Wednesday, March 21, 2018


MT. 23:23                                           

Pastor Rick Jackson

Last week we saw we ought tithe, judge rightly, be merciful, and have faith. Let’s see what other things the Word of God says we ought be doing.


1. ALWAYS PRAY [Luke 18:1]




5. WORK AND SHARE [Acts 20:35, Romans 15:1, 3 John 1:8]

6. THINK BIBLICALLY ABOUT OURSELVES [Romans 12:3, 1 Corinthians 11:7-15]


8. THINK BIBLICALLY ABOUT OUR FAMILIES [2 Corinthians 12:14, Ephesians 5:28]

9. WATCH THE CONTENT AND CHARACTER OF OUR SPEECH [Col. 4:4, 6; 1 Timothy 5:13, Titus 1:11, James 3:10, 4:15]

10. PLEASE GOD [1 Thessalonians 4:1, 2 Thessalonians 3:7, Hebrews 2:1, 5:12; 2 Peter 3:11; 1 John 2:6, 3:16, 4:11]

Sunday, March 18, 2018


LUKE 14:1-4, 15:1-2

Pastor Rick Jackson


1. The Sowing & Reaping [v. 10-16]

2. The Awakening [v. 17-19]

3. The Repenting [v. 10, 18-19, 24]


1. The Rejection of the Fraternity [v. 25-28, 30]

2. The Rejection of the Father [v. 29-30, 2]

3. The Rejection of Faith [v. 29-32, Mt. 23:13]


1. Receiving [v. 2, 20, 30]

2. Explaining [v. 6-7, 9-10, 32; 16:13-15]

3. Inviting [v. 1-2, 29-31]

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Friday, March 16, 2018

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

What chance has any sinner before God without mercy? It is written that "the soul that sinneth, it shall die" Ezek. 18:4), and "the wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23). So every man, woman and child who comes to this last great judgment of the unsaved dead, to be judged according to his works, will meet only condemnation. This judgment is not to find out whether or not men are sinners. It is only the public and official confirmation of their guilt so that every person in Heaven and Hell will admit the justice of God. Reader, if you come to be judged before the great white throne, then eternal judgment is your portion and there is no escape! - John R. Rice

The book of life contains not the names of good people, but the names of bad people who have been forgiven. The book of life does not contain the names of those who have earned Heaven, but the names of those deserving Hell who have been freely pardoned and whose sins are under the blood of Christ! - John R. Rice

However men feel about death, God's Word deals honestly about it. The Bible has more to say about death than nearly anything else. In the beautiful Garden of Eden where sin had never entered nor death had ever come, the Lord warned Adam about the forbidden fruit and said, "In the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely DIE" (Gen. 2:17). But Adam and Eve did eat, and they died. They died spiritually that moment and the curse of sin and death passed upon them, and their bodies began the process of decay and death that instant. - John R. Rice

After death comes judgment! Sinner, that means that after death, there is no time to repent. After death there is no second chance. After death there is no repentance. After death there is no being born again, no being saved. After death comes only judgment and no mercy. This side of death there is mercy and grace. The other side of death, for a sinner, there is only judgment and damnation. - John R. Rice

God, who loves, when scorned, also brings judgment. That is inevitable. - John R. Rice

So the Lord Jesus weeping over Jerusalem, stands for the Saviour weeping over America. America, filled with pornographic literature; America with its riots and bombs and hippies and communists and socialists and lawbreakers and those who excuse law-breaking and defend it with no patriotism and no respect for dads and mothers, no respect for policemen, no respect for the judges and courts - what will God do with America? Eventually He will do with America what He did with Israel. Eventually it will be ruin and wars and famine and trouble, if God deals with us who turn down the Saviour in America, as He dealt with others. - John R. Rice

