Serving Christ With A Broken Heart

Mark 12:30-31, And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Arise And Walk | My Tears In His Bottle (MP3) (sermons by Dr. Jeff Owens)


Psalms 61:3-4, “For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy.
I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.”

1st Peter 5:7-8, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”


Philippians 4:6-7, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”


James 5:13, “Is any among you afflicted? let him pray...”


Jesus told Peter that He prays for Him. The Lord asked in turn that Peter help to strengthen weaker believers. One of the big reasons for my online ministry is to strengthen my fellow brothers and sisters in the Lord Jesus Christ...

Luke 22:32, “But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.”


Psalms 142:4, “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.”

He Remembereth That We Are Dust
(God doesn't expect miracles from us, but us from Him)


“Make-A-Statement”

I heard a woman say that she wanted her clothing designer to make her clothes that “Make-A-Statement.” That's exactly why the Bible teaches that women should dress in MODEST apparel (1st Timothy 2:9). The Greek word for modest means “Of Good Behaviors.”


Don't Lose Your Individuality

“Only one life, ’twill soon be past, Only what’s done for Christ will last. And when I am dying, how happy I’ll be, If the lamp of my life has been burned out for Thee.” Charles T. Studd (1860-1931)

Being Offended
(MP3 sermon by Pastor Danny Castle)


That which does not KILL US us makes us weaker!

2nd Corinthians 12:9-10, “And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Unshakable faith comes from having your faith shaken!!!


“Happiness is not a destination you arrive at, but it's a matter of travel.”Mrs. Beverly Hyles


Stop remembering what you should be forgetting, and start forgetting what you shouldn't be remembering.

When David went out to fight against Goliath, he remembered the lion, the bear and tiger that he had killed. David didn't think about his bullying brothers or his problems at home, nor his small stature or his smallest stature in his village and home.

If you'll dwell on your victories instead of your disappointments, you'll see your life go to a whole new level. Dwell on the great things that God has done, instead of the failures and things you've lost because of sin. THANK GOD for His blessings!!!

Satan wants to get us focused on our faults, sins and failures to keep us from accomplishing things for God.


The Hardest Person To Forgive Is Yourself!

Hebrews 10:22, “Let us draw near [near to our High Priest, Jesus] with a true heart in full assurance of faith [knowing that God keeps His promises], having our hearts sprinkled [Jesus' literal blood sprinkled on the heavenly Mercy Seat has washed all our sins away] from an evil conscience [so when you feel guilt over past sins, think about the blood sprinkled on the Mercy Seat], and our bodies washed with pure water.”

1st John 1:7, “...and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.”

Listen To Preaching
(How excited are you over the truth? Preaching helps us to think right!)

Loneliness
Over 23.6 million people in the U.S. live alone, according to U.S. Census Bureau figures. (38% are elderly.) The Bible says lots about the topic.


It is not our successes in life that make us who we are; but rather, our failures!


We are not commanded to GROW, but we are commanded to OBEY.

God is responsible for everything that HAPPENS to me, but I am responsible for everything I DO.

God's way is found at the intersection between human responsibility and divine providence.


God doesn't take away your burden and give you a song; but rather, He gives you a song to sing as you bear your burden. Jesus simply gives you a different yoke, that makes the same burden easier to bear!

It is not our successes that make us who we are, but our failures.

SUFFERING

Hope Deferred (MP3, Dr. Hyles; hope is knowing that somehow, someway, someday, it'll all work out)

Why I Am Glad I Won't Be In The Tribulation | Great Tribulation (MP3's by Evangelist Phil Kidd)

“He who forgives,
ends the quarrel!”
(Pastor Danny Castle, 'Mercy')

Sympathy
(MP3 by Pastor Steven L. Anderson)

If you have a pulse, God has a purpose for your life!

Nobody ever loses a friend!

Satan can build a wall around us—and often does—but he can never put a lid on it. So, KEEP LOOKING UP!


Every One That Is Of The Truth Heareth My Voice


Suffering Saints

(MP3, Dr. C.L. Roach; 1st Peter 4:1, “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin.


