Christmas Music: Grand Piano and Orchestra
by Dr Tom Stampfli (Concert Pianist)
(Note: These testimonies are from individuals who WERE brought up as members of the Mormon Church and came to realize that, although the founder of the church, Joseph Smith, CLAIMED to be greater than Jesus Christ, the Holy Son of GOD, Joseph Smith was/is NOT!)
The following song/video, by Aaron Shust, helped me to rejoice in the existence of Israel and helped me to bow, with thanksgiving, before Israel’s God, our God, by faith in Messiah Jesus.
Sagemont Church – December 29, 2019
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Friends: Please take the time to watch this movie about the Book in the
Holy Bible: John
I endorse it 100% as being a true depiction of the Birth, Life, Death and Resurrection
of The Son of GOD: Jesus Christ
And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
With Christmas past, many are trying to recover from days of rush, frustration, indigestion, and industrial-strength irritation. Jesus seems to be forgotten and left standing behind the door. No wonder a little girl was heard to pray, “Forgive us our Christmases.” If the world has little room for Jesus even on Christmas, what about the rest of the year? That incident in Bethlehem foreshadowed the lifetime rejection that heaven’s King would receive.
Not only was He born in a stable, but He was crucified outside the city walls between two thieves and buried in a borrowed tomb. Indeed, He was despised and rejected by men (Isaiah 53:3). What caused this blunder at Bethlehem so long ago? Could it have been ignorance? With a more receptive heart, the innkeeper might have known.
Mary and Joseph knew. The shepherds and the wise men knew. God reveals Himself to those who really want to know. Could it have been indifference? Mary was “great with child.” Couldn’t the innkeeper have given his own room to her? Could it have been involvement? Maybe the innkeeper was just too busy making money. The inn was filled with guests, and his pockets were filled with money. The spirit of King Midas may have caused him to miss heaven’s King. I wonder if it might have been different if Mary and Joseph had held up a purse of gold!
Ignorance, indifference, involvement—these are still the Christmas killers. Yet the Christ of Christmas brings ennobling life to those who still seek Him. If you want to find Him, don’t ask the crowd where He is. You will find Him where you will always find Him—despised and rejected of men. He will be on the outside of the stable, not on the inside with the crowd. “Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach. For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come” (Hebrews 13:12–14).
When you find Him, you will discover the enduring glory of Christmas. His presence will transform the barn into a palace, and the manger will become a throne.
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“The Greatest thing that ever happened to me was when I realized that GOD forgave me of all my sins through the Death, Burial and Resurrection of His Son, Jesus and through my Faith in Him.”
He Will Carry Us Home!
“And even to your old age I am He; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you” (Isaiah 46:4).
The year is very old, and here is a promise for our aged friends; yes, and for us all, as age creeps over us. Let us live long enough, and we shall all have hoar hairs; therefore we may as well enjoy this promise by the foresight of faith. When we grow old our God will still be the I AM, abiding evermore the same. Hoar hairs tell of our decay, but He decayeth not. When we cannot carry a burden and can hardly carry ourselves, the LORD will carry us. Even as in our young days He carried us like lambs in His bosom, so will He in our years of infirmity He made us, and He will care for us. When we become a burden to our friends and a burden to ourselves, the LORD will not shake us off, but the rather He will take us up and carry and deliver us more fully than ever. In many cases the LORD give His servants a long and calm evening. They worked hard all day and wore themselves out in their Master’s service, and so He said to them, “Now rest in anticipation of that eternal Sabbath which I have prepared for you.” Let us not dread old age. Let us grow old graciously since the LORD Himself is with us in fullness of grace.
“Arise… for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good; and are ye still? Be not slothful to go, and enter to possess the land: for God hath given it into your hands; a place where there is no want of anything that is in the earth” (Judges 18:9-10).
Arise! Then there is something definite for us to do. Nothing is ours unless we take it. “The children of Joseph, Manasseh and Ephraim, took their inheritance” (Joshua 16:4).
“The house of Jacob shall possess their possessions” (Obadiah 17).
“The upright shall have good things in possession.”
We need to have appropriating faith in regard to God’s promises. We must make God’s Word our own personal possession. A child was asked once what appropriating faith was, and the answer was, “It is taking a pencil and underscoring all the me’s and mine’s and my’s in the Bible.”
