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The Ministries of John "BJ" Hall

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Jesus Paid It All

By John BJ Hall
 
Even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. John 10:15
Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious bloo…

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We'll Work Till Jesus Comes

Therefore let us be diligent to enter that rest, so that no one will fall, through following the same example of disobedience.          Hebrews 4:11

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We know that we are not saved by works. (Ephesians 2:8) But we also know that we were saved in order to do go…

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I Love to Tell the Story

By John BJ Hall
 
How lovely on the mountains Are the feet of him who brings good news, Who announces peace And brings good news of happiness, Who announces salvation, And says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” Isaiah 52:7
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Katherine Hankey’s original poem included 58 stanzas. It told…

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Love and Acceptance

~By BJ Hall~

Fellowship should be an integral and essential part of our Christian experience.
Acts 2:42 (NASB) They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

By definition it means: Expressions of genuine Christianit…

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Hell Is for Real

~ By John BJ Hall ~

In 2010 a book made headlines with the claim that “Heaven is for Real.” It is the story of a little boy, Colton Burpo, who died and went to Heaven. The book was then turned into a movie in 2014. There have been many anecdotal stories of people who say they have died, seen …

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How about a Re-SOUL-ution this Year

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

1Cor.16:7-9
“For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.”

A new employee stood in front of the paper shredder, looking a little confused. "Need some help?" a secretary, walking by, asked. "Yes," the employee replied, "h…

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Precious Memories

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

This is the only picture in existence of my great-grandma Jett, grandma Stanfill, my mother Marylee Faye Hall and me.

I don’t know a lot about Great-grandma Jett, other than the fact that she reared a daughter who became the best grandmother I can imagine. Grandma S…

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Steps to Revival

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

The church was in turmoil. There was animosity between the older members and the younger members. You could feel the tension in the air. They wouldn’t sit on the same side of the auditorium. They wouldn’t even walk across the aisle to shake hands during the time of …

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Is It a Miracle?

ā€‹By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Not long ago I was involved in a discussion about miracles. Some of those involved believed in miracles, and some did not. One went so far as to say, “Miracles require the rearrangement of molecules.” He said, “There are no medical miracles. ALL so-called medical mi…

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He Awoke

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

He awoke from an unexpected sleep. Not even imagining why it had come so quickly. He did not want to open his eyes, just yet. But now he felt something different, very different. There was a presence he had never felt before. Maybe this was some creature he had not yet …

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Seek the Lord

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

When my granddaughter was small, she loved to play hide and seek. Most of all she loved to be found. She would almost always hide in the same spot, in her bedroom behind the curtains.

I always made a big show out of looking for her. “Is she hiding under the bed?”…

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Wholly Thine

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

I had been in the ministry since I was eighteen years of age. While I was a freshman at Oklahoma Baptist University I served as part-time music and youth director for First Baptist Church, Arcadia, Oklahoma.

There were some traumatic events that took place in…

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I Miss Our Prayer Time

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

The phone would ring at just the right moment. Oh, it didn’t matter what the moment was. It was always, “the right moment.”

I could count on it like clockwork. If I was having a difficult time, struggling with a decision, or just needed someone to talk …

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Satan's Sifting

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

I believe there is a real devil! Many people don’t. They put him in the same category as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. They relegate him to the superstition and ignorance of the Middle Ages.

The Bible declares his existence, his intentions, as well as his metho…

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The Witness at My Door

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

They were standing at my front door. Two women and a teenage girl stood there after knocking on the door. When I opened the door, I knew who they were and why they were there. They each were holding a copy of The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures. The le…

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Help My Baby!

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

I was on my way to seminary classes at Oklahoma Baptist University. As I drove south out of Chandler I crested a hill and saw a woman lying in the middle of the highway. Several hundred yards south there was a van in the ditch on my side of the road. I stopped to ch…

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How is Your Forgetter?

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

I was watching TV and decided I wanted to get a drink. I got up and walked with the remote to the fridge. I looked inside and saw some tea that I wanted. I placed the remote in the fridge, closed the door, and walked back into the den. I sat down, kicked back in the rec…

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Do All the Pieces Fit?

By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

A little girl was having difficulty with her United States geography lessons. Her dad had a great idea. He bought a puzzle map of the nation with the puzzle states cut into pieces of the puzzle. She struggled to get the pieces to fit so that her dad would be proud …

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He Took My Place

~ By Evangelist John BJ Hall ~

It was a cold January day in 1965. The heat was supplied by an open-faced propane heater in the back of the classroom. The class bully had a few firecrackers left over from summer. When the teacher had her back turned, he tossed them in the heater. When they exploded…

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What a Hero Looks Like

By Evangelist John BJ Hall

Our nation has forgotten what true heroes look like and what they do. Here is my take on that subject.

A young soldier was in the regular army before World War II began. He had gotten married before war broke out and he was “retained for the good of the country.” At…

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