Suffering exists in our fallen world. No person wishes for suffering, yet the reality of it is inescapable. What then can we learn from our trials? Can we find purpose in suffering? In this sermon, Elder Joshua Winslett, directs our attention to the Apostle Paul who focused his pain for the benefit of other believers and for the glory of God.
Elder Joe Nettles and Elder David Wise have worked together to produce the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast, based out of WLZA 96.1 in Starkville, Mississippi, since September 2015. Weekly radio messages from Elder Joe Nettles and Elder David Wise on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast can be accessed through these mediums:
Elder David Wise and Elder Joe Nettles have worked together to produce the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast, based out of WLZA 96.1 in Starkville, Mississippi, since September 2015. Weekly radio messages from Elder David Wise and Elder Joe Nettles on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast can be accessed through these mediums:
Elder David Wise has served as pastor of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church in Ackerman, Mississippi, since July 2015. Weekly pulpit sermons from Elder David Wise may be accessed through these mediums:
These messages were delivered by Elder David Wise on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from February-April 2017. There are many different types of salvation presented in scripture. It is crucial to determine the proper context and setting of the salvation in each circumstance. Some verses present a salvation that deals with eternity, while other salvations deal with deliverance from something here in time and in this world. Therefore, salvation can be grouped into two broad categories: eternal salvation (dealing with the deliverance of a man's soul from death in eternity) and time salvation (dealing with many various deliverances that occur in our lives here in time).
These messages were delivered by Elder David Wise on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from January-February 2017. Justification is a topic that of necessity must be rightly divided, as different types of justification are declared in scripture. Since justification is a legal term, it's convenient and helpful to consider the aspects and effects of justification in a courtroom setting and a different courtroom is applicable for justification by grace and blood, for justification by faith, and for justification by works. Listen as we distinguish each distinct type of justification as presented in scripture.
These messages were delivered by Elder David Wise on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from September-November 2016. He details the scriptural principles of salvation solely by the grace and sovereignty of God, known as the Doctrines of Grace that are oftentimes described by the TULIP acryonym.
These messages were delivered by Elder David Wise on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from June-September 2016. He examines the presentation of the gospel in the word of God, addressing many aspects of the gospel: its purpose, its effect, its efficacy, and the believer's commitment to evangelism and apologetics.
These messages were delivered by Elder David Wise on the Gospel of Grace Radio Broadcast from February-June 2016. He goes verse-by-verse to expound on the truths that Jesus intended to teach Nicodemus in their encounter in John 3:1-21.
Pulpit sermons from Flint River Church, near Huntsville Alabama.
Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 09:02
Taking the Lord's Supper Unworthily
Written by Josh Winslett
Sunday, 12 April 2015 17:33
Problems existed in abundance at Corinth. One such problem was that the church was taking the Lord's supper unworthily. (1 Corinthians 11:27-29) This language may seem strange to modern day readers. Is Paul condemning the Corinthian church as being unworthy to partake in communion? Or is this language referring to something different? In the same chapter Paul would also command this church to examine themselves lest they be judged by God. In this sermon Elder Josh Winslett explains both how the Corinthian church was taking the supper unworthily and how we should daily examine ourselves as we prepare to come together to worship.
Love for truth seems to be an uncommon trait in today's modern culture. Like the Athenians in Acts 17, Americans in 2014 spend their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing. Yet the Bible tells us to not be carried away with every wind of doctrine, but instead, to buy the truth, and sell it not. The following sermon by Elder Josh Winslett discusses both the truth and what we should be willing to do in order to obtain, and keep the truth.
We've just enjoyed a wonderful American holiday, Thanksgiving, a time of family and feast in which we gather to express our thanks to God for all His many blessings. When you count your many blessings, where does family and companionship rank on the list? Properly, it should find its place right after God, salvation, the gospel and church. Family is one of the greatest blessings in the world. In this sermon, we discuss the blessing of companionship with one another and with Christ.
How do you react to trials or persecution? Scripture instructs that all who live for Christ will suffer persecution in one way or another. At the same time, struggles are common to man. But how do we deal with them? That's the topic of this message by Elder Josh Winslett.
