Jessica Dawson wrote: Thank you! It is difficult to keep occupied when you are ill ~ I will treasure your testimony and think about it when I need encouragement ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Christ Jesus!
Jessica, I'm sure you're precious to Jesus, and to us too. Plus you are a great example and encourager.
We know that all things are by grace, but sometimes imagine that if we've had a particularly holy week, with successes, we might have our prayers answered more positively. I was greatly humbled this week through answered prayer, despite having a poor week. Normally I might expect to sell a small painting on a Tuesday at market, and that's it. But this week I asked the Lord I might sell four. Never happened before. But I prayed in the name of Jesus, claiming only his righteousness and blood, and not for mine own deservings which was nil. The market progressed, and I had a lot of people looking, and giving good comments, but not buying. Then there was a mad half hour when, sure enough, I sold four small paintings. I was astonished. The Lord sure is exact, as I sold no more afterwards. Maybe he's encouraging me to pray more.
James Thomas wrote: Roman doctrine considers the Roman Catholic Church itself to be infallible, the pronouncements made by the Council of Trent are still the official position of the Roman Catholic Church today. Rome still says, â€śIf anyone believes what the Reformers taught, let him be anathema.â€ť For Rome cannot say otherwise without saying that the Council of Trent was wrong, which would destroy their insistence on the church of Romeâ€™s infallibility.
In other words James, the counterfeit church would collapse.
SteveR loves to pronounce his anathemas on folks here. He doesn't give a specific reason, he simply anathematises those who do not accept there are millions of true Christians in the RCC.
One day he quotes Dordt or TULIP, the next he's promoting the writings of someone who denies both. If he's trying to wheedle his way into the affections of the last bastion of Biblical Truth, he's going about it the wrong way.
However, we know that the salvation of the human soul is by FAITH alone in CHRIST JESUS alone, and that this FAITH, this SAVING FAITH, cannot be conjured up by the natural man, but requires the working of the Holy Ghost, enlightening and quickening those dead in sin.
Praise God for His great mercy in healing this young man. Dr. Brantly is living out his faith and giving all the glory to our Lord!! ---------------- "Glorify the Lord in your sufferings, and take his banner of love, and spread it over you. Others will follow you, if they see you strong in the Lord; their courage shall take life from your Christian carriage. ~Samuel Rutherford~
Ups, I have to say my two previous posts had nothing to do with the article . They do have something to do with 401 K's and that is why I put them up here. I didn't see much inother threads having much to do with 401 K's.
Gasp! The Wall Street Journal left of center? I'll have to tell my other conservative contacts they are being corrupted.
UPS, you are definitely listening to too much of right wing radio. I respect the intelligence all the users of the SermonAudio news threads, as I certainly do your intelligence, I expect people tobselect out ofvthe material they hear or read and note what applies to them. I didn't see very much liberal material and this particular frontline show.
Anyway, may we both read what is really important often, and that is the Bible
John Yurich USA wrote: Rodney K., You really are in need of psychological evaluation to believe that the Catholic Church is part of Satan's kingdom. No normal Evangelical Protestant believes the Catholic Church is part of Satan's kingdom. Only abnormal Evangelical Protestants with mental problems believe the Catholic Church is part of Satan's kingdom.
John, You probably aren't the first to question my sanity. Let me respond this way: I place my faith in Christ alone to save me. I know that "in me, that is in my flesh dwells no good thing." All my "righteous" deeds are as filthy rags before a holy God. I cannot will my way nor work my way into favor with Him. When I stand before Him on that day, there will be no "good deed" of mine that I can point to that I might be justified. In that moment, I may only point to my Savior who died as my substitute, rose bodily from the grave, is ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Father as Intercessor for His people, and is coming again to judge the living and the dead. In Him alone I trust. If He has not done enough, I will burn in hell. "I have no other argument I have no other plea. It is enough that Jesus died and that He died for me."
God has appointed the Last Day. The Last Day of time, is already set in time (Acts 17:31). It's the end of the world, it's the end of time, it's the Glorious Victorious Day, when the all-victorious, all-triumphant, all-conquering KING of GLORY JESUS CHRIST will be revealed from heaven. Even so come, LORD JESUS!
