Very encouraging! Through this sermon, even while in the midst of pain, I could better "see" pain and suffering from an eternal perspective, to see more clearly the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Perhaps more teaching on abstinence is what is needed. Abortion is a lie that deceives so many woman (and men.) We live in an instant gratification world, and sex for pleasure is so accessible. "Unwanted pregnancies" would be cut by a large margin if more people practiced abstinence. The lie that an abortion is the cure for unwanted pregnancies rather than saving your purity for the one God chose for you is what is pushed in this Satanic controlled world we live in. Blaming Christians for their pompous response to sin isn't going to change the fact that men and women are engaging in activities that are not healthy, nor age appropriate. 19 and 2 abortions is a sad state that so many women find themselves in. We must teach our children how special our bodies are, and how we must respect them as well as the bodies of others.
Great Sermon! Thanks for this. This rumor just won't die. Here's Mike Heiser addressing the issue you are speaking about as well Trevor.
Great Sermon! Thank you. I have been being told that I must divorce my second husband and remain single, and I have a four year old. I agree that what I did was horrible sin, and I was GRIEVED to think my marriage would be considered continual adultery, and also GRIEVED at the same time at the thought of having to divorce. I now better understand the holiness of God and I do fear, and I hope I can heal from this in time. I am so broken and anyone reading this please say a prayer for us. Thanks.
Great Sermon! May I live my life simply doing the next thing for His glory. May I always walk in contentment with Him by my side and desiring to please Him in every thought, look, and action. Thank you for the reminder that His revealed will for me as a mother - to love my husband, love my children, and manage my home while also showing hospitality - this is supremely pleasing to my Savior. To know Him and to love Him is to walk with Him as I serve Him in this way - What more could my soul possibly crave? May the Lord cleanse me from all worldly ideas of where joy and significance are found. All praise be to His name.
This article comes as no surprise, something we have known from reading the psalms, we are sinners from conception.
A 6 month old baby can lie by crying when he/she has no true need for anything and stops crying to check if the mother is hearing and paying attention... this is just one example, I don't see how some are having problems seeing how a 6 month old cannot lie!
Interesting to read this that men are avoiding marriage, I am blessed to be married in the Lord. There are a few men in our church who aren't married but generally there does seem to be a distinct lack of proper Christian men for our young women to marry, this is a worry in that some women in our church have married and date non Christian men, such a tradegy and what a worry this is.
I find it saddening to read of Christian men not wanting to marry, no wonder Christian women are turning to the world, we need to hear more preaching on the important of marriage and turn our women from being career driven and get them back to the home, we need rid of the idea that this is old fashioned and stop criticism of them for doing such, I am 24 and have a young son and constantly being asked about returning to work and just as much asked by Christians in the church. And that it's such a waste that I have gone through University and given up my career, where have our priorities turned?! We live in such an ungodly day.