2024 Sermons

The Most Powerful Thing in the Universe

Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

June 2, 2024

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 7:6“For thou art an holy [separate] people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto Himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”

Who is this written about? It can’t be everyone who is alive in the world, for the LORD, the God of these people said, that He has chosen them“to be a special people unto Himself.”And if the LORD God chose a people to be special unto Himself, wouldn’t there be other peoples who are “un-special” unto Him?

One can learn much about God’s character by studying His various names. One of these names is “the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Early in the Scriptures, one can realize that God is a God of people and relationships. Understanding God’s covenants is critical to understanding God’s plan for Israel, His “special people unto Himself.”  The first thing worth mentioning about the Abrahamic Covenant is the fact that God ratified it with Abram alone. Even though Abram was the recipient of the Covenant and the representative of the Israel nation,

Covenantkeepers - Part 2


“…for an everlasting covenant”

By Walter Giddings

May 26, 2024

Featured Scripture: Genesis 17:7

To what do covenantkeepers always return?  Does the God of our Fathers, Abraham and Isaac and Jacob/Israel, ever fail to keep his covenant with the seed of our Fathers?  And the answer is ... So, God is not The Failure in Covenant keeping!  Who fails to keep the “everlasting covenant”?  Who? 

Salvation is of the Lord


Rev. Jim Jester

May 19, 2024


The first mention of God’s covenant with Abram is found in chapter 15 of Genesis. Chapter 17 continues that thought and is crucial to our understanding of the Bible.

We have just read how Abram had his name changed to Abraham, because he was elected to be “a father of many nations.” The name change signified a change in his status under God. Most seminaries teach our clergy that Abraham was only the father of the “Jews.” This makes God a liar, for the modern jews (until 1948) have never founded any nation, much less many nations. And just imagine, if you lived prior to 1948 and are reading the Bible and see the words “a father of many nations have I made thee” and you were told, as today, that the jews are the country of Israel, when there was no such country, you would respond with something like, “You’re nuts!” The people of Israel are not holed up in a particular country, but are scattered throughout the west. Israel is a people, not a geo-political state.

Difference of Opinion


Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

May 12, 2024

Scripture Reading: Genesis 5:27:

“And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years; and he died.”


The book of Hebrews tells of the Hebrews who were living in the beginning of the New Testament days. What did this epistle say to this group who were the ancestors of the Abrahamic covenant? This was not the people who are known as the Jews today, but it was the people who were of the Abrahamic covenant, the descendants of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. It was the descendants of Eber (Hebrews), who was the great-great grandson of Noah.

Sacred Names or Blasphemy?


by Pastor Jim Jester

May 5, 2024

SCRIPTURE READING: Philippians 2:9-11

In my recent sermon on Genesis 4:1, “A Mistranslation,” I provided some history on how our Bible came into being; noting how the Scriptures became somewhat corrupted. The process of preserving the Scriptures began about 3 BC by 70 translators; thus called LXX, or the Septuagint. This was the Bible of Jesus and the Apostles. But since New Testament times the Scriptures became quite convoluted since the preservation process was taken over by the Masoretes, covering the period of 450 - 1000 AD.

Covenantkeepers - Part 1


by Walter Giddings

April 28, 2024

Scripture of reference: Romans 9:3-5   

“…to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and …”

Much of Churchianity has adopted Dispensational Theology that purposes to dispense with The Covenants!  To Pastor Don, Pastor James, Pastor Downey, and the elders of this local body of Christ I owe a deep Debt of Gratitude!  They have unfailingly preached The Covenants, in some cases, not just years, but decades.  The job of The Gospel Herald is to keep the Body of Christ “in remembrance of these things though ye know them” [2 Peter 1:12]. We are in Romans, chapter 11: 

   26 And so all Israel shall be saved: 

              as it is written, There shall come out

              of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn

              away ungodliness from Jacob: 

     27 For this is my covenant unto them,

              when I shall take away their sins.

                                                                   Romans chapter eleven 

What happens when some receive not Jesus taking away their Sins?!  Some say, “all Israel shall be saved”, period, end of argument, exclamation point!  (Romans 9:6).  Are they right? 

David's Downside


Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

April 21, 2024

Scripture Reading: Psalm 55:12-14

King David is one of the great heroes of Israel. He was a shepherd, who as a boy and young man, killed a bear and a lion, protecting his flock. As a teenager, he slew the giant Goliath when there was no one in Israel’s army who would even attempt to fight him. He was a loyal subject of King Saul who refused to murder him when he had the chance, for he refused to kill the Lord’s anointed.

Should We Vote?


A skit by FGCP congregation members

Narrative compiled by Alan Breitenstein based on Old Testament Scripture

April 14, 2024

This message would best be heard than read. 

