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B. R. Lakin Preaches on Heaven

AAAAA B R LakinThis is an audio recording of Dr. B. R.  Lakin preaching on Heaven.  He is up in age, but the clarity of his message rings true to the heart.   I believe this sermon was delivered at Dr. John Rawlings church in Ohio.

 

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Books,%20Tracts%20&%20Preaching/Audio%20Sermons/Dr%20B%20R%20Lakin/heaven.mp3 

Bascom Ray Lakin (January 5,[1] 1901- March 15, 1984) was a Baptist preacher and evangelist.

B. R. Lakin was born on a farm near Fort Gay, West Virginia, on the Kentucky border. His mother had prayed for a “preacher man” and had dedicated him to God even before he was born. Lakin attended a one-room schoolhouse in West Virginia through the 4th grade. Later, when he realized the need for more education, he attended Moody Bible Institute while pastoring several churches. Eventually Bob Jones University and (the now defunct) Kletzing College bestowed honorary doctorates.

Lakin was converted to Christianity during a revival meeting when he was sixteen and baptized in Big Hurricane Creek. Within a week he had preached his first sermon. During the 1920s he served as circuit-riding preacher, riding a mule from church to church through the mountains and foothills of rural West Virginia and Kentucky. In 1939, he was called to assist E. Howard Cadle (1884-1942) at the Cadle Tabernacle in Indianapolis, Indiana, a church that seated ten thousand with an additional fourteen hundred seats for the choir.[2] Cadle conducted a daily radio program, “Nation’s Family Prayer Period,” on the 50,000-watt clear channel WLW in Cincinnati, and the program became the most listened to religious broadcast during the 1930s. Upon Cadle’s death in 1942, Lakin became senior pastor and continued the broadcast. Although Lakin did not have Cadle’s charisma, he was heard in thousands of homes across the United States and thereby became a nationally known Gospel preacher.

 

Abraham Lincoln Warns America of Her Pride

By Abraham Lincoln

AAAA ABRAHAM LINCOLNIn a speech made in 1863, Abraham Lincoln said, “We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.”

Why is God Silent When I Pray?

 

Michael Guido

Michael Guido

THERE IS AN ANSWER

By Michael Guido / Metter, GA / Now in Heaven

I do not know why God ever made me, he cried in deep despair. God has not made you yet, said his friend. He is making you and you do not like what is going on. That story neatly summarizes the tenth Psalm.
Whoever wrote this psalm was asking the same question. O Lord, why do you stand so far away? Why do you hide from me when I need you the most? But is this a question or an accusation? If God is distant or hiding, could there be a reason? What is going on here? Is it God s doing or the Psalmists? Who is responsible for the feelings of isolation or separation? Is it doubt or is it distrust? Or is it neither?
This psalm does not end where it begins. It concludes with a bold proclamation, The Lord is King forever and ever! And a short time later we read, Lord You know the hopes of the helpless. Surely You will hear their cries and help them.
Is God ever absent from the lives of those who look to Him for salvation? It surely seems so. When the ones who claim they do not need God seem to prosper and we who worship Him are forced to go without, where is He?
The author does not speculate about what God is doing nor why He does not respond to our cries immediately. He simply reminds us of the grace of God and that in His time and in His way He will hear us and comfort us. Our faith only grows through adversity.

Prayer: Give us courage, Father, to be patient while You work within us to shape us into Your likeness. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Scripture for Today: Psalm 10:17 Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart; You will cause Your ear to hear,

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Observe the Lowly Ant

Go to the Ant

By Dr. Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley

Proverbs 6:6-8

God is a masterful Creator. He has integrated many of His principles into the fabric of nature so that we can see His handiwork and learn of Him (Ps. 19:1-6). If you desire to acquire wisdom, do not neglect to look outdoors for His lessons.

Now, of course, the outdoors sometimes comes inside. If you’ve ever battled ants in your kitchen or pantry, wisdom probably isn’t the first trait you would attribute to them—you probably would choose a description more like determination. But to the lazy person, God points out these tiny creatures as an example of wise living. Simply consider how many characteristics of the ant people would be smart to adopt: preparation, cooperation, perseverance, diligence, unity, and the list goes on. So interacting with righteous men isn’t the only way to acquire wisdom. God also wants us to observe the lowly ant that He created to work in community.

There’s much to learn from the created world. By directing attention to the birds, Jesus challenges His followers to consider the folly of anxiety (Matt. 6:26). Birds do not reap or gather grain but rather assume their food will be supplied as it always has been. The lesson in this observation of nature is that the Lord who provides for birds can be trusted to meet His people’s needs as well.

