Great Sermon! Wow! Thanks so much for this encouraging and uplifting message! There is so much in here to educate the Christian about what the bible tells us about homosexuality and to aid us in this area of spiritual warfare. God bless you!
Small Groups As someone who helps a lot in the ministries (teaching Sunday School and also teaching Awana) I have thought about starting a Small Group. I believe it would be a great time to fellowship, for the kids to fellowship, and to "break bread" together at our own homes. I do not get interaction with adults on Sundays or Wednesdays because I am helping kids, and honestly I won't go to a women's study because I don't want to throw my own kids in nursery yet again. Yes the Word should be divided, but there should also be fellowship. I feel I make no difference sitting in a pew 3 times a week. I feel like there should be a shorter message and then fellowship on Sunday evening (even dinner--breaking bread). Possibly then a community could be built. Why not throw meat into Sunday morning? The Holy Spirit is the one who provides understanding. He never said "preach watered down sermons so people get it." I don't believe that is what Jesus did when he stood in the synagogues. Nor what He taught His disciples. Just preach and the Holy Spirit will do the rest.
Er, whatever happened to the fourth commandment? EVERY believer should be convicted about keeping the Sabbath day holy and using the time during the Sabbath, not spent at church, to read the Word or wholesome, edifying books. Keeping the day holy does not include engaging in unnecessary worldy activities - this includes Football and Superbowl! These issues are not preached on nearly enough!
A hard topic for me but necessary The topic is forgiveness. Joseph's story has always been a hard one for me. I get terrible nightmares whenever I read what happened to him. I know it has to do with my personal doubt. I always wonder if I have forgiven or not and I think that if I remember maybe I do not forgive. But the hurt is still so strong. Does this mean that I have not forgiven? I do not know but this sermon has helped me to understand it a lot better. It confirmed to me quite a few suspicions I had about what forgiveness really is.
Great Sermon! A real eye opener
With all due respect to the commenter who said that apartheid should never have been overturned. I think you are confusing the way in which things are run in South Africa with skin colour and not by religion.
At the end the day, the system was evil and needed to be overturned. If you are a Christian and read your bible, then you would understand that apartheid was not biblically mandated by God and therefore was just as bad as abortion.
It was man elevating himself as God and determining that another person was not good enough based on his skin colour. Apartheid therefore was an extreme offense to God and unless those people who supported and were for this evil system repent and accept Jesus, they too will perish. What South Africa really needed was a truly born again Christian to take over South Africa.
On the contrary in spite of his obvious beliefs, I still believe that the whites in South Africa should be grateful to Nelson Mandela. What if he had really turned Mugabelike and seek to wipe you all out. If there is a white genocide happening in South Africa, it is more to do with his successors and not the man himself.I really do hope that he Mandela seeked after Christ towards the end and went though a heart change.
Listen to This Series - Incredible This series on the glory of Jesus Christ is life-changing and crucial for the growth of a Christian. I am so thankful to have heard this and listen to these sermons (parts 1-4) almost daily. Oh, to have a bigger view of Jesus - who came to earth and saved us from our sins! Thank you, Mr. Washer for preaching HIM.
We need to love each other This was a great talk. Our lack of love for each other is a huge problem...THE problem. It is so true that so many of us waste time chasing after small doctrinal issues, or preaching against huge moral issues, without loving those involved. This is when it becomes dead and foul smelling. Kevin Swanson mentioned how so many believers hate abortion and talk vehemently against it, and rightly so, but the question is....do they also love their OWN children? Not sentimentality, not easy words, but love.....sacrifical time, mothers giving up economic gain to be home with our children, telling the truth to each other etc....but also, on the issue of abortion; christians who are so vocal against it, should examine themselves as to how much love and time they actually give to single mothers. Are they making single mothers and their children a part of their own families and loving them? No? Then there is no point preaching against abortion if you are not willing to do your part in supporting single mothers and their children to make it in this cold world. There are plently of single mothers who chose not to have an abortion, and that is why they are now alone raising their children.....they are turned off by christians who preach against abortion but do nothing to love single mothers.
Incredible This sermon is wonderful and very needed - and presents a balanced view of obeying God's Word to submit to state authority, yet stand for His truth even if it means death, with a humble spirit. Thank you Dr. Baucham!
Elowel wrote: The Mark of the Beast in Revelation is not meant to be taken as a crystal ball prediction of something that will literally occur. Trust God, who has given us the knowledge that this is not something to be taken literally in light of proper Biblical studies.
I'm sorry but where do you get the idea that this is all literal given the fact the many of the things predicted in the bible have come to pass. Where are the scriptures to validate your point or are you creating your own brand of christianity?
Shepherd of Souls Pastor Shishko!
A sermon well-delivered, nourishing, and convicting to my soul. I hope to be more like this young man; simply telling the truth of my condition "I once was blind, but -oh- I see!"
God bless your ministry in Franklin Square. I miss being able to visit you all - but God has work for me here in Kansas!
A sheep in the fold,
Great Sermon! I learned a lot from this video. I have many words to say, but my English is not good enough, so I have to simplize it. I was shocked by it and inspired by it. Our church need words like that.