Silver Nuggets

I pray that these Sermons, Sermon Outlines, Poems, and various stories will be helpful in the ministry of Pastors, Evangelists, Bible School Students, Speakers, and you as an individual.

 

 

 

 

INDEX

I-POEMS

II-SERMON OUTLINES

Established Trinity Vs Apostolic Trinity in Pictures

How to find the will of God for Your life

How to pray in a time of Crisis

Try the Spirit

An Inconsiderate People

“Windows Open towards Jerusalem”

How to Grow

Why Jerusalem (A City) Went To Hell

The Christian’s Greatest Need

The Unsparing God

No Remedy

The Woman Who Wouldn’t Leave the Men Alone

The Beauty   of A Christian Home

Are You There?

The Many Faces of Sin

Our Heavenly Father’s chastening

The Heavenly Jerusalem

Things God Has Obligated Himself To Do

If the Foundation be destroyed

A sin unto Death

Giants in our Lives

Has the Lord Accepted You?

Are you prepared?

Then He passed by

Sons of God

Standards a blessing or a curse

A Perfect Church

Issumagijoujunnainermik!

Only the Sons of God will inherit the Kingdom of God

The Saga of the Birthright

You can’t sin and have Eden too

The Ministry of being let down

Have you climbed the Jesus Tree

5 Errors in the Bible

Signs of our times

Why God has not answered our Prayer

Living a Wholesome Christian Life

Joy of the Lord is my Strength

One thing in Heaven made by Man

Why should one Tithe

The Devil made her do it

His Day had come

The Anchor of God

The Man who missed Church

The Disciple who never called Jesus Lord

Victory shall be mine

I didn’t have Time

How to find God’s will for your life

Don’t be deceived

What the devil wants me to do?

How to be a good Christian

The seven feasts of Jehovah

The seven wonders of all time

Good qualities of Christ’s sheep

Days which were before

Under God’s shelter

When Impossible Things become possible

Thirst come drink

The Necessity for the Cross

Teach us to Pray

How to kill a Church without trying

The eye of Faith

There is nothing too hard for thee Lord

Some things Jesus would not do

How God’s love affects you

Some things God has obligated Himself to do

Eight sins that Damn

How to prepare for Revival

Paul the Master Preacher

Jesus signed my pardon

III-SHORT STORIES FOR YOUR SERMONS

IV-SERMONS I HAVE PREACHED

Who dares wins

For such a time as this

Are you a Miracle about to happen

Stay in the Ship

There is a Balm in Gilead

Can you lose your Son Ship?

Devil’s Lion Den

O Death where is thy sting?

Eternity is nearer than you think

Professor or Possessor

One Moment with the King

Buy the Truth and sell it not

What do you have in your hand?Where art thou?

Are you a Church Builder or a Church Killer

Into His wonderful Path

The Almost unforgivable sin?

The Revelation of our Unseen Unpronounceable God

Samuel hears voice of God

You won’t like our church?

Have you sold your Birthright?

