Great Sermon! Thank you, Pastor Peacock. I encourage you to keep on keeping on. You first came to my attention when I searched Sermon Audio for "rightly dividing" the Word a couple of weeks ago. The search returned very few "hits", apart from your "rightly dividing" series. It's amazing that rightly dividing the Word is such a well kept secret. Your sermons have been of immense help to me. Thank you. This sermon is particularly heart-softening and, I hope, heart-changing. I'll be keeping it as a favourite to listen to again and again. This sermon sheds great light for me upon sanctification and the Christian works spoken of in the Bible. I had been thoroughly confused on the subject until hearing your sermon. Thank you for being a glimmer of light in a dark world, even among the Church(es). I'll write you personally in the near future. Yours Sincerely; Andrew.
Unbelievable The bottom line is that Jesus Christ, in His earthly incarnation, was fully God and fully Man. As mere human beings, we can't fully understand the dual natures of Christ existing in one Person.
Nor are we meant to fully understand it.
The idea that any pastor would use silly, unrealistic hypotheticals to try to shed light on the particulars of Christ's earthly existence is both blasphemous and utterly pointless. God has a reason for not describing Jesus' childhood and maturation in detail---we are not meant to know those details. Speculation on the life of Christ is simply blasphemous.
The tedious hair-splitting between "mistakes" and "sins" is stupid. God requires perfection. Jesus is the onlu Person who ever lived Who was Perfect, and being imperfect, sinful humans can't understand that with any reliability. It seems that Driscoll is just trying to spit out something New. It's a gambit for attention. May God be merciful to people who butcher the Scriptures.
Excellent Briefing This is one of the best, most informative briefings Dr. Mohler has done on Sermon Audio. A tremendous amount of philosophical, moral, and political ground was covered in 20 minutes.
This briefing will give insight for aware, thinking Christians. Excellent!
Great Sermon! Paul Washer's point earlier in the sermon about the Baptists' neglect of God's sovereign power to save the sinner from the power of sin in this present life through regeneration and the creation of a new creature is very interesting. I love listening to Baptist preachers, including Spurgeon and the Primitive Baptists. I'm not yet sure I'd go as far as to say their preaching verges on heresy; yet I'm almost always left with the impression that they preach a salvation (with respect to the present life) that is a self-improvement program, improving the old man, and denying the power of God; or as Washer says, one where the saved sinner begrudgingly denies the sin that he really loves while trying to do righteousness; in other words, a salvation by the works of the flesh. I may be understanding wrongly. I hope I'm wrong. But I'm always left with that impression. I'm thankful at least that the Baptists have shown me that although I am saved, I am not yet regenerated, because I know in my heart that God would not do all that He has done, then leave me to my own devices in this regard. I yearn for His regenerating power to come in and do its work in me. I know, as Washer implies, that regeneration is a totally radical and supernatural change; and I know I have not yet been a recipient,
The Director of the CDC, Tom Friedan, and the President of the United States, Barack Obama, are complete idiots. Whatever advice they give, make sure you do the opposite, and you'll be okay. No mention as yet in the mainstream media of the fact that AEROSOL transmission is the most infectious mode of Ebola transmission, not body fluids. Who are you going to believe?
Alcohol, Tobacco and Fuel are the big three revenue raisers for Government coffers in Australia. Government couldn't survive fiscally without them. Conflict of interest? Double standards? Hypocrisy? Why not add cannabis to the list.
"Earlier this year, Grieve said that atheists who claim Britain is not a Christian country are â€śdeluding themselvesâ€ť."
Secularists [so-called "atheists" and people of "other" religions] are too stupid to realise that all the benefits they derive from the western civilisations in which they live, vis a vis the Commonwealth and the USA, were built from the Christian foundation. These are the blessings from God of doing it His way. Those blessings will soon be replaced with His curses should the secularists succeed in destroying the Christian foundations.
Great Sermon! It's no surprise that women in general, and Judy below, have difficulty understanding equality of personhood with distinction of roles, since such concept requires reasoning/logical thought; something that women need to be taught by men, which would require submission on the part of the woman. How can women in Judy's position hope to have any understanding whatsoever of the unity of the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit), yet their distinct roles?
Nat wrote: The reason I only quoted a few men from the past is because to debate such an important and difficult subject online is almost a fruitless exercise. It is predictable that many will appeal to their personal experiences, and not Scripture, as the basis for their position on Worship.
The infallible words of Scripture, and Scripture alone should be our guide on such matters. This is what the Protestant Reformation was all about and why they mostly held to the Regulative Principle of Worship (only what the Word commands is authorised in church worship). This is why all the Protestant confessions rejected the Roman Catholic Normative Principle of worship as idolatry .
Since Scripture is infallible and sufficient on all matters, including important issues such as worship, why would we want to emulate the traditions of men? Since the Canon is closed, God has restricted His infallible Word to the pages of Scripture. Hence God does not inspire extra-biblical hymns, choruses, Christian Rock anthems or anything else. The book of Psalms (Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs in the book of Psalms) are the church's hymn book and it is sufficient and perfect. The real questions are: How do you know that extra-biblical hymns are inspired? God bless.
"Musical instruments in celebrating the praises of God would be no more suitable than the burning of incense, the lighting of lamps, and the restoration of the other shadows of the law......Men who are fond of outward pomp may delight in that noise; but the simplicity which God recommends to us by the apostles is far more pleasing to him." John Calvin
AUGUSTINE "musical instruments were not used. The pipe, tabret, and harp here associate so intimately with the sensual heathen cults, as well as with the wild revelries and shameless performances of the degenerate theater and circus, it is easy to understand the prejudices against their use in the worship." Augustine 354 A.D.
"The organ in the worship Is the insignia of Baalâ€¦" Martin Luther
Praise the Lord with the harp. Israel was at school, and used childish things to help her to learn; but in these days when Jesus gives us spiritual food, one can make melody without strings and pipes. We do not need them. They would hinder rather than help our praise. Sing unto him. This is the sweetest and best music. No instrument like the human voice. Charles H. Spurgeon
Great Sermon! This is a great overview of the prophecy of Daniel chapter 11. These Scriptures from thousands of years ago paint a prophetic picture of the future antichrist.
Dr. Cucuzza gives a nice balance of detail in this sermon. There is enough detail to appreciate this amazing prophecy, but not so many details that you'll get "lost in the weeds".