Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
WHAT WE DO:
RESCUING THOSE Who are Perishing IN Their REBELLION!
WHO WE GO TO:
"WE SEE ALL MEN as guilty of rebellion toward the authority of King Jesus, and IN NEED of being permanently conquered and made subject to Him, until they are otherwise proven innocent of this most natural sin by the unmistakable marks OF HIS GRACE upon their life."
HOW WE DO:
If thou forbear to DELIVER them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;  If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works? Proverbs 24:11-12
WHY WE DO:
For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:  And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again.  Wherefore henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we Him no more.  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to Himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;  To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.  Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.  For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Cor. 5:14-21
Bro. Nick Holden & Family
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Song: "One Voice" by Bro. Danny Lanier of Danny Lanier Ministries staff evangelist at Northcrest Baptist Church in Meridian, Ms.
John 1:23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Song: "Glorious Day" by Todd Agnew
This song is a remake of an older song called "One Day" which can be found in most of our hymn books.
1 Tim. 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
A CLASSIC EXAMPLE
The northern ten tribes of the divided kingdom of Israel is a perfect example of what has happened in America. For fear of losing their people to the two southern tribes called Judah, they instituted their own way of doing church. They were afraid of preaching and teaching what God required of His people, so they developed a new way to minister to the people and a new message. What they did was incorporate certain elements that identified with God's way of doing things, but for the purpose of comfort and convenience, they altered it in such a way as to appeal to the flesh of all involved. The people bought into it, and for the next two hundred-plus years they taught each new generation how to worship God and live in idolatry. It started with one leader, a king by the name of Jeroboam, whose personal and fleshly fear led generation after generation to transgress against God's original message. From his life we can see where the foundation of all compromise begins in leading others to worship false gods. It starts when someone makes an effort to keep people involved, interested, and invested in their own special interests. The fear of personal loss dictated and directed his mission, ministry, and message. (1 Kings 12:26-33) Jeroboam led Israel away from God for twenty-two years, and most every king that followed after Him for two hundred-plus years is described as doing evil in the sight of the Lord and walking in the way of Jeroboam and his sin (1 Kings 15:26, 34; 1 Kings 16:19, 26, 30-31, 33; 1 Kings 22:52; 2 Kings 3:3; 2 Kings 10:29; 2 Kings 13:2, 11; 2 Kings 14:24; 2 Kings 15:9, 18, 24, 28). The sad thing is it worked for them for two centuries with very little resistance to this false system because it became the norm and it was easy.
The results of this delusional way of thinking led to God’s judgment of Israel as a nation. Second Kings 17 reveals the essence of what was being taught and how it affected everything about the nation. God used the Assyrians in 722 B.C. to overthrow Israel and take captive some of her people. The king of Assyria took possession of Samaria and transplanted peoples of other nations there to occupy that territory. They were attacked by lions and felt like the God of the land was angry at them because they did not know His rituals and therefore couldn't practice His ways. What was their answer to this problem? The king of Assyria commanded that a priest be sent to them to teach them the rituals of the God of the land. A priest, a product of Jeroboam's two hundred-plus years of compromise, was sent and he taught them what he knew. He taught the people how to fear God. The problem with his message was that it permitted the nations to do what Israel had done the past two hundred plus years, fear God, and also serve their own personal idols. (2 Kings 17:28-29,32,41) This is why Isaiah the prophet said the people drew near to the Lord with their mouths but their hearts were far from Him. How could they do this travesty? They taught them how to fear God according to the commandments of men, not the truth. "Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near Me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour Me, but have removed their heart far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the precept of men" (Isaiah 29:13). (Mat. 15:8) Jeroboam's compromise to the true message of God was still producing false converts and giving men false hope.
STAINED BY OUR GOSPEL
The unscriptural idea of acknowledging Jesus to be a Savior with the option of submitting to His lordship later in life is absolutely demonic and a complete compromise to the truth. This thought process and message has its origin in hell and comes from the father of lies. Those who preach this are preaching another gospel. This would mean that they're preaching a corrupt and cursed message. They are following in the footsteps of Jeroboam. The historical/biblical Jesus is anointed by the Lord. He is the Lord Jesus Christ. He's not the Savior who might be our Lord one day. No! He is the Lord who delivers His people into His service. The purpose of His death is for Him to be Lord over the living and the dead: "For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that He might be Lord both of the dead and living" (Romans 14:9). The gospel we believe is the gospel we will acknowledge and advocate through our attitudes, actions and affirmations. We are all stained by the message that has consumed and marked our lives. All of us are persuaded about a gospel. We have embraced a message or a culmination of messages as being authentic. Is it God's message or man's mission we have given our lives to? (Heb. 3:6,14 ; 5:9 ; 11:14-16)
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Magnify the Lord
He’s Come to Deliver
FROM SOMETHING TO SOMETHING
wonderful truth that brings deep comfort to our souls. Knowing
Jesus as the Deliverer helps us to see one of the most significant
reasons for His coming. When we ponder and meditate on the very
idea of a Redeemer who came to save, we can’t get past the fact it
speaks of a Deliverer. Why a deliverer?
