Hope. We are justified before God not because of our righteousness, but because of Christ's righteousness imputed to us. This is our hope when we sin - to remind us of our justification because of what Jesus did.
Sola Gratia. This message made me t understand again that I didn't deserve His forgiveness. I didn't deserve that He might die for my sins, to be broken under God's wrath for me and to say to me: "You are forgiven!" The tendency of my flesh is to say again and again: I have a little merit, for my services, for my little submission, for what I did for You. But no. I deserve only wrath and hell. All what I receive is from grace, free love.
Forgiveness. What an important lesson: what to do when we are sinning as Christians. Christ bore the punishment for our sins, He took away the guilt. Pride and unbelief can be obstacles in receiving God's forgiveness and in believing Romans 8:1.
Inspiring message. Excellent, interesting and inspiring presentation. A man who was taught by the Scriptures and taught others what he found even with the price of his life. Great the affirmation in the message: "Our right to be baptized as believers and to baptize not our children was gained by blood".
Great Sermon! Speak before God!
1. Speak the Wondrous Things
"Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works."
- Psalms 105:2
2. Speak the Truth
"These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbor; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates."
- Zechariah 8:16
3. Speak the word of faith
"Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink."
- Numbers 20:8
4. Speak in tongues.
"I would that ye all spake with tongues, but rather that ye prophesied: for greater is he that prophesies than he that speaketh with tongues, except he interpret, that the church may receive edifying."
- 1 Corinthians 14:5
5. Speak the good word
"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers."
- Ephesians 4:29
Great Sermon! The only thing that is required to get saved and to gain entrance into Heaven after passing away is to receive Christ as Savior. Nothing else is required for salvation and gaining entrance into Heaven after passing away.
Great Sermon! This, and Martin's other sermon THE NATURE OF INDWELLING SIN are excellent expositions of Paul's words in this critical passage of the Bible. I agree with Martin that Paul is talking about his condition post-conversion, not his actions before he became a believer. Also, this is just a wonderful sermon to listen to understand why it is that you do what you do, even when you wish you hadn't. ALL CHRISTIANS NEED TO HEAR THESE MESSAGES!!!