Preached Psalm 1 at the Social Security Administration (man responds to the Gospel)

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All private conversations were removed. The Doxology by Angie Lewis.

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Video teaching on Psalm 90 “Living with an Eternal Perspective,” by Dr. Steve Lawson

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After listening to Dr. Lawson’s message on Psalm 90, I have decided to commit the entire book of Psalms to my next ‘personal’ study. But rather than keep it personal, Lord willing I will videotape an expository – exegetical teaching via my YouTube channel (from my study at home). Though I am not King James only, this will most likely be done in the King James Version. Please pray about that.

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Video footage of a Christian ‘holding up’ a bank

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According to the F.B.I. the suspect has been identified as Bill Rhetts, a man who has been radically saved, and radically changed, by a radical God. Rhetts is described as a male while, 6’-02”, 230lbs, blond hair (a crew cut), wearing a garment made out of “camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist,” and he may have “locusts and wild honey” stuck to his goatee (Matt 3:4). Suspect is armed with a “Sword of the Lord,” and should considered extremely dangerous. If seen, do not try to apprehend him, but we strongly urge you to ‘repent for the kingdom of God is at hand.’ As seen in this video, the suspect drives a black Jeep, with a ‘Christian flag’ waving on the rear.

“Do you know what we need today? Preachers who are actually out there, where the dead are. Uncloistered men, who care nothing about religious accommodations, or ivory towers. They may use libraries, but they do not love them. They would rather stand out in the midst of a depraved humanity, and cry out thus saith the Lord, hear the Word of the Lord. We need to take this so called good theology, and get it out there where the dead are.” – Paul Washer

A professing Christian must not be what Jim Elliot warned against. Elliot said,

“We are so utterly ordinary, so commonplace, while we profess to know a Power the Twentieth Century does not reckon with. But we are “harmless,” and therefore unharmed. We are spiritual pacifists, non-militants, conscientious objectors in this battle-to-the-death with principalities and powers in high places. Meekness must be had for contact with men, but brass, outspoken boldness is required to take part in the comradeship of the Cross. We are “sideliners” — coaching and criticizing the real wrestlers while content to sit by and leave the enemies of God unchallenged. The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh that God would make us dangerous!”

“If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” ~ Charles Spurgeon.

Music ‘Chevaliers de Sangreal,’ by Hans Zimmer & Richard Harvey.

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Video depicts a terminally ill woman crying after preaching about death – please pray for her (preached from Romans 14:8-9 & Revelation 20)

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Working in Law Enforcement is unpredictable. It can provide ‘hours of boredom, and moments of sheer terror.’ In other words, nothing is routine, and you never know when the unexpected occurs.

And so it is with Open-Air Preaching, you never know what will occur.

Though there was no “terror” here, after warning this crowd that one of them may die very soon, then preaching about that, a terminally ill women broke down crying, advising that due to her ‘brain and lung’ cancer, she only has a few weeks to live.

It was at this point that several in line began videotaping this unexpected occurrence.

Admittedly I was not prepared for this, and I could have handled this better. But I had to stop so that the SSA could conduct their business, and it was time for her to get back in line.

Nevertheless, thankfully a ‘sister in Christ’ advised that she will disciple this weeping woman, and take her to her church.

Another observation was the many whom initially refused a Gospel tract, later asked for one. Thank You Lord for decreeing this to occur.

Doxology #1 by Angie Lewis, Doxology #2 by Hymns.

For my sermon expository teaching on the mentioned “Great White Throne Judgment,” click here.

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Video street preaching on what the Bible says about the Eclipse, Hurricanes & Earthquakes – Luke 21:25-28 – man responds to the Gospel

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Please pray for the fellow at the end. He’s going through some very difficult times, the Lord knows his name and the details. Thank You Lord for this opportunity, to love this neighbor.

As Jesus warned, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars;” (Luke 21:25a).

Stupendous eclipses shall precede the Lord’s coming, and other strange events both in heaven, earth, and sea, as Luke hath it. The frame of this whole universe shall shake, as houses give great cracks when ready to fall. See 2 Pet. iii. 10, and seek no further. – Puritan John Trapp, M.A. (1601-1669) [1]

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:25-28).

Music, ‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow,’ by Hymns.


[1]  John Trapp, Trapp’s Commentary on the New Testament, (Michigan: Baker Book House, 1981) page 249.

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Two short provocative videos on “Does God love everybody,” & “Does God love the sinner, while hating the sin?”

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A balanced Theology is important, even in places that may not be stomached well by others.

In these two videos both scholars truthfully teach the whole counsel of God, as well as a balance in the attributes of God.

In the first video Dr. Robert Morey answers that question “Does God love everybody?”

In the second video Dr. R.C. Sproul, Sr. answers those questions, “Does God hate the sin but love the Sinner?” and does God truly demonstrate an “unconditional love?”

If you disagree with this, then you have a high view of man, and a low view of God.

As Paul said, “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9).

Does God Love Everyone? – by Dr. Morey

Does God Hate the Sin but Love the Sinner? – by Dr. Sproul

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The 2017 Total Solar Ecipse

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The Scriptures warn that God is a jealous God. Too many professing Christians made too much out of the Eclipse, when they should have been making much more out of Christ. Look at all the Catastrophes since this eclipse. These ‘signs of the times’ are for one purpose – to point us to, and prepare us for the Second Coming of Christ. It’s all about Him, lest it become idolatry.

As Jesus warned, “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars;” (Luke 21:25a).

