Another Sermon for the Starving Bible Believing Christians All Over the World Wide Web
2005 - Touchet Baptist Church, Touchet, Washington - Pastor Mike Paulson - 2005
Learning the way of God more perfectly - Acts 18:26
The Scriptures Rightly Divided

Deliverance:  Why Not?
Need some exuses?  Here ya go!
And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.  Luke 14:15-20

Part I - a.m. sermon audio starts here:
Part II - p.m. sermon audio click here

By rightly dividing the word of truth, we have nailed down Salvation with assurance and confidence...

We have become even more aware of God's workmanship on us from the past,
for the present and to towards the future!

We have become even more aware of how much He loved us and loves us and always will!

He has shown us THROUGH PAUL what we can be delivered FROM!

He has shown us THROUGH PAUL what HE would deliver us TO!

He has also shown us THROUGH LIFE what we tend to deliver ourselves to instead of by Him to His ways!

Our Final Question:


Jesus is in us and is wanting to walk the walk for us, yet He shows it all through Paul!

Follow Jesus in Gospels - to Jews (makes Gentiles today frustrated and without peace!)
Matthew 4;19; 9:9; 16:24; Mark 10:21; 16:17; John 10:27; 13:36
Follow Paul in NT - designed to give us the peace of God that passeth understanding from the God of peace!
I Corinthians 4:16; 11:1; Philippians 3:7; II Timothy 2:22;
I Timothy 6:11; Romans 14:19; I Corinthians 14:1; I Thessalonians 5:15;
II Thessalonians 3:7,9; Ephesians 5;1; I Timothy 5:10

Don't know they can be! (only 'from' but not 'to')
    1) Pastors don't tell them
    2) parents don't teach them to their kids
    3) few folks show them by example
    4) folks don't really listen to the sermon of a pastor who does tell them
    5) SS & other children's materials don't tell them!

Don't know how!
    1) bondage is miserable, but they try, anyway
    2) law - no liberty or joy of victory or future through it
    3) nobody willing or able to show them
    4) pride - they don't really want to know
            They think they are doing ok (God isn't spanking them, etc.)
            They like the fleshly feeling, even if only temporary and occasional
            They compare themselves to others...  II Corinthians 10:12  For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

Ignorant of the reality of the times!
Ignore the reality of the times!
    They live a pretend life of what they think it should be - or have been taught it to be...
    They prepare for a life that THEY want to live... and ignore the reality of the times!

Blame God for their miserable life and situation!

Desire to be Holy no matter what
    Well, only that which they can, they justify that which they can not - and ruin a truthful testimony to others!

Here are a few more reasons why folks are so deceived by the world, flesh,
self and others which keeps them from being delivered to God's ways!

Ya can't hit the target unless you know where to aim!

Another Spirit, Another Christ!

Wrong Division! The Love of Money! Cannot Endure Sound Doctrine (rightly divided, of course)! We Try to Do the 'Changeover' by Ourselves! They Figure They Don't Deserve It!  They don't! No Good Example to Follow! Too Young! Too Old! Lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God! Will Not Hearken! Somebody Will Try Not to Allow You to Change!

End of part I - am audio sermon
Beginning of Part II - pm audio sermon

Don't Want to be a Soldier because It Means Hardness! Don't Want to Become an Enemy to Anyone - Don't Want to be Loved Less... Friends are More Important than God! Lying Pastors in their Lives! Addicted to the Wrong Thing! Willing to Still Follow Sin! Don't Want Problems and Sufferings That Go with being a Bible Believing Christian Today.  (Baptists don't suffer...) Not Fellowshipping With the Lord As He Seeks in Revelation 3:20! No shame concerning the old life! Turn to Music Too Often! Subliminal Effects in Your Life! Deceived by Doctrines of devils Seduced by Seducing Spirits Feed the Flesh More Than the Spirit Lazy - Slothful Things Not Willing to Do: Led Away WITH the Wicked Not Heeding Biblical Warnings Not Put Away Childish Things Not Give the Bible Your Final Authority! Not Believe Written Words to Be Inspired AND Preserved AND in use today AND available to all! Heavy Into Church or a Denominational Teaching! In a Deep Rut and Routine! Still Getting Bogged Down About "Sin" as a Christian? Words Not Getting Deep Enough Hanging Around by the Wayside
    Luke 8:12 - Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

Striving with folks can run them off!

Allowing Yourself to Be Robbed! Quench and Grieve the Spirit Ignorant of:

Folks, it is not that we can't change - we really just don't want to!

The world changes us easy enough - but only to OUR fleshly liking - only if we allow it to!
We can change ourselves easy enough - to our fleshly liking - if we WANT to!

We even try to change our kids from God's design to ours!
(girls in sports, being strong and dressing like the world to please dad...
...boys soft and gentle and peaceful, cute and nice to please mom, etc)

Why Don't we Allow God to Change Us to HIS way?
It really isn't such a bad thing!!!
click here to review or remember what He would change us to...

Remember, we do belong to Him! I Corinthians 6 - so this really shouldn't even be an issue!

You TRUST Him with your soul!
TRUST Him with your feet!
You trusted Christ... He saved you!
Trust Christ through Paul - He will deliver you!
Paul has seen Christ face to face...
For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught it, but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Galatians 1:12
In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Romans 2:16
Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ,
with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Acts 28:31
But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets,
according to the commandment of the everlasting God,
made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:
Romans 16:25
Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead
according to my gospel:
II Timothy 2:8