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The Evangelistic Ministries of John "BJ" Hall

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Heaven Or Hell You Choose

August 5, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

I was speaking with a fellow not long ago about why he did not trust in Christ. His biggest objection was that he did not believe in Hell. He said, “How could a loving God send people to Hell for eternity?”

      He has his question completely backward. The q…

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Are You Listening?

August 1, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Pardon me a moment as I reminisce just a bit. I am sorry to say that as a child I listened more attentively to God than I sometimes do today. Let me give you a couple of examples.

When I was three and one-half years old, I came in from the sandbox, tugged on my mothe…

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Is the Yoke On You?

July 29, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

When I was young there was a farmer, we will call him Fred, who lived nearby who raised and trained oxen for work. Another neighbor had a brand new John Deere tractor. This neighbor, we will call him John, was always ribbing Fred and telling him that his tractor was…

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Of Sycamores and Angels

July 26, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

What is it that lifts us up so that we may see Jesus for what He really is? Luke 19:4 (NASB) says, "And he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree in order to see Him, for He was about to pass through that way."

First, we will look at some “Sycamores” for the Ch…

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But Who Do You Say That I Am?

July 22, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

 

The most important question of the ages was asked by Jesus in Matthew 16:15 “He said to them, ‘But who do you say that I am?’” If we get this question right we have hope and blessings ahead of us. If we get it wrong, there is nothing but hopelessness in our fut…

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I Said It Would Be Worth It

July 19, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

On the wall at my physical therapist is a framed poster. It says, “I didn’t say it wouldn’t hurt. I said it would be worth it.” On June 19th I had a Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder Replacement. On July 13th I began physical therapy to increase my range of motion …

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Has Your Fire Gone Out?

July 16, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

I had a conversation with an older Christian the other day. He was a 74 year old Christian War Horse who was still going strong. It was so encouraging to hear of his excitement for the things of the Lord. He witnesses on a regular basis. Not just dropping a tract in the…

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The Arch of Promise and the Rock of Hope

July 11, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

You have seen the “Arch of Promise” in the sky after a rain storm. Its colors are glorious and its hues are rare. It is beautiful, but it will not last long. Soon the heat of the sun will beat down and dry up the droplets of moisture that are acting as a prism to create…

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Do Baptists Believe In Miracles?

July 8, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

I will answer your question after I tell you a story. It began one Monday morning in the spring of 1975. I woke up with chills and a high fever. We couldn’t believe the thermometer. According to it I had a 105+° temperature. My wife called the doctor and he said to go s…

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WILL THE REAL AMERICA PLEASE STAND UP?

July 3, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

What is the "Real America"? Is it the America of the ACLU? Is it the America of Norman Lear's "People For the American Way"? Could it be that the National Organization of Women represents the thoughts and feelings of the "Real America"? Or how about "moveon.org?" My…

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CPR For The Church

June 29, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Some disturbing facts have come to light in annual reports from Southern Baptist Churches. For example, in 2016-- 200,000 people left their membership in Southern Baptist Churches. Also, less than 300,000 baptisms were recorded. We have not seen this low of baptism rate…

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All to Him I Owe

June 17, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

I was at one of my doctor’s offices and met a WWII veteran. I shared with him the following story.

Many brave young men fought for our freedom and against tyranny during World War Two. Harold A. Hall, my father, was on the front lines with no Rest and Recuperation for …

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Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth

June 13, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

The BIBLE is Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth. It is the very definition of Truth. It is filled from Genesis to Revelation with essential instructions for life and for preparation for the eternal life that it offers.

Today lets focus on one passage in The Reve…

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Christ's Program for the Church

June 10, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

There is a drought in our land today. There seems to be a spiritual vacuum sucking the life out of the church. Recent studies have shown that 2016 had the lowest baptisms since 1946; the lowest Church membership since 1990; and lowest worship attendance since 1996. …

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Thanks for the Victory

June 7, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

On May 8, 1945 Germany surrendered to the allied forces and brought an end to the war in Europe. That day is called VE Day. The Japanese held on for a little over three more months until August 14, 1945 when they finally surrendered. That day is known as VJ Day. Thi…

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Threefold Mystery of the Love of God

June 4, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

In the Testament there is a mystery spread over three books, all of which are in the third chapter and sixteenth verse of their respective books. It is such a mystery that there are no other passages in the entire Bible which fit the pattern.

The first that we wi…

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Be Patient

May 31, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

When my children small there was a Christian musical called The Music Machine. One of their favorite songs was “Have Patience” It said, “Have patience, have patience. Don’t be in such a hurry. If you don’t have patience you’ll only start to worry. Remember, remember that …

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Are You Satisfied?

May 28, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

The old hymn I am satisfied with Jesus says: “I am satisfied with Jesus, He has done so much for me: He has suffered to redeem me, He has died to set me free.” The chorus says, “I am satisfied, I am satisfied, I am satisfied with Jesus, But the question comes to me, As …

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Wanted Dead And Alive

May 24, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

We could all put our pictures on a Wanted Poster. We are all indeed wanted by the Lord. You see, there was a death penalty passed on us. Jesus said it this way in John 3:16-18 (ESV) “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him…

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The Hidden Years

May 21, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

As I am sitting here this evening writing this blog post, I think about the so called “hidden years” in Jesus’ life. I think of how wondrous it is that He would spend the first thirty years of His life in the humdrum, work-a-day world of a common laborer.

If I …

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