Awesome Sermon! Awesome, Pastor Bryan! I just love it how it is that you NEVER fail to put the verse read in the PROPER context, CHOOSING NOT to let any be misled thinking that it is meant for those who are NOT saved! It is not, and you are sure to set the record straight!
Yesterday, I heard a most diluted sermon by a Dr. Phil Stringer who seems to have those manure-laden titles to his name, and was utterly disgusted by it! Out of the 42 minutes he preached I could not derive more than a minute worth hearing, so laden it was with nonsensical personal anecdotes serving as "filler" material! A SERMON THAT HAD ABSOLUTELY NO STUDYING DONE BEFOREHAND!
And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
1 Corinthians 9:16
Preach the gospel! I must say, without a doubt, never have I heard a pastor live up to this other than you! WOW! How blessed are we who can learn every week about His word!
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Praise God, Pastor Bryan, you drill the word of God into your listeners!
Thank you, with all my heart!
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Great Sermon! Well, it is said that Einstein couldn't make simple change!
Ah! Grace! Unless it comes in a drink, I am afraid it escapes me! I have very little patience, and that does away with "grace" very quickly!
Besides, I believe in laying out the truth! People who cannot accept it, won't, regardless of how much grace I could employ! Here is where I pray the Holy Spirit comes into work! I surely depend on Him!
Thank you, Pastor Bryan! I am trying to catch up with older sermons, all of which are so very good! May God bless you and your wonderful House Church!
Excellent Sermon! There was a lot of press for Harold Camping because they wanted the world to mock the Rapture and make Christians look bad. We are the Lord's so make sure that you get along with the Lord and an account of ourselves of works done for God will happen. It will be the quality of the work not the quantity that matters. It is good to be zealous for the Lord. The Bible shouldn't be taken for granted. Heretics want to waste your time. A Christian cannot tolerate sin. We should help other Christians. Generally speaking the old America has gone and the modern America is much different. Lost people should be miserable about their sin.
Excellent Sermon! Yes the Rapture is a comforting hope for persecuted Christians. A good Christian is one who makes mistakes and learns from there mistakes. The Thessalonians had patience and faith among tribulations and persecutions. It was the Jews who persecuted the Christians in Thessalonica. The Thessalonians had joy because they knew that they were right with the Lord. You only have one shot at suffering for the Lord. It is a good thing to suffer for the Lord. Flaming fire will come upon the enemies of Lord Jesus in verse 8, this is not a loving Lord Jesus. Now is not the time to laugh at what is happening in this world. The devil cannot do anything to destroy the word of God, it is not bound. Jacob's Trouble or as most say the Great Tribulation is for the purification of Israel, not the Church.
Excellent Sermon! Catholics are wrong about celibacy, forced on people it causes a lot of problems. The Vatican is a military power, world leaders bow down to the Pope. In the Old Testament divorce was possible because the people had a hardness of heart, but is never a good thing. Adultery in the Old Testament carried the death penalty. Marriage is a responsibility, you cant go and leave you family behind like some missionaries have done. Things will be rough for married people in the future, especially for them in Jacob's Trouble.
Great Sermon! This is a really good sermon. It is authentic because it is delivered by a precher who is actually single, and so carries much more weight. There are very important considerations brought up in this sermon for the single person. It is true we must take into account where we are on God's timetable. The time is indeed short. As an aside, regarding the mass wildlife deaths, natural disasters etc of 2011 mentioned at the beginning of the sermon, it is interesting to note the start we are already having to 2012. Mass fish and bird deaths are already being reported worldwide(check out the 20 tonne of fish washed up in Norway), Christchurch in New Zealand has undergone 41 quakes in the last 24 hours http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10776340
Scoffers will continue to ignore the signs.
Come Lord Jesus!!!!
Great Sermon! Comment 2:
Aside from anything, such celebrating or not of Christmas on December 25 IS NOT A DOCTRINAL ISSUE! We need not make a big fuss about it either way! Paul again says:
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
ALL THAT MATTERS TO GOD IS WHAT IS IN US, and not any outward demonstrations! He knows our hearts!
And, indeed, Pastor Bryan, it had not occurred to me that in protesting such celebrations we are walking hand-in-hand with unbelievers, AND THIS IS NOT TO BE DONE, as Paul also tells us, quite clearly:
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:...
