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  • Raymond Petzholt

    Contributing sermons since Mar 25, 2004
Raymond's church

Mandarin Baptist Church of Pasadena
Arcadia California , 91006
6264462976

About Raymond
  • Education: BA in Biology and Psychology from SUNY at New Paltz N.Y. M.Div Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary D. Min Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Experience: Missionary in Latin America - Learned Spanish pastored Hispanic Church; Missionary in Israel - Learned Hebrew; Missionary in Taiwan - Learned Chinese; Presently Pastor at Mandarin Baptist Church. But the most important experience I have gotten is from being a Husband and Father.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Preach the Word, Love the people, and then shut up!
  • Books that have had an impact: Eternity in their Hearts by Don Richardson
  • What I want on my tombstone: He was only a grain of wheat that fell into the ground and died. The nut is gone to be with Jesus, only the shell remains
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Newest Sermons

  • Mystery #4 The Imminent Rapture Of The Church

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2014
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    The Church is the Body and Bride of Christ. Jesus, as was Jewish custom will return as a their in the night to "snatch" away His bride to the specially prepared place for the greatest honeymoon in History! Are you going to be part of it?

    Mystery # 4 “The Imminent Rapture of the Church” (I Cor. 15:51-58; I Thess. 4:13-18; John 14:1-3; 11:25-26; Phil. 3:18-21) The 1st Mystery is “God was manifest in the flesh” (I Tim. 3:16. The 2nd is “Christ in you the Hope of Glory” (Col. 1:27). Faith in ...read more

  • Mystery: The Church Is The Temple Of God

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2014
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    There are 3 parts to the Mystery of the Church. The Church is the Body of Christ, the Bride of Christ and the Temple of God. In this study we look at how to expel our fear of death through an extraordinary vision of the glory of believers in eternity

    Mystery: The Church is the Temple of God (Eph. 2:19-22; I Cor. 3:9) Expelling Fear through an Extraordinary Vision In this study we are looking at a 3rd aspect of the Mystery of the Church. First we learned that the Church is the Body of Christ (Eph. 1:22-23). God fearfully and wonderfully ...read more

  • The Great Mystery: The Church Is The Bride Of Christ

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2014
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    Why does this scientifically inexplicable marvel of human sexuality exist? Because Human sexuality, male and female differences, & marriage are part of an extraordinary eternal plan of God. At the heart of all Creation is the Great Love story of Christ

    The Great Mystery: the Church is the Bride of Christ (Eph. 5:25-32) Human sexuality with all its extraordinary complexity, romantic mystery, and reproductive miracles is totally unexplainable by any of the theories of evolution. So why does this scientifically inexplicable marvel of human ...read more

  • The Mystery Of Christ In You The Hope Of Glory

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2014
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    The Mystery of Christ in you is crucial to understanding the difference between just having a religion and truly being saved. Mystery #1 God manifest in the flesh makes it possible for us to experience this life changing mystery of Christ in us!

    THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST IN YOU THE HOPE OF GLORY (Col. 1:27; I Cor. 2:7-14; 4:1-2) In the N.T. a "mystery" is some glorious eternal spiritual truth that had not been revealed in the O.T. but is now revealed in the N.T. (Col. 1:26). Faithfully teaching these mysteries is key to establishing ...read more

  • Mystery #1 "God Was Manifest In The Flesh"

    Contributed on Apr 14, 2014
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    Most people think of this Mystery of God manifest in the flesh as applying only to the deity of Jesus Christ. But it also have huge implications for godly Christian living.

    The Mysteries of God: Mystery # 1 “God was Manifest in the flesh” (I Tim. 3:16 KJV) “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, ...read more

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Newest Text Illustrations

  • Robert E. Coleman Writes That He Once "Heard A ...

    Contributed on Oct 17, 2005
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    Robert E. Coleman writes that he once “heard a missionary tell about a boy who appeared at a mission hospital in Kenya with a gaping wound in his foot. He had been accidentally injured while cutting grass far out in the jungle. Part of his heel was cut off. Without waiting to inform anyone of the ...read more

  • In An Interview In The March-April 2003 Issue Of ...

    Contributed on Jun 3, 2005
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    In an interview in the March-April 2003 issue of The Door, preacher/author Calvin Miller observed, "Michael Card and I are kind of amateur astronomers, and he’s much better at it than I am. We were in his backyard one night, and he gave me a book by an astronomer that opened my eyes. When you look ...read more

  • Car Radio. (I Kings 19:9-13 ...

    Contributed on Mar 25, 2004
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    Illustration: Car Radio. (I Kings 19:9-13 Elijah, still small voice). One of my Professors at Seminary shared about a time he was driving to a speaking engagement with his wife. There was a storm coming so he needed to listen to the radio to hear the weather report. But he also wanted to talk ...read more