2023 Sermons

Legacy of Cain



by Pastor Jim Jester

December 31, 2023

Scripture Reading Genesis 4:16

“And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.”

A few years ago, when I took this job as a pastor of our church, someone wrote me from our web site with questions about Paganism. I didn’t have many answers. But perhaps this sermon on the legacy of Cain will be helpful to some of those questions.

We don’t know much about Cain after this statement from the Scripture above. The Bible gives a very brief list of his family in chapter four of Genesis, but it does not give any further details, such as the ages or the years that had passed on any of them, such as we see with the genealogy of Adam in chapter five. What can we surmise from this? Could it be that God is not concerned about those who are not of His family, but is rather much more concerned about His own family?

Doctrine of Balaam - Part 1


by Walter Giddings

December 24, 2023

Relevant Scripture: Revelation 2:14

In the book of Jude there are three main topics that are very seldom mentioned as sermon topics in most main-stream churches. They are (1) The Way of Cain, (2) The error of Balaam and (3) The perishing in the gainsaying of Core. The seminary trained preachers lead the flock astray to the world's Jesus, and not to The Good Shepherd of the Bible.

2 Kings 19



Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

December 17, 2023

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 20:4

God gives His covenant nation, Israel, the rules for war in this chapter. He says in verse one that when you go out to battle against your enemies, and see their weapons of war and their soldiers, don’t be afraid of the armament or them.  For when you are close to battle, the priest (of Israel) shall approach and speak unto the covenant people (Israel) and say unto them (Israel) that they should not let their (Israel) hearts be full of fear or be terrified against your (Israel’s) enemy. For the LORD your (Israel’s) God will fight for you (Israel).

Let’s investigate the Bible for a story of one of Israel’s battles against an enemy. It was a battle in which they were so overwhelmed that the King of Judah (southern Kingdom of Israel) had no good option to do except one. It was a very dark moment, one of the lowest in the history of God’s kingdom on earth. The kingdom was about to be destroyed forever.

Little Known Facts about Jews


With Jews We Lose

Pastor Jim Jester

December 10, 2023

Scripture Reading: John 8:31-32

First I should discuss and define the term “ethno-religious” as it pertains to jews.   Ethno, of course, is from ethnic, signifying that there is a genetic (or racial) aspect to the religion that one follows. I made up the term; only to find later that it is not a new term. The concept certainly is not new, and is demonstrated throughout the history of the world: When we think of western culture, we think Caucasian and Christian; when we think of the East, we think of the Orientals and Buddhism; when we think of the Middle East, we find quite a racial mix (mostly cousins of Abraham) among Muslims and Jews. So, it becomes obvious that there is a connection between race and religion; although there are many racial cross-overs into other religions. It is not always simply a matter of “belief,” it is something deeper. Could genetics be involved? I think so: for just a casual observation of the various nations and societies seems to support this conclusion.

The purpose of this list of little-known facts is to draw attention to the public of the very serious national threat from the anti-Christ Jews of our day — in fact, all of history if the truth be known. This list will educate the readers about evils they could never even imagine from the most prominent ethno-religious sect in the world, the Jews. Christian Identity likewise, is an ethno-religion, because our faith and our race are tied together by the covenant God made with Abraham. It is as simple as that. Those called “Jews” today have no connection as such, but they are an ethno-religious society which they defend vehemently.

Who Was the Father of Cain? Part 2


Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

December 3, 2023

Scripture Reading I John 3:12

A couple of Friday nights ago (11/10/2023), I turned on the television to watch the game-show network and the show “Split-Second” was on.It was in the middle of the game, and the first question that was asked was the following. It was asked to the three contestants.  Who is the father of the following people?

  • Isaac
  • Shem, Ham, Japheth
  • Cain and Abel

The three contestants only answered one of the questions. One contestant answered that Abraham was the father of Isaac. That was the correct answer, but the game show then supplied the answers to the other two questions that were not answered. The answers they gave to the two remaining questions were that Noah was the father of Shem, Ham, Japheth, and Adam was the father of Cain and Abel.

I thought to myself, how would I have answered that question, “Who was the father of Cain and Abel?”

Captivity Names - Part 2


By Walter Giddings

November 26, 2023

Scripture Reading: Genesis 34:20-23

We began our 1st Lesson on Captivity Names with this question:  where in our Bibles do we find the histories of our People Israel in Captivity?  In that lesson we began with Daniel 1, and reviewed the history of the four Hebrew children, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.  All four Hebrews were better known in the Chaldean language of Babylon as Belteshazzar, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.  The King found the four Hebrew sons “ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in his realm”. The Scriptures put us in remembrance that Daniel’s request of the King, concerning the dream he could not remember, prevented the slaughter of all the palace advisors who failed to help the King recall his awesome dream and interpret it!  (Daniel 1:17).  How did the four Hebrew sons become “ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in his realm”? 

A Parable of Zacchaeus


The Gospel According to Zacchaeus

by Pastor Jim Jester

November 19, 2023



This sermon will be a little different for me. I do not consider myself a story teller. But Jesus told stories: we call them Parables, and He used them to illustrate something or teach a lesson.

