Message
of the Week

June 16th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Are you strong enough to be a real man?"

"Are you strong enough to be a real man?"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

June 16th, 2024

Passage of the week: 1 Kings 2:1-4

"1 Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,

2 I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man;

3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:

4 That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel."

Pastor shows biblically what we are to do as fathers, showing our children the love of God through our actions and our deeds, our words and our mannerisms. Our children watch our every move; can we really ask them to do things that we never do? Or to not do things that we model to them every day? Pastor explores this and much more in today's sermon.

Notable quotes:

“...for all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” Ecclesiastes 2:17b

“There are 1,000,000 children born in America every year that are born out of wedlock.”

"There is no better role model for manhood than our Heavenly Father. We should pattern our lives after Him."

“Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ― Charles R. Swindoll

Other Bible verses from today's sermon:

Proverbs 22:6

Hebrews 12

Matthew 22:37-38

Proverbs 13:24

Proverbs 22:15

Deuteronomy 6:5-9

Psalms 78:1-8

Jude 1:14-22

June 9th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Home Improvement"

"Home Improvement"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed."
Genesis 2:18-25

Pastor explores how our family's have been attacked by the enemy, causing divorce and ungodliness to become rampant in our society. Promiscuity, abortion, and other evils have permeated our culture - and the rise of these actions is widely accepted among the youth as good and morally acceptable things. The enemy has deceived so many.

God's Word is clear on many of these issues that have been politicized - there are no sides to truth. There is no "my truth" or "your truth"; only the truth.

Notable quotes or thoughts:

"There must be improvement in our homes before there can be improvement in the world."

"If you want to have a strong family, and a good relationship between parents and child and siblings, you first have to have that strong marriage relationship."

Click here to see Pastor's sermon from today.

Some of the other verses in our sermon today:

Matthew 19:4-5

1 Corinthians 6:18

1 Corinthians 7:1-4

June 2nd, 2024 - Message of the Week - "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."

"For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)"
Matthew 24:3-15

Pastor discusses how the end times are being revealed throughout the world and in our lives today, including how natural disasters, including earthquakes, and diseases are on the rise. He speaks about how those in our judicial and administrative systems are corrupt, letting the systems' acquiesce to the religious zealotry of the 'woke'-driven agendas of the day.

Click here to see Pastor's sermon from today.

Some of the other verses in our sermon today:

Psalms 119:105

2 Timothy 3:16-17

John 17:17

Romans 8:24-25

Hebrews 11:1

1 Corinthians 15:55

2 Corinthians 2:14

May 26th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "The Importance of Memories"

"The Importance of Memories"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"7 Then on that day David delivered first this psalm to thank the LORD into the hand of Asaph and his brethren.

8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

9 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him, talk ye of all his wondrous works.

10 Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD.

11 Seek the LORD and his strength, seek his face continually.

12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

13 O ye seed of Israel his servant, ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

14 He is the LORD our God; his judgments are in all the earth.

15 Be ye mindful always of his covenant; the word which he commanded to a thousand generations;"
1 Chronicles 16:7-15

Pastor shows in the Bible how we pay proper respect for those who give their lives for freedom, opportunity, and to protect those they love. Over 41,000,000 people have served our country to protect our lives, freedoms, and given us so many opportunities.

Notable quotes or thoughts:

"Many of our youth know the price of everything, but the value of nothing."

Click here to see Pastor's sermon from today.

Some of the other verses in our sermon today:

Proverbs 13:1

John 3:16

Romans 5:8

Hebrews 12:2

Mark 16:15

Acts 1:8

Romans 12:1

2 Corinthians 5:6-11

May 19th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."

"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

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6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.

10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart."
Hosea 4:1-3, 6-11

Pastor explores end times in today's sermon.

Notable quotes or thoughts:

"A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning."

Click here to see Pastor's sermon from today.

