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The Evangelistic Ministries of John "BJ" Hall

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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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Seven Things Christians Have

May 17, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Did you know that there are seven things we have that the world doesn’t have? These are things that we need to be sharing with those around us.

These seven things are found in the fifth chapter of Romans verses one through 10. If you don’t have these seven things the…

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A New Look

May 14, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

When traumatic events take place the result can be positive or negative. It all depends on our outlook. In the book of Isaiah an event took place that changed the life of the nation. In chapter six we see that King Uzziah died. With his death came the decline of the…

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In The Beginning

May 10, 2017

 

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

There are two places in the Bible where the words “In the beginning” occur. Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 both begin with these words. In both cases you should leave out the word “the.” This leaves you with “In beginning.” The concept here is timeless. In the very …

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The Most Important Question

May 7, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

If you were to die today do you know where you would spend eternity?

Many people would have you believe that there are many paths to Heaven.
But the Bible says:

Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.”

The…

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The Son of Man Has Come to Seek and to Save

May 1, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

There are many in the world who believe they are alone, rejected and forsaken. This was the case of a little man named Zacchaeus. We find his story in the Gospel of Luke chapter 19. He was alone because he was a tax collector for the hated Roman government. He was c…

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Be Careful Little Hands What You Do

April 26, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

As a child in Sunday School we would sing a song the second verse of which says, “Oh be careful little hands, what you do. Oh be careful  little hands, what you do. For the Father up above is looking down in tender love. Oh be careful little hands what you do.”

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The God Question

April 20, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

You may be the wisest man or woman on the face of the earth, but unless you get the God Question right you are foolish. Twice the Psalmist said, Psalm 14:1  and Psalm 53:1 (AMP) “ THE [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they …

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The Place Called the Skull

April 12, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Luke 23:33 (NASB) “And when they came to the place called The Skull (Calvary), there they crucified Him …”

 

The place is called The Place of the Skull due to the shape of the rocks beneath its brow. Another name, Golgotha is the Hebrew word for skull o…

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The Great Advocate

April 5, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

There is only one Advocate in the entire universe that can plead our cause in the last judgment. Sometimes in earthly courts attorneys have specialties, and one man specializes in patent cases, another in insurance cases, another in criminal cases, another in land cases…

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Why Do The Good Suffer?

March 29, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

The age old question is, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” Jewish Rabbi Harold S. Kushner wrote a book with the title of “When Bad Things Happen to Good People.” The problem is that when we ask that question it is usually used as an accusation against God. “Well …

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Grow Strong In Faith

March 22, 2017

 

By Evangelist John “BJ” Hall

Romans 4:20 (NASB)
“… with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving glory to God,”

Our passage today speaks of Abram’s faith. God had promised Abram that He would make him the father of many nations.…

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Sin Made More Sinful

March 15, 2017

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 de…

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Harmony

March 9, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Music is a part of my ministry, however, there is one thing everyone is glad that I don’t do… play the piano. As a child I took 4 years of piano lessons. But today, I can’t play two notes together and make harmony. In my case the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand…

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Wake Up Call

March 5, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

1 Thessalonians 5:6 (NASB) “So then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober."

The greatest tragedy in the Kingdom of God is seen in Romans 11:8 (NASB) “ just as it is written, " GOD GAVE THEM A SPIRIT OF STUPOR, EYES TO SEE NOT AND EARS TO HEAR N…

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What Do You Value?

February 25, 2017

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

A young friend asked me a question about Matthew 8:28-34 this week. His concern focused on verse thirty-fourAnd behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they entreated Him to depart from their region.”  

He asked “Why did they …

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No Secret Disciples Here

February 16, 2017

By Evangelist John “BJ” Hall

Matthew 10:27 (NASB)  " What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops.”

As I have looked back over more than 47 years of ministry, I realize that many who go to church faithfully are…

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