Wednesday, August 31, 2016


                              LUKE 2:52                                           

Pastor Rick Jackson

If you study the life of Davy Crockett you will learn that he had a life motto, “BE SURE YOU'RE RIGHT, AND THEN GO AHEAD!” He applied this to all areas of his life. In shooting he said, "Be sure you're right and then go ahead and pull the trigger!" In getting married, in fighting, and even in politics: "If I'm the only member of the house to vote against this bill--- yes, if I'm the only man in the whole country against it, I'll still vote against it! It'll be a matter of rejoicing to me till the day I die that I've voted as I intend."

I don't know if Davy came up with his motto from the Scriptures but the plain truth is, it is Scriptural! Eph. 5:10 says, "Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord!" Now using the pattern of our Lord from Luke 2:52 let's see how it might work.


1. God is the Author of Truth (Pr. 1:7, Jn. 14:6, 17:17; Rm. 3:4)

2. Guard your Mind with Truth (Phil. 4:8, Col. 2:8, 2 Corinthians 10:5, 1 Tm. 6:12-21 )


1. God is Greater than the Physical (Mt. 6:25-33, 1 Tm. 4:8)

2. God has Guidelines for the Physical (1 Cor. 6:18-20)


1. God has revealed Himself in the Inscripturated Word (Joshua 1:8, 2 Tm. 3:16-17)

2. God has revealed Himself as the Incarnate Word (Jn. 1:1-14, 1 Timothy 3:16 )


1. Watch your Crowd (Ps. 1:1-2, 1 Co. 5:9-11, 7:39b, 10:31)

2. Watch your Character (Gal. 5:16-26, 6:7-10)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

God Is Triune


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"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost." (Matthew 28:19)
The foundational plank of Israel's worship was Deuteronomy 6:4—"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD." Even the great apostle James acknowledged, "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble" (James 2:19).
Some have suggested that the Old Testament does not teach the Trinity and that the New Testament is making a "god" out of Jesus to foster the new religion. Nothing could be further from the truth. Both sections present the triune God.
The Father is named in Malachi 2:10: "Have we not all one father? hath not one God created us?" Jesus Himself insisted that we pray to the Father. "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name" (Matthew 6:9).
The Son is clearly declared in both Testaments. "The LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee" (Psalm 2:7). Jesus said, "I and the Father are one" (John 10:30), and the apostle Paul insisted that the Lord Jesus was "all the fulness of the Godhead bodily" (Colossians 2:9).
The Holy Spirit is hardly a stranger to both Testaments. King David knew that "the Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue" (2 Samuel 23:2). And as the Lord Jesus was preparing to go back to the Father, He promised that "the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you" (John 14:26).
This much is clear: There is one God, who is manifested to us in three Persons. HMM III
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Monday, August 29, 2016