Opening Scripture Reading:  Joshua 24:15c

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

NARRATOR      1st Samuel Chapter 8 

1  And it came to pass, when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel.

2Now the name of his firstborn was Joel; and the name of his second, Abiah: they were judges in Beersheba

3And his sons walked not in his ways, but turned aside after lucre, and took bribes, and perverted judgment.

4Then all the elders of Israel gathered themselves together, and came to Samuel unto Ramah,


5 Behold, thou art old, and thy sons walk not in thy ways: now make     us a king to judge us like all the nations.

Thank You


by Brian Jones

April 7, 2024

Scripture Reading: Luke 17:11-19

This message is about being thankful! 

We need to always be thankful to God every day for His blessings and to always thank Him and thank each other as well.  And when we're obedient and submit to God's Word, then God thanks us too.

The Bruising of Christ


by Pastor Jim Jester

March 31, 2024


We'll start today with the Apostle's Creed.  The Creed outlines the basic doctrines of the Christian faith: Jesus Christ came as incarnate Deity; was tortured, crucified and died for our atonement; resurrected from the grave for our redemption and sanctification; then ascended to the Father; from whence He shall come in judgment, bringing to earth the restitution of all things. The Creed exemplifies basic Christian doctrine.

Jews and Christian Identity - Part 2


Sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

March 24, 2024

Scripture Reading: Matthew 13:39, 40:

39) “The enemy that sowed them [tares] is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

40) As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world.”

These are the concluding scriptures of the parable of the wheat and the tares. The wheat was sown by the Son of Man, while the tares were sown by His enemy, the devil. Who are the tares that are to be gathered and burned in the fire? The wheat is to go into God’s kingdom, while the tares are to go to the place where the Talmud, the Jews “holy book,” says that Jesus is now—in hell....

Christian Identity today is split into three main groups.  Why is this?  This message gives one opinion.

Doctrine of Balaam - Part 4


By Walter Giddings

March 17, 2024

Relevant Scripture: Romans 9:1-7

Has the thought ever occurred to us that, outside of congregational assembly, many of our friends and neighbours, and even family members, routinely confess they have committed a federal offense!  Admissions and Confessions are most interesting!  We have already confessed or have done many things!  Our deeds or fruit have already revealed what kind of family tree we are.  Our confessions mean our deeds are not hidden.  What need have we for a trial?!  Not all, but several of our friends and neighbours, and even family members, will freely confess to reading The General Epistle of James.  What is an “epistle”?  The 1828 Webster’s Dictionary defines EPISTLE as “a letter” and “a letter missive”.  

Another Mistranslation


By Jim Jester

March 10, 2024


And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.” (Gen. 4:1)

Most people reading this will conclude, Well, that's perfectly clear, Adam was the father of Cain.” But this assumption conflicts with New Testament references to Cain. We would expect this from judeo-Christianity, but this also seems to be the same response by some in Christian Identity. Unless one can grasp the true significance of Genesis 4:1, much of the balance of Scripture will remain a mystery. To show that the Hebrew of Genesis 4:1 is indeed corrupted, I will use the following two witnesses:

Jews and Christian Identity - Part 1


Copied from the sermon notes of Pastor Don Elmore

March 3, 2024

Scripture Reading: John 10:26

America has experienced and is experiencing the judgments of Almighty God. Texas and a small part of Oklahoma are experiencing the greatest bush fire in its history. Close to one million acres has already burned. California and Nevada are experiencing a huge windstorm (up to 100 mph) and as much as twelve feet of snow. What will we experience next week?

Brother Nathanael Kapner grew up in a Jewish household. Both of his parents were Jewish, and his father took him behind the scenes,when he was young, to where the B’nai B’rith met after the synagogue meeting was over. As a result, he was an eyewitness to a lot of the evil work that the Jewish influencer of Freemasonry (B’nai B'rith) had accomplished and were accomplishing.  He is a Jew who claims that he is now an Orthodox Russian Christian.

Memorial Stones


by Pastor Jim Jester

February 25, 2024


It is a new year, January and February have special significance, so I thought of Memorials. I need not mention what February is about; besides the Dresden holocaust against Germany on 13-14 February, 1945.

January is often referred to as “Generals Month” since no less than four famous Confederate Generals claimed January as their birth month: James Longstreet, Jan. 8, 1821, Robert E. Lee, Jan. 19, 1807, Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, Jan. 21, 1824, and George Pickett, Jan. 28, 1825. It is ironic that MLK day sits between two of these birthdays, Lee and Jackson.

Lee-Jackson Day was a state holiday in Virginia begun in 1889. Its observation was eliminated in 2020, replaced by Election Day as a state holiday. Confederate History month, begun in 1994, happens to be in April because the Confederate Memorial Day falls during this month. It has been observed by seven southern states.

Of course we realize that all Confederate memorials have been under attack and nearly all of them removed. The Robert E. Lee Monument in Richmond, Virginia, was the first installation on Monument Avenue in 1890, and would ultimately be the last monument removed from that site. The statue was taken down on September 8, 2021, then sent to storage.


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