Confused I'm confused. Is this about producing fruit or bearing fruit? I believe there's a difference. I believe we are called to bear fruit, not produce it. The production of the fruit is done by the vine which is Jesus Christ.
Waiting One great point made. Details matter. The words "last trump" mean 2 things. 1) There are previous trumps (couldn't that be seen as signs?) 2) There are 0 trumps after it sounds. Therefore, if the LAST trump isn't at least the 7th trump of Revelation, it can't be the last.
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor Teis. This is a refreshing sermon about one of the greatest times of the year. I'm afraid even Christians are getting so wrapped up in the supposed pagan background of this holiday that they completely miss the obvious opportunity for evangelism during this time of year. I, too, was concerned about the Jeremiah 10 verse and didn't put a tree up for a couple years so I would not dishonor God. I'm grateful for pastors like yourself who truthfully proclaim the word of God. God Bless!!
Ummm... Pastor, I love listening to you but I'm baffled by this. 1 Corinthians 15:52 says "at the LAST trump" we are going to be translated or raptured. However, in this sermon you mention a trumpet and angels gathering "the elect" (for which you commented whoever the elect are). So does this happen AFTER the rapture (and therefore the rapture is NOT at the last trump) or does it happen before the rapture? I'm completely confused.
Great Sermon! Great sermon although difficult to hear in my flesh. However I know this kind of forgiveness is possible to us not only through the example and the spirit of Christ but also through the example of Stephen in Acts.
Great Sermon! I appreciate your willingness to preach the entirety of the Bible and you're literal preaching of the Bible. However, I'd like to know if you believe the last trump is the same as the seventh trump in revelation. After all, if the 7 trumpets in Revelation happen after the one for the rapture, the one for the rapture wouldn't be the last, right?
Great Sermon! Pastor Monte,
I appreciate your preaching but I must ask, What if you're wrong about the timing? What if the last trump of 1 Corinthians 15:52 is the 7th trump in Revelation? I'm not interested in an argument over this, only a discussion if you find it important enough. God Bless.
Great Sermon! If I may be honest this message took me back and now I feel as if my life has been wasted in many ways. I can think of a couple people who have influenced me but none so strongly that I see their attributes in my life today without straining. Great sermon but difficult to swallow.