Our Corruption is Very Corrupt This is an incredible sermon! It is rich with so many Biblical ideas and powerful examples. Pastor VanderMeulen links the ages-old attempt by idolators and so-called followers of God to make visible the invisible God through images with our present-day American worship of self. God does not look at us as "kids will be kids" but sees our worship of self for what it is -- hatred of Him. Further, the pastor shares his experience of working in prison ministry. He tells the congregation that the prisoners would deflect full recognition of their crimes by consistently saying that the other guy did worse crimes. Yes, the pastor sees that we are guilty of deflecting the significance of our own sins. He powerfully preaches how we would rather point to the corruptions in other lives than look at the list of vices listed in Romans and see ourselves in that list.
It's such a mighty word from the Lord! I've already burned 8 CD's to give to four Jewish co-workers who have told me they are atheists (I'm a saved Jew myself), my wife's two pastor brothers in the Philippines, another gentleman at work who shares an adjoining office who told me with a great sense of moral superiority [sic] that he is an agnostic, and with a longtime pastor friend who is pentecostal.
Thank you Pastor V.
A Profound and Thought-Provoking Sermon I found this sermon to be profound and thought-provoking. Yes, being faithful in the midst of the mundane is what we are called to be.
Do you have any sermons online on this or similar topics that deal with following a Christian path when dealing with non-Christians in the workplace or neighborhood?
It my great privilege to attend the seminar conducted by Tedd Tripp in Manila a couple of weeks ago. What struck me most is the way he illustrates behavior and heart. Its like a tree with its fruits and roots. Many times we just deal only with the fruits but the real issue is the root which is the heart. Once the heart is change then the behaviour will follow. This seminar on parenting I would say is God-centered and its focus is the glory of God.
In this two-day seminar, Dr. Tedd Tripp, author of Shepherding a Child's Heart, challenges attendees to recognize and focus on heart motives in our children rather than on behavior alone. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience as a pastor, counselor, school administrator, father and grandfather, Dr. Tripp shares valuable insights and suggestions for communicating directly to your child's heart through the various stages of his/her life.
This seminar is designed especially for parents, grandparents, educators, counselors and others who work with children and families.
Registration Early bird discount (postmarked by 3/31/06): $30 per adult or $50 per couple
After 3/31/06: $35 per adult or $60 per couple
Cost includes conference materials
Brochures, fliers, and registration forms are available at http://www.cbcfargo.com/conference2006.html
Great Sermon! Wonderful message! I sure wish I could of heard good preaching like this about fifty years ago! I am a person who graduated from a "christian college"
and never even heard about the wonderful doctrine of a justification (by faith alone) in the imputed Righteousness of Christ!
It was not until years later that God opened my eyes to this great truth, praise the Lord!