Deuteronomy 26

Pastor Rick Jackson


1. The Source [v. 1-3]

2. The Saying [v. 3-10a]

3. The Sharing [v. 10b-11]

II. PRAISING HIS NAME [v. 12-15, Hebrews 13:15-16]

1. Ministering Locally [v. 12-13]

2. Ministering Vocally [v. 13-15]

3. Ministering Biblically [v. 14-15]

III. LIVING HIS LIFE [v. 16-19, 1 Peter 2:21-25]

1. Heartily [v. 16]

2. Willingly [v. 17]

3. Devotionally [v. 18-19]

Sunday, August 28, 2016



Romans 5:10, 15, 17, 20

Pastor Rick Jackson

I. THE BIRTHRIGHT OF EVERY BELIEVER [2 Cor. 13:14, Rm. 4:20-5:8]

1. The Imputation of Righteousness by the Grace of the Lord Jesus Christ [2 Cor. 13:14, Rm. 4:20-5:1]

2. The Impartation of Hope by the Love of God [2 Cor. 13:14, Rm. 5:2-8]

3. The Infilling of Love by the Communion of the Holy Ghost [2 Cor. 13:14, Rm. 5:5]


1. Bestowed Because of Being Justified [v. 9] justification is being “declared righteous” legally

2. Bestowed Because of Being Reconciled [v. 10, 2 Corinthians 5:18-20]

3. Bestowed Because of Having Received Abundance of Grace and of the Gift of Righteousness [v. 17]


1. The Benefit of Being Saved from Wrath [v. 9, 1:18, 2:5, 2:8, 9:22; 1 Th. 1:10, 5:9]

2. The Benefit of Being Saved BY His Life – Sin No More Reigns [v. 10, 14, 17, 21, 6:12, 1 Cor. 10:13]

3. The Benefit of the Grace of God in Our Lives Being Greater than Our Sin [v. 11-21]

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Friday, August 26, 2016

John R. Rice Quotes of the Week

You say, "But I was baptized." And so what if you were? If you depended upon baptism, you went down into the water a dry sinner, and came up a wet sinner. The water does not change the heart. Water will not save- it takes blood! Perhaps you were sprinkled as a baby, and someone else took your vows for you. Do you believe that could change the nature of your heart with all its inherent taint of sin? As a baby you were kept safe by God's mercy, but when you became an accountable sinner, you were lost, and nothing but the blood of Christ can save you. It may be you were confirmed. It may be that some preacher or priest told you that your sins were forgiven. But I tell you now earnestly and prayerfully that you need more than the word of any man for this. You need the absolute certainty of God's own Word and the sweet assurance of the Holy Spirit within. - John R. Rice

Someone else tells me, "Well, I am a Mason. If any man lives up to the rules of Masonry, he will get by." That is what Masonry tells you, but Masonry is a false religion. It teaches men they can save themselves by good deeds, but the Bible says, "Without shedding of blood is no remission" (Heb. 9:22). Peter said in Acts 4:12,"Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." - John R. Rice

Dear friend, your religion may suit you all right now, but I will tell you frankly, unless you are in the narrow way, unless you entered by the strait gate which is Christ Himself alone, then yours is a false religion. If you are depending on your good deeds, on baptism, on church membership or morality, then I earnestly plead with you to hear me, for you are doomed and lost! - John R. Rice

I rejoice again about a man who was wonderfully saved in Sherman, Texas. He was a bootlegger and made his living that way. He got wonderfully saved and the next day they told me about it. That little redheaded woman was laughing and crying and praising God as she told me. She said they went home and pulled out jug after jug and bottle after bottle of the bootleg liquor and poured it down the sink and praised God. He would pour one down and laugh and cry. She would pour one down and say, "Glory to God!" until they poured it all out. And they turned out to be wonderfully good Christians. Isn't it good God made him so he didn't want to sell it anymore, didn't want to drink it any more, didn't want to make money that way? - John R. Rice

Isn't Romans 10:13 simple: "Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord"? It doesn't say if you call in a smart way. That thief on the cross prayed the silliest prayer: "Lord, when you come to Your kingdom, remember me." Jesus could have said, "You go on to Hell and in two or three thousand years I will come back and set up My kingdom and I will think about you." The thief didn't know how to pray but Jesus knew what he needed and Jesus knew his heart-hunger, and Jesus said, "I won't wait until the kingdom, but will save you today. Today thou shalt be with Me in paradise." - John R. Rice

Let me say again, that one who does not believe the Bible is ignorant. Not only that, if you are nor trying to find out, you are not only ignorant but insincere. Psalm 14 says, "The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God." One is a fool to say there is no God, because he is not looking up the evidence. - John R. Rice

In Luke , chapter 24, Jesus, risen from the dead, spoke to the two men on the road to Emmaus and said, "O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?" So Jesus said the man who is even slow to believe the Bible is a fool. He is a fool because he could check up and he doesn't. He is a fool because he could have found out and he didn't. So don't think a man is intelligent when he is unbelieving. He is a man who has neglected to find out, or didn't want to find out.
In II Peter 3:5 we read that some people are "willingly ignorant" of Christ's second coming and Bible facts. Willingly ignorant! - John R. Rice