Great Sermon! I Thank You for the sermon. In the time where men cannot talk about God. You have shown that men can stand if they really believe God. When Christ is in the heart, men can preach. I live in the desert, this sermon was the freshest water I have ever had here. I praise God for the good you folks do. This is the only way I might have fresh flowing water of truth. In Christ:
Search your heart Sermon! Thank you brother Phillip for your challenging, but gracious, ministry. This sermon is one of the most heart searching I have EVER heard. Satan would keep us comfortable in a counterfeit humility, and meekness in the things of the Lord, which is just fleshy and carnal. To those who truly want to follow Christ, and should not we all with a Biblical humility and meekness, which is based on the grace given to us in the new birth, should listen to this sermon. I am about to listen to it for the second time, as I want the Lord to instill this Christian attribute into my very being, for I need to be much challenged in this so important area of Christian living. I enjoy listening to brother Phillip, for it is proof that one does not have to shout about to have an impact, when the Holy Spirit quickens a word to the soul, one knows
Awesome practical sermon for workers! Thank you brother Phillips for bringing before us thoughts for employees, basing them on Richard Baxter's comments on this issue.
As a low paid employee who cleans for a living, I have had a mental problem with well-paid "bosses" and lazy workmates. Thankfully, the Lord has been showing me where I have had sinful tendencies and an unbiblical attitude in this matter. I have to be a doer of the word, as well as a hearer, and I know this will be difficult, but must repent of what has been sinful, and by God's grace I shall serve the Lord Christ from now on. O Lord, I must decrease and thou must increase in this area.
Testimony A few weeks after I listened to the message on â€śThe Prophet, the Bears and the Childrenâ€ť, I was listening to a lady at my church complain about some children she knew who mocked the things of God. I told her about this message, and ended up making a copy of it so she could listen to it at home.
They sat down on their bed and put the message in to listen to it, when, after about 10 minutes, their youngest son (3rd grade) came in and sat down with them. He said, "I like this, momma" and continued to listen. After a few more minutes their oldest son (11th grade) came in and started listening as well. The parents looked at each other and said, "we need to get Brittany in here too." So they brought their daughter (6th grade) in and started from the beginning.
After the message was over, they sat in their bedroom with their children, all discussing the message for 2 hours!
My friend told me that they were talking to their children about the danger of mocking the things of God just a couple weeks before that, and now their children were hearing the message very bluntly and poignantly from the lips of a preacher in California. Let me tell you, it made a totally different and more powerful impact on the children as they recognized the seriousness of it like they hadn't before
Praise be to God I just wanted to let you know that my husband and I have listened to almost all of the sermons in the church history series by Michael Phillips, and a good deal of other sermons on other topics. We made mp3 copies of the church history messages and distributed them to a group of our friends. Three of our friends are leaving for East Asia today as they are going to encourage a brother who is laboring for Christ over there. We sent a cd with all of the church history messages with them to give to this brother. These messages have been such a blessing to us and our faith, that I just wanted to thank you and encourage you to keep on serving the Lord in the sincerity and truth of the message. May souls be turned and God be glorified!!
Great Sermon / Series! I have been greatly blessed by this entire series of messages. Coming from a strong, judgemental fundamentalist background, this series has so humbled me by revealing so many blind-spots that are prevalent in those circles. Praise the Lord for preserving the expository work done by Brooks and for having Phillips glean even more for us today.
discerning Sermon! Brother Phillips, using some of the writings of Richard Baxter as the base, points out what is acceptable and what is not acceptable, in the realm of humour in relation to our souls good, and the glory of God, and we must be sensitive to these, as well as the feelings of others, and when our humor must be appropriate and inappropriate.
Plenty of scripture is used in this sermon, and is preached in a gracious way.
This was a good, practical sermon, very discerning.
Thank you brother Phillips for this most discerning sermon.
Great Sermon! This is an excellent message. Every Christian should listen to this! Christians today often come across as a special interest group vying for political power, when they SHOULD be holy examples of God's transforming grace.
A lot of times, I think that some churches tend to put too much focus on church history and too little emphasis on the Bible, so I was a bit hesitant when I started looking at this series. But am I ever glad that I decided to listen! Pastor Phillips does an excellent job of teaching, instructing, and edifying in this series. This message is well worth your time!
Thank you so much for your sermons! Thank you so much for your sermons, on church history and on perseverance by Thomas Watson. I have been extremely blessed by your messages, and I hope to be able to one day teach reformed theology with the clarity and balance that you do. I have been an Armenian most of my life, but through Godâ€™s word and the reading of sermons by Charles Spurgeon; I have by Godâ€™s grace come to believe in the perseverance of the saints.
May God strengthen you body, soul, and spirit,
IMPRESSED & HUMBLED with your excellent lecture I was impressed and humbled with your excellent lecture on John Calvin. How tragic it is that Calvin is so often portrayed in such derogatory terms. Your concluding comments on Calvin as the apostle of true freedom under the Sovereignty of GOD were particularly insightful, intriguing and thought provoking. It would seem that GOD "visibly" reigning in the church, in the home, and in the state, could or would be only if men reigned who had the heart, the vision, and the goodness of John Calvin.
I can only say the words that Calvin knew in the depths of his soul, the LORD GOD is Sovereign. Oh, to have the vision of the glory of GOD, and the heart of this man of GOD.
Again, thank you.
Truly from HIS mercy and grace alone, and to HIS GLORY alone.
Most Practical Messages I just listened to your excellent sermon on sloth via sermonaudio.com.
I've never heard one on this topic before; it was timely for me personally
-- Your transcribed messages on your website are very helpful to me and I hope to see more in the future.
Great Sermon! I too am going through the Church History Series. What an eye opener. I've been a Christian 25 years and I'm embarrased that I haven't learned this stuff yet. Church History should be mandatory study for all Christians. Thank you Michael Philips for making it clear and real. - Joe in NJ.
Very interesting! Very interesting and well researched part of church history. Studying those who have gone before us, and the "faith of our fathers", can inspire uplift and motivate! I'm enjoying this whole series! To find the whole series search under "Church History 25". Enjoy!
Many Thanks!! Your readings of Spurgeon's sermons have led to many hours of stimulating conversation between my wife and myself. Thank you for taking the time to place them on the Internet.
Dr. George M. Shank
Great Sermons!!!! How lucky Grace Baptist is to have such a wonderful minister in Michael Phillips. What a charming small church. I found out about sermonaudio.com by way of looking for a church to attend while I was in Woodland Hills and finding The Tree of Life church in Canoga Park, Calif.
I enjoy the calming strength of his voice and personality as well as the depth and breath of his sermons. I only wish I had heard him ten years ago - make that twenty.