Monday, March 31, 2014


              ROMANS 1                          Pastor Rick Jackson


Undisputed fact: the Apostle Paul was one of the greatest Christians that has ever lived. In 1 Cor. 11:1 he says, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” How can we follow Paul and thereby follow Christ? Three areas are shown to us in Romans 1. We can follow Paul:


I. IN HIS ACTIONS TOWARD GOD- We should be able to say like Paul-


1. “I thank” [v. 8, 1 Th. 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.]


2. “I serve” [v. 9, 1 Th 1:9 … how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God]


3. “I pray” [v. 9, 1 Th 5:17 Pray without ceasing.]


II. IN HIS DESIRE TOWARD BELIEVERS- Above many things Paul’s desire was to be:


1. A help & a blessing [v. 10-11, Phil 4:3] And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.


2. A Comfort [v. 12, 2 Corinthians 1:4] Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.


3. A bearer of fruit [v. 13, Philippians 4:17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account.]




1. “I am debtor” [v. 14] I owe


2. “I am ready” [v. 15] Pete too! 1 Peter 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:


3. “I am not ashamed” [v. 16] I know - 2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.

Sunday, March 30, 2014




JOHN 11:20-27                                  


Pastor Rick Jackson


Whose resurrection? Whose Life?




1. He Predicted It [Mark 8:31-32, 9:31-32, 10:32-34]


2. He Pronounced It [Luke 24:36-48, John 10:17-18]


3. He Performed It [John 2:13-22, Romans 1:4]




1. The Promise [John 14:1-6, 18-19, 27-29]


2. The Price [1 Cor. 6:19-20, 7:23]


3. The Performance [John 6:37-54]




1. The Prophecy [Daniel 12:1-2]


2. The Power [John 5:19-26]


3. The Purpose [John 5:27-29]

Saturday, March 29, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: What about the 'Noah' movie?

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Q: What about the Noah movie?

A: A group of Answers in Genesis staff attended the opening of Noah last night in a local movie theater. With all the Hollywood hype and news surrounding the controversial film, we were surprised at the low turnout, with only twelve other people in the theater.
We had heard many negative reports but were hopeful, based on other comments, that there may have been some redeeming qualities of the film. However, those hopes were dashed against the rocks harder than Hollywood's ark when it ran aground in the film. This point should be one that jars us to attention, realizing that our hope is not in a Hollywood film but in something infinitely more redeeming in quality: the person and work of Jesus Christ.
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Friday, March 28, 2014

Jimmy DeYoung's Daily Devotional

Prophecy Today Devotions  
March 28, 2014 
Jimmy DeYoung
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Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.
For further study - I Peter 3:1-22
Our key verse for our devotional reading today, verse 22, tells us where Jesus is right now. I want us to think about this verse in a moment. But first might we peruse the rest of the chapter, our extended reading for today.
Peter tells us, those of us who are husbands or wives, how we are to live with our mate. Verses 1-6 address how the wife should live, in "subjection" to her own husband.
Now the word "subjection" is not a bad word. The Lord speaks of His being "subject" unto His Father. The Word also tells us that we should be "subject" to those who are placed over us in higher authority, in leadership roles in the church and/or in the political arena.
God has a plan for each of us and the wife is to be "subject" to her own husband. Peter then addresses the husband, now that would be me, and those of you who are husbands.
Verse 7 reveals how I, as a husband, and all of you reading these verses who are husbands, must live. We must "honor" our wives lest our prayers be "hindered".
The word "honor" has the instruction within its meaning that says we must "lift up" our wives, place them on a pedestal, give each of them "respect."
If we fail to follow the Lord's directives our prayers will be hindered. By the way, notice that as we live our lives together, the Lord's eyes are upon us, He knows all that we are doing in our husband-wife relationship.
Verse 15 is an exhortation for each of us to have a ready answer to everyone that asks us of our reason for the "hope" that is within our lives. The answer of course is that the "blessed hope" is the truth of the "glorious appearing of Jesus Christ" in the future, seemingly the near future, Titus 2:13.
There is much more in these verses but look once again with me to our key verse, verse 22. Jesus is now in heaven, not on the throne that the "Most High God" will give Him one day, but instead Jesus is "seated at the right hand of God", interceding for each of us.
One day God will give Jesus Christ the "dominion over all of creation." The "kingdom" and His "kingship" comes about when Jesus returns to the earth from the heavenlies to set up His Kingdom.
PRAYER THOT: Help me Lord to be the husband that Your Word tells me I should be, until You come.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

God Takes Our Sin Personally

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Ezekiel 8:5b So I lifted up mine eyes way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.

