Better than I can find words for. The one burdened to preach this sermon demonstrates a commanding knowledge of the Scriptures and of current events -- both the reported news and the source documents.
A lot is compressed into this rapid-fire sermon. It is a tour de force of the Bible.
Newspapers of early America used to print a sermon from a local pulpit the same week it was preached. This one reminds us why sermons were published on the front page of the newspaper (and were widely read outside the congregation).
Rare sermon! This message leaves my mouth shut â€“ until I open it to confess to God. But Iâ€™ll post a comment, in hopes it alerts others to listen to this sermon and its companion, â€śFostering Honor for God.â€ť
How blessed is a flock that has an under-shepherd who is loyal enough to the Great Shepherd of the sheep to preach this passage even though he must do it face to face, with his own voice, knowing heâ€™ll not be getting on a jet or the Amtrak to go back to his home church after finishing a guest appearance, but will meet with them week after week until the Lord Jesus returns.
One of the magnificent perfections about Godâ€™s ways is that He is both the goal and our strength to achieve the goal. A taste of Him feeds our pursuit of Him. Hearing the whole counsel about Godâ€™s character â€“ what He desires and what He hates; Looking at the majesty of Christ, hearing the power of the cross, and having Jesus continually held up before our mindâ€™s eye when the church assembles, draws us to the very obedience this message calls us to do: Look into the Word, fix our eyes upon Jesus, express adoration, and come to the meetings of the church having already worshiped God in private.