ecclesia Matt 18 delegates responsibility to ecclesia. Does that not mean whole of ecclesia - every one in ecclesia - each learning and practicing rightous judgement (one of the weightier matters of law)? Why do we confer it on eldership alone?
Serious message. Serious and powerful evangelistic sermon. A serious look to sin which banns people from heaven and to salvation. Those whose names are written in the Book of the Lamb are called, regenerated, justified, and will persevere in holiness unto the end.
Great Sermon! I wish to clarify whether the artist mentioned by Pastor Colin Mercer is, as a matter of fact, "Rev" Jane Clarke from Metropolitan Community Church in Glasgow. "Pastor" Clarke strongly advocates homosexuality from her pulpit (http://www.mccinglasgow.moonfruit.com/#/resources/4544196965). During the exhibition, she invited people to comment on an open Bible with the following words: "If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it."
In other words, "please write that it is OK to be a practising gay Christian, please write that Christians who claim that homosexuality is a sin are bigots, judgemental and know nothing about God's love".
This is a clear marketing strategy aimed at promoting gay rights. Ms Clarke knew exactly what she was doing. Pastor Colin, is this the woman you mentioned at the beginning of your message?
Thank you Thank you Dr. Barrett for this clear, understandable sermon on a difficult, but very important subject! When I researched it on my own, I ended up more confused, but I think I have a good handle on it now.
A church distracted There was a comment in this sermon which stirred much thought. It relates to the churches distraction with the things of the world.
Does not satan wish for Christians to spend much of their time, talents and energy on needless or unimportant things to the Kingdom of God? Would not satan love to see a Christian spending his time in some activity where that activity becomes the focus and not Christ.
I fear that too many times Christians get caught up in causes and dreams that are not the true calling of the Church.
In this sermon each believer has the opportunity to prayerfully consider what their priorities, as members of a Church, should be.
This message is a gentle call to reconsider our priorities. Please listen.
In Whom Do We Trust Another sermon from Mr. Mercer challenging me as to where my allegiance stands. Do you stand in the City of God or Man? This sermon will prompt you to prayerfully consider this question.
The point made about how we listen to the sermon is important. If the preacher is God's appointed voice should we not listen as if Christ were in the room at the podium? Should we not seek it out.
In see a theme here for a weak (universal) church. Here is similar theme in a sermon: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=871121335
I remember Mr. Mercer's sermon a few weeks ago about Lot living in Sodom. Should Lot have left Sodom many years before or not gone at all? Yes, is the answer. With a culture as we live in how do we know if we, in our hearts or in our circumstances, are living in Sodom? I wish this question were easily answered.
This sermon might help bring some clarity with the reminder that today is the day to act.
Great Sermon! This is one of the best sermons I've ever listened to! It truly brings things into perspective. As Christians many of us still live in guilt and shame and never truly experience ultimate deliverance. This sermon should be listened to by EVERYONE!
Great Sermon! we are blessed to hear your word on the tabernacle - may the Lord bless you richly for making His word available to us!!
ricky and audrey iusitini
a brother & sister in Christ.
Great Sermon! Thank you for such an enlightening message. As you spoke of the possibility of "putting our ear upon the walls of God's Kingdom and listening to the conversation between God the Father and God the Son" I grasped a more vivid picture of the cross.
Sermon worth your time Be prepared to be challenged. How does the life of Lot, Abrahams nephew impact your life.
Sermons should challenge you apply scripture. This Old Testament passage has great application to each believer.
Those of us who pursue securlar interests with nearly all of our time, must hear what is being said in this sermon. The end call is not to some fantastical event but a solemn call to a prayerful and watchful walk with God. And, stay close to Christ in our hearts, social circles, cultural circles, and yes even work circles.
Listen and consider.
I would like to make not of the way Mr. Mercer handled the difficult issue of when Lot offered his daughters to the crowd. Chaste language never compromised on the disturbing lesson as to why we must be cling to Christ.
Listen, you and the Kingdom of God will be the better.
Great Sermon! Now, that's a sermon worth the time! To be sure, it has its own bias, a bias for Christ and the things of Christ, a healthy taste for things spiritual. Please, keep posting this kind!
Powerful Sermon! Godly and powerful preaching that exposes the evils of apostasy and how it destroys the souls of man and the life of the church. Thank God this epistle forewarns and thus forearms us by his power and we are kept from falling.
Great lessons. The believer's vocation; the believer's victory; the believer's vigor. Great example of apostle Paul, who testified that he reached not the mark, but continued to press on. We must imitate him.
Lamb of God. The sealed book, the Redeemer revealed, the song of the heavenly multitude. The Lamb of God, the Redeemer highly exalted. He has the right to open the sealed book, to enter into the possession which is His. Glorious message.