Posts Tagged ‘salvation’

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Ye Cannot Serve the LORD…

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

This message has been moved to the Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Messages and Lessons section, with the direct link here: Ye Cannot Serve the LORD…

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The Necessity of Faith

Sunday, December 26th, 2010

The Scripture is express that faith is essential if one is to have any hope of pleasing God. However, it seems that the “faith” defined by many Christians is not really faith at all. Rather, it is either intellectualism or emotionalism dressed up as faith.

This is not acceptable. Moreover, it is a ticket to destruction. It seems to be lost on an increasing number of individuals that there is no substitute for faith. However, I suppose this also has never changed — that it has always been this way. Which is why we have the example of Israel as an utter failure in the Old Testament. Israel failed due to a total lack of faith on the part of a majority of it’s citizens — they could not perceive who the LORD is, and what He was doing.

Individually, that can happen to anyone today — even those who claim Christ. Hence, it is incumbent upon each of us to insure that the faith we believe we have, is actually the faith defined in Hebrews, chapter 11.

I pray the message is profitable for you.

For those who cannot use the embedded player, wish to use a different player, or want to save the file, the following link is provided:

The Necessity of Faith

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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Faith vs. Rationality

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

There exists in the minds of many, a divergence between faith and reason. However, there exists no such divergence if one has a proper understanding of Scripture. Moreover, the reason and logic of the Scripture can be taught, and taught in such a way that someone who is lost can understand it if they apply themselves.

Herein lies the problem: Knowledge of salvation gained in this way — is not faith. Moreover, it is not an acceptable substitute for faith. Though the understanding arrived at may be the same, the means by which that understanding is arrived at is crucial. The route of one is the mind, but the route of the other is the spirit. The difference is life and death.

We would do well to examine ourselves as to how we arrived at our own understanding of the things of God — is it by faith, or by reason and rationality. The difference does determine where we end up.

I pray the following lesson is profitable for you.

For those who cannot use the embedded player, wish to use a different player, or want to save the file, the following link is provided:

Faith vs. Rationality

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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Josef Tson

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

I first heard about Josef Tson back in the 1990’s. The tape I have from then is a partial recording, but it is very powerful. The video is not quite as powerful, but the message is the same. The message is profitable for all, and fundamental, unaffiliated Baptists would do well to take heed.

There are only three caveats that I make concerning Pastor Tson and the forum in which he presents his messages and testimony:

  • His forum is Southern Baptist. It is not the best and he could do better. However, the Southern Baptists are the largest “Baptist” denomination in America, and they took Pastor Tson in immediately. I am not certain Josef Tson understands who and what the Southern Baptists are. But, I am not certain most Southern Baptists understand who and what they are either.
  • His understanding of the word “servant” as opposed to “slave” is culturally driven. That is not bad, but it does bear some explanation. In the KJV, the word “slave” is only used twice. The word “servant” is used in 887 verses. In short, the word “servant” encompasses everything from a slave to a taxi driver who is hired for a few moments time.
  • I cannot speak as to his Bible, but the wording he uses and the understanding he has of what it teaches is consistent with a Received Text rendering.

With those things in mind, please be blessed.


If you cannot view the video in the post, it can be found here.

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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If You’re Saved…

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

The greatest danger faced by those who claim to be born again is not from any threatened persecution. Rather, this danger comes from within – from their very own heart. It is the fact of the following verse that presents the greatest danger of all:

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah 17:9)

If it is so that one is saved, there will be ample confirmation in the life of the believer. However, there is an evidence of salvation that is often ignored or overlooked precisely because it raises a very uncomfortable question:

If you’re saved, where is your power over sin?

That is the subject of the following message. I pray it is profitable for you.

For those who cannot use the embedded player, wish to use a different player, or want to save the file, the following link is provided:

If You”re Saved…

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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Examine Yourself

Monday, November 1st, 2010

This message addresses the issue of salvation and whether we are honest with ourselves about what we have believed. Salvation is more than merely assenting to the fact that the Lord Jesus Christ is the Savior. Salvation is also very much different from simply asking Christ to come into your life.

I pray it is profitable for you.



For those who cannot use the embedded player, wish to use a different player, or want to save the file, the following link is provided:

Examine Yourself

Please note: This is a 67MB file. Depending upon your connection, downloading may take a while.

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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Born of water and of the Spirit….

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

This lesson looks at the passage of John, chapter 3, verses 1 through 9, with a particular emphasis on verse 5.

I pray it is profitable for you.



For those who cannot use the embedded player, wish to use a different player, or want to save the file, the following link is provided:

Born of water and of the Spirit

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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Speaking In Tongues – Part 2

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

This message has moved to Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Audio, Messages and Lessons, Speaking In Tongues – Part 2 page.

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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Speaking In Tongues – Part 1

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

This post is moved to Ebenezer Baptist Church’s Audio, Messages and Lessons, Speaking In Tongues – Part 1 page.

In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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Understanding

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

This lesson is the precursor to the lessons on speaking in tongues. It (hopefully) lays the groundwork for understanding that the practice of speaking in tongues does not, and cannot impart a better understanding of the Person, will and work of the LORD God. Plainly, by the Scripture, the LORD God would much rather have His people to possess knowledge and understanding than silver, gold, or any other physical thing.

I pray it is profitable for you.



For those who cannot use the embedded player, wish to use a different player, or want to save the file, the following link is provided:

Understanding


In Christ,

Paul W. Davis

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