Great Sermon! There is so very much to be learned from God's word. This is a perfect example of a bit of it that can so easily be passed over and yet can teach us so much about God and His justice and mercy. Excellent sermon. Pastor Marquedant has great insight, this is an excellent exegesis of 2 Sam. 21:1-14
Excellent Sermon! I learned a lot of wonderful things from this sermon. The importance of how we handle our oaths etc. The relationship between Jesus and James. The way in which James is teaching what he learned from Jesus. Reading Matthew 23 after this is a great blessing. Excellent sermon.
Excellent Sermon! We all need to hear this one. There is not one of us who doesn't judge his brother with an evil heart of arrogance. 1 John 4:20 "If someone says, â€śI love God,â€ť and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?" This verse has been on my mind and as my pastor has pointed out if you can't love your brother how can you love your neighbor. As belivers we become, arrogant, lying, sinners when we judge and put ourselves in the place of God. I like this verse Rom. 14:4 "Who are you to judge anotherâ€™s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand." I also love what was said about assurance of salvation at the end, it's true of all of us. God's word is powerful! Praise God for His grace to us through Jesus our Lord and Savior.
Excellent Sermon! What a blessing this sermon has been to me. As I learn to battle sin, understanding the differences between worldly wisdom and godly wisdom, is of great benefit. Everyday is a battle against the world, the flesh, and the devil. Praise God He has given us everything we need in Jesus. May God grant to all of us His wisdom from above. Battle on dear brothers and sisters, though the victory is ours, in Christ, we still press on, and hold fast, to the glory of our God!
Fascinating Sermon! This sermon is very interesting. I learned many things about the state of Israel at the time of this incident from 2 Sam. The battle strategies taking place and the horror that ensued because of the reading of motives. "...unfounded suspicion reveals a wicked mind." Matthew Henry quote. The beautiful Psalms, 20 & 21, and their meaning are explained. This is a wonderful sermon, but the very best is the conviction the Holy Spirit brought upon my heart and how wicked it is when I try to read others motives. I'm reminded "Love thinks no evil." (1 Cor. 13:5b) We are to love our enemies (See Mat. 5:24) I'm so grateful for this teaching from the Word of God. By His grace we press on to the glory of His faithfulness, His righteousness.
What is Covenant Theology? If you'd like to know more about covenant theology this overview study will be a great help. It's helped me to understand. There are five sermons, all well worth hearing. The first lesson teaches us the seven principles that will keep us on track and keep covenant theology simple. I like the way the messages are titled, it helps a lot.
Never heard this meaning before! Never did I make the connection that James is talking to the congregation!I had always been taught and understood that this was for the individual. What a blessing it is to continue to learn the correct meaning of Scripture. You have to hear part 2 as well. Both messages have encouraged me to prepare myself for the hearing of the Word and to be active in the doing.
Outstanding Sermon! Free grace, amazing grace, God's grace, given by God to whom He is pleased to love with His special love, could not be more clearly seen then here at the cross, as the thief turns from scorning Christ, to seeing Him as the Son of God, King of a kingdom, promised Savior. Jesus as the innocent God-Man dying to save His people was made know to him through the gift of the Spirit. What great faith he had as he himself hung there dying next to His savior. I love this sermon.
Great Sermon! Always good to be exhorted to watch the words of my mouth, in fact words in there every form. This is a very good message covering the many ways we speak. This sermon starts with good instruction on prayer, then preaching and the importance of being understood. Then is covered witnessing, speaking in everyday life, what words reveal, self-control, speaking in anger and ending with the best way to guard our tongues is by guarding our hearts. Great Sermon!
Great Sermon! So many good things to learn from this sermon:
Paul deeply loves the Corinthians.
We give thanks that, in Christ, He conquered us - irresistible grace!
A lesson on open and closed doors, "A need does not constitute the call" in regards to going into the ministry.
The holy digressions of Paul, I love them.
The sweet smelling savor is the word of God.
It's not hard to believe the gospel, it's impossible.
A paraphrases from Gregory Nazianzen on 2 Cor. 2:17 that is so good.
On and on it goes, so many wonderful things to learn from God's word. This is an excellent sermon.
Excellent Sermon! I never realized there was so much about the doctrines of our faith here in this one prayer. I can see now it's a good place to show others important truths of the faith. I'm so glad to see the heart of Jesus in His prayer. Verses 20 through 26 are jaw dropping words, oh my, how can it be that God would love us as He loves His Son. I'm so very thankful for this sermon, and that it's here, on Sermon Audio, so I can hear it again and again, the Lord is good to His people, that can never be denied.
Excellent Sermon! When I think of reformation, I usually think of the reformers of the 16th century. After listening to this sermon I won't be so narrow minded. Reformation at the time of Jesus and even now! I think I better understand the saying, reformed and reforming.
Great Sermon! There is a lot of good insight in this message. I never saw the events at Mt. Sinai as a type or shadow of the return of Christ, but now I do. There is a lot of good information in this message tearing down that wall of separation between the people of God in the O.T. and God's people today. Great Sermon!