Good study. Careful presentation of Paul's arguments, refuting the error of those who deny resurrection, showing the unreasonable consequence of their teaching. Very useful the warning of Paul: association with those who teach errors in such fundamental points makes us to compromise. Very useful the aplication of the preacher to present day realities.
Situation ethics vs God's Word. Situation ethics vs the Word of God. Who is deciding? God, through His Word, or human oppinion? Very tough the idea that we have not to seek earthly positions if this means loosing God's blessing. Courageous stand in the middle of some troublesome events.
Great sorrow. A moving message about the need for confession of sin and repentance. You can sense the sorrow of the preacher for the condition of FPC churches. The prayer at the end of the sermon is from the heart - may God answer it after His great mercy and grace!
Preaching the cross. The responsability of the preacher is to preach Christ and the cross. Preaching morality will not advance holiness, but the preaching of the cross will do it. Paul depended not in something inherent in him, but in God's power to assist his faithful preaching of the cross of Christ.
Call to separation. A call for separation from an apostate church and from sin, from a worldly spirit. A call to holiness of living, being ready to suffer reproach for God. With many examples from the preacher's life.
Great call. Blessed message about the seriousness of sin among the people of God and of God's response to that. A humble and sincere confessions of the failure of God's people to keep the standards of fidelity only to the Word of God and not trusting in other things - in this case, in politics. May God use this call to make it efficacious for all pastors and members of FPC to return to what they believed in the beginning, so that God may pour blessing upon the churches!
Light in the darkness of man. What great news regarding salvation in Christ is in the report preached, but the world believes not this message of liberating salvation. Only the arm of the Lord can give faith to believe this for our salvation.
Great victory of Christ. Christ defeated Satan by His death and resurrection. The preaching of the resurrection is the proclamation of Christ's victory and of Satan's defeat. Satan hates this, the saints love this. The resurrection declared that God put His stamp on all what Christ did and said in His life here on earth.
Great joy in God. The Lord is the benefactor of all mankind. But especially He gives special blessings to His children. His grace and His blessings are the cause of our joy. And this will be eternal!