One moment in Time — Here to Eternity

9/11 Poem

By George Duke

Twas not day nor was it light

When she arose from the night

Would not be much more than an hour

That she would be at work in the tower

She got on her knees to pray as she knelt on the floor

Not just a sentence but a whole lot more

She prayed for her kids, her nation and kin

Not knowing that day of those horrible men

Who despised the life of others and their own

Thinking in their minds to their god they’d be known

So after her coffee and a roll

She left the house for the stroll

Up the lane and down the street

Smiling to all that she did meet

Twas not long fore she entered the door

Took the Elevator to the 73rd floor

Greeting co-workers as she took her seat

Picked up some fallen papers at her feet

Looking out the window suddenly she cried alas

As the plane came crashing through the glass

Now Satan their god was ever so pleased and laughed and shouted in glee

For that morning his followers had bowed to him on their knee

Twas Tuesday Sept 11th of that horrible day

When children in school were not allowed to pray

The pledge of allegiance was all they could speak

Before sitting at their desks with a squeak

But school was not out on that solemn day

When rules were broken as they sobbed and did pray

In school that day they prayed for those that did die

They cried to the God that was way up in the sky

Jesus our God looked down from above

Heard the cry of the people that he did love

He reached down his hands to the WTC

And took his children of that you can see

Many a person will never be found

Among the rubble that fell to the ground

Some there were not known and of little fame

But our Jesus knew them all by their Name

His promise is still true

For one day out of the blue

Jesus will come and above we will go

And we will be able to tell the world I told you so

The prodigal son  Poem by George Duke

In the beginning he was doing just fine

Then he left home & his Father behind

For days he enjoyed riotous living

Serving the devil with all of his being

One day he had plenty of time and wealth

The next day he was starving to death

It was at this time he begin to think

In my Fathers house there is plenty of food and drink

So he returned to his home ready to plead

All because he had such a dire need

He found his Father was quick to forgive

But the brother complained and condemned

We all at some time are like the prodigal son

Enjoying Worldly pleasure and having fun

So take it from me and you will plainly see

It’s in his house you need to be

So the father offered mercy and grace

And allowed him back in his place

But the brother did not want him back

He was not concerned with his lack

Today you may feel that very same need

To return to the heavenly Father and plead

For his forgiveness you will surely find

 

HOW TO FIND THE WILL OF GOD FOR YOUR LIFE

 

TEXT: Rom. 12: 1-2

INTRODUCTION: How can a Christian know God’s will in his life? Every Christian should be keenly interested in knowing God’s will for his life  Whether one is seeking guidance as to a momentary problem or as to a life career, there are five steps to be followed. These may be summarized as follows: YIELD, CONFESS, PRAY, STUDY, WAIT.

  1. YIELD. To yield is to present oneself to the Lord. It means to lay aside personal hopes, ambitions and desires. It means to want His way su­premely. Paul yielded when he asked, “What wilt thou have me to do?”
  2. CONFESS. If we want to be in the center of His will, we must confess and forsake any secret sins which we cherish. Remember the words of the Psalmist, “If I regarc iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me (Psalm 66: 18).
  3. PRAY. This simply means that we must come before the Lord regularly, asking Him to do as He has said.
  4. STUDY. Spend much time in the Word of God. Read it while you are on your knees, asking God to speak to you through it.
  5. WAlT. If God does not answer immediately, wait (Psalm 62: 6). If

you have prayed for direction and no answer comes, then God’s guid­

ance is for you to stay where you are.

  1. GUIDANCE THROUGH THE BIBLE. God often uses verses of Scrip­ture to guide us to take a certain definite course of action. A verse that you had never noticed before may take on new meaning because it tells you what to do at the vcry time when you were praying for direction (Psalm 119: 105 )
  2. GUIDANCE THROUGH CHRISTIANS. It is sometimes helpful to seek the advice of mature, spiritual Christians. Their experience and counsel can often save a younger person from serious pitfalls. Hebrews 13:7, 17).

III. GUIDANCE THROUGH CIRCUMSTANCES. Since God controls the entire universe, He can ind often does plan the circumstances of our lives to reveal His will.

  1. GUIDANCE THROUGH ‘”.THE HOLY SPIRIT.

The Spirit of God can influence our convictions, our desires or our inclinations in such a way as to make God’s will clear. In such cases, the guidance is so ob­vious that to refuse it would be the same as disobedience (Acts 11: 12; 16:6, 7).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO PRAY IN A TIME OF CRISIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO PRAY IN A TIME OF CRISIS

TEXT: Daniel 2: 14-23 and 46-49

INTRODUCTION: The opening verses of the second chapter of Daniel cer­tainly reveal to us the fact that Daniel faced a great crisis at this time. Perhaps you are facing a crisis now. What should you do about it? The answer is: Do what Daniel did – pray. Daniel 2: 14-23, and see how to pray in a time of crisis.

