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THIS SERMON IS ABOUT DEFINING TWO KINDS OF WORSHIPPERS IN GOD'S CHURCH.

THIS SERMON IS ABOUT DEFINING TWO KINDS OF WORSHIPPERS IN GOD'S CHURCH.

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    • DISCIPLES: MERCENARIES OR MISSIONARIES?
    • LET’S PRAY ...
    • JOHN 10:11-15
      • 10:11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
      • 10:12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
      • 10:13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
      • 10:14 I am the good shepherd, and know my [sheep], and am known of mine.
      • 10:15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
    • WWW.MILITARY.COM
      • FACTS : MILITARY
      • MILITARY: SERVICE
      • MEN AND WOMEN: GIVE NOT RECEIVE
      • MILITARY: ITS IS A WAY OF LIFE
      • DROP OR LEAVE: DUTY
      • MILITARY: TRUST
      • MILITARY: CONSTITUTION NOT A PERSON
      • MILITARY: RIFLE
      • MILITARY: WARRIORS WITH VALUES
      • THE VERDICT: “THOSE WHO BECOME MARINES DO SO BECAUSE THEY WANT TO...”
    • THE MILITARY’S TOP THREE VALUES
      • HONOR
      • COURAGE
      • COMMITMENT
    • BEFORE YOU JOIN THE MILITARY...
      • PHYSICAL AND MENTAL BASIC TRAINING
      • PURPOSE: MATURE AND DISCIPLINE
      • BODY
      • TEAM
      • SUCCESS
      • DANGERS: BATTLEFIELD
      • EQUIP: TOOLS TO SUCCEED......OF ADVERSITY
      • COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE
      • FIRST AID
      • SURVIVAL SKILLS
      • CUSTOMS, TRADITIONS, AND HISTORY.
    • DO’S AND DON’TS... “ NEVER, EVER, MAKE EXCUSES.” “ DO EXACTLY WHAT YOU’RE TOLD, WHEN YOU’RE TOLD TO DO IT, AND HOW YOU’RE TOLD TO DO IT.”
    • FULL COMBAT GEAR
      • FULL COMBAT UNIFORM INCLUDES:
      • A RIFLE
      • HELMET
      • JACKET
      • AND A PACK
    • WHAT IS THE CRUCIBLE?
      • TRAINING UNDER STRESS
      • IF YOU WANT WHAT YOU’VE NEVER HAD, YOU MUST BE WILLING TO DO WHAT YOU’VE NEVER DONE.
      • JESUS DIED: A CROSS-KIND-OF-DEATH
    • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER BOOT CAMP? SOMEONE SAID, “A LIMBER AT ITS ADVERSITY, WILL TEST YOUR TRUE QUALITY.”
    • DOES GOD HAVE HIS MARINES? ACTS 11:26 And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church , and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.
    • WHAT DOES GOD REQUIRE OF HIS MARINES?
      • “ On a certain occasion, when Betterton, the celebrated actor, was dining with Dr. Sheldon, archbishop of Canterbury, the archbishop said to him, "Pray, Mr. Betterton, tell me why it is that you actors affect your audiences so powerfully by speaking of things imaginary." "My lord," replied Betterton, "with due submission to Your Grace, permit me to say that the reason is plain: It all lies in the power of enthusiasm . We on the stage speak of things imaginary as if they were real, and you in the pulpit speak of things real as if they were imaginary." {CT p. 255.1} COUNSELS TO PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND STUDENTS (1913)
    • WHO IS A DISCIPLE?
      • WEBSTER’S DEFINITION
      • A FOLLOWER OF ANY TEACHER WHO HELPS / ACCEPTS THE TEACHING OF ANOTHER
      • A DISCIPLE OF CHRIST
      • QUESTION: MERCENARY OR MISSIONARY?
      • WEBSTER: SHEPHERD...TENDS SHEEP
      • WEBSTER’S: HIRELING: A HIRED PERSON [ESP. ONE WHOSE MOTIVE ARE MERCENARY.]
    • BOOK: “ HE CAME TO SET THE CAPTIVES FREE ” WRITTEN: REBECCA BROWN, M.D . CHAP. 17, p. 233 ELAINE: “DURING MY YEARS IN THE BROTHERHOOD, I WAS CAREFULLY TRAINED, AND I, IN TURN, TRAINED OTHERS HOW TO INFILTRATE AND DESTROY THE VARIOUS CHRISTIAN CHURCHES.”