Someone has said that a parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning. At first glance of my subtitle, one might wonder if there is such a book as the Gospel According to Zacchaeus. Perhaps among the lost books of the Bible? No, there isn’t! But if there were, the narrative would probably go something like the following.

A parable may or may not be true.  But in the case of Zacchaeus, I believe it is true. Now, what I’m about to tell you is pure speculation, but not without historical evidence from the Gospels.

Who Was the Father of Cain?

by Pastor Don Elmore

Part 1:  Why do the Kenites, Canaanites and Jews, if their ancient father was Adam, have no chance of salvation, but are guaranteed a place in hell?  Remember the law of “kind after kind”.

Part 2:  If Adam fathered Cain, why would their descendants not have been destroyed in the flood of Noah? If the serpent didn't have a seed with Eve, then there is no physical enemy of God.  Then who are the Jews?

Who Was the Father of Cain? Part 1


Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

November 5, 2023

Scripture Reading: John 10:26:

If the Jews are not one of Jesus’ sheep, then what does today's scripture reading mean? Doesn’t that mean that they have another different father than the Sheep have?  Didn’t Jesus tell them that: “I [Jesus] speak that which I [Jesus] have seen with My Father; and ye [Jews, verse 31] do that which ye [Jews] have seen with your father.”  John 8:38

The Jews have a different father than Jesus had!  What father is that?

Captivity Names - Part 1


by Walter Giddings

October 29, 2023

Scripture Study: Daniel 1 

Where in our Bibles do we find the histories of Israel in Captivity?

In a previous lesson “Captivity Captive” we were led to realize Israel is always in Captivity!  Israel, the Only People in Scripture that are called a Flock of Sheep, are always in Captivity!  (Matthew 7:15).  We are in Captivity, in due course, to The Good Shepherd of the Sheep, Jesus Christ the Righteous.  And we are in Captivity, out of due course, to The Great I Am God of Israel’s Enemies, Wolves in sheep’s clothing! 



by Pastor Jim Jester

October 22, 2023


The verses just before the Scripture reading reveal a little more of the context of this narrative:

And there ran a man of Benjamin out of the army, and came to Shiloh the same day with his clothes rent, and with earth upon his head. 13 And when he came, lo, Eli sat upon a seat by the wayside watching: for his heart trembled for the ark of God. And when the man came into the city, and told it, all the city cried out. 14 And when Eli heard the noise of the crying, he said, "What meaneth the noise of this tumult? And the man came in hastily, and told Eli." (I Sa. 4:12-14)

Eli was a judge of Israel at this time. He was now blind because of his age; but he could hear. When the messenger came, Eli asks, “What is there done, my son?” (I Sa. 4:16) Literally, “What happened, my son?” Eli must have gathered from the words of the messenger that Israel had been defeated; for he had said, he “fled from the army that day,” and “came in hastily and told Eli what had taken place. He revealed that the defeat was a severe one. The answer piles misery upon misery — four crushing catastrophes:1. Israel had fled before the Philistines; 2. there had been a great slaughter; 3. among the slain were Eli s two sons; and (worst of all), 4. the ark of God was taken.

Five Objections to Calvinism


Sermon notes from Pastor Don Elmore

October 15, 2023

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 1:4-6

I was brought up as an Arminian; that is the belief that a man chooses God.  Briefly said, in our church when the children reached the age of twelve or thirteen, they took a few classes and then went to the front of the church and said that they wanted Jesus to come into their hearts.  After doing this, the future new church members were candidates for baptism and their first Lord’s Supper.

The American Baptist Church that I went to with my parents never explained what the word “election” meant in the Bible.  The word was in the Bible, but the church basically ignored it.  They did the same thing with similar words/phrases that are also in the Holy Scriptures: “predestination”, “God chose their seed”, “God elected” and “foreknowledge of God”.   The Arminian church that I grew up in never talked about these terms.  They just continued to invite people up to the front of the church every Sunday service to make their decision.

The Fallacy of Foreign Missions


By Pastor Jim Jester

October 8, 2023

SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 28:18-20

Missions are traditionally regarded as the heart of the church, but most churches’ foreign mission programs are misguided because of their belief in universalism. All of Judeo-Christianity thinks that they must “convert the whole world to Jesus Christ” regardless of race. This is their concept of the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, it is a grave error.

Lying Evangelicals


Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

October 1, 2023

Scripture Reading: Galatians 3:28, 29

What is one of the reasons for people to study history?  Is it not to see what happened to major powers that are no longer major powers?  What occurred to cause them to lose their power and how can we use that knowledge to prevent that from happening to our nation?  What happened to Egypt, Israel, Babylon, Assyria, Media-Persia, Greece, Rome, Great Britain, Germany, United States, Russia, China, etc.?

Choose to Suffer


by Brian Jones

September 24, 2024

Scripture Reading:  Matthew 5:10-12

When you choose to suffer because you stand for God's word in an ungodly world, the enemies of God will hate you and Satan will be defeated.

Available in audio only.


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