Heartfelt This is one of the greatest studies I have heard that put the right emphasis on "feelings" of the heart. "It does matter what a person feels . . . great compassion." Great truth does connect to our hearts."
Why So-Called "Psychology" & the Bible Don't Mix! Deals with worldviews, sex, sexuality, marriage, parenting, Larry Crabb, Integrationists, creation, evolution, Alfred Kinsey, homosexuality, despair, depression, peace, heart happiness, Psalm one, the blessed man, brokenness, sin, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, science, etc.
Coverting pagans. Interesting lessons from seeing how God worked in the past through Columba, Augustine of Canterbury and Aidan for the evangelizing of pagan people in England, Ireland and Scotland. As a Romanian, I knew very little of these things. I listened with interest and I wrote down many things from so a rich message.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor, thank you for preaching and loving the Word of God. I am a missionary in Nigeria. The no one enemy against true revival here is the evil spirit of religion that brings people to 'church' but there is no conversion; like king Ahaz. We preach Christ crucified and by personal example we show others how to carry their cross daily, in a practical manner. The greatest key to open the treasure of God is to know intimately the Person of God the Holy Spirit.It is a slow work. After so many years the results are slowly becoming visible. Be encouraged as a Brother in Christ. Gal 6:9.
In Christ alone, Lia Leigh.
Faithfulness and prayer. Excellent, detailed presentation of Augustine life until conversion, based on the "Confessions" and the role his mother had in his conversion. A lesson about faithfulness and prayer. And about the responsibility parents have toward their children. Great illustration of biblical principles.
Rich. Rich material, many aspects covered - so you can have an idea about the church life in the 2nd Century: church government, the sacraments, worship, internal ministry, catholicity of the church and external ministry.
Great work of God. Useful message about the history of RBP, about their positive points and problems. I appreciated the honest acknowledgement of the weaknesses in some RBC. I praise God for the Reformed movement in America, that God raised a Reformed testimony in that country. It is the work of God.
Good and bad aspects. A message very rich in information. Lessons from the good contribution of Augustine to theology and from the bad things he brought with his theology of the church. Aspects discussed: doctrine of Trinity, atonement, veneration of Mary, doctrine of the church, state and church, Papal authority.
Great changes. A message about the changes the declaration of Christianity as official religion brought to the Church. Worship, baptism and salvation, erudition, monasticism and missionary effort. Good information, it really gives you an idea about the life of the church in those times. Many things to learn.
Patrick. Interesting message about the introduction of Christianity in England, Scotland and Ireland, special place given to Patrick's work in Ireland. God had in past times also His people with a passion for lost souls, ready to go to strange people to tell them about Christ.
Gospel and sanctification. Central idea: the Gospel has to do not only with conversion, but also with sanctification. The Gospel has implication for the Christian life, so the Gospel must be central for our entire Christian life.
Excellent study. Excellent, interesting, rich material. Apostolic Fathers, Apologists and anti-Gnostic writers presented. Longer presentation of Justin, Epistle to Diognetus, Ireneus, Tertullian. Discussion about creeds and the Canon of Scripture. Many useful things to learn. Especially good are the applications at the end of the message.
Great Sermon! Thank you for being faithful to the text.
Most will attribute this passage to the transfiguration and cite 2 Pet 1:16-18 as a proof text. While there is much to be said about the mount of transfiguration, if one examines the wording in the synaptic gospels this popular explanation becomes inadequate and does not do justice to the scripture.
I believe most are simply not willing to embrace that the kingdom of God which Jesus frequently refers to is in many ways here and now.