The more renowned a person is, the more difficult it is to comprehend them in light of their personal relationships. Sometimes it's hard to comprehend a President of the United States as being a husband, father, or brother. We might fail to realize that our employer, the owner of a large corporation, faces the same kinds of problems we face. It's easy to forget that our pastor has personal concerns that call for the help of God in his own life.

As hard as it might be for us to comprehend others' earthly concerns, there is really no comparison that helps us to comprehend the perspective that God Almighty has of our sins. The greatness of God means that He is above all rivals, but it does not mean that He is beyond caring about us. God is so great, holy, powerful, and infinite, that it's hard to imagine why He would regard us whatsoever. But He does. He is anything but indifferent.

In Ezekiel 8:3 the Spirit brings Ezekiel in a vision to Jerusalem "where was the seat of the image of jealousy which provoketh to jealousy." God's people had literally erected an idol in God's temple. How calloused! How unthankful and ungrateful! But also how unknowing! Did these people have any comprehension that God was not only holy, but that He cared about them?

God then takes Ezekiel on a tour where he sees various scenes of idolatry-idol worship, spirit worship, sun worship. At the end of each scene, God says to Ezekiel, "Do you see what these people are doing?" God seems to be incredulous. It seems very clear that God takes this sin personally. We cannot comprehend the love and judgment of God without first seeing how personally He takes our sins.

God is exclusive. There's no one like Him. To replace Him in life with some shabby substitute is not even decent. God indicated in verse 6 that He had been pushed far from His own sanctuary and people. I can serve God or I can serve self, but I cannot do both. God is exclusive.

God is also engaged. These people who had rebelled against God indicated in verse 12 that God didn't see or care what they were doing. But God did see and does care. God's judgment was not a judgment born of hatred by some far off and indifferent god. No, this is the God that we serve today who loves us, chastens us, and who takes His relationship with us personally.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WHAT MANNER OF WOMAN [Ladies of the Bible]

Luke 7:36-50                      


Pastor Rick Jackson




1. Luke Knew She Was a Sinner [v. 36-38, Rm. 3:23, 6:23]


2. Simon Implied She Was a Notorious Sinner [v. 39]


3. Jesus Said She Was a Woman of Prolific Sinner [v. 40-47]




1. Her Life Shows She is Forgiven [v. 47]


2. God’s Word Says She is Forgiven [v. 48]


3. God’s Word Says She is Saved by Faith [v. 49-50, Eph. 2:8-9]




1. She Demonstrated Her Repentance [v. 36-38, 2 Cor. 7:10]


2. She Demonstrated Her Love [v. 39-47, 1 Cor. 13:1-7]


3. She Demonstrated Her Faith [v. 44-50, James 2:18-26]

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Prophecy Today Devotions  
March 25, 2014 

Jimmy DeYoung
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James 4:7



Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


For further study - James 4:1-17


This fourth chapter of James is a "manual" on how to live in the last days. Please join with me in this devotional reading to learn how to apply the directives for living in light of the sure "promise" that Jesus is coming to call us up to be with Him, and the sure "prospect" that the Rapture will happen real soon, at any moment.


Jesus said, one of the indications that His Second Coming is close is that there will be a time when you see "wars and rumors of wars", Matthew 24:6. James, the half brother of Jesus states that these wars come from the "lust that war in our members", within the soul of each of us, lost and saved.


The "lusts" within each of us must be kept under control lest they take control of us. How wonderful that God gives us the "grace" to have a victory over these lusts. And please notice, God gives more "grace" to those of us who humble ourselves before the Lord and our fellow man, verses 6 & 10.


Many scriptures, and especially in the book of Revelation, speak of the Devil in the last days. The Devil will do everything he can to destroy the Jewish people, he knows if he can get rid of the Jews, the Lord can't keep His promises to them and Satan becomes the "god".


The Devil, also in the last days, will go after Christians, the true born-again believer, in the days before Jesus calls up to be with Him at the Rapture. James gives us the "how-to's" of what we must do to have victory over Satan, in verse 7.


Notice we are not told to command the Devil to do anything. We are to "submit ourselves to God and resist the devil." Then, on the promise and the authority of God's Word, the devil will flee from us.


To submit is to offer ourselves in full surrender to the Lord. This devotional reading for today is indeed an excellent "manual" for living in the last days.



PRAYER THOT: Lord help me to submit myself totally to You so that the lust of the flesh don't control me and so that the Devil will have to flee from me.


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