Love it I love that Spurgeon always preached as if the worst person in all the world could have complete forgiveness in Christ. He was revolutionary and this kind of preaching on God's free love is full of meditation.
Thank you I listened to this sermon twice before getting married. All I can say is thank you so much. You don't know how many times I've apologised as a result of hearing your words in the back of my head: 'Do not be harsh with her! You cannot give me one good reason to ever be harsh with your wife!'
Incredible I'm just amazed that a sermon this old and not even preached by the man who originally preached it is still so popular and being used so much by God. Behold the power of God! And the influence of prayer! It's said that Jonathan Edwards spent all week praying for this sermon before he preached it - he would say, 'Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs!' I bet Edwards never imagined the Lord would still be using this sermon hundreds of years later!! What an encouragement!
True Quality On holiday recently I made my way through all 5 of John MacArthur's sermons on 1 Timothy 4:6-16 from his website. These are extremely rich and helpful studies and very much worth your time, especially if you are in ministry or are thinking of going into ministry.
Staggeringly Powerful As sharp and shocking a sermon as any I've read by Spurgeon. Incredibly simple, totally fixed to the text in Jonah and perfect for preaching to sleepy saints and sinners. His arguments are amongst his strongest.
I'm not convinced though that Christians should be seeking to tell the gospel at every opportunity, come what may, so that we won't be guilty of the blood of others. In the New Testament, the emphasis seems to be a lot, dare I say it, more relaxed, or winsome. In the New Testament, there seems to be a lot more emphasis for Christians to shine their loving lives before others (Matthew 5:16), living godly lives (1 Peter 2:16) and, when opportunity comes, when we are asked about it, giving a reason for the hope we have (1 Peter 3:15). I'm concerned that someone who takes to heart everything Spurgeon has said will be moved to be very foolish and put people off Christ. It's good to be zealous, and to preach zealously in a pulpit. But I don't think your everyday Christian attitude should be, 'I'd better tell so and so about the gospel and do so quick, or else I'll be guilty of their soul'. I think if we think like that we'll cause more harm than good. What do you think?
A Really Excellent Sermon This is the best message I've heard on the issue of the 'New Perspectives on Paul'. Joe Morecraft III clearly understands the issues involved and communicates them very simply. He is extremely passionate about the gospel and it's a joy to listen to him.
Very Captivating This is perhaps Keith's most famous message. Keith begins this message by quoting the entire Sermon on the Mount word for word, for 25 minutes, with understanding, clarity and passion.
After that, he spends about 35 minutes expounding Matthew 5:13 - "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, it's no longer good for anything, but to be cast out and trampled underfoot by people". To do this, he goes through the entire Sermon on the Mount, passage by passage, showing how it all relates to us being the salt of the earth, the world's protection. His main point is Christ's main point: if we were as godly as we should be, our nations would be streaming to God in their masses. Our example is the thing that matters most.
This is God Speaking ... I've listened to a good number of Keith Daniel sermons now. I think this is a real treasure. He speaks on an extremely neglected topic, that of waiting on God, being still in faith and waiting for God to come to your aid, as you sit in the secret place and meditate on His word and pray. It was a different delivery to Keith's usual method - that of expressing himself loudly. Though I enjoy his usual delivery of expressive power and passion, this was equally powerful and passionate, even though he just spoke conversationally the whole time during the 2 hour sermon.
He quotes a huge amount of Scripture and enforces the point that the Secret Place is where God does His work - when we wait in faith on God, in the school of God. Life throws a lot of things at us and they're all tests. God expects us to pass the tests and the way to pass is to be still and wait on Him.
Inspiring! This was an inspiring message on prayer. The beginning when he recited from Ephesians 6 was thoroughly gripping and is the best reading I've probably ever heard of the Scriptures publicly. His exposition of the aspect of prayer wasn't hugely focused on the text. Instead, he brought gripping illustrations and stories to teach on the power of prayer. It was a captivating and motivating sermon and well worth a listen. One of Keith Daniel's main strengths, amongst others, is that it is impossible to listen to a message by him without understanding exactly, exactly what he's saying. You never really need to hear the same message by him twice. That's a rare gift - extreme clarity.
This is a Fantastic Message This is a fantastic message to listen to if you are really serious to get into God's word. It's incredibly inspiring and an absolute joy to listen to.
Keith speaks about all sorts: reading Scripture and how to do that; meditating on Scripture; why we need to know Scripture. He even deals with the whole issue that is so lost today of memorising Scripture - not just an individual verse, but whole chapters, whole books, which is Keith's own method. One of his main points is that we shouldn't treat God's word as if it's another book. It's HOLY!
This has had a huge impact on my life and as a result I have a greater reverence for God's word. I've also memorised all of Psalm 91 and half of Psalm 34 as a result and will continue to do this! It's amazing.
Really hits the target - so encouraging This was such a strengthening sermon. There are some jewels in this message. Len is fantastically encouraging and I hope the Lord does your heart good through this.
It's Very Long, But It's Extremely Useful I listened to this lecture about 3 years ago and then re-listened to it the other day whilst I was cleaning the windows in the flat where my wife and I live. I was struck by how much I had taken in the first time I had listened. Before re-listening, I couldn't have told you where the things I remembered came from, but it was from this lecture. Things such as reading the Bible so much that all of your illustrations should come from it; things like going out and exercising instead of getting fat and lazy; things like being careful what you watch, etc. It is one of the best Paul Washer talks and I've heard him speak on many things now. Very, very useful indeed and very exciting to listen to.
The Most Important Sermon for This Century? Ray Comfort has outdone himself. He's stumbled upon an amazingly simple but neglected principle for leading people to the Saviour. And he's taken pains to really put it into practice in his own life and to explain with outstanding clarity what he wishes to share. Ignore what Ray says at your peril.
One of Leonard's Best It's no wonder this is one of Leonard's most popular sermons on here. It's a passionate, pleading reminder of the reality of Hell and how we should live as Christians in light of the billions of people heading to this awful place. No-one can preach like Leonard when he truly gets hold of a truth.
Such A Powerful Reminder About Faith Leonard had such a remarkable preaching gift. I've been listening to him for about 4 years and his influence on my life has been immeasurable. I thank God so much for him and this sermon really gets to the heart of a lot of his ability and his beliefs in God and God's power. He encourages us in faith an awful lot and doesn't pull his punches. If more humble men would preach like Leonard, we'd shake more people.