A Very Powerful, Needed Sermon! Though this message was preached some time ago it applies even more to this present generation which can only be described as "lawless", for "sin is the transgression of the law" (1 John). Yet modern Christianity has set the Gospel against the Law, Jesus against Moses, as if the law was bad for its judgment & strictness, while it is "just, holy, and good" (Rom. 7). Some are even teaching the gospel is a "higher standard", misunderstanding the Sermon on the Mount here. And Paul further adds, "Do we condemn the law through grace? Nay, we establish (or vindicate) the law"! There is no "good news" without the bad news of personal guilt for sin, which comes by conviction from the Law as God's Prosecutor. Also "Love" has come to mean acting contrary to the strictness of the holy law (i.e. leniency, "sparing the rod", not punishing it civilly, etc), instead of conformity to it, which preserves society. The "greatest commandments" (love God & neighbor) SUMMARIZE the law, they do not contradict or overthrow it! And Revelation speaks of true saints as those "who *keep the commandments of God* AND the faith of Jesus". The preacher convincingly refutes the heresy and clears the Law by Jesus' own teaching, life, and death.
Interesting sermon! I enjoyed the sermon. I've studied the Sabbath and there were parts I agreed with you and parts I did not. I appreciate you preaching about the Sabbath though. This commandment Seems to have been forgotten.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor, Thank you for your great sermon. I was born in Comunist Romania and like many of my peers was an atheist. I became saved thru a crisis conversion while in Nigeria working as a medical doctor. I am now in full time ministry here. We pray for revival. The no one enemy is the evil spirit of religion that tells people to attend church, do 'ministry', say that they are born again... but never get truly saved. This religious atmosphere is the fertile soil for the so called 'gospel of prosperity'. We preach Christ crucified. We see now true conversions not only from paganism to Christ but from religion to Christ. Each of these people have a clear testimony that gives glory to God. I write this to encourage you. God bless you, your family and church. In Christ alone
Great Sermon! Pastor Ian Colligher
We certainly enjoyed your sermon. It was inspiring. Thank you for posting it on the Internet.
The following passages in your sermon touched us.
"God's judgments will always be fulfilled"
"Prosperity is a very poor barometer of peace with God."
Great Sermon! You Free Presbyterian preachers always hit it right on the head and get to the point. I love it! Thank you for a refreshing and to-the-point sermon about the Lord's Day, the Christian Sabbath. I needed to hear this, as I have been having some confusion concerning the Sabbath day, and some contention from others. God bless you.
Thank you for speaking truth! I have been blessed by this message as it reinforces the biblical teaching or family has finally understood! Now Sundays are a delight as we each do our own study (after church at home)and then come together to read good theological volumes instead of...bike-riding, fishing, doing crafts, sewing...! Now I just pray that others will listen and heed!
Great Sermon! This was a true blessing for me. I have been Reformed now for many years by God's grace, but I grew up in a Pentecostal church. I have come to a cessationist position, based mainly on my observations of the ridiculous things I have seen since my childhood tauted to be the work of the Holy Spirit. This sermon was a great help for me to systematize my thinking on this subject. Even when I did my MDiv, this subject was glossed over because it was a Reformed school and it was taken for granted that we were all cessationists. I was, but I didn't have a good Scriptural reason for it. Now I do. Thank you. I am grateful to all the Free Presbyterian preachers for their excellent exegetical skills. Someone is doing something right in training these men for the ministry.
Great value. Our souls have value because God created them and because Christ died for us. Christ love our souls more then ourselves, because when we sin we wrong our souls, but He wants always to bless and enrich our souls.