Priority of praise. The priority of praising the Lord for His covenant with us, for His redemption, for His great works in creation and salvation. I like the teaching in this message about singing in the church and musical instruments.
Father's responsibility. Blessed message about hearing, hiding and handing on. Communicating our heritage to our children not only by words, but by example also. This is the responsability of the fathers. When they are doing this, they must think not only to their children, but to the children of their children and the next generations.
Great Sermon! So true...prayer is the key to revival and blessing.
I'd encourage everyone also to read what men of God like George Muller, D. L. Moody, Torrey and Andrew Murray said on prayer. You can find a great collection of their thoughts on prayer here:
Living well, dying well. Immitating Jesus in His prayer. We must commend out spirit to the Lord in the hour of death. But this idea was true: if we want to die well, we must to live well. If we want to die with God, we must live with God.
Great encouragement. This is my liberation: to know that the ministry is not mine, but Christ's, that the burden is not on my shoulders alone. But that it is His Church and He will build it, and that I am His servant whom He uses to work through.
The presence of God. Seeking God with sincerity is the pathway to a successful Christian life. Practising the presence of God gives us the power to go on and to escape the danger of mechanical and empty profession.
Wonderful salvation! God filled my heart with great joy listening to this message, when I understood again the glorious and most beautiful and wise salvation of the Lord in Christ, foreshadowed with such wise details in the OT and fulfilled in the NT. What a great salavation! The sermon presents Christ's expiation to purchase redemption; Christ's extrance into heaven to manifest the way clear; Christ's exaltation to give confidence to His people of the glory of heaven.
Great Sermon! This message touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes as Dr. Cairns opened his heart to share ministry experiences I can identify with. Will be writing a new motto in the flyleaf of my Bible for this new year: "Lead me to some soul today; teach me Lord just what to say." Thank you, Dr. Cairns for preaching this message.
The pleasure of studying the Bible. Very good and interesting study of the first 7 verses of Psalms, indicating the 7 terms used in them about God's Word, moving from a verse to another and making connections between verses in a numerical fashion. It really makes you want to study the Psalm like this!