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Great Sermon! Reverend Thackway,
I feel blessed by the Lord today to have had the opportunity to hear this Sermon. I have many times wondered and inquired about the meaning of this verse. It is wonderful to have this scripture opened up in such an excellent and in depth manner and at a time when I could most benefit from the teaching.
Thank you for your work
Great Sermon! Pastor,
I listened to several of your sermons today and very much enjoyed this interesting sermon on observing what often seems to be spiritual qualities in unsaved people. I strongly disagree with your comment that "common grace" is the reason for this. How can one believe in God's providential and sovereign control of the universe and of the saved elect and not consider that the attributes of the unsaved are due to God's will and providence in their life. Grace is only particular and not common and applies only to the elect. Good personal attributes or any form of personal wealth that enable the unsaved to enjoy and be admired in this life is not grace and is not working for their eternal good. Thank you for your work in the Lord, Karen
Great Sermon! This was exquisite both in content and providential timing.
My paths crossed with someone I had not seen in a few years. He assumed I was still working at my previous job. When I told him I was not he seemed very surprised and commented that "it was such an important and professional job, what happened?"
I'm afraid it got to me and I went home asking God the same thing and struggling to submit in trust and faith.
This sermon encouraged me to renew submission, faith and obedience.
I have been applying for jobs that pay a fraction of what I previously earned but have been unable to find work. It seems that the Lord will need to give favor with the right employer.
Thank you again for this message!
Great Sermon! Finding this sermon was a mercy of the Lord. After being out of work for two years I was starting to have a pity party and dwelling on the constant rejection and becoming depressed and introspective about the past and feeling hopeless about the future. The exhortation to have faith in God because He is in charge and can bring about a reversal of circumstances whenever He chooses and the reproof to walk uprightly and redeem the time while we are waiting on God was very encouraging.
Also the reminder to be forgiving and to look to do good to any who may have contributed to our rejection, loss, or suffering as that attitude reflects Christ.
Great Sermon! Pastor McKinnon,
I have been wondering if I should continue to pray about some requests that have gone unanswered past the point where judging by outward circumstances they will not be answered. After listening to your message and evaluating my requests according to God's known word and will I decided that I would continue to pray.
Thank you for the exhortation, encouragement, and for strengthening my faith.
Great Sermon! Pastor Gibson,
Your comments on work and employment were unexpected in this message and my heart and ears perked up. I had to go back and listen again. Your spiritually balanced view I believe is Godly wisdom. Our primary concern in our work is to glorify God and not to earn a living. We are to trust God for our needs. Maintaining or obtaining worldly employment can be a tremendous source of anxiety. Thank you for reminding us of God's sufficiency which is able to give us peace that the world cannot.
Great Sermon! I have listened to this sermon multiple times today. I have had a hard time getting over the grief of unjustly losing my vocation almost two years ago. I have not been able to obtain new employment so sometimes I feel very down that the "wicked" have been successful in their efforts. I feel my soul is absorbing this message like a dry plant so I just keep on watering with this word from the Lord. No solution but the Lord sometimes just gives enough strength and light to go on that day.
Great Sermon! I read this book a few years ago. Unique topic and perspective that is commonly not heard. Pastor McCormick did an excellent job presenting the important points of the original author. One is left with an increased knowledge of God's justice but also of his great mercy toward his elect children.
Great Sermon! This is an excellent sermon with sound Biblical counsel on how to patiently wait on the Lord in hard times trusting in His sovereignty and providence.
This 2007 sermon is even more meaningful in 2012 as the economy was just turning bad in 2007.
To be honest I thought it was slightly humorous that the pastor was saying how difficult it was being out of work for 6 months several years ago. Take that difficult trial and multiply it by another 1 or 2 years or more being out
of work as is common the last couple of years and than you have some idea of how many believers are being tried.
Great Sermon! Pastor Skeen used the sword of the Spirit and the Word of God to shine light on this dark destructive sin which is based on rebellion against God. This sermon creates a clear mirror in which to search one's heart and mind and seek to be made right with God.
Great Sermon! Pastor Bryant,
This is a Five Star sermon on "Waiting on the Lord." Spiritually it is multi-dimensional and touches many areas of the heart, soul, mind and experience. You did a great job explaining what it feels like to wait and to trust the Lord with what may appear to be circumstances that are difficult and disappointing. God will always prove faithful in the long run. DO NOT TAKE THE SHORT CUTS!
Great Sermon! Pastor Pankratz,
Thank you for this encouraging and comforting message. The reason we do not need to take thought for tomorrow is because God has already taken thought for our deliverance and prepared for it long before we were even aware of the need. His help is not based on our merit but on his love for his people.
Great Sermon! The hideous, tortured character Gollum from the movie "Lord of the Rings" is an inspired example of what our wicked thoughts look and feel like. Awesome illustration of the abasement and bondage that happens in our hearts and lives when we do not walk uprightly with Him. Thank you for the encouragement that we can fine cleansing and a renewed mind in the Lord.
Great Sermon! Pastor Thackway,
Thank you for this timely sermon on vocation and calling.Though we are exhorted to use available means that in itself can lead to despair after repeated failure. Thank you for reminding us that God is in control and will direct and provide. For the last three days whenever I start to feel down I have listened to this encouraging message. Even though you always address hard issues in a direct way God seems to have given you a special gift of encouragement.
Great Sermon! This sermon was the most amazing presentation of God's love, mercy and compassion He shows towards his elect but broken children. If you feel you are left robbed and wounded on the roadside by a combination of your own sins and failures and hurt by others than listen to this sermon which reveals the kindness of God.
Great Sermon! After having yet another job interview end in not being offered a job I have been battling despair and discouragement.
This sermon helped me to focus again on God's sovereignty and control and realize that He is managing the affairs of all.
Great Sermon! God has used Pastor Kurt to powerfully deliver His Truth that absolutely everything is under God's control and plan and all evil will be redeemed in the lives of God's elect for His glory and our good.
I listened to this sermon twice just to make sure I had heard everything and to experience my mind being renewed and my heart mended.
Great Sermon! Listening to this sermon is a bit like picking fruit as you keeping working on your tree until you obtain all the ripe fruit.
Listen to this sermon twice if you are distracted by the background noise. Its worth it to make sure you "hear" what is being said.
I liked what was said about work/employment issues. It may not seem realistic in some aspects as most work places are challenging to the saved person but what was said needs to be considered in prayer.
Great Sermon! The world constantly provokes us to the ambition of bettering ourselves by its standards and vanities. If the Lord does advance us in any way it is important to remember that wherever we are is to be a place of humility and service.
Pastor Allison gives meaningful instruction on how to avoid the fretfulness that so easily overtakes us. We can only find rest by allowing God to work in his way and time.