    • 8 POINTS OF ATTACK: “DESTRUCTION OF CHRISTIAN CHURCHES”
      • PLAN ONE: PROFESSION OF FAITH: SATANIST MUST PRETEND
      • PLAN TWO: BUILD CREDIBILITY
      • PLAN THREE: DESTROY THE PRAYER BASE
      • PLAN FOUR: RUMORS
      • PLAN FIVE: TEACH AND CHANGE DOCTRINES
      • PRAYER
      • HEALTH AND WEALTH MESSAGE
      • LOVE DOCTRINE
      • PLAN SIX: BREAK UP CHURCH AND HOME FAMILY UNIT:
      • PROGRAMS: PRESCHOOL/SCHOOL/TEENAGE AGE
      • PROGRAMS: WOMEN/MEN SEPARATELY
    • ELAINE CONTINUES....
      • YOUNG: LOSE RESPECT FOR THE PASTOR
      • HUSBAND/WIVES
      • PLAN SEVEN: HALT ALL ACCURATE TEACHING OF SATAN
      • PLAN EIGHT: DIRECT ATTACK BY WITCHCRAFT AGAINST KEY MEMBERS OF THE CHURCH
    • CONTRAST: MERCENARY AND A MISSIONARY?
      • MERCENARY
      • HIRED
      • SATAN
      • COUNTERFIET
      • HATE
      • MISSIONARY
      • FREE
      • JESUS
      • GENUINE
      • LOVE
    • SIMILARITIES: MERCENARY AND A MISSIONARY
      • BOTH ARE DISCIPLES
      • BOTH ARE ENGAGE IN A WAR
      • BOTH HAVE BASIC TRAINING
      • BOTH HAVE THE SAME VALUES: HONOR, COURAGE, COMMITMENT, INTERGRITY, TEAMWORK, AND ESPRIT OF DUTY
      • BOTH EXPERIENCE DEFECTIONS
    • DISCIPLE DEFECTOR(S)
      • JOHN 6: 66 From that [time] many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
      • JOHN 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
      • JOHN 6:71 He spake of Judas Iscariot [the son] of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
    • CONSIDER DISCIPLES IN A SECULAR WORLD
      • 56 DISCIPLES: DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE GARANTEEING AMERICA’S RIGHTS AND FREEDOM...
      • 5 CAPTURED: TORTURED BEFORE THEY DIED
      • 12 HOMES RANSACKED AND BURNED
      • 9 FOUGHT AND DIED FROM WOUNDS OF HARDSHIP
      • DISCIPLES: MISSION OF MERCY
    • WHAT DID THESE DISCIPLES DO FOR A LIVING?
      • 24 LAWYERS AND JURISTS
      • 11 WEALTHY BUSINESSMEN
      • 9 FARMERS
      • HOW DID THESE DISCIPLES DIE?
      • CARTER BRAXTON: WEALTHY PLANTER/TRADER HE DIED IN RAGS
      • THOMAS MCKEAM: SERVED CONGRESS WITHOUT PAY. AND POVERTY WAS HIS REWARD.
    • DISCIPLES: LIFE, FORTUNE, AND THEIR SACRED HONOR
      • THOMAS NELSON JR.’S DIED BANKRUPT.
      • JOHN HART LIVED IN CAVES AND FORESTS AND DIED A FEW WEEKS LATER FROM EXHAUSTION AND A BROKEN HEART.
      • NORRIS LIVINGSTON SUFFERED SIMILAR FATE.
      • DISCIPLES...SECURITY: BUT VALUED LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE MUCH MORE
      • FREEDOM IS NEVER FREE! IT ALWAYS COMES WITH A PRICE!
      • QUESTION: LIFE, FORTUNE AND YOUR SACRED HONOR?
    • CONSIDER DISCIPLES IN A SACRED WORLD
      • LUKE 14: 26-28...If any [man] come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple .
      • 14:27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple .
      • 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have [sufficient] to finish [it]?
    • JOHN HUSS
      • GC p. 105... “ I trust that he will listen to your ardent prayers, that he will infuse his prudence and his wisdom into my mouth, in order that I may resist them; and that he will accord me his Holy Spirit to fortify me in his truth, so that I may face with courage, temptations, prison, and, if necessary, a cruel death.”
