Excellent This is a fascinating and engrossing message. Well done Rev. Silversides! The history of the Scottish Psalter and the extraordinary translation work from the Hebrew which went into it, is all to sadly a story which many Christians do not know or appreciate. The learned men of God who put so much academic and erudite expertise into this wee book, by God's grace, is a historic pleasure to behold indeed. Thank you David Silversides.
A well recommended sermon to hear!
Thank you! Thank you Rev. Silversides for this sermon, the doctrine of prayer has been on my mind lately. I was convicted by some points you made, and some other points brought me to think more deeply about how I should pray. Thank you.
Great Sermon! How depressing it would be if there were no antidote for the depravity & wickedness of our own heart & the inevitable punishment by a Holy God, but Thankfully God has provided Himself a Lamb in the Person of our Lord Jesus Christ so none need perish,all can be forgiven, Sadly, the vast majority reject God`s gracious offer of a new heart & go to that awful judgment unready & unprepared.
A very timely message from the Rev Silversides.
Very Relevant Sermon! This messages is a rebuke to modern Christianity, and relevant to late discussions about the New Calvinism and Worldliness, particularly addressed by Dr. Peter Masters in his excellent article: The Merger of Calivinism with Worldliness, and the upcoming Conference at the Spurgeon Tabernacle this July on similar subject.
Many sound sermons are often directed against the "culture" of the world, while being stark blind that the Church has adopted the same licentious culture to itself, to where--except for outward church attendance, testimony of the mouth, use of silly symbols and messages--there is hardly a visible difference between the church and the world, and that only temporarily on Sundays.
The modern taboos that attempt to hide under the slogan of "Christian liberty", like those of "lifestyle", "culture", Christian dress, music, money and material things, media interest, sports, language, etc...all could be suggested under this subject.
This is still the age of McChristianity and Facebook Christianity, even among the "reformed", and the fruits of this worldly "christianity" are evident, "turning the Grace of God into Licentiousness".
Teaching much needed today This is an excellent beginning for a Christian considering recreation. In our amusement oriented culture, we as Christians need to examine every part of our life to see if it is in submission to Christ's teaching. Thank you Pastor Silversides, we continue to lift you up in our prayers.
Contra mundum! This sermon is a great starting place for a consideration of scriptural modesty standards. The treatment of the objection to modest dress that it make us appear odd is especially helpful. Given that the Bible teaches us not to be conformed to this world, and that we are commanded to dress modestly, should we not glory in showing forth the praises of Him who has completely covered our sin and shame with His own blood by completely covering our shameful physical nakedness with modest clothing? Was this not the connection made by the Lord Himself when he clothed Adam and Eve, replacing their immodest fig-leaf aprons with coats of skin? Or would we rather imitate and identify ourselves with the lost who refuse the gracious provision of salvation through Christ and manifest this rebellious condition by exposing their nakedness? Oh,that we Christians would shine forth as lights for the Lord Jesus in this crooked and perverse world, and not be at all ashamed of Him!