Sluice Box Adventures

Believing Bible Study in the 21st century

God tells the End from the Beginning
- Our time is short!
Ezekiel 37:12, I will ... bring you into the land of Israel.
- The focal point ...
-1 Kings 11:36 Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen ...
 Deuteronomy 28:13 And the LORD shall make thee the head ...
-This is head nation! 

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Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. 

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The Basic Truths Of Life

The BibleAs I was writing the message, The Falling Away, I began to think of the issues that everyone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms with in this life.

These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths.

I. The Brevity Of Life

"For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away." (James 4:14b)

Our life is brief! like a vapor, or like a smoke. "Is there not an appointed time to man upon earth? are not his days also like the days of an hireling?" (Job 7:1)

He is born, and then he will die!

This is certain!

(The exception being Enoch and Elijah, and also, those believers in Jesus Christ who are alive when He comes for His Church.)

II. The Brevity Of Your Remembrance

You will soon be forgotten. A man is remembered only a little while, and then he is forgotten.

"He shall return no more to his house, neither shall his place know him anymore. Are not my days few? cease then, and let me alone, that I may take comfort a little, Before I go whence I shall not return, even to the land of darkness and the shadow of death; A land of darkness, as darkness itself; and of the shadow of death, without any order, and where the light is as darkness." (Job 7:10 & 10:20-22).

III. The Sureness Of Trouble

Life is bale full of troubles.

 I have also found this very true!!!

"Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble. He cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not." (Job 14:1).

IV. The Verity Of The White Throne Judgment

"And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27).

You will not miss this one unless YOU ARE HID in the CLEFT OF THE ROCK!

V. The Eternality And The Finality Of What You Do With Jesus Christ:

We will all be held accountable over this issue. It is a hard fact of life, my friend.

Now will you give God's offer of eternal life ... purchased by His Son ... for all those who will put their trust in Him ... a thumbs down?

You will everlastingly suffer the consequences!

VI. That Men Never Learn From History

We learn from History That Men Never Learn From History!

 It is a heart problem!

Men refuse to learn the "lessons" afforded by the light of HISTORY: the recorded historical events which occurred as fulfillment of Bible prophecy.

Now, these are the basic truths with which we all must deal with one way or another!

Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2011 Richard St.James


End Of Age Messages

The Messager"Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
[Col 1:29] Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
"[Colossians 1:28-29]

When God Sets Your Fields On Fire ... a message by Donnie Shumate

Hard Hearts: The Cause And The Cure ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

She Judged Him Faithful ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Some Little Known Historic Positions ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

The Greatest Of These Is Charity ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

The Thought Of Foolishness ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Straining At Brass ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Enoch Also ... a message tract by Brother Daryl R. Coats

How To Listen To A Sermon ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

A Father’s Influence ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Marvel Not, My Brethren, If The World Hate You... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Neither Give Heed To Fables ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

The Testimony of Dan Brown (author of The Da Vinci Code) ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Thomas Tenison ... an early defender of the King James Bible ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Straining At Gnats ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

The Whore's Sorceries ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

New King James Version Nonsence ... a booklet by Brother Daryl R. Coats

The Two Lies ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Sophomoric ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

Patience ... a message by Brother Daryl R. Coats

The Myth of Early Revisions... a message by David F. Reagan

The King James Bible and The Groves... a message by Brother Karl Lohman

Remembering Christ ... a message by Brother Karl Lohman

The Separate Baptist Revival and Its Influence in the South ... a message by James H. Sightler, M.D. - Sightler Publications

The Separate Baptists took their origin in Connecticut. Valentine Wightman was a grandson of Edward Wightman, the last man burned at the stake in England in 1612. Valentine Wightman was born in 1681 and raised in Rhode Island. He was saved and became a member of the North Kingstown Baptist Church. In 1705 he moved to Groton Connecticut and founded the first Baptist church in that state. Read more?

