Sermon for the Scattered and Starving Bible Believing Christians All Over
the World Wide Web
- Touchet Baptist Church, Touchet, Washington
- Pastor Mike Paulson - 2005
the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:
People, including many
Christians, have been tricked by:
Preachers (screaming, crying, church planters
and/or the nice well dressed minister)
Pastors (who woo us with their fair speeches
along with their knowledge of Greek, Latin and Hebrew, etc)
Teachers (scholars of public, private, homeschool
as well as most Bible colleges and institutes)
Local Churches (and their new trendy programs
Denominational Loyalties (and false "apostolic flavoured'
Personal desires of our flesh
The sin that dwelleth in us
Many of our parents
Most of our relatives
Fear of tribulation, affliction and persecution
The cares of this world
The deceitfulness of riches...
The lusts of the flesh and of other things
The pleasures of this life
The love of money
The way of truth being evil spoken of (we can't
seem to discern these days)
Covetousness with feigned words (suckers in the pews)
Great swelling words of vanity (makes us feel
good about ourselves)
Flattery that blinds and deceives
Hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him
Persons in admiration because of advantage (man
The Spirit of antichrist that is in the world today!
etc. etc. etc.
Those things have caused:
In other words,
No Real Deliverance!
The word of God to be choked in so many families and personal lives,
So many to turn their ears away from the truth
Many to err from the faith
Many to depart from the faith
Many to no longer endure sound doctrine
Many to trust in fables that scratch their itching ears
Many to increase unto more ungodliness
Many to fall into many foolish and hurtful lusts
Many to pierce themselves through with many sorrows
Many to be brought unto bondage, even though they were promised
Many to be again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end
is worse with them than the beginning!
Many that will stand ashamed before God because they knew nothing
about rightly dividing the word of truth!
They can 'say' they have been set free all they want,
but they won't be truly delivered until they are 'made
We must Be Saved
1. Yes, salvation is a great thing, no
doubt, but there is more to being a Christian than being saved!
2. Jesus preached the Great Commission
to a nation that needed to fear the wrath of God for rejecting their Messiah!
3:7; Malachi 3:1-5; Malachi 4:1-6
3:7 - Marvel not that I said unto
thee, Ye must be born again. - the nation of Israel needed
to be born again - their Messiah was here!
beatitudes HAD to be walked, etc. (Matthew 5:9;
20; 44,45, 48; 7:24-27)
We can have more than our soul be delivered!
1. Today, from Jesus Christ to Paul,
we preach the GREATER COMMISSION - Paul's Gospel
2. There is still the serious and most
necessary need to be saved, of course!
3. The need is also to be delivered
from...! (not just how to mingle; how to 'get along;'
how to mix with the multitudes - but how to give God glory for all that
he did for those saved - FOR US - to provoke others to jealousy (Romans
11:11!) - to work on those rewards for His glory!
a. delivered from
the law of sin to serve in newness
of spirit - Romans 7:5,6
10:4 - no bondage; a joy!)
b. delivered from the body of the battle between
our flesh, sin that is in me and the Spirit of God - the body of this
death - Romans 7:24
- so don't lose your joy, confidence, witness, etc.
You are cut away - this doesn't last - good to know, eh!
c. delivered from the sentence of death in ourselves - the
frustrations and tribulations of daily life - II
Corinthians 1:8-10 (note
past; present; future deliverance in verse
d. delivered from
ourselves that the life also of Jesus
might be made manifest in our mortal flesh - II
Corinthians 4:5-11 - we are light houses
shining the Book with the light of Jesus to those in the dark!
e. delivered from this present evil world - according
to the will of God, not ourselves - Galatians
f. delivered from the power of darkness - into a spiritual
world - Colossians 1:13
(Ephesians 6:12; I Corinthians 2:9-16,
etc) (children of light!)
g. delivered from the
wrath to come - I
h. delivered from unreasonable and wicked men - men
that have not faith - II Thessalonians 3:2
Modern trends resulting from vain faith and
that do NOT deliver anyone from anything!
The devil is using these to try to be like
the most high - Isaiah 14:13,14
thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt
my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the
congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the
heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.
full of imitation praises...
lead by imitation pastors...
preaching imitation sermons...
led by an imitation spirit...
resulting in imitation christians WITHOUT the circumcision made without
because they have received the spirit of antichrist - the very 'another
spirit' that Paul warns against...
they have NOT the Spirit of God!
Modern Church Trends
These are the purpose driven trendy ALPHA designed fun fleshly music
easy psychological sermons - that produce a religion that God hates!
Their vain babblings lead unto more ungodliness - true godliness must be
according to the Book, not according the new terms of what is right and
wrong! II Timothy 3:5 Having
a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Help others be saved AND delivered!
Don't stop at Salvation! God said not to, Jesus said not to, Paul says
6:40 - raise him up! And this
is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and
believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at
the last day.
6:39 - raise it up! And this
is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given
me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
c. Paul with
same desire - Acts 26:18 and many other
references - too many for today's sermon...
To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the
power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and
inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
Recover themselves out of the devil's snare!
But... folks must make their own decision to get out of the messes
their lives & families are in - it is their call to go to God and to
open the Book - we can show them - we can show them how God delivers them,
but they must make the call and THEN God will DELIVER THEM! II
Timothy 2:24-26 And the servant of
the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient,
In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure
will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; And
that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are
taken captive by him at his will.
No longer dogs!
We can't forget - any of us - that we are all dogs that have been
delivered out of the dog house and from underneath the table!
10:19; Matthew 7:6; 15:26; ACts 26:15-18; Ephesians 1:15-19; 2:14-19; Philippians
1:9-11; Colossians 1:9-12!
Are you DELIVERED?
Any chains still on? Any other
areas needing deliverance?
The Spirit in this Book will save you - and your family!
The Spirit in this Book will deliver you - and your family!
Jesus Christ saves - Jesus Christ delivers!
Paul shows us Christ's Salvation TODAY - Paul shows us Christ's deliverance