Great memories "Christ has done a great thing here." Amen! He surely has! I came to this church in 1995 and was sent from it in 2003. I matured and grown in Harbor. The influence that Harbor church has had will never be known until that final day. There is a sense in which every good thing that happens here in Ohio, happens as the result of Harbor's influence. May God get all the praise and glory!
Thank you Thank you, for this sermon. I must confess, I do not agree with its basic premise. That the Christian life entails work, labor, and striving seems clear from Scripture. Furthermore, to put Christ against Moses, seems unsafe. Remember, Moses was only a servant and his law was God's law. Finally, Reformed believers, agree we can only be sanctified by faith. We are justified and sanctified ONLY by faith. How else can we be sanctified but by faith. After all is said and done, I still believe the older Reformed, Protestant, and Puritan view best accords with Scripture. May God cause His face to shine upon you and yours.
Interesting This musician does not represent all black people as he claims. Neither does he rightly represent all Puritans. They were not all chaplains on slave ships, any more than every African was a slave. The Puritans were men with faults. They were the direct theological decedents of the continental Reformers. They were our American forefathers. With all their problems, they were great men. Thank God for the "precious puritans."
A must hear! This discussion was very informative. The PCA has BIG problems. My respect for Richard Phillips has doubled. May I add one further issue that may even be more severe than theistic evolution - failure to teach our children their need of conversion. This will kill any denomination. A generation of unconverted church members. May the LORD show us mercy, for Christ' sake.
A must hear! This sermon is a classic. A must hear for all Christians and especially preachers. Nothing is more helpful to learning how to preach, than listening to TRUE preaching. This is what we need more of. Not preaching in general, nor even "expository" preaching, but PLAIN preaching. Hopefully the other sermons in this series will be posted soon. I can hardly wait!
Great Sermon! A must hear! This sermon is excellent. The Pink quotations are worth the sermon. Happy is that church who's pastor speaks the truth. Happy is that country who honors God's law. Happy is that home wherein the Christian Sabbath is a delight.
Excellent This is what we need to return to. Plain preaching. In a time when many Reformed Baptist are questioning which way we should go. Let us be reminded of what we used to hold dear. Plain, puritan-styled preaching. I fear we no longer read our puritan forefathers. Let us return to our rich heritage. Thank you for uploading these important messages. May God bless them to the good of Zion and the glory of her King.
Excellent Excellent. Thank you Pastor Marty for posting these. Thank you Pastor Martin for speaking them. I will have my wife listen soon. Few men in our day (in any day) speaks the truth in love as we find in these sermons. May the Lord build the walls of Jerusalem!
Very good. Thank you pastor Bob.
I have been following these sermons on Romans and have been greatly blessed. This sermon stands out as an example of the others. Clear, Scriptural, pastoral preaching!
Bless God for the Last Adam!
A must hear! What a blessing. A must hear for every preacher. In a day when reformed chuches are tempted to give in to the ways of this world, let us, "Stand in the ways and see, and ask for the old paths, where the good way is, and walk in it..."
Bless God for our spiritual fathers in the faith. Pastor Martin has preached and practiced the old paths for more than 50 years. Let us younger preachers take heed. Let us turn our hearts back, not merely to our forefathers or tradition, but to Scripture. And in doing, we will find that much of what we have inherited by our reformed and puritan forefathers has been grounded upon the Word.
May the Lord grant a far hearing to this sermon [and the others in the series]. Thank you Pastor Martin for pointing us to that path which provides "rest for our souls."
A must hear! I fear there are increasingly fewer reformed baptist ministers [and I am one] who would preach such a message. In such a day of confussion let us preach the truth plainly. This is "relevant" preaching [well before the term began an in thing]. If this was truth in 1981 who or what has changed? Has man changed? Have our children changed? Has the Bible changed? Let us return to the old paths. Let us preach the gospel and its implications plainly. May God help us!
A must hear This sermon is a must hear for all Reformed Baptists. The law upon our hearts is as important as forgiveness of sin and knowing God. We must never give this point up. It is as important as the other two. This is Reformed theology. This is historic Calvinism. This is essential to NC worship. May God bless you dear brother. Never, never, grow tired of preaching the old gospel. A gospel that saves from sis. A gospel that establishes the law. This is my gospel. This is the historic gospel. This is the true gospel. This is the only gospl.
Bless God for MacArthur! John MacArthur has spoken truth. What a tragedy that so few men do. Those who condone MD and even encourage him share in his shame.
May the Lord keep us from it.
A must hear for all Presbyterians This sermon is a must hear for all Presbyterians. I have often lamented that so few contempory "conservative" presbyterians preached like thier puitan forefathers. It seems to be that such puritans [as well as their successors, i.e., Thomas Boston, the Erskines, M'Cheyne, the Bonars, etc.] placed greater stress on the need for regeneration. In fact is saddens me to find few PCA and OPC ministers reading the puritans [I talked to one recently who said, "Yea, I think I have one book by a puritan, but I can't remember the author"]. Bless God for this sermon that builds upon the rich history of presbyterianism. Bless God for a man who teaches as our Savior, "Unless you are born again you shall not enter the kingdom." Regardless who your parents are--you must be born again.
May the Lord remember us in mercy. Thank you dear brother.
Very helpful Without doubt Pastor Locher has rightly explained this difficult text. While he has taken the minority view, in light of 1Cor.11:27-32 and James 5:13-16 I believe it is correct. Thank you dear brother. What a loving Father we have. And may we exemplify that love by praying one for another.
Very appropriate This comment is in response to the previous comment "I don't know." First, I dont believe that pastor's Martin's church has any great "issue" of dress, in comparison to others. Many churches have a far greater problem but are pastored by "dumb dogs." Second, the responibility to oversee the church is not given to "older ladies" but qualified men, who will one day give an account (Heb.13:17). Bless God for such men who speak the truth in love, regardless what it may cost.