The Bible presents a picture of blessed, spiritually healthy children. This is something every parent should strive for, but it comes with a price. In this message, Brother Luke preaches about what that price is for raising spiritually healthy children. Keep reading →
In the strangest of all the servants in the servant series, Brother Tim speaks of the “rock star” servant, Nebuchadnezzar. In a comparison to celebrities who are drunk on fame and power, so Nebuchadnezzar was the original rock star. Even so, there are lessons we can learn from the ways in which he served the Lord. Keep reading →
In this message preached on the Wednesday night service, Elder Buddy Abernathy presents the subject of justification – what is means and how it applies practically to the child of God. Keep reading →
Probably the least known servant of the servant series was Eliakim. He lived during the time of Isaiah, and we know very little about him. But the Lord referred to him as a servant, so we should take note of who he was. In this message, Brother Tim looks at the description of this servant, as he was referred to as a “nail.” Keep reading →
When people ask about you, what do they call you? We may know someone who has a quick temper, and when asked about them, say that they are “hot headed.” For the child of God it is the desire to be referred to as a Christian. But all children of God are not Christians, according to the Bible definition. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler examines this subject. Keep reading →
Many of the servants we see in the scripture have notable characteristics. Job was patient. Abraham was faithful. David was thoughtful. But we find that Isaiah was a sign himself. All servants should “signify” who they serve by the way the present themselves. In this message Brother Tim speaks about Isaiah the servant who was a sign. Keep reading →
It seems that the more we gain of earthly goods, the more we want. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea preaches about this trap, and where true and ultimate satisfaction comes from. Keep reading →
In this message preached at the Wednesday night service, Elder Chris McCool, pastor of Zion Primitive Baptist Church, examines how our attitude about our aptitude affects our altitude. Keep reading →
God commended David the King over and over for his thoughtfulness towards the Lord. In this message in the Servant Series, Brother Tim looks at the ways in which David was a thoughtful servant. Keep reading →
In the next sermon in the servant series, Brother Tim looks at the giant slaying faith of Caleb the Courageous. Keep reading →
Elder Luke Hagler presents a timeless and beautiful message from I Corinthians 13, a subject we are all familiar with, yet we often overlook the way that it works and applies in our own lives. In this sermon Brother Luke makes the practical application of sacrificial love very up close and personal. Keep reading →
In this message preached at the Wednesday night service, Brother Neil takes up the often discussed subject of the three parts of man. By comparing this often complicated subject to the basic attributes of the Trinity, he presents a picture of body, soul and spirit that is easy to understand and something we should all rejoice in. Keep reading →
In this strange time we are living in, when we are being encouraged to stay away from each other, it is easy to lose sight of the benefits of the social circle God created and commanded – the Church. In this message, Brother Luke reminds us of the benefits God designed for us through His church. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Tim looks at the life of Abraham, the servant of God. What made Abraham great? How was he able to do the great things he did? It may be surprising to see where his greatness originated. And it is clear that the Lord has called us, like Abraham, into a quest. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother McNeil Honea presents the Old Testament subject of the scapegoat. The priest confessed the sins of the people with his hand on the head of the scapegoat, and the goat was sent out into the wilderness by a fit man. There are many comparisons to our Savior in this example. Keep reading →
We all have an appointment with death. Hebrews 9:27 tells us after death we face “the judgment.” By what standard will we be judged? Our repentance? Our confession? Our belief? All of these are actions or works, and the word of God declares we are not saved by our actions or works. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler presents the standard by which we will be judged. Keep reading →
In the final message on Job, Brother Tim goes down into the lowest point of Job’s life. He was opposed by Satan, surrounding nations, his wife and his closest friends. But even in the worst of circumstances, Job’s God was faithful to him. In learning how to be better servants of the Lord, Job’s example is instructive for us all. Keep reading →
A new term we often hear is that of the influencer. In order to be an influencer, one must have credibility, an audience and persuasiveness. One glance at popular social media and you will find influencers who have huge followings. In this message, Brother Luke shows from the scripture that to be a spiritual influencer, it doesn’t take credibility, an audience or persuasiveness – just the Lord. Keep reading →
In this message, Elder Mike Ivey presents the two opposing worldviews: secular humanism and a Biblical worldview. Humanism originates in man as an evolved life-form, and ultimately leads to despair, since it is limited to man. But a spiritual world view points to a glorious Creator, who we can revel and rejoice in due to our origin stemming from an eternal God. Keep reading →
In the ongoing servant series, Brother Tim looks further at the life of the servant Job. Based on his belief in God, Job was able to serve God during times of great success and great tragedy. In order to be better servants ourselves, we should look at the servant Job and learn from his example. Keep reading →
To say that these are perplexing times is an understatement. From politics to culture, the child of God often finds themselves shocked and perplexed, wondering how we have fallen so far away from the Lord. Yet there is a way to keep our perplexity from turning into despair, and in this message Brother Luke presents that very important subject. Keep reading →
In this first message of the servant series, Brother Tim looks at the servant Job. Out of his own mouth, Job confesses his belief about God, man, sin and other things that relate to Job being a servant. In order to comprehend why Job was considered such a great servant, it is important to know the foundation of his belief. Keep reading →
Using the acronym SUEU, Brother Tim presents 4 truths about the work of the Holy Spirit in the new birth. The Spirit is Sovereign, Unseen, Effective and Unstoppable. The text of the message comes from John chapter 3 where Jesus compares the work of the Spirit in the new birth to the wind. Keep reading →
Even though Jesus referred to his coming crucifixion and resurrection, the disciples avoided the subject. Because of their fear of what it meant, they would not ask. In this message, Brother Tim looks at this and how it relates to us. Are we afraid to ask Jesus about our issues? If we finally have the courage to ask, we must be prepared for his answer. Keep reading →
In a line borrowed from Charles Dickens, Brother Tim looks at the last prophecy in the Old Testament, spoken 400 years before the Messiah’s birth. Even after a 400 year pause, the Lord continued his unbroken train of thought, and the past became the present. And so, we must see that same true God as our very real and glorious future. Keep reading →
From the beginning when God spoke light into existence down to this very day, light is powerful in our experience. And since God is Light, it is important for us to understand how God functions as light in our lives. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea presents this truth. Keep reading →
When the rich young ruler came to Jesus, concerned about his eternal salvation, he felt something was lacking. But Jesus gently instructed this child of God that he was lacking something in his discipleship, not in his eternal life. Like the young man, we all have things on our own “lack list.” The question is, are we willing to ask Jesus what we are lacking? Keep reading →
In the final message from the Hall of Faith series, Brother Tim presents the exit plan from the hall of faith. As the portraits of faith have been viewed, the time has come now to go forward. The Apostle Paul presents a beautiful picture of the race that is before us. Keep reading →
In this message in the series from the Hall of Faith, Brother Tim presents the inner sanctum of the hall – the place where the heart of God can be seen most clearly. Keep reading →
If someone told you that you could be pain free for the rest of your life, it may sound good, but it would be a curse. In this message, Brother Luke examines the necessity for us to feel such things as pain, and also to be burdened by the convicting power of the Holy Spirit. Keep reading →
It is a marvel to read in the scripture that Jesus marveled, or was taken aback, by the unbelief of His children in His hometown. In this message, Brother Tim relates Jesus’ reaction to today. Keep reading →
This is a common phrase heard often, but so very often misunderstood as it appears in scripture. In this message, Elder Luke Hagler looks at the underlying issue and the true meaning of this verse. Keep reading →
In the next message from 1 Peter 1:2, Brother Tim examines the third element of our eternal salvation – the perfect obedience and blood of Christ. Keep reading →
In I Corinthians 4:1, the Apostle Paul used a unique word to describe a minister. The “under rower” is a visual reference to the lowest level gally slave on the Roman warship. In a time when ministers are often viewed as celebrities, the “under rower” brings a refreshing and accurate view of the ministry. Keep reading →
Grace is a mystery. To think that enemies could be made friends and the wicked changed into the righteous. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea answers this question using the beautiful picture of the grace presented in scripture. Keep reading →
Jesus uses two powerful agents to describe His children in the sermon on the mount (Matthew chapter 5). In this message, Brother Tim preaches about the way we, as salt and light, must act as our Lord intended and in a way that pleases Him. Keep reading →
In this message, Elder Luke Hagler examines the subject of suffering. No one wants to sign up to suffer, but the reality of life is that we do suffer. Yet, in the midst of suffering we can have a special experience with Jesus if we are looking for Him. He may not send the suffering, but He appears to minister to us when we do suffer.
