members, click to sign in..

3,638 active users!!Bandwidth
SATURDAY
AUG 23, 2014
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
Broadcasters
Local Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -2 hrs
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

 
USER COMMENTS BY “ JESSICA DAWSON ”
All Comments
All Types Sermons News Blogs Events Store
RECENTLY-COMMENTED SERMONS | MoreLast PostTotal
Sermon The Briefing 08-20-14 | Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr.
Justin Ray Bernal from Merriam, Kansas
" Jewish holiday of Purim, from the Book of Esther is a prime biblical..."
-7 hrs 
Sermon Turning back in the day of battle | C. H. Spurgeon
Eli from Washington
-8 hrs 
Sermon Perplexing Problems | Phillip M. Way
Barbara Ogg from Round Rock, Texas
-12 hrs 
· Page 1 ·  Found: 500 user comments posted recently.
News Item8/21/14 9:36 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 28 hours ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
39
comments
Michael Hranek wrote:
Dear Jessica
Thank you.
I trust and thank God for the link to "Cost of not caring" that He will use this in my life and in those in my family for much good
Thank you Michael ~ all praise to glory to God The Father and our Lord and Saviour Christ Jesus! Many blessings to you and yours!

Lurker wrote:
Jessica,
You are very brave to share that. Thank you, dear sister.
Your comments are always a blessing to me. I'm so glad you came back to SA and are establishing relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ. We all need encouragement in these dark times.
Thank you Lurker ~ God used you to bring me back to SermonAudio, thus God has used you to bless me!

John UK wrote:
Well Jessica, I thought it a very nice painting, so with your own disabilities, that makes it even more amazing. Well done, as you do all things in the Lord and with his grace upon you.
Thank you! It is difficult to keep occupied when you are ill ~ I will treasure your testimony and think about it when I need encouragement ~ Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord Christ Jesus!

God bless you brethren, God Who is Mighty to Save has blessed me through you!


News Item8/21/14 2:29 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 35 hours ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
39
comments
John UK wrote:
I would be interested to know if you took up artwork as a form of occupational therapy, as there is a canvas alongside your cover photo.
It is difficult to be occupied while very ill, and when I was off work due to sickness I took up a correspondence course on creative writing. It kept my mind alert, and I managed to sell several short stories with a moral theme, and a distinctly gospel-oriented article, nearly all of them sold in Canada, would you believe? Then in 2005 I moved to Wales and joined a church whose pastor was teaching watercolour on a Friday morning and giving a short gospel exhortation at the tea break. Most of the class were not believers, so it was a good opportunity to reach them with the gospel. I worked hard at it, and by 2008 my health had improved sufficiently for me to launch out as a part time artist, which I have continued to be ever since.
Thank you John, I am encouraged by your testimony! So wonderful of the pastor to teach water colour as an outreach! And, that you were able to sell literature in Canada with a moral theme! Praise God!

The canvas is from a community art class I took last summer. I have extremely disabled arms and hands and the instructor helped me with alternative movements. God bles


News Item8/21/14 1:02 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 36 hours ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
14
comments
The Words of our Saviour: Matthew 10:27-33 (KJV)

27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.


News Item8/18/14 1:26 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 5 days ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
18
comments
Through God's grace, I have phoned my Member of Parliament, and shared my concern about the genocide of Christians and religious minorities in Iraq:

"For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake."

~ John 18:35-37 KJV

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."

~ Matthew 5:38-39 KJV

"Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence."

~ John 18:36 KJV

"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"

~ Matthew 5:44 KJV


News Item8/18/14 1:01 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 5 days ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
18
comments
Christopher000 wrote:
[...] All I have ever felt is fear and felt like I was walking on egg shells, always messing up and God always being disappointed, angry...fed up. [...] but I need to comprehend somehow that there is a whole other side to God that I don't see clearly. I view Him as very stern and iron fisted...and distant.
Greetings Christopher in The Mighty Name of Jesus!

I have thought often about your post: When I was in grade 1 and 2, I had an 'old-school' teacher who read us the Bible every school-day, and every school-day we said The Lord's Prayer.

