The Prison Sermons
Xulon Press, 2007 - 268 sivua
The Prison Sermons are a collection of inspirational messages delivered by the author to inmates in Texas prisons. Drawing heavily from Scripture and occasionally from great classic Christian writers like Oswald Chambers, St. Augustine, Andrew Murray, Watchman Nee and C.S. Lewis, the sermons reveal the purpose of God's law to both proclaim God's holiness and righteousness and to make us aware of our need for a Savior. They show how God's perfect justice requires that sin be punished wherever it is found, how this truth leaves us with God's mercy as our only hope, and how the mercy of God is obtained through faith in Jesus Christ. The sermons address such important truths as God's hatred of racism, true and false conversions, indwelling sin within the believer, spiritual warfare, the Signs of the Times, and dealing with the sinful nature (the flesh) as the only sure way to prevent recidivism. For more than six years, Rick Davis has served as a district judge in Brazos County, Texas. He and his wife, Carolyn, are Texas Aggies, and have six children. Before working as a judge, he worked as a lawyer. Prior to that, he worked as an engineer at NASA in Houston, Texas. Rick became a Christian during a crisis in his college years. He loves the Lord and loves spending time in the Word and reading great books. About two and a half years ago, the Lord opened a door for him to be a guest preacher in a prison in Huntsville, Texas. While a little apprehensive at first about how the inmates would treat a judge, he learned that many in prison have a deep hunger for the Word. He has been back to prison several times, and loves bringing messages of hope and encouragement to society's outcasts.
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I have told many of them at sentencing that I take no pleasure in doing it. Indeed, I often mourn inwardly at the suffering that I see day in and day out. Courtrooms are crucibles of human suffering. Very few joyful things happen in a ...
Pat and others involved in TAX have told me that I bless the men greatly when I come out to speak to them, but I think that I must reap the greater blessing. I have earnestly enjoyed doing this sort of ministry work. It is a true joy.
He told us of his military service in Vietnam, of losing his best friend to a sniper, and of his own actions in that war that he longed to forget. He had a hard time telling us about these things. It hurt for him to tell the story.
Have you ever told a lie, even just once? Have you ever stolen anything (value is insignificant)? Have you ever committed adultery? If you have not, have you ever lusted for another not your spouse? If so, then you have committed ...
And Judge, since I've told you all of this, I just as well give it all to you so you'd know and understand how and when it all started... When I was a little boy I was about as happy as a little boy could be. I loved my mom.
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In its very concept and name, this book is apt to conjure up visions of Salvation Army soup kitchens or Benedictine monasteries-sermons as the price of sustenance. Its reality is at once darker and ... Lue koko arvostelu
A Testimony Plea and Conviction
Temptations Trials and Tribulations
The Unclaimed Pardon Free for the Taking
The Divine Romance
The Parable of the Four Soils
The Lords Hatred of Racism the Lords Love of Brotherhood
Spiritual Warfare and the Serpents Covenant
The Enemy Within
Signs of the Times and the Day of the Lord