Great Sermon! Being from the Grand Rapids, Michigan area; I dared not speak of my doubts about this "Rapture" thought. As years have gone on and more and more believers got on this bandwagon I pulled back. It seemed more and more that those who speak of this "Rapture", do not back it up with scriptures which are reasonable to me. They do however back up their teachings with the "Nightly and World News." Recently we have been hammered with the thought. Finally, after listening to this sermon, I am content with what I have found in my own study of the scriptures, and from Revelation. You are correct in saying that some things are very plain, some are not. Christ's return is clearly stated in the scriptures, "every eye will see Him..."
Doesn't it also say; "We will not all sleep but we shall all be changed, a the last trump..." I understand that we would like to escape all tribulation but many nations have suffered things far above and beyond what an American could imagine. Why would GOD show America no such sufferings? this is one question that kept me from being caught up in the Pre-Millennial thought.
Great Sermon! Frank, it is sheer pleasure to pray for you, and listen to your sermons. Nell Haverkamp challenged me, so many years ago, to pray for you, and the senior pastor at the time of your early years at Spencer Mills. She was one who faithfully covered the leadership of Spencer Mills. Now, I see the importance to pray for the leaders of churches, as well as our national government.
Great Sermon! I sincerely look forward to hearing your sermons. Thank you, for spending time in prayer, and study, in order to bring GOD'S word to us. May GOD continue to bless His message through you.
Great Sermon! Thank you. I am glad this was posted at this time. We can praise GOD that "Jesus learned obedience from what He suffered." It is my firm belief that it is Christ in the believer who over comes, through them; in the midst of life's extreme losses and storms. Salvation is the LORD, and bless His Name; He is able. Thanks for the wonderful encouragement. May GOD bless you.
Great Sermon! Pastor, you have validated, of what GOD has convicted me. I heard Him the first time, I heard Him again, and now I tremble. He has spoken thrice to me. This is a rebuke to me, from GOD. I hear Him. Thank you! Keep on preaching to us.
Great Sermon! Wow. "...Changing his tactics." That thought had never crossed my mind. In the United States, we have not seen these things, or I have not, nor has anyone that I know. But, with the animal idolatry, people treating their cats and dogs like children, that really concerns me.Some lose sight of the fact that GOD gave man dominion over animals. Again, as I listen to common horse sense, based upon the scriptures; I hear GOD preparing His own for "super-natural deception," in the United States. Very sobering, very.
Great Sermon! We appreciate preachers who are giving it all they got, through prayer, sound doctrine. What good is it if our troops lay down their lives for the United States and come home and find that people have worshiped the "golden calf," and slaughtered the reputations of their family members?
Great Sermon! Frank, I found myself saying;"Oh, I wish I was still under Franks teachings in his church. Suddenly, I answered myself; "You are, Alice." Thank you. I am doing better every day, learning to love GOD more with each morning that comes. He really heals so very well, from the inside out. Give busy Debbie my love. I am so happy that your family is growing with both of you. Some actually expected you to retire. I wondered what would give anyone the thought, if they knew the both of you... we seem to want to read and write the "story" of everyone rather than looking to the Author and perfect Finisher of our own.
Great Sermon! Unfortunately, Bob Bell did not go public with his doctrine until he had a huge following and plenty of "works" to show his "righteousness." We, in Grand Rapids are concerned for the affect this has on our college aged and young adults who have grown up with the "health, wealth, prosperity,gospel." Fortunately, my daughter has had plenty of hard knocks and has a good understanding of the gospel to come back to, when the Lord exposes him. She read his book and she now questions the heaven and hell thing...sadly. I believe she will come out of it.