When deliverance is needed, isn’t it always from something that
can harm or hurt us? Therefore, deliverance can only take place if
we have been delivered from that which is harmful to that which
is safe and secure. Christ Jesus, our Lord and Savior, has come to
deliver God’s people. He’s come to deliver us from something to
Today, in America, it is common to hear most people make the
claim Jesus is their Savior. We must ask them this simple but most
serious question: Can Jesus be a personal Savior without being a
personal Deliverer? I must say no!
IT’S NOT ABOUT US
On every street corner and in most neighborhoods we often find
people who profess to be saved and acknowledge their connection
with the “church.” The fruit in their life will bear witness against
them and reveal they have actually put their personal faith in a
specific prayer they prayed, an action they did, a preacher, or even
their own faith. The problem with placing faith in these things is
that it won’t deliver anyone from sin. Faith is only worth the object
in which it is put. Faith is valued by God in its origin. If God is not
the origin of grace-given faith, it has no eternal usefulness to Him.
The modern gospel advocated in America today has taught men they
have to do something in order to be saved. The Americanized gospel
(which is a false gospel) has been so effectively preached by the
masses that when the true gospel of the kingdom of God is preached,
it is distinctly rejected by the established church of America. Why
is it rejected? America’s gospel is universally man-centered. God’s
gospel is uniquely Christ-centered. This is one of the reasons why
the established church in America is having very little effect on the
secular culture. There are great claims of salvation everywhere we
turn, yet there is not much biblical evidence of individuals being
called out of this world and set apart by God who are worthy of
the gospel. This is exactly the point. Everyone lives out the gospel
that they’ve heard and believed. If it’s the Americanized gospel, the
marks of it will be upon them. If it’s the gospel of the kingdom of
God, the life of Christ will be manifested in their life. Everyone is
marked by the message they support and promote.
The American gospel communicates to its converts the need for
only a mental or intellectual acknowledgement that Jesus lived, died
for sin, was buried and rose again, and now lives to make intercession
for the church. He also will come one day and get the church to live
with Him forever. The problem with their message is rooted in their
focal point. They have made the ministry of reconciling sinners into
a global enterprise that promotes the message that sinners are sinners
and they can have both God and all the enticements of this world.
They have taken the message of reconciliation and made it marketable
and profitable to fit what the culture wants, not what they need.
Characteristically, the church of America has settled on gaining claims
of salvation in its pursuit to look successful and has utterly denounced
the power of Jesus Christ to unmistakably deliver a life from the power
of darkness into the unparalleled service of God the Father.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Message: "Asking God to do What We Can't: Remove and Rescue Us from Lies" (Part 2 of 2)
Text: Psalm 119:29
Preacher: Nick Holden
Psalm 119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me Thy law graciously.
Message: "Asking God to do What We Can't: Remove and Rescue Us from Lies" (Part 1 of 2)
Text: Psalm 119:29
Preacher: Nick Holden
Psalm 119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me Thy law graciously.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
A Song of degrees.
Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord; that walketh in His ways.  For thou shalt eat the labour of thine hands: happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.  Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive plants round about thy table.  Behold, that thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.  The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion: and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.  Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.
Message: A Reminder to Remember: It did not start with us and it must not stop with us!!!
Text: 2 Tim. 2:1-6
Preaching: Nick Holden of Truth Impacts Ministries
This message was preached during a preachers conference in Louisiana in August 2008. It will help you understand the agenda of grace in the teaching and preaching ministries. You can also listen to a message on GodTube or at www.truthimpacts.blogspot.com by Nick Holden that deals with praying before you correct: Four Things to Pray for Before Correcting Someone with the Truth. Visit us at www.truthimpacts.org
2 Tim. 2:1-6 Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.  And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.  Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.  No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.  And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.  The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
"Preachers must spend quality time in their kitchen (study) if they're going to be used of the Lord to serve His people a healthy spread of God's heavenly feast."
- Make sure Jesus is your main course.
- Let your life experiences serve as your spices.
- Use only the Bible as your cooking guide.
- Ensure you seek your Heavenly Father and give Him all the credit for everything.
- Allow the flames of the Holy Spirit to do its perfect work as it tastefully permeates the spices into the main course.
- Serve it with delight and joy on the priceless dishes of redemptive grace, and with the silverware of eternal mercy.
- See to it that your table is of rough wood and filled with splinters. A table that reminds them of Calvary. One that only the empty, the hungry, the humble, the needy, the brokenhearted, the hopeless, and all the helpless sinners of this world, would be drawn to, as they come face to face with the reality of their sin and death, and His righteousness and life, as they feast upon what YOU have prepared in YOUR KITCHEN!
- Feed the sheep!!!
