Interesting Sermon! Christian in Pilgrim's Progress journied to the Celestial City and he learned and obeyed enroute. He did not dally or prevaricate. He journied as the Lord called and led him often with minimum company and encouragement.
I don't understand your asking Christians about their deposits? The metaphor seems to suggest that they are free to deposit or Not deposit. To Not deposit is Not do what he is asking you to do. -- I don't believe we have that privilege . If we do such things we damage our assurance and that is not the mark of a Believer. We either want to stay on the path he has charted for us or we don't. If he allows us to go off for a time,(sin)we are never comfortable and we long to be back on the correct path.
There are times in my life I have pushed a broom and other times I have been a public figure watched by everyone for my testimony.
I am 64. I am constantly amazed at how my calling varies as the road to the Celestial City unwinds before me. There have been dark times which were hard to bear and happy times which were easy . Conciously walking in the spirit is the Only savings option I have identified.
Great Sermon! For those of us who are on the sidelines, healing, there is no sweeter topic than how own Savior lived in dependency upon GOD. There is no greater need than to hear about Jesus, Jesus, Jesus. Thank you, for preaching the three-fold Deity and the ministry of our Prophet, Priest and King.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor John, Thank you for yoru sermon. I like the title and the presentation. I appreciate the way you ended the sermon with the qualities of the Word of God. God bless you, your family and ministry,
In Christ alone
"David recovered all." Well, the text you used WAS incredibly encouraging. I did appreciate the warm up and I am very sorry I wasn't polite in my last comment. I'll try watching the video version or looking at the attached PDF if need be.
This sermon was cut short!! Great walk through 2 Sam. 18-30 and through some Psalms but then POOF no more sermon. I'm there, Brother... here, in Ziklag more ways than you could ever know and then your sermon cuts off. No application. No rescue. What's the point? Poof. Yes. Yes. I know: "Go strengthen yourself in the Lord, Sister." v. 6. Uh-huh. Fine. Your sermon had potential, just like the LAME-o-churches here in China, I mean SW Michigan. Fix it.
Great Sermon! It is very refreshing to hear a pastor express his confidence in the clear teaching of a six-solar day creation account. I have been speaking on this subject for almost 25 years (and am now in fulltime ministry with the Creation Education Center - www.CECwisc.com). Unfortunately, this type of message is being avoided like the plague in most churches today, doing great disservice to the authority of God's Word. Thank you for taking a stand! Keep up the good work.
Great Sermon! Dear Pastor John, Thank you for your wonderful sermon. Your voice is soft but the warning is there. It is a terrible thing to live in these last days and not be saved. The older I get, the more I appreciate not only my salvation, but its assurance and joy. I love the Truth, I love Christ. I also hate the author of lies and the anti-christ. Thank you for paying the price to lve and preach the truth. Your reward is great in heaven and on earth.
Love in Christ alone
Great Sermon! Excellent message by Dr Barnett. Illustrates how far the Roman church is from the Scripture truth and doctrines. Protestants would do well to hear these facts with a view to reach out to the Catholics and reveal their errors to them.
Thankyou John Barnett.
Great Sermon! When I pass by a building that calls itself "Church" I think that it is first of all a "Business" because it has real estate, buildings, paid staff, and all the administrative aspects of a business.
Is it a "family" as this message suggests? Maybe for a few that are really involved in "running the business" (the 20 percent that do 80 percent of the work), but not for the majority who show up once or twice a week.
Mormon Basics by Way of John MacArthur While well-delivered, this sermon did not provide listeners many witnessing tools to use the next time missionaries come a'knocking.
I hoped for greater depth or analysis of Mormonism, but this was just the same examples so often heard in these quick surveys of what is actually a very complex religion. It deserves more than a glancing blow in a sermon series on cults.
Damaging the message's credibility was Dr. Barnett repeating an error MacArthur made in his original telling of the BYU story. There are not seven presidents in the LDS church; there is a first presidency of three presidents and below them a Quorum of Twelve Apostles. It's important we get the details right. Christians evangelizing Mormons will lose credibility unless they are armed with correct information; repeating reheated half-truths from years ago will not win us a hearing or an opportunity to share God's truth in love. MacArthur's self-aggrandizing account of his meeting at BYU is an example of such a missed opportunity. (Ravi Zacharias had a greater impact when he reached out in love and truth in 2004)
What I appreciated most in this message was Dr. Barnett's words on the then-recent 9/11 tragedy, the media's politically correct coddling of Islam and the well-stated truth of God's sovereignty.
Great Sermon! Thank you for your comforting sermon on one of my favorite Psalms (Psalm 34) with so many wonderful promises. I greatly appreciate your sharp mind, intricate Bible knowledge and pleasant, uplifting Spirit.
A Primer for Understanding the Gospel! Outstanding sermon on not only the Salvation message, but the tenets of our Faith in general. The only thing I did not necessarily agree (maybe semantically) with is when he said "all who will believe" regarding
Christ's atonement or imputation of sins... isn't it "all who Christ came to save (elect)? Saying it the way he said it, makes it appear that we have something to do with our salvation...we can "decide" when we "want" to become saved...and I don't necessarily see that in the Bible. Just my view. I REALLY enjoy hearing John MacArthur preach!