Very Encouraging I've listened to this message twice. It's very encouraging and such a wonderful reminder of how the Lord uses 'jars of clay'. As I reflect, I am amazed at the times that He has used those private moments with someone to share the Gospel. No flashy programs required; just a sincere desire to share the true Gospel at any given moment. What a precious Lord and Saviour.
Be Prepared! Wasn't sure what to expect when starting this message? Very informative, encouraging and a heart-felt exhortation for the Biblical mandate to caring for our loved ones, both physically and of course spiritually. Thank you Pastor Dykstra.
HERE I STAND This is part two of "Christ Lives in Me". We lie if we say that we have not struggled with living up to The Law. It just keeps creeping in and even so-called seasoned believers fall into the trap of bondage others would place on them. Pastor Crippen continues a thoughtful study of Galatians. This sermon causes us to slow down and dig deep into Gal 2:20. Examining the life of Martin Luther brings an even clearer perspective on the burden of being weighed down with The Law. So, are we dead to the Law? If we are truly "in CHRIST", He lives in us and pleased with us!
Be Thankful - Yes! Pastor Crippen's Sermon Description: "Some of us believe that God owes US - that we are entitled. The truth is that we OWE God! We owe Him thankfulness. Every good thing we have is a gift from Him! If we are refusing to give thanks to God, then we are REALLY thinking that WE should be God, not God!!!"
I am Thankful for this Colossian series!
Good Overview A good overview of previous chapters in JOHN. Pastor Crippen mentions the fact that they took time away from the John series to study the Word concerning Domestic Violence and Abuse. I highly recommend this series. Looks like I will have to explore the In My Father's House series as well! I also appreciated how Pastor Crippen dealt with the Sufficiency of Scripture ... It is only the by the pure Gospel that we can be saved. Reminds me of when the Lord saved me. A woman said she was convicted to witness to me and all she knew was to just basically 'read and study' the Word. Well, the Lord had been working and as soon as I was given a Bible, well, there was no going back. I couldn't get enough of it. Yes, the sufficiency of the Word will lead true believers to a true saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Examine the heart This particular sermon is part of a series on the Gospel of John ... the sober exhortation should cause all of us to examine our hearts. We must be so careful about "going through the motions" of reading and studying The Word. A sound warning for churches to not become places of "flattery" but houses of worship. Thank you Pastor Crippen. I sense your grave concern for our "walk with the Saviour".
Trusting in the Lord Pastor Caldwell hit upon so many examples of how we can often be confused by many painful circumstances. Just when the "Christian" walk seems so 'heavenly', we are hit with an unbelievable blow. Psalm 13 is a blessed reminder to trust the Lord only. Thank you for delivering the comforting and encouraging Word.
Convicting Greatly appreciated the exhortation of this passage. Let us all check our garments to be sure we are "truly" dressed for THE WEDDING FEAST! Thank you for praying for not just the Christ Fellowship flock but for those of us who are being fed from afar. Greatly appreciate the prayers of the saints. Christ Fellowship's ministry is impacting souls so keep on "contending for the faith" JUDE 3
Informative Pastor Hammack was passionate in a previous post, "Lies and the War in Iraq". Haven't had a chance to listen to the full interview, "Hubris:War in Iraq". Appreciate the insightful reporting which gives us much to reflect and pray upon. And then there's the, "Lethal Micro-Drones" ... I wonder what my 98-yr-young father-in-law would think of this? He was a former training pilot in the last war. He is still fairly sharp and would probably shake his head in disbelief.
