on schedule This morning in private worship I had a number of thoughts and had my yearly physical in Exodus 15:26 thanks to Robert Murray M'Cheyne's Bible Read Through Schedule. It was after today's reading and meditation I noticed this 2/23/16 edition and listened. I agree.
In recent days beginning about 2/12/16 I have been much taken up with the consideration of the first table Commandments; their promises and threatenings. How can anyone claim to be a Christian if they do not take God at His word, and cast themselves in total dependence on Christ who is the fulfillment of the law. Who but Christ could propitiate God's wrath that was due us for original sin in Adam and the least violation of any of his commands? He is our justification by His imputed righteousness. A justification that will be evidenced by a filial fear of God as His adopted children (Mal.1:6a A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear?) and an increasing conformity to Christ; even our imperfect sanctification, that is accepted in the Beloved. O for greater thankfulness and love to Christ for all He has done and will do for his people and for grace to walk worthy of such a Savior! Romans 8:9-14
I actually would find it more sad that anyone would need theses holidays that originated elsewhere to be happy. if you love yourself and want to have a good time you can do that anytime not on some specific day because everyone else does. at the end of the day if you have a true belief in the one true god of the bible, shouldn't you be trying to do what is needed to uphold those beliefs?
Great Sermon! I appreciate Mr. Martin as a man of God, but sometimes his unnecessary harshness presents Christianity in a way that I do not believe it is intended to be presented. He feels strongly about things, and I mostly agree with all these things, but I can well understand that people find the style distracting. There doesn't seem to be much room for graciousness. For example, roughly quoting a point made in this sermon, that pastors who subscribe to a sermon outline service will stand in God's judgement for that. Well, I agree a pastor should not be lazy (his point, I think), but there are many reasons a person may do this other than because he is lazy in God's work. Did he, for example, not use commentaries or other helps when he was a young pastor?
Great Sermon! * * * * * Five star lecture on the 'XMess' blasphemous time of year festival that the whole world and religious professors can come together and get the 'warm fuzzies' as they watch anti-Christ from Vatican city carry his plastic baby doll (his god) and make an absolute fool of himself and billions of others as they 'ooh and aah'....
Great Sermon! I have listened to a number of these Spurgeon sermons, and have thoroughly enjoyed them. the man who spoke these sermons has captured them perfectly. I can imagine that it is the man himself speaking. I would dearly like to thank the man in question. can anyone tell me his name.
Thanks to S W R B ministries This month marks my 30th anniversary of narrating books. I have no copies of the original cassettes, this narration being from 1985. If Reg had not uploaded this here I would have no copies or even memories of what it sounded like in the beginning, December 1985.
Many considerations Have been listening to your series and am in essential agreement. That being said, I'd encourage you to consider the following lecture that was read here on sa of Stephen Charnock's by a Reformed Church in WI. The text is from Rev. 2:5 the teaching entitled 'The Removal of the Gospel' his comments on the 7 Churches especially Laodicea's removal before John's exile per Charnock and his consideration of Dr. Moore's work was interesting. Charnock's thoughts on the 11th Chapter of Rev. should be noted and the pouring out of the dregs of the wrath of God by the vials would then be heightened by "Rev 15:8 And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to 'enter into the temple', till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled." the removal of the Gospel for 3 1/2 years not in its going forth to individuals but by the political powers that be (death of the witness). Durham on the closing of the temple interesting by comparison, note Charnock on the 10th part of the city being the weakened political empire of Rome, the 8th which is of the 7 that will be overthrown thus causing other political powers to fear. I found Charnock's teaching here very revelatory of sins to consider and avoid.
Appreciate your series.
Great Sermon! thank Christ for Men like you.
Jesus said his flock is small,the path to life is narrow and only a few follow it.Narrow is the gate and few go through it.
Someone has to be lost..it is just the way it is and truth is only in the eye of the beholder
Thank You! Thank you Mr. Dodson for the unbiased coverage of the 1260 years. I've been scouring the internet and sermonaud
io looking for a sober, timely sermon regarding 756 and 2016. Like you I also refer to 606ad as "the 606". I highly recommend Nathaniel Stephens' "A Plain and Easy Calculation of the Number, Mark and Name of the Beast". It was published in 1656 (same as the flood - 1656 after Adam) and one full prophetic "time" before 2016. Matthew Poole covered it in his commentary and it is available online. I would love to hear your comments on it.
Great Sermon! This message should be preached all year through... Christmas is a pagan holiday and I thank God for pastor Greg... And I pray that God will open the eyes of christians about this serious issue.
God bless you pastor Greg.
Helpful Reminder! This review of the 4th Petition of the Lord's prayer rightly states: "Man depends upon heaven for the means and comforts of this life. The fourth petition underscores this point that God's concerns are for our spiritual and temporal needs in this life."
What dependent creatures we are on the Creator of all men and the redeemer of his elect. We are reminded by the Larger Catechism (Q.193) when we petition God to give us a reasonable portion of the good and necessary things of this life that we ask for mercy. We have by our sin, original and actual forfeited our 'right'. Christ has procured this right in the Covenant of Grace giving us faith to ask for what he deems necessary for us in order that we are able to fulfill what is expected of us or our duty in seeking first his kingdom and righteousness.
In my life the great God of heaven and earth has used this simple concept of dependence on him in this matter to show me my heart and conform me more and more to that which is pleasing to Him, his own image in us. Being too easily forgetful He daily reminds us of our great need of Him and of submission to Him in all things, by showing us as only He can; not our needs only but all men's, especially those dependent upon us, or we upon them.
I return thanks for this help.