Don’t Doubt That Jesus Can Forgive You

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Jesus showed by the works that He did that He can forgive sins. If you want to be saved, you must not doubt that Jesus has the power to forgive sins; more particularly, you must not doubt that He can forgive YOUR sins.

Christ Will Not Cast Out Any Who Come To Him

God the Father gave every single Christian to Jesus, and there’s absolutely nothing that will cause Christ to get rid of any of His people who the Father gave to Him.

John 6:37 – All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.


View full sermon, “Everyone and No One“.

Why Do People Reject Jesus Christ?

Jesus Christ was rejected by the Jews as their Messiah when He walked on this earth. But people are still rejecting Him today, and not only rejecting Him but rejecting Him for the very same reason the Jews rejected Him. Why would people reject Jesus Christ?

Do You Really Need a Church? (Part 1)

We are living in the digital age and can access so many sermons from the internet. Is it really still necessary and vital to be a participating member who shows up in person at a local church?


Those who were interviewed:
Mack Tomlinson
Jesse Barrington
Clint Leiter
Kevin Williams
Don Johnson (footage is from 10 years ago)
Tim Conway (clip is taken from a sermon)

When Should You Leave a Church? (Part 2)

When should Christians leave a church? Sadly many Christians are willing to leave sound, biblical churches just over preferences. What are the issues that are worth leaving for?


Those who were interviewed:
Mack Tomlinson
Jesse Barrington
Kevin Williams


Mack: How do I know when it’s time to leave a church? People will come and say: “I’m really struggling because this is the situation with our church.” They’ll give me the specifics. And sometimes I’ll think: Well, now that’s not a good enough reason to leave a church – what you just said there. Maybe the couple’s highly critical. “Well, our pastor doesn’t do evangelism like ‘Way of the Master’.” Well, that’s not a basis to leave a church, you know. “Well, I don’t like just singing hymns. I want them to get some praise music in there. So I’m going to go to the church that has great worship.” Well, that’s an immature view.

Jesse: I don’t know that you should leave your present church. Let me say this clearly. You should not compare the pastor that God has given to you to your favorite Internet pastor. So, we don’t play the comparison game. So should they leave their local church? I don’t know that they should leave their local church. You need to be careful and prayerful about that. Often, people are leaving churches over preferences, over byproducts of Christ and the Gospel and they’re making those primary rather than secondary. So I don’t know that they should leave their local church.

Mack: The heart of it is if someone is in a church and they see that a true and accurate Gospel is being preached, they see true pastors that are caring for the people, and they see an atmosphere of godliness where the people do love the Lord and they can grow, then it’s hard for me to ever affirm somebody leaving such a church. Now they may say: “Well, I don’t agree – I’m an amillenialist. My pastor’s a historic premillenialist. I think I’m leaving.” I don’t think that’s a good enough reason. If the true Gospel’s being preached, and the Word of God’s being honored, secondary things shouldn’t drive us away from a church. So that brings me to say it this way: I think only compromise on the essentials should cause us to say we need to leave this church; not accuracy on the Gospel or some major clear doctrinal issue. You see that they’re teaching false doctrine.

Kevin: Often when people are dissatisfied where they are or when they’re looking for a church for a long time, but can’t find one, they can latch on to some Internet ministries which can agree with them that what they view as false is false, but these can tend to be overcritical. And they can get into that overcritical spirit. So then they start to look for the new church and they’re overcritical about something else that doesn’t matter. An overcritical spirit – there’s something wrong there. I’ll give you an example in our own lives. When we were looking for a good church, we found a Presbyterian church in Blackburn. It was a 40 minute drive from where we lived so we’d do it twice on a Sunday for morning and evening service. Forty minutes there, forty back. And we didn’t go in there thinking: this is wrong, this is wrong. We were just so glad to hear the preaching of the true Gospel there; be true believers, the singing of hymns. If you really are looking for a true church with true believers, you tend to be uncritical and overlooking things. Because we often find when people come to our church from other churches – even if they’re really bad, they don’t tend to be trouble causers in there. The trouble causers tend to just take the trouble somewhere else. So when someone comes to me making trouble about everywhere else, you tend to think they’re probably going to be talking like that about us in six months time. So not that overcritical spirit.

