Balanced, practical and incredibly Christ centred My biggest mistake was not listening to this message sooner, even though I had downloaded it several weeks ago.
The depth and senstivity with which Pastor Scott deals with husbands and wives, their roles and the ultimate goal of marriage is simply masterful. I had already started reading William Gouge's book "Building a Godly home" edited by Scott Brown and Joel Beeke, so when Pastor Scott read the section to men again I listened more intently and then repented.
This is a message for all young, old and unmarried men and women, please if Christs love abides in you then listen to this message and allow your marriage to illustrate the Gospel message more clearly.
Thank you so much Pastor Scott. You may never know me here on earth but I'm sure one day my childrens children will thank God for your faithfulness in proclaming the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
BroBill wrote: I was a lifelong attender of churches but it wasn't until I was on my own that the Lord opened my eyes to the truth of His word and I was truly "Born Again". My personal study and devotion feeds my spiritual growth, augmented by sound teaching from certain radio preachers. I am not a church member but I love getting together with like minded believers. Why does it have to be at a church? God gives us gifts to bloom and grow where we are. If there is no "church" worth attending you will still find communion with other believers in other setting and you and they will be edified through God's gifts. This forum is always a blessing to me.
Bill. Thats an interesting perspective. One of the things which happened to me is that as I grew in my "personal study and devotions" I noticed that many of the people in our congregation couldn't discourse Biblically with me to any great extent. I'm not trying to insult them and I'm fully aware that not all folks in the pews read as enthusiastically as some. But in a sense I found myself ostracized because the conversations became decidedly worldly, local gossip etc. I wanted to share with "like minds" and couldn't find them in church.