Monday, September 25, 2023

🕇 Minute With McGee – Re-Aired 09.25.23

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Dr. J. Vernon McGee, Th.D.

It’s Because Of His Mercy

Synopsis: My friend, I’m going to be in heaven someday. And I’m not going to be there because Vernon McGee is a nice little boy. He’s not. You just don’t know me like I know myself. If you did, you’d tune your radio out. But wait a minute. Don’t tune it out. Because if I knew you like you know yourself, well I wouldn’t speak to you. So let’s stay together, will you? Because we’re both in the same boat, by the way. We’re all lost sinners. And the reason that I’m going to be in heaven is not because I joined the church. The reason I’m going to be in heaven is because of the mercy of God. I’m a lost sinner. And until you and I are willing to come to God as a nobody and then let Him make us a somebody, you and I’ll never get saved.

Connect With Dr. J. Vernon McGgee
John Vernon McGee was born in Hillsboro, Texas, in 1904. Dr. McGee remarked, “When I was born and the doctor gave me the customary whack, my mother said that I let out a yell that could be heard on all four borders of Texas! His Creator well knew that he would need a powerful voice to deliver a powerful message.

On the morning of December 1, 1988, Dr. J. Vernon McGee, age 84, fell asleep in his chair and quietly passed into the presence of his Savior. » Find out more

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About Church of the Open Door
Built in 1914, the 4000-seat Church of the Open Door was conceived by R. A. Torrey who had come to Los Angeles to start a Bible institute (now known as Biola University) similar to Moody Bible Institute. Other pastors have included Louis T. Talbot (1932–1948) and J. Vernon McGee (1949–1970). The church is strictly non-denominational, though Evangelical. Its mission was to reach the lost of Los Angeles, which was reflected in the name ‘Church of the Open Door’ based on two passages of Scripture:

“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” - Jesus Christ, John 10:9 KJV

“I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.” - Jesus Christ, Revelation 3:8 KJV
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