Take any word you please that He has spoken and say, “That word is my word.” Put your finger on this promise and say, “It is mine.” How much of the Word has been endorsed and receipted and said “It is done.” How many promises can you subscribe and say, “Fulfilled to me.”
“Son, thou art ever with Me, and all that I have is thine.” Don’t let your inheritance go by default.
“When faith goes to market it always takes a basket.”
I wanted to be sure that you knew:
That GOD Loves you,
That He truly wants you to be in Heaven with Him,
BUT, there’s a Problem:
Since Adam & Eve sinned against GOD over 6,000 years ago
The entire Human Race has been infected with a DISEASE!
And there is only ONE CURE:
The disease is SIN (Disobedience to GOD)
The Only Cure is Jesus Christ.
John 3:16 makes it very clear. These 25-words, that Jesus spoke to Nicodemus,
and to us:
FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,
THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT
HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE!
If you believe that verse, on Faith, that GOD sent His Only Begotten Son,
Jesus Christ, to this earth over 2,000 years ago, to shed His Blood and Die
on that Cross at Calvary in payment for ALL of your sins AND for all of the
sins of the entire human race, was buried in a borrowed tomb, rose from
the dead on the 3rd Day we now call Easter, was seen by at least 500 people
after His Resurrection and ascended back into Heaven to sit on His Throne at GOD’s
Right-Hand-Side and you can lift up this Prayer to our
Sovereign GOD in Heaven:
“Lord, I confess that I am a sinner. By Faith, I accept Jesus Christ as my
Personal Lord and Savior, I repent of my sins and give Christ total control of my life,
in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
If you can say that Prayer, right now as you sit in front of your computer screen,
GOD will accept that Special Prayer, there will be Rejoicing in Heaven
and you will be Spiritually Born Again. Your name will be written in
the Lamb’s Book of Life as a Christian and you will, from that moment
until you die, and forever afterwards, have Eternal Life with GOD
the Father, Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit in Heaven.
Right now, you really have a choice, to accept Christ as your Personal Savior
or Reject Him.
If you reject Him and you die tonight or anytime in the future before
accepting Him, you will come under a very important verse in the
Last Book in the Holy Bible, the Inspired, Inerrant, Infallible Word
of GOD. That verse is Revelation 20:15:
Revelation 20:15 New International Version (NIV)
15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the
Lamb’s Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.
This will occur at the Great White Throne of Judgment described in:
Revelation 20 New International Version (NIV)
The Judgment of the Dead
11 Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. 12 And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. 13 The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what they had done. 14 Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death.15 Anyone whose name was not found written in the Lamb’s Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.
Friend: Again I say: The Father, Son and Holy Spirit love you and WANT you to be in Heaven
with them but you MUST Cure yourself of the Disease of sin, and Jesus is the ONLY WAY.
All I can do is tell you. You must open your heart to the Holy Spirit and, by Faith, accept Jesus Christ as your Personal Savior. You have been told: The decision is yours: Accept Him or Reject Him.
Lord, I lift up the person reading this statement that You have placed upon my heart to write.
PLEASE open this Precious Person’s Heart, whom I know that You Love, to Your Holy Spirit
so they will, by Faith, accept your Precious Son, Jesus, as their Personal Savior,
in Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.
Please feel free to copy and send this message on to any and all of your contacts.
As a Christian, He commanded us to tell the entire World about Him:
Matthew 28:19-20 New International Version (NIV)
The Great Commission
19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Please feel free to copy and forward this Plan of Salvation to any and all of your Contacts:
(Luke 9:26 and Mark 8:38
If anyone is Ashamed of Me on earth, I shall be ashamed of him in Heaven.)
(We HAVE to tell others about Jesus: He commanded us in The Great Commission:
In Mark 16:14–18, Luke 24:44–49, Acts 1:4–8, and John 20:19–23. As Jesus
was ascending back into Heaven, He told the disciples to preach repentance and forgiveness,
and promised that they will have divine power.)
The Only Cure for the Disease that the entire Human Race has (SIN):
Jesus Christ, The Savior of the World!
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All that I have belongs to Him, I am just a steward.
GODLINESS EXALTS A NATION, BUT SIN
IS A REPROACH TO ANY PEOPLE!
