Spot on. Great points about drug connections with shootings and whether psychiatric drug users should have guns. That should also extend to law enforcement officers and homeland security personel who take these drugs.
Great Sermon! Awesome! Holy hip hop has been such a blessing to me. I dont hear any theology or doctrine in my church at all, we just get the standard verse and 20 minute sermonette. I've learned more from SermonAudio then I ever have in church. It is a sad thing what man has turned Christs church into
To be a good minister you need something more Pastor Trevor, you have been a wonderfully helpful influence to me. But is there something you might be overlooking in your emphasis for the year.
...but are you a minister of the gospel, a feeder of the children of the Lord, or are you a seminary professor? Im not asking you to stop doing anything you are doing, I am asking you to add the emphasis of prayer. No, not for you to pray, but for the people you are instructing to study ... THEY need to pray. Pray about what? Pray about whatever they learn from their study of course! And do so as soon as new light strikes them. Light, food, and incence... and the incense is whats right at the entrance to the holy of holies. Is that too symbolic? Must mean something dont you think?
Brother, I dont think this is a small matter. What do you think would be more useful to the person who follows your instruction through the year?... 60 minutes of study, or 45 minutes of study followed by 15 minutes of focused prayer about what they learned? ... and if they have not learned anything that leads them to prayer, how useful was their time?
... Just a thought.
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Great Sermon! I believe, given the nature of human nature, the falsity of an operation on this level would have produced a leak if Bin Laden wasn't dead. Let's not forget that we are dealing with scores who were involved with the operation.
Great Sermon! Pastor Hammack,
I think you are so accurate on this topic. Thank you for being bold and preaching these truths. We just can't explain things away and make excuses for God. I can't help thinking of many single people who would make great spouses and parents, who pray for many years for a mate and never do get married. Always it's something they did (or are doing ) wrong. But sometimes God just doesn't come through like we hoped He would. Thanks, I enjoy your programs.
Great Sermon! Leading Reformed pastors (e.g., Albert Mohler and John MacArthur) are falsely comforting millions that when a baby, child or hero dies in a tsunami, massacre (including abortion) or other catastrophe, then they all go to heaven. But because they've assimilated the culture's view on justification, they're not really Reformed. Instead, their 'Justification by Death' and 'Justification by Works' doctrines makes them akin to Universalists and Pelagians. In their zeal to provide an assurance of salvation to hurting loved ones, they inadvertently have waded deep into apostasy.
Exalting Reason Over Revelation Pastor Hammack, thank you for sharing this message. It really shows how the modern evangelical church has imploded by letting the unbeliever have the monopoly in academia.
It's really troublesome when Christian debaters put revelation to the side. One of the legacies that Cornelius Van Til left us was the understanding that we are never to put revelation to the side to confront the unbeliever. What's scary is that revelation was not only being put to the side, but trampled on by the very men that should have defended God's precious word.
The approach that should have been used was to ask the atheists that they were debating about the nature of the very 'natural laws' that they took for granted. How could a random universe have laws to begin with? One of the atheists even mentioned logic and reason.
A solid Covenant Apologist would have demonstrated that without the Christian worldview, the law of identity would not even make sense from an atheistic perspective.
The unbeliever's worldview, when taken to it's ultimate conclusion is reduced to absurdity. Dinesh had what Van Til called a peace-meal apologetics approach and that's why this absurdity could not be exposed.
I recommend Michael R. Butler's lecture, "Christianity & Science."
Great Sermon! Trevor,
thank you for your podcasts. I firmly believe in th doctrines of grace and especially the one of the perseverance of the saints. I take great comfort in knowing "the good work God has begun in me, He will see to completion". You call it going through the motions, I call it obedience and trust. At my church, our motto is, "we are nobodies and Christ is all". We look to Jesus to change us in his time because we can not change ourselves. btw our church runs a homeless shelter so we have many, many visitors who have not heard the simple message "Jesus came into the world to save sinners." All our sermons define what that means so we don't talk a lot about how to be a better person and what works someone needs to do to get right with God. Just the good news that we are saved through what Jesus did. God told Abraham He would provide the sacrifice and He most definitely did.
Great Sermon! I still feel as if I an on fire for God. I do have some days that are better than others, but on the whole, I feel like I have substance in my life. I pray to God that I never become apathetic about my walk with Christ.
Thanks for letting us hear that! I love debates like this. When the debaters on the side of GOD agree that a fundamentalist interpertation of the Bible on creation is "nonsense." I fell out of my chair. At that point the debate was OVER. The Devil was debating the Devil. Send in Hovind to debate all those clowns.