An obvious fact was stated in Mark chapter 6, as the day wore away, and thousands needed to eat. But Jesus had called the Apostles to the desert place, and they were right where Jesus wanted them. In this message, Brother Tim compares this experience to our own today, as we often feel to be in a desert place ourselves. Keep reading →
In an ongoing series regarding salvation, Brother Tim preaches about the role of the Spirit in our eternal salvation. Keep reading →
Should a child of God vote? And how do we determine who to vote for? In Christ’s statement about the role of Caesar (or government) in our lives, we find the truth of this. In this message, Brother Tim presents this truth, as well as the clear, bright lines of scripture regarding several prevailing “hot topic” issues of our time. Keep reading →
Not only does the Holy Spirit bring the new birth to a child of God, the Spirit also renews our understanding and courage. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea speaks of these important roles of the Spirit. Keep reading →
In the next message in the series on the hall of faith, Brother Tim presents the amazing story of Rahab the harlot. This child of God went from a life of disgrace to a woman of faith. In her example we see proof of God’s work of mercy and grace in the life of God’s children, no matter the sin they have committed. Keep reading →
In the next message from I Peter 1:2, Brother Tim looks at the foreknowledge of God. From God’s general foreknowledge of all things that happen, as well as all the possibilities of things that could happen, it is truly humbling to see God’s foreknowledge of a chosen people. Keep reading →
In the next message in the hall of faith series, Brother Tim presents the example of the children of Israel going round and round the city of Jericho. As it often feels we go round in circles serving the Lord, if we are walking in faith we are definitely getting somewhere. Keep reading →
Our perspective of what we see usually comes through our viewpoint. In this message, Brother Luke presents the disciples view of various events in the ministry of Jesus. If they had not been looking through the lens of scripture, it would have made no sense to them. Like the disciples, if we choose to view our lives through the lens of the scripture, it will make all the difference. Keep reading →
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Please enjoy these select hymns from our October 2020 Anniversary Meeting. Keep reading →
In the midst of all the chaos now, it is sometimes hard to find purpose. But the Lord has called us to be kings and priests in His kingdom, and through Him we can lead purpose driven lives. In this sermon from Sunday morning, Elder Tom Corley preaches about how we can discover purpose in our lives through Christ. Keep reading →
In the struggle today to make our faith relevant, we often feel hopeless. And yet, in a real and tangible way, we discover that through the Lord Jesus Christ, there is an up to date relevance to our faith – and it is found in hope. In this final message from Saturday, Elder Mike Ivey preaches on the subject “Saved by Hope.” Keep reading →
We all like to think we have control over the various aspects of our life. But the reality is we are often tossed about and feel helpless. In this river of life, we need a refuge. The Lord has provided just such a refuge in Himself, His church and His word. Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches from Psalm 46 to bring out this point. Keep reading →
While hanging between two thieves, our Lord was initially cursed by both, but something happened to one of the thieves to cause him to actually take up for Jesus. In this message, Elder Mark Quarles brings before the congregation the amazing mercy of God in saving a ruined and justly condemned thief. Keep reading →
In hope of eternal life – It is said that happiness comes from 3 things – 1) someone to love 2) something to do and 3) something to look forward to. In this opening message at the anniversary meeting, Elder James Conley presents the beautiful picture of how all this is wrapped up in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Keep reading →
From one shore of the Red Sea to the other, the Israelites faced an impossible circumstance that turned into an improbable and amazing deliverance. In the transition to the shore of deliverance there is only One who is due the praise for such a marvelous work. In this message, Brother Tim speaks of the fact that we all face Red Seas. And in our various deliverances there is only One who can receive full glory, most notably in the area of our eternal salvation. Keep reading →
In the series on the virtuous woman, Brother Luke examines Proverbs 31:13 where it describes characteristics of the virtuous woman. It says she seeketh wool, which may be hard to identify with in our modern culture. But in this message, Bro. Luke brings out the truth that wool symbolizes purity, and virtuous women even today make it their goal to seek out purity in their lives. Keep reading →
Moses told the Israelites to “kill” the Passover the night God delivered them from Egypt. The Passover pointed to the sacrifice, or killing, of the lamb, as well as the festival itself. In this sermon, Bro. Tim presents the truth of the shed blood of the Lamb of God, by which we can celebrate Christ our Passover. Keep reading →
In this message Brother McNeil Honea preaches from the book of Proverbs, where it mentions the 7 pillars on which the house of wisdom is built. In the days this was written, there were 7 elements that went into the construction of a building. Keep reading →
If we heard about a guy who had to flee the country because he was in some legal trouble, we would think the worst. But Moses did just that. And yet it says his fleeing was an act of faith, not fear. In this message, Brother Tim considers “By Faith we Forsake”, and takes up the subject of Moses, who forsook Egypt and in a twist of providence, actually fled in faith. Keep reading →
In this message from I Peter 1:2, Brother Tim brings out one of the basics of our salvation. God has chosen, or elected a people. This is an undeniable truth found in God’s word, that we should rejoice in. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Neil Honea looks at the example of the widow woman in the Old Testament who was instructed by Elijah to fill up her oil pots to pay the debt. Like the widow who was empty of all earthly help, we can find similar help from above when we fill our vessels with spiritual things. Keep reading →
Being hungry and thirsty for righteousness is similar to our natural eating experience. We should focus on cultivating an appetite for the word of God and spiritual things. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea speaks of how we can cultivate our spiritual appetites. Keep reading →
In the next message in the hall of faith series, Brother Tim presents some difficult adult decisions Moses had to make when he became an adult. Notably, these decisions were made before he saw any miracles or the burning bush. Like Moses, we can refuse Egypt and choose to identify ourselves with our Lord. This is all based on our what we value. Keep reading →
In this message preached by Brother Luke, he continues the series on the virtuous woman. One of the characteristics of a virtuous woman is she does not bring trouble into a home. She will do good, which means to bring peace and not trouble. Whether someone is trying to find a wife or in the midst of a marriage, a virtuous woman is a source of stability, not chaos. Keep reading →
For the parents of Moses, Egypt was everywhere. From enslavement to infanticide, the dark cloud of Egypt’s irreverent and illegal intrusion into their lives prevailed. Yet the light of the deliverer did not shine from great halls of government, or the seat of power, but from faithful parenting in a Godly home. Egypt is everywhere today. Darkness prevails and intrudes. But light still springs from homes where there are those who seek to parent their children by faith. In the next message from the hall of Faith, Brother Tim presents the subject, By Faith, We Parent. Keep reading →
Relax…you are going to die! Unless the Lord comes back, the only way we get out of this world and into the next is through death. But for the Christian, this is not a fearful thing. In the hall of Faith series, Brother Tim takes up 3 men who blessed, celebrated and magnified the Lord even in their death. Keep reading →
In the ongoing series of the Great Hall of Faith, we have considered many things we do in faith. By faith we comprehend creation, by faith we offer acceptable sacrifices, by faith we please God, by faith we move and by faith we go. In this message preached by Brother Tim, a different angle on faith is considered. By faith…we laugh. Keep reading →
In order for us to show mercy to others, we must understand what that looks like. An incredible example of this is given by our Lord in the account of the good Samaritan. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea presents the truth that our showing mercy to one another begins with understanding how Jesus shows mercy. Keep reading →
We never think about things until they quit working. If the air conditioner goes out in the middle of the night, or our car quits, or part of our own body shuts down- then we think about it not working. But as long as everything is working, we take it for granted. In this message, Elder Luke Hagler brings out a very relevant point for us today – that we don’t pay much attention to God until He quits working. Keep reading →
In the series on the hall of faith, the next person we consider is Abraham. By faith Abraham was called to go out, go walk about and go up to offer Isaac. In this message, Brother Tim looks at how relative Abraham’s faith is to our faith today. Keep reading →
With rising coronavirus numbers, rioting, unrest, political upheaval – there is really no way to find good news. So we need to follow the example of Enoch and BE good news, LIVE good news. Keep reading →
In the sacrifice of Christ, we find an eternal gift that will redound to God’s glory forever. But the Father still gives gifts to us today, in addition to that ultimate gift of eternal life in Christ. In this message, Elder Neil Honea speaks of the gifts that God still gives from above. Keep reading →
With so much unrest, it seems harder for a child of God to find a place of rest. In this message preached on Wednesday night service, Elder Luke Hagler presents two examples from the scripture of how we can find rest, even in very difficult and trying times. Keep reading →