      • BELIEF...YOU MUST BE A BELIEVER.
      • BELIEF: ROOTS...?
    • A FAITHFUL SWISS DISCIPLE...
      • GC p. 183.4..."Custom," he said, "has no force in our Switzerland, unless it be according to the constitution; now, in matters of faith, the Bible is our constitution.”
      • THE FRENCH REFORMATION... “We will live and die for the Catholic religion!”
      • THE MARINE CORPS: “THOSE WHO BECOME MARINES DO SO BECAUSE THEY WANT TO...”
    • GOD’S MILITARY IS SUPERIOR
      • LATEST GPS: MATTHEW 2:1, 2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
      • LASER: HEBREWS 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
    • GOD’S MILTARY: AIRFORCE
      • GOD’S MISSIONARY PILOTS FLY SORTIES 24/7
      • EPHESIANS 6:12... For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, ...but against spiritual wickedness in high [places].
      • RADAR: REVELATION 7:2,3... And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea,
      • 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
    • GOD HAS HIS MARINES
      • ROMANS 11:3,4... Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life.
      • 11:4 But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to [the image of] Baal .
    • GOD HAS HIS NATIONAL GUARD
      • PSALMS 34:7... The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
    • GOD HAS HIS COAST GUARD
      • PSALMS 139:9...[If] I take the wings of the morning, [and] dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea...
    • GOD HAS HIS NAVY
      • SONAR: JONAH 1:17... Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah . And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
      • JONAH 2: 1...Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's belly ...
    • ARE YOU READY TO STAND AND FIGHT, OR RUN AND TAKE FLIGHT?
      • 1 TIMOTHY 6:12... Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.
      • FIGHT: RULERS OF DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD
      • FIGHT: AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKENESS IN HIGH PLACES
      • GOD WANTS COMRADES NOT COWARDS
    • GOD’S WAYS ARE RIGHTEOUS
      • PSALMS 119:105... Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
      • PSALMS 23:3,4... He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
      • 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    • HAVE YOU MET YOUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF?
      • REVELATION 22:14... Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
      • JOHN 14:2,3... In my Father's house are many mansions: if [it were] not [so], I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
      • 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, [there] ye may be also.
    • DANGER EVERYWHERE...
        • 2 CORITHIANS 4:8-12
        • 4: 8 [We are] troubled on every side, yet not distressed; [we are] perplexed, but not in despair;
      • 4:9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
      • 4:10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.
      • 4:11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.
      • 4:12 So then death worketh in us, but life in you.
    • WHAT DOES GOD WANT FROM HIS DISCIPLES?
      • JOHN 5:39... Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
      • MATTHEW 6:33 & 1 THESS 4:16
    • HEALTH AND TEMPERANCE LAWS: MOST HOLY PLACE
      • LAW: BODY
      • SANCTUARY: MOST HOLY PLACE
      • BOOK: THE BROKEN BLUEPRINT p. 343
      • QUESTION: ARTHUR GROSVENOR DANIELLS
      • SON: UNION ARMY PHYSICIAN
      • PRESIDENT OF THE NEW ZEALAND CONFERENCE
      • TURNING TO THE YOUNG MAN, IN AGONY OF VOICE ARTHUR SAID, “ OBEY THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY. I DIDN’T AND PAID THE PRICE !”
    • CONSEQUENCES OF DANIELLS’ ACTIONS: pp. 344, 345
      • WEEKS LATER: DANIELLS DIAGNOSED...CANCER
      • G.A. ROBERTS: PRESIDENT OF CALIFORNIA CONF.
      • ROY COTTRELL: FORMER MISSIONARY TO CHINA
      • GEORGE B. STARR: FRIEND OF ELLEN G. WHITE
      • THEY SAID, “HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR HIS HEALING WHEN, FOR YEARS, HE HAS PERSISTENTLY GONE AGAINST THE SPIRIT OF PROPHECY INSTRUCTION IN HIS DIET AND SO MANY OTHER WAYS AND HAS NEVER CHANGED?”
    • A DISCIPLE’S PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
      • EGW : MS 85, 1901, “BAPTISM NOT GRADUATION”
      • “ EVERY OPPORTUNITY, EVERY ADVANTAGE, EVERY PRIVILEGE, HAS BEEN GIVEN TO US TO GAIN A RICH CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE; ...WE ARE NOT TO THINK THAT AS SOON AS WE ARE BAPTIZED WE Y ARE READY TO GRADUATE FROM THE SCHOOL OF CHRIST.”
