The Christian and his cross Not often does one hear such preaching on the Christian and his cross, how it is to be taken up, Godâ€™s sovereign control over our trials and the joy that accompanies them when we humbly accept them. This churchâ€™s logo holds the promise of more such cross-centered teaching, rare indeed in our times.
Encouraging Sermon! While so many mega and mini churches today invest resources and put their trust in other means of filling the pews, it is always encouraging to hear the testimony of pastors who put the preaching of the Word in first place and keep it there against circumstance and human logic. This pastorâ€™s testimony leaves no doubt that he knows the blessing that comes when we make the sowing of the Word our priority and leave it to the Lord to â€śadd to the church such as should be savedâ€ť (Acts2.47), something no amount of church music, dancing, spectacle and entertainment can achieve.
Great Sermon! This district court ruling on Iran, which leaves Bro. Hammack so perplexed, is clearly perceived by us who have the advantage of observing events in your country from abroad as yet another twist in the noose, of diabolical origin, which has been dragging the U.S. ever deeper into violent war and self destruction.
It is also seen by us as yet more evidence of a divine judgment on the U.S. whereby it has been handed over to the very spirit of violence which that country has, for decades, not only tolerated but promoted as entertainment domestically and abroad. What other explanation can there be for your country, previously seen as a protector against tyranny and injustice, to have come to be feared for its warmongering and for its brandishing of flimsy excuses (of which this Iran ruling is a typical example) as justification for bringing death and destruction to millions.
We thank God for your questions Bro. Hammack, may they arouse some of your compatriots from their slumber!
Exposing a growing cancer Great teaching on the increase of divination and occult practices in the world and, more importantly, in the church. Such practices are a cancer which destroys the assemblies which fail to react against it. Part of the deception is that this spiritual disease is not only relatively painless but on the contrary, as Pastor Mike points out, brings financial rewards to church leaders who promote it. We need more prophetic voices to warn the world and the churches against this evil.
Great Sermon! "Poor scriptural interpretation" was the previous comment on McIntire's teaching on the four horsemen and the four beasts passages. In fairness to the speaker it must be said that his interpretation of these passages mostly has sound scriptural basis as well as the backing of many other Bible commentators. Where one might disagree with McIntire is on his acceptance of the dispensationalist interpretation of Daniel's (ch. 9) 70th week prophecy and of a supposed pre-tribulation "taking out" of the church.
Great Sermon! This Acts Series is mightily inspiring in the many lessons it contains on witnessing for our risen Lord. And of great encouragement to anyone yearning for God to restore to today's church the power to "turn the world upside down"!