We were not permitted to use the washroom except for recess and lunch, and peed-pants in class was a regular occurrence — as was children sitting on the heel of their foot to prevent themselves from peeing on their pants or dresses. I was once physically assaulted by her for trying to go to the restroom.

Mrs. Voth, read the Bible through, not withholding from 6 and 7 year olds the story of Onan 'spilling his seed' and God killing him (Genesis 38:8-10); nor of a woman being raped to death (Judges 19:24-26). Mrs. Voth became the filter as a young adult through which I understood what I thought was the character of God. I relate to the feelings you have described to a 't.' God bless!


News Item8/17/14 5:48 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 6 days ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
18
comments
s c | Oh; I agree, at the same time I cannot help but think of the Apostle Paul, who formerly as Saul persecuted believers unto death:

"While they were stoning him, Stephen prayed, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.' Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.' When he had said this, he fell asleep (Acts 7:59-60 (NIV)."

"And Saul approved of their killing him. On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison. (Acts 8:1-3 NIV)."


News Item8/17/14 5:19 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 6 days ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
39
comments
Dolores wrote:
Thanks, Jessica for sharing your story with us and giving that link to the USA article. I think a lot of good comes from being open and honest about your illness. The article is informative and done with compassion. Bringing laughter to others helps you and them to cope with the illness, people don't feel so alone and isolated. I laughted out loud at the toaster joke.
Thank you Delores, I appreciate your comment about the 'toaster' joke — David Granirer , the founder of Stand Up For Mental Health, taught us how to take painful experiences and see them in a different light through humour, and share the routines with audiences to raise awareness about mental illness and fight stigma.

I am deeply concerned with the Christian Science' influence which was in Robin Williams' life — as Christian Science teaches false doctrines which are damaging to those who are suffering from physical and mental infirmities.

Almost 20 years ago when I was in a psychiatric hospital in a locked ward, a fellow patient's parents were Christian Science — it was known he was blamed for his illness.

He had the countenance of a small child and I can still see his face in my mind.


News Item8/17/14 4:33 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 6 days ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
18
comments
As horrific as this is, this little boy is whom Jesus seeks to save:

"`Beware! -- ye may not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you, that their messengers [Angels] in the heavens do always behold the face of my Father who is in the heavens, for the Son of Man did come to save the lost."

~ Matthew 18:10, 11 Young's Literal Translation

May God have mercy upon all His believers and give them the inner strength to be faithful amidst the horrors of persecution -- great shall be their reward in heaven (Matthew 5:12).

May we all have the spiritual understanding to love our enemies (Matthew 5:43-48), and have the strength to follow through. Many times, our emotions contradict sound doctrine. We must persevere to love our enemies and pray for them.


News Item8/17/14 1:30 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Posted 6 days ago
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
39
comments
Chris Frost wrote:
Jessica, if if makes you feel any better, I've never heard of you
But I think I understand what you mean. When people only see the mask you are paid to wear, they think that's who you really are, without considering that you are just a regular person, just like them.
To my brother in the faith Chris Frost,

Please forgive me for behaving in a defensive manner — this has been weighing on my conscience even as I have been trying to go to sleep at night. Please accept my sincere apology — I think I let terrible news I received the day before influence my better opinion. I do not accept my allowing painful emotions of one circumstance to bleed into another, and I am sorry for this.

God bless, grace and peace to you from God the Father and our Lord Christ Jesus!


News Item8/16/14 3:08 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
18
comments
In 2 Timothy 3, Paul discusses some of the perils which will occur in the last days — I believe if our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering, we should be of the same mind — that we are suffering along side them.

2 Timothy 3 (NIV)


News Item8/16/14 2:53 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
3
comments
Jesus says in John 15:19-21 (KJV): "If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me."


News Item8/16/14 2:44 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
13
comments
Jesus says in John 16:1-3 (KJV): "These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me."

