Category: Penny Pulpit

Msg #24022 Love Them as He Loved

Msg #24022 Love Them as He Loved What The Bible Says Good Samaritan’s Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice All three of John’s 3:16s rhyme, and the middle one says, “Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us” (1John.3:16). As a writer it has intrigued me that the Read more…

Msg #24021 Israel’s Upcoming Restoration

Msg #24021 Israel’s Upcoming Restoration What The Bible Says Good Samaritan’s Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice Hath God cast away his people Israel? In the Apostle Paul’s dissertation to the Romans the righteousness of God is revealed in the gospel of Christ(Rom.1:16-17). Eight chapters detail HOW the just shall live eternally by faith, faith Read more…

Msg #24020 Romans Chapter 10

Msg #24020 Romans Chapter 10 What The Bible Says Good Samaritan’s Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice Gentile believers have justly taught the reception of God’s so great salvation from the middle three sentences of Romans 10 ever since the Apostle Paul penned them nineteen centuries ago. Romans 10:9-10 is the capstone to our memorized Read more…

Msg #24019 Treating Moms Right

Msg #24019 Treating Moms Right What The Bible Says Good Samaritan’s Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice “The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him” (Prov.31:1). Lemuel heard “thus saith the LORD” prophecy from his mother and knew well, “My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the Read more…

Msg #24018 Unmuddying Election

Msg #24018 Unmuddying Election What The Bible Says Good Samaritan’s Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice In the epistle to the Romans a most marvelous dissertation on the righteousness of God and the gospel of Christ is rounded out with three chapters about Israel’s election and two chapters on “I beseech you therefore”. The dissertation Read more…

Msg #1814 Sinless Perfection – NOT

Msg #1814 Sinless Perfection – NOT

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

The Apostle John carefully dictates some principles to determine the authentic conversion of professed believers around us. They are the same as those used to self-authenticate ones own conversion, obedience of Christ's commandments, a holy walk, and an authentic love for the brethren. But when rehearsing these he seems to over emphasize, perhaps because one cannot know another's heart as one's own. In this profound emphasis for authenticating a new-birth a person should abide in Christ and NOT abiding in sin. 1John 3:9 is the capstone of that emphasis. Be careful with this verse, even though a dozen verses earlier John says, “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us” (1:8). Many use 1John 3:9, taken out of context, to support errant teachings about sinless perfection. Like some take Nebuchadnezzar's tree, or Satan's pinnacle to suppose that the world is flat! And some even suppose that it was half-angel half-human giants that caused God to destroyed the world with a flood The half-breed angles are the problem, they say, not man's depravity! False teachers take a verse out of its context and develop a whole system of error around it. Acts 2:38 might suppose ones baptismal regeneration, but the rest of the Bible cannot support it. Use great care in your Bible study and great criticism of charismatic teachers. Be a Barean (Acts 17:10-11) with your Bible. Don't be led down a crooked garden path. It is painstakingly Scriptural and obvious that believers still sin, but we now have an advocate with the Father, and he is the propitiation for sin. The point being (for 1 John 3:9) true believers use that advocate and do not continue in sin,..Every man that hath this hope in him is truly changed.

 

An Essay for week #14 Apr 8, 2018

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Msg #1752 Jesus Comes to Our House

Msg #1752 Jesus Comes to Our House

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

In my childhood on vinyl in high-fi, Red Harper sang a song, “If Jesus came to your house to spend a day or two, If he came unexpected, I wonder what you'd do…. would you hide some magazines, put the Bible where they'd been?…” When the Only Begotten Son of God came into our world to visit for awhile, consider the plight that was placed in each life that was involved. The New Testament opens with the plight of Joseph and his espoused wife. Its 22nd verse calls out the plight of the prophets who each could say, “Who hath believed our report, and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?” The Gospel of Luke opens with the plight of Zacharias (Hbrw- Jehovah remembers) who at first couldn't believe, and then the plight of Mary who immediately did. The plight of the shepherds, whether to go and see; the wise men, of course, and how to find him. The plight of Herod needs consideration, it tells how depraved humanity can get. The plight of just and devout Simeon (Hbrw- a rock or stone) and Anna widowed son of Phanuel (Hbrw- grace & facing God), each would not see death till they had seen the Lord's Christ. A favorite of mine, often overlooked, is the plight of the doctors who were both hearing the twelve year old, and asking him questions; none should get a doctorate until they have at least done that. Any, or all ten, of these plights are good studies for those celebrating the birth of the Only Begotten Son of God, born in the barn, in that manger, in those swaddling cloths, under that star. And therein you have only touched the hem of his garment. Merry Christmas.

 

An Essay for week #52 Dec 24, 2017

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If Jesus Came to Your House by Red Sovine

If Jesus came to your house, to spend a day or two.

If he came without warning, I wonder what you'd do.

Yes if Jesus came to your house, to spend a day or two.

If he came unexpected, just dropped in on you.

Ahh I know you'd give your nicest room, to such an honored guest.

And all the food you'd serve to him, would be your the best.

And you would keep reassuring him, that you're glad to have him there.

That serving him in your home, is joy beyond compare.

But when you saw him coming, would you meet him at the door,

With arms out stretched in welcome, to your heavenly visitor.

Or would you have to change you clothes, before you'd let him in.

Or hide some magazines, and put the bible where they had been.

Would you turn off the radio, and hope he hadn't heard.

And wish you hadn't uttered, that last loud hasty word.

Would you hide your worldly music, and put some hymn books out.

Could you just let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about.

And I wonder, if the savior spent a day or two with you.

Would you go right on doing, the things you always do.

Would you go right on saying, the things you always say.

Would life for you continue, as it does from day to day.

Would your family conversations, keep up its normal pace.

And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace.

Would you sing the songs you always sing,

And read the books you read.

And let him know the things on which you mind and spirit feed.

Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you planned to go.

Or maybe would you change your plans, for just a day or so.

Would you be glad for him meet your very closest friends.

Or hope that they'd stay away, until his visit ends.

Would you be glad to have him stay forever on and on.

Or would you sigh with great relief, when he at last was gone.

It might be interesting to know the things that you would do,

If Jesus came in person, to spend some time with you.

If Jesus came to your house, I wonder what you'd do.

 

Songwriters: Craig Starrett / Lois Blanchard

If Jesus Came to Your House by Red Sovine

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Msg #1753 Down But Not Out

Msg #1753 Down But Not Out

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

 

As one steps into a new year it is not unusual, even for the Believer, to leave the celebration and step into depression. Clinical depression, called manic, or bi-polar, by psychiatrists, is all to common in our world, but the Apostle Paul writes that it should never be present in the Believer. The darkness of depression leaves one so dismayed that they cease to function. The Born-Again always have a light that can pierce that darkness, “For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ” (2Cor 3:6). This treasure is in “earthen vessels” (we are only human), so God clarifies, “that the excellency of the power (i.e. the light of the knowledge of His glory) may be of God, and not of us” (vr. 7). Be very careful here, the counsel of the ungodly is to use the power of pharmaceuticals to treat depression (and everything else). The Light shining in the face of Jesus Christ is the genuine cure. Ergo, “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body” (vr.8-10). For a Believer there is a line drawn that we dare not cross. To stay on this side of the line, read your KJ Bible, and pray everyday, memorize to meditate, journal your thoughts to cogitate, and rub shoulders with Believers thrice weekly for edification and accountability. Those incidentally, are the five RU Recovery (.com) principles which have rescued innumerable lives from addictions.

 

An Essay for week #53 Dec 31, 2017

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