What can we do in such a time as this? As things seem to grow worse and worse, do we feel insignificant? No doubt the Israelites felt helpless when in bondage in Egypt. But they did something that we can also do today. They sighed, they cried, and the Lord heard on high. In this message, Brother Tim preaches about the significance of sighing and crying to the Lord. Keep reading →
The old familiar account of David versus Goliath is a time-worn, glorious event of victory. In this message preached at Gum Log PBC near Meridian, MS, Brother McNeil Honea looks at this familiar story with the view of showing beautiful pictures of Christ in the brave example of David. Keep reading →
In this message from an ongoing series on the book of Proverbs, Brother Tim examines the subject of forgiveness. This is an issue we all deal with, as we are often offended. But the Lord has set the ultimate example of how to process offenses and dealing with such issues. It is not to seethe within, or blow up, but to cover the offense in the way Christ covered our own offenses. Keep reading →
As Brother Tim continues the tour of the Great Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11, in this message he considers how faith helps us offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord. The first person of faith who is identified by name in the great hall is Abel. If we understand how Abel, by faith offered, we can learn how we offer acceptable sacrifices by faith. Keep reading →
It seems that many today see Jesus as still traveling up the road to the cross, and not in his current form – accomplished, risen and reigning. In this message, Elder Graham Sims, pastor of Wilson Creek PBC in Smyrna, TN, encourages us to not just look at Jesus on the way to the cross, but as the victorious Champion that He is. Keep reading →
As a Jew, the Apostle Peter was well acquainted with the Mosaic law. So in 1 Peter we find significant allusions and references to the Passover lamb and certain aspects of the law. Brother McNeil Honea shares the greater meaning of the law, as Peter described it, when he presented the picture of the Lamb of God Keep reading →
With the click of a button, events on the other side of the world come to our attention. How do we process this, especially if it has no immediate bearing on our own community. In this message Brother Luke Hagler presents the answer to this issue, by examining the difference between busybodies and peace makers. Keep reading →
We have all heard it said, “He is in a bad place…” when referring to situations people get into. Can we agree that we, as a nation, are in a “bad place”? When the world can be shut down by a microscopic germ, we are in a bad place. Usually we think that to get out of a bad place, we want to make it to a good place, but in reality it is quite different for the child of God. Our “escape” from a bad place, involves a Person, not a place. Keep reading →
Just like using peppermint treats to catch horses, so the devil will use any tactic he can to captivate and capture God’s children. In this message preached at Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church in Birmingham, Elder Luke Hagler presents the truth of how the adversary Satan tries to snare us in. Keep reading →
During good or bad times, faith is essential. But what exactly is faith? Faith is a term we are so familiar with yet do we really understand what it is and what the object of faith is? In this message, Brother Tim takes us on a tour of “The Great Hall of Faith”. Keep reading →
Last week Brother Tim spoke of worship, specifically asking the question, “Where is the Lamb?” This week, he asks the question, “Where are we when it comes to worship?” Coming before the Lord to worship involves the Lamb, but it also involves us coming before the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Keep reading →
When David brought the ark of the covenant to Jerusalem, it was a momentous occasion. After a first attempt to bring the ark failed, David endeavored to try again. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea speaks of the importance of not letting anything distract us when we come before the Lord to worship. Keep reading →
As many churches seek to re-enter public worship, it is a great time to examine what worship is all about. How do we actually connect with God in worship? In this message, Brother Tim presents the truth that it all comes down to one simple thing – a Lamb. Keep reading →
Regret will visit us all at some point. How we process that regret makes a huge difference in our lives. There can be no greater example than Paul, who actually killed Christians. In this message, Brother Luke presents the Bible truths of how to deal with the demon of regret. Keep reading →
In what appears to be the final drive in service, Brother Tim looks at the prisoner Ezekiel, who was a prisoner of war in the prison camp outside the great city of Babylon. Perhaps we have felt like prisoners captive away from the motherland due to the recent world events. But rest assured, heavenly Jerusalem, the mother of us all – the church of our Lord – is not bound. Keep reading →
When we look around at the kingdoms and governments of men, it can become disheartening to see so little regard for the Lord. But when we consider that the only Kingdom that will last through all of the fallen kingdoms of men is the Lord’s Kingdom, over which He is the King, we can be reassured. In this message, Brother Luke examines the kingdoms of men and how they are destined to end and lie at the feet of the Lord’s Kingdom. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother John Morgan Owens uses examples of how salvation came to two houses, to help us understand what it really means to make a decision for Christ. Unlike modern thinking on this phrase, the real decision for Christ is made when born again believers choose to be disciples of the Lord. Keep reading →
Jonah followed his own selfish signs and he wound up going down in a harsh way. And yet in the New Testament, Jesus points to none other than Jonah when describing what the people of Israel should be looking for. In this message, Brother Tim examines how Jonah’s self-serving signs were obliterated by the Sign of Jonah.
The Bible compares discipleship to building a tower. A half-finished tower or a tower that is torn down would make the builder look very foolish. In this message, Brother Luke examines the effort and construction that goes into building our tower of discipleship. Keep reading →
In using three objects to compare to types of people, Brother Tim looks at several scripture examples that reveal what people are made of. The heat will always show the heart, and if we are not founded upon the Rock Christ Jesus, we will melt in the fires of life. Keep reading →
Is the gospel an offer of eternal life? Is it a ransom note by which the Lord holds our salvation as ransom until we pay up? In this message, Brother Luke Hagler presents the useful way in which the gospel is to be used for born again children of God.
From the examples of people being born again, to the descriptions of the way the new birth occurs, the scriptures reveal that to be born again is completely the work of the Lord. In the concluding message of a series on the basics of salvation, Bro. Luke preaches on the subject of the new birth, and how it ties into evangelism and discipleship.
In a message about God’s specific instruction to Noah on building the ark, Brother Tim presents 4 unique characteristics of the ark, and how it applies to us today. Keep reading →
In this message, Elder Buddy Abernathy takes up the subject of the role of ministers. By examining an Old Testament prophet who had an encounter with a wicked king, Brother. Buddy points out simple truths about the responsibility of ministers. Keep reading →
In these times of uncertainty, there can be no moving forward without the mercy of God. In this sermon, brother Tim examines the origin of God’s affection, and how it can be expressed towards unworthy sinners. Keep reading →
In this message, brother Luke takes up the subject of God’s sovereignty in electing a people to be saved. When we understand God’s character and man’s depravity, the loving truth of God choosing a people is easy to embrace. Keep reading →
We all love happy endings, and fairy tales usually provide a happy ending. But the truth is a true happy ending is always conditioned with “until” something happens to mess up the happy ending. In this message, Brother Tim presents an upgrade from the worldly “happy endings”, which involves a much greater end result. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Luke continues to examine the fundamentals of the faith. The atonement that Christ accomplished on the cross was sufficient to pay for all of the sins of every single one of His chosen. In a message that hearkens to the power and provision of our Lord, Brother Luke presents a beautiful picture of how Christ will lose none of his children. Keep reading →
A society goes as the family goes. And in our society we have completely lost sight of the age-old practice of family worship. In this message, Brother Tim emphasizes the importance of including family worship in our homes, especially in light of our present circumstance. Keep reading →
In this message, Elder Chris McCool recounts the hatred the world had for Christ when he was on this earth. And unlike our experience, when we are often to blame for many sinful things, our Savior was hated without a cause. Keep reading →
In troubled and tumultuous times, upheaval and change always leads to fear. In the days of Isaiah, during uncertain times, with the future unclear, in the shadows of the death of an earthly king who reigned for 52 years, Isaiah was blessed to see the King of Kings, high and lifted up. In this message, Pastor Tim preaches on the heavenly perspective Isaiah saw in a difficult time. Keep reading →
When we look at our condition in nature, without God intervening, it is a pitiful sight. In this message preached by Elder Luke Hagler, he brings forth a fundamental and basic view that we should have of what we are without God. This should yield a humble thankfulness to our merciful Lord. Keep reading →
In this message, Elder Neil Honea addresses the reality of quarantine from a historical perspective. Since it is nothing new to society, we should not view being quarantined as the end of the world. Instead we should remember that the Lord is with us whether we are quarantined or not.
