Great Sermon! I listened to all 5 messages in two sittings. I especially benefited from the more complete understanding of the 2 Old Testament prophesies (Joel, Isaiah) and how each part of 1 Corinthians 12-14 fits what I had thought of in bits and pieces over the years. Thank you for packaging it all together for a more thorough understanding of proper worship, and what is and is not Biblical teaching on languages. (tongues) I would note that the HCSB translates the word languages which agrees with several of your points. I keep telling my charismatic friend that his experiences are clouding him and preventing him from sound hermeneutics, but he just copies Greek passages down and then tells me what he believes (ignoring the full context that you thoroughly explained in your 5 message teaching on the passages.) We must pray for them to understand and that God will open their understanding of these things.
A Needed Rebuking Sermon! Come now, you "sovereign grace" charismatics and New Calvinists who call Pentecostalism or Charismaticism a "secondary issue", why stop short? Go into snake handling (abusing the text of Mark 16), like the West Virginia false preacher did just recently, who handled a timber rattler which struck him dead! If you cannot claim this miracle is for you, consistent with your erroneous teaching (instead of merely of the apostles, e.g. Paul, who had extraordinary offices and gifts as New Testament prophets), then none of the charismatic gifts are for you either. So don't stop with tongues, dreams, or prophesies and so-called "healings", go ahead, pick up the vipers too if you dare! Or else, be rebuked and cease your false teaching. John McArthur should know better who wrote one of the best refutations in Charismatic Chaos long ago, yet continues to join hands as if a "secondary matter." Jesus warned that false teachers would indeed do real apparent miracles in his name, cast out demons, but will still be told to "depart" in the end into perdition. Everyone else should "stand back" from these Korahites, who desire Egyptian magical acts.
Very good. I t was a good lecture to listen to. It is true, people must learn how to read a fiction book - not to read it as theology book. There are many who read C.S. Lewis' fiction books as theology books and are condemning him because he is not as healthy (in their sight) as a theology book. They do not understand what is the character of a fiction book.
Great study. Very good argumentation that the tongues in the church of Corinth are not the same things that occurred in Acts 2 at Pentecost. They are not cultic utterances, nor supernatural real tongues, but the ability of speaking in learned tongues, of which the Corinthians abused and which needed the apostle's regulations. The apostle is not regulating a miracle, but a erroneous behavior.
Glossolalia. Good discussion about the concept of glossolalia in Acts 2. They were intelligible languages (unknown before by them) spoken by the apostles, understood by the Jews coming from different countries.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor, Thank you for your message.It was so real that I found myself in the land of the Bible talking to Laban and Jacob. God bless you for your anointing, In Christ alone, Lia Leigh.
Wow! What a "stirring" sermon.
Sometimes I hear a sermon that is literally "pregnant" with meaning - and with the blessing of modern recording technology - I can listen again and glean more.
This is a sermon that I will have to listen to, and listen to again.
b Thanks be to God for the "hemline" of Jesus!!! /b
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor, God bless you for preaching this sermon. I could hear God's heart beat in your voice. This is the highest priviledge for any man. I am a missionary to Nigeria (thank God for the internet). Your voice came to me this evening declaring the glory of God (Ps 19:4). My heart is strenghtened.
All glory to God! Lia Leigh.