Pleasant Run Baptist Church
I want to share something with you I encountered last week. I was fishing
alone. It has been my luck all year, the fish are not biting. So, I start
looking at things on the bank. I watch the squirrels, and things of nature
around me. It's relaxing to just sit there and look around.
The other day, I was going down a bank I had already trolled two or three times
before, and something struck me odd! Growing out of the bank at a forty-five
degree angle was a "gi-normous" tree. It was hanging out over the water.
For certain that tree is going to fall in the water, and I was scared. I don't
want to be under it when it falls....How do I know it's going to fall? Here are
The first reason I know this tree is going to fall is it's leaning at a
forty-five degree angle--- the law of gravity will make it fall straight over
in the water.
The second reason is that this tree is about ten feet from the water....
“Stay with me now, I'm going to make a point soon!”
The third reason it's going to fall in the water is that iIt has several of
its major roots exposed and this tree is forty feet long.
The fourth reason--- at the base of the tree is a big rotten spot.
The fifth reason I know the tree is going to fall is that it is a water
maple---not a stable tree to begin with.
So now, here's a gi-normous tree leaning at a forty-five degree angle with a rotten
spot at the base and roots exposed. It's a water maple at that! I know this
tree is going to fall in the water; I just don't know when. I wouldn't be
surprised if it didn't fall before the summer is gone.
Now! You say what does this have to do with Jesus? It's got a lot to do with Him.
We have been told that Jesus is coming back. All my life I've heard that; yet,
many people are doing everything else but looking for His coming.That tree
inspired this sermon so if you don't like the sermon, blame the tree. Just as
sure as I know that tree's going to fall in the water, I know Jesus is coming
back. I don't believe it will be another thousand years, not a hundred,
maybe not even a day before His return.
I recently read an article stating that 54% of so -called Christians don't believe
in the resurrection. They say they are believers of Christ but they don't
believe that they themselves will be resurrected.Two-thirds of the people
they surveyed don't even know what the Bible says about the resurrection.
People just don't know their Bible. Are we going to be resurrected?
For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the
arch-angel, and with the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise
1 Thessalonians 4:16
A child is ignorant of how to do algebra; they must be taught. So it is with the
Child of God; they must be taught the word of God. Jesus is coming
back.....Let me say it again....Jesus is coming back!
Church, He's coming back for those without a spot, without a blimish and without
a wrinkle. He's coming back for the blood-bought family of God. I ”m ready
for His coming. It would be so easy for Him to wrap this world up and take
us on to Glory, but I'm also glad of His long suffering. He is not willing
that any should perish, but that all should come to Him.. He's Coming Back!
How will we know when He's coming back?
Jesus speaking to the disciples upon the Mount of Olives in Matthew 24:
Take heed that no man deceive you"
your Bible. Don't let anyone believe for you. Don't take the preachers word
nor family or friends.....Read it, and know for yourself.
Many false prophets shall rise and deceive many.
And there shall rise false Christs, and false prophets,
and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that if it were possible,
they shall deceive the very elect.
We are living in those days right now; we are living in days when right is not
right and wrong is not wrong but let me tell you, the truth is still the truth,
wrong is still wrong , and right is still right. God's word never
changes. God's word yesterday is still God's word today.
“The Da Vinci Code”
opened this week. It grossed seventy-seven
million dollars. People were lined up to see this movie. Let me warn you this
is an attempt to deceive people. It is one lie after another. There is only
one true fact in the whole movie-- Paris is in France. What really
disgusts me is that the man that is responsible for this movie claims to be a
Christian. This movie is a blasphemist lie from the pit of hell. I may be
wrong about a lot of things but if I've missed who Jesus is, I've missed
everything. There are some thing you can mess around with...Roger Rabbitt and
Arnold Swartzzeneggar being a couple of them, but you can't mess around with
God. I don't plan on seeing the movie or reading the book. It's all lies; it is
Don't let anyone cause you to miss Heaven. Read;
Little Children, it is in the last time; as ye have heard that an anti-Christ
shall come; even now there are many antichrists; whereby we know that it is in
the last time.
Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is Christ He is an anti-Christ that
denieth the Father and the Son.
1 John 2:18-22
Just as I know that tree is going to fall, I know that Jesus is coming back. When?
Go back to
Matthew 24:13-14: This
gospel shall endure until
the end; the same shall be saved; and this gospel of the kingdom shall be
preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end
Internet is spreading the Gospel around the world. Who would have thought
a small place like Alum Springs, Kentucky would one day have a small radio
station like WDFB sending the gospel around the world? Could it be Bible
fulfillment? ” Let no one deceive you.”
Bro. Jr Fields........May 21, 2006.
Sermon edited by Mary King