In this message preached on the second drive in Sunday service, Brother McNeil Honea looks at the book of Exodus. The groaning of the children of Israel was frequent, and the Lord heard them every time. In these uncertain times, we should never forget that the Lord hears our groaning. Keep reading →
In the final message of the first drive-in service, Brother Tim presents a message about how to focus and find peace when everything around is so chaotic. Keep reading →
In the third message of the drive-in service, Elder Luke Hagler addresses a question that has been on the minds of many of God’s children – What is the role of government in relation to God? And most importantly, how do we differentiate between a government interference with our exercise of religion, versus complying with useful laws. In this message, Brother Luke answers that question. Keep reading →
In the second message of the drive in service, Elder Neil Honea presents a timely message that relates to our current situation. There are many who are fearful of virus and of government rules. No matter what our state may be, we should interact with our brothers and sisters in mercy, which is the way the Lord interacts with us. Keep reading →
In the first message of a drive-in service, young Brother McNeil Honea exhorts the morning worshipers to remember that no matter what circumstances we face in this life, the promises of God are still true. Keep reading →
We have heard the old saying, a picture is worth 1000 words. But one of the names of Christ is the “Word”. And truly, when it comes to His impact on His children, The Word (Jesus) is worth 1000 pictures. In this message, Brother Tim presents the meaning of Jesus’ name as the Word of God. Keep reading →
In the first message that Jesus preached in his hometown, he spoke of his sovereignty. The reaction to this message was violent, as they led him out to the brow of the hill to cast him down! In this message, Brother Luke presents a view of God’s sovereignty that is much needed for all of God’s children. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Luke Hagler speaks about the concept of fairness. Many think that it would be unfair for God to not treat everyone alike. Yet the Bible doesn’t speak in terms of fairness, but mercy and grace. When we understand how we have offended a Holy God, it moves us away from thoughts of fairness. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother McNeil Honea speaks from Matthew 5:8. There are many impure distractions we can put in front of us that will prevent us from seeing God. When we recognize what those distractions are and purge them from our sight, we are striving for purity, and gain a vision of God we could not have without purifying. Keep reading →
In the continuation of a message from last week, Brother Tim preaches about how cultures from the past have been influenced. In looking at our culture today, the Lord Jesus invoked some of these cultures in comparison. It is important for us to recognize just how greatly we are influenced today by our media culture. Keep reading →
When we view the evil all around us and the darkness that seems to pervade in the world, it is easy to forget the Lord. In this message, Brother Neil uses several examples from scripture that encourage us all to remember the Lord when the future seems bleak. Keep reading →
We are a culture driven by images. From the internet to the media, images drive our imaginations. This is not a new thing. From the pre-flood world to modern times, cultures have been driven by images. And when the wrong images are driving the culture, we can count on destruction. In this message, Brother Tim looks at how bullies and tyrants once drove a culture from long ago. Keep reading →
The gospel declares to God’s children that the Lord Jesus has been victorious in winning our salvation. This has a delivering effect on born again believers. In this message, Brother McNeil Honea presents the truth about our victory through Jesus and what an impact it has on us. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Luke examines what it means to stay on the straight and narrow path in life. Unlike conventional thoughts on this, the scripture teaches that the straight and narrow is the path of good decision making. Whether we are making a decision in our personal life or seeking friends, it is important we stay on the path that brings honor to our Lord. Keep reading →
From the beginning, the Lord has a pattern of inserting Himself into the events of human history. For this reason we can view him as the Great Interrupter. But when God interrupts, it is for His glory and for our good. In this message, Bro. Tim points out examples in the scripture where the Lord has interrupted the course of individuals and history in general. Keep reading →
When can we ever truly say that everything goes our way? Even when things do, we are still faced with some level of discomfort. Thankfully, another name for our Lord is the Holy Comforter, and Brother Tim uses a specific example from scripture to show how we should approach the Holy Comforter no matter how much discomfort we are in. Keep reading →
Just believing something doesn’t mean it is true, but when we believe we are accepting something as true. And there are many reason why we may accept things to be true. In this message, Elder Luke Hagler brings out the most reliable reasons to accept something as true. Keep reading →
Negativity is one form of corrupt communication. A negative attitude not only affects us personally, but also those around us. Because of our sinful nature, we have an ongoing struggle with this form of corrupt communication. In this message, Brother Luke preaches about the corrupt communication of being negative and how to repent of this sin. Keep reading →
In this message on the “how to’s”, Brother Tim speaks specifically to the emotion of jealousy. Since Jealous is a name of God, then jealousy in and of itself is not inherently sinful. But due to our fallen nature, jealousy unchecked will lead us to places we never want to go. Keep reading →
In Luke chapter 7, we find Jesus addressing a Pharisees skewed view of his own level of sin. In this message, Brother Neil Honea presents the account of Jesus at the table of the Pharisee when the woman of the city came in and washed his feet with her tears. If we have an accurate view of our own sin, we will know we are all 500 pence debtors to the Lord. Keep reading →
In this message, Elder Luke Hagler preaches of the glorious place where we will live forever with our Lord. Heaven is truly a great mystery, since none of us have been there. But the revelation of heaven through His Word is something that should bring excitement and anticipation to the child of God. And we can be sure from His word what the focus of heaven will be – the Lord Himself.
In another “how to” message, Bro.ther Tim examines in general what the Bible says about our emotions. We know emotions were given by God and truly the greatest feelings we can experience relate to our relationship with the Lord. And yet, we struggle with our emotions. Keep reading →
In a message preached by Brother McNeil Honea, the subject of an abundant life is presented. If abundant life can be found by a child of God, truly it can only be found in our understanding of Christ and what honors him. Keep reading →
There is a battle we all face as children of God. We must ask ourselves – Do we know whose side we are on? When we figure this out, then we should examine the armor God has provided to fight and also be aware of the rules of engagement. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Luke takes up the issue of the conflict that every born again child of God faces. The Lord writes his laws in our hearts when we are born again, but our minds continue to battle with sinful desires and thoughts. Thankfully this is a fight we can win with the help of the Lord! Keep reading →
Following up on last week’s message – the Blessings of the Blessed – Brother Tim preaches on the subject of giving. The blessings of God are our greatest incentive to give of our substance in His Name. Keep reading →
If the scripture tells us that God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are united in purpose and activity, why is that so many of God’s people have different ideas about God’s methods? In this message, Brother Neil addresses that question. Keep reading →
Where can I Find the Lord? In this message from a Wednesday night service, Brother McNeil Honea examines the subject of where the Lord can be found. There are various ideas about the answer to this question, but if we look to scripture, the answer is simple. Keep reading →
In the first message of 2020, Pastor Tim McCool uses a familiar text to remind us of some precious blessings God has given us by His grace and mercy. If all of God’s people could understand the blessings God has given His people, it would make such a difference in our lives. Keep reading →
In this message in the “How To” series, Brother Tim examines the first lying, deceiving murderer – Satan himself. Using this as a starting point, Brother Tim looks at a lying, deceiving, murderer who hits a little closer to home. Keep reading →
In the final message in the series on apathy, Brother Luke presents the beautiful path of revival from apathy. There is no question we all suffer from apathy, but when we recognize our sad state of indifference, there is a way to overcome it, by the grace of God. Keep reading →
If we read today of a 9 month expectant mother being turned away from a hospital, it would be shocking to say the least. Yet the mother of our Lord was turned away from the inn when she was expecting the Son of God. In this message, Brother Tim asks the question – is there room in our inns for Jesus? Keep reading →
In the latest sermon on this series, Brother Luke takes up the issue of the signs of apathy. How we respond to sin, how we respond to truth, and what our attitude is towards spiritual activities are all indicators of apathy. Keep reading →
In his ongoing “How To” series, Brother Tim preaches from 1 Samuel 25, using the example of Abigail the wife of Nabal. This is a great wife who had a horrible husband, but in spite of that, she demonstrated the 4 qualities of a great wife: 1) hospitality 2) respect 3) involvement in her community and 4) deep spirituality. Keep reading →
In the fourth message in his series on apathy, Brother Luke continues to examine the causes for apathy; Sin has an effect on our zeal to serve God and so does forgetfulness. The more we sin the more numb we become to zealous service. And over and over in the scripture the Lord warns about forgetfulness. If we forget our blessings, it will lead us to take them for granted, and into an apathetic state. Keep reading →
In the third message from his series on apathy, Brother Luke Hagler looks at the specifics of when we may fall prey to apathy. Feeling that our labors for the Lord are in vain and being more concerned with the external observance of commandments, like the Pharisees, can lead to dark places of apathetic life; and the sad part is we may not even realize we are there. Keep reading →
In the “How to” series, Pastor Tim McCool takes up the subject of how to be a better husband. Using specific scripture and two Old Testament examples of husbands, Brother Tim brings out ways in which any husband can make improvements to their God given role. Keep reading →
In an ongoing series, Elder Luke Hagler examines the effects and dangers of apathy. Defined as a feeling of not feeling, Brother Luke gives specific details of the dangers of apathy, focusing on important signs we should all look for in our lives that lead to apathy. Keep reading →
In this message preached by Brother Tim, he brings out several instances where God’s children found themselves in “no man’s land.” This is a well known term that became popular during WWI, referring to the area between the trenches. And so, God’s children would do well to assess if they are lost or wandering in no man’s land. Keep reading →
In part 1 of a series, Brother Luke preaches about the dangers of apathy, which is basically the feeling of not feeling. The Lord has clearly identified his feelings towards apathy, and we would do well to repent of it if we are suffering from it. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Tim examines the subject of how we should handle social media. The Word of God is not silent on this subject. Sending, receiving and viewing on the internet are all actions that God’s word has much to say about. Keep reading →
There is a time in the life of every child of God when the Lord, in His sovereignty, quickens them from death in sin to life in Christ. A new creation is made within the heart. In this message, Bro. Luke brings out how even nature itself bears witness that God’s work on the heart of a child of God goes completely against nature. Keep reading →
Everything in this world belongs to God. All things were made by him and we are merely stewards of what is His. In this message, Brother Neil examines how, even though God owns everything, He is pleased for us to give back to him a portion of his abundance he has shared with us. Keep reading →
Continuing the “How To” series, Pastor Tim preaches from I John 3:16; the only way to understand how we are to lay down our lives is to see how and why Jesus laid down his life for us. This is critical in applying all of the “how to’s” of the Bible. Keep reading →
In this stirring survey of descriptions of the manner of love that God has for us, Elder Bryce Lowrance preaches at a Wednesday night joint service of Bethlehem and Zion churches. Though our love toward one another is often haphazard, God’s mighty love is never changing and powerful, and a love that we can rest all our hope in. Keep reading →
In the ongoing series on the “How To’s” of the Bible, Brother Tim takes up the question for a man seeking a wife. How to find a Godly wife is a question that should be on every young man’s mind who desires to be married. Keep reading →
In a message from 2012, Brother Tim examines two key elements of understanding the meaning of the scripture. To be a son or daughter of God is the work of God, but being a disciple is a choice we make ourselves, after we have been made His children by God’s own doing.
