Sunday, January 09, 2011


1 Corinthians 1:1-3

Pastor Rick Jackson


1. “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” - 2002 slogan [Luke 12:1-2]

In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.
Numbers 32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.

Las Vegas looks the way you'd imagine heaven must look at night. ~Chuck Palahniuk

Las Vegas: all the amenities of modern society in a habitat unfit to grow a tomato. ~Jason Love

2. “It’s New Orleans - You're different here!” [Romans 3:22-23]

Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.
Ephesians 4:27 Neither give place to the devil.

3. The "happiest place on Earth" -Disneyland John 13:17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.
1 Peter 3:14 But and if ye suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;
1 Peter 4:14 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
Psalm 26:8 LORD, I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth.


1. The Place of Salvation [Psalm 18:19]

He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.
Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
John 19:17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

2. The Place of Sanctification [John 17:17]

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
John 8:37 I know that ye are Abraham's seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Luke 11:1 And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.

3. The Place of Service [Acts 7:7]

And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.
1 Thessalonians 1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place your faith to God-ward is spread abroad; so that we need not ° to speak any thing.
Hebrews 11:8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.


All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

1. Pay Your Own Way to the Pit of Hell [Rm. 6:23, Luke 16:28]

For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.

2. Receive a Free Pass to the Celestial City [Jn 14:1-6]

3. “Grand Central Station” is Limited [Joel 3:14]

Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
Luke 19:5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.

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