Great man of courage. A material very rich in information. Religious background in 19th Century USA, Gresham Machen's struggle with Liberalism in Europe and afterward, his growing dedication to Calvinism and his struggle to reform the church, the controversies regarding Liberalism and the founding of OPC. Very useful message.
makes me love Jesus more One of the most piercing presentations of the gospel I have every heard. Brings me to tears also, even thinking about the love of God demonstrated on the cross.
I listened to it on cassette tape years ago over and over, I'm glad to see it on the web now!
The difference. Luke 8:4-15. The third and fourth difference between true and false believers. False believers never close with Christ and all the inconveniences which might follow. We must be honest with people at the beginning and tell them about the price of being a Christian. False believers don't have a changed heart.
Bad news and good news. A message from 1975 on 1 Tes. 2:4. Until people do not understand the bad news that the relationship between the Creator and the sinful creatures is broken, they cannot understand the good news of salvation only through Christ.
Great Sermon! I have been listening to Brother Rolfe Barnard's sermons for approximately one month now. His preaching has blessed me. He was a very powerful preacher, that brings people into seeing their sin and coming to full repentance. We need more preachers like this ..present day, God willing. I believe he had a very lone walk in Christ, being an Evangelist that travelled right throughout America and also some parts of Canada, preaching in the style and conviction that was unique to Rolfe Barnard. I was intrigued how he himself fought God tremendously into coming into Him initially, but once broken...he was mightily used of God...a real and sincere preacher empowered by our Lord...and his preaching is relevant for current day listeners. His message is of the narrow road, sadly needed today. I pray God has blessed Brother Barnard in a special place in his heavenly home.
King and Priest. The assurance of our salvation is in God's oath to make Christ a priest for us for ever. Christ is King and Priest. He forgives our sins and rules over our lives. From this comes our strength.
Great lessons. For women, fulfilling the design God determined for them, to serve the well-being of their husband and family is an honor. Am excellent message about the role God wanted women to fulfill.
Exalting God. The Holy Spirit testifies about the assurance of salvation in the Scriptures and in our spirit. The Doctrines of Grace exalts God and humbles man - and this is what God must do with every one of us, so that all glory may be attributed to Him.
Role of baptism. Good presentation of the role of baptism in the Christian life. It is not something in relation only with the beginning of the Christian life, but a continual reminder and help throughout the Christian life. I think that the NT speaks about believer's baptism, so I was not convinced about the second part of the sermon, regarding paedo-baptism.
Great lesson. Christians were regenerated, but this implies that we need constant cleansing from Christ (not another regeneration, another bath, but a washing of "feet"), because we continue to sin in this world and we need to pray daily: Forgive us our sins. The work of the Holy Spirit will show us the sins we commit in our walk.