This sermon of the week is probably one of the best gospel messages you will ever hear. I know that may sound a little over stated, but once you listen to it several times you might just have to agree. This sermon was originally spoken to a small audience in Ireland, but it was well recorded and has been distributed in the form of CD's, tapes and now on the internet to thousands and thousands of people. You can listen to the full, hour long, message at GoodNewsNow.info or you can watch the condensed sermon-jam version shown below.
J. B. stands for John Boyd, and he is one in a long line of men who have had that name stretching back to his mid-evil Scottish Patriarchs. J. B. is often affectionately referred to as Jabe by his friends. He has been married to his wife Louise for close to 40 years and they have 7 children which are all busy serving the Lord in different capacities. He and Louise have 5 grandchildren, 2 of which are severely autistic, this has given J. B. a soft spot for hurting people, he talks about this in his message Hope in The Storms of Life. His father, who had the same name but went by the handle "Boyd," was also a great preacher and I'm sure we will share some of his messages in the future on Sermon Sundays, you can find them at VoicesForChrist.org. Jabe grew up under his fathers teaching and showed surprising gift at a young age. He began speaking full time in his early 20's and continued doing that for over 30 years. He has traveled the globe several times over. He once told me that he has racked up about 5 million air-miles. After traveling extensively during his speaking carrier as well as editing Uplook magazine and being CEO of Gospel Folio Press for over 20 years he and his wife Louise felt called by God to move to Mississippi from Michigan as missionaries. They are currently seeking to encourage Christians and reach out to the lost through doing good works like providing school supplies to underprivileged children.
Jabe has also written a few books. One is God is Faithful which is a collection of heart-warming encouraging stories of God's provision to people involved in spreading the gospel. These inspiring stories are characteristic of Jabe's ministry.
The other book by Jabe is Behold The Land, which is a walk through the land of Israel giving overviews of important biblical locations. He writes about how the stories that happened in those locations all tie together to teach a truth. Jabe has lead several trips to Israel, and I can say from having been on one of them, that his ability to tie archeology, geography and doctrine together in memorable way is truly astounding. although is you told him that he would readily tell you, "thanks for the encouragement, but all the glory goes to the Savior."