So True I've been musing on this concept for the last few days since I heard this sermon. Every day there is something that happens which disturbs my 'happiness' - but what a joyful reminder that nothing, absolutely nothing, can disturb my 'blessedness', in Christ. Praise Him for that!
What does 'God is love' mean to you? Everyone knows 'God is love'; even people who are not Christians say this. But what does 'God is love' mean to you in light of the Bible's revelation? Listen to this exceptional gospel message - preached in four parts when Pastor Quigley was in Ottawa (hard to believe Canadians could say anything abooooot his accent - but if you listen close, it's mentioned in passing) - but the first part is the most important, a call for you to listen to the gospel and respond.
Your walk with Christ - a personal appeal Along the lines of Kierkegaard's concept of a personal, inward Christian faith rather than just assenting to what a group believes, this sermon takes the series to a whole different level by personally challenging the listener's walk with Christ - are you imitating Christ in your life? This challenge brings out the real meaning of being a Christian.
Learn how Jesus won over temptation-useful sermon This sermon is a very useful, hands-on look at how Jesus Christ won over Satan's temptation and has a lot of application for Christians in today's world.
If you know the true, you can avoid the false... I've heard that treasury officials learn what real money looks like so it is easy to spot counterfeit money. This series teaches the Kingdom of Christ -- so it's easy to spot routine and false religion by comparison.
A spring in a dry land This series on the basics of Christianity is a spring of fresh, pure water in a dry and polluted land. We're living in a time when so many voices make so many claims to teaching the Christian truths that it's easy to be confused and misled. This series goes back to the Bible to teach the basics about the historical, Biblical Christian faith. I can't recommend this enough. I wish I had had it a decade ago when I was hearing so many different voices.
A gospel message While this message is aimed at the young people hearing it, it's also a call to anyone listening to consider very seriously if they are reconciled to God. A question many religions try to answer, but what is their authority? Here, the pastor lays down the gospel so clearly that any listener can pick it up.
Changing how you view religion This series on Malachi will change how you view religion. Although it's aimed at Christians -- both those involved in routine religion and those who are trying not to be -- the messages may be of interest to those who don't believe, because they show clearly that what passes for "religion" in society is not true, Biblical Christianity. If you've ever felt like you're missing something when you examine Christianity, you may very well be. This series will show you the difference between Biblical Christianity and what passes as modern, materialistic "Christianity".
Great Sermon! Amen! This sermon is appropriate for America, as well as Scotland.
May the Church once more desire to walk in the ways of God.
I pray others who are concerned about the decaying culture in their nation will listen to this sermon.
A challenge Although Malachi was addressing God's people with God's word it is still relevant for the Christian Church today.
Rev. Quigley's preaching on the problem the Church is currently facing is directed to the leadership with the challenge not to fear man but to fear God is powerfully presented.
is there one among you who might shut the doors? Until this sermon, I was getting into this series, rooting for the pastor as he went after "them" - the unnamed leaders who were responsible for turning aside from the way, causing many to stumble, and corrupting the covenant. I was lamenting the state of religion in America, where pastors aren't afraid even of men any longer. But I had to check myself, because this sermon hits close to home, talking about known sin that hasn't been repented. (Going back to Rom 6:20-23.) What am I doing with my time and money? Am I as close to the way as I ought to be, or close to the world? All the more convicting to hear so much about "them" and then have the spotlight turned on me!
Praying Pastors Must Listen To This If you're praying for revival, and yearn for direction, this sermon series on "Routine Religion" may help. Rev. Quigley gives the listerner concepts which may enable the
praying pastor to add program to his godly yearnings. I found the last third of the message particularly powerful and helpful. His insight into the text with Malachi's idea of "closing the doors of the churches" was street preachable! I loved it. Just the phrase "Routine Religion" is magic for a series! All of us need to find ways of breaking our godly, conservative folk, OUT OF THEIR ROUTINE RELIGION! The orthodox church must find a way to challenge Satan in our day. This series is really helpful! You could easily adapt it to your own situation.
Great Sermon! Mr. Wilberforce's passion for the lost at home and abroad made me ashamed of myself for not praying and witnessing as I should. In the midst of persecution he kept on going be cause he kept his on the prize of the high calling--Christ Jesus and he was not ashamed nor did he care what people he just prayed and saw Christ transform.
Before watching "Amazing Grace"... I re-listened to this sermon before watching the film "Amazing Grace" which tells of the life of William Wilberforce. It was a great reminder to me that Wilberforce's motivating force was the glory of God - he was absolutely driven by it. The film was excellent; but there still is the tendency to feel that it was about the slaves. For Wilberforce, it was about God. And he was passionate about not only saving lives, but saving souls.
Counterculture insidious subversive message Let me warn you that what this sermon says is, frankly, subversive and would radically change anyone who put them into practice. While taking the suggestions he makes directly from the Bible, Pastor Quigley advances ideas that are completely 180-degrees against a culture that prizes religion as entertainment and personal gain, and treats people as a means to an end. Should this material somehow get leaked into mainstream religious circles, I think it would be banned and the ideas denounced. Giving people room to make mistakes and grow? That won't catch on. Keeping centered on Christ? Might crimp fund raising a little.
Great Sermon, strange title! "Nutty" is not in the sense of slapstick humor, but in the sense of not making sense. The downfall of Saul is examined to see a normal, mentally healthy person being blinded by sin and wrong thoughts, and serves as a warning about the power of sin to deceive.