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In the ongoing “How To” series, Brother Tim uses three examples from Holy Writ to establish a clear pattern from the Lord for a young woman seeking a Godly husband. Peace, stability and laughter are three qualities every woman should be seeking, and in this message, Brother Tim presents simple truths related to finding a husband. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Tim examines the meaning of Proverbs 17:3 where we are told that our hearts are in the hands of the Lord, as silver is in the fining pot and gold in the furnace. Some would suggest this means that every trial and trouble that comes our way is directed by the Lord, but the examples found in God’s Word do not bear this out. Keep reading →
Brother Tim continues the series on “How To’s” in the Bible. One of the most important how to’s, is how to have Godly friends. The Bible is filled with great instruction to both young and old on this how to. Keep reading →
Just as there are various seasons of life, so we all go through different seasons of temptation. In this message preached at Wilson Creek’s annual meeting, Brother Luke preaches about the seasons of temptation we face and how to handle those seasons in a God-honoring way. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Tim introduces a new series on “How To’s” in the scripture. From how to establish Godly friendships to how to find a spouse, there are many How To’s in the scripture. In this introduction, Brother Tim establishes why God is trustworthy to handle any How To we may have. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Neil uses a well known candy reference to teach the truth about our struggle with sin. Paul described the battle between his Members and his Mind in Romans 7. The struggle between our Members and our Mind (M&M) can be difficult, but if we seek to gain the mind of Christ, we can win the victory. Keep reading →
In the closing message of the anniversary meeting, Elder Chris Crouse presents two examples in the scripture of those who asked God to remember them. Interestingly, God remembering us is based on something he chose to forget. Keep reading →
Elder Adam Green preaches from Luke 4 regarding Jesus first message to the people in his home town of Nazareth. As he emphasized the sovereignty of God it had an interesting effect on the congregation. Keep reading →
There are many instances in the scripture where the Lord speaks of us being together in Christ. We are quickened together with him, raised up together and made to sit together with Christ. Brother Adam Green preaches about the security and direction we have with one another when we are together and ultimately, the Lord will resurrect all of His people one day – together. Keep reading →
In the afternoon service, Brother Chris Crouse examines the account of Jesus’ disciples in the storm. First there was great fear at the great storm that arose, and then there was great fear of the Lord after Jesus brought a great calm. Keep reading →
Elder Chris Crouse, pastor of Little Union Primitive Baptist Church in Lithia, Florida, preaches a message from the book of Hebrews, focusing on why Jesus and His sacrifice were better than the Old Testament sacrifices. Keep reading →
In the morning service of the anniversary meeting, Elder Adam Green, pastor of Old Union Primitive Baptist Church near Hot Springs, Arkansas, preaches a message on why we should seek the kingdom of God and exactly how we can find the church and the truth. Keep reading →
Using an OT Proverb, Brother Luke preaches about what the truth is, how it affects our lives, and how we should maintain the truth when we have bought into it. There are many ways we can sell the truth after we come to know it, but by God’s grace, we can buy the truth and never sell it. Keep reading →
The church is described primarily as a body and a bride in the New Testament. In this message, Brother Tim presents body principles as it relates to the church. Keep reading →
The kingdom of God is very different than the kingdoms of men. In God’s kingdom, the way up is down and the way down is up. In this message, Brother Neil presents a view of how we should interact and deal with one another in the kingdom of God. Keep reading →
As bizarre and foolish as the storm chasers are on television, we actually find some storm chasers in the scripture. Sometimes we chase storms through our disobedience and other times in self righteousness. In this message, Pastor Tim examines the effects of chasing storms foolishly. Keep reading →
When the Lord clearly states what we should do or not do, it leads to painful chastisement if we disobey. Whether it’s a child disobeying a parent or a child of God turning against the Lords direction instruction, in this message Brother Luke presents a clear picture of God’s consistency in dealing with us. Keep reading →
In the final message on the series in I Thessalonians, Brother Tim preaches out the final verses of I Thessalonians 5, wherein Paul exhorts us to rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing and be thankful in all things, just to name a few of his explicit instructions to us. Keep reading →
It is essential for children of God to face reality or they are unable to move forward in discipleship. In this message, Pastor Tim examines several accounts in scripture of how disciples failed to embrace the reality of their choices or circumstances, and the effects it had. Ultimately, when we embrace reality, we are able to move forward and function in God’s kingdom. Keep reading →
A spiritual urban legend we often hear goes like this: “Well, don’t worry, you won’t die before your time.” But is this Biblically true? In this message, Elder Chris McCool, pastor of Zion Primitive Baptist Church, lays out the Biblical way to view the appointment of death. Keep reading →
In the follow up message to last week, Brother Tim delves into the details of what happened to King Asa – why he once trusted in God and then a short time later he was refusing to pray. If we are not careful, we can find ourselves suffering from the same problem. Keep reading →
A crisis is when a difficult situation occurs and we are in need of a very quick solution. So often we hear those who are in crisis situations hit upon every possibility, often even blaming God, and never come to the solution – confession. In this message, Brother Luke preaches about the confession crisis – how we need to regularly confess our sins, which leads to peace and fellowship with God and those we have offended. Keep reading →
How could someone go from being prayerful and on fire for trusting the Lord, to hard-hearted and refusing to pray? In this message, Brother Tim examines the life of King Asa, who was one of the few good kings mentioned in the Old Testament. But Asa flip flopped in a terrible way and brought much anguish and trouble upon himself and the kingdom. Keep reading →
A knock on the door is a little thing that can lead to much more, if we answer the door and let someone in. In this message, Brother Luke examines situations where there was a simple knock on the door. When we examine ourselves, are we answering the knock at the door when Jesus comes to visit? Keep reading →
The tongue is compared to many things in the scripture. In this message, Brother Tim preaches from James chapter 3 where James makes interesting and convicting comparisons to the tongue. Keep reading →
The rebuilding of the temple in the OT in the days of Ezra was a major event. As God looked upon it, he saw the foundation laid, and even to the very last stone set in place. According to the New Testament, we are God’s temples. In this message, Brother Luke asks the question: What does He see when he looks at our temples? Keep reading →
In this message preached on Wednesday night, Elder Sam Bryant, pastor of Vestavia Primitive Baptist Church of Birmingham, examines a well known verse in Philippians regarding anxiety. How to overcome fear and worry is not an easy task, but with God’s grace it can be done. Keep reading →
Zealous is a very similar word to jealous. In this message, Brother Tim looks at the zealous Messiah as his disciples observed him running out the people and things that didn’t belong in his temple. Zealousy includes elements of jealousy, but yields quite a different result. Keep reading →
Everyone loves a good mystery. We get excited about the twists and turns of a clever mystery. But the greatest mystery is the mystery of the New Testament church, which is right before our eyes. In this message, Brother Neil presents the mystery of a Holy God who desires to fellowship with sinners through his church. Keep reading →
In a message preached at Sulphur Springs PBC, Brother Luke examines the power of God. In our weak view, we often see God as limited in his ability because he doesn’t do something we request. But truly, God is able to do anything and has the power to back it up. Keep reading →
What gives us assurance of our salvation? What makes us feel as though we are saved? In this message preached at New Antioch, Brother Luke brings out the truth of real assurance. Keep reading →
In a message preached at New Antioch Primitive Baptist Church near Jackson, TN, Elder Luke Hagler preaches about a necessary component to staying on the narrow path of good judgment and self control. Keep reading →
Nicodemus is noted 3 times in scripture. Each time the writer refers to his visit to Jesus at night. But the last time he is mentioned, he is no longer coming to Jesus at night. We have all come to Jesus at night, afraid of the consequences it may have. In this message, Brother Tim exhorts us to not just come to Jesus at night, but step out in the daylight and serve Him. Keep reading →
As Jesus continued his journeying when he began his ministry, he came to Jerusalem, the city of peace. Brother Tim continues examining the travels of Jesus in this message, with some practical instruction regarding where the city of peace is today. Keep reading →
There were two people who had very different experiences in Jericho. First, Rahab the harlot had an amazing experience in delivering her family from the burning of Jericho. But Achan, an informed Israelite, found destruction for his family in failing to leave Jericho behind. In this message, Brother Neil contrasts the two experiences and brings out some wonderful lessons. Keep reading →
From the house of passage (Bethabara) where Jesus was baptized and eventually gained his first disciples, we find our Lord traveling to the Village of Reeds in northern Galilee known as Cana. This obscure location was the place he began to manifest His power and Deity. Why would the Lord choose such a nowhere place? In this message, Brother Tim examines that question. Keep reading →
Probably the worst thing any of us could do would be to offend a little child. And yet, there may be ways we offend our own children and we don’t even realize it. In this message, Brother Luke looks at ways we may offend the little ones without actually meaning to. Keep reading →
Two separate accounts of men approaching Jesus can be found in the gospel of John. In this message, Brother Tim contrasts the two approaches and the very different results of both. Keep reading →
