It was a privilege to have attended services in his memory but a greater treat yet to have met Howard when we came over to his church. Everything was there, the loyal testimony of the gospel, the beautiful grounds, the fellowship of the brethren. "Other men (like Howard, now of blessed memory) laboured, and ye are entered into their labours." May we find grace also to enter into his rest.
Great Sermon! Praise and thank God for such strong biblical preaching which strengthens God's people. Truly biblical worship is critical in the perilous times we live in. It is relevant now and forever. Worthy is the Lamb is our eternal song as we approach our Father in heaven in reverence and awe.
Great Sermon! A powerful sermon to show forth the glory and power of the blood of Jesus Christ to cleanse us from all our sins. Not even the impeccable life of Christ, His infinite love and even the power of the Word spoken can avail for us sinners. This was clearly and vividly brought out. Thank God for godly preaching.
Great Sermon! EXCELLENT SERMON!! REMINDED OF OUR CALLING IN CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD...."WHO FOR THE JOY THAT WAS SET BEFORE HIM ENDURED THE CROSS DESPISING THE SHAME, AND IS SET DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE THRONE OF GOD"
THANK YOU REV. SAUNDERS
Refreshing message What a blessing to know that this message is online and can be spread to the far ends of the earth because Mr. Cooke is so faithful in his life to always bring the light of Christ in a straightforward way.
this is the truth i want revival and reformation in my life. i want to be an image breaker. after i heard this message i removed my child's picture bible books. i want God's power, the power of his written word alone to work in my child's life. i use to be a sunday school teacher. i thought i was helping the children know Christ better with images and puppets and the like. i am sorry for the damage i may have done to these 4 and 5 year old children. i am very guilty. Lord forgive me. i believe it teaches children (and adults) to be irreverent towards God. they lose the fear of God when he is depicted in images. i even recently gave my 8 year old neice the Picture Bible for her birthday. i thought it would encourage her interest in the Word. i am so foolish. the cry of the reformation, "Sola Scriptura", so why was i always trying to prop up God's Word with images. the scriptures alone are sufficient. and if a soul will not hear them then there is nothing else that will help. no images, no movie, no drama, no picture Bible. God's Word is sufficient.we must accept this. now i understand the gavity of John's command "little children, keep yourselves from idols". i love you all, my dear brethren in Christ. God bless you all.
Great Sermon! Great Sermon!Thank you Pastor Saunders for faithfully preaching the Word of God.
Many so called ministers of God betray the cause of Christ by watering down the
Gospel in order not to offend and win more church members.They must remember there is a day of reckoning.The Lord will
reward you for your faithfulness.
Must listen! Rev Wagner covers many relevant points that are a needful warning for all churches today. We must beware of the wiles of the devil, lest we offer the thrice Holy God polluted worship. The portion on music is very well put for those who are still doubtful.
Great Sermon! This is a topic Almighty God is speaking to many today. I've been a Christian for thirty odd years now. From a catholic background. I got sick of hymn sandwiches a long time ago.
I now long for a fellowship of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Unfortunately unless you go to something like an Alice Cooper concert, you've had it. In twenty years if we continue like this, God will be whoever has the shiniest guitar that day! Whatevr happended to evening servises? the television thats what!! I have to thank Almighty God for the computor. I only just found this site, but my main teaching has been coming from Dr John McArthur, Rc sproul, Adrian Rodgers etc., etc. Thank you for your word Rev wagner. I got to hear it 1st nov 2010. To end with an amusing comment. Alice Cooper the now aging rock star who's stage act was from hell itself.... get this...He's a Christian now. has been for some time now I heard. God doea indeed work in mysterious ways!!!!! May The Lord bless you and your ministry. I like you, presume that God will not put up with much more of this idoltrous world. every Blessing to you and all yours. paul England.
Needed To Be Preached ! This sermon needed to be preached in the BOLD manner in which Pastor Wagner delivered it so as to counter the acceptance of man-centered worship that abounds today over that of paying homage to God that follows the biblical pattern. What a beautiful thing!...Pastor Wagner is fulfilling his calling to preach The Gospel and hold up the standard ("Thus Saith The Lord") for Christ-honoring adoration.
Powerful Preaching! One of the clearest and boldest sermons on the subject of worship that I have heard in a long time. It is compelling in its directness and in its challenge. The call to become concerned with the manner in which people worship God is a reflection of the burden to keep the Lord Jesus Christ at the focus of that worship. I recommend listening to this message if you have a burden for Biblical worship, and I recommend listening to it if you wonder what all the controversy means.
Useful. Good overview of Calvin's life and ministry, his theological work and his importance in Church History. There is an inexactitude: Calvin wrote not the 5 points of Calvinism in response to Arminius' errors. Arminius lived after Calvin.
'Let's get back to the commandments.' Good sermon! Whenever spiritual awakening comes from God as in a true revival or reformation, this issue seems to reappear and those who have come to know the true grace of God in Christ fight for this truth with all their might. It can be seen in the pages of history and it is seen in Mr. Bennett's continual and faithful fighting against idolatry. Mr. Bennett fights for this truth because he has experienced the grace of God by justifying faith alone in Christ alone to the glory of God alone. No man who knows God as a living reality, who walks daily in communion with Him through Christ needs any picture to assist his devotion. In fact, once we do come out of darkness and into light, these images become repulsive to us. We begin to hate the things God hates and love the things He loves. And we stop looking for excuses to justify our sin. The truest test that we love God and know the grace of God is that we keep His commandments "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous." I Jn. 5:3