Listen, the dear Lord wants you. You say, "Brother Rice, I am not ready." Then you had better get ready. Somebody says, "Well, there are hypocrites in the church." Yes, and there are hypocrites at ball games and hypocrites in the supermarkets and hypocrites in the business offices, and hypocrites at the banks. That doesn't keep you from going on doing business with them. Why cut off your nose to spite your face? Are you going to Hell because of somebody you don't like? That is a dishonest and insincere kind of excuse. - John R. Rice

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Matthew 23:23

Pastor Rick Jackson

Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

1. WE OUGHT TO BE TITHING! [Mt. 23:23]

The tithe is the Lord's. The Bible says in Malachi to not give it to Him is robbing God. Someone may say but tithing was under the law, we are under grace. Tithing was before the law (Abraham), during the law, and after the law. But aren't we just to give as God has prospered us? Well, what do you think tithing is if not percentage giving? The more God gives you the more you tithe. I knew a man who said he made too much money to tithe. He couldn't afford to tithe because he made too much money! A tithe, the starting place by the way- not the ending place, is 10 cents on the dollar whether you make $10, $100 or $1,000,000. Jesus didn't say they were wrong for tithing. He said, "Yes, you should have done that, but you ought to have done these things too!"


Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. Judging by appearance is wrong and so is judging motives [Mt. 7:1] but we can judge actions and words by the Word of God! Is abortion wrong? What saith the Scripture? Is capital punishment wrong? What saith the Scripture?

3. WE OUGHT TO BE MERCIFUL [Matthew 5:7]

Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

Luke 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

Luke 10:37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Romans 12:8 Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness.

4. WE OUGHT TO HAVE FAITH [Romans 10:17]

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

1) Saving faith - Eph. 2:8-9

2) Securing faith - Mk. 11:20-26

3) Living faith - Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

4) Strong faith - Romans 4:20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

5) Standing faith - 1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

6) Shielding faith - Ephesians 6:16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

7) Sacrificing, serving faith - Philippians 2:17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

8)Steadfast, establishing faith - Colossians 2:5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.

9) Working faith - 1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father;

10) Growing faith - 2 Thessalonians 1:3 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth

Monday, March 12, 2018



Pastor Rick Jackson

I. BE INFORMED [v. 1-6]

1. About the Dangers [v. 1-3]

2. About the Delights [v. 3-5]

3. About the Doctrine [v. 6]

II. BE PREPARED [v. 7-11]

1. To Refuse the Refuse [v. 7]

2. To Profit Profitably [v. 8]

3. To Teach Trustfully [v. 9-11]

III. BE AN EXAMPLE [v. 12-16]

1. Of the Believers [v. 12]

2. Of a Workman [v. 13-15, 2 Tm. 2:15]

3. Of a Finisher [v. 16, 2 Tm. 4:7]

Sunday, March 11, 2018


TAKE HEED & HEAR                                                                                                        

MARK 4:24, 13:23, 31, 33; LUKE 8:18                                      

Pastor Rick Jackson


1. Hear the Sower of the Word of God [v. 14, Ps. 126:5-6, Mt. 13:37, Jn. 4:36-37, 1 Cor. 9:11]

-They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

-He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

-And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.

-If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?

2. Ignore the World, the Flesh & the Devil [v. 15-19]

3. Hear the Word of God [v. 14, 20-24; Luke 6:47-48]

Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

II. TAKE HEED HOW YOU HEAR [Lk. 8:18] “in what way”

1. Hearing Without Any Faith is Bad [v. 10-12, Rm. 10:17]

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

2. Hearing Without Saving Faith is Bad [v. 13]

3. Hearing with Attentive Faith is Good; Purposeful Faith is even Better [v. 14-18]

III. TAKE HEED WHEN YOU HEAR [Mark 13:23, 31, 33]

1. To Hear During the Tribulation Before the Touchdown Coming is Good [v. 23-30]

2. To Hear Before the Rapture is Better [v. 31-37]

3. To Hear Right Now is Best [2 Corinthians 6:2, James 1:21-25]

-(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.)

-Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.