News Item8/16/14 2:21 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
64
comments
John UK wrote:
That reminded me of when I also suffered severe depression, Dolores. At that time, my only prayer was, "Jesus." I could say no more than that. But the Lord understood.
In my opinion, a depressive does not need to be given books to read, sermons to listen to, exhortations and all the rest, they need the support of fellow Christians, those who will stick by them during the hard times. They need to be surrounded by joy, so that they know there is a possibility of getting back to some semblance of a sensible life.
Of course it is hard work, but when it is undertaken out of love given by the Holy Ghost, it can be a ministry with real fruit. The Spirit is sometimes called the Paraclete - "one called alongside to help", and when we realise that we can play a part in that with HIM, it is no problem getting alongside someone who needs help and support.
Breathtakingly lovely words John UK, I praise God for your God-breathed inspiration! The grace of The Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit!

News Item8/16/14 2:09 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
39
comments
To my sister in Christ Dorcas,

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Yes, thank you so much! I looked up the Scripture that evening and cherished your input very deeply — indeed, we suffer and God comforts us in our suffering — we extend this comfort to those who are in anguish — to lift them out of the ash-heap just as God has done for us. I cherished your comment yet was having problems accessing SermonAudio that evening after a failed post.

As a small child, I used to watch Mork & Mindy on my parent's old black and white television. I lived on a small farm and was an only child. I was quite lonely and my closest friends were chickens — whom we occasionally ate for dinner. I adored the lovable funny alien, Mork, and would run around the house making his hand salute while saying, "nanoo nanoo." In my childlike innocence, I knew no difference between Mork and Robin Williams and my little heart loved him.

At 14, I watched a video of Robin Williams doing stand-up — it was so rude and so shockingly perverse that my little child-heart filled with love shattered — and I didn't look at him the same again.

Think of all the children's movies Robin Williams has been in, and all the little child-hearts which are now broken.


News Item8/15/14 6:46 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
39
comments
Chris Frost wrote:
Jessica, if if makes you feel any better, I've never heard of you
But I think I understand what you mean. When people only see the mask you are paid to wear, they think that's who you really are, without considering that you are just a regular person, just like them.
No it doesn't actually, I wasn't expecting you to have heard of me, that is why I put the link to the article which has my photo as the cover photo.

I don't know that I should have even shared, as I can't stand it when people try to joke with me after learning I have been in stand-up. If you had read about my involvement with Stand Up For Mental Health, you would have learned that I have been bullied in school and in my early life through jokes which have been my expense. Reading your comment just brings about those emotions, since have made me the subject of your joke!

I don't know how famous people deal with the pressure, it just sounds like a nightmare! I wish I could have been there to have talked Robin Williams out of committing suicide — this grieves me to the core of my soul...


News Item8/15/14 4:58 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
39
comments
The article reads: "Interestingly, rehab seemed to be one place where Williams was able to control his almost manic free-associating that characterized his comedy and had him always in character."

In my experience being a stand-up comedian, when people find out what you do they expect you to be funny for them. "Tell me a joke," or "say something funny," are lines which comedians often hear. I have felt like some people have treated me like a circus monkey, that I should just perform on demand for them.

If what this article says is true, then Robin Williams may have spent much of his life "staying in character," and if I understand may have been a stumbling-block to break-through in his recovery programs.

The fame I have experienced in my life is small potatoes compared to Robin Williams, but I still feel like I can relate — as being in the spotlight is a lot of pressure. Many people have problems with public speaking, now imagine millions of people knowing who you are and all having an opinion of you?

My being interviewed by USA Today, and having my photo on the cover of the print version was a huge stress!

Cost of not caring: Stigma set in stone - USA Today


News Item8/15/14 3:41 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
64
comments
Dolores wrote:
Jessica, what an inspiration you are, bringing out things which give us insight into our own behaviour that could be a root to some of my problems. You are right, I am senitive to remarks and have been told I am too emotional and I'm working on that and actually being on here has been a great help to me, even when I don't like what's said. Anyway, just wanted to let you know you are an inspiration to those of us who struggle with our own battles, each one different from the other. Will, put you on my prayer list.We all need each other's prayers especially in these times. To Don L, I agree and I have a son that is bipolar and I understand your pain in dealing with that. He was saved at an early age and baptized but got into drugs and left home with a friend that was on meth and cocain. Haven't heard from him in several yrs. Just have to keep praying and trusting God.
Delores, it is very heartbreaking to learn of your son, oh, the sadness and grief this is to a mother' heart!