      • ... “THE THREE DIGNITARIES AND POWERS OF HEAVEN PLEDGE THEMSELVES THAT EVERY FACILITY SHALL BE GIVEN TO US IF WE CARRY OUT OUR BAPTISMAL VOWS TO COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM AND BE SEPARATE... WHEN YOU ARE TRUE TO YOUR VOWS, HE WILL RECEIVE YOU.”
    • TRANSITION: PHYSICAL TO SPIRITUAL LIFE
      • ROMANS 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
    • FOR YOUR COMMANDER’S SAKE...
      • 1 CORINTHIANS 9:23, 27
      • 23 And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof with [you].
      • 27 But I keep under my body, and bring [it] into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway .
    • 1 PETER 2:9
      • 1 PETER 2:9... But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light...
    • GOD’S MARINE CORPS: CHARACTER
      • HONOR: MALACHI 1:6... A son honoureth [his] father, and a servant his master: if then I [be] a father, where [is] mine honour? and if I [be] a master, where [is] my fear?
      • COURAGE: PSALMS 31:24... Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
      • COMMITMENT: PSALMS 37:5... Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass.
    • DISCIPLESHIP AND TEAMWORK
      • DISCIPLINE: ALEXANDER THE GREAT...
      • TEAMWORK: 1 CORINTHIANS 12:12... For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also [is] Christ.
      • 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
    • WHY DO GEESE FLY IN A V-FORMATION?
      • BETTER VIEW AHEAD
      • SAVE ENERGY
      • AERODYNAMIC ROLE
    • DUTY
          • ECCLESIASTES 12:13... Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this [is] the whole [duty] of man.
    • TRAINING IN FULL COMBAT GEAR
      • EPHESIANS 6:13...Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
      • MARINES: BULLET PROOF
      • DISCIPLES: SPIRIT PROOF ARMOUR
    • AFTER BASIC TRAINING, WHAT’S NEXT?
      • MATTHEW 28:18, 20... And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
      • 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
    • FOLLOW ORDERS...
      • MATTHEW 28:18-20
      • COMMANDS FROM THE CHIEF: “GO”
      • POWER: HOLY SPIRIT
      • PROMISE: AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS
      • MESSAGE: TEACH, PREACH, BAPTIZE
      • MAP: THE WORLD
      • MATERIALS: JOHN 17:17 [B.I.B.L.E]
      • PURPOSE: JOHN 3:16
      • PROBATION: MATT 25:13... Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.
    • GOD’S DISCIPLES: DISAPPOINTMENTS
      • LUKE 24:21... But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel:
    • GOD’S DISCIPLES: KNOW THE WORD
      • LUKE 24:27... And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
      • 2 TIMOTHY 3:16,17... All scripture [is] given by inspiration of God, and [is] profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
      • 3:17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
    • DISCIPLES: COMMADER’S METHODS
      • Christ's Method Brings True Success.--Christ's method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, "Follow Me."--Ministry of Healing, p. 143.
    • DISCIPLES: PRESENT TRUTH DA p. 152.... “He revealed the mysteries of the kingdom of God.” EW p. 63.... “There are many precious truths contained in the Word of God, but it is " present truth " that the flock needs now.”
    • WHAT IS PRESENT TRUTH?
      • HEALTH MESSAGE
      • STATE OF THE DEAD
      • RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH
      • SABBATH
      • ATONEMENT
      • 9T. p. 19... “In a special sense Seventh-day Adventists have been set in the world as watchmen and light bearers. ...They have been given a work of the most solemn import--the proclamation of the first, second, and third angels' messages . There is no other work of so great importance. They are to allow nothing else to absorb their attention.
      • ....The proclamation of these truths is to be our work. The world is to be warned, and God's people are to be true to the trust committed to them.” {9T 19.1}
    • STUDY REVELATION 14:6-12 PRESENT TRUTH
    • THE HOUR OF GOD’S JUDGEMENT IS COME
      • QUESTIONS THAT NEED ANSWERS
      • Who or what is god going to judge?
      • Where is he going to store that data?
      • Where are the dead between the moment of death and the moment when they receive their reward?
      • How do we know judgement begins after 1798?