  1. SET ASIDE A TIME FOR PRAYER.

Why did Daniel ask the king for “time”? Because he wanted time to

pray. Immediately he was faced with the problem he set aside time for

prayer. Now, if you are facing a time of crisis the first thing you should do is to set aside a definite time in order to seek the face of God and place the matter that is perplexing you into His hands for solution.

  1. GO TO THE PLACE OF PRAYER.

Verse 17 tells us that “Daniel went to his house.” Why did he do this?

Daniel 6: 10 tells us. In his house he had a place of prayer, a special

room where the windows were open towards Jerusalem. Do you have a place of prayer?

III. SEEK FELLOWSHIP IN PRAYER.

Daniel could have prayed alone about his great need, as he did in Daniel 6: 10. But Daniel sought the prayer fellowship of his three companions, as verse 17 tells us.

  1. BE DEFINITE IN PRAYER.

Verse 18 tells us that these four young men prayed “concerning this

secret.” If you go through your Bible you underline all the occasions of prayer that are recorded there you wil! notice over and over again that the praying was definite.

  1. WATCH YOUR MOTIVE IN PRAYER.

In Verse 18 we are told that Daniel and his friends prayed “that Daniel

and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Baby­lon.” Prayer with the wrong motive cannot prevail. James 4:3.

  1. EXERCISE FAITH IN PRAYER.

That is to say, when you pray, pray in faith. The incident before us

clearly shows that Daniel had implicit trust in God that He could hear

and answer prayer. One reason why our prayers do not prevail is because of our unbelief. James 1 :5-7.

VII. RECEIVE THE ANSWER TO PRAYER.

Look at verses 19-23 and notice the kind of answer that God gave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“TRY THE SPIRIT”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“TRY THE SPIRIT”

 

TEXT: I John 4: 1

INTRODUCTION: The scriptures speak of the “spirit of man” and the

“spirit of beast,” there are also many other KINDS of spirits spoken of

in thte Bible. Notice:

  1. THE “GOOD.”
  2. Nathanael had a “clean” spirit, Jo. 1:47
  3. A “broken” spirit is usually good, Ps. 5 I : 17
  4. A “faithful” spirit is good, Provo 11: 13
  5. Good spirits cannot always be detected by “outward” appearance,

I Sam. 16: 7

  1. We need the GIFT – “discerning of spirits,” I Cor. 12: 10; Provo

16:2

  1. THE “EVIL.”
  2. Christ speaks of:
  3. “Unclean Spirits,” Matt. 10:1; 12:43
  4. “Devil-spirits,” 8: 16; 12:28
  5. “Wicked spirits,” 12:45
  6. “Dumb Spirits,” Mark 9: 17
  7. Tattlers need this kind.
  8. “Foul spirits,” 9 :25
  9. “Evil spirits,” Lu, 7:21; 8:2
  10. “Spirit of infirmity,” 13: 1 I

III. OTHER KINDS. 1. Paul refers to the spirit of:

  1. “Devination” – fortune telling, Acts 16: 16
  2. “Bondage,” Rom. 8: 15
  3. “Slumber,” 11:8
  4. “The world,” I Cor. 2: 12
  5. “Disobedience,” Eph. 2:2
  6. “Seducing,” I Tim. 4: I
  7. “Fear,” 2 Tim. 1: 7
  8. TESTING THE SPIRIT.
  9. There are three ways we may “test” the spirit; they may be called:
  10. The “spirit test,” I Cor. 12:3; I John 4: 1
  11. The “doctrinal” test,” I John 4:3
  12. The “fruit-bearing” test, Matt. 7: 15-20

CONCLUSION: There are many, many spirits, but only One Holy Spirit, and GOD wants US to be “Filled” with the Holy Spirit, Eph. 5: 18.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF THE FOUNDATION BE DESTROYED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IF THE FOUNDATION BE DESTROYED

 

Text: Psalms 11:3

  1. THE FOUNDATION OF GOVERNMENT
  2. Our nation was founded on religious principles,
  3. More and more, God is being left out of national affairs; while

Atheism comes to the front, but the Bible gives the answer

Psalm 9:17, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the

nations that forget God.”

