WGOD Radio: All Truth, All the Time.
WGOD Radio, with Bible teacher and translator Dr. Paul W. Esposito. We teach the New Testament verse by verse through a daily, 30 minute radio broadcast and podcast. The sermons originate from Island Community Church, in Merritt Island, Florida (www.islandcommunitychurch.net)

"Let love be without hypocrisy. Hate that which is evil. Cleave to that which is good." Join us today for the Gospelstudy podcast!

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We are looking at 7 spiritual gifts in this passage:







Showing Mercy

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Today we look at the spiritual gifts of exhortation, and ministry.

Rom 12:6-8
(6)  Having then gifts differing according to the grace having been given to us, let us use them: whether prophecy, let us prophecy according to the proportion of faith;
(7)  whether ministry, let us use it in our ministry; whether teaching; in the teaching;
(8)  whether exhorting, in the exhortation; whether sharing, with simplicity; whether leading, with diligence; whether showing mercy, with cheerfulness.

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In my Sunday Sermon yesterday, I made reference to Steve Jobs. I hope that those of you who have downloaded the podcast, or were here in person, didn't think I came down too hard on the late Mr. Jobs, or were offended.

But I wanted to make my point, and I still want to make it, which is: God uses people like you and I to change the world! And I wish that Steve's Sunday school teacher would have told him that!

(I read in his biography that he was an unbeliever, because he saw a picture of a hungry, starving child in Africa somewhere. Upon seeing the hungry child, Steve approached someone affiliated with a Church, and demanded that he explain how, or why, God would allow something like this to happen.)

In my sermon, I made the comment that Mr. Jobs had "cut and run." That is, when faced with a trial of his faith, and the very existence of God, he "cut and run." He made the decision that Jehovah God, the God of the Bible, was not his God! What a terrible, terrible mistake. The very destination of a person's eternal soul hangs in the balance when we are faced with a decision like this.

We are not to cut and run, and remove ourselves from whatever trial we face, because we don't understand it.

God never promised that we would understand why we go through the trials that we do. But what He did promise was, to be there with us (Heb 13:5), AND to see us through and deliver us (2 Cor 1:9-10).

I wish I had been Mr. Jobs' Sunday School teacher. I would have told him (knowing God like I do now), "Who knoweth whether thou are come to the kingdom for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14)

Passionate about world hunger?

God had a plan all along!

("Cease striving, and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10, NASB)

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Preached at Island Community Church on Sunday, January 27th, 2013.

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Today we consider what the word "prophecy" means. Join us!

4 ​For just as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, 5 ​so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. 6 ​Having then gifts differing according to the grace having been given to us, let us use them: whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith;

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We continue in this verse (12:3) today, considering the words, "Not to think of ourselves to highly, beyond what we should think."

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Jesus said, in Matthew 5:20, "For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven."

I love words. And I love Jesus!

Our Lord said, My words are Spirit, and they are life." (John 6:63)

Every word that He ever spoke is to be studied (Matt 4:4), and pondered. Christ NEVER wasted a word.

That being said (I always wanted to use that phrase!), I love to ponder Matthew 5:20, and this phrase, "In no case."

Makes me think of a trial Judge, looking at His day planner! Wednesday at 2 PM, God vs Esposito, Friday at noon, God vs. Smith. A week from Tuesday is God vs Jones. Unless our righteousness EXCEEDS these practically perfect on the outside keepers of the law, we shall in NO CASE, on a case by case basis, we shall in NO CASE, enter the Kingdom of God!
So let me ask the question, "Who's up next?"

Are you able to stand before El Shaddai, The Almighty God, on your own merit?

Oh, ok. Hold on a second. I think your case is up next:


God vs.....

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Today Paul writes, "For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself too highly, beyond what you should think, but to think soberly, as God has imparted to each one a measure of faith."

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Today we are still in verse 2, and we look at the teaching, "be transformed, by the renewing of your mind."

What does the word 'transform' mean? Find out today on the Gospelstudy podcast!

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Preached Sunday, Jan. 20th, at Island Community Church, in Merritt Island, Florida.

My first Sunday back in the pulpit, this is a 35 minute sermon taken from Phil 2:5, "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus."

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Today we look at Romans 12:2, and Paul's instructions, "Do not be CONFORMED to this world."

This is a drastic position to find one's self in, and a position that needs to be immediately rectified. (Jam 4:4,1 John 2:15)

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Today our study takes us to Rom 12:1, and Paul's pleading us to "Present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, well pleasing to God, which is our 'reasonable' service."

After all that God has done for us, that passionate request is certainly not 'unreasonable.'

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What an awesome God we serve!

How awesome is the love of God towards us?

Today we wrap up chapter 11 of Romans with this doxology: "How unsearchable are His judgments, and untraceable are His ways!"

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Is God through with the Jew? Find out more today on the Gospelstudy podcast!

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"For the gifts and the calling of God are IRREVOCABLE."

Meaning, God won't "unfriend" you, or take you off of His speed dial!

Join us today for Gospelstudy as we look at this text.

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Today we look at Romans 11:26, and the Scripture, "And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written: "The Deliverer shall come out of Zion, and He shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob; (Rom 11:26)

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Today we look at the Fullness of the Gentiles.

Terrifying thought to anyone and everyone who has not received Jesus Christ as their Savior!

"For I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers, lest you be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in." (Rom 11:25)

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