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A Call to Prayer

Bro Jim

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A CALL TO PRAYER

Joel 2:12-19


Joash,Jehoiada, Revival. Jehoiada dies. Joash allows idols. War. Locust. God’s wrath. Joel the prophet calls nation torepentance. We, too, are living in anemergency hour.


I. There is a Weakening of theConsciousness of Sin

a. In our personal lives.

b. In our homes.

c. In society.

d. In business.

e. In politics.

f. In the Church

II. Many Church Members Manifest aTerrible Indifference to the Claims of Jesus Christ and His Cause

a. We take all He has to give us, butgive little or nothing in return.

b. We claim the blood regeneration andact as though we had never even heard of the blood.

III. There is a Lowering of MoralStandards

a. The Church is conforming to theworld. Lax standards of morality – ofmarriage vows. Filthy movies, music,literature, video games, etc.

b. The Ten Commandments have not beenrepealed. The Sermon on the Mount isstill the law of the King.

IV. There is a Blighting lack of Passionand Compassion for Lost Souls

a. No weeping mothers, no burdenedfathers, no praying deacons or elders, no agonizing Sunday school teachers, noanxious church members, no all night prayer meetings.

b. No intense driving, longingcompulsion to see souls saved. It is outof style to weep, and shout in the church.

V. Sinners are Coldly Indifferent toTheir Desperate Condition

a. The Gospel has become a mockery, abyword, because of us.

b. Our lack of compassion fails to warnsinners.

VI. Here is God’s Appeal to Us(Vs.15-19): A Call to Prayer

a. It is a universal call – topreachers, to deacons and elders, to men, to women, to children, to babes inarms.

b. It is a call to repentance.

c. It is a call to confession (Ps. 32:1-3).

d. It is a call to dedication: “Sanctify the congregation.”

e. It is a call to prayer.

f. It is universal.

g. Supplication and intercession areinvolved.

VII. Promised Results

a. A return of the Lord.

b. Overcoming OBstacles.

c. Showering of blessings.

d. Visitation of the Holy Spirit.



Adapted fromHyman Appleman, Preached By Pastor Jim Nicholson 1/30/2011



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    • It would have been much better if this was said at the beginning.
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    • That's a very heavy rock to carry, thanks to the Grace of God, we do not have to carry it . When a person hear the gospel of salvation for the first time, can he or she accept Christ, for salvation without realizing they are a sinner. Do you want to accept Jesus Christ as your personal savior? Yes I do, just pray and say I believe in Jesus. That it, that easy? I believe a person must realize, that he or she is lost, and that we were born sinners.         (Repent means to realize)     
    • My question is you said that repentance of sin is a physical work, so do you believe that the sinner must repent of sin and believe to be saved, or you believe that it does not involve repentance of sin to be saved?   Do you believe that salvation is by works or by grace?      IS REPENTANCE OF SIN A WORK THAT YOU MUST STRIVE FOR? Thursday, May 14, 2020   According to some modern preachers, that repentance of sin is a work that you must strive for, that in order
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    • WHY REPENTANCE OF SIN IS NOT A WORK Salvation is not of works, Titus 3:5; 2 Timothy 1:9; Eph. 2:8-9, Romans 11:6. Salvation is by grace through faith, thus it cannot be mix with works, Eph.2:8, Rom.11:6. Grace and works cannot go together, Rom.11:6, Rom.4:4 Grace is harmonious with faith, but not with works, Eph.2:8-9, Titus 3:5 Repentance and faith are requisites to salvation, Mark 1:15; Acts 20:21; Heb.6:1 Repentance and faith are commands of the gosp
    • Why do you think that I do believe the same as them when I do not categorize "repent of sin" as a work whereas he repeatedly emphasize repentance of sin as a work.  Secondly, in my evangelism outline I include repentance which I do explain as repentance of sin.   Thirdly, I do not practice that repeat after me prayer phrase by phrase.   Now why do you think it is the same?   Of course there are basic in the gospel presentation that are the same for the believers of salvation by grace.  Can't you
    • A follow up on Question 3.  You stated that repent that "repent is an action word" Question No. 5 is: What kind of action do you mean, an act of the will in the soul of man, or a physical action that requires effort?  
    • Therefore there must be a change of mind first concerning sin, from loving sin to hating it, that is repentance toward God before he exercises faith toward our Lord Jesus.  
    • Choose this day whom ye shall serve. The person that does not want deliverance? Shall be left behind, for this man trusted not, and was almost persuaded to be a christian. Like king Agrippa, and others for they had much.  

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