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The Evangelistic Ministries of John "BJ" Hall

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The Difference

August 19, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

I had allowed my spiritual life to become dormant. How could I, a preacher, allow that to happen? I got busy doing things for the Lord and the church. Corrie Ten Boom said it best when she said, “If the devil cannot make us bad, he will make us busy.”

I found…

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One Hundred Years and Counting

August 17, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

There is a place that is dear to my heart. It is a place where I have heard God’s voice and answered His call. It is a place where thousands of people of all ages have come to faith in Christ. It is a place where more people have surrendered to the call of missionar…

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Lessons On An Axhead

August 14, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

A few years ago, as Southern Baptists were in some lively debates about the accuracy of the Bible, several typical passages have been mentioned, which a few believe are not historical.  The first eleven chapters of Genesis were being called myth. The deliverance at …

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Running From Your Call

August 9, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

As a kid, running was part of our DNA. My brother and I hardly ever went anywhere that it was not made into a race. The old nursery rhyme The Gingerbread Man comes to mind.

In the 1875 St. Nicholas Magazine tale, a childless old woman bakes a gingerbread man who …

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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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