praise from a Christian counselor Excellent sermon, pastor. I especially liked the part where you discussed Christian counselors and people who don't talk about sin. Without exception, every client I ever saw was in some major sin that was undealt with, and contrary to how therapists are trained to affirm all things in their clients, I would call them out. And guess what. .. if they repented, they would improve. If they didn't, they wouldn't. Great job! And I love the Jonah verse at the end!
Real preaching brings persecution Dr. Johnston - thank you again for providing a message that brings conviction and truth. I agree that Paul would be thrown out of most churches today. He preached the cross, not his own personal crisis. He preached about sin, not about how to be happy. My audience has been very blessed by yours messages! Thanks again for allowing us to share them. I'm praying for you.
Thanks for actually prepping a sermon First, let me commend you for being one of a few pastors who actually take time to prepare a well thought out sermon. You're a rare bird in that regard. :) Second, thanks for sharing actual quotes from CS Lewis through out your message. I, personally, have never been a fan of Lewis. I can't stand fantasy writing and the one book I have read of his, A Grief Observed, I didn't think was "all that". I am familiar with his famous quote about Jesus being a liar, lunatic or the Lord and I was hoping you would address that quote. However, the fact that you exposed his heresy and the fact that he lived in sin with a woman, is enough for me to tell my radio audience about him. You may consider getting this sermon transcribed, I would share it if you do.
Outstanding sermon If every Pastor in America, who actually believes the Word of God, would teach the Word of God, then our country would be in a lot better place.
Kudos to you for taking the TIME to STUDY the issues and the Scriptures and preach the truth about this issue.
I can't wait to listen to more of your messages.