Summary: Many times what we build to protect ourselves becomes the very thing the enemy will use to destroy us, Some things are meant to be destroyed, Jesus said "No More Walls"

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Eph 2:14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition [between us];

Usually speaking In the O.T. when The bible mentions walls it is speaking of strength and protection. A city without walls was considered weak and vulnerable.

But the draw back to having these great walls to protect and keep the enemy out was they also trapped the city inhabitants and made them prisoners in their own city.

We have much the same thing today, but it is more on a spiritual level,

Too many of Gods people have erected walls to protect themselves from the enemy: but these walls are not natural they are spiritual, they are not built with hammer and nails and brick and mortar, but these walls have been built out of ideas, and traditions, and prejudices and fears. (The middle wall Jesus destroyed was the wall between Jew and Gentile).

walls not only keep our enemies out, but they also imprison us, and worst of all they keep us from reaching the very ones we are called and sent to.

Walls Separate, divide, limit, Isolate, Insulate,.

#1 They limit

(a)vision: the wall of We’ve never seen it done like that before, or that’s not the way we do it.

If we can’t see it we won’t believe it.

(b)expression: The wall of traditional services and thinking, Limits creativity.

(c) growth: Just as fish will grow in size in proportion to their limitations of their environment so will we as individuals and as a corporate body, grow or be limited in growth in proportion to the limitations of our thinking.

#2 Isolate: They keep people out, (When we want to be alone we put up a wall) when we don’t want to be bothered we put up walls. We Isolate ourselves, We can be in a crowd and be alone.

These walls may be invisible but they are real enough to separate us from everyone.

The problem is these walls Isolate us from the ones we are suppose to be getting close to, close enough to be salt in their lives = contact, communication.

#3 Insolate: Insulation is to hold in, We buy thermoses because they are insulated, they hold the heat in our coffee, or they hold the cold in our ice tea.

But the church was never intended to live in an insolated environment, we were never meant to be a private club, that simply holds on to and protects it’s elite membership.

The church is to be the gate of heaven, Through the Church men and women are to gain entrance to Jesus Christ.

We must not allow anything to block the entrance to the kingdom of heaven.

Mt 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

Jesus said: *whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

*him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

Anything that restricts whosoever will from getting to Jesus through the church, is a wall that must be torn down.

*We dare not put bars and restrictions where Jesus has placed an open door*

We build walls to protect ourselves, but when those walls keep us from reaching out to the drug addict, prostitute, homosexual, rich, poor, black, white, Hispanic, Then those walls are not protecting us they are killing us.

The dead sea is dead for one reason: It has no out let. Water comes in but does not go out. It stagnates, and becomes polluted, and nothing can live in it.

Rev 5:9-10 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

The redeeming work of Christ takes in every kindred tongue and nation

We Must not be guilty of allowing walls in the church to hinder the redeeming grace of Christ.

The bible is not the rich mans bible, the white mans bible, the red mans bible, or the educated mans bible, It’s for whosoever will.

If we do not Become a church without walls:

#1we will die, our walls will kill us.

#2 We will cease to exist as the lighthouse= the saving healing influence of our communities.

We want Our church to be recognized as a church without walls, This community needs to know that there is an open door to heaven in ashdown.

Our motto is the same as Jesus: Whosoever will let him come and take of the waters of life freely. “No More Walls”

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Peter Neufeld

commented on Mar 18, 2013

Your sermon "No More Walls" is very, very unscriptural. You must study God''s Word about "separation". God has saturated all of His Word with separation. Your message totally destroys, or tries to destroy everything God says about, "Come ye OUT from among them...." Ezra and Nehemiah built walls. God is ALL FOR BUILDING WALLS. God even talks about WALLS in Heaven. If you miss what God says about SEPARATION in the whole Bible, you''ve missed God''s basic message to all of Christianity. God in the whole Bible teaches us about the importance of Biblical Separation. If you don''t have separation, you have nothing. From the day we get saved to the day we get to Heaven we are SEPARATED UNTO GOD!!! Your sermon "No More Walls" IS ACTUALLY A VERY FALSE TEACHING. You must study what God says about separation and then you must ask God to give you wisdom and discernment in understanding God''s Word. I cannot express this enough. If you are so very blind about this I would have to doubt your salvation, because once we become a child of God, then God gives us discernment about His Holy Word. You seem to lack discernment very much. If you are saved then you must pray and ask God to give you a great big dose of discernment. Here are 3 words from God''s Word: "Separate, Separation, and Separated." God uses these 3 words for a total of more than 80 times in God''s Word. The whole Bible is full of God''s commands about separation. I have personally collected over 200 verses from God''s Word about the doctrine of separation. Without separation you have nothing. Without separation you are not living a Christian life, even tough you ''might'' be a Christian. I hope your religion will study this and repent of the sin of ecumenicalism. Study God''s Word on this and pray and ask almighty God for a big dose of discernment about this. God tells us that in the ''latter'' days there will come "A great falling away" from the teachings of God''s Word and we call this "the great Apostasy". To have DRIFTED so far away from this most important doctrine of separation shows how Apostate the liberal Churches have become. Jesus is coming very soon and will Jesus find you and me waiting and watching or have the liberal Churches "fallen asleep at the wheel?" Repent, repent, repent are my closing warnings.

Fred Matthews

commented on Aug 16, 2013

This was a very good Word. If Peter didn't get it thats his problem. It was plain and very encouraging. Keep up the good work.

Michael Hicks

commented on Dec 11, 2013

Peter, I think you took this message way out of context, I dont think Bro Terry was saying that we should let anything go, because the Bible teaches us to come out and be seprate, but I grew up and was saved under old time holiness and I have heard it preached so hard that nobody could live it, I have also heard it preach that you have to have the Holy Ghost to go to heaven, My only hope is that you dont live your life this way, because the bible says that the same way we judge is the way we will be judged. this is whats wrong with the church today, clothes line preachers expect people to come to their service already holy, you know we cant do that, there is only one who is holy,Jesus, Im not saying that we should ever water down the word of God to reach people, but we are living in a day when people need love and support to get out of the situations they are in, one more thing, keep living your life full of judgemental eyes and you will never stand before Jesus with fruit that you have gained while here on earth, so with that being said I will be praying for you to repent and ask God to allow you to see his people through his eyes, and not through man made rules and regulations!!!!!!

Mark Cerfonteyn

commented on Jul 13, 2013

Great message Terry.. May we be the light shining into the darkness.. Bringing love and hope to a lost and dying world. Salt has no value in the salt shaker. It adds value by coming into contact with whatever needs to be preserved. (Love that concept). The same spirit that attacked Jesus for spending time and reaching out to "the sinners" is alive and well and proves how much we need this message of a love that reaches out to the lost, lonely and hurting. "For God so LOVED the world that He sent His Son... into the world..

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