Great Sermon! Much is revealed to us in the New Testament that was not revealed in the Old. We have a more sure word of prophecy. The character of God has not changed but now our sin has been put away by Christ. God no longer requires the sacrifice of animals, circumcision or strict dietary measures. The gospel of Christ is now the central message God requires us to preach.
I depart with dispensationalists though when it comes to the place the moral law has in our life as Christians. And I also depart from them in their view of a literal millennium.
In short, we must seek guidance of the Lord by His Spirit to apply His Word to our lives. All of it is given to us to profit from it and instruct us in the way of righteousness.
Why this book is beneficial As a narrator, often I don't listen to my own narrations. Maybe once or twice to check out the audio. There are exceptions such as a narration called, Excerpts from An Alarm to the Unconverted, Joseph Alleine. But this audio I keep on a CD and listen too it often. The way that Matthew Henry( 18 October 1662 â€“ 22 June 1714 )has weaved Bible verses together to illustrate praying for specific outlines of the Lord's pattern for prayer is very helpful. Reading the first chapter of this book, on adoration and praise of God, was very convicting because I realized so little of my own prayers start with God's praise but instead so much of my own needs. When Max McLean narrated "The Valley of Vision" and released it on CD, the disk on confession and contrition was the one that I listened to the most. So it is with this audio. I feel like my self-reflection issues in a constant "groan being burdened." Charles Spurgeon used to say that John Bunyan's blood is Bibline - poke him anywhere he would bleed bible. I don't know how you could conclude anything else of the famed commentator as displayed in this book which is over 500 pages of weaved Bible texts in prayer language. Thankfully it is available all over the internet as a free e-book.
Great Sermon! Jesus responds on faith, Gen 3 the curse of sickness and sin was tied because of curse on Adam and Eve, but the blind man the disciples asked who sinned the man or his parent Jesus answered neither but that the glory of God would be revealed.
Some asked if healing is for today, I ask is breathing for today
Compare Edwards - Man Naturally God's Enemies There is a sentence in this sermon that I have only seen the like one other time in an Edwards sermon and that is "...if it lay within a person's power that is governed wholly by self-love to pull God out of heaven and to kill Him, if he could promote his own interest by it, though never so little, or looked upon God as at all standing in the way of that interest, he would do it." In that sermon Edwards said " if the throne of God were within your reach, and you knew it, it would not be safe one hour. Who knows what thoughts would presently arise in your heart by such an opportunity." (Men Naturally are God's Enemies)
How a true spiritual physician counsels The year of this writing is 1843. There is an outbreak of cholera in the community. A faithful pastor well skilled in giving counsel to awakened sinners visits the death bed of a lady who made a "profession" long ago. After a series of questions he determines it is safest to warn her that her former profession was FALSE, that she had been building on the sand. NO EASY TASK. If it is alarming to find out that one is a hypocrite in times of health, it is even more desperate if the person learns of this days before entering into eternity. But the wall must be broken down that was daubed with untempered mortar. Ezek. 13:10 The pastor knows that the hearer must ALSO understand that the work of Christ in His life is as an important fact to note as the work of Christ on the cross. The story has a happy ending and the lady within 12 hours of her death gives the most satisfactory evidences that she has trusted in the vicarious atonement and rejoices at the reading of John 10. I asked myself if I was giving counsel to a dying person if I would be tempted to flatter them with what the WANT to hear rather than what they NEED to hear.
Christ the Example of Gospel Ministers This appears to be part of a number of narrations from 1986. It was the first time I had ever narrated Jonathan Edwards's sermons. Unfortunately, I did not separate them on cassette tape by title, but just started at tape one with one sermon, and finished at the end of about tape 12, many sermons later. This was for the Chapel Library when they were still in Venice, Fl. and this was a ministry to the blind customers. All of these sermons have since been narrated again, but in those days not too many people were narrating, Edwards, Owen, Alexander, Pink, Spurgeon, and more rare names like William Sprague and J.G. Pike. Now next December will be the 28th anniversary from when it all started with a cassette player with a built in microphone back in 1985. I remember narrating the entire book, Thoughts on the Present Revival of Religion, by Edwards but I think some cassette masters must have gotten lost over the years. I never kept copies for myself in those days but mailed them all away.
Great Story... I was not aware that someone had narrated this story for SermonAudio. This is the short version... Mary had saved for a Bible there was no copy on sale nearer than Bala â€“ 25 miles away; and it was not certain that a copy could be obtained there. Welsh Bibles were scarce in those days. Having saved for six years until she had enough money to pay for a copy, she started one morning in 1800 for Bala, and walked the 25 miles, barefoot as usual, to obtain a copy from the Rev. Charles. According to one version of the story, Thomas Charles told her that all of the copies which he had received were sold or already spoken for. Mary was so distraught that Charles spared her one of the copies already promised to another. This was the famed Thomas Charles of Bala. What is so interesting here is that last weekend I purchased the Attributes of God - Stephen Charnock - 1200 pages for 99 cents for Kindle. I was telling my wife after we had just left a solemn church business meeting that we have never been so blessed with the means of grace and God must be provoked that around us persons are still defecting from the faith. At this time I am narrating the Nature and Causes of Apostasy, John Owen, more for my own benefit than any other's.
Contact Pastor Steven Dilday, Patristic Resources Andy: You may contact Pastor Dilday using the information at http://ow.ly/oDdfa [http://www.libertyandgracereformed.org/pages/contact.php], as he may have this list. This series of free MP3s, by Dr. Dilday, may also be of interest: The History of the Service of Song http://ow.ly/oDdPJ [http://www.puritandownloads.com/the-history-of-the-service-of-song-by-dr-steven-dilday/]. On Antichrist also see: The Antichrist, Man Of Sin, In Our Midst, Classic Reformed Eschatology & Prophecy by Richard Bennett, W.J. Mencarow, Greg Price, et al. (Free Videos, MP3s, PDFs, etc.) http://ow.ly/oDea8 [http://www.puritandownloads.com/the-antichrist-man-of-sin-in-our-midst-classic-reformed-eschatology-prophecy-by-richard-bennett-w-j-mencarow-greg-price-et-al-free-videos-mp3s-pdfs-etc/] and
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