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" Is Your Sermon A Skeleton? "
  Sonny Pyles

photos/2-156914426.jpg Special Message to preachers!

The clip illustrates the need for gospel preachers to have the light of God's understanding.

Structure and word definitions are all well and good, but can be subject to being like a dry and lifeless skeleton. What you need is the light God gives to put life into your message. A preacher's message will be a blessing to others when he first partakes of spiritual food himself. For, "In thy light shall we see light."

Are you looking for a sermon and can't find it? Brother Pyles would suggest to feed your own soul and you will have light to preach. The Lord's people do not need merely the mechanics of structure, but the movement of the light of Spirit-filled preaching.

In this clip, Sonny Pyles expressed his wish that every preacher in America could hear what he has to say on this matter. Lets make that wish a reality!

(This Sermon Audio Clip is taken from a message from Psalms 36:9 - "Life & Light").

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" Providence, Oct 4, 1959 at Greenwood Virginia "
  W.R. Dale

photos/360511686.jpg Elder Walter Raleigh Dale was born October 9, 1900, in Farmersville, Texas. Ordained to the office of Elder in May of 1932, he served several churches in Texas.

This sermon was preached on October 4, 1959, at Greenwood PB Church in Virginia when Elder Hollie Redmon was Pastor.

This sermon deals with the topic of Providence, a very popular subject. Elder Dale speaks of two major divisions, Regular Providences and Special Providences. He begins his sermon speaking of his wonderful experience looking into a telescope and viewing the stars and the marvelous works of God; who is King over all kingdoms that he himself created, maintains and governs, placing them under his laws. That he made man and put him under moral law making mankind accountable to their creator.

In this sermon he will combat errors that brethren fall prey to with this subject, and I think does well in refuting an absolute deism which denies God as creator interacting with his own creation, and an absolute fatalism which leaves man unaccountable to his creator. He refutes the extreme position of absolute predestination in regard to a pre-fixed, pre-determined life time of mankind.

The second half of the sermon he gets into the believer’s blessed opportunity to live under Special Providence, afforded them by way of God’s spiritual kingdom on earth. This is a great message!

Please note Elder Dale's style of delivery. Very forceful and dramatic but very typical of that era. One can only imagine the power felt sitting in a pew at Greenwood Church when this sermon was preached.

The second half recording has some feedback but worth the effort of your attention. The best of this sermon is on side 2. Search for it by typing, ‘W.R. Dale’ in the search frame.

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Welcome to a library of Primitive Baptist sermons. Experience the "faith of our fathers" by listening to the preaching of many of our able ministers of yesteryear! E.D. Bryant, C.M. Mills , J.A. Monsees, Cecil Darity, C.E. Smith, Walter Evans, Leon Clevenger, Afton Richards, V.F. Lowrance, Harvey Daily, Manning Temples and many more!

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" Free Grace vs Free Will, 02/21/99 "
  Norvel P. Mann

photos/2-818818238.JPG Elder Mann preached this sermon at Tidewater Church in Norfolk, Virginia.

Using Ephesians 2:8-9 for his text, Brother Norvel speaks on the subject of God’s eternal salvation for His people. This is summed up in probably the most popular phrase in Christianity, 'Salvation by Grace.'

However, we want to stress that this salvation is all of God, that is, it is not by works. The question remains what part does the sinner have in obtaining eternal salvation? Brother Norvell shows the depth of human depravity as described by the phrase “without strength” and ”enemies to God” in contrast with the absolute effectual work of Christ in obtaining salvation for His people.

This sermon stresses the distinction between God’s means of eternal salvation to the heirs of grace and the purpose of the gospel in declaring that work, between God’s grace and man’s work.
And the sermon answers the question, By which will are the people of God sanctified, and by what means the elect are perfected forever…once and for all!

Many scriptures and anecdotes are used to set forth prominent features characterizing what primitive Christianity has taught for over 2000 years. What gospel do you trust in, one of man’s free will or one that declares God’s free grace?

Brother Mann is the Pastor of Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church in Ronceverte, West Virginia.

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