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" The Purpose of the Gospel - 1966 "
  C.E. Smith

photos/2-105005588.JPG We are not ashamed of the shadows of the Gospel in the OT, nor its function or purpose to make manifest life and immortality by Jesus Christ. Brother Smith is emphatic that we ought to preach and make known the purpose of the Gospel.

Preached at Cincinnati Church, 1966. Total Time of this audio clip 3 minutes 23 seconds.

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" Ps 18:35, "Thy Gentleness Hath Made Me Great" "
  J.R. Rakes

photos/2-990440020.jpg In Memory of Elder J.R. Rakes – Died June 8th, 2011.

This sermon was preached at Tidewater PB Church in Norfolk, Virginia.

This sermon is but a summary of the style and content of his messages. Brother Rakes was gifted by God to preach the simplicity of the gospel of Christ. In this message, the gentleness of Christ is on display. It was not his condemnation against us but his love for us that delivered his people. Listen how Elder Rakes speaks of the person and work of Christ in reconciling enemies to himself, and who now by grace are blessed to be called friends and considered, “great.”

The death of Elder Rakes was a great loss for his family, his friends and the churches which were blessed by his ministry.


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" Who Is Sufficient For These Things? 2 Cor 2:16 "
  Wayne R. Peters

photos/2-325774278.jpg The text for Elder Peter's message is 2 Corinthians 2:14-17. Asking the question, "Who is sufficient for these things?"

The answer is God, who knows all things. Including the deepest need and wants of your heart. If God is sufficient what are we doing trusting in flesh?

This point of reliance upon God, which is brought out toward the end of the sermon fits well with the text when Paul considers the effects of the gospel. When we consider that the gospel does not always find happy lodging in a man's heart. But is rejected with scorn and considered foolishness by them that perish. But even so, it is thank worthy to God because even then we triumph in Christ knowing the gospel truth is a savor or fragrance. While it's acceptance is measured by a man's heart, God Himself is sufficient even for this distinction. Because it is God that opens a heart to the gospel. To them that are saved, it is a sweet fragrance of life.

Using the analogy of a Roman victory parade marching in the home town and showing forth the victor's spoils with great triumph in sight of the captives, so too, we are victorious in the gospel as it's effect redound to the glory of His grace, the sovereign grace of God to give to whomsoever He wills.

Very uplifting message as Brother Wayne draws upon the need of the saint to rely and trust in God, when he said, "Don't buy into the self-will thinking." God knows your weaknesses, He knows what you have need of, trust Him therefore to help and give direction. Why? Because if He can bless you in the message of the gospel - then He can bless you in the fruit of it as well.

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Elder Wayne R. Peters is the Pastor of Friendship Primitive Baptist Church in Ringgold, Georgia.

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Elder James Compton was the original founder of the 'Gospel of Grace Tape Supply.' His collection of tapes began as he traveled to Church meetings and Associations recording sermons on Reel to Reel. He has maintained this library of sermons faithfully over the years and are now the foundation of PB Sermons. org. This web site is dedicated to Elder James Compton (1905 - 2007)