- Free the sinners!!!
- Do not cook for their applause or money but for the GLORY of God!!!!
Preachers have fun in the kitchen.
Monday, July 28, 2008
And this also is a severe evil; Just exactly as he came, so shall he go. And what profit has he who has labored for the wind? All his day he also eats in darkness, and he has much sorrow and sickness and anger. Ecclesiastes 5:16-17
Darkness, sorrow, sickness, anger, and perishing, is as Solomon called it, a severe evil. When you really consider the fact that those in this condition do not know nor can they know what we, who have been saved by God's grace, have in Christ Jesus. Twice in the book of Proverbs a startling and sobering message is manifested about those who feel and think that their life is right, yet is anything but right. Both Proverbs 14:12 & 16:25, reveal that “There is a way that seemeth right to a man, but its end is the way of death.” How do these two passages relate to Ec. 5:16-17? Notice how Solomon describes the life of a man who is born and dies LOST, as laboring for that which can not be grasped. This picture of toiling for the wind is metaphorically speaking of useless labor. It is describing a life that has no eternal value. A life that is eternally good for nothing. We could call it a life nothingness. Jesus affirmed this thought of uselessness and utter destruction and devastation in Mark 8:36 by asking these two questions, “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?.” To leave this world as you came is an eternal tragedy that can never be reversed or redeemed.
To fully understand and appreciate the value of this passage we must reflect upon the condition of a child at his or her conception and birth. King David knew he was “Brought forth in iniquity, and in sin his mother conceived him” (Ps 51:5). He also described the wicked or those who are wrong and not right, as being “Estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they are born speaking lies. Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; they are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear, which will not heed the voice of charmers, charming ever so skillfully” (Ps. 58:3-5). Those who perished during the worldwide flood recorded in Genesis were of this type. They entered the world LOST and perished LOST forever. Moses described them as being a people of great wickedness and that every intent and thought of their heart was only evil continually (Gen. 6:5). A child is born a sinner. We all were born sinners. And apart from being supernaturally interrupted by Jesus we all die as lost sinners separated from God for eternity.
Have you ever noticed how babies are always in want? They can’t verbally communicate what they want with clear intelligent words but their actions SCREAM that they are in desperate want. The LOST man lives his entire life in wantonness. His lifestyle SHOUTS to a world around him that he is governed by his lustful wants. He may not be willing to verbally communicate his deepest desires to those in his life but how he lives gives it away. Babies are always self-centered and they require that we give them our full attention from day-to-day. The same mindset belongs to a LOST man who dies after living a self-centered life. His way of living unveils his way of thinking. He thinks that life is about him and everything in life should revolve around him. Babies must always be pampered, or they will quickly let you know. They want it their way even when they don’t know what their way is. The LOST man must be continually pampered either by us or himself. He want his toys, his comforts, and his belly always full. If it does not go his way, he’ll pout like a big baby. Babies are most often always takers and not givers. Yes they make us laugh and cry. They smile when we talk their language, giggle at their reactions, and feed them their favorite meal but they are babies. This is what babies do. They are takers. As much as we’ll give they will take. They are babies and we understand that they need our nurturing care so we continually give and give and they continually take and take. The LOST man lives a life as a taker and not a giver. He takes to live. He knows no other way of living. The sad thing is that characteristically the LOST person dies as they were born, in want, living a self-centered life, while being pampered, and always taking what he can to live life his way. Proverbs accurately describes this generation of lost men and women who live and die just as they were born.
There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.  There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.  There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.  There is a generation, whose teeth are as swords, and their jaw teeth as knives, to devour the poor from off the earth, and the needy from among men.  The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give. Proverbs 30:11-15a
What is the great evil that surrounds this person? They think and feel that their way of living is right because they know no different. They have always lived this way from birth. They were born into a fallen and broken world that can not profit them eternally. They could gain everything this world had to offer and it would never be enough. Jesus told Nicodemus that “one must be born again to see or even enter the kingdom of God” (John 3:3-5). LOST people live and die in the same condition they were born in, DECEPTION. They have never been Permanently Interrupted by God’s Redeemer, the Lord Jesus Christ. They have never been Powerfully Invaded by God’s Conquering Grace. They have never been Profoundly Influenced by the Lord or His ways. They have never been Personally Invested in God’s Kingdom They have never been Progressively Interested in God’s Purpose. They never been Purposely Involved in the Lord’s cause. They have never been Providentially Identified as a Disciple of Jesus Christ. LOST men and women live an uninterrupted life of deception from birth to death. If you have been Permanently Interrupted by Jesus, thank God for it today by giving up your rights to His cause and for His glory. (2 Cor. 5:14-21) Pray and ask the Lord to use you as a deliverer of souls. Ask Him to open the eyes of those you know personally who are perishing in their own deception. Ask Jesus for His power to be an authentic witness to rescue the perishing for His glory. Why ask these things? They are as they were born: LOST