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Erlo Stegen (1935 - Present)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Erlo Stegen in text and pdf format. Used of God in the Zulu revival in South Africa. He helped found the Kwasizabantu Mission where a few thousand live on the mission doing work for the Lord. He shares a powerful burden for the purity of the Church and revival in the Church.
Many ministers have preached in their large conventions through the years namely David Wilkerson who enjoyed greatly the mission's work. They have established over 30 other missions around the work as a work of the Spirit of God.
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"In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven ..."
The Lord Jesus taught His disciples that when they pray, they should start with these words "our Father". He is also the Father of our Lord Jesus who came in the flesh. We who beli ... read more
Our help comes from the Lord
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 15 Jun 2014
(Before the service a young man gave his testimony of how he was transformed by the power of God and how Jesus changed his life from a radical Muslim to a follower of Christ, when He cried to God for h ... read more
Matt 28:19, 20, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to ... read more
Our sin placed upon Him
4 "Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Hi ... read more
Overcoming temptation - `watch and pray¬ī
Text: Matt 26: 41: "Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation..."
In the Christian world these words are switched around and the emphasis is on prayer and the first word "watch" is sadly neglected. From the beginning of this revival these are ... read more
Pauls passion in life
This portion is a sermon on its own and hardly needs exposition. Study if for yourself.
Paul was a man among men, and probably there was never a man since Adam who suffered opposition and hardship as he went through. No other man ... read more
Pentecost and being led by the Spirit
Abraham is known as the father of believers. There is so much we can learn from him. We are told that they will come from the east and west and sit together with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob at the tables of heaven (Matt 8:11-12). But what is shocking is that ... read more
Persevere to meet with Jesus
21 Then Jesus went out from there and departed to the region of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region and cried out to Him, saying, ‚ÄúHave mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.‚ÄĚ ... read more
Power & Position
Matt 20:20 - 28
Here we read of how the sons of Zebedee came together with their mother to Jesus with a special request for them. Their mother came to pay Jesus homage and worship Him, but she had another agenda. She actually wanted Jesus to do her son ... read more
"Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?‚ÄĚ
This is a strange question Jesus asked His disciples. As we look around today we see so many people coming to faith in Jesus, and there are so many thous ... read more
Precious Purity - engagement
2Cor 11:2, "For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ."
When our young people get engaged, we do not follow the tradition of the world, whether they be Zul ... read more
Prepare to meet Christ
For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ. 3But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may ... read more
Prepare to meet your God
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 30 Mar 2014
It's marvelous to see God at work. God is able to restore our youth even if the body is old. He can give life to dry bones (Ezekiel 37:14).
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may appl ... read more
Proclaiming the Gospel
"you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.‚ÄĚ
"Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!"
"Many also of those who were now believers came making full con ... read more
Protected on God¬īs highway
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 07 July 2013
8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, though fools, shall ... read more
Protector of the ring
2Ti 1:12 "... I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day."
In Afrikaans it uses the word "pand". Why? This word can mean different things. It can mean a ring.
"... en ek is oortuig ... read more
Purge out the old leaven
Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from dead.
They pre-embalmed Jesus with heavy spices (up to 30kg or more). They used strips of linen with spices. They rolled a heavy stone of a few tons in front of the tomb. The enbalming material was wrappe ... read more
Purity before marriage
2Cor 11:1-3, "1 Oh, that you would bear with me in a little folly‚ÄĒand indeed you do bear with me.
2 For I am jealous for you with godly jealousy. For I have betrothed you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
3 But I f ... read more
Put off the old, put on the new
Luke 2:21, "And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child, His name was called JESUS, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb."
Gal 4:4, "But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, ... read more
Recompense and Rewards
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 01 Jan 2014
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
14 ... read more
Redeem the time
Eph 5:15, 16, "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, 16 redeeming the time, because the days are evil."
This man who is deceased was there at the beginning of the revival ‚Äď a boy who was always helpful and could take the ini ... read more
Reflecting Godly qualities
Eph 5:1, 2
1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.
2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.
To be a follower of God is described in two Greek i ... read more
Remain true and faithful
Gal 3:1, "O foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed among you as crucified?"
* "Jesus Christ clearly portrayed among you as crucified"
Many Christians follow t ... read more
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 1 July 2012
Genesis 8:1 And God remembered Noah, and every living thing
God does not forget like us humans. He did not forget Noah who had not forgotten Him. Though God had destroyed everything He remembered the ... read more
Remember the words I have spoken
I also thank God for these three co-workers in the service of God with me. God has given them strength to be a great example to all of us.