The Anvil-1611-God's Word The King James Bible Is Inspired

May we call the KJB inspired, or merely the best translation of the inspired originals and copies of them? Is it truly scripture as we read in II Timothy 3:16 or not? Read more?

Why The English Of The King James Bible Is Better Than That Of All The Modern Versions

First, the KJB is precise in the use of the old pronouns in the second person, and that is necessary for a literal and accurate translation. Modern translations can never match it. Read more?

Inspiration: Temporal or Eternal?

I believe that inspiration is not a process but an entity, an eternal entity, a fact or deed. If the KJV translators had believed it was a process they would have translated II Timothy 3:16 “pasa graphe theopneustos” as “All scripture is God breathed.” Read more?

 The Gospel According To John

King James Bible Study ... at Bible ... a series of Bible Studies given by Rick St.James at Old Paths Baptist Mission, Oakdale, Tennessee from May, 2006 - May, 2008.  Read more?

 Home In The Hills [Or New Jerusalem]

Everybody is going home someday. Everybody is going to their LONG HOME.  When you die, you are going to go to your “long home” whether, it be in “Heaven” or in “Hell”.  Do you realize that truth?  “Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:” [Ecclesiastes 12:5]. Read more?

 Shubal Stearns ... Separate Baptist Revivalist    ... a study by Brother Richard St.James

God’s instrument used to multiply, by revival, the New Testament Baptist churches throughout the south-eastern United States. Born in Boston January 28 1706, went with THE LORD, November 20, 1771 at Sandy Creek, North Carolina.  Read more?

New Age Translations ... Poison In The Pot!!! ... a message by Richard St.James

The Jacks-In-The-Box  ... a message by Richard St.James

Iran's Ahmadinejad brags [in the same spirit of that of Haman, and of Hitler] with the devilish desire for the destruction of Israel. "As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map," said Ahmadinejad, referring to Iran's revolutionary leader Ayat Allah Khomeini.” Read more?

Blood Sucking Leeches Or UnHoly Alliances ... a message by Richard St.James [Audio Streaming

The Swallows Are Gone!... a message by C.S.

Listed Below Are Messages From The Messenger ... Help In The Time Of Need
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The Three Kinds Of People

There are only three kinds of people in the world that will ever repent of their sins, and come to Jesus Christ to receive by faith his gift of eternal life. In this message they are identified. Read more?

• The Sin Darkened Minds
• The Light Of The World
• The Three Kinds Of People
• The Distressed
• Those In Debt
• The Discontent

The Narrow Way

The road to heaven is advertised by the religions of this world as being BROAD. Yet God has stated a very different opinion about man’s inventions of how a person can go to heaven. The road map is included with in this message. Read more?

• What Is The Door?
• The Two Ways
• The First Way Is A Narrow Way!
• The Command
• Believe The BOOK
• Obey The BOOK
• The Second Way IS A Broad Way!
• The Consequences!
• Will You Come TO Jesus Christ?

Saving the Gold

What is the gold in life? What really matters? This message was born over four thousand miles away from Illinois. The meaning of the Sluice Box is revealed; and from this meaning came what is known as “Sluice Box Adventures.” Read more?

• The Sluice Box
• Yea Hath God Said?
• Apparent Contradictions
• God Of The Hills And Of The Plains
• Go For The Gold
• Believe The BOOK

Sit To Walk

Exhorts us to be sure of whether we are really born again. Are we seated in heavenly places before trying to walk the Christian walk? Read more?

• Who Will Worship God?
• And Will Come To Worship?
• Those That Are In Distress
• Those That Are In Debt
• Those That Are Discontent
• The Fertile Ground For The Seed
• Seated In Heavenly Places
• Seated In the Church Of The First Born
• And Who Will Not Come To Worship?
• The Secret Place
• The Perfect Covering
• Put Off The Old Man
• Put On The New Man

Stand To Run!

Stand To Run! This message builds on Sit To Walk. The Christian needs to stand on the promises found in God’s word in order to learn how to run the race before him. Read more?

