Every Believer Needs To Listen To Preaching
By David J. Stewart | February 2014 | Updated December 2014
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Titus 1:3, “But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.”
Pastor Jack Hyles used to teach in his preaching that every believer ought to keep a life's recipe book, jotting down at the end of a good day what made it good, and likewise, jotting down at the end of a bad day what made it bad. Then, anytime you want to have a good day, look at your recipe cards of what compromised previous good days, and do those things to have another good day. Amen!
May I say, one of the ways that I almost always have a good day is by listening to preaching. I love preaching! Our fleshly carnal nature doesn't like preaching; but as Christians, the Spirit of God Who lives inside of us (Romans 8:9) compels us to obey the Word of God and hear preaching.
Television has become so evil. The Christian life is a constant battle between the Holy Spirit and the carnal flesh (Paul explains this truth in Romans chapter 7:14-25). Either TV will DESENSITIZE you to sin, or else the Holy Bible will SENSITIZE you to the awfulness of sin (Romans 7:13). I didn't make my ministry websites since 2002 by watching TV. I didn't learn to play musical instruments by watching TV. Truly, television is the biggest waste of time in the world, which is why I stopped watching it years ago. Turn off the box and put on some preaching and you'll be blessed.
One of the most prized possessions in my life is a collection of 2,065 MP3 sermons and Bible studies by Pastor Jack Hyles. These sermons and Bible studies are worth more to me than all the gold and wealth in the world. Although Brother Hyles graduated from this earthly life into Heaven's glory on February 6, 2001, his voice is still alive!!! Hallelujah! I am one of thousands of fired-up preacher boys who are continuing the work which Brother Hyles begun. IMPERFECT PEOPLE IN HEAVEN (we owe it to those gone before us into Heaven to continue their work for Christ).
Old Fashioned Preaching
PREACHING! PREACHING! PREACHING!
Every believer needs plenty of preaching!!!
You'll never grow in the Lord the way God wants you to if you rely upon the Sunday pulpit to keep you spiritual. One of the great woes in churches today is that believers look to the pulpit to keep them spiritual. That's ok if you are blessed to have a man of God for a pastor and preacher who feeds the flock. Unfortunately, most churches these days are DEAD, lacking a genuine man of God who is zealous over THE TRUTH. The average church today is like a brown grass lawn. The grass isn't dead yet, but it hasn't been nourished and; therefore, has become unhealthy. The truth ought to burn within every preacher's breast like a fire, compelling him to PREACH THE WORD. Jeremiah said that God's Word did BURN in his heart LIKE A FIRE...
Jeremiah 20:9, “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.”
The word “minister” means “a servant.” Most ministers today serve themselves more than anybody else. You cannot truly serve people unless you PREACH THE WORD, edifying (building up) their souls in the faith. The average church is more interested in methods than truth. Preaching the gospel (soul-winning) is a command, not a method. The Great Commission is not The Great Omission; yet few churches obey our Lord's command in Matthew 28:19-20 to make disciples of all men, and then disciple them to follow the Lord in obedient faith...
Matthew 28:19-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
The purpose of the Church is not to EDUCATE people; but rather, to DISCIPLE them. How can you truly disciple people if you are lackadaisical concerning THE TRUTH. The Church is not a social club, state-licensed 501c3 business or music concert; but rather, the Church is the vehicle by which God chose to carry out The Great Commission.
We Need Bible Preaching For Wisdom
I cannot stress enough the importance of continually bathing one's life with the truth of God's Word and prayer. Truth and prayer change things! Proverbs 3:5-7, “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.”
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Notice that Proverbs 3:6 tells us to ACKNOWLEDGE GOD in all our ways. This simply means to seek God's opinion in every decision that we make. “For what saith the Scripture?” (Romans 4:3). Jesus told us in John 5:39, “SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES...”! The heathen world couldn't care less about what God thinks. Oh, sure, many of them turn to religion for answers, but the demonic answers provided by false ministers are ungodly advice. You've got wicked ministers, male and female alike, recommending abortion, divorce and even same-sex marriage these days. It is EVIL!!!
The renowned ministry started by Dwight L. Moody, Moody Bible Institute (in Chicago), recently lifted a century-old ban against drinking the Devil's booze, casino gambling and smoking/chewing tobacco. Can you imagine? What kind of decent Christian parents would enroll their child into a Bible college that permits faculty and staff to drink Liquid Devil (The Devil's Cut bourbon), and to suck on cancer sticks to defile the temple of the Holy Spirit (1st Corinthians 3:16-17), and to shoot craps while gambling in Las Vegas in SIN CITY? SHAME!!! D.L. Moody is throwing a Conniption-fit (or a Hissy-fit) up in Heaven!
I can see the prophets Elijah and John the Baptist, as they are passing by, notice Mr. Moody sitting with downcast eyes staring at the ground. “Hey D.L., what's wrong friend?” Mr. Moody with a somber and downcast countenance says, “You absolutely won't believe it.” Again they ask him again in sincere concern, “What's making you so sad Dwight?” With tears streaming down his face and quivering lips, Mr. Moody humbly says, “The faculty and staff of the Moody Bible Institute which I founded in 1886 have forsaken morality, teaching today's youth that it's ok to drink intoxicating booze, gamble for illicit gain (filthy lucre) and destroy their health with cigarette smoking.” How sad and tragic!