Jesse: If they are in a church that does not preach the Gospel – it doesn’t mean they preach it the way my favorite pastor preaches it – but are they biblical in the proclamation of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ? I think Mark Dever’s done a great service to us in this in his book “Nine Marks”. He talks about the expositional preaching of the Word which probably should be a whole other question. What does it mean to have expositional preaching? But he talks about the right view of God. And I think in each of those areas he gives, I think we need to be mindful that no church is going to be perfected in those. So if you say, well, he doesn’t hold to a high view of God like this pastor or this church, therefore I can’t be a part of it. Well, you have to remember, all the churches are growing. So the question is is there a commitment to the Word? To the sufficiency of Scripture? To look to that? And are they growing towards those things? Very often I find people struggling with their current church because they want it to go faster. And I mentioned this last year in the conference. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, “Fellowship Together” – he speaks about this notion of people basically wanting to find this perfect church. They want their church to be all that it could be. And I think we all want that. There’s nothing wrong with that. But they begin to struggle with what their local church is. So they love the idea of what their church could be, rather than the reality of what the local church is. The inevitability there is two issues: Number one is this, you’ve removed yourself from being part of the problem, and you’re saying it’s these people or this pastor keeping me from what I could experience. And if I had the right pastor or the right people, then we could experience this idea of the church that I’d like to experience. Well, the problem with that is you’ve removed yourself from the equation as part of the problem, and the inevitability there is spiritual pride which leads to criticalness. The moment you begin to think like that, you become critical of everything because you’re not part of the equation and you want the church to be at a certain place. Well, oftentimes it’s the maturing of the church to get there. And people want it here. They want it now. They want it today and they’re unwilling to wait. And so yes, a right view of Scripture, a right view of the Gospel, a right view of God, that practices church discipline – these are essential things in the church, but at the same time you have to allow some room for growth in all of those things as well.

Mack: So, that couple or that individual may say: I see that I cannot keep myself under this teaching anymore. Whether the denial of Jesus’ Lordship as being essential to salvation, or repentance as non-essential, or the Gospel itself – what is the Gospel. So when a person sees that essentials are compromised, and they actually know it will be spiritually detrimental for them to stay there, they’re probably going to have to leave. But it’s very important how they leave – not with a critical heart. Leave properly. Because it’s not their job to disrupt the church or create disunity or criticism. They have to let Christ take care of that. They’re job is to maintain their own spiritual health. So, when your spiritual health is at stake because essentials of the faith are being compromised, it’s probably time to leave.

Should You Move to Join a Church? (Part 3)

Some Christians see their great need to be part of a biblical church, but as far as they can discern, there’s no biblical church near where they live. When (and should) a Christian pack up and move to join a local church?


Those who were interviewed:
Mack Tomlinson
Jesse Barrington
Clint Leiter
Kevin Williams
Justin Trevino
Don Johnson (footage is from 10 years ago)

Remarrying Someone You Had Previously Married?

If a man and woman get divorced, the woman gets saved, and neither of them has remarried, would it be ok if they got married again? Or, does the Lord even recognize their divorce to begin with? Are they fornicating if they are intimate with each other prior to being remarried?

The original question, “I became a born again Christian about two months ago on June 30th! I have repented and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior! I have a question on whether something in my life is a sin or not? I truly want to live my life for God and I know I will never be perfect and make mistakes from time to time, however, I don’t want to openly and knowingly live in sin! So I really need your honest opinion so that I can live worthily before Gods eyes! Anyways I am divorced and have been legal for several years. However, my ex-husband and I have recently reconciled. We are not remarried yet though! We have a past and we obviously want to be intimate with each other! But my question is are we committing the sin of fornication? Neither of us has ever remarried anybody else. Please help and thank you in advance!”

Is It Acceptable and God’s Will?

If a decision you make is truly acceptable and God’s will, then it will not contradict what is in the Bible. You don’t have to violate God’s will in order to carry out His will.


Excerpt from the full sermon, “Romans 12:2: Renew Your Mind” preached on 2/03/2019. View here.

How Far Can a Person Go As a False Convert?

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False conversion is a major and sobering theme in the Bible. How much of a true Christian can a person seem to look like, and in the end turn out to be deceived?

What If Your Thought Life Was Live Streamed?

What if someone told you that your every thought from the day you were born has been recorded and will be shown tonight on YouTube Live? And not only that, but a​ ​li​nk to a​ ​website​ ​will be given where all of​ ​your friends and family​ ​can go and view​ ​all of your thoughts about them.

