of every pastor and teacher that I listen to against the truth of God’s Word, regardless of how long they have been preaching and teaching, and how well respected and trusted they presently may be.

So, when time allows, grab your Bible, get comfortable, and listen to Pastor Randy continue to preach from the Book of Acts. Be sure that you also 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.

Here’s the portion of Scripture that Pastor Randy will be preaching from today:

“God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them.  Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would say, “In the name of the Jesus whom Paul preaches, I command you to come out.” Seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. One day the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” Then the man who had the evil spirit jumped on them and overpowered them all. He gave them such a beating that they ran out of the house naked and bleeding. When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power.” (Acts 19:11-20)

(Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible New Internal Version® Used by permission of Zondervan 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society All rights reserved).

Thank you for stopping by and taking time out of your busy day to read some of my posts and poems.

God Bless You

~Mary Dalke/Living4HisGlory