2 Corinthians 6:14
And, as for vanity, if it were a sin, I doubt there be a single woman out there, to include me, who does not help herself to an UNhealthy dose of it everytime makeup is applied, hair is groomed (men, too!), body parts shaven, etc., etc.. Then it is that the same who protest ARE NOT to avail themselves of ANYTHING that would make them more "acceptable" to the rest of the world! If they do these outward appearance embellishments, then it is they are HYPOCRITES to condemn ANY Christmas celebration!!
AWESOME Sermon! Oh! How sad that this even be needed to be said in view of:
30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.
Acts CLEARLY is THE transition book, which carries us from the days of STRICT OBSERVANCE OF THE LAW, to the period in which we are today, that of GRACE, through faith alone!! Paul stressed this:
23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.
24 Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.
25 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a schoolmaster.
26 For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.
WE ARE FREE! FREE!! We have to work at nothing, do sacrifices over nothing, etc.! WHY cannot some accept this joyous freedom our Lord and Savior has extended to us?!
I happen to have been raised by others, and know not my real mother's birthday! IF I wanted to, I have no doubt that I could pick and choose any one date to celebrate her birth! Just as WE ARE FREE TO CELEBRATE Christ's birth, any day we wish!
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Great Sermon! Peter de Rosa's book "Vicars of Christ" relates in excruciatingly painful detail the level of "celibacy" carried on by those in the Roman Catholic Church, from the popes to the "secluded" nuns! It should be mandatory reading to everyone who still insists on remaining in this evil cult!
Very good sermon, Pastor Bryan! Today, more especially, it is so very hard to find that "right" person, and that is quite sad! Indeed, you are right, in that the selfishness of some men requires that they be married in order to be counted as a reputable "man of God!" One does not see single pastors be chosen to any of the Baptist churches today. I have no doubt that some marriages are nothing but a convenient "solution" to a pastor's ambition! I remember my jaw dropping when during a sermon Matthew Furan related that when proposing to his now-wife she stated he did not love her! Ouch! Some statement to be made during a sermon some 19 years later, while she was in another room with the little ones!
Even sadder was hearing their 15-year-old son, who is methodically being groomed for the pulpit, who preaches his sermons periodically, state during Bible Study that "love is a choice!" I was startled when hearing this! One can see just what role "love" will play when their 4 kids find their mates!
Interesting Sermon! Yeah Santa is given supernatural abilities so it is great to get rid of Santa. There are parts of Christmas that need to be rebuked. I didn't know Mass came from a Saxon word so that Christmas means holy day of Christ. If someone is against Christmas then they are in a sense with Atheists and JW's. Jesus celebrated a holy day in Matt 26:17 and Paul kept Pentecost in Acts 20:16 and 1 Cor 16, which were the customs of the people. Romans 14:5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
Fantastic Sermon! lol i liked the humour mixed in with this one. Trump is indeed different to Trumpet. Those left behind will hear thunder. Those Raptured Believers will hear the trumpet. God doesn't necessarily have to talk to everyone. John 10 is about the Rapture, the sheep will hear His voice. People continually use verses for the Second Coming and mix it with the verses about the Rapture. The elect are the Jews not Christians. In 1 Cor 15 and 1 Thes 4 there no mention of the darkened sun, moon or blood and is different from Matt 24, Luke 21, Mark 13. And to this Catholics take a Post-Trib view.
Excellent Sermon! Yes the Post Trib Rapture view looks for the Antichrist. The Rapture is about being with the Lord Jesus not running away from the world. Yeah we have to be careful when people say that God showed me this or that as He could well have not shown them that in the Scriptures. The Post Trib Rapture view says that Christians have to suffer terribly to get into Heaven. Well a Christian does not have to suffer badly to get into Heaven, it is only through the Lord Jesus that one gets into Heaven. We are not Jews or Gentiles but are Christians.
Fantastic Sermon! Yes the Post Trib Rapture view looks for the Antichrist. The Rapture is about being with the Lord Jesus not running away from the world. Yeah we have to be careful when people say that God showed me this or that as He could well have not shown them that in the Scriptures. The Post Trib Rapture view says that Christians have to suffer terribly to get into Heaven. Well a Christian does not have to suffer badly to get into Heaven, it is only through the Lord Jesus that one gets into Heaven. We are not Jews or Gentiles but are Christians.
