Great truths. This is true. I believe God is involved in the destroying of the wicked. This was a great encouragement for the congregation, I think, because people could see in this way God over the present situation.
Great truths. This is encouraging: the Word of God has the power to conquer people's minds. But the warning is: that only the Word of God, not the words of man, can do that. So let us preach the Word!
Importance of one man. This was a very helpful message for me, especially the idea regarding the importance of one man's standing for God. God can use one man with such power as to keep back the forces of the devil. Seen especially in the example of Paul, but in other examples also.
Following examples. The decline of leaders and preachers brings the decline of churches and states. The leaders teach the people to fear God no more and the iniquity raises in the land to a high level.
A message from God. This was a blessed message from God to my heart. How easy and how dangerous to play with repentance! How easy to took for repentance a sorrow which is not followed by inward change! Yes, we need more true repentance in our lives and in our churches!