Certainly Needed Today One cannot help but wonder the degree to which leading people in a prayer that is supposed to assure one of salvation contributes directly to the problem Dr. Minnick addresses in this sermon. How many people, when wrestling with their salvation, have been falsely assured of salvation based on something like, "did you ask Jesus in your heart?" To which the person says "yes" and he is assured of salvation without asking legimate questions concerning the presence of genuine faith. Questions like, "Are you crazy about Jesus?" Or, "does the story of redemption evoke within you authenticate feelings of love and gratitude toward your Savior?" The application of 1 John 2:19 is quite appropriate. And given more time Dr. Minnick no doubt would have included Peter's call for us to make our election sure (2 Peter 1:10) or Paul's directive for Christians to examine themselves (2 Cor 13.5). To me Matthew 7:21 is one of the scariest verses in the Bible, for Jesus said "many in that day" how many is many when Jesus asks the question? Dr. Minnick works the numbers down to 10% falling away. But we all know it is ridiculous to suggest that 90% of any collective body of believers is converted. This message must be preached by all w/ a call to repent/believe the gospel without praying another prayer.
Great Sermon! What an incredible story of God's plan for each and every one of us. Thank you so much for sharing. I have sent the link to the audio of your sermon to others. Thank you again and God Bless!
Great Sermon! A WONDERFUL sermon about God's love for us to turn from our addictions to SIN and turn to Him for enjoyment.
Everyone should also take advantage of the program he is writing for addicts to sin. It is a process of having victory over an addiction one ha.
Great Sermon! I was privileged to hear Dr. Horn preach often when I was a student at what was then Northland Baptist Bible College (now Northland International University) and Dr. Horn was a member of the Administration.
This message was a tremendous encouragement to me and I'm sure it was and will be used of the Lord in the lives and hearts of many of the Lord's people.
Thank you, