Great Sermon! what a blessing for that church to have pastor Quigley serving there. This sermon, as they say, should go "viral" as we get ready to enter 2019. This is the message we should keep in mind throughout the coming year.
Thank you! Thank you so much, Rev McCrae, for your ministry. Was blessed by this word, which was as a "shadow" to one who is traveling in a weary land, and felt strengthened once again to continue in my pursuit of God, of whom it is said "in his favour is life". I look forward, all being well, to more "shadows" should you continue this series in the beautiful book of Ruth.
Who will speak out wrote: First they came for the JW's and nobody spoke out Then they came for the mormons and nobody spoke out Then they came for the Seven Day Adventist and nobody spoke out Finally they came for me, and there was none left to speak for me. Persecution of unbelievers is still awful, we all enjoy certain rights of life, pursuit of happiness, and liberty, except when it's taken away. Nigeria is being persecuted right now, but anyone who has ever talked to or been to nigeria, knows that majority of those churches do not teach a true gospel, but we don't condemn those unbelievers, for as far as they are from God, they still have a bible on their bed, and that is hope because: Acts 17:27 God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.
Are JWs, SDAs, Mormons and even Catholics Christians simply because they say so? The Jesus they preach is different than the uniquely born Son of God who is eternally God and finished the work for all by accomplishing redemption for his sheep.
Great Sermon! Hebrews 13:8 8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
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 Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
17 For I will restore health to you
And heal you of your wounds,� says the Lord,
6.�For I am the Lord, I do not change"
2 But to you who fear My name
The Sun of Righteousness shall arise
With healing in His wings;
And you shall go out
And grow fat like stall-fed calves.
Pastor Cairns , only believe, only believe, all things a
Wayfarer Pilgrim wrote: “Empire of the summer moon, Quannah Parker , the rise and fall of the Commche nation, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history “- this book needs to summer reading for every twit who calls themselves a cultural Nazi/liberal/ or librarian. The American Indian was a ferocious, proud people. And, to move the country forward, these people were met with a ferocious government. The same government that destroyed the Southern states in 4 years would do the same in 10 years to the majority of the native Americans. It was hard, life was hard. The South didn’t recover till after the 1970’s . And native Americans were destroyed as a culture. That is the facts. African Americans were enslaved, tortured and killed in droves. Life was and is still hard. Celebrate history and stop acting like a bunch of book burning Nazis. Try to learn from it, hope to not perpetuate wrong and hope for better times.
Great Sermon! We face a difficulty: Is possible that only those who have heard about Christ can be saved? Or is salvation also available for those who haven't heard about him? The element which solves this dilemma is the criteria according to which God will judge those who never heard about Christ and grant them salvation. The Bible states that God is holy and will judge humans with justice (Acts 17,31), according to the available measure of revelation they had and their response to it, expressed through their deeds (Romans 2,6), words (Matthew 12,36-37) and thoughts (Hebrews 4,12). The amount of revelation one has determines a consequent measure of responsibility on his behalf (Luke 12,47-48). In the Western world, almost anyone has elementary knowledge about Christianity, and therefore the terms of one's salvation are clear. As for those who never had the chance to hear the Christian message or heard a perverted version of it, it is obvious that their judgment will require other criteria than responding to the historical Jesus Christ.
God didn’t leave the world without a proper testimony about himself (Acts 14,17) and doesn’t condemn anybody without first revealing his grace. Pastor Cairn's explanation is thus wanting. Pygmies, Eskimos, Indians, Chinese dock workers may never have heard.
Great Message of Life and Hope A wonderfully clear vision of Christ's redemptive presence in the life of the church and in Christ's followers. A veil has been swept aside as I read this and a brilliant ray of light and glory has shone into the darkness about Revelation and the counterfeit and hopelessly shallow world views of love and tolerance.
Great Sermon! I grew up in a home where we would go to church on a Sunday morning, sing a few praise & hymns. Sit down listen to the preacher take notes & share them with the other family members, we did that until I had a family issue that was difficult to make a choice. Either to go and speak to someone in the government services or just remain quiet. It was hard because I was screaming inside but didn’t know who to trust.
I was suffering a breakdown & was raised by my foster parents. I let myself go a bit too far. I smoked, got drunk, slept at the beach. I didn’t want anyone to know my past.
After listening to this sermon Pastor Scott uploaded, I can find a peace knowing I forgave but still felt betrayed; I know Christ is the higher judge. And higher authorities on earth will make my life a bit easier.
I’m now married to the most fun loving man & talk to him. He is the father of my sons. He has changed me to what I am now not what I was.
He’s my best friend, my buddy through the tough & funny times.
Thanks Pastor Scott for the upload
Dr. Tim wrote: I have read a good bit about the "doctrines of grace" since coming to SermonAudio. I reckon it must be grace that kindles the fires of brotherly love that burn so brightly in many of these threads. Makes me want to run right out and join a Reformed church.
I think you have enough of such issues in IFB churches... in fact what's happening here is tame in comparison...so less of the holier than thou please.
Have you ever read any of the reformed writers on the Holy Spirit?
E.g. John Owen, James Buchanan, Octavious Winslow, Edwin Palmer, Abraham Kuyper etc.
I suggest you do before deciding who holds a high view of the Holy Spirit and his work.
[URL=http://www.metropolitantabernacle.org/Christian-Article/Cessationism-Proving-Charismatic-Gifts-have-Ceased-Sword-and-Trowel-Magazine]]] Cessationism - Proving that the Charismatic Gifts have Ceased [/URL]
Written by the pastor at Spurgeon's Met Tab, which is a 1689 Federalist church.
See also the following written by Brian Schwertley
[URL=https://www.the-highway.com/charismatic_Schwertley.html]]] The Charismatic Movement - A biblical critique[/URL]
Virtually all the reformers and puritans were cessationist, and cessationism is embedded in most reformed confessions of faith! Just something to think about.
John UK wrote: I have a FRIEND whose faithful love Is more than all the world to me, ‘Tis higher than the heights above, And deeper than the soundless sea: So old, so new, so strong, so true; Before the earth received its frame, He loved me - Blessed be His name!
And now he doesn't care whether I repent or not, he loves me that well!
I love, I love my Master... Thank you Rev. Stewart for such a precious word which draws the soul out to love and cling to a Saviour whose great love, mercy and compassion for guilty souls is a stark contrast to Satan's malice, shrewdness and hatred. Exceedingly precious are those words of Christ; "the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." In this blessed Saviour our souls find rest, our lives know hope and our hearts rejoice.
Hope maketh not ashamed A word much needed and much appreciated. Thank you for such a gracious sermon guiding poor souls home out of the ruins. Not a change in circumstances is needed, but a change in heart so that we can say, like Mary, "be it unto me according to thy word."