I'm still not getting the clearest interpretation. Respectfully, I wish you would have expounded on the last statement of this parable instead of the closing music following it immediately. The statement - Make friends for yourselves, by means of the wealth of unrighteousness, so that when it fails, they will receive you into eternal dwellings.
I can only take this to mean for believers to be as zealous of their eternal future eternally as the corrupt are in this world of their material future.
Is this an accurate interpretation?
Listen to every word deeply i listen to John frequently. Because of his enthusiasm and knowledge of the bible. However, listening to the last five minutes at the talk session, I am a bit leary of his relationship to God. He doesn't seem to know him personally, just His word. He says to confess Jesus as Lord, and believe he is raised from the dead, to be saved..but even the devil believes that...he condemns evangelicalism by saying the people feel God, and that it's not a feeling, but an intellectual understanding of truth. God tells us to not lean on our own understanding. David praised God thru the streets, he knew God, and felt emotion. John goes on to say, look at your life to know if your saved, but we are all sinners, and sin everyday. If we can't save ourselves, than we most definitely can't say we have no sin. It's true, once your saved, you will get better, the closer you are to God, but faith comes from hearing, and it doesn't sound like John personally has heard His voice. I have personally heard His voice, and can describe His personality, Know His thoughts, because I know Him, because I've heard his voice, you can't hear Gods voice and be unmoved..pastor John has been preaching for 40 years, but we need to question those whom we listen to..and receive Gods message from. He cannot speak about e
Excellent Sermon! Idolatry is almost never discussed in most churches yet it is one of the most prevalent sins in our country. It comes in so many forms that most don't recognize it as being one of their own sins. The best ways to see this sin and to keep it out of your life is to study the Holy Scriptures daily and see what It says about your own behavior. The Truth will make it obvious to you and help you keep from any form of idolatry.
POWERFUL! This two part series revolutionized my prayer life at a time when things were getting desperate. God seemed silent and after hearing this, I really prayed and became respectfully bold in my prayer time.
I find it amazing how the Lord responds to our cries when we are desperate and naturally become bold as a result. I think of the people who sought out Jesus (the woman with the bleeding disorder, the woman whose daughter had a demon, the Centurion, and even the paralytic whose friends were bold enough to lower him down through the roof to reach Jesus. All those acts were desperate and were, as a result, bold. Let us learn similarly.
Dr. MacArthur really hit home with this series of which I will forever be grateful. Bless you, Dr. MacArthur. I am so thankful for your service.
Great Sermon! I was there on the Sunday night when Pastor John preached this. It gave me chills then and it gives me chills again re listening to it. Every Christian should hear this sermon. The Day is fast approaching when REAL persecution in this Country is coming. This message prepares us, strengthens us, and reminds us to depend on no one but Christ when it comes. Let us ALL stand boldly for the Truth of Gods Word.
Great Sermon! I am a regular listener via my sermon app on the I-pad ! This is the most extraordinary sermon I have heard on this subject matter , and is a message for our time ! God bless you , be bold , and preach as the spirit leads ! In Christs Name
True Quality On holiday recently I made my way through all 5 of John MacArthur's sermons on 1 Timothy 4:6-16 from his website. These are extremely rich and helpful studies and very much worth your time, especially if you are in ministry or are thinking of going into ministry.
Great Sermon! By God's grace, Dr. MacArthur seems to have a very Biblical informed manner of preaching that helps one think about the truth of God and apply it. I feel that I've been struggling a little in prayer, and I thank God that I was able to find this series. May God bless and use GTY
informative Sermon! This explanation is excellent as to why we have so much delinquency, disrespect and selfishness amongst our youth. I'm reading a book, "Why Christians Can't Trust Psychology," which expands on Pastor MacArthur's message. I don't see much possibility in changing our educational system to look to the Truth of the Scriptures for getting a sane society again. So each Christian family must take a strong position on raising their own children.
Helpful counsel about ADHD Incredible perspective on ADHD! A few key quotes:
"We have a whole generation of disobedient children in our nation who are proud, self-centered, and indulgent to their own drives and lusts. Parents who have been programmed not to spank them because thatâ€™s been reclassified as child abuse, parents who really donâ€™t know what moral system to teach them...Parents are now trying to deal with these children in the most frightening ways."
"turning that child into a drug addict, is that a solution?"
"'Studies indicate that those with untreated ADHD are more likely to become alcoholics, smokers or drug abusers than the general population.' Sure, undisciplined people with no self-control are more likely to behave like that."
On the 6 signs a child has ADHD: "You know who theyâ€™re describing? All of our children."
"every time I took home a note like that, I got spanked... Iâ€™m glad my parents didnâ€™t turn me into a drug addict. "