Thank God for Truth Tellers! I praise the Lord for courageous elders such as Bro. Modene who preach the "hard sayings" of Scripture without apology. Would to God we had more such as him. I recently had to leave a church over this very issue because of their refusal to see and abide by the truth of God's Word. Be encouraged and preach on, Bro. Modene!
Great Sermon! This is a fabulous inspired sermon. Thank you David. Was looking for information to preach at my churches Music Day. It is indeed now a challenge for me to live in the knowledge, but all things arepossible through His grace. I guess Reggae and Soul have the same sensual effects? God bless you always. I might use much of your information, if that's ok.
God bless you dear brother Dear brother Jonathan,
the Lord has recently brought your ministry into my life,and it is a real blessing to me, not least in a most practical challenging way.
I am listening to many of your sermons,and so i hope this encourages you a little,that your ministry is going further afield.
I pray for you daily,and may you and your family be blessed and encouraged in these dark and evil days.
Please pass on my regards to your congregation,i wont meet them this side of eternity,but i love them as brethren and sisters in Christ.
Yours in the name of our lovely Lord Jesus Christ,whose naame is above EVERY name !!
Don't Be 'Troubled' Sometimes love is expressed in the taking of the time and enduring the digs of preaching messages such as these. Discerning and not being conformed to the spirit of this age is not an option for the Christian (Rom.12:2)and music has been the means to express this spirit especially in the past 50 to 60 years. Any thing that expresses the spirit of any given evil age is WORLDLY, and the Christian realistically has no business with it except to expose it and reprove it.
Great Sermon! Good message! It was Jim Marshall who started the trend of Vikings negative highlight reel moments with his "touch down" and "celebration safety" immediately following. Kevin in Texas
Baptists and Reformed Theology To those who are not comfortable with the Reformed roots of Baptists, I suggest that you read these two articles.
You may also want to acquire a copy of "Reformed Baptist Roots in America" by Dr. Sam Waldron. Glory to God for the ongoing reformation among Reformed Baptist churches.
Thank you . . . Brother Modene, thank you for the message of last Sunday--I praise the Lord for your preaching, I am blessed to have both my Local church's preaching pastor and you most weeks. The juxtaposition of bible references between the sermons (my pastors message centered on rememberence of what the Lord has done for us as believers, his scripture was Joshua chapter 23) was encouraging in that both truths about the Father's promise of discipline in His displeasure ( the close of Joshua 23)and His promise of the ultimate gift imaginable (your closing scriptural reference and the close of your sermon feed the flame of the Spirit inside me. I thank the Father for the convergence of ideas also ( you both mentioned remember the time of our salvation in your messages)-- true and faithful preaching echoes through the ages, Amen
Troubled Many good points, but I fear some presuppositions have blurred the application of the Scriptures. What instrument, rhythm, harmony, melody, etc. has not been used for carnal or worldly purposes? If all things have, in one way or another, been tainted by the world, how does one determine which of these are worldly and which are available for sacred use? Why give the world so much credit? Who says the world owns this or that style of music? If it sounds angry, it sounds angry. Avoid it for that, not for the fact that the world "used it first." Whether first or second, the world has used everything for evil purposes, even the names of
Father and Son! Should we, therefore, avoid using God's name in a sacred context? Does not man look on the outward appearance while the LORD looks on the heart? The LORD looks on the heart, yet nothing was said about love for God and neighbor (the greatest commandment) as the essential component of what is truly sacred. "But the greatest of these is love." Honest discernment and self-examinations for the both the messenger and the hearer.