Great Sermon! Thank you for this sermon. You are very easy to follow and clear.
I'm learning that saying one is willing to submit to Christ and take up the cross is very different, a world away in fact, from actually doing it. Even the idea is very noble and can appeal to self, but the actual doing it, where the rubber meets the road, holds no glory for the flesh. Matthew 11:29 states that this yoke provides rest. I would like to rest in Christ in all circumstances. I think it must be a one foot at a time kind of submission, saturating every part of our lives. I am praying for the Holy Spirit to make this a reality in my life, not just a noble idea.
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Great Sermon! Phenomenal! This sermon provides such beautiful keys to our relationship with Jesus Christ. I too was one of those Christians who did not understand all that Christ had done for me. I wish I had heated this sermon with open ears many years ago. When I realized that I was no longer under the dominion of sin, that it was not my master and that I have a new beautiful Master, it was like seeing that old man that old sinful nature as the man behind the curtain in the Wizard of Oz who still wants to claim power, but is a defeated disarmed tyrant. I know that temptation to fall for the old man still exists, but I also now know the way of escape in Jesus
Great Sermon! This sermon answered two very deep concerns in our society We are seeing this change and acceptance of the people who choose to end their life. It has seemed such a strange and confusing thing to me. The reasons given seem valid but in my heart I knew this was not the Will of GOD and I feared this becoming so accepted even by Christians.
The other aspect of Celebration of Life ceremonies concerned me too. I was bewildered because into the church this phrase is becoming the norm. As I approach 71 this year death becomes more of a reality . I did not want the term celebration of life to be used in any way attached to my funeral but was not certain of the Biblical reasons for my justifying that choice. I do not want anyone thinking that I treat these days GOD has been so graciuos to give me ..as if to leave them is a celebration. And this meant it wiped out the way I chose to live my life . Again in this sermon I found that there is a Biblical reason for allowing grief and for saying that I do not wish that term Celebration of Life to be used.
This is very significant to me and I am so greatly relieved over these two issiues.
Thank you so much for your clear presentation.
Great Sermon! I feel so blessed to be able to listen to your wonderful teachings all the way from Dallas, Texas! I just found your channel today, and have listened to one sermon after another. Thank you for keeping the truth of Gods word! God bless you!
Great Message. Lord, when I read your word I allow your Holy Spirit to speak to my mind and heart. Also when I hear your word preached open my heart and mind to what is true out of messages. In Jesus name, Amen!
Great Sermon! My wife of 26 years has a mom and a dad born in Scotland. My mother in law, Mrs. Carol Dickson, is from Airdre. My father in law is from Dundee. Anyway, I attended along with
My wife the masters college under John MacArthur - enjoyed your teaching and know you are being used to spread a gospel message few these days even hear at all.
Great Sermon! So it is as if this was exactly what I have needed to hear So many things have happened that I was struggling with my faith walk The final touch was for my husband of fifty years to have yet another diagnosis and I was broken again ...did not believeThs has been forty or more years and hard things have been part of it but I knew GOD was present Then this happened in the last few months ...nd now ti was to be forced to stand beside the man I love and watch more suffering I was given a chance to go to your sermons and I went through the Joseph series and still my heart was hard and bitter then this series came along and finally I am weeping and trying to express my bewilderment Finally I am broken and broken and broken some more Thank you for these words They finally got to my heart and I know HE cares and I am deeply weeping but free and It's ok now I intend to listen to all your series and learn more and more and cling to My LORD ...I am so grateful Please excuse any spelling errors I am writing in a park and weeping and finally free of my hard hard heart
Great Sermon! This whole series on the life of Joseph brings the realities of what historical biblical people went through to the present reality of what we experience today. Trust in the Lord! He is in control.
Great Sermon! Salvation is a gift determined by the giver, their faith was in their own works because they are blinded by sin and never understood. You must be born again, if they were born again they would never even mention any good works that they may have done, regardless of how great their works may have been. The finished work of Christ is what saves us. Good works naturally follow, but no true believer will take credit for any work of God...
Great Sermon! Moreover, brethern, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea, and did all eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ,.But with many of them God was not well pleased; for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our example, to to intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. (1 Corinthians 10:1-6) AV.
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By way of general comment - the thrust of the sermon is that people may think they are converted because they are genuinely engaging in christian activities, but the fact that they are not truly converted is evidenced in their refusal to actually do the will of God.
Interesting Sermon! It seems to me that although he mentioned conversion in the beginning as the issue underlying phantom faith, he majored on the works of people as though that is the reason. Faith without works is dead, very true. But works without saving faith is likewise dead. I find that there are not many paedobaptist ministers that focus on being born again. That is the issue here. When a person is genuinely born again, they have God's Spirit whom enables them to follow Christ and to obey His commands, not perfectly yet truly. Infant baptism causes many to presume to be Christian when in fact many are not.
Very encouraging! Through this sermon, even while in the midst of pain, I could better "see" pain and suffering from an eternal perspective, to see more clearly the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.