In the late 1990s I met Bishop James A. Johnson, and that time was for me a decidedly important moment in my life. I could write about the sermons he preached in my home church back then, but I just wanted to recognize this great man of God who has gone on to meet his eternal reward. Godspeed, Bishop Johnson.
I chose to post this sermon because it is Bishop Johnson at his best, which was talking about the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Major Mission of Jesus (Part 2):
"It isn't the worst thing in the world to be poor. The worst thing in the world is to be a sinner dying and going to Hell -- that's the worst thing." -Bishop James A. Johnson
Easter is next Sunday and with that in mind I wanted to post one of my favorite Deluge songs covered by the Apostolic Life Cathedral Adult Choir (Huntington, WV) on Easter in 2013, with soloist J. Bruce Wright: He Rose.
This journey we're on is a faith walk, not a works walk. I know that our faith will produce obedience to God's Word, but to say that my salvation will be the result of my own goodness is a lie, or that my guilt can assuaged by good deeds. No, It is only by the redemption of Jesus Christ (He paid the price for my sin, my guilt, my salvation) and my faith in Him that I can live free from the pangs of guilt.
Hear J T Pugh as he talks about the subject of being Justified By Faith: