Great Sermon! I kept thinking during the sermon today that the tongue is like a 2 yr. old,caught in the 'terrible twos'! Thankfully 2 yr. olds grow up & out of that & we can too! TY J.D. & thank you God!
There's hope for taming the tongue! Taming the tongue.... ugh! Not an area most of us like to ponder for very long since we fail miserably time and time again. I must train my tongue to speak good things in a right manner by hiding the Word in my heart and as I am faithful to do this not only can my tongue be tamed by Christ but also my life can be controlled for His glory as I grow in this area. Thank you Lord for this sermon and the revelation it brings to your people.
Great Sermon! A convicting message for all. We are all called to teach but only some are called to lead. We should not be so quick and flippant to want a leadership role in the church or be flippant as a leader in the church. God takes this very seriously and so should we. Thank you Pastor for speaking directly to me with this very timely message!
Wonderful The right kind of scale and scope on the inside will always show up on the outside.
To enlarge your capacity for Godly connection and to fully connect you to God in your experiences. WOW! Lord, Lord, make this be in my life for you.
Great Encouragement to Prayer! What a wonderful refreshing reminder and teaching of the beauty of praying Biblically for the very things God wants us to have and bring about in our lives. I don't think I will ever look at the prayer in Ephesians 3 (Ephesians 1 too for that matter) ever the same again and thank God every time He brings it my mind to pray.
A new perspective This sermon gives you a whole new perspective of the importance of demonstrating our salvation and although works do not save us it is what separates us from those(including demons) that have just intellectual knowledge and feelings. Doctrine, devotion and demonstration! This message is a real eye opener that will encourage you to inventory your life.
Let me clarify Thank you for your comment. You said, â€śthe church...is an expression on earth of Christ and is there to glorify God.â€ť
Of course I agree with that. The body of Christ is to glorify God. The point is about when we are trying to grow the church instead of growing the people. When we want growth at any cost, trying to build a huge institution at the expense of being a holy incarnation, that is when we are just trying to build for the sake of our own kingdom instead of Godâ€™s kingdom. We create and must feed the monster, and the church ceases to be what she is called to be, which you correctly identify.
You said, â€śwe cannot equate the church with governmentâ€ť. Again, I agree, and I am sorry if I wasnâ€™t clear enough about the concepts I was trying to convey. Blessings to you.