Are you self-deceived? The most dangerous kind of deception is self-deception, as is very well explained here. Even Christians can be deceived. This sermon made me think about my own self and the things I believe. I like that many of the attributes of God were covered as examples of how we can be deceived as well as doctrinal deceptions. Always a blessing to examine oneself, I sure don't want be self-deceived when it comes to our God. I've really benefited from this series on James and we're still in chapter one! It sure is one power packed little book.
Outstanding Sermon! This sermon starts out with the qualities of a sincere preacher. If you find your preacher doesn't meet these then you should encourage him to examine himself and pray for help. There is a right and wrong way to preach God's word. The illustration of the apple peddler was very good. I also loved what was said about Pontius Pilate, how he showed he had no power, because he wanted to release Jesus but couldn't act according to his will. He truly had no power and was controlled by fear. This sermon ends with the glory of the New Covenant! I can't wait to hear the continuation of this sermon tomorrow.
Excellent Sermon! 1 Corinthians chapters 12, 13, and 14 have some very difficult verses of Scriptures therein, this mini series, on the gifts of the Spirit, is excellent at showing that the 3 chapters need to be taken as a whole and are directed to the church's time of corporate worship. I've learned a lot from this teaching from 1 Corinthians.
Great Sermon! Great beginning to a better understanding of the gifts, given by God, for the building up of the body of Christ. I can't wait to hear the next sermon. How can we tell if gifts are counterfeit or being misused? I've never seen these chapters, on the gifts given by God, Cor. 12-14, tie together as I do now, and yet the message isn't finished. I also thought it amazing that in chapter 12 there is one command. In chapter 13 no command. And in chapter 14 there will be 21 commands! This study is a great blessing. Tomorrow I can hear how Joel's prophecy is fulfilled. It's going to light up everything going on at Pentacost and yet it was written so long ago. God is amazing in all His ways.
Great Sermon! This sermon really brought home the importance of remembering the past. God set His people forth as an example for us, how important it is that we pay attention to those things that have gone on in the past. If they had only known how they would be on display for every succeeding generation to see, they would not have done the things they did. If they only would have taken God at His word and trusted Him, they would not have had the wrong expectations. May we not repeat their mistakes. Verses 12 and 13 are so good to sum up everything said, especially vs. 12 "Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall." Praise to God for vs. 13, may we take Him at His word.
Great Sermon! It's good to be deeply rooted in truth, truth revealed to us by God Himself. So we are not tossed about by every wind of false doctrine. This is an excellent message about love, how we are loved and how we must love, about God's love. The title is a good question to know the answer to, especially with Rob Bell's book being a bestseller.
Outstanding Sermon! From beginning to end, one compeling question asked after another, and answered in a very down to earth, easy to understand way. I think it takes a lot to make the hard things of God easy to understand, this sermon does that. Why didn't God take pleasure in the sacrificial system He initiated? What does man need besides forgiveness? Well, the answers are here and easy to remember. What a blessing!
Great Sermon! I realized that I'm trying to find comfort from something other than God and it's only making matters worse for me. Pastor Steve said, any comfort outside of God bears reward in a negative way (paraphrased), it's so true. Like trying to find comfort from drugs, alcohol, sex, food, etc. Instead of finding comfort there is a lie. A deceiving hope of comfort, that is fleeting. There is no true and lasting comfort outside of God. This sermon has helped me a lot.
Great Sermon! I like the title of this sermon, it says so much. This is a very insightful sermon, I learned a great deal through it about Pilate, Herod and my Lord Jesus. Some really good things were said about politics, proclaiming the truth and Christ Kingdom. There is a very sober ending. Part 2 is where most the information is on Herod and the truth that every elect saint killed Jesus that day, not with out own hands but through our sins. Excellent preaching of God's word.
Great Sermon! This sermon was such an encouragement to me. We must always keep our eyes on Jesus for we are prone to wander. Oh, the beauty of His holiness was a sight to behold. Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor Curley!
Great Sermon! "Zechariah is a mysterious book to many, but, like the Book of Revelation, a blessing will come to those who read it, and understand it." Pastor Marquedant wrote that in his sermon overview and it's true, I'm beginning to see Jesus more than ever before in the book of Zechariah. What a blessing!
Great Sermon! Testimonies almost always glorify God and bring encouragement to the hearer. I love to hear testimonies. I love to hear how God has worked in the lives of others. Praise to God that He called Pastor Steve to be His son I'm especially grateful because he's my pastor. He is a very humble servant of the Lord and the most Christlike person I've ever met. God granted him a tender heart at a young age; that's an encouragement for those of us who are parents and look for sign of spiritual life in our children. This is an encouraging testimony in many different ways and has been a blessing to me.
Great Sermon! This is a very good sermon, full of information I didn't know. There is certainly a bit of Herod in all of us and that's a scary thought! This pastor has really brought it home on this guy, what a pathetic portrait of a man who wanted to be great but is now seen, through God's word, as an example of what become of a man left to himself. This is a very good lesson.