Great Sermon! Ok I have to say something about this. The sermon was good and it was exegetical, but you are not a doctor and the Lord may or may not heal depression. Since you cited Spurgeon, he was not healed of the anxiety. He bore it.
Chemical imbalances can sustain depression or anxiety so medicine may be needed by more people than you think. Thanks for the sermon. It was very good and I am glad I listened to all of it.
Mike wrote: Wasn't a trick question, I didn't remember. I looked it up, and it was William Tecumseh Sherman. Apparently he said "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected." Someone wanted him for the Republican candidate for president in 1884. Trivia question for the day, I guess.
Well Mike, you can add me to the list. I am saying that if nominated I will not run and if elected, I will not serve. According to your trivia question, that now makes 2 of us.
Oh by the way, I have google also, so I already knew the answer.
You picked up my earlier comment too soon. I modified it to basically say "this ignorant southern boy". I didn't want anyone saying I was being unkind to southern boys, but self-deprecation is usually okay and since I live in the south ....
Frank wrote: I can't remember for sure but I think it was Harry Reid?? Of course they wanted Christ to set up His earthly kingdom prior to going to the cross and He refused, so it could have been Him. You have to give me more of a hint or information than that. You know how us ignorant southern boys think.
Wasn't a trick question, I didn't remember. I looked it up, and it was William Tecumseh Sherman. Apparently he said "I will not accept if nominated and will not serve if elected." Someone wanted him for the Republican candidate for president in 1884. Trivia question for the day, I guess.
Great Sermon! It has been a while since I made a comment, I am one of those people who have to pour over a message like this to get it down. Sometimes I listen 8 or 10 times but I do get it down....This a very profound teaching....James
Mike wrote: So God institutes political power, i.e. government for man's benefit, and men who claim God as their God say it's not Christian to be involved in it. I guess they believe God wants only athiests and secularists in government. For man's benefit, of course.
Several years ago we had an awful awful pastor, so bad that one of the children in the congregation wanted to leave because our Pastor was so insincere. His father came to the elders asking for some relief, my response was that sometimes those in charge are there as your curse
Upon hearing this, his eyes became the size of the moon
Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Deuteronomy 28:20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
Great Sermon! I have found it harder at sixty three to finish well by reason of ministry setbacks over the forty years. I'm seeking God that I might honor Him and finish in triumph. Thanks again!
God bless you always
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: .... Jesus also taught that worship is worthless if there is an offense that has been committed without confessing and repenting of it. He made the fact clear that God will not accept our worship when we have not dealt with sin in our heart.
He then addressed the issue of adultery pointing out that it too begins in the heart. Lusting in the heart even if the act of adultery is not fully carried out is still sin before God.
God's view on marriage and divorce remains unchanged despite the opinions of society or culture.
The heart is the matter as concerns all sin and must be dealt with immediately by removing all excuses. Before God there are none that will lessen responsibility or remove the guilt.
So God institutes political power, i.e. government for man's benefit, and men who claim God as their God say it's not Christian to be involved in it. I guess they believe God wants only athiests and secularists in government. For man's benefit, of course.
I recently was told about a young couple who were born into poverty and grew up in an environment of drugs drink and broken families. The young girl was involved in a car crash and ended up with a broken neck and is not expected to walk again in her life. The young man got involved with crime and has been put into jail for seven years. Neither of these two youngsters were ever properly educated to any level whereby they could compete in society. So with a really lousy start and now these two life changing tragedies their lives are so much wreckage.
Why does God allow this? And what is the point of it both for these two young people and society at large including the impotent church?
From the news: "While Americans are focused on what delicious foods theyâ€™re going to eat for Thanksgiving, the White House is focused on releasing its massive regulatory agenda â€” marking the fifth time the Obama administration has released its regulatory road map on the eve of a major holiday. The federal Unified Agenda is the Obama administrationâ€™s regulatory road map, and it lays out thousands of regulations being finalized in the coming months. Under President Barack Obama, there has been a tradition of releasing the agenda late on Friday â€” and right before a major holiday. ...
Govt psych games. And practical, too, in that it won't receive much publicity.