Great Sermon! Why would a married person be communicating with someone of the opposite sex on his or her cell phone, unless it's a relative or, perhaps, STRICTLY for work purposes? When you marry, things change. If having opposite sex "friends" upsets your spouse, as well it should, then you need to cut that person off. The workforce can be a very dangerous place, especially for women. It is a godly jealousy that wants one's spouse all to him or herself.
green,green grass I,respectfully,disagree with Cezar.A happy marriage is an ideal and all marriages will experience ups and downs. "The grass is always greener on the other side"- so most people think who haven't seen all the manure that it takes to get it that way. Husbands and wives beware.Any communication between members of the opposite sex should be accessible to their partners. After all,it is already in full view of God.
Disturbing In the West, where we often deny the existence of the supernatural, this is probably how a manifestation of demonic influence is seen.
Just think about cultures in Africa or Asia - is it not obvious the demonic influence in those cultures? It just seems more obviously spiritual because people there believe in spirits.
Great Sermon! People stumble over "He learned obedience" (Heb 5:8); yes Jesus learned something. People today have a hard time with the humanity of Jesus much like those in NT times. Peter was scandalized twice by Jesus' actions (speaking about being rejected and executed like a criminal, and a servant who washed his dirty feet). Jesus a friend of sinners, accused of being a glutton and a drunkard, touching lepers, allowing bleeding women to touch Him; having a heavy heart nearly to the point of death (sad/depressed?); asking the Father for a last minute change of the divine plans if it was possible; YET WITHOUT SIN. GOD in the flesh scandalizes people but it is essential to salvation to believe this (1 Tim 3:16, 1 John 4:2, 2 John 7). Now what is a mistake; misspelling words, tripping over someone's feet, mispronunciation, striking out? I wouldn't call those sins. Some Christians calls everything a sin; some don't call anything a sin. Which makes my point: when it comes to sin we are the sin professionals par excellence; not Jesus. But is every mistake and error a sin? "To err is human to forgive is divine." Jesus, the sinless God/man! This brings me back to His baptism; He didn't need to do it; but in doing it sinless Jesus identified Himself with sinful me; and that was no mistake!
No Excuses Familiar with their (church and school) practices. Apostate! I will not excuse them. Just because they "profess" Christianity means nothing -- many do the same. Examine the fruit and the fruit isn't based on what they put in their books. Anyone can write a "Christian" book. There is something seriously wrong in the churches today and shame on anyone, including myself, who are not able or willing to forsake all others and follow Christ Jesus.
Great Sermon! Jesus puts the rapture on the last day (John 6). Paul places it at the last trump (1 Cor 15), Revelation puts the resurrection after the tribulation (Rev 20:6), Jesus is coming as a thief after the tribulation (Rev 16:15), the Day of the Lord comes after the sun and moon are darkened (Joel 2:31, Acts 2:20). Paul exhorts the Church to watch for the Day of the Lord (1 Thess 5). 2 Thess 2:1 ties the 2nd Coming and the "gathering" together as the same event after the man of sin is revealed. The word Parousia (coming) is common to both Matt 24 and 1 Thess 4. I could go on and on. The evidence for a post-trib rapture is so overwhelming it defies belief anyone could believe otherwise. But no, apparently there will be 2 resurrections of the dead in Christ, 2 2nd Comings, 2 last days, 2 last trumps, Jesus will be coming as a thief twice, ...
Everything is duplicated for the convenience of sparing the Church the tribulation.
Oh, and nice work guys.
I hear you They don't understand because they are "professing" Christians. So therefore they sit like bumps on a log. Churches today are filled with mostly bumps. Preach to us sheep please. Preach the Word and leave the rest to GOD. Feed His sheep.
Bundy Issue You need to update your comments.
If more people would stand up to unconstitutional laws there wouldn't be any.
Right on point. Dave,
I think your piece nailed it. Mob rule, even on the internet, is a terrifying thing.
I wonder how long it will be before SermonAudio will be declared hateful and forced to shut down for its homophobic, Islamaphobic, anti-world views?
Just the Intolerant-tolerant Left continuing their rhetoric, "You can say and do what you want; as long as your views agree with ours. If they do not, we will hunt you down and destroy you!"
Was this what we fought 75 years ago in Europe or am I just continuing to propagate the male WASP picture of history? I don't know, I guess I am just one of those "unenlightened, creationists who have hung their hopes on a distorted myth". I guess I need to return to the public universities so I can have my antiquated ideas remolded by the enlightened professors putting forth the same ideas. By doing this I will not even need to think for myself! My benevolent government will tell me what I need to think!
Naha. I believe i won't allow the lefties tell me what to think. I'll just stay unenlightened and not run with the lemmings.
Interesting Sermon! ....25% were starving and has been starving for years and yet it is the 75% that creates and passes the food distribution laws for 100% of the nation. There is definitely an imbalance. A better example would be to say American Christians will never fully understand what persecuted Christians around the world go through on a daily basis until that extreme persecution befall them and their families. Just my thoughts on the matter.
Interesting Sermon! I began listening to this but I couldn't finish. I am black and I consider myself conservative. I am also fundamental in my Christian beliefs. My pastor is white and so is most of the people that attend my church. I attend an independent Baptist KJB church.
I understand that even for Christians it is difficult to speak on the issues of race and not take a defensive viewpoint. We are sinful men and we will always defend our "race" whether consciously or subconsciously. The best example I can give is if over 75% of this nation were well fed and had plenty to eat and 25% were starving
Sanctified thinking that goes along way! Thanks for discussing sanctified attire. It is obvious the church is obsessed about portraying worldly images, rather than to reflect the image of a pure God in a fallen world.
It is baffling to perceive how many fail to discern that showing cleavages or thighs, wearing cleaving items, bikinis/swimming suits, or unisex dress codes do not represent biblical values, but the world's.
Great List! Speaking from experience, ditto from 1 - 10. The person who came up w/this list is right on. Spread the list to every woman because I was a "naive" Christian woman for a time. I have scars to prove. But, by God's great mercy and grace, I can speak about to others who are willing to listen - which not many are ready to hear. Great discussion.