Great Sermon! I appreciate so much your preaching, Pastor Powell. Thank you for your faithful studies through the book of Jonah. They've been a blessing to me. Pray for my city, would you, brethren, as I pray for you!
Thank you - great quote Thank you for the great quote where an unbeliever mentioned he wanted to go hear Whitefield preach and his friend inquired if he was believed in God. The man's reply was "No, but George Whitefield does". This quote made me brave today. Thank you, Pastor Raines.
To steal from a movie ("The Princess Bride"): "Never go against a Sicilian [Christian] when death is on the line!"... course, those were his last words. Well, so be it, eh.
Death is, indeed, on the line so please, I beg you, pray for a soul named Kristina today (4/10/11), and perhaps, also pray for a Wimpy Kid named Sue.
Awful Sermon This Sunday School message commands awe!
Listen to this sermon if you are a woman, if you are a child, if you teach (ugh), if you are a daughter, if you are a mother, if you deal on a daily basis with unconverted neighbors, coworkers or family. Listen to this sermon if this very weekend you maybe "slipped" up "only JUST a little" with your tongue and listen ESPECIALLY if you think you haven't sinned with that little fire in your mouth THAT much or in a long while.
"Respectable" sin? Oh, how awful!
Thank you, Pastor Raines. Thank you.
Interesting Concept It was fascinating to hear which works John Owen created and what he was doing in his life when he created them. Busy guy.
I was encouraged to hear Owen ended well (from man's view) with a growing church. I share this because I just heard from a learned sister that supposedly A.W. Pink spent the latter years of his life as a curmudgeon not attending any church at all and Luther ended his life nearly as a drunkard. I should check those facts first, I suppose before posting such. Anyway, how HUMAN these honored men really were. Lesson learned (from my dim witted view): sinners can write and yet God might still bless their work greatly.
One very practical point you made which I'll mull over for a while is your exhortation that each teacher might try to USE EVERYTHING TWICE. Thank you for that suggestion.
Brother, twice you made comments like, "Who would want to accept those kinds of calls to preach". I'm a nobody who knows NOTHING but what if I live in that city and it's that dark everywhere I look? I'd welcome the brave brother who'd dare come bring the light no matter how potentially dim.