How many people would be angry with you? Everyone? Would you be angry with yourself?

Your thought life reveals the real, unrestrained you. Like most people, you may think you’re good enough to get to heaven and that God won’t send you to hell, but God has seen every one of your wicked thoughts and actions. He has seen every time you’ve broken His commandments, lusting over someone you’re not married to, lying and stealing (no matter how little); He knows every time you’ve carved a false idol of God in your mind, a corrupt god of your own imagination who will turn a blind eye to your sin.

He has heard every time you’ve used His Holy Name in vain, using the name of the One who gave you life in place of a curse word. You wouldn’t do that with Hitler’s name, but you do it with God’s name! The “Lord will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain” (Exodus 20:7), and “every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.” (Matthew 12:36)

Be honest with yourself: when you face God on Judgment Day—keeping in mind that He’s seen your every wicked thought and action—will He find you innocent or guilty? If God gives you what you deserve, should He send you to heaven or hell? God has written His law on your heart so you are “without excuse” (Romans 1:18-32); you know it is wrong to lie, to steal, to lust, and to curse because God gave you a conscience to know right from wrong. Your own conscience demands justice.

Imagine a courtroom scene where a child rapist is coming before the judge for sentencing. But instead of giving him what justice demands, the judge lets him go free because the rapist is a “nice guy” who has given to charity and goes to church every Sunday.

You would be outraged, and you should be! Yet most people think the High and Holy God is just like this corrupt judge, and that they can bribe Him with their “good deeds” so that He’ll overlook their sin.

Again, what would you think if the judge said to the rapist, “I’m a very loving judge, so I’ll just let you go free”? You would not think that the judge was loving at all, but that he was corrupt and not worthy to be a judge! Yet most people expect the Holy God who is “the judge of all the earth” (Genesis 18:25) to be just that corrupt with them, and overlook their sin.

Infinite Love and Goodness demand Infinite Justice. Because God’s love and justice are infinite He won’t punish only murderers and rapists, but He’ll punish ALL sin wherever it’s found. That’s why “the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (1 Corinthians 6:9) “No thief, no sexually immoral person, no idolater will enter heaven” (1 Corinthians 6:10), and “all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone.” (Revelation 21:8)

Now the question for you, dear reader, is this: is there any hope for someone like you? Is there any hope for the person who has defied God time and again by rebelling against His will and refusing to love and worship Him? Is there any hope for the criminal who stands guilty in the courtroom of God? Yes there is! There is forgiveness with God!

The Gospel (“good news”) is this: Imagine you are in a human courtroom and the judge finds you guilty, and because he’s just, gives you the maximum fine of ten million dollars. But there is no way you can pay the fine, so you’re about to spend the rest of your life in jail.

​T​hen someone you’ve never met before steps into the courtroom and says, “I’ve sold all my worldly goods to pay your fine.” Your fine has been paid, so justice has been served and you’re free to go! Well, two thousand years ago God became flesh in the man, Jesus Christ, who was born of a virgin, led a sinless life and then suffered and died under the wrath of God on the cross to pay in full the penalty for all your sins. Then He rose again in triumph over all the powers of death and darkness, so that in Him we can have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

But it’s not enough to merely believe “intellectually” in order to be forgiven by God. The Bible says that even the demons believe intellectually! (James 2:19) In order to have real forgiveness, you must repent, as J​​esus Himself said: “unless you repent you will also perish.” (Luke 13:3)

And repentance means turning fully away from your life of sin and turning fully to God, trusting in Jesus Christ ALONE to save you and not your own deeds; trusting in Him as the One who willingly stood in your place on the cross, taking God’s wrath for you; the wrath YOU deserve.

What are you waiting for; don’t gamble with your eternal salvation! “Your life is a vapor” (James 4:14), and you have no way of knowing which second will be your last. “Seek the Lord while He may be found; call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have compassion on him, and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon.” (Isaiah 55:6-7)

God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but desires for you to turn from your sins and live! (Ezekiel 18:23)

You have a personal invitation from the Lord Jesus Christ Himself: “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” (Matthew 11:28-29)


This video tract is based upon a slight variation of, “How would you feel if your Thought Life were to be shown on Nationwide TV?” written by Kevin Williams (https://gfmanchester.com/) and Garrett Holthaus (https://lakeroadchapel.org/).