Though I disagree with Mark's views of the doctrines of Grace, I think the more this is fought and the more he is "required" to renounce his views, in keeping with integrity, the more he will stand against and oppose Calvinist to make his point. This is not a battle I would fight. I am sure Spurgeon, Edwards, Brainerd, Carey or any other "dead" Calvinist would agree with me. If you and I believe God is Sovereign in salvation, and that he reveals truth to whom he will, then we need to rest in the fact that he is in complete control and can/will bring Mark to the other side in his time. The servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle to all. Let's pray for Mark as he tries to win others to Christ. God is able to make him stand - Rom_14:4 Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.
Great Sermon! Thanks to Pastor Marc for what I call a great sermon. With so much confusion among the people of God regarding healing, this was a great exposition of James 5 and one of the most balanced views I have seen on the subject. Satan, the world and the flesh has done a great job in getting us to continually have extreme views regarding Jehovah Rophe (Rapha, Rophi) - The Lord our Healer! If you are a believer in Divine Healer or not, take time to go through this sermon with an open bible. Be honest with the scriptures and be willing to submit your WILL to God and his Word. Not your thoughts, convictions or denominational beliefs.
Very Powerful Message! What a powerful sermon!
A great reminder of what true discipleship is.
How often we all become paralyzed and desensitized by the apathy and self-centeredness of the culture and nominal Christianity around us. May many more listen to this message and take it's truth to heart!
The poem or reading at the end of "What is a Disciple of Christ" was a great reminder of what and who Christ has called us to be!
The Spurgeon of Today! I am sure Pastor Martin would not publicly accept or acknowledge the title "Spurgeon of today", but I must confess that this man has been gifted by God through diligent and hard work, to open the scripture and preach it with such power.
Every Pastor today should listen to this sermon and make a commitment to do the understand and appreciate content of this message.
This message is preached with authority in the Spirit. May it continue to bring much encouragement to others!
Oh God! Where is the Pulpit Power! Oh Lord, help us all.
Always be killing sin! Voddie answers the question: What is the problem with adultery?
"We were never meant to be satisfied on this side of eternity."
"We are seeking what we can never have through a relationship that God has never ordained."
"Adultery is a perversion of the Gospel!"
"Faithfulness in our marriages is a picture of faithfulness to Christ."
"There is not a woman/man in this world that will satisfy you. Only the bridegroom himself!"
The purpose of Marriage is 3 fold:
"God is callling us to an eternal perspective. Not an outward legalism."
This message again identifies the power of lust.
Christ centered application of Mat. 5:27-30
1. Adorn yourself in a manner that honors your bridegroom (Christ). That identifies you as belonnging to him. And give no impression of seeking to please another.
2. I must not seek to steal the attentions or affections of another. Which is essentially to compete with Christ for HIS place in their life and offer an inferior substitute that can never satisfy.
3. I must satisfy myself by intimate relationship with Christ. Seeking from another will not satisfy and is idolatry.
4. I must do all of the above with the understanding that I am totally dependent on Christ.
Great Sermon! Adultery is Idolatry. It is the breaking of the 1st, 7th and 10th commandments. Great connection!
The Purpose of Marriage:
Voddie said "Adultery is a perversion of the Gospel." Amen!
A sermon desperately needed in America What an eye opening sermon.
If understood, no Christian black will ever call him/herself African American. Another reason why I hate the term!
There is so much that we all have embraced from the world. Oh Lord, give us grace to understand and live the Bible - Tit. 2:11,12
Thanks again Voddie. May the Lord use you to take this message to many churches throughout this nation!
VERY POWERFUL What a powerful sermon!
I wish there was a way that every Christian in America could hear this sermon. Even those who are not married.
Voddie did an excellent job - by the Spirit - in reminding Christians of their responsibility before God.
Marriage is not about your/my Happiness. It is about HIS Glory!
May EVERY Christian Wife fall to her knees in repentance before God, for her lack of biblical submission.
May EVERY Christian Husband fall to his knees in repentance before God, for his lack of LOVE toward his wife.
If Voddie's explanation of Biblical Repentance is understood and embraced, it would be impossible to say I forgive him/her "but I can't forget."
"Father it is my prayer that you will use this Word as a powerful sword in your hand to break the hearts of so many professing Christians that have thrown in the towel. Give us the POWER to stop living for self (2 Cor. 5:14,15).