Great Sermon! I think this is excellent teaching. Pastor Harris chooses his words carefully. However, perhaps his stats are rather N.American, rather than global. The Christianity globally IS accepting the entire Bible as inerrant, including virgin birth, 6 literal day creation, the bodily/physical resurrection of Jesus Christ, and his soon return. Most Christians in the "south" according to Dr. Phillip Jenkins (Penn State Univ.) are holding to such fundamental truths. It is the "north", or as we say, the western nations which are sliding down the slope of progressive error. (The Next Christiandom... Dr. Phillip Jenkins, 2001)
Great Sermon! Pat is getting a little old, so he only seems to comment on part of the reality. Some people are to live in various places, and though there may be climate reasons for severe weather, we should just be silent and in awe, as Trevor says, and let God be God and nature be nature, and try to help people when they need it.
Great Sermon! I want to say this was a balanced message, and though I agree with the other commenter that burial is a more biblical choice than cremation, I believe there is the place for the points that this pastor brings out. Namely:
2. exalting Jesus
3. sharing the gospel
4. comfort and service to those mourning
5. the reflection on eternity.
Great Sermon! Trevor, perhaps you should have qualified the phrase as a "symbolic" meaning of the word demon. Humans don't create demons! literally. So if your listeners don't create their own demons, then they don't believe in demons..... Well, not to belabor the point, but just to say that there are demons besides the ones we "create."
Ken Ham is a pioneer in science and Bible education for America. He stays with the authority of God's word. You may or may not agree with everything he says, but he has courage and dignity, and stays with the Bible, which is what we all should do.
Great Sermon! What is wrong? All things are permissable, but all things are not helpful. Don't cause your brother to stumble. If my drink causes a brother to stumble, I will not drink it. If my freedom is a stumbling block for a weaker believer, or even a non-believer, I will not accept, nor will I reach for, so that they might not stumble. Love covers over the freedom to partake.
Great Sermon! Good class. Did they ask you if Assyria and today's trouble in Syria have any connection to the book? Obama is helping out the rebels in Syria you know. So I thought that Syria might have its roots in Assyria. But Isaiah 8:12 warns the Hebrew nation not to call everything a conspiracy that those people who were confusing them were calling a conspiracy. (alliance, confederacy...)
Great Sermon! If we had only read, or remembered recent Russian history -- one of the reasons Reagan was able to get the Soviets to tear down the wall in Germany was that the Soviets were bankrupt from a long war with Afghanistan - a place of rocks and dessert and no real value. We should have left the place a year after we went in! No one goes into Afghanistan to WIN. We went in to get Bin Laden. When we could not verify his death, we should have moved to Pakistan.
But Trevor, to say that the war is lost -- well that is just like Harry Reid. And our government's military has NOT lost its mind. If you are flabbergasted, then go complain to the US government military, and not to your audience. Complaining to us won't help.
Great Sermon! Most Americans here have no desire to share the gospel. The Koreans come sacrificially laying down their lives. The British missionaries are excellent at learning language, as other European missionaries -- strong heritage, though now few in number. Brazilians and Filipinos come to work in factories and a few are faithfully having Bible studies. We are a few Americans still who care about Japan. We gather with believers from around the world, and we will continue to reach out to Japan, even if our churches back in the USA will forget us -- for our life is lowly and forgotten by America for the most part. Please pray for us. The language is difficult, and the spiritual attacks are silent and deceptive. We are not without hope, but we are often without support.
Great Sermon! Good for people to study Bible history, and read their Bibles from home and church worship pulpits. We go to an international house church. We have overheads, but also the Bible. I use the Bible in three languages at my home. I love my HCSB Illustrated Study Bible, and I study it and learn the history of God's word. Also got KJV, two Japanese translations, and many other Bibles. I give the gospel of Luke out to unbelievers every weekend. It is a gift from the big city church in the big city, but we are reaching the countrysides too! Pray that the unbelievers as well as the believers read the gospel, and the whole Bible!
Great Sermon! An excellent message, so why did you quit without developing the proper response to such developments in our times? It is as if your counsel would be most useful, if you would but express it AND develop it, rather than just leaving it as a conclusion to sum it all up. Please continue your series as to what God is calling us to as reformed believers in today's world, for we have many who are friends and also who are faithful to the charismatic movement. It hurts the life of the Christian faith, teaching, and life expression in our lost and deceived world. By all means, please continue training us in how then we should react, live and deal with this.