GET PAST THE TITLE & HEAR THE MESSAGE Christmas messages are usually concentrated "God Incarnate" messages. Jesus didn't come as a angel, or a bolt of lightning, or a spiritual idea. He was (and is) God in human flesh.
SO WHAT, YOU'VE HAD SOME KIND OF LIFE? This message will knock you off your self-pity high horse! I'm glad I "revisited" this sermon. Reminds me not to sit in a corner, thumb in mouth, rocking back and forth, saying, "Woe is me."
A FINAL THOUGHT...I THINK Pastor Brian, about that manure...maybe bodies back then could utilize almost 100% of the plant as food so there would less waste to eliminate. And maybe bodies had better filtering/recycling systems than after the flood. Maybe that's why things lived longer.
ALSO WONDERING... Considering that the world was probably against him, I wonder how Noah was able to convince the wife, three sons and their wives that the boat trip would be a life saving event? And how did he get help building it?
JUST THINKING... Pastor Brian, I've been reflecting on what you said about Noah being mocked by people. Bringing it down on a more personal level, Noah had brothers and sisters, cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces, maybe his moma and her side of the family, not to mention all Noah's in-laws. These relatives were probably mocking him also.
INTERESTING This past Monday on a entertainment talk show, that a relative watches, a young actress told of her recent trip to Indonesia. She went into a shop and bought a skirt. When she went to grab the skirt and leave, the Hindu woman said she had to pray over it first. After praying she told the actress that the skirt would bless her and whomever she gave it to later. Before talking about the skirt the actress had stated that she had never been around that religion before, that the people (of that religion) were peaceful and kind. I wonder if she was charmed into believing this by the prayed over skirt that's now in her possession?
A MESSAGE THAT MAKES YOU THINK ABOUT THINGS Isn't it funny how many of us in the Christian community spend more time planning for retirement than eternity? From the moment we are conceived, as far as our mortal life is concerned, we are headed toward death. I often think of how I have more years behind me than ahead of me; yet I have moments when I act like I have all the time in the world. Thanks for reminding me of how much time I really have, Pastor Jason.
PREACH IT, BROTHER! Here we are, created walking, talking living dust and we have the nerve to get an attitude with the has-always-been, is-not-created living GOD, the One in Whom we live and move and have our being. We decide if we will do anything He has said, if we will even acknowledge that He exists. We decide what kind of God He is and what He's suppose to do for us. We are the extreme kind of stupid. And yet this God, Who doesn't need us in any way, shape or form deals with us.
OVERWHELMING INFORMATION ABOUT OUR GOD! Pastor Brian, it's happened again! That head-spinning-overwhelming-heart-leaping-for-joy thing that happened when I'd listened to part one. I don't know the theological terms for what I'm going to say. You present the personality, the "aliveness" of God. Yet you make it clear that He is a God that is in absolute control of Himself, that He is a God that is holy, perfect, without any error. Again I say, what a God is our God!
WOW, WOW, WOW! Pastor Brian, I was so happy you had part one and two posted on the same day because that meant I didn't have to wait. I was going to listen to one and then jump right into two.
No, I'm not! My head is spinning, I'm overwhelmed! And at the same time my heart has been leaping for joy like John the Baptist in his momma's womb. Whew! What a God is our God!
WAS ADAM A REAL MAN AND WAS HE THE FIRST? It's hard to believe that this question is seriously being asked in the Christian community! Pastor Brian answers the question with great explanations as to why Adam had to have been real and the first.
GOD IS PERFECT IN EVERY ASPECT Brian, what you've preached won't let me take credit for any good thing that I think I do 'cause it's tainted goods. Thank God that I am accepted in the Beloved. My life is hid with Christ in God. I thank Him also because of the righteousness that comes from Him. And everything about God is pure, perfect, without error, which includes His emotions. Looking forward to "next week" and the explanation of the ancient heresy.
Bottom Line How fickle I am. Several weeks ago I heard the reasons why the sons of God were fallen angels. "Yeah, yeah, makes sense to me," I said. Now I hear why they're the godly line of Seth. "Yeah, yeah, makes sense to me," I say. Thank the Lord I'm saved because of the finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ and not because of my view of the sons of God. And thank you, Brian, for the bottom line of who the Lord's own is to date/court/marry.