      • Who was the first person to be judged in 1844?
      • Is judgement performed In order of generation, time, geography, birth, etc?
      • How do we appear in the hour of god’s judgement?
    • WHAT’S HAPPENING NOW...?
      • Testimonies, vol. 2, p. 442.... “Many have a form of godliness, their names are upon the church records, but they have a spotted record in heaven. The recording angel has faithfully written their deeds. Every selfish act, every wrong word, every unfulfilled duty, and every secret sin, with every artful dissembling, is faithfully chronicled in the book of records kept by the recording angel.”
    • EGW: “PURE PROVENDER WITHOUT NO CHAFT”
      • VSS...[VOICE IN SPEECH AND SONG] p. 272.2 “The preaching of the Word should appeal to the intellect, and should impart knowledge, but it should do more than this. The words of the minister should reach the hearts of the hearers. Neither is it the object of preaching to amuse. Ministers should not bring amusing stories into their preaching. The minister who mixes storytelling with his discourses is using strange fire.”
    • COMMANDER COMMSSIONS HIS DISCIPLES...
      • CALL
      • COMRADES
      • COUNTRIES
      • CLARITY
      • DISCIPLES: INFORMATION TO INTIMACY AND UNTO INVOLVEMENT
      • DISCIPLES: HEAD KNOWLEDGE; BUT NO HEART EXPERIENCE AND HANDS ON.
    • ADOLPH HITLER HEAD KNOWLEDGE: HEART EXPERIENCE AND NO HANDS ON INFORMATION WITHOUT INTIMACY MAKES YOU AN INTELLECTUAL FOOL.
    • GOD’S DISCIPLES: RIGHTEOUS NOT REBELLIOUS
      • 1 SAMUEL 15:23... For rebellion [is as] the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness [is as] iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from [being] king.
      • JOHN 8:44... Ye are of [your] father the devil...
    • I SECOND THE MOTION...
      • DA p. 308.4... “All who obey as He did are likewise declaring that the law is "holy, and just, and good." Rom. 7:12. On the other hand, all who break God's commandments are sustaining Satan's claim that the law is unjust, and cannot be obeyed. Thus they second the deceptions of the great adversary, and cast dishonor upon God .”
    • GOD’S DISCIPLES: DEPOSITS NOT WITHDRAWALS
      • HEBREWS 11:7... By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house...”
      • NOAH: RAINY DAY
      • RICH FOOL: LUKE 12:13-22 [LOST EVERYTHING]
      • ... “But those who are acquiring means, and adding to their possessions, are far behind. They do comparatively nothing to what they might. They are withholding, and robbing God. They are fearful they shall come to want. They dare not trust God. This is one of the reasons, that as a people, we are so sickly, and so many are falling into their graves.”{PH098 23.1}
    • TWO-TIER CHRISTAINS
      • 2 CHRONICLES 25:2...KING AMAZIAH... And he did [that which was] right in the sight of the LORD, but not with a perfect heart.
      • EZEKIEL 8:16... And he brought me into the inner court of the LORD'S house, and, behold, at the door of the temple of the LORD, between the porch and the altar , [were] about five and twenty men, with their backs toward the temple of the LORD, and their faces toward the east; and they worshipped the sun toward the east.
    • DISCIPLES: EMBEZZLE GOD’S GLORY
      • ACTS 12:22,23... And the people gave a shout, [saying, It is] the voice of a god, and not of a man . 12:23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory :
      • 1 CORINTHIANS 3:6... I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.
      • DANIEL 2:21... And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
    • GOD’S COMMAND IS FIRM
      • BALAAM’S DONKEY...
      • NOAH: BUILD AND ARK
      • NEBUCHADNEZZAR:
      • GOURMET TO GRASS
      • PALACE TO PRAIRIE
      • NAILS TO CLAWS
      • INTELLIGENCE TO INSTINCT
      • ROOF TO RAIN
      • CIVILITY TO SAVAGERY
      • SRI LANKA: 3 DAYS BEFORE THE TSUNAMI...
    • GOD’S DISCIPLES: MISSIONARIES NOT MERCENARIES
      • MATTHEW 25:32, 33... And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats: 25:33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
      • GOATS : “ BUTT ”
      • 1 TIMOTHY 4:1,2... Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; 4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron...
