Walking With Giants


July 25th, 2013

 
The Bible says in, Proverbs 22:28 “Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.” This is more than Counsel it is a clear Command. I for one, intend to keep following and seeking the Old Paths that have been cleared before us by some of the giants of the faith.

This week I had the joy of both attending and preaching in the National Sword Of The Lord Conference held at the great Gospel Light Baptist Church in Walkertown, North Carolina. While I was there I had the thrill of fellowshipping with two of my hero’s. First with Dr. Bobby Roberson the long time pastor Of Gospel Light Baptist Church. It was an added thrill to get to spend some time with Pastor Evertie Moore, the long time pastor of the Sugar Camp Baptist Church in Booneville, Kentucky. This old mountain preacher was a legend in the hills of Owsley County, Kentucky when I was a boy.

It was a precious memory to walk down memory lane this week as I got to spend a few minutes Walking With Giants.
 
Bro. Evertie Moore & Bro. Jenkins
Bro. Jenkins & Bro. Bobby Roberson




I Will Build My Church


July 22nd, 2013

 
Jesus said in, Matthew 16:18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

The only hope for our troubled land is a true revival within the Churches of our land! But here is the problem we face – Today many people want A Church Tailored To Them rather than A Church That God Has Tailor Built. We cannot Redefine The Church if we hope to see our land saved we must instead Rediscover The Church that Jesus is building. Our hope is not in a more Contemporary Built Church but in a Christ Built Church.
 
Foundationally we must remember that the Church is the Building, the Body, and the Bride Of Christ.  The Church is a body of born-again, properly baptized believers with scriptural officers which are pastors and deacons, organized to meet for the Worshiping Of God, for the Preaching The Gospel, for Growing The Saints and for the Winning Of Souls. The Church is to carry out the two scriptural ordinances of Believers Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. The Church should be engaged in Evangelizing The Sinner, Edifying The Saint, and Exalting The Saviour.
 
All across our land today there are many opinions about what kind of a Church that modern America needs. However, I submit to you that our concern ought to be whether we are the kind of Church (Bride) God wants us to be, rather than are we seeker sensitive, contemporary and progressive enough?
 
A quick look the Churches of Asia Minor in the book of Revelation revels several qualities the Lord is looking for in His Church (His Bride):

1. The Lord Want A Church That Loves Him.
    (Revelation 2:1-5)

2. The Lord Wants A Church That Leans On Him.
    (Revelation 2:8-11)

3. The Lord Wants A Church That Listens To Him.
    (Revelation 2:18-21; 3:20)

4. The Lord Wants A Church That Looks For Him.
    (Revelation 3:1-6)

5. The Lord Wants A Church That Labors For Him.
    (Revelation 3:7-13)

6. The Lord Wants A Church That Lives For Him.
    (Revelation 3:14-19)
 
More than any one thing He wants a Church where, “….in all things he might have the preeminence.

Many years ago there was a medical missionary in China. Whenever someone came to him for treatment he would always tell them the story of Jesus. One morning before the clinic doors were opened, there came to the missionary an old woman stooped with age. He could tell by the dust on her feet and clothing that she had come a long way. That morning he treated her and as always, told her about his wonderful Saviour. The medical missionary said, “As the rose opens to receive the rays of the noon day sun, so her heart opened to receive the Saviour. Her tears made little rivulets down her dusty cheeks as she opened her heart to Christ.” Several weeks later, there was a knock at the missionary’s door, and there he found the same old woman that had come to him several weeks before. She said, “Sir, He has saved me, and I know He lives within my heart. He has made my life so happy. But Sir, I have forgotten His name. Could you please tell me His name again?” The missionary repeated over and over again the name “Jesus,” and each time the little old lady echoed that name “Jesus.”

Lela Long heard that story and she wrote these words…..
 
“There have been names that I have loved to Hear
But never has there been a name so Dear
To this heart of Mine as the name Divine
The precious, precious, name of Jesus”
 
“Jesus is the sweetest name I Know
And He’s just the Same, as His lovely Name
And that’s the reason why I love Him So
For Jesus is the sweetest name I Know”

The Message, Motives and Ministry of the New Testament Church needs to All be about Jesus!

WBLW Free App Is Now Available


July 8th, 2013

 
Have you ever dreamt of having a 24 hour a day, FM, conservative, Christian radio station in the area where you live? I am talking about a station where every preacher and teacher uses exclusively the King James Version of the Bible and the entire music selection is family friendly, non-contemporary, conservative Christian music.


Thirteen years ago WBLW 88.1 FM began broadcasting in central, northern, lower, Michigan. This 24 hour a day local church owned and operated radio station has expanded and increased its programing and coverage area in Northern Michigan to over 3,600 square miles.  Well the secret is out – no longer is this modern day miracle exclusively the joy of Northern Michigan listeners.


If you have an iPhone or an Android you can now listen live, 24 hours a day, from anywhere on planet earth. WBLW the Living Word FM, now truly has an international audience as listeners by the thousands are down loading their very own free app for their mobile device. To get your own free app you can go to several websites for your download.


wblwradio.com

appshopper.com/music/the-living-word

itunes.apple.com/us/app/wblw-88.1

appszoom.com/android_applications/music_and_audio/wblw-881

A 237th Birthday Prayer!


A 237th Birthday Prayer

July 1st, 2013

The hand of a sovereign God guided the founders of America. Thomas Jefferson once asked, "Can the liberties of a nation be secure, when we have removed the conviction that these liberties are the gift of God?"

As we celebrate our nation’s 237 Birthday it is now an unquestionable reality that the United States is no longer the beacon of freedom and hope for all mankind, that it once most assuredly once was. As America careens like a runaway train toward not only a fiscal cliff, but also a moral cliff, many opinions can be heard as to why, including changing demographics and technology. But in this preachers humble opinion the evidence is relatively clear: an increasing number of the citizens of this great land, in their pursuit of pleasure and comforts, have turned their backs on the basic guidelines of human behavior and human decency as espoused by the Bible and have instead placed more and more trust in man and in particular the government.

The moral fiber of our country, and the religious basis upon which this nation was founded, is open today in the minds of many of our fellow citizens to reevaluation and reinterpretation. The message being conveyed and taught to an ever larger portion of a willing and susceptible American population is: there are no restraints on personal behavior and as long as it appears that my actions hurt no one but self, I am free to do whatever I choose.

As this mindset gains a firmer and stronger foothold in any culture, a calamitous cycle begins. First there is Rebellion against a Holy God and His Word which leads to Retribution and judgment from that very God. Rather than face this reality, many American’s do not have the personal fortitude and Godly determination to make the difficult choices and change course, as we slip ever so much closer to Sodom and Gomorrah. Is our descent into chaos unstoppable?

We need far more than a repackaging of conservative messaging. We need a return to the God of the Bible. The key to peace and prosperity lies in a relationship with God and striving to live by the traditional moral and ethical guidelines found in the Bible. In the 1840's Alexis de Tocqueville wrote: "Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith." Once established, liberty cannot be sustained without a just and moral society.

Proverbs 14:34, says “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” My prayer for my beloved country on this her 237th Birthday, is that She Will Return To God And The Bible!