Great Sermon! In this sermon speaks of the Apostle John's love of the Truth and his hatred for the lies of false gospel doctrine which stands out in his heart. The sermon emphasized the evidence of true conversion by a constant walk in the love of Truth and in the interest of Christ and hearing that "my children" walk in truth expressed John's affection and chiefest joy. What an awesome exposition of the "Great Shepherd's" affection in this epistle.
A Very Soul Searching Sermon Pastor Pickett:
As you say, "true religion is not a light and frothy thing". Sadly though, many preachers by the levity in which they preach, do lead many to regard it as just that . . a light thing! Thanks be to God that the Spirit of God rests upon your preaching, and as such you treat these matters with the solemnity, seriousness, and sobriety with which they are to be considered.
I thank "My God" too for showing me the sinfulness of my sins and of my lost condition and fallen estate, but with that, in His time, graciously revealing His Son to me, whom I have indeed found to be my "hiding place."
Thank you for giving me a fresh reminder of the glorious nature of the deliverance God has wrought for me in salvation. Like David, I have experienced God's heavy hand upon me before I acknowledged and confessed my sins, and have been made sensible of my sins . . my inquities . . my transgressions, indeed have been made to feel tormented by them, grieved by them and sorrowful over them. Yet by grace I too have been brought to confess them, and can declare w/David:
"I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.
For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell." Psalm 86:12-13
A most solemn Sermon! Pastor Pickett:
My husband and I wanted you to know how very blessed we were by this message. Your exposition of this verse in Amos was most instructive. I must say I had long puzzled over it in time past, but like a surgeon, you very precisely opened up the meaning of the text, and made it plain to both of us.
The solemnn and careful manner in which you deliver the message is most effective. Your repetition of the verse . . "Amos, what seest thou?" throughout the sermon, and the pauses you make thereafter, give the hearer time to thoughtfully reflect on both the verse and the explanation you give to it. It is most effective.
We found it especially encouraging as well to know that in this day when the spirit of Amaziah is very much abroad, that God, in His mercy, has been pleased to raise up a servant of the Lord like yourself, who in the spirit of Amos, and in accordance with God's plumbline, the Word of God, faithfully declares the burden of the Lord, that He would have "His people" hear!
We will make good use of this fresh means of grace that the Lord has availed us through your preaching.
"And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding."
Great Sermon! This sermon reflects that Jesus Christ, is the Great Treasure,"PEARL OF GOD" given by the endearing love of the Father to those whom He had chosen and born to be His. Christ the "Pearl in my heart". What He had given will be forever given and will never be lost. It is eternal. What awesome thing to know. The glory belongs to HIM, God Holy! Immortal! Infinite.
Great Sermon! A mighty deliverance indeed! Listened with such intensity and awe. Spirit-filled types and pictures of our salvation. Awesome explanation of the fire and water. Jesus' compassion to hear the cry of one of His afflicted ones.
Great Sermon! Thank you for this wonderful sermon! Be sure to hear this one! Gospel Mission Books has been a wonderful blessing to me over the years. They have been faithful to the true gospel of God's wonderful sovereign grace
and everlasting love!...Jer. 31:3.
Another excellent sermon I am hesitant to post a comment for any one sermon from Pastor Pickett; I have found all of the ones to which I have listened, to be incredibly edifying, comforting, and needful (and I have listened to many).
Nonetheless, for anyone who (by God's grace) sees their own desperate need for a saviour, and who hungers and thirsts after Christ and His righteousness, and yet finds themselves questioning their interest in the precious blood of the Lamb, I wanted to share just how comforting I found this sermon to be. Like so many others, it was a real blessing.
Great Sermon! Glorious comforting truth as it is in Jesus. Blessings and praise be to our GOD for Jesus Christ. Thank you for such an encouraging word to us this morning as we start a new day. He is all glorious in grace, all glorious in riches, all glorious in love to supply all our needs now and throughout all eternity.
Great Sermon! It is great to see that not only does Gospel Missions now have a website online,
http://gospelmissionbooks.com/ but also the church sermons are on Sermon Audio. I have only been to your church in Choteau, MT. one time in 1986, but it was that Sunday that I was introduced to the Gadsby Hymnal and the hymns of Joseph Hart. Pastor Pickett is a good communicator and I have enjoyed his sermons, what I have heard so far. If you get a chance, give us a bio. of who he is... thanks!