Our quest for wisdom is to be rooted in Scripture and covered in prayer. But don’t overlook the many lessons unfolding right outside the front door. Ask God for “eyes to see” (Mark 8:18). Then take every chance to grow in understanding so your capacity to live by His principles will be strengthened.

For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.

What Shall I Do?

Charles Stanley talks about The Path of Life

Jeremiah 10:23-24

23 O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. 24 O Lord, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing.

Charles Stanley

Charles Stanley

Life is like an untraveled trail with complex twists and turns. Appealing activities can be detours that lead to the quicksand of sin. And engaging philosophies may form side paths that end up in a mire of muddled thinking. Even the best route isn’t all sun-dappled meadows and quiet riverside lanes. We may at times have to journey over hard terrain or shadowed valleys. The only way to be sure we’re walking right is to follow one who knows the way perfectly.

God is the perfect, full-service Guide. No one can go wrong by keeping to the pathways He selects. Consider that He lovingly and intentionally created you for this time and this place. The Lord watches over your steps because He desires to see your purpose fulfilled and His plan come to fruition through you (Prov. 3:5-6). Therefore, He promises to counsel those who follow Him (Ps. 25:12). When God warns His children away from a tempting sidetrack, it is because He foresees the dangers that lurk on that road.

There’s a correlation between ignoring God’s guidance and ending up in trouble: the one who stumbles off course has trusted his own “sense of direction”—his emotions, desires, or personal version of morality. He’s been pursuing what feels good or looks right instead of seeking the Lord’s will.

God has mapped out the path before you. He is aware of every obstacle and miry pit, and He knows exactly which sidetracks will tempt you. What’s more, He has committed to walk beside you as a Guide and Comforter so that you never face the twists and turns of this life alone.

For more biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley, please visit www.intouch.org.

Dr. Sumner Wemp in Heaven

If you have been a frequent visitor to this site you have noticed on the left AAAAAAA SUMNER WEMP TRACTside of the page an image of a ticket that says, “Your Ticket to Heaven.” That is the title of a wonderful tract written by Dr. C. Sumner Wemp and distributed in over a million copies around the world.  Dr. Wemp died on Christmas Day.  What a wonderful day for him to leave earth and join his blessed Savior!  I am publishing his Obituary because it reads like a devotional that will stir your heart and cause you to think good thoughts about the Lord and Dr. Wemp.  He has been one God’s mighty oaks standing true to the Word of God and to the mission that Jesus called him.  I hope you will meditate on this report.  Perhaps there is a reader who will pick up the mantle of Dr. Wemp and go forward doing his work.

Photo: Obituary for DR. SUMNER WEMP who went home to be the Lord on Christmas Day.  I hadn't realized his Pensacola connection.</p>
<p>Dr. Clifford Sumner Wemp II, age 90 went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2012.  </p>
<p>Sumner was born October 26, 1922 to Clifford and Mabel Glidden Wemp in Rochester, New York but was quickly moved to Jacksonville, FL due to health problems as an infant.  At age 17, having never held a Bible nor heard “Jesus Loves Me this I know…” he experienced his life changing event when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. And often stated, “He had never gotten over it.” </p>
<p>After answering God’s call to ministry, He attended Bryan College then graduated from Howard College, now Samford University in Birmingham AL. He had a BA from Samford University, a Th.M from Dallas Theological Seminary, a D.Min from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School,  a D.D. from California Graduate School of Theology and a S.T.D, of Sacred Theology from Liberty University.</p>
<p>While attendiung Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX, he met and later married Celeste Magee Zimmerman, “Angel,” at Scolfield Memorial Church in 1946. They were married and ministered together for 64 years until her death at age 86 in July 2010.</p>
<p>Sumner pastored churches in Dalton, FL, Dothan, AL, Birmingham, AL, Pensacola, FL, and Mt Prospect, IL.   In 1961 he joined the faculty at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago IL as Director of Practical Christian Work and began his second career in education with college students. After 9 exciting years at Moody Bible Institute, Sumner was asked to become the President of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL.  In 1969 he was called to be the Pastor of Mt. Prospect Bible Church in Mt. Prospect, IL.  Then in 1973 he joined with Dr. Jerry Falwell at newly founded Lynchburg Baptist college, now Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, to be Vice President of Spiritual Affairs, the spiritual mentor to thousands of students. </p>
<p>Sumner authored many Gospel tracts, and books. His tract, “Your Ticket to Heaven” has been printed in many languages and over a million copies have been circulated worldwide. His best known books include, How on Earth Can I be Spiritual, The Guide to Practical Pastoring, Teaching from the Tabernacle, and Fishing for Men, a book on evangelism which was a collection of the stories of many witnessing experiences.  Sumner and Celeste had a great zeal for missions and travelled around the world ministering to thousands on every continent around the world.</p>
<p>The last 10 years he has mentored hundreds of Pastors, Missionaries, and Evangelists while in “retirement,” and has sent out weekly messages of encouragement to thousands, on the internet through his website http://www.sumnerwemp.com. He was actively involved in his email ministry until August of this year and continued to share the Gospel with the various caregivers and doctors who cared for him the last few months of his life.</p>
<p>Sumner challenged everyone he came in contact with his passion to live life under the influence of the Holy Spirit and to share with everyone you meet the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, suffered and died a substitutionary death on the cross for all who would accept him and was resurrected. Sumner lived his life with great anticipation of the soon return of Jesus Christ and is now reunited with his Angel in the presence of Jesus in Heaven.</p>
<p>Sumner and Celeste retired back to Dallas, TX in 1990 where he lived until he moved to live with his daughters in Scottsdale, AZ in 2011.  </p>
<p>He is survived by his children, Clifford Wemp, Elaine Grill, Carolyn Wemp, Chuck Wemp and his wife Donna, and Janet Herlyck and her husband Jack, Jean Medley, and Celeste’s sister Leona Day. He had three grandchildren, Christopher, Lindsey, and Evan Wemp.</p>
<p>Viewing will be held between 4-7 PM at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 with Funeral services on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM, also at Restland Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 13005 Greenville, Ave., Dallas, TX.

