Great Sermon! This was a very interesting discussion. I am saddened that those who hold into Calvinism largely refuse to discuss these issues. I think we would all learn from each other if we had these discussions.
I did however have one thing that I wanted to highlight- I think the discussion of what is faith is at the core of this specific discussion. I believe that my faith is a gift from god - one minute I did not believe and was a scoffer- then I was presented by the gospel and quite miraculously I suddenly believed and have continued to believe for the last 30 years ( imagine breathing as an analogy - I do not consciously breathe- breathing is a gift of god ).
Also I cannot disagree with the concept of election - it is there in black and white:
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Great Sermon! Really lovely sermon but for completion I think we need to look at the full verse of scripture Romans 8 1There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
That still leaves me pondering - what happens to Christians who walk after the flesh ( they are certainly all around ). Are they condemned ???
Great Sermon! This is such awesome doctrine- I recall when I suddenly realised that I was not able to keep the law and Christ had kept it for me and boy was I so happy and relieved. The sttuggle is for us to stay with that and not keep reverting to being a law keeper.
Fantastic gospel awesome message - all praise to our wonderful perfect saviour.
Great Sermon! I agree romans 7 is not experiential to a new Christian ( certainly not my testimony ). The older oj Christ I get the more frustrated I get by my indwelling sin. This was indeed very comforting.
Great Sermon! I'm not the biggest fan of Martin Luther due to his antisemitic writings but this was a nice presentation of his life and the last 5 minutes made the hairs on my arms stand on edge - evangelism by song was not a method that I had considered before -
Worth a listen.