I. Stand
• The New Participant In An Old War!
• The Spiritual Warfare
• The Wiles Of The Devil!
• Wrestling With The Devil!
• Girt About With Truth!
• Having On The Breastplate!
• Shod With The Preparation!
• Take The Shield!
• Take The Helmet!
• Take The Sword!
• The Spiritual Stand Results In Spiritual Practices!
• Clothes!
• Speech – Music!
• Desires – Interests!
II. Run
• Crowns
• Prizes

The Foundations Are Destroyed … AND WE SHALL FLY AWAY!

In this message, it is chronicled how our churches and nation has come to its present state. The men and woman who came to these shores in the centuries before were Bible believing God fearing people. The “founding father’s" heritage has been lost. Read more?

• The Foundations Are Destroyed
• The Foundation Was Established In Government
• The Foundation Established In Education
• The Foundation Established With Real Conversions
• The Foundation Established In Straight-Hitting Evangelism
• The Foundation Established In Religious Tolerance
• The Foundation Established By A Biblical Standard For Marriage
• The Foundation Established For A Struggle
• The Foundations Are Destroyed In The Falling Away!
• After The Falling Away...We Shall Fly Away!

Josiah [Or A Type Of N.T. Believer]

Portrays Josiah as a type of a New Testament believer living on the threshold of the coming translation just before The Great Tribulation. Read more?

• The Landmarks Removed
• The Lost Truth
• Disobedience Brought To Light
• The Peculiar Scene
• When Innocent And Pure Things Are Wrong
• The Great Reward For Children

The Basic Truths Of Life!

As I was writing the message, The Falling Away, I began to think of the issues that everyone that ever walked on this planet must come to terms with in this life.
These will be the basic truths that no one can argue with, if they are sane. Of course, if you believe what God says in His Own BOOK about you, then you will have no problem with accepting these basic truths. Read more?

Though They Were In It

This message focuses on the exception to Proverbs 22:6, using Ezekiel 14:14-20 as the text and points to a time when Christian parents will not be able to “deliver neither sons nor daughters”. Read more?

 • The Pollution Of A Nation
• The Exception Of A Principle
• Noah Found Grace
• Job Tested
• Daniel Acquires A Witness
• Their Children Not Delivered

Selling Yourself To Do Evil [Or Selling Yourself To The Devil]

It’s possible for us ... in the confine of the human heart ... in the moment of temptation ... to sell something of eternal worth … in exchange for temporal gain in this life. This message is filled with riveting illustrations. Read more?

• The Bump In The Road
• The Heart Is Unknowable
• The Heart Is A Highway
• The Illegal Way
• Jabez Stone
• Selling Yourself

When That Which Is Perfect Is Come

This message reveals the true meaning of I Corinthians 13:10. Today’s religious apostasy has clouded this identification of “that which is perfect.” Read more?

• The Jews Require A Sign
• Tongues In The Book Acts Is A Known language
• The One-Time Event
• The Holy Ghost Received By Three Groups
• Peter Uses the Keys Three Times
• The Baptism By The Holy Ghost
• The Special Case of John the Baptist’s 12 Disciples
• Time To Go To I Corinthians
• The Spiritual Gifts That Are Gone
• That Which Is Perfect

For Charity Shall Cover A Multitude Of Sins

Charity, a particular type of love, is very thing almost as rare as hen’s teeth in these perilous times. This message “hits” and “points” to what is needed in our marriages, in our homes and in our Bible believing churches. Read more?

• True Biblical Faith Decreases
• Iniquity Abounds And Love Waxes Cold
• The Opposite Direction: And Above All Things Put On Charity
• The Willingness To Be Wronged
• Seven Things to Add To Your Faith

The Most Beautiful Woman!

Who is the most beautiful woman on the face of this earth? Do not go to the world for their opinion. In this message the most beautiful woman is identified. Read more?

