Great Sermon! Thank GOD for Dr. Barrett's GOD given ability to make the WORD stick. I now understand what beauty for ashes means. There are no media on some sermon titles is it posted somewhere else on sermonaudio? I would like to listen to them. Thank you Dr. Barrett.
LIVING EPISTLES Pastor Mercer is right on target when he points out in this sermon how very important it is to how Christians conduct their lives. They need to realize that they are "living epistles" that are carrying a message that is "being read." Make no mistake about it! men judge Christ by His followers. And, a holy life lived before the ungodly is often the instrument that God uses to bring to bear on the depraved. Just this week, I read of a man who gave this testimony--"It was the example and prayers of my wife, under God, that had more effect in bringing me to Christ than all the sermons that I had ever heard."
Illumination. The essential role of the Spirit of God to illuminate man and to give spiritual understanding. The preacher cannot do that, but only the Holy Spirit. The unregenerate man, therefore, cannot understand the Gospel, the revelation of God, without being illuminated by the Spirit.
Revelation. A presentation of 4 aspects of the work of the Holy Spirit in man, followed by a discussion on 1 Cor. 2:6-9. The Gospel, the wisdom of God, is a mystery, hidden to unbelievers, but made known by revelation.
Great Sermon! A much needed sermon for all Christians, especially 'Christians' who have been deceived by the 'prosperity Gospel'. Pastor Colin Mercer fearlessly warns us that a 'trouble-free' life for the Christian is not the teaching of the Word of God. He also cites the examples of Joseph, Job and Peter from the Scriptures to show us that all God's children will have their share of trials. But then he offers the comforting Balm that God will never try any one of His children more than they are able to bear.
This was indeed a comforting 'word in season' for ME. This is a sermon that must be heard more than once to remind us that trials and testings are a part of our Christian life and we must not be surprised or shaken by them.
EXCELLENT !! This is the best sermon that I've ever heard preached on election. It is put forth in plain terms with scriptural backing. As Pastor Mercer is careful to point out, election is not myth. It is God-breathed and in black and white for all to read. As the Scripture says, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated" (Romans 9:13; Malachi 1:1-3). It PLEASED GOD to show mercy to Jacob and not to Esau. No man deserves the grace of God, and we dare not call God unjust because He has withheld His grace from some and bestowed it upon others. He is Sovereign and is absolutely free to "elect to be saved" whomever He chooses. To reject the Sovereignty of God, is man expressing his own depravity and sinfulness.
Sigh! I enjoyed this sermon too.
I feel fed and satisfied.I'm loving my Saviour more and more everyday.
What a wonderful GOD we serve!
What a great inheritance we have in HIM.
What a wonderful privilege to be set apart for HIS glory.
My heart longs for HIM like never before.
Great Sermon! Thank GOD for the gracious knowledge shown in this beautiful sermon, it's my greatest need, purpose and passion and urgent desire to hear what my Creator ans sustainer of the universe has to say through the wonderful tachings of Dr. Barrett. It's always good to listen as I wilt and melt away as to how Great my SAVIOUR is. Thank you DR. Barrett. GOD bless you and your beautiful sermons. I take great Godly pleasure in listening again and again.
Great light of the Gospel. Salvation is not in good deeds, in the our merits or in the merits of the saints. Salvation is in Christ, in His merits. The doctrine of justification by faith preached by Luther in a world blinded by the theology of indulgences and human merits.
Church and state. Realistic and balanced view about the relation between Church and state and about the involvement in the world. The Gospel is the only power to change the world and the preaching of the Gospel must have political and social implications.
Christian speech. Concern for sound speech; content of the sound speech; courageous conviction. If we will gather God's Word in our heart and we will be taught by Him, this will be seen in our speech - we will speak God's Word. From the fullness of the heart speaks the mouth.
Great study. A presentation of the spiritual condition of Geneva at the beginning of the 18th Century, the influence of Rationalism, Unitarianism, romanticism and fanaticism. A presentation of the revival. The ways in which this second Reformation reaffirmed the Reformation of the 16th Century: it reaffirmed the doctrine of justification by faith, the sole authority of Scripture and the doctrine of assurance. Excellent study.