Needed This So Much As one who has an anger problem, I need to hear the truth about anger (it roots, and its effects). Too often I'm stuck in Rom. 7:15. I hope that many -including me- find the grace that goes with the command: "sin not" as the Holy Spirit works through the means of His Word being preached.
Great Sermon! As I was looking for a resource for my son's writing assignment, I stumbled into this recording. It is a great blessing to have Mr. Duncan deliver God's Word on self-denial. Just what my soul needs.
Pastor Rick has pointed to the Biblical mandate, and done so with integrity. His detractors on the articles website have taken issue with Genesis 2:15 and The Author, not Rick. I'll have to admit for myself, these words of instruction from the Spirit are simple, but not easy.
Great Sermon! My comment is to the last two brothers who commented before me. There is nothing wrong w/ the hip-hop or rap genre in and of itself,the problem is when men w/ sinful hearts and minds take something perfectly neutral such as hip hop and pollute it w/ sin. You cant possibly tell me that that something as simple and a bass drum beat and the rhyming over that beat is sin in itself, the problem is when men steeped in sin choose to glorify that sin and ppl w/ sin filled hearts choose willingly to indulge in that from of music. If hip hop were sin itself that would mean almost every other genre of music would be sin also: rock, country, and even what we call gospel music today all have roots in secular society. The thing that happened in most cases is that God in his mercy redeemed certain ppl out of that particular context and those ppl chose to continue to pursue the music that they enjoyed, but chose to use the music to bring Glory to Jesus which is why he created the music in the first place (Col 1:16). Please brothers and sisters don't be deceived the Lord can choose to use whatever he sees fit to brig glory to his name, if he can use a donkey to bring a man to repentance(Num 22:28) he can most defiantly use rap music to draw men and women to himself.