“Today as we discuss the matter of faded dreams, our text is found in Ecclesiastes 1:14-15. 14I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.15That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.
Several years ago, we were driving past Crystal Lake Gospel Park on the outskirts of Portland, where I had been the camp meeting speaker for a number of years. Now Raymond T. Richie, the famed deliverance minister was there. I had ministered for him in his church in Houston, so I said to my wife, … Read more
My friend, are you only a ten percent Christian? Now this starts of course, with tithing. But it goes far deeper than that. Years ago, a dear old lady in the church that I pastored came to me all upset. She said our preachers today are preaching the doctrine of tithing. But, she said, it … Read more
My friends, this message is dedicated to those in deep trouble. For our phone rings constantly with the plea of those who are in dire circumstances. We listen to the harrowing plight of deserted wives, runaway daughters, sons on drugs…
Today, as we consider the New Age Gospel, our texts are found in 2 Timothy 3:1 & 13, This know also that in the last days perilous times shall come. But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. Back in the 1940s through the 1960s, the predictions of psychic … Read more
Years ago, a celebrated deliverance evangelist stated that God had shown him that there was nothing God would not do for him if he touched not the gold nor the glory. But in the years that ensued, he went all out for both, and spiritual speaking became but a shadow of his former self. A … Read more
Yet the dire predictions of George Orwell did NOT come to pass. Or DID they? Forty attempts at socialism have brought abysmal failure in forty countries.
As we consider the subject, Fenced in by Jesus, I’m reminded that a number of years ago, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention aroused a firestorm of protest when he said that no Orthodox Jew could ever enter heaven. Immediately he was stigmatized as a bigot, a racist, anti-Semitic and what not. But, of … Read more