I Disagree Anyone calling this story garbage probably hasn't read the books. I haven't seen the movies yet, but the books go out of their way to emphasize how terrible the violence is. They're not intended to be a fun, entertaining series; they're supposed to make you think about things like political power and the effect that violence has on individuals. The fact that children are fighting to the death is not intended to entertain you, it's supposed to make you think.
God has ganted repentance to other terrible sinners. I myself am a terrible sinner. Let us pray for God to save these persecutors and to give strength to the persecuted. May we forsake worldly things and timewasters to be on our knees for these souls and for brothers and sisters, andfor those who are harmed yet do not truly know God. God is still mighty and I believe He would be glorified greatly.
Establishing and Comforting 4/5/2014 I was wondering who Pastor Stewart was referring to in his concluding benediction prayer when he said "pray for thy servant as he brings the word to us this evening"! The evening sermon from 4 May 2014 DOES NOT appear to have been downloaded onto this site yet so I do not know who he was referring to!
It's difficult at times to hear the young black haired preacher (sorry, don't know his name). It's a shame as he is doing a great job! Please look into the sound problem so we can be blessed by his teaching and not have to adjust the speakers too much. I only noticed this problem tonight, usually it is fine. Thanks and keep up the good work!! I thank the Lord always for your webcast.
Dwelling in Unity Pastor Powell continues in his expounding of the Psalms of Ascents and brings attention to vs 1 "Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" Could it be that the reason many do not dwell in unity is because they truly do not desire to worship the "true" Lord and Saviour? Many are without sound Christ-honouring fellowships. If you have a Christ-honouring shepherd/pastor, I plead with you to not take your assembling together for granted. vs 3 "For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore." AMEN!
Dark Side series 2009 There are several pastors on SermonAudio willing to defend the vulnerable. Dominic Smart is one of those. I noticed the last comment for this message was 2011 - I want to bring attention to it again and pray that "the church" will obey the Word and provide a sanctuary of emotional and physical safety for the oppressed instead of chastising them to forgive and endure more abuse.
The Great White Throne I was puzzled when listening to the sermon preached in Glasgow Reformed Presbyterian Church Last Lord's Day Morning 9 March 2014, regarding what version of Psalms was used for the last singing! I understood ALL RPC Congregations used Metricsl Psalms for their entire Services Both AM & PM on the Lord's Day. After listening to the AM Service from 9 March 2014 that clearly IS NO longer the case SADLY!!!!
Psalms of Ascents series I was first made aware of the 11th sermon in this series, "Dealing With Abusive Men", Psalm 129. I was so taken aback at the forthright, honest delivery of God's Word in regards to this delicate subject. This prompted me to commence listening to the whole series. LIVING WITH DECEITFUL MEN reminds us that there are those who have "lying lips and ... a deceitful tongue". Although they speak of "peace", "they are for war."
Thank you Lord for Pastor Powell. The downcast and broken-in-spirit need more pastors like him.
Great Sermon! I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, why the RPC Congregations STAND for ALL the singings and presumably sit for the PRAYERS in the RPC sermons! Those who have joined the RPC who were eg FPs etc NEVER stood for the singings. Its usually just the precentor who stands. Could someone please explain why the RPC congregations STAND when singing instead of remaining SEATED?