Oklahoma Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists

Oklahoma Conference Of Southern Baptist Evangelists


Sin Made More Sinful

Posted by John "BJ" Hall on March 15, 2017 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)


By Evangelist John BJ Hall


Romans 7:13 (NASB77)
“…sin might become utterly sinful.”


The sense here is, that by the giving of the command, and its application to the mind, sin was completely developed; it was excited, inflamed, aggravated, and showed to be excessively malignant and deadly. It was not a dormant, slumbering principle; but it was awfully opposed to God and his law.


This all took place at the Garden of Eden and when Moses gave the Law to the people. Romans 5:20 says, "The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more."


The Laws purpose was to teach us what sin is. Giving us the knowledge of what is right and what is wrong. When a baby takes another babies toy he doesn't know anything about stealing. He only knows possessing the toy is "good." When his knowledge is increased that the toy is not his and that he has hurt someone by taking it..."sin has increased."


As one grows older he begins to understand more and more about what is right and wrong. In that sin has become more sinful. The only way to change this is for someone to intervene and pay the debt on behalf of the sinner.


Enter Christ. He came as the only one who never sinned and died on the cross to pay the debt that He did not owe. Sin became even more sinful when our sins nailed Him to the cross. And GRACE abounded even more as He said, "Father forgive them for they know not what they do."


Today, you can allow Him to pay the debt that you could not pay. All you have to do is call on His name believing that He is the only begotten of the Father. Ask Him to forgive your sins and come into your life as Lord and Savior.



I Know My Son


How I have failed you Lord.
I know my son.
I have done that which is evil.
I know my son.
I have always failed.
I know my son.
How could you ever love me.
You know, My Son?


But He is so pure and I am so vile.
I know my son.
I do not deserve such grace.
I know my son.
I will only fail again.
I know my son.
How can You forgive me then?
You know, My Son?


You are so kind to me, my Lord!
I know my son.
You have done so very much!
I know my son.
I can never repay this price!
I know my son.
But, how and why, my Lord?
You know, ... My Son?



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Do You Know The Author?

Posted by BJ on October 1, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

There once was a neighbor who was incredibly nosey. She would sit in her house and watch the mailman leave mail at her neighbor’s house.

Nearly every day when her neighbor came home from work she watched as the neighbor anxiously opened a letter. The letter was always in the same pretty blue envelope.

Each day her neighbor would open that blue envelope and she would laugh, and laugh. Then suddenly she would cry. Then she would look surprised and invariably she would end in laughter.

The nosey neighbor watched this happen, day after day. One day she decided she just had to know what was in that envelope and who it was from. She watched the mailman close the box, lower the flag and go on his way. Then when he was just out of sight, the lady ran across the street and took out that blue envelope, took it to her house and steamed it open.

She read it and didn’t find anything of interest and it was signed with initials only.

She resealed the envelope and hurried to put it back in the mailbox. She just barely made it back in the house when the neighbor pulled into her garage and immediately went out to the mailbox. Standing there she opened the blue envelope and immediately cried. Then she laughed so hard she almost fell over.

Well, Nosey neighbor couldn’t stand it any longer. She opened her door and marched across the street and demanded to know what was so sad or funny in that letter. She said, “I read that letter and there was nothing worth crying over and certainly nothing even the least bit funny!”

Her neighbor said, “But you don’t know the person who wrote this letter. If you did, you would understand.


  • Scripture’s inner sanctuary opens only to people who know the author.


The Holy Spirit fills out and colors the words in the Book until they become the Word in your heart. Without the leadership of the Holy Spirit you cannot know the Savior and Lord revealed in Scripture. Until you know Him, His love letter to us is a closed book.

People who say, “Nobody can understand the Bible” do not know the author.


  • Christ is the great subject of search and research


In the Old Testament He is desired, foretold, and pictured

In the New Testament, He is shown to be Prophet, Priest, and King


Do you know the Author?








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