The Beginning Discusses the origin and essence of evil. He argues that "evil depends on goodness for it's existence", is "parasitic" and yet will finally be shown to serve the overarching purposes of God. It exists only with God's permission, for God brings good OUT of evil. Yet sin remains a riddle, and is NOT normal or what it means to be human; we were NOT created with sin. (It is perhaps best understood, IMO, when one considers that Light shines brightest in Darkness). Sin is nonetheless alien, an intruder, and a transgression of the Law of God.
Wonderful testimony Very worth the listen. Some good teaching on sanctification in here too.
The audio fails at 40 min and 40 seconds into the testimony. You can still make it out but it is as if from a distance. If it really bothers you headphones might help.
Franklin, you disappoint me! My HOLY Bible tells me what a Christian is and is not. It is completely obvious Obama is NOT a Christian, he has too much blood on his hands: the first thing he did when he took office was repeal the ban on partial birth abortion. His first concern in office was to make sure the butchery continues!
I'm glad you at least cast doubt on his "spiritual" condition, Franklin, but why all the dancing around the subject? You didn't use to be that way, you were once bold and blunt. What has happened to you, Franklin Graham?
Great Sermon! Thank you dear, dear brother Locke. You fed this sheep today. : ) And God bless our dear, sweet, beloved brother Peter also. And all praise, honor, glory, and power onto our dear, sweetest, beloved Lord Jesus Christ for His loving and amazing mercy.
edit Listened to this sermon a second time. To explain the title: John Wesley was a founder of the modern Holiness Movement and defined sin as a willful action. However, the true Biblical definition of sin goes much farther than that, sin being more than just a willful action. We are unaware of a great many of our sins. Pastor Leiter refutes the idea that you will never sin ever again once you become a Christian. But God will open His child's eyes more and more as we grow..."Sin is much more than a transgression of a known law..." "The more you grow, the more you see". Perfectionistic holiness teaching is quite harmful!! Testimony from Harry Ironside included.
Great Sermon! E X C E L L A N T. I really needed this today. Thank you Brother Locke for preaching on this stuff that few other pastors do. And doing it so frank and honestly! What a breath of fresh air.
Great Sermon! Very very good. Just a bit harder to hear than usual due to an echo created by the room he is in...not sure what is causing it; Can't make out some words but can understand the message just the same. Very good message on the Gospel, the Lord's Supper, and other principles.
Great Sermon! Excellent sermon! It is the truth. Very thought-provoking. And it is also true that the devil plants a discord sower in EVERY church; i've seen it every time, especially in singles groups where the people are less mature and often not saved. ALWAYS.
One caveat about the end of the sermon: as Pastor Locke has HOPEFULLY made it clear, praying a prayer is NOT what saves you. As he stated, there is no magic prayer potion or formula. The Gospel is this: REPENT AND BELIEVE (ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST--ON HIM ALONE--FOR YOUR SALVATION)and you shall be saved.
I highly recommend this sermon.
What they should be doing is preaching and teaching about MARRIAGE and how to have a good marriage outside of the bedroom. If a marriage is good outside of the bedroom then things will fall into place INSIDE the bedroom. This exhibitionism is both unnecessary AND wrong-focused. Moreover, never in the history of Christianity have any of the great preachers of our time resorted to this sort of circus. Did we ever see Charles Spurgeon, Finney, Whitefield, or any other great preacher having to stoop to such things? Or how about the apostle Paul or Peter? Jesus? Yet marriage problems have always existed, they are not new today. This behavior is just another example of how far off the deep end American churches have gone. Like the church in the news last week that started it's own tattoo parlor. Religion that is just a business, as usual.
Great Sermon! I highly recommend this sermon. It is excellent. Thank you Pastor Leiter for suffering through a sore throat while preaching it. It is helpful, comforting, encouraging. The personal anecdotes are extremely helpful also.
The Secret is To Abide abide verb \ə-ˈbīd\
abode or abidÂ·edabidÂ·ing
Definition of ABIDE
: to wait for : await
a : to endure without yielding : withstand
b : to bear patiently : tolerate cannot abide such bigots
: to accept without objection will abide your decision
: to remain stable or fixed in a state
: to continue in a place : sojourn
â€” abidÂ·er noun
â€” abide by
: to conform to abide by the rules
: to acquiesce in will abide by your decision
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Examples of ABIDE
abide in the house of the Lord
a love that abided till the end of their lives
Now his anger had poisoned all relationships, no one could be put in the two empty beds in the room, and not even his long-suffering sister could abide him in her house. â€”Peter Pouncey, Rules for Old Men Waiting, 2005
Origin of ABIDE
Middle English, from Old English ābīdan, from ā-, perfective prefix + bīdan to bide; akin to Old High German ir-, perfective prefix â€” more at BIDE
First Known Use: before 12th century
Related to ABIDE
Synonyms: 1stay, dwell, hang around, remain, stick around, tarry
Antonyms: bail, bail out, bug out, buzz (off), clear
Good speaker It is true, the speaker who delivers this Spurgeon sermon is easier to listen to than some of the others who read the other Spurgeon sermons on here. Some of them read it like you read a story, and some read with a dead, passionless voice, but this speaker reads Spurgeon as though he himself is a preacher and as if he believes what he is saying. He is an older gentleman who reads with articulate and intelligent accentuation where needed. Some of the others make me snore. I recommend this sermon. In it Spurgeon talks about abiding and (briefly) the difference between the person who abides and the one who does not. The abiding person ASKS, the non-abiding person does not ask, and so forth.
Great Sermon! Been in lots of churches here in lots of denominations. Can't recall ever hearing the Gospel or anything about repentance. It's all "ask Jesus into your heart" is all. False gospel, subtle works. It was only when i stopped going to churches and listened online that i finally heard the Gospel.
Great Sermon! Right on. Well said Pastor Jeff. It's not Jesus PLUS something else, it's just Christ and Christ alone. Not Christ plus a magic prayer formula asking him into your heart or being baptized or anything else. Christ did it all and "it is finished".