Holy Spirit as Warrior. I never thought about the Holy Spirit as a Warrior in the NT. I thought about God as a Warrior, in general, because of OT imagery, but this message helped me to see the Holy Spirit in a new and blessed light. The Holy Spirit is teaching us to make war against sin. "Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight" (Psalm 144:1).
Great Sermon! This sermons shook me as I realized that God corrects those whom he loves, and the way that this sermon was delivered gave me comfort that my own afflictions were not punishments. I loved this sermons and would recommend it to everyone.
Biblical teaching. It is true: this is the biblical teaching - separation from sin, from worldly spirit, from compromise, from false teaching. This is the problem in Romanian churches also: after the revolution in 1989 there is little separation between the church and the world. The Christians began to walk after the things they had no chance to have under Communism and the world filled the churches and their hearts. It is a very long sermon but it is worth to listen to, because this is the message all our churches need.
Faithfulness to God. Faithful standing for the truth. Excellent the Bible arguments applied to the political situation and to the needed reaction of faithful Christians. God had His witnesses in that time of trial.
God-centered life. When God and His cause are more important than our lives. The Bride is willing to die for Her beloved Bridegroom. This is the change the Holy Spirit works in us: we are no more centered on us, but on God.
Inspiration from Jeremiah. Interesting comparison between Jeremiah's call to ministry and that of pastor Foster's. Similarities in their message, in dealing with opposition and work of planting for the Kingdom of God. Encouraging message for all servants of God.
What to preach and how. A review of the doctrine preached: Christ, the sole authority of the Bible, depravity of man, the need for regeneration, the reality of conversion. The preacher must destroy, pull down, the false teachings and the stronghold of the enemy and of sin. The message and the tactics of a faithful preacher.
Need for repentance. Clear presentation of the situation in Ulster and the compromise in which some evangelicals fell, being ensnared by the devil. It is true, the call to repentance from 2 Chronicles 7:14 is applicable here.
Great warning. A serious message about a serious matter. A great warning against compromise and a call to faithfulness to God, biblically argued. Excellent the lessons from the biblical text to the case presented. The people of God heard a clear call from God to continue in His way as Joshua did. The clear call of God is a sign of His love and care for Hus people.
Burden of the Lord. A comparison of the spiritual state of the church in 1974 and in 2008. You can sense the sadness of the preacher in remembering the dedication and the spirit of 1974, in contrast with the present state of the people and churches. The way back to blessing is illustrated from the story in 1 Samuel 7.
Please listen! What a blessing!! In this day of apostasy separation has sliped from our churches. This sermon brings us back to God's priority of not seeking to be conformed to this world. Any casual observer will notice that the average American Church is saturated with the world.
A Challenging & Poignant Sermon In this heartfelt sermon, Ivan Foster examines the commission Christ expressly assigned to His Church of preaching the gospel (Mark 16:15) in the context of the Free Pres.Church's emerging role in the politics of N.I.& the inherent conflict of interest it represents & the bitter harvest of both division & strife it produced in its aftermath within the body of Christ.
The heaviness of heart with which this man of God solemnly recounts the tragic events that culminated in the present power-sharing government of N.I. is very much reminiscent of the prophet Jeremiah, whose burden it was to denounce the sin of Judah accompanied by weeping & lamentations over them.
An instructive message of significance & relevance that crosses denominational lines to those within the professing church of Jesus Christ, who have embraced the leaven of wordliness and forsaken the â€śold pathsâ€ť (Jer. 6:16)& are reposing their trust in the arm of flesh and not in the â€śarm of the Lord.â€ť (II Chron. 32:7-8)
Ivan Foster poignantly reproves those who have undermined the cause of Christ in so doing, by prayerfully exhorting them to repent and return unto their first love. (Rev. 1-3)
"He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches."
Great Sermon! This is a great sermon for the Church to remember in this modern age of falling away. The rise of Apostasy is so widespread it feels like our walls and gates are damaged. This exhortation from Nehemiahs great work should inpire us to be doers of the Word and continue our great work in the Church.
Great Sermon! That was a really good sermon, we are warned about the traps of Satan, to us caring for our friends, and what the Lord Jesus has done for us. I think we need more messages like that to wake us Christians up. we have to read the word of God in depth, and put those things into pratice. so that people can see Christ in us. thank you Rev Foster keep up the good fight for the souls of mankind.
Great Sermon! regarding those that believe the Scriptural Doctrine of Exclusive Psalmody
Its not ZEAL without KNOWLEDGE but ZEAL ACCORDING TO KNOWLEDGE.... Exculsive Psalmody is what the scripture teaches and it is very clear to any thinking christian who does not refuse to simply stick their head in the sand but wishes to honestly evalute the scriptures
Great good work of God. It is a work that brings us to heaven, but not our work, but God's work. It is a good work, that produces good fruit in us; this work has a beginning; it is an internal work, which has evidences; it is a work that continues. God will perfect this work in us and we will be like His Son.
Interesting Analysis Rev. Foster, thanks so much for this sermon - it is top notch preaching on the financial crisis the world faces.
How very clearly you articulate the seduction of the world, and sadly many Believers, by commercial success. The analysis of the coming Babylonian world order, with its religous apostacy, political power, and economic success, is very clearly presented.
How sad it is to see Christians drawn in to political and religious ecumenism by the "bottom line." In many many cases, materialism has separated us from our first love for Christ!
As you put it, the sweet wine that draws men into great wickedness is very often prosperity bought at the price of compromise.
In the churches, it is the fault of the shepherds for not boldly proclaiming God's Word to the people. How I pray that the church in Kilskeery will be able to find a new minister that will maintain the standard you have raised during your time there!