Wednesday, July 26, 2017


 Ephesians 4:30

Pastor Rick Jackson


1. Understand That This was Not Always True [John 14:17, Ps. 51:11]

2. Understand the Indwelling Began on Resurrection Sunday (not Pentecost) [John 7:38-39, 20:1-9, 19-22]

3. Understand the Indwelling is Automatic (now) at Salvation [Eph. 1:12-14]


1. Accept that Every Christian is Indwelt by the Holy Spirit [Rm. 8:9-11]

2. Accept that Even Carnal Christians are Indwelt by the Holy Spirit [1 Co. 2:12-3:4, Eph. 4:30, 1 Thessalonians 5:19]

3. Accept that Every Christian is the Temple of God [1 Cor. 6:19]


1. Be Aware that Christians are Indwelt to Glorify God [1 Cor. 6:19-20]

2. Be Aware that Christians are Indwelt to Grant Protection [1 Jn. 4:1-4]

3. Be Aware that Christians are Indwelt to Guarantee Security [Eph. 1:13-19, 4:30]

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


The whole concept of forgiveness IS that you don't deserve it!

His hands were pierced in order that His arms might embrace. -Fred Afman

The Blood must be applied!

When saints die they go to people Heaven. It was the Saviour's wish that His own should be with Him in glory (John 17:24). Thus their death is precious seeing they help the Lord realize His holy wish and will. As each saint leaves earth there is another addition to the Father's joy, the Saviour's delight, and the angels' wonder and delight above. -Herbert Lockyer

The Blood can wash away any sin!
I read a little of the Scriptures before, but preferred other books; but since that time the revelation He has made of Himself has become unspeakably blessed to me,and I can say from my heart, God is an infinitely lovely Being. -George Mueller

Any sin will take you to Hell.
All sin is against God.
All sin is not the same (though all sin is bad).
No sin is too great for Him to forgive.
No sin is too small to not need forgiveness.
Let those be thy choicest companions who have made Christ their chief companion. - Thomas Brooks

To be rightly related to Christ makes you a Christian, To be rightly related to the Holy Spirit makes you a spiritual Christian. -Dr. Lewis Sperry Chafer

Let go and let God!

Preacher, you are not the CEO of a Fortune 500 Company: you are the overseer of a family business! -Sumner Wemp

Monday, July 24, 2017



Pastor Rick Jackson


1. A Preacher Commissioned [v. 1-2]

2. A Prophet Prophesied [v. 3-4, Is. 40:3-4, Mal. 3:1, 4:5-6; Luke 1:13-17, 2 Kings 1:7-8]

3. A Preparer Preparing [v. 5-6]


1. The Need for a New Heart [v. 6-8]

2. The Need for a New Birth [v. 9-10]

3. Trust the Saviour or Face the Sovereign [v. 11-16, Ps. 2:10-12]


1. The Recognition of John [v. 13-14]

2. Work of Righteousness [v. 15, Titus 3:5-8]

3. The Reality of the Trinity [v. 16-17]

Sunday, July 23, 2017


MARK 8:34-38

Pastor Rick Jackson

I. A HIGH CALLING [Phil. 3:7-14]

1. Because of Who it’s For [v. 7-8]

2. Because of What it’s For [v. 9-12]

3. Because of Where it’s From [v. 14-14]


1. A Boldness Born of a Relationship [4:8-13]

2. A Boldness Born of Prayer [4:24-30]

3. A Boldness Born of Purpose [4:31-33]


1. From Asking [1:5-8]

2. From Living the Christ Life [4:13-16]

3. From Above [4:1718]

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Question of the Week: Can other religious writings be from God, too? 📚

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Subject: Can other religious writings be from God, too? 📚


Other alleged divine writings are not from God because they are not part of the Bible.  (View in Browser)

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The answer seems too simple: other alleged divine writings are not from God because they are not among the 66 books of the Bible, and, in fact, they contradict the Bible. This is a "presuppositional" approach, which means to presuppose that God exists and that His Word, the Bible, is the truth. This is the starting point or axiom.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

In verse 8 [Romans 4] we learn that this blessed man, to whom God imputes righteousness without works, this blessed man whose sins are all covered and his iniquities forgiven, is blessed even further. To the man who has trusted Christ for salvation, God will not even impute sin! One who depends upon Christ is already forgiven, and praise His dear name, every sin of the future will be charged to Christ's account and cannot be charged against one who has believed in Christ. - John R. Rice

The plain truth is that many, many Christians, before they become well established in the truth of the Gospel, have times of doubt about their salvation. I went through three unhappy years not knowing for sure I was saved. Then I found one day John 3:36 which says, "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life." "Then I have it!" I said, and I have never doubted a moment since that time, for I had trusted in Christ. - John R. Rice

The Lord is far more anxious to save sinners than sinners are to get saved. Every single penny of debt that God could demand of a sinner has already been paid by Jesus Christ on the cross. Oh, the grace of God that "saves to the uttermost"! That is, it does all the saving, does it on people who are not fit to be saved, does it on people who ought to go to Hell. God, in grace, loves people who are unlovable, and by His wonderful grace saves everybody who will let Him save them! - John R. Rice

People talk foolishly of "easy believism." Oh, how the old carnal heart likes to make some way for man to earn his salvation, either to earn it by good deeds or to earn it by weeping, or to earn it by great time of emotion, or it may be they would like to earn it by the feeling of assurance. But one who trusts in Christ is saved whether he is sure of it or not. He CAN be sure, if he knows how full is the salvation offered and believes what God said about it. - John R. Rice

Salvation is one thing and assurance of salvation is another thing. Everybody can have both and ought to have. But one who trusts in Christ then and there has everlasting life; then, when he sees what wonderful things God has promised, he can have perfect assurance, too. But salvation comes when one trusts in Christ for forgiveness and the assurance comes when he understands the promises of God about eternal life. - John R. Rice 

Does someone say, "Oh, but if he doesn't live right, he doesn't deserve it"? That is true; he doesn't. Nobody ever got saved by deserving it. You didn't deserve it when you got it; you don't deserve it today; you never have. The only salvation the Bible talks about is salvation by grace for poor, wicked sinners who do not deserve it. - John R. Rice

To delay accepting Christ means one chooses to remain wicked. Don't fool yourself. You say, "I don't have to choose now." Oh, yes, everybody has to choose. You see, if you are not saved, you are lost. If you are not born twice, you are just born once. If you are not already forgiven, you are already condemned. Jesus said in John 3:18, "He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." Oh, yes. Already saved or lost. Already on God's side or on the Devil's. - John R. Rice

Thursday, July 20, 2017



by Henry Hodges, Lawtey, FL

The judgment seat, keep it in sight.

Be a good soldier in the fight.

Hold His banner ever so high,

For we shall see Him by and by.

Much to be done, much to be said.

In His Word, we are fed.

The judgment seat, keep it in sight.

Go neither to the left, go neither to the right.

He's in a far country, But is coming back,

His soon return, a Biblical fact!