God's Army Only Uses Wounded Soldiers
(an awesome MP3 by Dr. Jack Hyles)

Before I Was Afflicted I Went Astray, But Now Have I Kept Thy Word

It's Time For The Sentence To End
(Dr. Hyles, MP3; It is a sin to force others to live a life sentence!)

On Our Way To Be A Christian, We Often Forget To Be One!
(awesome sermon, Dr. Tom Williams)

I Do Cures
(Dr. Hyles, MP3, “I don't care what your burden is, Jesus does cures!”)

I love all of you in the Lord whoever you may be!

 

Some On Broken Pieces (MP3)
(a beautiful MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles for anyone whose life has been shipwrecked. You can rescue others for Jesus on the broken pieces of your life!)

“As a blind man has no idea of colors, so we have no idea of the manner by which the all-wise God perceives and understands all things.” —Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Job 10:1, “My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.”

Psalms 142:7, “Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.”

Genesis 15:12-13, “And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years.”

The Sweet Peace Of A Clean Conscience Toward God And Man

Serving God with the Broken Pieces of My Life (article)
(I thank God for using my shipwrecked life to help others for Jesus Christ!)


A Broken Heart Because Of The Consequences Of Sin;
But The
Blood Goes Deeper Than The Stain Has Gone!

Because of David's sins of adultery with Bath-Sheba and the murder of her husband to hide her unintended pregnancy, king David's neighbours were afraid to associate with him and shunned him...

Psalms 31:11, “I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.”

104 times throughout the book of Psalms we find the words “enemy ” or “enemies.” Hence, the Lord's enemies used David's sins against him for the remainder of his life on earth. 2nd Samuel 12:14, “Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the LORD to blaspheme...” Much of the afflictions and sorrow that we read about in the Psalms (which are all songs set to music on David's harp), relate to his sins and the consequences thereof. Ah, but we also see that David's sins have brought him closer to the Word of God and has made him a better man.

“The Devil will make you guilty about your past... You're not worthy to serve God, but neither is anybody else worthy to serve God, and so God's gotta have unworthy people serving Him... That's one reason why we should do everything we can to salvage people.” —a beautiful quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?

Don't judge others because they sin differently than you do!

Listen to these precious words from David...

Psalms 119:67 and 71, “Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word. ... It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.”

My friend, let your stumbling stones of sin in life become your stepping stones to a closer walk with the Lord Jesus. Although some people will never forgive or stop condemning you, rejoice in knowing that your sins are between you and God alone.

Psalms 51:4, “Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.”

God is the ONLY One to Whom we must give account in eternity. It doesn't matter if the whole world condemns you, if you're trusting upon the righteousness of God which is by faith in Christ Jesus, then you are eternally forgiven and secure in the Father's hands.

Hebrews 4:13, “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”

Notice that the Bible declares all men reproachable in God's eyes...

1st Timothy 5:24, “Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.”

Many people live above reproach in this life, but NO ONE can live above sin. We are all dirty sinners. Thus, NO ONE has a right to condemn and point fingers at the sins of others. The Bible teaches that everyone's sins will be made open in eternity, so that those who have judged others here on earth by slandering, shunning, hating and destroying their neighbour with their mouth, will be held accountable by God and judged by their own hypocrisy...

Matthew 7:1-3, “Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”

David was heartbroken over his own sins and failures. David's enemies had no pity, no compassion, no love and no understanding. Instead they wickedly condemned him, reproaching him, making him full of heaviness...

Psalms 69:17-21, “And hide not thy face from thy servant; for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Draw nigh unto my soul, and redeem it: deliver me because of mine enemies. Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee. Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none. They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.”

Don't judge others because they sin differently than you do!

“If we could ever hate the sin in ourselves as much as we hate the sin in others, we might have some idea what His Book is all about.” —Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001)


If all you do is pray to God for your needs, you're probably going to get discouraged unless you develop a habit of THANKING GOD continually for all His blessings. Jesus said in Matthew 6:7-8 not to pray lengthy prayers for our self, because God already knows our needs; but in Luke 11:5-8 He teaches IMPORTUNITY, that is, persistently begging for the needs of OTHERS. Do you know why this is the way God wants us to pray? It is because God wants us to get out of the SELF LIFE and live for OTHERS, just as Christ set our example to follow. Philippians 2:4-5, “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.”

