A sermon to explain our current immorality Many of us are struggling to understand today's moral crisis and the rapidness of our falling away. I thought perhaps Romans 3 was the best description/answer, but Isaiah 3 also provides clarity. John Owen also experienced this horror in his day and preached upon it.
Bruce Jenner's twisted thoughts How do we respond to this as Christians? It's really simple, I think. Bruce Jenner has likely spent thousands of dollars pumping himself with hormones, and being made to look like a woman with the help of the surgeon's hand. While wanting to be born again as a woman, the irony is that he simply needs to meet the truth of the Gospel, and be born again spiritually, and all of his twisted thoughts about himself will be straightened out by the truth of God. It really is that simple. Can we not pray for his soul, brothers? Can we not also defend God's honor and speak the truth in love, that what Bruce Jenner has done is contra-God? Defend God's honor and pray for Bruce Jenner. Defend God's honor and call this act of ungodliness exactly what it is: ungodliness. We're not to stand silent and allow God's honor to be walked upon like everything is alright, because it's not alright. Pray fervently. -- Rob
Excellent Some very good material discussed here. It's a long message but covers a ton of topics, including a helpful section of "how would you respond to a certain encounter" answers regarding folks like Watchtower, etc.
James White is an excellent teacher and always beneficial to listen to.
Great resource I greatly appreciated the reading of this classic. This is a good, clear systematic theology that covers the important doctrines of the Christian faith: the nature of God, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, the sacraments, etc. It's an old book but still very practical and applicable. Highly recommended.
Critique Use caution when defining words. "Wherein" does not have a sarcastic definition in and of itself. It simply means "in what way". The people in Malachi's day weren't sarcastic. They were blind, just like today.
Doing the same We're in the second year of a church plant. This coming Sunday we'll be holding our second vision meeting. We should, absolutely, remind ourselves of our purpose regularly. Thank you.
Great Sermon! I found this series several years ago and have listened to it 6 times since then. Pastor Donnelly's sermons have always been a blessing to me. His uncompromising teaching of the Word is accompanied by compassion, sincerity and due diligence. I have literally listened to every sermon of his that I can find and I thank God for such men.
Fantastic Excellent message about Luther's devotion to hymnody and how important hymns are not just for the times of saints gathering for worship, but for the blessing and edification of singing hymns in the home with children. Wonderful message.
You might want to take a fresh look at David Wilkerson's The Vision (you can find the audio on Youtube). What he said about this sort of thing and compromise is absolutely accurate. Chilling. There is a true Church and there is a harlot Church. What he have here is an example of the latter, obviously.