Hope for the thick headed I love the ties to Exodus and Moses.
I had never looked at the name Simon Bar-Jonah. The reluctant prophet to the Ninevites. The parallels are staggering. May even be a stretch, but comparison to Jonah's response and Peter's response in Acts 10. Peter is told to kill and eat, directly from the Lord, and Peter argues. Boy, there is such hope for a hard headed man as myself. Thank Jesus for His Grace and Mercies. As hard as I try and wiggle out of His hands, I will never be able to break His grip.
Great Sermon! The better course of action to me would be to completely removed the American and state flag (if they were flying it) and either only fly the Christian flag or nothing at all. Until we can order an outdoor Christian flag, our American flag has come down from our house and will not go back up. I, for one, would be in complete support of taking the American flag off the campus pole and out of the sanctuary if done in a respectful manner.
Great Sermon! Man in a word must either be controlled by a power within them or a power without them, either by the word of God, or the strong arm of man, either by the bible or the bayonet. Those who will not be ruled by the Bible, will have to be ruled by the bayonet. John Winthrop (1587-1649). Other words a society must be ruled by the Word of God or it will not stand.
I forgot who said it, "Our constitution and form of Government can only survive with a moral and religious society. Without it cannot stand.
Two way road & Military service It has always been my personal opinion that adulterous misconduct is a two way road. Yes, men struggle with lust, but many woman do not understand or respect this struggle. Perhaps it is the feminist theory that "How difficult can it be? Why can men just control themselves?" Sin is the answer. From a women's perspective, we need to understand relationship boundaries as well. Most importantly we should teach our daughters this as well. What a young woman thinks is a kind gesture will more times than not mean much more to a man. Both genders struggle in different ways with sinful behavior. With that said, military service doesn't not make this easy. From my own experience, it was difficult being an active duty service member that was trying to walk a Christian walk. The over abundance of attention can be both flaturing and bordering on sinful temptation. I was blessed to have Christian NCOs, but many young women in the military don't, and I witnessed a downfall of dignity that women can offer the military.
Great Sermon! he should file a lawsuit against them and cite the following case-E.E.O.C. v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, a case in which the Supreme Court decided in favor of a Muslim woman who sued Abercrombie & Fitch after she was denied a job at a store in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2008, for failing to comply with the clothing company‚Äôs ban on head coverings.
Great Sermon! God is sovereign and EVERYTHING is according to his will and purposes. God is in total control. I know a comment like that seems to simplistic to most people. But, if you are just a simple everyday Christian, it is very comforting. But, I know as a Pastor, you cant be as simplistic.
Reply to Brother Walt I need the reminders, Brother Walt. I was so thrilled to remember that you and I and others like us are all caught by the same net. Some of us, by God's grace, will be revealed as sons of God (Romans 8:19-22) and others...they are bad. Thanks for stopping in, faithful friend.
Billy Graham Rule I really appreciate the value system and clarity around being objective about the pastors sin. I believe as Christians it sets us apart and gives others a window into what is different about being Christian. I have had the Billy Graham rule allow me to tell people about Christ and fish with my net. I find it amazing that the practice of what is preached is in full effect at Berean.
Needed comments Very well thought out and presented. The left (I am not assuming this author is, but her position is a very common position of the left leaning culture) seems to base their whole position on pragmatism of current conditions and failings of our judicial system. I believe, as you pointed out, if we followed the principle of the Bible, accuracy of charges (true nature of what was committed), assurance of guilt (multiple, credible witnesses), speedy trial (address while evidence is fresh), stringent guidelines for the assignment of death (if there is doubt, death is not an option because we, corporately, will be taking the life of an image bearer) and swift execution of justice; i believe the issue would be on a far better standing.
Again, well thought out rebuttal to an article, that sounded, as if it were built on a base of straw men.
Preach the Gospel in and out of season Glorious!!! Blessed are the feet who bring the Good News!
Bill, you are great at bringing attention to whom the Gospel is focussed on. It is to glorify Christ, not to bring light to us. We are not to determine who is worthy of the Kingdom, we are to share the Good News.
A Sermon that shined a bright light in my soul.
Great Sermon! I agree, Mr. Black. Dr. Weaver is a great historian of the War of Northern Aggression, as well as a very good expositor of Bible. Although I dont always agree with some of his interpretations. Dont anyone get confused with southern heritage and support for slavery and racism. You can be for one and against the other. As many were during that time.
Great Sermon! One more point, what will be next? Bragg, Lee, Hood, A.P. Hill and more. What do they have in common ? They are all Confederate generals. Should all those military installations name after them be changed? They fought under and defended that flag. Just asking?
Great Sermon! It is a free speech issue. "I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend your right to say it." After today's SCOTUS ruling on same -sex marriage. Soon, the Christian flag you see in many churches today will not be allowed to be flown outside in public. It will be a symbol of hate and intolerance. Mark it down.