• In The Garden
• After The Garden
• The Ugliest Woman
• The Most Beautiful Woman Identified
• The Description Of the Most Beautiful Woman

The House Of The Rechabites

THE HOUSE OF THE RECHABITES is based on the text in Jeremiah 35. This message shows that God has never revoked his principles or his promise to sons and daughters for obeying their parents even in the smallest of things. Read more?

• The Landmarks Removed
• The Lost Truth
• Disobedience Brought To Light
• The Peculiar Scene
• When Innocent And Pure Things Are Wrong
• The Great Reward For Children

No Easy Road

Propounds that the road in life for the true Christian is no bed of roses. Read more?

• America’s Highway To Destruction
• A Little Girl Learns in School
• Girl Meets Boy
• The Young Woman Finds Jesus Christ
• The Great Division

Marriage, Divorce And Remarriage

This is a vitally important message for these times. The misconceptions are covered from the Bible-believing perspective no matter the personal cost. The muck is cleared up by the word of God … THE BIBLE! Read more?

• What Is Marriage?
• The Divine Contingency
• Going Their Own Way On Divorce
• To Them That Know The Law
• The Judgments Of God
• The Hardness Of Heart Knee-Jerk
• The Exception Clause
• The New Testament Order
• Yea, hath God said?
• In Such Cases
• Crystal Clear

The Great Stepper

The ideal Biblical pattern for marriage is set in Genesis 1-2. Though the stepparent stepchild relationship is less than the ideal, it is modeled in the Bible. Giving examples from the lives of Esther, Joash and Timothy, it shows a godly stepparent as filling a gap in a child’s life, and playing the part of a kinsman. This is a picture, or type, of Christ coming to redeem his people. Read more?

• The Two Questions
• Mordecai The Bible Believer
• Mordecai The Great Stepper
• The Stepper Relationships
• The Near Kinsman
• The Redeemer Kinsman Is A Type Of Christ
• The Response Of A Bible Believing Child!
• Standing In The Gap Before The LORD For The True King!
• My Dearly Beloved Son Timothy
• The Taking In Of: My Dearly Beloved Son!
• Offences Come … The Plague Of Divorce
• Children Deprived By Divorce
• The Single Parent Curse
• Back At Shiloh Cemetery
• The Very Next Best
• Be A Great Stepper!

Finding Your Mate God's Way [Or Resisting The Pied Piper Of Dating]

There are many lives have been ruined by this century’s adoption of the practice of dating. The broken marriages, the broken families … are the curse of dating. God’s ideal pattern of how a person should find their mate is based on sound scriptural principles. Do you want God’s blessing in your marriage? Read more?

• Questioning The Authority
• The Pied Piper Comes To Town
• The Children Left To Themselves Are Spoiled
• Set Your Heart Aright
• Dating Your Purity Away to Your Destruction
• God’s Master Plan
• The Bible Path To Betrothing

The New Testament Bishop

The qualifications of a pastor from the believing point of view are covered. It is emphasized that we are not to tamper with God’s word in any way if we are to arrive at understanding what God says are his requirements for the man who desires the office of the pastor. Read more?

• What Is A Bishop?
• An Elder
• A Shepherd
• An Example
• One Who Nourishes
• Desires A Good Work
• The Qualifications

Blood Sucking Leeches [Or Unholy Alliances]

Christian … these are little foxes that can spoil your vine. Do you want to please God and stand for Jesus Christ? This message reveals the pit falls and provides the principles to having the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The illustration given is that of George Washington, our nation’s first president, and his disastrous “run-in” with leeches! Read more?

• Ye Are The Branches
• We Are His Branches
• A Godly King Weakened By Leeches
• The Big Bloodletting
• The Biggest Warning!
• The Big Lesson To Be Learned In II Corinthians 6!
• The Big Leeches Of Our Day!

Legalism Versus Standards

The confusion of this is very apparent in the churches today. Satan has successfully pulled the wool over our eyes with the accusations that Bible Believers are those who are the LEGALISTS. This message written for my daughter clears the air! Read more?

• To My Daughter
• Salvation By Works
• Believing The BOOK
• Legalism
• Standards