  1. THE FOUNDATIONS OF MORALITY ARE BEING

DESTROYED

  1. Moral standards have reached a new low.

Example: Dope, troubles, sex promiscuity, etc.

  1. Sex teachings in the schools – a disgrace to the nation.

III. THE FOUNDATIONS OF CITIZENSHIP

This is our relation to our nation and our fellowman.

Dishonesty runs rampant – tax -. cheating, etc.

  1. THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE HOME
  2. The situation: Mother working a job, or gone to the social club.
  3. Dad gone to the tavern

3.. The children gone to hell.

  1. The old-fashioned home, Where God is honored, hardly exists.
  2. THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE CHURCH

L Consider the church’s place in God’s plan, Eph. 3:10, 21.

  1. God’s program is a church program. “To him be glory in the

church.”

  1. The church is autonomous – self-governing – independent.
  2. The Devil is trying to rob the Churches of their God-given

freedom.

  1. There is a universal effort to compromise the churches with

false churches and religious movements. Ecumenism.

  1. THE FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY ARE BEING DESTROYED
  2. Christianity is really three things:
  3. An experience – in salvation.
  4. An expression – in Christian living.
  5. An expectation – of Christ’s return.
  6. There is a loose concept of Christian Iiving. We are ceasing

to be a separated people. Anything goes.

Separation is commanded, See II Cor. 6:17, .Col. 3:1, 2, etc.

  1. Bible study and prayer are too much neglected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCONSIDERATE PEOPLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN INCONSIDERATE PEOPLE

 

TEXT: Isa. 1 :3. “The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master’s crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.”

INTRODUCTION: This is God’s charge against His people. In their back­slidden condition they did not have as much judgment as the ox or the ass. These knew where to look for their food, but backslidden Christians turn to the world and worldly things to try to satisfy their souls. There are many things we do not consider:

  1. WE DO NOT CONSIDER THE GREATNESS OF OUR GOD.

“For the Lord is a great God, and King above all the gods.” Psalm 95: 3 “Thy way, 0 God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?” P:salm 77: 13

  1. WE DO NOT CONSIDER THE GOODNESS OF GOD.
  2. Israel had forgotten all God’s wonderful works toward them.
  3. The deliverance from Egypt
  4. The crossing of the Red Sea
  5. His provisions for them in the Wilderness.
  6. God’s people of today are just as prone to forget as the Israelites.

“Not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance” Rom. 2:4.

III. WE DO NOT CONSIDER THE PRICE PAID FOR OUR REDEMP­TION.

  1. Christ paid the price in His suffering and death. Luke 24:46
  2. The ransom must be as great or greater than the object sold.
  3. Christ’s blood is the ransom
  4. This is the greatest price ever paid.
  5. WE DO NOT CONSIDER OUR OWN SINFULNESS.
  6. God’s description of His rebellious children. Isa, 1: 3-6
  7. The results of their sins. Isa, 1: 7-9
  8. By rebelling against God, Christians bring chastisement upon them­selves. Jer. 2: 19
  9. WE DO NOT CONSIDER THE AWFUL STATE OF LOST SOULS
  10. Christian workers need a new vision of hell and its horrors.
  11. Christians should consider that the unbeliever is lost already. John 3: 18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“WINDOWS OPEN TOWARDS JERUSALEM”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“WINDOWS OPEN TOWARDS JERUSALEM”

 

TEXT: Daniel 6: 1-11

INTRODUCTION: Every man whom God has greatly used has been a man of prayer. The value of our service before men is determined by the meas­ure of our fellowship and communion with God in the secret place of prayer.