I didn't say you were too sensitive to remarks, but was rather acknowledging the pain a person can go through when sharing something vulnerable — people can say things which are hurtful and ignorant.

In my experience, you are refreshingly honest!


News Item8/15/14 3:23 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
11
comments
Reminds me of Jesus' day when the woman was caught in the act of adultery. The focus was on the woman though it took two persons to commit the act of adultery. It is not indicated how many young fathers are cohabiting, instead of making commitments to marry the mother of their children. Without a father, there are no children. Fathers are an important part of the child's upbringing, and children should have their needs provided for as well as their overall well-being where at all possible. I understand that not all fathers are always able to provide for their children in a jobless economy, but those who have the means to support their children should do so.
________________________________________________

"But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel."

~ 1 Timothy 5:8

"And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."

~ Ephesians 6:4

"Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged."

~ Colossians 3:21


News Item8/15/14 1:11 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
39
comments
ASW wrote:
No where in Scripture will you find the word
"accept Jesus"
Totally arminian terminology .
John 1:12
The key word is RECEIVED not ACCEPT!!
"And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country." — Luke 4:24

News Item8/13/14 7:15 PM
Jessica Dawson | Canada  Find all comments by Jessica Dawson
• Add new comment
• Reply to comment
• Report abuse
64
comments
Dolores wrote:
The pain of mental illness, often not understood by those not affected, can be unbearable [...] Those affected can have feelings of hopelessness and emptiness that many others can't empathize with, he says. "Severe major depression can be just profound", he says. Some commit suicide not so much to end their lives as to get rid of the pain. Even with treatment, the feelings can persis[t], [...] Robin Williams suicide opens up to the public this issue of depression and what it can lead to. For those of us who have to take medicine for it are scoffed at by [...] Christians can be the cruelest, like Job's friends, maybe God wanted this story known to teach important lessons about judging someone's painful experiences that you don't have a clue about.
Thank you Delores, I know from experience in sharing your story: that you are one on hand opening the dialogue around mental illness and potentially reducing stigma. On-the-other-hand, you are making yourself vulnerable to judging attitudes which may contribute to triggering the symptoms of your illness.

I shared with USA Today earlier this year — my photo was on the cover of the print version. My diagnosis is: "organic schizophrenia due to childhood head-injuries."

Jump to Page : [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 more


Now Thank We All Our God
Douglas L. Watson
O Lord, You Made Me

Psalms
Sunday Service
Redeemer Orthodox Presbyterian
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Hourly: Christian & Practice of Sin
Gary Hendrix
Grace Reformed Baptist...
Staff Picks..

Robert Rubino
Crybaby Christianity!

Galatians 4:1-7
Fellowship Baptist Church
Video!Play! | MP4

Sponsor:
Pope Francis: Man of Peace? Free Video

Highl­ights & crit­iq­ues Pope Franc­is' pos­it­ions on Isr­ael, Islam, Hamas & much more!
www.puritandownloads.com/po..

Sermon:
The Clever False Prophet
Pastor Alfred J. Chompff






                   
The future belongs to those who belong to God. This is hope. ... W. T. Purkiser

City: Austin, TX
Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal
MOBILE
iPhone + iPad New!
Church App
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
BlackBerry
Windows Mobile, Nokia
Chromecast TV
ROKU TV
Pebble Smartwatch
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription Service
HIFI Option
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domains
Favorites
QR Codes
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword
SOAP API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide. All broadcasters must adhere to the Articles of Faith.

Our Services | Testimonials
Broadcast With Us!
Support Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Copyright © 2014 SermonAudio.com.