It is often confusing when we find ourselves involved in things of this world that are not necessarily sinful, but seem to pull us away from Godly endeavors. In this message, Brother Neil identifies categories of non-sinful things in our lives that, when not handled properly, can lead us into sin. Keep reading →
Three times in the NT, God’s children are specifically directed to never return evil for evil. Paul says it twice and Peter said it once. Moreover, the Lord Himself instructed this in Matthew chapter 5. In presenting these teachings, Brother Tim brings out the true nature of the OT law and how there is a higher road that yields greater results than paying back evil for evil. Keep reading →
God’s providence is truly amazing. From day to day God is committed as a great Watchman and Provider for His covenant people. In this message, Brother Tim examines how to determine if God’s hand is leading us, or if it may be a devilish providence seeking to snare us. Keep reading →
In Revelation 5, an amazing scene plays out before the Apostle John in heaven. Though no one in heaven or earth was evidently worthy to open the great book presented in heaven, suddenly one proclaims that One is worthy. In this message, Brother Luke preaches about the Worthy Lion, who appears as a crucified and resurrected Lamb. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Tim continues to examine the two categories of justification. There is justification by grace alone, which is the work of Christ alone, and there is justification that relates to our hearts and lives, known as justification by faith and works. A Biblical understanding of the difference is essential for peace of mind to a child of God. Keep reading →
In Matthew 9, there are many miracles described that Jesus did, all of which were met with negative responses. And even in spite of this, Jesus dealt with the people in a compassionate way. In this message, Brother Neil uses our Lord as an example of how we should view each other. Keep reading →
The question “Are you saved” often yields a response like this: “Yes I know I am saved because I confessed, or believed, or was baptized…” the list goes on endlessly. In this message Pastor Tim looks at justification, and how Christ justified us eternally by his work, and we experience justification by faith when we confess HIS work, not ours. Keep reading →
In a message preached on the Sunday after returning from Zambia, Brother Neil examines how God’s children can constrain the Lord to remain – whether it is by being hospitable to his servants, or by generally ministering to His children. We should all be concerned with spending more time with the Lord. Keep reading →
In this message from the Wednesday night service, Brother John Morgan Owens preaches about God’s desire for us to be the best we can possibly be – all for the glory of our Lord above. Keep reading →
In this message preached on a Sunday while Bro. Tim was preaching in Africa, Elder Chris McCool presents a timely message from the Song of Solomon, also known as the Song of Songs – the greatest hit Solomon ever wrote. Keep reading →
Preachers are often accused of meddling when preaching, and in this message, Pastor Tim points out just how meddling the Apostle Paul was. In very specific instructions to God’s children, Paul tackled serious issues of practical matters that could affect the peace of the church, and ministers should not be afraid to do so either. Keep reading →
The Bible is brutally honest. It tells us there is definite pleasure and treasure in sin. But how could Moses look at the best that the world had to offer in Egypt, as compared to the worst that religion has to offer in suffering, and rationally choose to suffer for the sake of Christ? In this message, Pastor Tim preaches from Hebrews 11:24-27. Keep reading →
An All Star cast assembled for a meal, just a few short days before the cross. But it was little Mary who stole the show. In this final message preached at Pine Hill PBC, Brother Tim preaches from Mark 14. Keep reading →
The Israelites found themselves far from the promised land, down deep in the desert. Many of them no doubt wondered why they were at Mt. Sinai in the middle of nowhere. This world is a desert and God’s children often wonder the same thing today. In this message, Brother Tim uses this OT example to show our purpose for being in the desert. Keep reading →
In 2 Corinthians 11, Paul declared his jealousy over the church, just like a father who espoused a daughter to a husband. He was concerned they would be corrupted from the simple and sweet relationship with their Lord. In this message preached at Pine Hill PBC, Brother Tim looks at the difference between subtlety and simplicity. Keep reading →
The prodigal looked at the husks of the swine and hungered, while at that very moment that was bread at his father’s house. In this message preached at Zion PBC on the 5th Sunday night, Brother Tim looks at how we lust after destructive things of the world, when we can feast on the food of our Lord. Keep reading →
When the woman came and wept on the feet of Jesus and dried his feet with her hair in Luke chapter 7, the Pharisees were offended. But Jesus went on to delve into specific details regarding Simon’s neglect for even the most basic forms of ministry. In this message Bro. Tim presents how Jesus is lovingly aware of the most intricate details of our lives, and asks the question – Who is in our details? Keep reading →
In this message preached on Sunday morning, Elder Ben Winslett preaches about the death of Christ in anticipation of the morning communion service. Keep reading →
In the final message from Saturday morning, Elder Ricky Harcrow expounds upon how we are born again, using as a text John 3. In explaining that the new birth is not a progressive work, but a one time event, Elder Harcrow goes on to show that the new birth makes a significant change in the life of the chosen child of God. Keep reading →
In the next message of the May meeting, Elder Ben Winslett teaches what it means to receive Christ, thereby becoming the sons of God, in John 1:11-13. An often misunderstood verse, Brother Ben presents an easy to understand and Biblical view this passage. Keep reading →
At the 2019 May meeting, on Saturday, Elder Josh Winslett preaches the initial message. Using James 5:7-11 as a text, Brother Josh presents an accurate and descriptive message on how to be patient, as the farmer is patient in planting and harvesting. Keep reading →
The greatest incentive we can have to live for the Lord is the fact that He died for us. In this message, Pastor Tim examines the scripture in I Thessalonians 5, where Paul instructs on the incentive for living honorably in the house that Jesus built – His church. Keep reading →
After resurrection in the new birth occurs, where the Lord brings to life the dead sinner’s heart, Paul indicated in Philippians chapter 3 that we can experience an ongoing presence of the power of the resurrection in daily life. In this message, Pastor Tim demonstrates what this looks like in our lives. Keep reading →
In this Easter Sunday message, Brother Luke examines the resurrection that occurs in the new birth. Resurrection is simply, life from the dead. And in the new birth, the Lord acts upon the dead heart of a chosen child of grace and gives them life. Keep reading →
In this Wednesday night message, Elder Josh Coker of Vestavia PBC preaches from Titus chapter 3, about the condition we were in prior to God’s mercy coming into our hearts and saving us by His sovereign grace and mercy. Keep reading →
Paul pointed out to the Thessalonians there was no need for them to be reminded of the times and seasons leading up to Christ’s second coming. He pointed out that, as children of the day, it should not overtake them as a thief in the night. In this message, Brother Tim preaches about the times and seasons preceding the Lord’s coming. Keep reading →
In this message from James 2, Brother Neil examines the purpose of works. Although works will never bring life, they are a beautiful demonstration of the life the Lord has mercifully given. In order for our faith to appear alive, it is necessary that we have works.
Every year, 55,300,000 people die. Every day about 151,000 pass away; and on an hourly basis, around 6300 leave this earth. In this message Brother Tim preaches from the well known scripture regarding the loss of our dear ones in I Thessalonians 4:13. The Lord knows that His children will sorrow, but he does not intend for them to sorrow without hope, and he lovingly relates to us that death does not have the final say. Keep reading →
There are various ideas and speculations about what Jesus was referring to when he told the thief on the cross, “Today thou shalt be with me in paradise.” What is paradise? In this message, Brother Neil preaches that paradise is heaven, and the true meaning of heaven is to be where Jesus is. Keep reading →
In this message from the Wednesday night service, Brother Tim looks at an unusual verse that relates to our outlook and attitude towards work. Keep reading →
In his letter to the church at Thessalonica, Paul was very specific regarding our Christian walk. In this message, Brother Tim examines some specific areas in which Paul identified ways for us to increase and abound in our displays of love. Keep reading →
There are many forms of power in our world. And specific kinds of power will fuel certain types of engines. What is the primary source of all power? In this message Brother Neil addresses the question of Who has all power, and that the power that fuels the world is a different power that fuels the Kingdom of our Lord. Keep reading →
In this message, Elder Luke Hagler uses the analogy of the neighbor’s kid to demonstrate how seeming inconsistencies are viewed in the scripture. There is always an explanation for any inconsistencies. Sometimes the inconsistencies are in our own minds. Regardless, God’s word is infallible and will harmonize, if we just let it. Keep reading →
In this message Brother Tim teaches what it means when God holds discourse in the heart. A form of teaching that no preacher, parent, missionary or friend can do – this is wholly God’s area of expertise. The result is that He writes something special in our hearts that is so spiritually natural that Paul refers to is as requiring little or no thought, or, a “no Brainer.” Keep reading →
The Froward Heart Pandemic. Perhaps like no other age of time, our culture calls evil good and good evil. In all areas of life this is occurring, and especially among God’s children. In this message, Brother Luke deals with what this means and the glorious result when we turn from such backward thinking. Keep reading →
When John Baptist sent from his prison cell, he was in need of something that could comfort a discouraged prisoner. In this message brother Neil points out that we are all in prison in some way or another, and we all need encouragement to endure our prison sentences. And for God’s children, there is specific information we need to know while we are imprisoned here. Keep reading →
Many of God’s children wonder about the will of God for their lives. In the ongoing series from I Thessalonians, Brother Tim preaches from chapter 4 where God’s will is expressly stated – for His children to abstain from sexual sins, called fornication. Sadly, fornication is merely the bait in a trap that leads to something even worse.