1 Thessalonians 5:6
Let us not sleep, as do others.
There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as they journeyed towards the Celestial City, said to themselves, “To prevent drowsiness in this place, let us fall into good discourse.” Christian enquired, “Brother, where shall we begin?” And Hopeful answered, “Where God began with us.” Then Christian sang this song-
“When saints do sleepy grow, let them come hither,
And hear how these two pilgrims talk together;
Yea, let them learn of them, in any wise,
Thus to keep open their drowsy slumb’ring eyes.
Saints’ fellowship, if it be managed well,
Keeps them awake, and that in spite of hell.”
Christians who isolate themselves and walk alone, are very liable to grow drowsy. Hold Christian company, and you will be kept wakeful by it, and refreshed and encouraged to make quicker progress in the road to heaven. But as you thus take “sweet counsel” with others in the ways of God, take care that the theme of your converse is the Lord Jesus. Let the eye of faith be constantly looking unto Him; let your heart be full of Him; let your lips speak of His worth. Friend, live near to the cross, and thou wilt not sleep. Labour to impress thyself with a deep sense of the value of the place to which thou art going. If thou rememberest that thou art going to heaven, thou wilt not sleep on the road. If thou thinkest that hell is behind thee, and the devil pursuing thee, thou wilt not loiter. Would the manslayer sleep with the avenger of blood behind him, and the city of refuge before him? Christian, wilt thou sleep whilst the pearly gates are open-the songs of angels waiting for thee to join them-a crown of gold ready for thy brow? Ah! no; in holy fellowship continue to watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
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Why I Believe in the Return of Christ
God continues to bless Sagemont Church. In the last two Sundays, over 100 people have made public decisions to make Jesus Christ Lord of their life. Pastors Chuck Schneider, Stuart Rothberg, and Jim Hastings have been teaching the scriptures as both the Old and New Testaments prophesy and proclaim that Jesus Christ is coming back to this earth again to claim and receive His children unto Himself. During the worship services, I am preaching the message and promise of the return of Christ.
One may ask, “Pastor, why do you passionately believe that Jesus is literally going to return to the earth?” These are a few reasons:
Why I Believe in the Return of Christ
- Jesus said He would! John 14:3 “I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
- The entire Christian view of history demands it.
- The prophetic signs found in scripture are now clearly being fulfilled.
- Earthquakes all over the globe. Matthew 24:7 – (over 20,000 since 1971)
- Hearts will fail for fear. Luke 21:26 – Suicides are epidemic.
- Great explosions of learning. II Timothy 3:7 – People cannot discern the truth.
- Immorality abounds. Luke 17:26-27 – Like the days of Noah.
Scripture clearly teaches that Jesus will come to save His children and judge the rest.
God and Churchill
I have just completed reading one of the best books that I have read in the last twenty years. God and Churchill, written by one of our newest Sagemont members Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), great-grandson of Sir Winston Churchill. Wallace Henley, staff member at Second Baptist Church, Houston, assisted Jonathan in this profound book. The purpose of the book is to make clear “how the great leader’s sense of divine destiny changed his troubled world and offers help for ours.” Tyndale Momentum is the publisher. The book has many profound quotes. However, there is one that has impacted my life more than many others. Prime Minister of Great Britain, Margaret Thatcher, addressing the Church of Scotland General Assembly in 1988, said “I think back to many discussions in my early life when we all agreed that if you try to take the fruits of Christianity without its roots, the fruits will wither. And they will not come back unless you nurture the roots.”
One of the responsibilities of the Bride of Christ, the Church, is to keep Christianity on track and prevent the derailing of His ultimate purpose. The paganism that is engulfing us today will ultimately destroy us unless we return to the roots of our faith. “Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness.” It is on the solid rock we must stand for truly all other ground is sinking sand.
Note: The book God and Churchill is available in the Sagemont Bookstore.
PLEASE REMEMBER JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL IN YOUR PRAYERS!
Read and hear each Chapter from the Book of Revelation:
“Roll on Jehovah thy way” (Ps. 37:6, margin).