You started serving the Lord already at a young age and in stead of a dwindling love for the Lord, your love has ... read more
Revival: rivers of water
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 09 June 2013
37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink.
38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out ... read more
1 Tim 4
12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
This text contains so much that we cannot speak about it all. But let's look at one aspect, purity.
... read more
Running the race
1Cor 9:24-27, "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.
25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown ... read more
Running the race successfully
1Cor 9:24-27, "24 Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it. 25 And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crow ... read more
Salvation is by revelation
Titus 3:3-7, "3 For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving various lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, 5 n ... read more
Secret of Revival
Summary of sermon by Rev Erlo Stegen, 24 February 2013
1 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:
2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and yo ... read more
See what God has done for you and me!
But I am a worm, and no man;
A reproach of men, and despised by the people.
All those who see Me ridicule Me;
They shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
Here the words written in the Psalm are the very words Jesus spoke on ... read more
Seek and do God¬īs will
"I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted." (Job 42:2).
The bridegroom related how God lead him into marriage. God has kept him so that he could enter marriage as a pure young man, being 25 years old. He met the Lord Jesus as ... read more
Seek and enter - God commands you to enter by the narrow gate
Matt 7:13, ‚ÄúEnter by the narrow gate ...‚ÄĚ
Matt 6:33, ‚ÄúBut seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness ...‚ÄĚ
These two verses were chosen independently by the two bridegrooms, who gave the following comments on the verses they've chosen: ... read more
Seek first ... and find
Matthew 6: 33 "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you."
In Matthew 6 v 33 there are two main issues that stand out: the kingdom of God and His righteousness. It is important that we s ... read more
Seek TILL you find
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 21 Sep 2014
"But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you"
"But he who stands firm to the end will be saved"
"Be fa ... read more
Serve the Lord
Jos 24:15b, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."
Uncle Erlo related a little about Arno‚Äôs life because it was his silver wedding anniversary and to give thanks to the Lord Jesus for Arno‚Äôs life. He was fourteen years old when he came t ... read more
Joseph and Mary took their child to the temple. (It‚Äôs good to take your children to the service and to have them with you. They learn a lot from a young age and God works in their hearts. It‚Äôs a poor argument to say you want the child to make up his o ... read more
Sin no more
"Afterward Jesus finds him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, you are made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto you. " (John 5:14).
The Lord had spoken this word to a man who had been paralysed for 38 years. This man could not enter ... read more
Sin¬īs wages is always death
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 04 Nov 2012 (photos below)
Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
These words are extremely important. May it be inscribed in each heart. They apply ... read more
So wake up
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 03 Aug 2014
11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let ... read more
Sojourners and pilgrims
"But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the peopl ... read more
Solomon missed God¬īs plans
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 29 Jun 2014
(Before the service a man helped by the Concerned Community, Wayne, gave his testimony. He grew up in a privileged family in Kimberley. Both his parents were qualified teachers. His mother was a Christ ... read more
Sound the Gospel Trumpet
Summary of sermon by Erlo Stegen, 02 Sept 2012
1 The word of the Lord came to me: 2 ‚ÄúSon of man, speak to your people and say to them: ‚ÄėWhen I bring the sword against a land, and the people of the land choose one of their men and make him t ... read more
Sowing and reaping
Prov 18:22, "He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the LORD."
Prov 15:1-3, "A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, but the mouth of fools pours forth fo ... read more
Stand fearless for God
Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they should no ... read more
Stay in God¬īs Safehavens
Acts 27 (whole chapter)
`Stay in God's Safehavens'
Paul was a prisoner, not for evil but because of Christ. He had fearlessly proclaimed the Gospel before Festus and Agrippa. It was now the ordained time for him to do the same in Rome. This chapter ... read more
Stop - turn aside
Rev 14:6 - 12
The angel had the everlasting gospel, not just a gospel which flares up and dies down.
He who endures in the Gospel and is faithful will have everlasting life.
The angels have a great work. Here we read of the great things this angl ... read more
Submit to God today
"34 Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:
35 That upon you may come ... read more
Take up your cross daily
Then He said to them all, ‚ÄúIf anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.
Here Jesus mentions three things to those who desire to come after Him. They need to:
Ta ... read more