The disciples ask a provocative question of the Lord Jesus in John 1:38 when they say “Where are you staying?” In the ancient Jewish world, no public establishments of education (such as modern colleges) were available. Those interested in becoming ‘disciples’ would entreat a teacher to accept their ‘internship’. There was no facility, but only the ‘Rabbi’. “Where are you staying?” was equivalent to saying, ‘Can I be your disciple?’ Evangelist Jerry Dickinson addresses this account in today’s sermon.
In today’s sermon evangelist Jerry Dickinson relates an incident where a faithful prophet of God decides to stand alone and speak the truth– regardless of the cost.
7 And Jehoshaphat said, “Is there not still a prophet of the Lord here, that we may inquire of Him?”8 So the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, “There is still one man, Micaiah the son of Imlah, by whom we may inquire of the Lord; but I hate him, because he does not prophesy good concerning me, but evil.” (1 Ki 22:7–8).
The Law of Moses outlined a number of activities which could cause a person to become defiled, or unclean. In this unclean state, Israelites were unable to approach God at the Tabernacle or participate in feasts like Passover. Only after being purified could they once again be counted as clean. In this restrictive system, God was painting a picture about the nature of sin and the necessity of Christ. Evangelist Jerry Dickinson does a wonderful job discussing the contrast between clean and unclean, and explaining its importance in the Bible. Clean vs. Unclean MP3 Link
Someone has said that ‘everything and everyone has a price.’ Is that true? In today’s sermon Jerry Dickinson relates the encouraging news that even in the 21st century there are people and values that are not for sale. Not For Sale MP3 Link
Today we post a classic Jerry Dickinson sermon he gave during a 2009 gospel meeting at the Rice Road church of Christ. In this sermon Jerry considers a question asked by Moses 3500 years ago which is still very topical today. We hope you listen! Who Is On The Lord’s Side MP3 Link
During their wilderness wanderings the children of Israel encountered a prophet named Balaam who was hired by Balak, the king of Moab, to curse them. In this classic sermon from evangelist Jerry Dickinson, we learn some crucial lessons from Balaam, his talking donkey, and his inability to curse the people of God.