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The Blessed Man

Psalm 1

1 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. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. 3 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.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. 5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

Exceptions Regarding Salvation (part 3) Repentance

Luke 13:3 "I tell you nay, but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish." (also repeated in v.5)

Repentance simply means a turning from sin and self unto Christ. Unless a person is willing to turn from their sin and self there can be no Salvation. It is unfortunate that even in our own circle (Independent Fundamental Baptists) that repentance is the subject of some intense debate. I personally believe that repentance has been redefined to mean penance. If that be the case, then I would affirm that repentance is not necessary to Salvation. However, the Bible tells us what repentance is and what it does. Furthermore, it tells us very plainly in the text above, that without genuine repentance, sinners will perish. Jesus Christ himself, says that He calls sinners to repentance in Luke 5:32. Repentance is a necessary aspect of evangelism, so much so that repentance and remission of sins are matters to be declared among "all nations" in Luke 24:7.

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Sermons to enjoy

If you are like me you probably enjoy listening to some preaching. I am thankful that the Lord enabled me to hear, and to hear some good Bible messages. Actually listening to a sermon over and over again really does me a lot of good. Preachers pack their messages so much so that you can't really 'get it all in' in one sitting. Praise the Lord for some good technological advances which we benefit from in this area. So, on with my recommendations...
1. "Faith, What it is and what it does" - (smile)
2. "Spiritual Momentum" - Pastor Chris, how to gain, lose and maintain spiritual momentum.
3. "Satan's Lies about Bible Doctrine" - Pastor Randy Starr. This one has the highest downloads according to the March stats provided by
4. "Jesus Walked on the Water" - Pastor R. Starr preached this one on a Sunday night, a very helpful and encouraging sermon. Wait to you hear the analogy on the Rapture!