Great Sermon! This was a wonderful message. What encouragement for believers. What a exortation to unbelievers to run to Christ for cleansing. This was preached the day after the funeral of his dear mother. God gave him grace to stand and proclaim the truth of the gospel once again. Must hear.
Great Sermon! May the Lord bless you Mr Beeke. This sermon was what I needed as I have struggled with the presence of sin in my life for along time. You have encouraged me to persevere and not expect to sit bsck and relax from the war we are in. Indeed relaxing from fighting sin is sin!
Christ Centered Sermon! Refreshing for the soul. This is the third sermon I have heard in this series. I look forward to hear the other messages from this series. May God bless you and use you abundantly for his purpose and glory
Good Stuff Thanks for that. Much more of the earth perspective in your message than I am used to reading into it. I think I have a better overall understanding now. Got chills toward the end about "Seeing HIM".
EXCELLENT SERMON! Dr. Beeke reminds me of a modern day Puritan! His doctrine is flat-out phenomenal and practically he gets extremely detailed and specific. In this series he teaches how we raise our children, and might I add he does it very biblically and wisely.
Great Sermon! GREAT Sermon!
Joel Beeke: Matthew was written for Jews and because they take pride in genealogies, Matthew traced Jesus' genealogy through: David and Abraham. Notice, Luke traces his genealogy all the way back to Adam because Luke was written for gentiles and they don't care about David and Abraham but they care more about Adam.
Jesus' genealogy had bad men too. The Jews wanted a clean genealogy that they could be proud of, like Abraham and David. But Jesus had Tamar, Rahab, Basheba, Ruth, (4 great women sinners) and Joram and Manessa also great sinners. Notice Matthew does not mention the women the Jews held in esteem: Sarah or Hannah. Judah committed incest w Tamar. Ruth from lot w his daughters. Great sinners.
Jesus shall save his people from their sins. Jehovah saves. Jehovah is salvation. He does it all. Don't try to bring something. Come as a poor needy bankrupt sinner. You say, I need repentance and to break from my sinful past before I can go to Jesus. Well, is that true? No. Breaking from our sinful past is the result of faith. It's the result of coming to Jesus. I can't break and bury my sins before I come to Jesus or I would have no need for Jesus. I come saying "I am full of wickedness and can't change, so save me or I'll perish."