Psalms 106:21,“They forgat God their saviour,
which had done great things in Egypt.”

Are you forgetting what God has done in your life? When you look back over your life, remember what it took to get you where you were.

Psalms 1:1-4, “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.”

For God Hath Not Given Us The Spirit Of Fear

FEAR VERSES POWER
(a beautiful sermon preached in Botswana, Africa, in 2016 by Pastor Steven Anderson)

Psalms 147:3, “He healeth the broken in heart,
and bindeth up their wounds.”

Four Needed Ingredients In Our Life

And He That Sounded The Trumpet Was By Me

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There are 3 words relating to suffering:

  1. Sympathy - Suffering WITH somebody externally
  2. Empathy - Suffering AS somebody internally (in their shoes)
  3. Vicariousness - Suffering FOR somebody in their stead

Helping People By Keeping A Tender Heart
(a wonderful MP3 sermon by Pastor Jeff Owens)


Jesus took my burdens I could no longer bear
Yes, Jesus took my burdens in answers to my prayer
My anxious fears subsided my spirit was made strong
For Jesus took my burden and left me with a song

I'll trust Him for the future He knoweth all the way
For with His eye He'll guide me along life's pilgrim way
And I will tell in heaven while ages roll along
How Jesus took my burden and left me with a song

Sell That Ye Have And Give To THE POOR


Few People Know What It Really Means To Suffer
Job 10:1, “My soul is weary of my life...”

Most people don't know what it truly means to suffer and be afflicted. Few people know the inexplicable pain and emotional trauma of losing everything like Job did. You'll never truly know pain of soul until you've suffered an unwanted divorce, loss of fellowship of family, betrayal by loved ones, loss of home and possessions, loss of pets, facing life in prison, shunned by one's local community, undergoing surgery with no loved one's at your side, working in a hostile work environment, depression and loneliness, disownment by parents, living with constant physical pain from a disability, and so forth. Can you imagine suffering all of these? Some people do and much more! At least Job got his health, wealth and life back, loss of career and retirement, because many people never get anything back, things just keep going from bad to worse until it's all over at death. Oh how we all should count our many blessings! So many people have never really suffered in life, and they're the ones who express the least understanding toward others who have suffered.

Psalms 142:4: “I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul. I cried unto thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.  Attend unto my cry; for I am brought very low: deliver me from my persecutors; for they are stronger than I. Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise thy name: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.”

Some believers are called into A Ministry Of Suffering! ...
I am, and perhaps you are too! God allows certain Christians to suffer to enable us to help those who others couldn't help.

It Doesn't Matter How You Got There!
(It Doesn't Matter How You Got There, awesome MP3 by Dr. Jack Hyles)

The very thing I'm wrestling against may be the thing that God wants to use to bless me!
(Jacob wrestled with the Lord. Genesis 32:26, “And he said, Let me go, for the day breaketh. And he said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.”)

God is good ALWAYS God is good.

Psalms 118:6, “The LORD is on my side;
I will not fear: what can man do unto me?”

“Church is a place where people should be able to hurt out loud. And I should be there to put my arms around those who are willing to hurt out loud.” —Evangelist Les Ollila, from the MP3 sermon, The Judgment Seat Of Christ.”


The Folly Which Church Gossip Causes

Luke 4:18, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised [mortally wounded].”


Jesus sees people's pain

We see people's hardness, but Jesus see their heart;
We see their problems, but Jesus see their potential;
We see the anger on their face, but Jesus sees the anguish inside;
We see people's wickedness, but Jesus sees their hopelessness;
We see their selfishness, but Jesus see their loneliness;
We see their worldliness, but Jesus see their emptiness;
We see their sneers, but Jesus see their soul;
We see their arrogance, but Jesus see their tiredness.

“Compassion In Soul Winning” (a red-hot, life-changing,
MP3 sermon by
Pastor R.B. Ouellette)

“The man who is fighting sin is too busy to keep a chip on his shoulder.”
—Pastor Danny Castle, from the MP3 sermon titled, “MERCY!