Some of the other verses in our sermon today:

Jeremiah 22:29

Jeremiah 13:10

Ezekiel 33:1-7

Revelation 2:11

Revelation 2:29

Revelation 3:6

Revelation 3:13

Revelation 3:20

Proverbs 19:20

Ecclesiastes 12:13

Luke 21:11

May 12th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Mother's Day"

"Mother's Day"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

20 And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;

22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed." Genesis 2:18-25

Mother's Day is a day we celebrate the women who have brought us into this world. From Eve, the mother of all living, to our own mothers, each woman in our life is special in so many ways.

Pastor Doctor explores this topic in today's sermon including many notable mothers and grandmother's from the Bible.

Click here to see Pastor's sermon from today.

Other verses in our sermon today:

Genesis 3:20 - Eve, the mother of all living.

2 Kings 12:1

2 Kings 21:1

2 Kings 22:1

2 Kings 24:18

Exodus 2:1-8 - Moses' mother protecting him from Pharaoh's decree.

1 Samuel 1:20-23

2 Timothy 1:1-5 

John 19:25-27 - Jesus giving John to Mary and Mary to John as mother and son

May 5th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Global Unrest (and a bunch more)"

"Global Unrest (and a bunch more)"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel," Ephesians 6:10-19

The world as a whole is at a state of unrest. Wars, rumours of wars, earthquakes, storms, so-called 'climate change', and much more is happening all across our world. We have American college campuses with chanting "Death to America" and other such atrocities. There is so much happening all across our world, it's overwhelming sometimes.

Pastor encourages us, scripturally, to adorn the Whole Armor of God, and really understand who our enemy is. To stand up for the truth of the Word of God, not let the fear they sell to affect us or make us sway in our firm foundation in Jesus Christ.

There are so many signs of the enemy's plans and schemes if you pay attention. From the U.N.'s global agenda to the WEF's push for a one-world currency, there is so much happening that point towards what the Bible shows us clearly in the antichrist's system, which must be in place for the implementation of the mark of the beast.

Pastor explores this "and a bunch more" in today's sermon. Click here to view today's sermon on Facebook.

Other verses in our sermon today:

Ezekiel 38

Jesus Christ died for your sins. His death, burial, and miraculous bodily resurrection paid for your sin debt. Death, hell, and satan are already defeated. But you must accept God's free gift of salvation. He doesn't send anyone to hell. It is your own, free, choice. Do you have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ? We at Jordan Valley Baptist Church pray that you do. If you don't, please settle it today. God loves you so much. He is not willing that any perish but that all come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)

April 28st, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Sleeping Churches"

"Sleeping Churches"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"8 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.

9 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall throughly glean the remnant of Israel as a vine: turn back thine hand as a grapegatherer into the baskets.

10 To whom shall I speak, and give warning, that they may hear? behold, their ear is uncircumcised, and they cannot hearken: behold, the word of the LORD is unto them a reproach; they have no delight in it.

11 Therefore I am full of the fury of the LORD; I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together: for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days.

12 And their houses shall be turned unto others, with their fields and wives together: for I will stretch out my hand upon the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD.

13 For from the least of them even unto the greatest of them every one is given to covetousness; and from the prophet even unto the priest every one dealeth falsely.

14 They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace.

15 Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not at all ashamed, neither could they blush: therefore they shall fall among them that fall: at the time that I visit them they shall be cast down, saith the LORD.

16 Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.

17 Also I set watchmen over you, saying, Hearken to the sound of the trumpet. But they said, We will not hearken.

18 Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not hearkened unto my words, nor to my law, but rejected it."" Jeremiah 6:8-19

These verses speak about Israel, but a lot of it echoes in the remnants of what America has become. Pastor's sermon today explores how we have seen, ramping up, a great falling away from God, the church, and biblical teaching. This falling away is obvious in today's American churches, as they lean towards their own understanding instead of leaning wholly on the Word of God. These churches that are catering to worldly ways are unconcerned with God's word. They want a feel good experience at church. A warning; not scare tactics; but a warning, from God's word.

