Great Sermon! In our "quick and easy" society with an "I am entitled to it right now" mentality, it is quite refreshing to hear a Sermon, such as this. Perseverance of the Saints goes completely against the grain of common culture. In a day where the "I said a prayer when I was 6, I'm good to go!", the idea of patience, work and putting into practice one's Christian Faith has been completely lost. I lay the responsibility at the feet of most of today's preachers. They are more interested in growing a congregation with gimmicks and variety shows than preaching the Gospel. They starve their sheep and turn them over to the wolves.
Thank you for being the preacher you are Sean. If the world had more preachers such as yourself, and the other preachers at Berean, the Church would not be in the condition it is in today.
Keep preaching the Gospel and do not relent!
Sickening there's other disease is called body dysmorphic disorder. Diseases where people want to become disabled also for the attention. And now we're getting to the point were or were not allowed to ask about of this physicians. I thought we were supposed to help people. Thank you for bringing this subject up
Great Sermon! Great... great ....discussion. Next time have your wives there. I think deep in the consciousness of Christian husband's and wives is the knowledge of God is watching us and how we are treating each other. Yes we are all sinners and the little things in life sometimes brings that out. But the big picture is my wife or my husband is a wonderful gift from God and that fact dwarfs the little things. Thanks. That was fun.
Great Sermon! Very interesting. Enjoyed listening.Thanks for being so honest and encouraging. Marrige is always under attack and today divorce and problems has become "normal". My husband and I married young and this year we have our 28 anniversary. Many of our friends are divorced and in their second or third marriage.Always brings sadness to my heart when so think about it.How come we have made in and not them..? All glory to God who has kept our hearts together. Please continue this conversation. I would like to hear a little about your thoughts on how to deal with young Godly adult children who lives at home...
Have blessed day all you who read this??
Great Sermon! What he needs is to feel ashamed.
I would not even allow my child to go into a public restroom anymore. They will either go before or after we leave any restaurant or public event.
It is hard to pray seriously thinking of how foolish and comical this is.
I understand that it is there choice as to which public restroom they want to use. Will they have a choice of which jail cell they'll be "bar"red from?
Yes, let the days be shortened for evil doers; from the presidency down to the blatantly rebellious. And Lord, keep us, your redeemed, from the evil one.
Bruce Jenner's twisted thoughts How do we respond to this as Christians? It's really simple, I think. Bruce Jenner has likely spent thousands of dollars pumping himself with hormones, and being made to look like a woman with the help of the surgeon's hand. While wanting to be born again as a woman, the irony is that he simply needs to meet the truth of the Gospel, and be born again spiritually, and all of his twisted thoughts about himself will be straightened out by the truth of God. It really is that simple. Can we not pray for his soul, brothers? Can we not also defend God's honor and speak the truth in love, that what Bruce Jenner has done is contra-God? Defend God's honor and pray for Bruce Jenner. Defend God's honor and call this act of ungodliness exactly what it is: ungodliness. We're not to stand silent and allow God's honor to be walked upon like everything is alright, because it's not alright. Pray fervently. -- Rob
Great Sermon! Fantastic. This would be a great class for all soon to be married and newly married couples to take; not to mention couples married for years. Communication is an act of love. It tells your husband/wife that what they feel physically/emotionally is important to you.
Thank you for bringing up the topic of focussing on the proper presentation of sex. It is a wonderful gift given to us by God to be enjoyed, in its proper context. Teach your children it is something to be anticipated, in marriage. This is a wonderful gift to share with their spouse within the safety of the marriage bed.
Thank you for pointing out the evil of pornography. This world has just glossed it over and said, "It's not hurting anybody." Yes it does. It desensitizes the mind, it trains you to look at another "Image barer" and value them as a piece of meat to use for your gratification. Thank you again for bringing up this delicate subject.
Great Sermon! Last comment on this subject and we can move on
Agora- the market place
Matt 13:44 Agorazo (G59) means to buy
exagorazo (G1805) to redeem.
Redeem- By payment of a price to recover from another
exagorazo is not used in Matt 13:44 it is only used 4 times, Gal 4:5 Gal 3:13 Eph 5:16 and Col 4:5
Reply to Alfred's strange interpretation To suggest that there is a difference between "buying" something and "redeeming" something borders on ridiculous. I recommend listening to the Bible message preached Wednesday. If you got on here, once again, to combat Scripture with a system, please shop elsewhere.
Great Sermon! The treasure in the field(world) is the church, the true Jew, the Israel of God Ex 19:4-5, the lost tribes, Jer 31:5-12 the gospel, Col 1:25-27, Jesus bought this field, Phil 2:5-8 and the treasure hidden inside it. He bought the whole field, but did not redeemed the whole field. There is a difference in buying something and redeeming something. There is wheat and tares in this field, Jesus only redeems the wheat, not the tares. Wheat never becomes tares and tares never become wheat. There you have limited atonement in Matt 13 paparables.