Stupendous eclipses shall precede the Lord’s coming, and other strange events both in heaven, earth, and sea, as Luke hath it. The frame of this whole universe shall shake, as houses give great cracks when ready to fall. See 2 Pet. iii. 10, and seek no further.” – Puritan John Trapp, M.A. (1601-1669) [1]

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near” (Luke 21:25-28).


[1] John Trapp, Trapp’s Commentary on the New Testament, (Michigan: Baker Book House, 1981) page 249.

UPDATE: This morning I street preached from this Text. While doing so, a guy responded to this message. He was broken, and contrite – rejoicing in the Lord. Video below.

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A missions trip to Nashville, Tennessee – Lord willing – prayer request

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Apparently this video includes some unintended humor (or embarrassment). I had just bought a new pair of jeans, and this morning was my first time wearing them. It wasn’t until after this video (in editing), that I noticed a tag was still on my right rear pants leg. Please pray for this trip (Lord willing). Your tax deductible contribution can be made here.

“He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias” (John 1:23).

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Video open-air preaching ‘Put on Christ, put off sin,’ and what does ‘drunkenness’ mean – with responses from Romans 13:11-14

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I am still ‘street’ preaching through the book of Romans. Thankfully through this message, the Lord provoked some responses, and inquiring minds.

In this outreach I could have easily engaged in Theological malpractice, getting those “inquiring minds” to either “accept Jesus,” “repeat this prayer,” or make a “decision for Christ,” and then of course go online and brag about pseudō salvations. But since all of the above are unbiblical, I did not.

And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts” (Romans 13:11-14).

This is an edited version, which does not include personal conversations.

Music ‘Praise God from whom all blessing flow,’ by Hymns.

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Does open-air preaching push people further away from God?

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I say amen, but may I add this.

That word “dead” in trespasses’ (in Eph 2:4-5) comes from the Greek work ‘nekrós’ (νεκρός), it is an adjective. By short definition this ‘nekrós’ means that before a person was saved (born-again), they were ‘metaphorically and spiritually’ DEAD, dead as a corpse in a graveyard. They are inoperative to the things of God. Which means because they were ‘dead’ (before salvation), they are not able to “choose” Christianity, nor “ask” Jesus into their life (nor heart), nor be pushed further away from the Lord. 🙂

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Video of NBC News story, on the beginning of Doc-U-Cam (or dash cams) inside police vehicles, featuring Bill Rhetts and partner

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I was one of the first officers to use dash cams in a police vehicle. That almost makes me a dinosaur.

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Just added a new gem to my library – “Christ Crucified: The Marrow of the Gospel in 72 Sermons on Isaiah 53.”

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I just added this new gem to my library. A book called “Christ Crucified: The Marrow of the Gospel in 72 Sermons on Isaiah 53.”

It is a large book with over 700 pages containing 72 sermons on Isaiah chapter 53. But not just any sermons. These sermons were given by the 17th Century Scottish preacher – James Durham (1622-1658). Durham was the Chaplain to King Charles II, and the Professor of Divinity in Glasgow University.

So far I have only skimmed thru this book. It appears to be the longest, thorough, most comprehensive sermon ever written on Isaiah chapter 53 (or at least that I’ve seen). Charles Spurgeon – aka the “Prince of Preachers” said the following of this book. “This is marrow indeed. We need say no more: Durham is a prince among spiritual expositors.”

Oh how insignificant I am, compared to men like this.

I began my Christian life in a postmodern church denomination (though they called themselves “non-denominational”). Consequently I spent the first half of my Christian life reading postmodern contemporary Bible commentaries, and listening to contemporary “Christian” music. Oh what a mistake that was, but I did not know any better. However I am very thankful for that experience, as it made me more grateful for where we are today.

It wasn’t until the beginning of the millennium, that my wife and I ventured out to study more churches, more denominations, Doctrines and Theology. Frankly I learned that I fell miserably short of a deep systematic Theology, and a sounder Doctrine (and I’m still learning, and Lord willing growing).

“You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, be on your guard so that you are not carried away by the error of unprincipled men and fall from your own steadfastness, but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen” (2 Peter 3:17-18).

Therefore over this last ten years I have slowly replaced most of my postmodern academia driven books, with writings from ‘old dead men’ like the aforementioned. Some of my former books I gave away, others I tossed in the trash can, and yes burning some books is Biblical (Acts 19:19).

Thankfully over the latter years my wife and I have transitioned into a more orthodox Christendom. But oh how I wish I could go back to the very beginning, and start all over again. 🙂

 

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Video holding a church “service” on Federal property, plus a mini revival (open-air preaching)

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This morning I almost went off-roading, I’m glad I did not. Today at this location I preached from Revelation 20:11-15 and Romans 8:35-39. I warned the crowd that many of them will experience God’s wrath, judgment and that “with violence,” Jesus will throw them into the lake of fire. I pleaded for them to ‘repent and believe.’ I then shared another passage encouraging any born-again Christians that may be in line, that they will experience God’s grace, mercy, and eternal love. Perhaps it’s right to say that a ‘mini revival’ broke-out. The Lord also provided many fruitful conversations which were edited out. Soli Deo Gloria.

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Video of Open-Air Preacher causing division, dividing people into ‘two people groups’ (preached from Romans 2 & 8)

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Usually a Herald simply ‘preaches’ the Gospel, but if the crowd seems to be listening, and is not hostile, then perhaps we can try to ‘teach’ as well. Hence, in this video we have both street preaching, and street teaching to a long line of people.

Music ‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow,’ by Hymns.

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