Great Sermon! Thank you for this wonderful and timely message. I have been greatly blessed. I tried frantically to type as Pastor was preaching, so that I can share the main points with my friends. I give you my word I will not add or subtract from the message. Most of my friends do not have access to the internet. Bless you.
Stand - Hold fast! Quoting Pastor Harrell, " ... it is doctrinal truth that motivates and activates acceptable worship. It is not music. It is not emotional stories. The more your knowledge, the deeper your worship. It is as simple as that. Indeed, the apostle Paul says we are transformed. There is a metamorphosis that occurs by the renewing of the mind."
Pastor Harrell asks us, "Are you living in light of your standing in grace?" ... and then he offers four valuable categories to help us understand and shape our character and conduct. A-assurance; B-blessing; C-confidence; D-devotion. Thank you Pastor Harrell for your faithfulness in defending God's infallible Word.
Another Great Sermon! Quoting Pastor Harrell: "Think of how many Bibles we possess. Think of how many Bibles you probably have in your house, yet how little we study them .... God has spoken directly to you through his Word. He has entrusted his Word now to you. But think how little we value the revealed word of the one true God, how little it really impacts our lives." He also notes that many so-called Christian scholars who have studied the Word for many years, still know nothing of Jesus Christ and actually mock the Word ... many so-called Christian colleges do not believe the creation account of Genesis. Pastor Harrell points us to Hebrews 10:26. Should we not humble ourselves at God's mercy towards us as many of us have indeed shirked our responsibility of being true disciples of THE LORD & SAVIOUR, JESUS CHRIST? It is disheartening as there are so many with hardened hearts; those who feel they have superior knowledge over the infallible Word. May we humbly continue to "contend for the faith". Jude 3
Great Sermon! Thank you, for reminding us of Jesus Christ our hope. You have opened the Word to us very well for the season and the day in which we live. I also believe that GOD judges His people and nations, in our day. It is a modern thought that GOD does not judge in the "church age" "because judgment has fallen upon Jesus Christ," we are in the stage of "grace." I have been taught that GOD can do what ever He chooses, when He chooses. I have not yet seen the "The End" to the books of acts as of yet, have you?
For the Glory of God! Pastor Harrell's introduction to Romans lovingly challenges us to question how 'grounded' are we in the true faith. I remember, when God saved me that there were many who scoffed at doctrinal instruction. By God's grace I just kept reading His Word and though there has been stumbling I am so very grateful to have discovered sound Biblical teaching and exhortation via the internet via Sermonaudio. Pastor Harrell referred to the hunger for the Word by the African pastors ... May we humble ourselves and hunger as we continue this study in Romans.
Maranatha, Lord, come quickly This has been such an excellent series! Thank you Pastor Harrell for your faithfulness in exhorting and warning us from the truth of God's Word.
"Indeed, all who love Christ long to see him return."
I personally, appreciate having the transcripts because there is so much contained in these messages. I often find myself stopping the message and reflecting on what has been taught. Thank you for summarizing: "the Lord demands that we do five things.
One, sharpen our awareness.
Two, safeguard his word.
Thirdly, strengthen our worship.
Fourthly, sound the warning.
And, finally, step up our service.
That is what the Lord would have us do.
Great Sermon! While teaching through the Revelation, I have found Bro.David Harrell to be a solid rock, and immeasurably helpful in preparing my lessons. I pray that this ability to find quality sermons, would be reallized by more bible teachers. Thank you David Harrell, Calvary Baptist Church and Sermon Audio.com.
Christâ€™s preeminence glorified! Such a timely message which serves to encourage true believers to not falter in proclaiming "The Christ of Christmas." Pastor Harrel informs us of the Hadron Collider, the world's largest atom smasher. " .... how sad to watch man try to understand the physical universe while at the
same time rejecting the One who created it, the One who sustains it who does it all for His glory. They have rejected the Christ of Christmas." I pray that we not take such faithful preaching for granted and that we would be encouraged to glorify the Christ of Christmas in word and deed.
WOW! I am dumbfound, or confounded, or something after looking up the matter of Southern Decadence day. I first ventured to listen to "katrina, God has spoken" because I was wondering how one city out of all the sin in the world would or could be singled out as being judged by God. I always thought New Orleans sins were chiefly in their voodoo and witchcraft practices. I knew nothing of "southern decadence day". I am still flabbergasted at the images i just saw which are no different from the images i see when i read of sodom and gomorrah. Just blatant debachery and total absense of fear of the Lord...... and to now learn that Katrina hit right at the time that they were about to partake again is just awe inspiring. I am awed by the relevant, current, power, authority and Majesty of God!
Great Sermon! Wow!
Thank you Pastor Harrel, for this very encouraging and greatly appreciated sermon.
God bless you, and your zeal for His precious Word, and for your faithfulness in sharing it with others.