In a 2004 survey, they found that only 9% of all born-again adults had a Christian worldview. What does this mean? It means that they believe that absolute moral truth exists and it's based on the Bible. Only 9% of self-proclaimed Christian adults believed this. This same report showed that only 51% of protestant pastors had a Christian worldview with the same ideals.

This report had these six core criteria for their worldview:

This was in 2004. In 2022, another research center did a study on this topic. They found that 37% of evangelical pastors have a biblical worldview. The majority, 62%, of those pastors had a hybrid worldview that combined multiple worldview.

Sadly many of these churches are looking to please your ears, give you a feel good message, rather than the truth. The truth corrects, rebukes, reproves, exhorts, and helps you to grow in the knowledge, faith, trust, and understanding of the truth of Jesus Christ, God's Word, and His commandments and love for us. These Sleeping Churches prefer to teach in a way that soothes like a lullaby and pleasantries to keep people coming.

Pastor explores this and more in today's sermon. Click here to view today's sermon on Facebook.

Other verses in our sermon today:

Proverbs 22:28

2 Thessalonians 2:3

2 Timothy 4:1-4

1 Timothy 4:1

Revelation 1:3

Jesus Christ died that you may live and live abundantly. Do you know Him? We at Jordan Valley Baptist Church pray that you do. If you don't, please settle it today. God loves you so much. John 3:16 says: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

April 21st, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Is God angry with America?"

"Is God angry with America?"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." Matthew 11:21-24

The purpose of this sermon is to serve a warning to those who follow God and those who currently find themselves lost, knowingly or unknowingly. Many things are happening today that could easily cause fear in the hearts of men and women across the world.

There are wars, rumors of wars, as Matthew 24:6 says, and earthquakes in diverse places, as Matthew 24:7 says. There are many things happening, biblically and prophetically. Many things that have happened in our past, globally, have been warnings from God. Pastor Doctor explores these warnings from God in his sermon this morning.

Jesus suffered, bled, and died on the cross - and He rose again on the third day - that we may live. Do you know Him? If you do know Him as your Savior, do you live for Him?

Other verses in our sermon today:

Joshua 21:43-45

April 14th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Why Study Prophecy?"

"Why Study Prophecy?"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not." // "And he said also to the people, "When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?" Luke 12:39-40, 54-56

Did you know that according to the book by J. Barton Payne entitled Encyclopedia of Biblical Prophecy that there are 1,817 (1,239 Old Testament, 578 New Testament) prophecies in the Bible? As you can see in our text that Jesus Himself called the chief priests and elders He was speaking to that they are hypocrites for seeing the signs of the weather but ignoring the signs of His coming and fulfillment of prophecy.

Prophecy protects us from future deception. It helps us to realize what is true and right and just. Knowing what is to come, Biblically, helps us to be safeguarded from satan's guile, deceit, and temptations. Nothing our flesh desires is eternal; satan will work on your flesh and tempt you. Keeping God's word and His prophecies close to your heart and deep in your mind will help you to ward off these attacks from the enemy.

There is much happening in the world today that reflect scripture. Wars and rumours of wars (Matthew 24:6); earthquakes and disasters in divers places (Matthew 24:7). Much is happening if you can see the signs. See our End Times Flyer or Postcard Mailer.

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior? We pray you do. If not, please settle it today. This life is fleeting. Prophecy is being fulfilled before our very eyes. Please get right with God by accepting the truth of the life, death, and bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. You were on His mind as He suffered, bled and died for your, my, and everyone else's sin-debt.

If you do know Him as your Savior, are you serving Him? Are you living for Him?

This world is temporary... the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross is eternal. He lives today.

Other verses in our sermon today:

Matthew 24:4 - "Take heed that no man deceive you."