Dr. Clifford Sumner Wemp II, age 90 went to be with the Lord on December 25, 2012.  Sumner was born October 26, 1922 to Clifford and Mabel Glidden Wemp in Rochester, New York but was quickly moved to Jacksonville, FL due to health problems as an infant. At age 17, having never held a Bible nor heard “Jesus Loves Me this I know…” he experienced his life changing event when he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. And often stated, “He had never gotten over it.”

After answering God’s call to ministry, He attended Bryan College then graduated from Howard College, now Samford University in Birmingham AL. He had a BA from Samford University, a Th.M from Dallas Theological Seminary, a D.Min from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a D.D. from California Graduate School of Theology and a S.T.D, of Sacred Theology from Liberty University.

While attendiung Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, TX, he met and later married Celeste Magee Zimmerman, “Angel,” at Scolfield Memorial Church in 1946. They were married and ministered together for 64 years until her death at age 86 in July 2010.

Sumner pastored churches in Dalton, FL, Dothan, AL, Birmingham, AL, Pensacola, FL, and Mt Prospect, IL. In 1961 he joined the faculty at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago IL as Director of Practical Christian Work and began his second career in education with college students. After 9 exciting years at Moody Bible Institute, Sumner was asked to become the President of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, AL. In 1969 he was called to be the Pastor of Mt. Prospect Bible Church in Mt. Prospect, IL. Then in 1973 he joined with Dr. Jerry Falwell at newly founded Lynchburg Baptist college, now Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA, to be Vice President of Spiritual Affairs, the spiritual mentor to thousands of students.

Sumner authored many Gospel tracts, and books. His tract, “Your Ticket to Heaven” has been printed in many languages and over a million copies have been circulated worldwide. His best known books include, How on Earth Can I be Spiritual, The Guide to Practical Pastoring, Teaching from the Tabernacle, and Fishing for Men, a book on evangelism which was a collection of the stories of many witnessing experiences. Sumner and Celeste had a great zeal for missions and traveled around the world ministering to thousands on every continent around the world.

The last 10 years he has mentored hundreds of Pastors, Missionaries, and Evangelists while in “retirement,” and has sent out weekly messages of encouragement to thousands, on the internet through his website http://www.sumnerwemp.com/. He was actively involved in his email ministry until August of this year and continued to share the Gospel with the various caregivers and doctors who cared for him the last few months of his life.

Sumner challenged everyone he came in contact with his passion to live life under the influence of the Holy Spirit and to share with everyone you meet the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, suffered and died a substitutionary death on the cross for all who would accept him and was resurrected. Sumner lived his life with great anticipation of the soon return of Jesus Christ and is now reunited with his Angel in the presence of Jesus in Heaven.

Sumner and Celeste retired back to Dallas, TX in 1990 where he lived until he moved to live with his daughters in Scottsdale, AZ in 2011.

He is survived by his children, Clifford Wemp, Elaine Grill, Carolyn Wemp, Chuck Wemp and his wife Donna, and Janet Herlyck and her husband Jack, Jean Medley, and Celeste’s sister Leona Day. He had three grandchildren, Christopher, Lindsey, and Evan Wemp.

Viewing will be held between 4-7 PM at Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 with Funeral services on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM, also at Restland Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 13005 Greenville, Ave., Dallas, TX.