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A Brook in the Way

"The Lord said unto my Lord, sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the mo... Read More

All Men Are My Teachers

It all started in the bedroom of a little house between Marshall, Texas and Shreveport, Louisiana, in the bedroom of a very sick man. A man who was an invalid, 90 years of age, who served throughout his lifetime as a missionary to the country of Norway. His name was Gustave Norling. Every Friday aft... Read More

Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out

Numbers 32:23, "But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out." Most preachers with evangelistic fervor have preached from this text. The normal interpretation is that overt sins will be found out and that the day will come when sins will b... Read More

Christmas 365 Days A Year

Matthew 10:39, "He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for My sake shall find it." Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. I thank God that there is a season of the year when people turn their attention on others. Christmas is the season when firemen repair toys and m... Read More

Compassion Makes a Difference

In battles and in great movements like this, we have to fight to keep our hearts. As we are attacked and as we face the enemy, if we don’t watch, we will keep our heads right but lose our hearts. “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourse... Read More

FOR HIS MERCY ENDURETH FOREVER

Twenty-six times in Psalm 136 we find these beautiful words, "For His mercy endureth forever." One of the most comprehensive statements regarding the nature of God in all the Bible--"For his mercy endureth forever"--26 times it is mentioned in the chapter. "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me ... Read More

Four Calls to Soulwinning

“But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” (Acts 4:19-20) “And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and... Read More

God And I Don't Always Agree

Matthew 20:1-7 "For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out to hire laborers into his vineyard. (2) And when he had agreed with the laborers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. (3) And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing id... Read More

How to Fire the Preacher

"Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us... Read More

I Am an Idea

I am an idea. I came to visit your mind. You held me for a moment and planned to capture me. You told me to wait for awhile while you did something else. I tired of waiting and took my flight. It is too bad, for I perhaps could have even changed your life or maybe I could have even changed the world... Read More

I Have Sinned

I have preached three and a half times a day for sixteen years. I guess I spend three hours a day on my feet talking to crowds. I am as at home, honestly, right now as you ladies would be if you were in the kitchen, or as you students would be studying in the dormitory. This is where I live. I spend... Read More

Inferior Churches

"And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strif... Read More

Jesus, A Friend of Sinners

Every Christmas I have a little habit that I enjoy. On Christmas day I take some remembrances, presents and maybe some fruit and candy down to our Rescue Mission. I spend an hour or so with these fellows. We just gather around, have a few games, chat, talk about their past, their lives and their chi... Read More

John The Baptist, The Doubter

"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man. "I Corinthian 10:13 "And they overcame him by the blood of the lamb and by the word of their testimony." Revelation 12:11 It was about time to eat lunch when the pastor of a church came and said, "Dr. Hyles, would you please talk to a... Read More

Justified by Faith and by Works

"But to him that worketh not but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." Romans 4:5 Look if you would please, at Romans 4:5: "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness." We will... Read More

Logic Must Prove the King James Bible

Matthew 24:35, "Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." I'm not attacking the Catholic church tonight. I'm not a Catholic. Maybe you noticed the sign out in front of our church that says, "First Baptist." I never think I'm being unkind if I have the same thing on the ins... Read More

Others

"Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." Luke 23:34a "... Woman, behold thy son! ...Behold thy mother!" John 19:26, 27a "And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43 I read biographies a great deal. Especially ... Read More

Russian Roulette

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment." -Hebrews 9:27 Russian Roulette is a game played with a pistol and one bullet. A gun is taken, pointed at the head, and the trigger is pulled, knowing not if the bullet is in that particular cylinder. You have one chance in s... Read More

Satan's Bid for Your Child!

I would not preach like I am going to preach tonight if I did not love you. I know a lot of folks tonight will not agree with me, but you never heard a more honest sermon. Now I know our church has dozens of public school teachers. If we asked for a show of hands tonight, I am sure that we would hav... Read More

Seeing Him Who is Invisible

"Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead rai... Read More

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