Great Sermon! AN GREATLY POWERFUL SERMON FOR ONE SUCH AS I WHO COULD MEAN TO BE FUNNY IS THE EXTEMPORE VOGUE UNLESS WE BELIEVE THE WHOLE TRUTH IS READY TO BE GIVEN BY US I FEAR NO SERMON SHALL EVER BE WHAT YOU HAVE SO EXCEEDINGLY SHOWN GOOD SERMONS ARE TO BE. THANK YOU. THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO BE READY WITH THE SERMON AT ALL TIMES. IN MY COUNTRY THERE IS SO MUCH POLLUTION IT IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE TO CONNECT WITH THE MERCHANDISE OF RELIGION STUDIED IN A DAY. BESIDES, THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE SO DIVERSE, HOW CAN A PLAIN BELIEVER BE READY WITH NEGOTIATING HAIRPINS AND BENDS AND A GOOD DOSE OF GOD'D WORD AS WELL? SO UNLESS GOD WILLS SO, THE CHOSEN HAVE BECOME CHOOSEY AND TRUTH FAILS UNTIL SOMELIKE LIKE THE EMINENT SPEAKER TELLS BETTER THINGS. HOW WELL IS THE BODY OF CHRIST BUILT, A WONDER OF WONDERS IF WE MEAN TO BELIEVE IT, I CORINTHIANS 12;12-27. I READ TODAY, THE CHURCH THE BODY OF CHRIST FORGIVES EVERY SIN OF A BELIEVER AND THUS THE HEAD OF THE BODY, CHRIST, IS FORMED ANEW IN THE VISION OF BELIEVERS. I WONDER IF THAT IS TRUTH, OUR FORGIVENESS OBTAINED BY JESUS, WHAT HEAD ARE WE GOING TO DEPICT TO THE REAL WORLD? NONE AS GOOD AS THE PORTRAYAL OF SERMONS BY DR. JOHN CARRICK. PRAISE THE LORD!
What kind of faith. Differences between true and spurious believers. Evangelism has consequences. False evangelism will create spurious believers. We must tell people the whole Gospel and present Christ as presented in the Gospel.
Asbolutely Essential! This is the best treatment of extemporaneous preaching that I have heard. Dr. Carrick has clearly conveyed what is so hard for many of us to express. This lecture is not merely about a mode of preaching, but it should drive us to diligence in our labors and utter dependence upon the Holy Spirit.
Great man of God. Excellent message about a great man of God: reformer in the church and society. Interesting his involvement in culture, education, politics and the Christian response given to these areas. Christ is Lord over all the aspects of life.
Learning from God. Two short chapel messages, from Acts 17 and 1 Corinthians 1. The Christians were taught of God to have other theology of creation, other soteriology and eschatology than the Greek philosophy. And we must testify to the world about our faith, with humility and courage.
Cultural mandate. A plea for Christians to fulfill our cultural mandate, to work for a Christian culture. Christians must be engaged in education, in schools, or else the culture will be from the wicked one.
Great Sermon! Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O LORD, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. 1 chronicles 29:11
Timely warning. A message about the danger of having a mind full of Calvinism, with the heart untouched of these truths. Of having no concern for the lost, no burden for missions. A Calvinism without the passion for souls as Brainerd and Carey had. Timely warning.
Great darkness. In times of depression we loose sight of every hope, every blessing we had or we will have from God, we can feels only the pain of the knife in the wound and our only wish is to escape from it, maybe in death. There are moments of utter powerlessness, we are down physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. Only a sight of God can bring us out of this condition.
How to evangelize. Starting point of the message is Mark 5:18-20. A plea to renounce to the obsession of methods and points in evangelism. We must live a saintly life and we will do evangelism. Rich message. Many personal examples from the preachers life. Very useful message.