Growing Your Ability To Handle Depression
(a helpful MP3 Wednesday night Bible Study by Pastor Jeff Owens)

1st Peter 5:10, “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.”

The following are some truths from this Bible study by Dr. Owens...

“You are what you think. Control your thinking!”
“Youll do better in life if you keep your sin confessed.”
“Most people must work their way out of depression! Stay busy!”
“Remember, God's good all the time!”
“Want to have joy; want to be happy! Give it to God!”

When you feel yourself slipping into a depression, do these 7 things (from Brother Owen's outline):

  1. Trust in the Lord's goodness.
  2. Expect trouble. Don't be totally shocked when hardship comes your way.
  3. Control your thoughts.
  4. Want to be happy.
  5. Give it to God, it's His specialty.
  6. Get close to God.
  7. Stay busy doing good for God and doing good for others.

It is easy to become self-centered and self-absorbed when we get depressed. We want to run, hibernate and hide. It's normal to be there for a little while, but we don't want to stay there! Don't let prayer become your own personal pity party. Be right with people. A lot of people are depressed because they are wrong with people. You can't make people like you, but you can like them. How they respond is their problem. GET CLOSE TO GOD!!! Let God love you!

Most people must work their way out of depression. Stay busy! Work your way through it! Never despair, but if you do despair, keep on in despair. If everything falls apart, we have Jesus! The worst thing that will ever happen to us as Christians is down here on earth! Amen! Think about that! The unsaved world has nothing to look forward to. No wonder the world is so depressed! They have no Holy Spirit to turn to! That's why they run to the liquor, drugs and sexual immoralities. I thank God that I am a born-again Christian!!! You can't stop a burden from landing on your head, but you don't have to let it build a nest there!!! Amen. END

“Did you know that God uses hurtin' people? That's part of the reason why we have to hurt in this world, so we can help other people who hurt.”
—Pastor Danny Castle; from the life-changing sermon,
 KEEP ON PRAYING (MP3).

Wasted Suffering | Wasted Pain (precious MP3 sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles)

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If you want to live in “The Secret Place” of the Most High, you've got to believe three things...

  1. He Doeth All Things Well. With a passion we must believe that God doeth all things well.

  2. He's All-Powerful and He's in Control. If you don't believe that God is in control, then how can you have any faith?

  3. You Gotta Praise Him! Has your passion ever affected anybody, let alone pulling them in?

Christ Paid Our Debt Of Sin

Mark 11:25-26, “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”


Isaiah 53:3, “He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.”

How Our Hurts Can Help
(MP3 sermon by Dr. Jeff Owens)


Have you ever been so emotionally drained that you finally just knocked out to sleep? I have! The disciples were filled with sorrow because Jesus was leaving them, and they were overwhelmed with fatigue...

Luke 22:45, “And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow.”


A Visit To A Cemetery In Hilo, Hawaii


The more you brag on God's goodness, the more of His goodness you will see!

Psalms 107:1-2, “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.”


God is preparing you for the thing He has prepared you to do.


“In dealing with people who have inflicted hurt, would it not be wise to go to extra lengths to understand that 'hurting people hurt people.'” Mrs. Beverly Hyles


What is “Religious Scrupulosity” & What Does God Say About it?


Christians are tender-hearted people living in a cold-hearted world, and the two just don't mix!


For My Love They Are Become My Adversaries!
...but I give myself unto prayer. And they have rewarded me evil for good, and hatred for my love.” —Psalms 109:4-5

WHEN I SEE THE BLOOD


Psalms 34:18, “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”

God always lives with a broken heart over man's unbelief and sin. When our heart is broken, we are in agreement with God and can walk with Him better. This is why we are taught to “be afflicted, and mourn, and weep:” in James 4:8-9 as part of drawing nigh unto God and He WILL draw nigh unto you!

Walking with God means sharing His broken heart & His burdens over sin and unbelief that is hindering OTHERS from coming to the light of the glorious gospel to be saved.