    • JUDAS: HYPOCRITES NEVER INTEND TO BE WHAT THEY PRETEND TO BE
      • PHILIPPIANS 1:18... What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will rejoice.
    • ARE YOU WILLING TO SPEAK OUT?
      • GERMAN PASTOR: MARTIN NIEMOLLER
      • FIRST THEY...COMMUNISTS
      • SOCIALISTS
      • TRADE UNIONISTS
      • JEWS
      • THEN THEY CAME FOR ME, AND THERE WAS NO ONE LEFT TO SPEAK OUT FOR ME
      • MATTHEW 10:32,33... Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven .
      • 10:33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven .
    • JESUS: SAVIOR OR CHARLATAN
      • WORSHIP
      • ADORE
      • PRAISE
      • OBEY
      • TRUST
      • DON’T GO TO CHURCH
      • PRAY
      • EAT, DRINK, AND SAY...
      • BELIEVE
      • JESUS: EITHER LORD OF ALL, OR NONE AT ALL!
    • THE GREATEST AND FIERCIEST BATTLE YET TO BE FOUGHT
      • REV 13:6-16... [TWO: BEASTS] SEA AND LAND
      • DISCIPLES: FALLEN
      • DECREE: JESUS CRUCIFIED
      • DECREE: PAUL BEHEADED
      • DECREE: PETER MARTYRED IN ROME
      • DECREE: ANDREW MARTYRED IN GREECE
      • DECREE: JAMES MARTYRED BY HEROD
      • DECREE: JOHN :BOILING POT OF OIL AND EXILED
      • DECREE: BARTHOLMEW MARTYRED IN ARMENIA
      • DECREE: THADDAEUS MARTYRED IN PERSIA
      • DECREE: STEPHEN STONED TO DEATH
    • FALLEN DISCIPLES HAVE COME AND GONE...
      • BELIEF: GOD AND COUNTRY
      • QUESTION: WHAT WORDS OF ADVICE WOULD THESE FALLEN DISCIPLES HAVE FOR GOD’S 21 ST CENTURY END-TIME CHURCH?
      • JESUS: ALMIGHTY DOLLAR OVER ALMIGHTY GOD
      • DID JESUS DIE FOR HIS COUNTRY?
      • PAUL: RESUME OVER A RELATIONSHIP
      • PETER: IMMOR T AL AND IMMORAL
      • JOHN: MEEKER NOT MEANER...BETTER NOT BITTER
    • QUESTIONS FOR GOD’S 21 ST CENTURY CHURCH...
      • BARTHOLOMEW: CHRIST...FRUITS / ROOTS
      • STEPHEN: IF GOD.....ENEMIES...?
      • JUDAS’ DEATH SPEAKS: SALVATION OR SUICIDE
      • JUDAS...TWO WORLDS: MERCENARY & MISSIONARY
      • PROBLEM: EXPOSURE BUT EXPERIENCE
      • JUDAS: PROFESS NOT POSSESS
      • SPIRITUAL NOT SPIRIT-FILLED
      • RIGHT NOT RECONCILE
    • MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
      • 2 TIMOTHY 4:7,8... I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith:
      • 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
    • SUCCESS: STRUGGLE
      • BASKET BALL: FULL COURT PRESS
      • GYMNASIUM: BENCH PRESS
      • HOME: IRON PRESS
      • QUESTION: SUCCESS
      • GOLD...
      • SUCKLING BABES...
      • GRAPES JUICE...
      • WRINKLES...
      • WISDOM...
      • WHEAT....
      • MAN...
    • WHAT’S THE MESSAGE ...? JESUS WANTS HIS DISCIPLES TO AGGRESSIVELY PURSUE SUCCESS, WHILE HE HEATS, MELTS, AND STRAIGHTENS OUT THEIR DEFECTS. JACOB’S HIP
    • DISCIPLES: GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS
      • MATTHEW 1: [GENEALOGY OF JESUS]
      • ABRAHAM
      • JACOB
      • RAHAB
      • RUTH
      • DAVID
      • SOLOMON
      • MANASSEH
      • JESUS
    • JUDAS OR JESUS?
      • JUDAS: MERCENARY AND MISSIONARY
      • Judas became a representative of the enemy of Christ. {DA 295.3}
      • JESUS: DISCIPLE OF ALMIGHTY GOD
      • JESUS: MISSIONARY
      • QUESTION: WHOSE DISCIPLES ARE YOU?