A decade ago, the Primitive Baptists endured a time of theological controversy, including a shift away from the precious truths of God's total Sovereign Grace towards the more Fulleristic (and I would demand, erroneous) view of Duty Faith. Because of this, verses such as Ephesians 2:8, which were so often and mightily preached in my childhood became seldom referenced in preaching and even mildly controversial. I feel this is a great shame.
In a current sermon series at Flint River Church, I devoted an entire sermon to this verse, Ephesians 2:8. What does it mean? What does it NOT mean? I share my thoughts with you for your consideration, admittedly pleading for the more historic ways our people, the Primitive Baptists, have understood this text. At the same time, my words are not intended to be an authoritative standard. As Paul reasoned, "consider what I say, the Lord give thee understanding."
One of the most serious endeavors for ministers and churches is that of recognizing and ordaining men to the gospel ministry. The ministry itself is the God ordained means of perpetuating the truth unto the next generation (2 Timothy 2:2). Does the bible give us any guidelines to follow? What characteristics should be considered? In this sermon, Elder Gowens gives 5 tests that we can use as a basis for recognizing a true gospel minister.
We live in a culture where the lines are blurred concerning the biblical roles of men and women. This problem has affected Christian families for generations. How should Christians respond? What is the role of the husband? What is the role of the wife? Are we to give into the culture? In this sermon Elder Carl Staten uses Psalms 144 as a foundation to show the importance of both roles, and how adults should be training children to be spiritually and mentally mature; not immature, spiritually inept adolescents.
Is your church searching for a pastor? This is often an overwhelming and daunting task for most congregations. We live in a consumer driven society that values style over substance. Where does a church begin in their search? What characteristics should you look for in a pastor? Should you call a young or old pastor? How do you know when you have found the right man? In this sermon Elder Winslett gives practical guidelines that churches can follow while searching for a pastor.
Why do bad things happen? Why is there suffering in the world? The present world that we live in is full of disappointment, heartache, and trials. These trials often leave us wondering why all of these bad things happen. Yet, everything God does is good ALL of the time. Because of one man, sin entered into the world and death by sin. In the below sermon Pastor Josh discusses why evil is in the world and how God will one day triumphantly destroy sin and bring his saints everlasting rest.
Homosexuality: Alternative Lifestyle or Societal Rebellion? Is homosexuality sinful? Are homosexuals created this way or is this simply a lifestyle choice? Can a homosexual find repentance? How should believers approach this subject? These are all questions the Body of Christ has in our present day as homosexuality is now on the forefront of the Culture War in America. In this message, Pastor Ben Winslett approaches this subject from a scriptural standpoint with a heart to not only educate our generation about this grievous sin, but also point those who are afflicted by this sin to ultimate deliverance through Christ Jesus.
Epidemic: America’s Addiction to Pornography In the mid-1990s something unprecedented happened: The introduction of the Personal Computer (PC) and the Internet into American homes. This technology, now very familiar to us, was in its infancy. It was commonplace to hear older people speak of their struggles with technology while boasting of the ease with which their young children were able to master it. Consequently, there was a generation of children, whose parents were completely ignorant as to the usage of computers and the full scope of what was developing on the Internet; who allowed their children free reign of their family PCs. The result has been a generation of young men who, having been often exposed to sexual images online, now struggle with an addiction to this extremely besetting sin. Today, a third of all internet traffic is pornographic in nature; pornography itself being a multibillion dollar industry. This sinful behavior is addictive and destructive and you are the target audience. In his message Epidemic: America’s Addiction to Pornography, Pastor Ben Winslett reveals the dangers of indulging in this carnal behavior while sharing methods of combatting such in your personal life.
Description: Sermon from Fort Wayne PBC on March 23, 2014. Pastor Michael Green attempts to provide a framework for judging righteous judgement and understanding the holiness of God.
Last Updated on Friday, 04 April 2014 09:40
Finding God in Church
Written by Josh Winslett
Friday, 27 December 2013 19:18
Do you come to worship on Sunday Morning anticipating feeling the presence of God? How long has it been since you truly knew that God intimately manifested himself to you? Do you yearn to feel His presence again? In this sermon Bro. Josh discusses why we miss God’s presence and how to once again feel Him in worship.
Click to download Sermon Title: Finding God in Church Sermon Time: 48:07 Sermon preached at Antioch PBC in Oxford, MS on December 1, 2013