Correction, Brother Don At 4:46 into you sermon, you told a story about Charles Spurgeon. You said that Spurgeon was asked, "To what do you contribute the great success of your ministry?" Now to quote you, "...that man who was in his day so greatly used by God - and without a moment's hesitation, this was his answer: 'The men in our congregation pray for me.'"
Now, at once, I wondered, "Did Spurgeon really say that?" Having some familiarity with the writings and sermons of Spurgeon, I thought that he would never say that men, exclusively, pray for me, but rather, he would probably say, "The saints of God pray for me."
And so, I looked it up and found this reference to the incidence you mentioned, on page 137 of a book by Eric W. Hayden entitled, Searchlight on Spurgeon, Pasadena Pilgrim Publications, 1973, "In a very humble reply to one who asked him of his great success, Spurgeon replied, 'My people pray for me.'"
At last, the LORD is the One to be thanked for any man's "great success" in HIS ministry. I'm sure both you and Charles Spurgeon would agree.
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor. A really self searching sermon on a verse which I have been meditating on. Your words was really motivating & at the same time warning me to examine myself whether i am in faith in Lord Jesus Christ and to continue testing me until the last breath knowing fully well that my stay here is for a brief period.
Great Sermon! Pastor Larry. We are in England and have just heard your sermon on Examination of Self and been greatly blessed as my husband and myself have examined our hearts before God. First time we have heard one of your sermons and will certainly be hearing more.
You might be interested to know that in our parched area for want of the true gospel, we have recently met with a few other believers in sovereign grace, and next week, we are scheduled to hear one of your sermons. So, God willing, we shall be looking forward to that.
I have also downloaded several more, to be fed with the finest of the wheat, and would encourage many more to hear you. The Lord has given you a precious ministry and even in my difficult situation of chronic illness, you have certainly stirred me to reach out to the lost with more fervor. Like you, we have unsaved family - in fact we are the only ones in Christ. Time is short. God bless. English Rose
A Sermon Worth Your Time to Listen To!!! Brother Fortner,
May the GOD of all grace continue to inspire you to NEVER compromise, and continue to preach the gospel and doctrine of our LORD and Savior JESUS CHRIST!!!!!! Praise our LORD for HIS mercy and grace that allows s to receive HIS GOSPEL!!!! May the LORD uphold you and yours as you continue, by HIS will, this vital ministry!!
Great Sermon! Yes the Lord indeed is good and his mercy endures forever.In my darkest hour,his light shone the brightest.He pulled me out of the miry clay and set my feet upon the rock..not willing that i should perish..he had set his love upon me..not that i am deserving but because He is good and His mercy endures forever.Everytime i think of his goodness,i cant help it but weep for He is a faithful God.He alone is worthy.I am nothing without Him..My Jesus..My Lord..My God..My friend..My Big Brother..My King..Ny Saviour..My all in all
Excellent Sermon! Not by human will or exertion, but by God's mercy and will.
This is a message that must be heard by church goers because they do not know what true Christianity is all about. Sad but true.
Great Sermon! What a blessing your message was to me.It put me on my face before the Lord as always. I know only Gods people will hear the truth about Christ and themselves,but there are times one can hear a message that is so defining you just want all the people you love to hear it. This is one of those messages. Thank You///
They say, 'A man is as good as his word...' How great then, is our God! Oh, the sweet jewels that flow from His lips, bestowing a constant stream of riches to His poor and needy children. Pastor Angus, we have followed along with you through the Song of Solomon and have received of these great riches: Christ, the Word. Thank you for your labors in Him and we are praying for you and all our dear family in Australia. "LORD, bring a great revival of the preaching and the hearing of Thy Word. Amen."
There IS but one Gospel! Thank you Lord, not only that you allowed me to hear it with my ears, but that you wrote it on my heart.
God has never left himself without a witness, and in this age there are so few but there are 'just enough'! All thanks to God for raising up men like Bro. Don.