Great Sermon! Great Job! I'm an associate Chaplain with Forgotten Man Ministries here in Michigan. Two days a week I go into the county jail and council inmates.The biggest obstacle that I run into is young men who think they were saved "years ago with so and so" yet there life never changed. we are often afraid to make anyone question there salvationist but I think in many cases we must!
Interesting Topic This is a great topic for discussion. Next to my postal route is a Drive-In church. The services are heard by tuning in on a radio frequency. Their web site is actually here. www.driveinchurch.org Richard Baxter wrote in 1656, "Being thus acquainted with all the flock, we must afterward take heed to them. One would imagine that every reasonable man would be satisfied of this, and that it would need no further proof. Doth not a careful shepherd look after every individual sheep? and a good schoolmaster after every individual scholar? and a good physician after every particular patient? and a good commander after every individual soldier? Why then should not the shepherds, the teachers, the physicians, the guides of the churches of Christ, take heed to every individual member of their charge?"
Great Sermon! Shai Linne is so right about these false teachers. I am from Africa and I can testify that these false teachers named here are impacting East Africans and not in a positive way. As a result of TBN and its teachers, prosperity gospel has spread far and wide in East Africa.
My biggest pain is that I endorsed a lot of these preachers by recommending to friends and family that they should watch TBN.
Eventually I got disgusted and disheartened when I noticed it was all about money, money and more money and I walked away from it all believing God was about money.
I will stand with Shai Linn in calling them out because they are leading the sheep to the wolves den.
Great Sermon! I got so tired of the so called Christian artist that produced music with 0 theology and dodged the hard subjects. The LORD saw fit to direct me to Shai Linne, Flame, Tripp Lee & Lacrae. There are Godly artists out there who dive deeper into Theology and explore the depths of our Savior.
Great Sermon! I don't believe that he has the raw talent that guys like lecrae have, but what he lacks in talent he makes up for in content. I will listen to a guy willing to speak truth before I listen to anything else. Some guys such as Canton Jones ate oozing with talent, but their lyrics are filled with prosperity doctrine. For a guy like me its hard to ignore the false doctrine, even in song. I'll take shai linne over that any day!
Great Sermon! Shai Linne may be my favorite "Reformed Rapper." His songs like "Expository Preaching" are powerful and convicting. That would explain why he is ignored by main stream Christian radio.
Great Sermon! Pastor,
His name is actually pronounced SHY .... As a young adult I grew up listening to rap, so naturally after being saved I gravitated towards Christian rap, or holy hip hop. It has been a blessing to e. Shai has some amazing lyrics. He had one song called the hypostatic union in which he seeks to explain the doctrine of Christ the God man. It is unfortunate, but I learn more from these Christian rappers than I do from the local pulpit. Especially those from the reformed circle such as rappers lecrae, trip lee, and the likes. God bless them. I know as older faults this music probably sounds terrible, but for us her grew up in it, its a blessing. Thanks for covering this story
Great Sermon! Amen brother Sean !
Thank you for this passionate heart-felt commentary and for continuing to faithfully stand firm despite the persecution you have received amid so many others giving in to the whims of this world and resorting to ear tickling. Thank you again and also for being a godly leader that all should emulate especially young ministers such as myself.
...and be not deceived... It'll be professing Christians persecuting Biblically sound Christians once again in world government!
LBGT support, the issues and protections that the militant homosexual wants, are single-digit minority positions in this nation. We have a representative form of government, yet their single-digit views have so much "support" amongst our professing Christian elected representatives in both political parties...how?
No patriot LABORS to hewn down the indispensable supports of religion & morality, so supporting the militant homosexual agenda in the name of libertarianism is not the American Liberty we need to achieve that will restore this Republic.
Throwing off the laws of the Creator that is higher than Caesar, is progressivism, and it has the same potential for attacking free speech as does those who fund the homosexual agenda on behalf of the communists who likewise won't tolerate sodomy anymore than a hostile Islamic theocracy would.
Only a VIRTUOUS people are capable of freedom, tolerance for reckless and unnatural immorality is not virtuous...so we fail if the laws of nature, and of nature's God are of no value, consideration, or summarily rejected regardless of their prominent contributions to our social order and national identity in history.
The only vulnerable 'group' I see... ...is the governed...
By FORCE we will be silenced...talk about God's Word being trodden undef foot!
Without the professing Christian church in America, demonstrating a "truth above all" attitude, no hope exists for Liberty to be achieved; because the courage necessary to put satan in his place is hidden...this is getting both repulsive and depressing on a daily basis.
I have been listening to a lot of Christian talk radio, and sermonaudio this week and last; they're right on their gun concerns, debt concerns, and DHS arming itself to the hilt concerns...I wish they'd "go for it!"...then I'd be confident in a revolution, regime change of Statesmen taking place on 2014 and beyond...but, I'm afraid our once Bible-preaching pulpits are resigned to let us go the way of Europe....
Cold, spiritually dead, rotting , socialist-subsidized, government-obedient, watered-down, dark assemblies where false fire is a profitable business is where we're headed if our preachers don't STAND UP and STEP OUT against tyranny like they did in our founding era!!!
Romans 9:22 A hypothetical What If? At the end of this discussion Pastor Sturms hinted against leaving comments to try to untangle this paradox, [especially not from a Grand Rapids mailman :)}and Sean "don't tell us to read some author." Well, you dear brothers are provocative. I won't tell you to read authors, I will just say that no solid Roman commentary holds the What If as a hypothetical. Not Haldane, or Hodge: Lloyd-
Jones, John Murray, John Brown, thought Paul was speaking hypothetically. VS 20 says, who art thou that repliest, and verse 22 says WHAT IF God, or SO what if God? He is God, He has sovereignty over - not just clay, but guilty clay. It is a continuation of the previous rebuke in vs. 20. The 1689 confession answers the rest of the perplexity. By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and angels are predestinated, or foreordained to eternal life through Jesus Christ, to the praise of his glorious grace; others being left to act in their sin to their just condemnation, to the praise of his glorious justice.
( 1 Timothy 5:21; Matthew 25:34; Ephesians 1:5, 6; Romans 9:22, 23; Jude 4 )
4.______These angels and men thus predestinated and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed, and their number so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or
Great Sermon! Cezar is clearly believing the lie that the Dispensationalists are teaching in our day. This teaching is very 'popular' in our day, but should be rejected. They interpret Revelation 3:10 to say that God will take the Church out of this earth before the Tribulation, yet refuse to face the fact that Jesus prayed to the Father that the Church be NOT taken out of the world in John 17.