We know, that even now, that Wicked One, Satan, is destroyed. The Devil's days are numbered, and Lucifer knows it. The head of that Old Serpent has been eternally crushed by the SON of MAN, and that great seven headed red Dragon shall soon be removed into the Lake of Fire, to abide under the wrath of the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, for all eternity! Victory! O Victory! in the glorious SON of GOD, JESUS CHRIST!
Jim Lincoln wrote: Again someone who didn't look at the program... Do those right- wingnuts of the John Birch Society dislike the WSJ, UPS?
Several things brother Jim, 1. I don't believe this article is about so called right-wing nut jobs and surely don't think that right-wing and nut job belong in the same sentence.
2. The article isn't about the left leaning PBS special on retirement or people pouring money into the Vanguard group. Also, no, WSJ is actually left to middle, it is only their editorial board that leans right, not the newspaper.
3. The article is about how the Obama administration wants to take money out of the private sector and its control of it and fund unions and the public sector. So, you points don't touch on what the article is about.
If you think an administration that has accumulated more debt than all the previous presidents combined, has passed one budget in 5 years, rejected any spending reduction, and has gotten in the way of what might be a robust recovery with their job hurting policies and the unaffordable care act is good, then enjoy the consequences(still no day there were more employed under Obama than under Bush) Reagan inherited worse and economy was booming by this time in his administration.
Michael Hranek wrote: Dear Jessica Thank you. I trust and thank God for the link to "Cost of not caring" that He will use this in my life and in those in my family for much good
Thank you Michael ~ all praise to glory to God The Father and our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus! Many blessings to you and yours!
Lurker wrote: Jessica, You are very brave to share that. Thank you, dear sister. Your comments are always a blessing to me. I'm so glad you came back to SA and are establishing relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ. We all need encouragement in these dark times.
Thank you Lurker ~ God used you to bring me back to SermonAudio, thus God has used you to bless me!
John UK wrote: Well Jessica, I thought it a very nice painting, so with your own disabilities, that makes it even more amazing. Well done, as you do all things in the Lord and with his grace upon you.
Thank you! It is difficult to keep occupied when you are ill ~ I will treasure your testimony and think about it when I need encouragement ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Christ Jesus!
God bless you brethren, God Who is Mighty to Save has blessed me through you!
Great Sermon! Pastor Reg Kelly,The message (God Moved and Spoke) was a great sermon, God Bless you Pastor Reg. I have listened to many sermons you have preached, and have been Blessed by these messages. Amen!
Again someone who didn't look at the program UPS it really had a lot of coverage of Vanguard, which the Wall St. Journal had an article on today. Now is the WSJ left leaning? If you aren't a subscriber, this should give you the gist of the WSJ article. Investors Pour Into Vanguard, Eschewing Stock Pickers.
Do those right- wingnuts of the John Birch Society dislike the WSJ, UPS?
Revelation 20 4And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
s c wrote: .....Seemingly, they are unequally unyoked. While a believer should continue to pray and do all that is possible to maintain their marriage, an unbeliever may still,ultimately, leave. It sounds like this is the course that this marriage is set on but the main thing is to be faithful and to not lose heart. Boundaries are good though whether the wife likes them or not. Don't tolerate anything that is antithetical to God. She will do what she wants regardless but you have every right to disallow certain things in the house. I wouldn't be an enabler.
I have to confess to being shocked by this post. SC you are rather free with your advice about matters I doubt you understand anything about, or if you do, lessons have clearly washed right over your head.
Brother Christopher is walking a tight rope and does not need to be told by you what direction his marriage is heading or what he should and should not do in his own house. Laying down the law (whatever that's supposed to mean) for an unconverted spouse, like she was a minor, is supposed to draw her to Christ? Does faithfulness in a marriage mean taking measures to almost guarantee its dissolution if it happens to be a mixed marriage? Where do we find that sort of advice in the NT?
Yes ... I too enjoyed Mohler's comments. He identified a problem with our "leaders". They say too much on the front end of a situation (facts not known) and far too little on the back end (facts known).