Great Sermon! Dr. Thomas, this is a very good sermon despite your desire to preach on Christmas, the glory and joy, the singing angels. I could so relate toward the end, as i'm sure everyone can, of not being able to wrap your mind around deceased unbelieving relatives and their eternal state. Makes my blood run cold is what you said. Very good way to put it. I become numb and overwhelmed if I ponder it and must push it away (particularly re my very beloved catholic grandmother). I too must run to Him and ponder His revealed benevolence despite anything and everything and His holy justice in His choices. Merry Christmas, Dr. Thomas.
Great Sermon! I came again a second time to this sermon seeking comfort for my soul in grief for the families in insurmountable grief in their losses of fri, dec 14. The sermon has not failed me. Thank you Bro Derek.
Great Advent Sermon! The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. Are there any more glorious words than this? Thank you for this sermon Bro. Sinclair. The incarnation of the God. I desire to be more and more staggered by this Truth. Jesus Christ, Eternal Word. My Lord and my God. How can it be that He came for me.
Changed topic - not on Romans 6 Dr. Ferguson changed the sermon at the last minute. So this sermon is not on the book of Romans 6. He decided to talk about the importance of our relationship and influence on children.
Fantastic Intellectual Insights You are dealing with topics that most American churches seem to ignore. I love this sermon. "being obscure is good" is so opposed to our Facebook and Twitter numbers generation where popularity is exalted. Thanks for such an amazingly wonderful sermon.
Great Sermon! Magnificent! Brilliant! I've listened to it twice now and know I will more times taking notes. Some years back in His grace He brought me to a place to study His attributes and it was a turning point for me in my knowledge of Him and in my walk with Him. This sermon makes my soul soar. (The middle knowledge stuff is foreign to me but I don't feel the need to ponder it). Thank you for this magnificent sermon and for this series.
Great Sermon! Staggered....an appropriate word for this message! I have learned that my "god" is way too small, and that I am much smaller than I ever imagined! I have come away with my God much, much BIGGER, and I even smaller. I am almost afraid to attend these sessions...I have been given much, so very much in my life about God, Jesus and His Kingdom, His purposes and His plans, His heart and desires for me......I am so ashamed that I have given Him so little in return. Thanks to First Presbyterian and its leaders, I am seeing Him more clearly and loving Him more dearly. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
A light in the darkness This sermon brings marvelous encouragement and guidance from an elder brother in Christ. Are you feeling overwhelmed in the wilderness? Are you afraid that the Bible will surely disappoint your longings? Listen, friend. Ponder. Then read--and walk with Christ.
As you long for yet another word of insight and upbuilding, let me encourage you to go to Pastor Ferguson's sermon of May 9, 2011, "The Seven Mile Bible." For here, again, he preaches the supreme point--the glory and the life--in all the blessed details of the Bible: it is Christ, in all and through all.
Somber, convicting, helpful Milk... A beautifully spoken Word for my heart...as all your messages have been during this season of my life. It is as if God is speaking directly to me, with the heart and voice of a real Father and when you spoke the words of next weeks message title, it literally took by breath....for this very subject is one from which I have run, hidden ,or ignored most of my years. It is time to face it head on...by His grace and mercy alone, I will. Thank you, Sir, for I know He has prepared me for it.
Paul's Concern Was Not Addressed! From it's conception the Church was comprised of the Jewish people, but as a Nation, we are all awarethey've rejected their Messiah.
Over the years there have been Jewish individuals who have become believers and there are Messianic believers all over the world.
I've failed to see where Minister Ferguson addressed Paul's concern for the entire nation. The question wasn't whether or not they understood that the Gospel was not works related, but based upon grace.
Paul's concern was the restoration of his people as a nation back to God.
Indeed God has not forfieted His irrevocable promises to the Nation Israel, He will deal with them as a nation in the restoration of their salvation.
Once again He will be their God as they will be His people as He has promised, otherwise, we are doomed!
God cannot lie!
Great Sermon! When I heard Dr. Sinclair's urgent comments regarding attending this series, in particular when he said "unless you are providentially hindered", I was gripped in a way I have not been in a while. I could not dismiss this "feeling", so I set out to determine on my own if and why I, personally, should attend and commit myself as he strongly suggested. I am sorry to say I fell asleep during the first attempt at listening....not because the message was boring; I was very tired. So, I tuned back in a 2nd time and to make a long story short, I have wept and wept and wept...what else could a 62 year old egghead do upon realizing what she has "missed". You have tapped something deep inside my soul that has been buried under an indescribable avalanche of religion and information. I now know that I must and will commit myself to this series and for what other reasons than you have given....one of the main ones for me.....to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Who Christ is....I can see why Jesus said "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." I feel like I have been given a drink of much needed living water, as if "this is what I have been looking for".... and by His grace alone, "out of him will flow rivers of living water."