Powerful Sermon! Godly and powerful preaching that exposes the evils of apostasy and how it destroys the souls of man and the life of the church. Thank God this epistle forewarns and thus forearms us by his power and we are kept from falling.
Great lessons. The believer's vocation; the believer's victory; the believer's vigor. Great example of apostle Paul, who testified that he reached not the mark, but continued to press on. We must imitate him.
Lamb of God. The sealed book, the Redeemer revealed, the song of the heavenly multitude. The Lamb of God, the Redeemer highly exalted. He has the right to open the sealed book, to enter into the possession which is His. Glorious message.
Glorious! One of the most glorious sermons by Alan Cairns! We are saved by a righteousness of Other, imputed to us. Christ fulfilled the Law and acquired the righteousness which is imputed to us. For us, salvation is pure grace, for Christ, acquiring this righteousness which He imputes us was a matter of pure Law. Faith is a fruit of His work of salvation, not something with which we contribute to salvation. Very rich message.
Wonderful Presentation Dr. Mike Barrett is always enjoyable. His unique blend of rare intelligence with just enough humor makes listening to him easy. This information on the AV was important in this day of: "A New English Bible every Week." Thanks!
Great study. The centrality of the throne of God in this chapter - all things in the chapter are in reference with the throne. On the throne, around the throne, from the throne, before the throne, in the middle of the throne and around - an excellent study.
Final revelation. God spoke about the salvation by Christ in all Old Testament, but now, in "the Christ event", He made the revelation definitive clear, He put it in all the light. The revelation of salvation in Christ is finished: He will not add to it. Apart from this revelation is darkness.
Excellent! A great proposition: sin is serious, guilt is universal, corruption is total. The Scriptural proof of the doctrine. And the conclusion, in verses 19 and 20. Excellent preaching, serious presentation of Biblical truth!
Serious. Excellent explanation of the arguments of the Jews in this verses by which they try to excuse their refusal of listening to the Gospel. God brings to light this kind of perverted mind, perverted argumentation.
Great Blessing This sermon was a great blessing to my soul, containing as it does the assurance of God's care for his people. I sent this to an old and dear friend who is distressed at troubles in his own denomination that he has faithfully served these long years, but that is now on the verge of apostasy as he put it. May the Lord continue gracious to all his blood-bought people in these dire times.
Powerful. A threat; a glorious provision; the error; a blessed assurance. Clear biblical teaching, but not only general principles, but many particular application and illustration of the church using carnal methods in trying to do the work of the Lord.
4 churches. A look at the four churches in Revelation 2: the church who lacks love; the little church; the lax church; the church of the libertines. A very searching message in regard of the state of our churches.