I AM A VOICE!
(Dr. Hyles - Full MP3 sermon)


Jesus Became As Sin For Us

The Cure To A Broken Heart (by Pastor Robert York, First Baptist Church of Streetsboro, Ohio)

God Wants Every Believer To Bear Fruit

Jesus Is The Sun Of Righteousness


God Opens Doors! When one door closes He opens another. It's not that Jesus closes doors, but He opens other doors! When Jesus opens a door, no man can shut it! ...

Revelation 3:8, “I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.”


Whether you are heavy-laden by a burden that someone else placed upon you, or whether you caused the burden for yourself, God will give you REST IN YOUR BURDEN!!!

It Doesn't Matter How You Got There!
—an awesome MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles!

Matthew 11:28-29, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.”

Everyone needs a burden; Everyone needs a heartache!

“Let every man bear his own burden.” —Galatians 6:5


God doesn't take away our burden; but rather, He gives us a different yoke (His harness) to bear our burden!

It's not how you got there that moves God, it's that you're there!

It Doesn't Matter How You Got There!
—an awesome MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles!


If your heart is crushed, and your future looks mighty bleak, and you feel like you're dying inside, come to Jesus and HE WILL GIVE YOU REST!

It takes a moment to become a Christian, but a lifetime to become Christlike.

OTHERS vs. SELF
WORK before PLAY
FAITH over WORRY

Christ is the One Who Makes a Difference!

“Monday With Beverly” Hyles Website
(spiritual words of love, praise and comfort by Mrs. Hyles)

So You Are Out of God's Will
(by Pastor Jack Hyles)

Why Did This Happen To Me? | Part 2
(by Dr. Jack Hyles)

Dr. Jack Hyles, the Friend

You're either in the storm, or coming out of the storm, or going in the storm!

What To Do If You're Stuck In The Whale's Belly
(a life-changing MP3 sermon by Dr. Jeff Owens)


“God will still use you, I don't care what you've done!” —an encouraging quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?

“If there's anybody in the Bible that God had disdain for, it was those that had disdain for other sinners!” —an awesome quote from the MP3 sermon by Dr. Jack Hyles titled, “If Thou Should Mark Iniquities, Who Could Stand?


Test Of Spiritual Maturity
(Jesus called Judas, “friend.” Either love all or you love none!)

WHY MAMA
WAS SO SMART

(good stuff!; by Brother Hyles - Affliction is the best teacher!)

WHY GRACE CAN SAVE THE WORST MAN!
(an awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Ralph Yankee Arnold)

When You
Try Jesus Unjustly

(MP3, Dr. Hyles; evil critics become judge, jury & executioner)

What To Do When People Hurt You!
(a beautiful life-changing MP3 sermon by Dr. Bob Gray Sr.)

FORGIVENESS
(MP3, Dr. Hyles, “I decided years ago to forgive everybody before it is asked!”)

The Secret Place (God doeth all things well - MP3 by Attorney David Gibbs Jr.)
Mark 7:37, “And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well:
he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.”

God Loves to use Extremely Damaged Goods!!!

Jesus Makes The Difference

Proverbs 15:13, “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance:
but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken
.”

2nd 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: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

Starting Over (“We all have to start over once and a while!”)
—quote from the sermon, STARTING OVER by Pastor Danny Castle!!!

“Too many people let the failures of yesterday and the fears of tomorrow rob them of the joy of serving God today!”
—quote from the sermon, STARTING OVER by Pastor Danny Castle!!!

“The way to be where you ought to be tomorrow is to do what you ought to do today!”
—quote from the sermon, STARTING OVER by Pastor Danny Castle!!!

I SHALL NOT BE MOVED! (awesome MP3 sermon by Pastor Danny Castle, 03-16-14)

“The Church at its worst is better than the world at its best!”
—Pastor Danny Castle (a quote from the tough love video sermon titled, “Is Your Heart Right?” | MP3)

THE CHURCH AS A FAMILY (a video sermon by Pastor Danny Castle)

So Much The More As Ye See The Day Approaching (MP3 by Dr. Jack Hyles)
(We ought to work even harder as we see the end years of our life approaching)

“You show me a person to whom Heaven becomes real, and this Book [King James Bible] becomes real, and God becomes real, and Hell becomes real, and salvation becomes real, and I'll show you a person that will so much the more serve God as he sees the day approaching!” —Pastor Jack Hyles, a quote from the awesome MP3 sermon titled, So Much The More As Ye See The Day Approaching.”

