In 1925 Some scientist were begging for the right just to mention evolution along with creation in the Scopes Monkey Trial and now they would like to ban even the mention of creation. It's nice to know how tolerant the secularist are.
Great Sermon! Thank you so much for your faithfulness to God's word and the passion in which it was preached. Heat and Light, or as MLJ would say Theology on Fire.
Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ,
Jade Ave Baptist Church
Great Sermon! As a bi-vocational pastor of a small Church, I was greatly humbled, challenged, and encouraged by this sermon. Trying to hold true to sound doctrine and expositional preaching can seem lackluster to the rest of the world, however Bro. Lawson's sermon encourages me and renews my conviction of the task before me and all who are called of God and made stewards of His Word.
Jade Ave Baptist Church,
I beleive the line was "you have to allow yourself to be influenced, so you can influence." Jim Henderson seems to have traded one ill for another. His over zealous technique of tyring to close the deal on a new convert, for another man centered idea that those who don't know God don't want to think they are lost. Well sure they don't "that's why their lost." No one is so blind, as one who is, but doesn't know they are. Our strategy shouldn't be a strategy, you simply scatter the seed, and let the feilds produce what they may. The book simply sounds like a money making scheme. Jesus said "Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near." Faith, repentence, by the sovereign grace of God is what brings about conversion not sales tactics or I'm going to engage you and affirm your feelings. Just like most man centered ideas there is no biblical basis for any of his actions.
Amazingly enough, a new study was released this week, experts did a study and say violent video games, make people smarter. Loving Discipline=Bad vs Violent Video Games=Good???? Isa 5:20-21 20 Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! 21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes And clever in their own sight! NASU Hey, but if experts did a study on it, surely they can't be wrong??? John Jones
Great Sermon! This is a wonderful sermon, any man worth his salt should listen to this. Bother Martin's boldness and Spirit filled emotion made it truly a privilege to hear. I will do my best to get every man in my congregation to listen to it.
Pastor John Jones
Great Sermon! This information confirms many statistics made available in the last couple of years. Parents are going to have to start teaching a biblical worldview in their homes. AIG along with many other organizations have provided the material needed without having to reinvent the wheel. As pastors we must begin to expect our parents to disciple their children, without total dependence on SS teachers and Youth ministers. The biblical method for teaching children are the parents. There is no substitute as Ken brings to light. I hope we as the Church take this info seriously before many more brokenhearted parents learn to late.
Peace and grace to all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ,
Great Sermon! David Miller, is one of the best preachers, I have ever heard herald the gospel. I suggest anyone listen to this sermon as well as anything you find that he has preached. God bless you and your ministry Bro. Miller
I am a bi-vocational preacher at a small Baptist Church in a small town. Fifty people in worship is a big Sunday for us. I think there are 2 issues here. First is what people are looking for in the Church and their expectations of pastors. Preachers are called to preach and to teach, and take care of their famalies. Instead many are expected to be babysitters for adults. Many are expected to be CEOs, Administrators, chaufer people to doctor visits, and free counseling for people who don't want to attend services or research their bible for themselves. If you take out all these expectations that are not biblical, then you don't need a bunch of full time Pastors. Second issue, if you do expect someone to pastor full time then they should be compensated well enough to raise their families comfortably.
1 Tim 3:1-6 3:1 It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. 2 An overseer, then, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, uncontentious, free from the love of money. 4 He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity 5(but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God?); 6 and not a new convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil NAS
It is not a question of repentance and being a simple return. Rather it is a question of his qualifications in the first place. He can not manage his own life or his household. He is not respectable and was addicted to worse than wine. He should have never been nor should he ever be in a pulpit. If he had any respect for the office of an overseer or the glory of God, he would not even consider returning to any leadership in the body of Christ. Just like Swaggart the only reason he stopped what he was doing because he was caught not because he felt conviction to turn.
Parents are responsible for disciplining, raising, and educating their children. If our gov't schools are antithetical to Christian's values and contadict a biblical world view, we must be responsible for making sure that we remove our impressionable young minds from this cultural battle ground. Public schools have been in decline, but now we are talking about more than education. We are allowing our children to be taught by a machine that wants to bypass parents and change the world to postmodern utopia through our children. Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Great Sermon! Expositional preaching at it's best. Dr. McArthur explains in it's broadest terms connecting it to the entire passage, the through the culture and historic background, Jesus's storey is understood in it's original intent. It does everything good preaching is suppose to do, explain the original meaning and glorifying God through the genuis of the scriptures.