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King James Bible Preaching And Personal Holiness Are Synonymous
It is not surprising to me that the apostate preaching at Moody, comprised guest Bible teachers like John MacArthur, and their lack of Biblical insight into the brutal attack and slaughter of our English Bible by the Devil's crowd, that Moody's moral standards are now following their doctrinal apostasy. Lifestyle follows doctrine. A Bible college's morals don't change first and then their doctrines. It's the other way around. A Bible college's doctrines first change. They start using corrupt versions of the Bible, so the Bible is no longer near and dear, since it keeps changing every few years and no one memorizes any of them for that very reason!!! I wouldn't give you a dime for any so-called preacher who doesn't use only the inspired KING JAMES BIBLE. Phooey on all the modern corrupted Bible versions, like the New International Version (NIV) whose chairman of the Old Testament committee was a flaming open homosexual.
As a hypocritical gesture of Moody's further evangelical downslide into sinful compromise to fit in with the New World Order, Moody Ministries advertises HOLINESS to their prospective new students. How can Moody's administrators, their board of directors, advertise holiness in view of allowing faculty and staff to drink, smoke and gamble. Notice that Moody's students are still prohibited from drinking alcohol, smoking cancer sticks and indulging in tasteless, unethical, shady, practices, like cards and gambling. What hypocrites to set DOUBLE-STANDARDS for teachers and students. Hey, if smoking is wrong for teenagers than it is wrong for adults. If alcohol consumption is bad for our youth, than it is also bad for the adults. If gambling is wrong, it is wrong. Why the double standards? If history has taught us anything, it is that youth will follow what the adults DO, not what they SAY. Either lead by example or else you cannot lead.
Will your student's favorite Bible teacher at Moody give himself lung cancer from smoking cigarettes? I'd hate to receive a phone call saying that my child's Old Testament teacher is out of town in SIN CITY Las Vegas, living it up while gambling for a couple weeks. It's unthinkable. Boozing, tobacco smoking, gambling with devils—PRAYER MEETING ANYONE? There's no denying that the inferior moral standards now adopted by Moody Bible Institute will affect everything else downstream. It always does! Major decisions like this always have major consequences later. In the short term the ministry handsomely benefits financially; but in the long term they undermine their character, alienate their institution from Christ and seal their doom in ecumenical apostasy.
I guarantee you that Moody Bible Institute will become a heathen university just like Chicago University, which was originally founded by a faithful Baptist preacher over 100 years ago. It was no coincidence that University of Chicago 100 years later was chosen as the place to announce that same-sex marriages are now legal in Illinois. It is wickedness!!! UOC went from sanctification to Sodomy in just one lonely century! They've turned from the Savior to Satan in just one little ole century. How tragic that Moody Bible Institute is following the world afar off as did Peter, ashamed of his Lord. Oh, how Moody's board of directors needs to repent. REPENT! Ichabod is written across Moody ministries.
The Bible tells us that Daniel had an excellent spirit in him. Do you have an excellent spirit (attitude)? Generosity, forgiveness and love are excellent attitudes. The excellent spirit in a yielded believer is the indwelling HOLY SPIRIT of Jesus Christ. Daniel 6:3, “Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.” If Moody's board of directors had an excellent spirit, they never would have permitted the devils of booze, smoking and gambling into their ministry. Moody (as did Achan) has brought the unclean thing, the accursed thing, into the camp of our holy God.
The great need of the hour is preaching preachers! I get nauseated listen to Chip Ingram, Robert Schuller and Mike Kellogg put the audience to sleep on the radio. Brother, we need some preaching preachers, men of God, like Evangelist John R. Rice, Pastor Jack Hyles, Brother Lester Roloff and R.G. Lee (PAYDAY SOMEDAY!). We need leather-lunged men like Evangelist Billy Sunday, who preached without apology, uncompromisingly against the filthy liquor cartel, criminal bootleggers, immoral dirty-dancers and the greedy gamblers.
I love the awesome truth in Hosea 2:15, “And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out of the land of Egypt.” My friend, sin is ALWAYS a gamble, because it's a game of Russian Roulette. Someone's always got to get the bullet.
Preaching is truth set on fire. Preaching is the fire in the pulpit melting the ice in the pew. Oh, how America needs men of God who PREACH THE WORD! I'm tired of psychology creeping into America's pulpits instead of sound Bible doctrine. What's wrong with teaching the virgin birth of Christ, and His deity, and Jesus' literal blood sacrifice (which permanently did more than atone for man's sins, it forever took all our sins away)!!! Amen, glory to God, hallelujah!
We can all obtain wisdom and truth by SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES (John 5:39), and by listening to all the blessed Bible-preaching from men of God, who walked with God, and left us a goldmine of Biblical insights and truths through the testimony of the hardships, testings and persecutions of their life. These preachers have stood the test of time, proved the inspiration and power of the King James Bible, and we would be foolish and worse off for not honoring their lives by at least listening to what they had to say while they were still alive here on earth. I plan to listen to more preaching, Lord willing, over the next year than all the years before. I need preaching, and so do you!!! Amen!
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
love God who doesn't love sinners!”
(a quote by Dr. Jack Hyles classic MP3 sermon, “The Happiest Man” (happiest is the man who will not impute sin to others!)
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Life-Changing MP3 Bible Studies by Dr. Jack Hyles (1926-2001)
- Bible Studies on Justice (MP3) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
- Bible Studies on Marriage (MP3) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22
- Bible Studies on the Church (MP3) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Fathers Harden Not Your Heart
(MP3 sermon by Pastor Jeff Owens. People in a rough line of work often become hard!)
“God never taught anybody how to quit!”
—Brother Lester Roloff
Oh how America needs preaching and praying preachers! Preaching without prayer is dead, and prayer without preaching is shallow Christianity!!!
Acts 5:42, “And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”
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