Someone has said that a camel is a horse put together by a Baptist committee!


My Permanent Neck Injury

Below are MRI snapshots from before my first surgery (left, 2008), after the first surgery (middle, 2009), and now after my second surgery (right, 2010). I had the discectomy and fusion surgery done in July of 2009 and then redone in April of 2010. I still have stenosis (compression of the spinal cord) and radiculopathy (sharp radiating pain in my arms and legs). The second surgeon said my bones weren't fusing according to a CT Scan, so he took a bone graft from my left hip to put into my neck. During the first surgery, an artificial implant was used. The hip bone is necessary for the neck bones to fuse solid, and the titanium plate holds it all together. I still have horrible toothache-like pain where the bone is located in back of my neck. The constant chronic pain and tension in my neck are debilitating. Yet I count my blessings that I still have most of my strength and functionality. God still uses damaged goods like me. Please listen to “THE SECRET PLACE” by Attorney David Gibbs Sr. about his mother's health ordeal and I guarantee that God will break your heart. You can see below where I still have a bone spur compressing my spinal cord at C5-C6. I have been discouraged by 3 doctors, including a neurologist and orthosurgeon, from having any further surgery, since the last surgery made me worse, leaving me with peripheral neuropathy (in addition to the original stenosis and radiculopathy)...

December 2008

 

November 2009

November 2010

Above: MRI's Of My Neck Before & After 2 Major Neck Surgeries

Below is what my titanium implant and six surgical screws looks like in my neck. I don't notice any loss of range of motion (being able to turn my head), but I was told that range of motion is usually only noticed if the upper neck disks are removed between C1 to C5. I had the two disks between bones C5-C6-C7 removed. I don't complain. God is good! I praise the Lord for His blessings! I can still walk, but many people cannot. Please listen to Dr. Jack Hyles' awesome MP3 sermon, “Wasted Suffering” (don't let your suffering go to waste)...

Above: An X-Ray Of My Titanium Surgical Neck Implant

Psalms 139:14, “I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.”

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Pastor John Wilkerson said the following beautiful words in a Sunday evening service from November 13, 2016:

“I don't like it when someone in church falls, has a moral failure, a problem, and they have to leave here to go heal somewhere else. I think people need a place of grace. Listen, all of us are just dirt pots. We go around saying, 'Well you got more dirt on your pot than I got on my pot.' That's stupid. All of us are prone to fail. 'And ye who are spiritual, restore such a one.' By the way, if you ever mess up, don't leave. If you ever have to leave First Baptist Church, leave on a high point. Leave when you're strong and you're going to affect someone else in the will of God. But if you're hurt don't leave. Heal where you hurt! Confess and forsake sin and let the Lord help restore you. And God give us spiritual people within this body of believers, who are spiritual, and will restore such a one in the spirit of meekness. And that word meekness means, 'a willingness to adjust to another's pace. Another's agenda.' The Bible tells us that Jesus is meek and lowly, and we can find help for our souls. He'll come back. He's way out in front, but He'll come back, He'll adjust to our pace, to help us.”

SOURCE: Pastor John Wilkerson - https://youtu.be/FjZJSV7_0dQ?t=20m25s - First Baptist Church of Hammond; Sunday evening service, November 13, 2016.

Jeremiah 6:16, “Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.”

You're always going to have a broken heart in life as a Christian,
so you might as well just accept it, praise God anyhow and serve God in the valley!

(or as someone eloquently put it... The secret to happiness is not to wait until
the storm passes by to enjoy life; but rather, to learn to sing and dance in the rain!!!)

Unbelief always sees problems, but faith always sees solutions in Christ!


HELL FIRE (you'd better get saved before it's too late! by Pastor Danny Castle)

“Ye that love the LORD, hate evil...” —Psalm 97:10