Very encouraging! Thank you so much; I'm listening to your series of sermons on Revelation and have really enjoyed and learnt much from having listened to just the first two. I am privileged to hear this greeting every Sunday morning and when I hear it again on Sunday I shall appreciate it even more with your explanation of it fresh in my memory. Thanks for drawing out so much spiritual encouragement from this Bible passage. It makes me feel truly rich.
Bible reading in church I am part of a Brethren assembly that allows women to speak, and even to teach, though I have come to believe that the latter is contrary to God's Word. I was wondering what you thought about public reading of Scripture as opposed to teaching. This seems to me to be similar to prophecy, in that the woman is reading God's words. We have 'open worship' in which anyone may bring a reading, song or word.
another cause of depression I have experienced depression off and on for most of my life. I was on antidepressants for 10 years.
In 2011 I came to know Christ in a new way and started putting Him first in my life. Since then God has been gradually healing me of depression, teaching me how to rely on Him and find my identity in Him. He has also been teaching me about the causes of depression. One of them was sin in my life, when I was deliberately disobeying God. I recently discovered another cause, which was unexpected.
Over the last few months I had become depressed again, and could not understand the cause, as I was seeking to obey God. It became worse and worse, and I thought God had failed to heal me and that I would have to go back on medication. Then, 2 weeks ago my husband confessed to me sins that he had committed throughout our marriage, that he had lied about and hidden from me. I had trusted him completely and had no idea that he was guilty of those sins. As soon as he told me his sin, I felt a sense of relief and the depression completely left me. It is still gone, and I am full of God's joy and peace again. The episode of depression was caused by my husband's unconfessed sin. We are now seeking the Lord together and our marriage has been reborn.
Great Sermon! Thanks for this encouraging message. It has inspired me to get back to having a regular prayer time each day, not just reading the Bible but dedicating time to prayer especially for missions. Thanks for the reminder that this work is vital in God's kingdom, as much as preaching or evangelising.
Not just for Americans The New Zealand church has the same problems as the church in America.
God forgive me for not taking your wrath seriously. I have not proclaimed the gospel clearly and I have been afraid of men rather than God. You are holy and righteous and there is no way we can stand before you without the precious blood of Jesus.
John 3v36 "He that believeth in the Son, hath everlasting life, and he that obeyeth not the Son, shall not see life, but the wrath of God abideth on him." Geneva Bible
Excellent Message A very challenging message. I did not think of myself as covetous, but I am often discontented. Thank you for pointing out the connection between the two. God bless you and help you to keep speaking the truth to those around you.
Great Sermon! This is a powerful message and a very important one for us as Christians. Even such things as sighing over difficulties without saying anything, are a form of grumbling and complaining. 'Rejoice in the Lord always!'
I protest your comment on traditional western wedding being all about the bride and her dress. This may be so in judeo-christian anglosaxon cultures who have lost their connection to their germanic roots.
On Sermon Audio I usually have to download mp3 to computer then copy it over to my Ipod. Now if I could subscribe through ITunes to the sermons from the pastors I liked on Sermon Audio shortcut The sermons would automatically update whenever I hook up my Ipod to the computer and Itunes.
Thank you for all the sermons available and the hard work involved in setting it up and updating it. God bless you.
I left the Roman Catholic Church years ago and I am shocked with how much the ecumenicism has advanced.
Most of the prostestant churches in litte town posted this event and invited us to attend a Prayer of Unity.
The theme and a focus biblical text for the week of prayer for church unity are prepared by an international joint Committee of the World Council of Churches and the (Roman) Catholic Pontifical Council for promoting Christian Unity. National and regional councils of churches work to adapt and add to these resources as appropriate to their local context. Here is an article on the Chair of Unity Octave right from a Roman Catholic Website.
http://www.breviary.net/breviary/information.htm Roman Church only has one mandate, to bring all into their fold.