1 John 3:2-3

Revelation 1:3

Romans 13:11-14

April 7th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "The Beginning of Sorrows"

"The Beginning of Sorrows"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.Matthew 24:3-8

The last days are the beginning of sorrows. These times are coming, the signs are there. It is not a coincidence. The signs of the times are clear as day to anyone who is reading their Bible, knows their Bible, or hears people biblically preaching Scripture. From seven (God's number) cities named Nineveh in the path of the total solar eclipse tomorrow, earthquakes in diverse places as our scripture today states, there are many signs of Jesus' return, scripturally happening. Pastor Doctor explores just a small piece of this as he starts his sermon's about the end times.

Did you know that in the early 1800s we also had two eclipses that crossed paths similarly to the ones in 2017 and tomorrow's solar eclipse? Did you know that many earthquakes followed along the New Madrid Faultline? Listen and learn as Pastor explains how things happen to get our attention.

Other scripture used in today's sermon:

Luke 21:10-11 - "Fearful sights and great signs from heaven"
Matthew 24:27 - "Lightning"

We at Jordan Valley Baptist Church hope and pray you know Jesus Christ as your Savior. He is our only hope. Do you know Him as your Savior? Have you repented and turned from your sins, accepting His free gift of eternal life? If you don't, please click here or the button below to see how you can know, biblically, how to have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

March 31th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "He is RISEN"

"He is RISEN"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.Mark 15:42-43

He is RISEN. Today, we started with the Gospel of Mark Chapter 15 and read verses 42 through Chapter 16, verse 15. Joseph of Arimathaea comes with boldness unto Pilate, the governor, seeking the body of Jesus. Joseph took the body and wrapped it in fine linen and Jesus was laid to rest in the tomb, but pay attention to Verse 47. Mary Magdalene and Mary, Jesus' mother, saw where Jesus was laid.

Continuing on into Chapter 16, we see Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Jesus, returning on the first day of the week to anoint Jesus with sweet spices. Even afar off, they noticed the stone was rolled away (16:4). Jesus showed Himself first to Mary Magdalene (16:9). We finish our main passage this week with the proclamation by Jesus to "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." (16:15)

Other verses from today's sermon:

Matthew 4:17 (Pastor said Mark, mistakenly) - Jesus said, "Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

John 20:6-7 - The key about the napkin; listen to the message for this beautiful, purposeful passage's meaning explained.

Luke 24:1-9 - Luke's account of Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Jesus, coming to the tomb.

John 1:1 - In the beginning was the Word.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 - Paul's testifying about Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection, appearing after His death to over 500 people at once and also to the apostles and more.

Hebrews 11:25

Philippians 1:21

Matthew 3:1

Matthew 18:3

Acts 20:21

Mark 6:12

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior? Have you repented and turned from your sins, accepting His free gift of eternal life? We at Jordan Valley Baptist Church certainly hope that you do know Him. If you don't, please click here or the button below to see how you can know, biblically, how to have a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He died for your sins and was miraculously, bodily resurrected from the dead. He lives today. As the great old hymn goes, "Up from the grave He arose, With a mighty triumph o’er His foes". He is waiting, open arms, for you to accept the gift of salvation.

March 24th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Our King Has Come"

"Our King Has Come"
by Pastor Silas Doctor

"And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.Matthew 21:9

Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus' Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

1 And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

We look to many leaders in our life. From our earthly fathers to school leadership, city councils, all the way up to presidents, prime ministers, and kings. But only our King came to serve. Pastor Doctor explores our King's entry into Jerusalem and speaks about His life and His work, finished with His death on the cross and His bodily resurrection from the dead.

Ushered into Jerusalem riding a donkey and taking a meek, servant stance - that of our true King of kings and Lord of lords.

Other verses from today's sermon:

1 Timothy 6:13-16 - A Beautiful Picture of Our Lord; the King of kings

Luke 19:36-40 - Weeping over the city; a King unlike other kings

Isaiah Chapter 53 - Prophecy of Jesus' coming

No religion, denomination, good works, government, king, or anyone or anything else can save you. "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23) You may think, you're not a bad person... the Bible says, "There is none righteous, no, not one:" (Romans 3:10).

