Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #7

It’s Tuesday, my friends, which means two new sermons from the brethren down in Arkansas. First, we have have Pastor Roger Copeland at Northern Hills Baptist Church in Texarkana, exhorting husbands and fathers and wives and mothers to take a stand for Jesus Christ in their homes.

Qualifier: At the 3:18 mark of the video, brother Copeland regrettably quotes G.K. Chesterton and cites him as a “great Christian.” Chesterton (1874-1936) was actually a devout Roman Catholic who was committed to propagating Rome’s false gospel of salvation by sacramental grace and merit. I’m guessing that in his sermon preparation, Pastor Copeland grabbed the Bartlett’s from his bookshelf and selected Chesterton’s quote without realizing who he actually was. I did send off an email to Pastor Copeland to make him aware of the issue. 

Next is a sermon by Pastor Cody Andrews at Holly Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Star City that expounds on the glorious truth that our Savior, Jesus Christ, is risen and He lives! ♬ …Because He lives I can face tomorrow… ♬… Because He lives, all fear is gone… ♬

Pastor Roger Copeland – Me and My House

 

Pastor Cody Andrews – Because He Lives

47 thoughts on “Truth from Arkansas! Sunday sermon series, #7

  1. Hi brother we had old neighbor who are Catholics why do people say Catholics are Christian’s our old neighbors are not Christian’s I was thinking no their not and also they need Jesus.

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    1. Hey brother! I didn’t realize that was you with the “new name.” Welcome back! Yeah, Catholicism refers to Jesus of course, but it’s all about ritual, ceremony, and trying to merit salvation. Totally wrong on so many doctrines.

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      1. Yes new redone website new username. Thanks not many know it’s me which is fine I don’t need debates when I do a Christmas post if I do one.

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      2. Why is that I saw that last year with comments you got we spend so much time with those issue s we don’t share the Gospel with the lost.

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      3. I put this on my about page. This site celebrates Thanksgiving, Christmas and Resurrection Day/Easter so if anyone has any problem with the holidays I celebrate please don’t comment I don’t like church politics, useless debates.

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      4. Exactly! Although Catholics try to get around Hebrews by saying that they “re-present” the same sacrifice at Calvary rather than repeat it.

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  2. Honestly I get tired of hearing that Catholics are Christian’s. I remember years ago I had the catechism of the Catholic Church book got flack for having that book.

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    1. Thanks. Yeah, too bad that this otherwise knowledgeable pastor made this error. Regrettably, many pastors quote Chesterton and C.S. Lewis these days. Lewis wasn’t Catholic but he supported several Catholic beliefs.

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      1. Leftist/Statist politics does hurt people in the long run, its poor economics. While its not a Gospel issue and I’m less political than before still it grieves me to think of the impact of economic and fiscal policies that hurt employees/consumers, your every day people.

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      2. I agree. The taxes shot up like a rocket when ROC was a high-tech manufacturing center, and nobody seemed to care because of the great prosperity, but the taxes eventually became one of the main reasons for the region’s downfall (along with changing technology).

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    1. There are doctrines that can never be compromised, like the Gospel of grace, but going ballistic because a sister or brother chose to have a Christmas tree in their house is getting wrapped around the axle over secondaries.

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      1. Absolutely agree as the apostle Paul said. For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them.To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law (though not being myself under the law) that I might win those under the law.To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law.To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some.I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings. – 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1Corinthians9:19-23&version=ESV

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      2. Just thought of this but we as believers tend to a club or baseball bat to each other or Christmas, Easter, Bible translations end times the rapture etc when this shouldn’t happen.

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  3. Why don’t we go ballistic over false teachers gospels and teaching like social justice Catholicism etc and not about the orgins of Christmas.

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    1. I respect believers who choose not to celebrate Christmas, Easter, etc. There is some paganism mixed in with many holidays, but it’s a matter of personal conviction, not something to attack fellow believers about. These same people are not so adamant about other practices with pagan origins like wedding rings, funerary services, birthday celebrations, church steeples, etc., etc. I have decided not to engage the Christmas haters when they post about such topics.

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  4. Thanks again, Tom. Hey, let me know if bro Copeland responds to that email. I’m curious as to how that goes down. Also, I’m rolling late on Sunday’s. Technical difficulties and won’t be ready until tomorrow probably. Things are snowballing here. Nursing School sent acceptance letters out, and I got mine. Orientation is December 12th, and class starts January the 6th!

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    1. Hey, Wally! It’s my blessings to listen to and pass along the sermons. No, brother Copeland did not respond to my email. No problem with uploading your church’s sermon tomorrow! Actually, brother Copeland’s church is one month behind uploading their sermons. Tomorrow I’ll be posting only brother Cody’s sermon from last week unless things change. Great to hear you were formally accepted! You will be a busy guy!!!

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      1. Thanks for asking, Wally. I was actually doing more training rather than applying to jobs until just recently. Realistically, it’s going to be tough finding a job at 63, but I’m going to keep pushing until I find something.

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