  1. DANIEL “WENT INTO HIS HOUSE” TO PRAY.

There were no temples in Babylon, except heathen temples, but Daniel had a “prophet’s chamber,” a sacred place within his own home where he frequently withdrew in order to have fellowship in prayer with God. This is the essential in the life of every Christian.

  1. DANIEL KEPT HIS WINDOWS OPEN “TOWARD JERUSALEM.”

These open windows were symbolic of the whole attitude of his soul. His heart and soul were opened God-ward. These open windows tell us that Daniel was a man who believed God, who trusted Him to keep His word, and who waited expectantly for the fulfillment of His word.

III. DANIEL “KNEELED UPON HIS KNEES” TO PRAY.

When we pray the bodily posture is not the important thing. We can pray walking or standing, while We are working or while we are resting in bed, but the attitude of our hearts when we pray should be that of kneeling, for this indicates humility and reverence and submission.

  1. DANIEL PRAYED “THREE TIMES A DAY.”

No man had a more valid excuse for not giving much time to prayer, and yet Daniel prayed regularly three times “day. For Daniel prayer was not supplemental, something added on after everything else had been seen to, it was fundamental, a priority ill his life.

  1. DANIEL ACTUALLY “PRAYED”

This man Daniel was burdened. Are we burdened about the condition of things in our own land? – the pagan atmosphere, the receding tide of spiritual blessing, the lowering of moral standards.

  1. DANIEL’S PRAYERS WERE MINGLED WITH PRAISES – “HE GAVE THANKS.”

What had he to be thankful about? Everybody was against him and he was in a most difficult situation. Yes, but he gave thanks and thus obeyed the injunction written by the Apostle Paul many years later – Philippians 4: 6· 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO GROW

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW TO GROW

 

TEXT: II Peter 3: 18

INTRODUCTION: The Word of God has given us seven beautiful similes of the growth of the Christian character, and cur Lord says that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed, or graced like the lily of the field.

  1. GROW LIKE THE LILY FOR PURITY.

“As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters” (S. of Sol. 2:2). “Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit perfecting holiness in the fear of God (II Co. 7: I ).

God promised Israel that they should “grow as the lily” when they re­turn to Him (Hos. 14:5).

  1. GROW LIKE CORN FOR BOUNTIFULNESS

The corn must fall into thte ground and die (John 12:24). Die to all of the flesh and be quickened by the spirit. This is the way for the “much fruit.” It is the development of the new life, even as John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I (J ohn ) must decrease” (John 3: 30).

III. GROW LIKE IVY FOR TENACITY.

As the ivy clings by the power of life within, so we are able to cling to the tree. Our Lord loves to have us cling to Him. Ruth clave to him (Ruth 1: 14). Barnabas exhorted the saints to cleave unto the Lord “with purpose of heart” (Acts I 1 : 23) .

  1. GROW LIKE THE VINE FOR FRUITFULNESS

We read, “Take us the faxes. the little foxes. that spoil the vines: for our vines have tender grapes” (S. of Sol. 2: 15). These are the little incon­sistencies of our life that the enemy uses to ruin our testimony. We can­not bring forth fruit of ourselves. but the Word says. “Take us the little

foxes,” so we need to watch out for the fox.

  1. GROW LIKE THE OAK FOR STABILITY.

“By faith … rooted and grounded in love” (Eph. 3: 17); “That we

henceforth be no more children. tossed to and fro. and carried about with every wind of doctrine. by the sleight of men. and cunning crafti­ness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive” (Eph. 4:14). It is said of Reuben, “unstable as water” (Gen. 49:4). How many are like Reuben today!

  1. GROW LIKE A PALM TREE FOR UPRIGHTNESS

We read, “Noah was a just man and upright in his generations, and Noah walked with God” (Gen. 6:9). How blessed also to be classed with Job as an upright man (Job I: 8)