|PASTOR TODD POYNTER|
This morning I taught Sunday school and preached the morning service at the GREENWOOD BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH of Greenwood, IN. Pastor Todd Poynter started this church 17 years ago and God has used him in to build a great soul winning church in the Indianapolis area. I have the honor of preaching for several years and the growth has been obvious. Recently they built a balcony and this morning the lower floor and the balcony were full. It was a blessed sight to see.
In a day when some are saying it cannot be done like it was in the previous generation they should visit this great church. Pastor Poynter was raised under the ministry of Dr. Jack Hyles and obviously paid attention. Old fashioned hymns, old fashioned services, old fashioned preaching, old fashioned standards, and old fashioned soul winning. Love it!
God gave us several who trusted Christ and 4 of those followed the LORD in baptism. AMEN! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!
I taught my lesson on "7 DOORS TO ANSWERED PRAYER" this morning. Dr. John R. Rice said one time that prayer was "asking and receiving."
- The door of faith - Matthew 9:29; Romans 10:17
- The door of agreement - Matthew 18:19; Romans 1:12
- The door of prayer and fasting - Mark 9:29; II Corinthians 4:18
- The door of Jesus' name - John 14:13-15
- The door of abiding in Christ and His Word - John 15:7; I John 5:13-14
- The door of importunity - (all night praying) - Luke 18:7; Luke 11:1-8
- The door of personal soul winning - John 15:16
I am sure there are other doors, but these are some I have noticed in the Scriptures.
I preached this morning my sermon "WHY DO WE STILL HAVE OUR BURDENS?" out of Matthew 11:28-30. Jesus is saying to us take your burden to the Lord and bring them back with you.
No where in these verses does Jesus mention leaving your burdens with him. The truth is Jesus is saying here bring your burden to me and I will give you my burden. The great truth here is then and only then will you learn of Jesus.
Matthew 11:29, "Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me..."
THREE THINGS JESUS DID NOT SAY HERE
- JESUS DID NOT SAY HE WOULD TAKE YOUR BURDEN AWAY. Galatians 6:5, "For every man shall bear his own burden."
- JESUS DID NOT SAY HE WOULD EXCHANGE YOUR BURDEN FOR ANOTHER
- JESUS DID NOT SAY HE WOULD LIGHTEN THE BURDEN
THREE THINGS JESUS DID SAY HERE
- JESUS SAID HE IS THE DIFFERENCE - Verse 28 - "I will give you rest." The word "rest" is not laziness rather it infers tranquility
- JESUS SAID HE WOULD JOIN US IN OUR WORLD
- JESUS SAID HE WANTS US TO JOIN HIM IN HIS WORLD
GOTTA LOVE THE KING JAMES BIBLE!