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.
Great Sermon! men need to remember that we don't look the same as we did at 20 or 25. We get fat, lose our hair, have bad breath, don't brush our teeth.
Our wife will age, just as we do; she will not look the same at 40 or 50 like she did at 25.
Why do we place this burden on our wives?
Men, do your wives a favor and take a look in a mirror- take a shower, put on some cologne, brush your teeth, take care of yourself and workout, loose some weight yourself.
Please learn to love and appreciate your wife for who she is and what she does for you. Learn to talk to your wife and develop an emotional intimacy with her, not just a physical one.
Sorely needed David,
Excellent popcast. I was one of those "cultural christians". I trusted in the god I had made. It was my own righteousness I trusted. I wanted to hear nothing about the God of the Bible. My god allowed me to continue in my sins and never held me accountable for anything.
I agree with you. The Church today is in dire need of purging. From the prosperity gospel to the feelings driven nonsense spouted by IHOP; and the much more dangerous, borderline christianity found in a significant number of churches in the South. The ones who have exchanged the Gospel of Christ for one based in political conservatism then throws in a check list, loosely taken from Scripture, on how to improve your life. The latter is the one that scares me the most. Their scripture is the daily publication of the Wall St Journal and their god is the conservative government they aspire to build. In these churches, there is no place for Christ.
Continue to call us back to the True Gospel David. Again, excellent podcast.
Great Great Sermon! Pastor, I really can't tell you what a blessing this message was to me... the Holy Spirit has pricked my heart by this, and has driven me to strive to be even more holy, no matter how hard the struggle is.
Behind closed doors is so important, people may not see, but He does!
Thanks for this!
Reply to Alfred Thanks for stopping in again, Alfred. Could you ask your question again? I don't understand what you mean by "would the world already under condemnation, but not yet judged or he that believeth not is condemned...
Please help me out here, brother.
Great Sermon! I am trying to absorb what you have said. Would the world already under condemnation, but not yet judged or he that believeth not is condemned already, but not yet judged. Would these verses also be a process of the age. All these will come to come pass at the end of the age. Help me out.
Reply to Justin Ray Bernal Justin,
It means alot to me that you would take the time for feedback here.
I am aware of what "re" means as a prefix. You should probably note that the KJV and older versions are the only ones that use "replenish" instead of "fill." Have you investigated that?
Your Jeremiah passage is interesting in that it clearly has a judgment "feel" to that. I'll give it some more thought (as I have in the past) this evening.
Great Sermon! Thanks for sharing, tough topic for sure. I'll be brief, just a couple things to take note of: God told Adam to replenish the earth, this prefix (re) is a key to understanding something was before, and in Jeremiah we also see God's anger destroying a city of the fallen angels no doubt, before man was created. How are we to place this context in a post Adamic earth. Also I have no problem with Adam being around 6000 years ago or dinosaurs living right up to the great flood none of this is a problem for me it's biblical and modern science is even finding blood cells in dinosaur bone, which means they are not millions of year's old.
Comments from a Calvinist Excellent Sermon Pastor. This convicted my spirit to my responsibility in spreading the Gospel (Romans 10:11-21). I do not know who the Elect are and I cannot see an "E" branded on their back; therefore, I have responsibility and accountability to the Great Commission. The Spirit has used this Sermon to convict me and rekindle in me a desire to see the lost saved. Praise be His name above all names.
Great Sermon! Excellent conversation men, a real "thinker". A conversation the church should have more often. I always here Christians say were are no longer under the law and it never sits right with me. I also do not completely understand what Christ meant when He said He came to fulfill the law, which law, what part of the law, Deuteronomy 22 is tough, but you all did well with the application, I think you are really onto something. There is a tone with regard to the sanctity of life, none of God's laws should be ignored and all should be taken seriously like Pastor Bill was suggesting. I never say I am King James Only but I am certainly Majority Text only so I'm with P. Bill. Thank You all.