Great Sermon! Thank you for doing this sermon Bryan. It's very much needed in a time when the Anti-Christmas Christian movement is growing, even amoung Christians that use Bible PerVersions, believe it or not. I was made to feel quite guilty last year about celebrating Christmas by other Christian's teachings/rantings about the subject. But after hearing your other sermon 'What about Christmas?' earlier in the year, my mind was put at ease. Thus I could stop worring that I was somehow sinning by celebrating Christmas and start enjoying the holiday. I really thank God for this ministry, and pray God continues to strengthen and protect this ministry. May God bless you, and everyone in your fellowship. Merry Christmas! :)
Excellent Sermon! The Rapture is indeed our blessed hope. Something is wrong if you dont want the Lord Jesus to return to the earth. Yes, the New Testament begins after the Lord Jesus's death on the cross according to Hebrews 9. There is therefore a problem with using Matthew 24 for a Post Trib Rapture especially where it says for the people in Judea to flee to the mountains, well the Jews are being talked to their. And during the Tribulation there will be works Salvation where Christians have to choose to take the mark of the beast or not, that is works Salvation. People talk about the Tribulation but a better name is Jacob's Trouble. Jacob's other name being Israel so it is Israel's Trouble. Thanks for the Alex Jones as you showed he doesn't understand the Rapture in the audio played. I believe that there will be Christians left behind and only few Christians will be Raptured, that is the very elect. Because some false teachers choose to believe in a Pre Trib Rapture does not mean that it is wrong because the Catholics believe in a Post Trib Rapture, so these false teachers can take either side probably just to confuse people. Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. 1 Cor 15:51
Excellent Sermon! Good info on the book of Acts. Your right debate is not an open forum according to the KJV Bible. I see in debating that people leave truth and common sense. I have to be careful what i think is entertainment. No one wins a debate when you have Atheists vs Creationists. It is better to preach than debate i agree. There is no shame in backing out of a debate eventhough people say you are scared to debate them so that they win! With Modern Bibles from the Vatican used by Creationists that debate Evolutionists who is the weaker?
AWESOME! "Yeah! OK!" Ha Ha Ha!! I just love the way you "capitulate" to the enemy! Ha Ha Ha!
In the early seventies I had ordered a Mario Lanza collection of 3 8-trak tapes! I played the second so much that it quit on me! Thank God, Reader's Digest was kind enough to send my a replacement at no charge, but for which I would have gladly payed!
Praise God that through His ever-lasting word I will ALWAYS be able to make use of Titus 3:10-11. If it were a tape, it would have been warn out by now, for I have CONSISTENTLY used it!
And I owe this to you, Pastor Bryan, through whom I have come to learn so much, be assured for myself enough to voice it to any and all WITHOUT EQUIVOCATION!
Interestingly, there are those who say I am not satisfied until it is the other party agrees with me!! WHAT?! How can that be when ALL I say comes from the Scriptures, of which I give plenty of proof??!! No! No credit can I ever take for anything I say! Therefore, it isn't with me they need agree, but the word of God!
THANK YOU, PASTOR BRYAN, FOR ANOTHER GREAT SERMON!
What a great sermon! Awesome! I have wised up! This is my second attempt to post this, but I have made a draft to begin!
HILARIOUS that beginning you had! I just love your very timely sense of humor! Indeed, the one thing that has most attracted me to your sermons, of which I have spoken a lot, IS YOUR EVEN TONE!! It is very much a confidence-builder in the hearer! When at the Niagara Frontier Bible Church, I remember stating that I felt one should buy a ticket PRIOR to going into church for the incredible entertainment that was never missing, and Billy Crone's voice alone to climb many a decibel, more often than not! What a pathetic show these do! His, for one, was a one-man show! I AM GLAD YOU PLAY A SAMPLE OF IT! He now "entertains" in Las Vegas! How apropos! Not once did I ever hear Billy Crone mention Biblical dispensations!
Indeed, a corporation such churches are, ready with statements and instructions for all to tithe! Except I, as a rule, very seldom gave by check and never filled out the envelope! I firmly believe that what the right hand does the left need not know!
Thank you, Pastor Bryan! Your sermons are ALWAYS so filled with instruction! PLEASE NEVER CHANGE! May God bless you!
Great! Thanks for sharing the list of books you have read. We have the book Nourishing Traditions, as well. My Dad had that book for a long time and one day I picked it up and was looking through it and I couldn't believe I hadn't looked at it before! It is a good book as is Sally Fallon's, "Eat Fat Lose Fat". It's pretty interesting reading some of the history in Nourishing Traditions. Our diet has alot to do with our health for sure. My Dad and I are always happy to tell people about Weston A. Prices observations from visiting other countries. It's so amazing! We have tried to help others with their health but some ignore it and because they do that they end up being sick then partaking in the modern health system. And those I do not consider Bible believers. If one is truly a Bible believer it won't be in just word it will be in deed. And that will be a great living testimony to others.