In the ongoing series in I Thessalonians, Brother Tim reaches the half way point in the inspired letter. Paul exhorts them to keep the commandments, and in doing so, they would experience something special. Not fame, fortune or worldly glory, but a spiritual experience that was other worldly, and a modeling of our own dear Savior. Keep reading →
If you ask someone what kind of person they are, rarely will the answer be like Paul’s answer in Romans chapter 7: “Wretched!” Yet Paul said there was deliverance from this condition. In this message, Brother Luke examines how God has delivered us from our wretched condition. Keep reading →
In this message, Elder Luke Hagler presents how we should prepare for spiritual battles in this life. The Israelites of the OT desired a king to fight their battles, and not the Lord. If we can learn from the scripture how to prepare for our battles in this life, and trust in the Lord who fights those battles with us and for us, it will make a great difference in our outlook and experience here in this world. Keep reading →
Surely all of us have played this child’s game. And yet, the word of God is filled with hide and seek with Jesus. He appears, he vanishes. From the wife of a king waking up in the night, to depressed disciples walking down the road, Brother Tim examines various ways in which we can seek the Lord and, by his kind hand of providence, find him. Keep reading →
Just as changes in nature and flux in temperature lead to various winds, so it is with spiritual winds. The prince of the power of the air can cause winds to blow into our lives. In this message, Elder Neil Honea preaches about the various winds we experience, focusing on the blessed wind of the Holy Spirit that is paramount as an influence in our lives. Keep reading →
Quilting and blacksmithing are two examples of what we refer to as “lost arts.” In this message, Pastor Tim preaches on the lost art of thankfulness and how, if we cultivate this lost art, we will be blessed with something extra. Keep reading →
In this message preached at a special meeting on Saturday night, Elder Mike Ivey of Dallas, TX, presents a message from a Christian worldview perspective. In the sermon on the mount, Jesus described an other-wordly experience that we as God’s children’s can have while living in this broken world. Keep reading →
As a fundamental building block of life, milk is an essential element of our diet. In this message, Brother Neil examines the qualities of milk and how it is compared to the word of God, and just how necessary it is for our spiritual diet. Keep reading →
Our nature is to be dissatisfied. But the Lord has stated that we can enjoy the abundant life. In this message, Brother Luke explains how we, as naturally dissatisfied beings, can enjoy the abundant life God intends for his children. Keep reading →
From Romans 6:23, Brother Tim presents the Christian world view of sin and death. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Luke Hagler, an avid archer, looks in depth at the way in which the word of God compares children to “arrows in the hand of a mighty man.” Keep reading →
What if you tried to eat all your breakfasts for an entire week in one morning? Obviously eating doesn’t work that way. And so Jesus said that each day comes with its own set of problems, so deal with them one day at a time. In this message, Brother Luke uses Matthew 6:34 as a text to encourage us to not listen to fear or worry regarding the future, but deal with what we have in front of us from day to day. Keep reading →
Because of the work of Christ, we are assured that ultimately all of God’s sheep will be in heaven one day. But the journey between here and heaven can be difficult and treacherous. And although nothing can prevent our presence with our Savior up there, in the message, Brother Neil instructs us not end up like Solomon at the end of his journey, who said all had been vanity. We should follow God’s road map for this journey – the Bible. Keep reading →
In the first message of the new year, Brother Tim continues the series from I Thessalonians. In chapter 3, verses 11 through 13, the Apostle encourages the church to increase and abound in love toward each other, toward all men, and following the example of the way in which Paul loved them. The word “love” is the Greek “agape”, and its basic definition is “love feast.” So ultimately, Paul was directing them to feast in love toward each other. Keep reading →
The nostalgic idea of Jesus’ birth – in a barn, with animals around, may be the traditional Christmas image in our minds of his birth. In this message, Brother Tim preaches about Micah 4:8, which seems to indicate a specific and well known location in the village of Bethlehem where Jesus was born, known as the Tower of the Flock. Keep reading →
The devil seeks to distract us, divert our attention and steal our hearts away from focusing on the Lord. In this message, Brother Luke uses the tragic example of David’s son Absalom, who stole the hearts of the people. The method by which Absalom stole their hearts is a warning to us all. Keep reading →
In the ongoing series in I Thessalonians, Brother Tim takes up the question that Paul asked in chapter 3. While encouraging the new converts, he also gently pointed them to examine what their faith was lacking. We can never find growth in complacency, and the Apostle was always reminding God’s children about this. Keep reading →
In this message, Brother Neil takes up the subject of the true meaning of Christmas. We usually visualize Christ as a baby, but the true meaning of Christmas can only be found not just in the birth of the babe, but in his growing up to be the One who paid for the sins of His people. Keep reading →
In the ongoing series from I Thessalonians, Brother Tim examines how the Apostle Paul was encouraged by the church members standing fast in the truth. It is difficult to stand fast in God’s truth in light of distractions and difficulties. But the Lord is truly worthy to be glorified by standing fast. Keep reading →
Around the time of Thanksgiving, we usually eat a lot of leftovers. We often grow weary, or even nauseous of eating leftovers. Imagine how the Lord feels when all we give Him is leftovers of our life. In this message, Brother Tim teaches about how we should give the Lord the first and best, not the leftovers. Keep reading →
One of the basic reasons for the condition of our culture today is due to the lack of real, Biblical fathers. In this message, Brother Neil preaches from Ephesians chapter 6 about the important role that fathers must willingly fill.
In the ongoing series from I Thessalonians, Brother Tim examines ways in the which the Tempter tempts us. One of the chief ways Satan tempts us is in a similar way he tempted Jesus in Matthew chapter 4. Satan often tempts us to turn stones into bread, which is impossible for us to do. Keep reading →
In this message from Matthew 24, Brother Neil focuses on how the servant buried his talent and didn’t even try to use it. We are commanded to use our gifts, which have come from the Lord, and the Lord expects us to use those gifts. Keep reading →
Political hatred, mass shootings, angry protests, inordinate self centeredness – all are indications we are living in perilous times described by Paul. How can we navigate such dangerous waters? In this message, Brother Tim presents a Biblical view of how we should view and live in these perilous times. Keep reading →
Suffering is a reality of life, and often causes us to despair. Many forms of suffering exist, but Paul mentions a special category in I Thessalonians 3, which he describes as an appointment. If we don’t have the right perspective when the appointment arrives, we will miss it. In this message, Brother Tim examines the special appointment we have in suffering for serving the Lord, and how the Lord Jesus meets with us in a special way. Keep reading →
In the final service of the anniversary meeting on Sunday morning, Elder Graham Sims brings out the overall message of Mark’s gospel and how it impacts us even today. Keep reading →
In the afternoon service, Elder Graham Sims examines the various roles we all fill in our lives. Keep reading →
Elder Mozingo preaches about our salvation in Christ being perfected forever through the work of Jesus. Keep reading →
The Lord uses specific words in Holy Writ. Instead of “big” and “little”, words like “small” and “great” have a much more profound and descriptive meaning. In this message preached by Elder Lonnie Mozingo, Jr., at the anniversary meeting, the meaning of such words is expounded upon. Keep reading →
In this message preached at the October anniversary meeting, Elder Graham Sims, pastor of Wilson Creek PBC in Tennessee, preaches about the timely redemption that came to the house of Naomi through the work of Boaz. And so our Kinsman Redeemer Jesus Christ has procured eternal redemption for us by his work on the cross. Keep reading →
God designed his word to have an impact in the lives of His children. In I Thessalonians 2, Paul describes it as effectually working in the believers at Thessalonica. Just like a car needs fuel to run properly, so the word is the fuel for the born again child of God. In this message, Brother Tim teaches about how important it is to have the right kind of fuel to energize us. Keep reading →
In the series on I Thessalonians, Pastor Tim preaches about the next description the Apostle Paul used in describing how he cared for the church in Thessalonica. From a nursing mother to a Godly father, Paul covered the spectrum of parenting in describing how he loved and cared for the church.
The Apostle Paul used the most self-sacrificing example he could think of to describe the manner in which he dealt with the Thessalonians. He took care of them like a mother would take care of an infant. Pastor Tim examines this example of self-sacrifice in the ongoing series in I Thessalonians. Keep reading →
For the child of God, there can be no doubting their identity. Jesus clearly identifies what we are – salt and light. But even more than our personal identify, the Lord clearly lays out the identity of the church. In this message, Brother Luke preaches about the identity crisis that the church of Lord is suffering during our times today. Keep reading →
In our age of TV preachers with outstretched hands, asking people for money, Paul presents a stark contrast in I Thessalonians 2. In our time when the almighty dollar drives everything, when Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he went to great lengths to remind them that he charged nothing for preaching. In this message, Pastor Tim presents the motive of ministry, not just for preachers, but for all God’s children who desire to serve Him.
Preached September 16, 2018 Keep reading →
Paul encountered a culture of idols when he preached. There was a god for everything, and also a “catch-all” in case they missed one – the “unknown” god. An idol is anything we count on to “deliver” us. We may not have little idols of wood or stone today, but there are many things we count on to deliver us. In this message, Pastor Tim examines our modern day versions of idols. Keep reading →
The disciples prayer tells us to ask the Lord to “lead us not into temptation,” while the book of James states clearly that the Lord does not tempt us. In this message, Brother Luke presents an accurate view of how these two passages do not contradict one another, but are in harmony.
