A MUST HEAR! This Sermon is a great one for causing us to see that pendulum of Righteousness and sinfulness. Interestingly enough the dictionary explanation of the pendulum was, "a body so suspended from a fixed point as to move to and fro"
Something for everyone. At first I was listening to the sermon, thinking (haha) how so and so should really listen to this and then it started getting to ME. I can definitely say that it's possible to have more than one beam in your eye. I am finding more and more reasons to keep my mouth shut!
Biblical application at its best After listening to this sermon I was able to apply what was taught to a real life situation and it was amazing to see God work when you apply HIS biblical truths. Test it against the scriptures and when it stands the scrutiny then you have no excuse but to apply it in your own life. God, through this message, has changed my life.
Change your world! This sermon is absolutely applicable to every person. There is no one exempt from this one. If you will take the time to listen to it and "open your heart" it will change your world.
Great Sermon! This is one of the most powerful sermons I've ever heard. I was convicted that I had closed my heart to an individual when all I wanted to do was blast them with accusations of how they had "hurt" me with their actions all the while justifying myself. I struggled in prayer to understand why I couldn't "let it go" and why I was so angry knowing that my thoughts and actions were not allowing Christ to shine through. The realization that my heart was closed with pride hit me like a punch in the gut. I thank God for giving me a broken and contrite heart through this powerful, life changing message. Thank you Lord for answering my prayer.
Are you for real? How is it that you made me click this link against my will? And when it didn't end after a polite 2 minutes, how did you make me listen to the whole thing that seemed like hours? I have a closed heart to going to church, or seeking God any further. I am a believer, and I know I am going to heaven, but I want nothing further, I am disillusioned by church people. The last time I was forced to go to church, a giant black man grabbed me, a stranger, enveloped me in the warmest and most sincere hug and welcome words I have ever had. It was the only good thing that happened to me. To this day, that is the only spark of motivation I have, will the greeter still be waiting at the door? Three things kept me listening.... you say "Amen?" like a question at the end of some sentences, like others who might say "Am I right?" You said "dude" twice, like a real person talks, and you talked straight to me, in my house, next to me, and looked me in the eyes. I felt all that. I never heard your bible thump or felt that lightning strikes were eminent. I got lost a lot as I tried to follow along your words, but still came away with just a few things. It matters to me what happens to you. I really don't think anyone will really read this, but I wrote it anyway.
Super Illustrations I thought the sermon was delicate and tactful and straight to the point! The Illustrations used really helped to understand and correct. I really loved the Example about the key and the car!!
Inspiring. Enlightening, especially when your own behavior is mirrored back to you in a way that is not flattering to you or to Christ. We are called to emulate His example, not to be the exception.
meant a lot This sermon came just at the right time for me. It forced me to ask myself questions that made the answer very clear. When you put it like that, lots of things aren't very gray anymore.
Great Sermon! Again with relevance for todays world. This past Sunday, I listented to a sermon about the controversies of Christ, and Matt 5:39 certainly falls into that catagory! I can imagine the pharasies faces when Christ told them to "leave room" for the true judge to cast His judgment.
Sehr gut, Pastor JD! Thanks to God for giving you a great word!
Great Sermon! I really like the clarification of "blameless" versus "sinless". This is something that the devil loves to use against us as christians and work a wedge into our grip on the Father. Very uplifting message!!
Relevant! This sermon is so relevant and applicable to every life and every church.
In regards to the church; as Martin Luther had to stand up and proclaim the truth despite the reactions of the church of the time, so we must stand up for the truth of God's word that is so often becoming watered down and improperly delivered in the modern American church.
In regards to personal application; it is a true struggle to stay humble before God and rely fully on His righteousness. It takes just a matter of seconds to change from the tax collector to the Pharisee and not even notice.