Encouragement to Persevere Thank you Pastor Sukhia for expounding the Word with the passion that Paul would have delivered it. I appreciate your sermons which are richly saturated with Scripture. Your prayers for unbelievers to repent and for believers to be encouraged with the promises of God are very comforting ... and today, especially, I personally appreciated them. May the Lord continue to bless the preaching from this ministry and help to exhort and encourage many who listen via the internet, who do not have Christ-honouring churches in which to worship. Let us remember to "earnestly contend for the faith" JUDE 3
Another Great Sermon! Pastor Caldwell preaches with great clarity and conviction which directs us to giving all glory to the Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. All the sermons from this ministry are worthy of study however, "Post Conversion Responsibilities" 5/30/2012 Acts 14:21-23 and "Deceived By Common Grace" Psalm 17:13-15 are very timely and I will be personally re-listening to them. These are worthy of transcribing.
Stand - Hold fast! Quoting Pastor Harrell, " ... it is doctrinal truth that motivates and activates acceptable worship. It is not music. It is not emotional stories. The more your knowledge, the deeper your worship. It is as simple as that. Indeed, the apostle Paul says we are transformed. There is a metamorphosis that occurs by the renewing of the mind."
Pastor Harrell asks us, "Are you living in light of your standing in grace?" ... and then he offers four valuable categories to help us understand and shape our character and conduct. A-assurance; B-blessing; C-confidence; D-devotion. Thank you Pastor Harrell for your faithfulness in defending God's infallible Word.
A Timely Message This was a very timely message for me. I did not realize just how encouraging the words spoken by Pastor Knapp would be to me. I recommend that others listen and be exhorted as fellow pilgrims. Thank you Pastor Knapp for also reminding us to check our hearts concerning the 'evaluation of a church'.
Another Great Sermon! Quoting Pastor Harrell: "Think of how many Bibles we possess. Think of how many Bibles you probably have in your house, yet how little we study them .... God has spoken directly to you through his Word. He has entrusted his Word now to you. But think how little we value the revealed word of the one true God, how little it really impacts our lives." He also notes that many so-called Christian scholars who have studied the Word for many years, still know nothing of Jesus Christ and actually mock the Word ... many so-called Christian colleges do not believe the creation account of Genesis. Pastor Harrell points us to Hebrews 10:26. Should we not humble ourselves at God's mercy towards us as many of us have indeed shirked our responsibility of being true disciples of THE LORD & SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST? It is disheartening as there are so many with hardened hearts; those who feel they have superior knowledge over the infallible Word. May we humbly continue to "contend for the faith". Jude 3
For the Glory of God! Pastor Harrell's introduction to Romans lovingly challenges us to question how 'grounded' are we in the true faith. I remember, when God saved me that there were many who scoffed at doctrinal instruction. By God's grace I just kept reading His Word and though there has been stumbling I am so very grateful to have discovered sound Biblical teaching and exhortation via the internet via Sermonaudio. Pastor Harrell referred to the hunger for the Word by the African pastors ... May we humble ourselves and hunger as we continue this study in Romans.
Timely Exhortation! A very timely message! Anger loves to creep into our lives and justify its right to control us. Pastor Threlfell takes us to the Scriptures which admonish us to deal with this very dangerous sin.
Maranatha, Lord, come quickly This has been such an excellent series! Thank you Pastor Harrell for your faithfulness in exhorting and warning us from the truth of God's Word.
"Indeed, all who love Christ long to see him return."
I personally, appreciate having the transcripts because there is so much contained in these messages. I often find myself stopping the message and reflecting on what has been taught. Thank you for summarizing: "the Lord demands that we do five things.
One, sharpen our awareness.
Two, safeguard his word.
Thirdly, strengthen our worship.
Fourthly, sound the warning.
And, finally, step up our service.
That is what the Lord would have us do.
Christâ€™s preeminence glorified! Such a timely message which serves to encourage true believers to not falter in proclaiming "The Christ of Christmas." Pastor Harrel informs us of the Hadron Collider, the world's largest atom smasher. " .... how sad to watch man try to understand the physical universe while at the
same time rejecting the One who created it, the One who sustains it who does it all for His glory. They have rejected the Christ of Christmas." I pray that we not take such faithful preaching for granted and that we would be encouraged to glorify the Christ of Christmas in word and deed.