Preached September 3, 2018 Keep reading →
No one usually enjoys being roused from deep sleep. And while physical sleep is good for us, spiritual sleep is not. Paul encountered spiritual “deep sleep” just like Jesus did. There are specific reasons for God’s people being in a spiritual “deep sleep”. In this message, Pastor Tim preaches about how deep sleep can come upon us.
Preached August 26, 2018 Keep reading →
When we think of this (perishing) we usually think of someone dying. But there are other forms of perishing. In this message, Brother Neil examines what it means to perish in this life without actually dying. Keep reading →
When Paul established a church in Thessalonica, some accused him of turning the world upside down. Why did they react this way? What was the earth-shaking truth that Paul presented? Pastor Tim examines this portion of scripture in the first message of a series on I Thessalonians. Keep reading →
In Matthew chapter 25, Jesus related the account of the servant who buried the money his master had given him to invest. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler uses good financial investment principles to explain how we should be investing spiritually in God’s kingdom. And when we approach spiritual investment the way the lazy servant did, we are digging holes and covering up the future generations. Keep reading →
If someone said they hope are sick, it might be offensive. But there are at least 3 types of sickness that are good for the child of grace – Sin-sick, Homesick and Lovesick. In this message, Pastor Tim looks at these three good sicknesses. Keep reading →
One of the descriptions of Jesus is “Wonderful.” In this message, Brother Neil examines the child-like wonder that all of God’s children should have towards the Wonderful Savior. The greatest wonder by far is the fact that a righteous and holy God would condescend to sinners and save them! Keep reading →
In the final message on fathers, Brother Tim brings a message on the greatest father of all – our heavenly father. Jesus referred to him intimately as “Abba, Father,” thus forever introducing us to a kind, loving, compassionate papa, who is faithful to all of his children. Keep reading →
In preaching about good dads and bad dads of the scripture, Brother Tim examines the patriarch Abraham. Why was he the friend of God? What was it about Abraham that set him apart as a father? Keep reading →
Most of the time we focus on what Job lost, but there are other things we can learn about Job. He was an incredible father. In this message, Brother Tim preaches from the book of Job about his characteristics as a good father.
In this message, Brother Neil preaches about the rich young ruler, who initially came running to Jesus. However, when he heard what Jesus had to say, he went away in a different manner. How often in our own lives do we find ourselves excited to serve the Lord, but then we fade out when we realize what we must sacrifice to serve him.
In the ongoing series on fathers, Pastor Tim presents the pitiful state of one of the most famous fathers of all time – David. As a father, David failed his children. He was the epitome of a permissive father, who allowed his children to literally get away with murder.
Preached July 15, 2018 Keep reading →
What is the distinction between these well known terms? In this message, Brother Luke brings out the scripture on each of these important terms to help us understand what each means and most importantly, how they apply to our lives.
Preached July 8, 2018 Keep reading →
In this message by Pastor Tim, the benefits of being a chose, blood-bought child of God are examined. While many may fear Bible terms like “elect” or “chosen,” if we will only look at the scripture, we will find the great blessings listed there to the chosen of God.
Preached July 1, 2018 Keep reading →
In this message preached at Bethlehem, Brother Luke examines a common phrase that may be very little understood. Being born again is common terminology, but in this message we find the details of what it means to be born again.
Preached July 1, 2018 Keep reading →
Perhaps one of the most persuasive fathers we read about in the scripture is found in Jeremiah 35. Despite being dead for around 250 years, Jonadab was still a major influence in the lives of his descendants. In this message Pastor Tim continues a series on good fathers and bad fathers in the Bible.
Preached June 24, 2018 Keep reading →
6/17/18 – In this message preached on Father’s Day, Pastor Tim begins a series on how to be good fathers. The scripture is filled with examples of fathers, some good, some bad. In our day when a father’s presence in the home is so diminished, Brother Tim preaches about the passive father Eli, and how fathers must be involved with their children.
Preached June 17, 2018 Keep reading →
Using as a text John 19:30, Brother Luke Hagler preaches on the finished work of Jesus on the cross. Even though we often feel there is something more we should do for our salvation, the good news of the scripture is that he finished it completely, and Jesus should be glorified for what he has finished for us!
Preached June 17, 2018 Keep reading →
How can a just God be merciful and yet not wink at sin? In this message, Brother John Morgan Owens preaches on the paradox of how a perfect God who demands justice is still the loving, merciful and gracious God that He is.
Preached June 13, 2018 Keep reading →
Facebook, google, twitter, instagram – these are all social networking sites that require followers. In this message, Pastor Tim examines from the scripture the rich young ruler, who was called upon to follow Jesus, and refused to because he was following something else. So many of God’s children are like the rich young ruler, they go away sad because they are following something other than Jesus.
Preached June 10, 2018
The world in general seeks to divide – toddlers go to daycare, children go to school, parents go to work, and the elderly go to the nursing home. But God’s kingdom calls upon us to bridge those gaps and ages and be united in the truth. In this message, Brother Neil Honea preaches about the ways in which we need each other to glorify the Lord.
Preached June 10, 2018
When we see Abraham offering Isaac on the mountain, we often feel distanced from that great act of faith. But in reality, we all have an Isaac to lay down on the altar. It might be a spouse, a child, an emotion or some possession – if we hold back anything from the Lord, we fail to make him first. In this message, Pastor Tim preaches about our Isaacs, and how we must be willing to lay them down.
“Mortgage” means death pledge, and the mortgage itself will die by fulfillment of the terms or breach. When we come into this world, we are in breach of God’s law by our very nature. But the Lord provided for a Surety to fulfill the terms of our debt for us. In this message, Pastor Tim preaches about the great Surety Jesus Christ who took our place.
Preached June 3, 2018 Keep reading →
In John 15, Jesus describes himself as the True Vine. If there is a True Vine, then there must also be false vines. In this message, Elder Luke Hagler presents the various ways in which we can identify false vines, and spare ourselves from bitterness and destruction.
Preached June 3, 2018 Keep reading →
The experience of the child of God ranges from feelings of great encouragement to doubt and despair. In this message, Brother Neil points to the fact that even in times of despair, our hope is tied to the faithfulness of our loving Savior.
There are very few examples of forgetfulness as notable as the butler in Genesis chapter 40. In this message, Pastor Tim expounds about how we all can leave the message and the messenger in jail in our own lives.
Preached May 20, 2018 Keep reading →
In this message preached on Mother’s Day, Pastor Tim expounds on the clear instruction from the scripture about how our mothers view us and how we should treat them in ways that honor God.
Preached May 13, 2018 Keep reading →
The truth of our salvation, the church of the Lord, the gifts God has given us through the church – these are all spiritual blessings we should not let go. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler emphasizes how easy it is for us to let things go without even trying sometimes, but holding on to the things God has blessed us with is essential.
Preached May 13, 2018 Keep reading →
If we understand what the Lord has done for us in saving us completely from our sins, then we should be the happiest people in the world. In this message preached at the annual meeting on Sunday morning, Elder Josh Coker exhorts the congregation to focus on the sacrifice of Christ no matter what circumstances we face in life.
Preached May 6, 2018 Keep reading →
In Luke 10, the 70 returned rejoicing over the devils being subject to them in Jesus’ name. But the Lord refocused the 70 on what they really should be rejoicing in, and not their own observable work. This is the one place in the New Testament where we are told Jesus himself rejoiced here on the earth. Pastor Tim brings out the reason why Jesus was rejoicing and exactly what he instructed his disciples to rejoice in.
Preached April 30, 2018 Keep reading →
There is a specific diet that the King of Babylon wanted the captive children of Judah to eat. But some of them refused and would only eat the diet prescribed to them while they were living under the influence of the King of Zion. In this message, Brother Neil examines the effect that the diet of the world has upon us, as opposed to the rich, health-enduing spiritual food of our King in heaven.
Preached April 30, 2018 Keep reading →
When we experience peace in our community, our church and our homes, it is not something that just drops out of the air. For the Christian, there is a specific recipe, or specific traits we must cultivate to enjoy peace. Taking Ephesians chapter 4 as a text, Pastor Tim examines the necessary ingredients in the recipe for peace.
Preached April 22, 2018 Keep reading →
Human nature being what it is, we don’t like to think about something that is beyond our power to choose. And yet, the scripture is replete with instances in which God sovereignly chooses. If we understand he is perfect and never does anything wrong, and that we are unable at best and unwilling at worst to choose salvation, we can see the glory of God’s choice. In this message, Brother Luke Hagler preaches about the God Who chooses.
Preached April 15, 2018 Keep reading →
In this message, Pastor Tim speaks of the ways in which we deny the Lord – sometimes when we don’t realize it. The Apostle Paul declared he was not ashamed of the Lord or His gospel, and may we be encouraged to do the same in all areas of our lives.
Preached April 8, 2018 Keep reading →