Jesus Christ is our only hope.

As Pastor Doctor said in his sermon today, our Lord and Savior could come back - "in a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a second." If you don't know the Lord as your personal Savior, we at Jordan Valley Baptist Church would pray that you'd settle that today. Click here or the button below to read about how you can be saved, biblically, and know that you're heading for Heaven.

God bless you as you make the most important decision you could ever make:
to confess your sins, repent, and believe and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

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March 17th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "The Joy of Salvation"

"Nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.Luke 22:42
by Pastor Silas Doctor

Luke 22:39-46

39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,

46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

The Lord took Peter, James, and John (the sons of Zebedee - Matt. 26:27) to a garden called Gethsemane at the Mount of Olives. Here, Jesus felt intense sorrow and was heavy, as a man, for the knowledge of the suffering, pain, and separation from God he was about to endure to save us from our sins.

He cries out to God multiple times, asking God to let this cup pass from him. But each and every time, he always leaves it in God's will.

Is your life in God's will? Do you pray for His will in your life or ask Him to do things for you, wanting your will to be the king of your life? Have you sought what God's will for your life is? Do you pick up your cross and carry it?

If you don't know the Lord as your personal Savior, we at Jordan Valley Baptist Church would pray that you'd settle that today. Click here or the button below to read about how you can be saved, biblically, and know that you're heading for Heaven.

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His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things,
I will make thee ruler over many things: enter
thou into the joy of thy lord. - Matthew 25:21

March 10th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "What in the WORLD..."

March 10th, 2024

Matthew 19:16-24

16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Other verses from this week's message:

Luke 12:16-21 - A parable

Matthew 27:22-25 - Peer Pressure

Deuteronomy 10:12-13 - God's statutes and laws are for our good.

Proverbs 16:5 - Pride is an abomination

Proverbs 29:25 - Trust God, do not fear man.

Proverbs 9:10 - Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom

James 1:22-25 - Be a doer of the word, not just a hearer.

Colossians 1:9-14 - Joint heirs of Jesus Christ

2 Corinthians 7:1

Memorable quotes from this weeks sermon:

"What if God gave us the same amount of time that we give Him?"

"An excuse is just a sugar-coated lie."

March 3rd, 2024 - Message of the Week - A Psalm of Asaph

"I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me."

March 3rd, 2024

Psalm 77

(To the chief Musician, to Jeduthun, A Psalm of Asaph.) I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me.

In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted.

I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah.

Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.

I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times.

I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search.

Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more?

Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore?

Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.

And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.

Thy way, O God, is in the sanctuary: who is so great a God as our God?

Thou art the God that doest wonders: thou hast declared thy strength among the people.

Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah.

The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

The clouds poured out water: the skies sent out a sound: thine arrows also went abroad.

The voice of thy thunder was in the heaven: the lightnings lightened the world: the earth trembled and shook.

Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.

Thou leddest thy people like a flock by the hand of Moses and Aaron.

The Wise Virgins (Les vierges sages) - by James Tissot

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February 25th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "Is your lamp full?

February 25th, 2024

Matthew 25:1-13

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.

Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise, "Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out"

But the wise answered, saying, "Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves."

And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, "Lord, Lord, open to us."

But he answered and said, "Verily I say unto you, I know you not."

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

February 18th, 2024 - Message of the Week - "It is no secret what God can do." - Stuart Hamblen

"It is no secret what God can do." - Stuart Hamblen

February 18th, 2024

Acts 8:26-40

And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, "Arise, and go toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza, which is desert."

And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,  was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. 

Then the Spirit said unto Philip, "Go near, and join thyself to this chariot." And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, "Understandest thou what thou readest?"

And he said, "How can I, except some man should guide me?" And he desired Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

The place of the scripture which he read was this, "He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth."

And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, "I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?"

Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.

And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, "See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?"

And Philip said, "If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest."

And he answered and said, "I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God."

And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing. But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.