Whatever it is that presses thee, go tell the Father; put the whole matter over into His hand, and so shalt thou be freed from that dividing, perplexing care that the world is full of. When thou art either to do or suffer anything, when thou art about any purpose or business, go tell God of it, and acquaint Him with it; yes, burden Him with it, and thou hast done for matter of caring; no more care, but quiet, sweet, diligence in thy duty, and dependence on Him for the carriage of thy matters. Roll thy cares, and thyself with them, as one burden, all on thy God.
Build a little fence of trust
Fill the space with loving work
And therein stay.
Look not through the sheltering bars
God will help thee bear what comes
Of joy or sorrow.
We shall find it impossible to commit our way unto the Lord, unless it be a way that He approves. It is only by faith that a man can commit his way unto the Lord; if there be the slightest doubt in the heart that “our way” is not a good one, faith will refuse to have anything to do with it. This committing of our way must be a continuous, not a single act. However extraordinary and unexpected may seem to be His guidance, however near the precipice He may take you, you are not to snatch the guiding reins out of His hands.
Are we willing to have all our ways submitted to God, for Him to pronounce judgment on them? There is nothing a Christian needs to be more scrutinizing about than about his confirmed habits and views. He is too apt to take for granted the Divine approbation of them. Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again.
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Bob’s Favorite Quotes:
1.) The beginning of anxiety is the end of Faith and the end of anxiety is the beginning of Faith. George Mueller
2.) Its not Red, Yellow, Black or White Races; Its the HUMAN RACE! Bob Lewis – June 2, 2011 (You can quote me on that!)
3.) God will NOT do what YOU can do and YOU cannot do what GOD can do!
4.) FAITH MAKES THINGS POSSIBLE… NOT EASY!
5.) GOD is GOD alone; I am NOT GOD;
We should ALL state that to ourselves;
He does NOT need our help, we need His!
Other favorite Verses:
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.
Whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
He that endureth to the end shall be saved.
The Lord hath given him rest from all his enemies.
11 Samuel 7:1
Thy remembrance shall endure into all generations.
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.
He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life.
I rejoice in thy salvation.
1 Samuel 2:1
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well please.
Blessed is the man who maketh the Lord his trust.
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden.
Sleep on now, and take your rest.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
…Well done, thou good and faithful servant.
I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.
Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
…All things work together for good to them that love God.
…Be thou faith unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
…Not my will, but thine be done.
The Lord watch between me and thee, while we are absent, one from the other.
For with thee is the foundation of life: in the light shall we see light.
God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1 John iv:16
Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.
This is the promise… the life everlasting.
Tell everyone about the amazing things He does!”
Bible Verses About Kingdom Of Heaven:
Bible verses related to Kingdom Of Heaven from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance
Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Romans 14:17 – For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Matthew 7:21 – Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:3 – Blessed [are] the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:10 – Blessed [are] they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 6:10 – Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as [it is] in heaven.
Mark 1:15 – And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Mark 10:15 – Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.
Matthew 10:7 – And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
Luke 11:20 – But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
John 18:36 – Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
Acts 14:22 – Confirming the souls of the disciples, [and] exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
John 3:5 – Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Matthew 13:33 – Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
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The most important verse in The Holy Bible is: Jesus told Nicodemus: “For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on Him shall not perish but have Everlasting Life!” John 3:16
The SECOND most important verse is: Jesus said: “I Am The Way The Truth and The Life: NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME!” John 14:6
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His Great Commission, as He ascended back into Heaven while on the road to Bethany was:
Do you want to live as long as GOD lives (Eternity – NO END!)
Just Believe that GOD sent His Only Begotten Son to this earth
to shed His Blood and Die on the Cross at Calvary for your sins
and for the sins of the entire human race;
Was buried in a borrowed tomb, arose from the dead on the 3rd Day
(Easter), Was seen by over 500 people after His Resurrection and
ascended back into Heaven to sit at the Right-Hand of
His Father, God, as our
High Priest, Advocate, Lord and Savior;
If you truly believe that to be true, and believe me and the Holy Bible:
IT IS TRUE! And you can say this Prayer to God, the Father:
“Lord, I confess that I have sinned against You, I Repent of my sins and
by Faith, accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and give Him
total control of my Life, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.”
Saying that Prayer, you have been Born Again, Spiritually, and have
your ticket to Heaven to be with The Father, Son and Holy Spirit and
all other Christians for Eternity! There is Rejoicing in Heaven over your
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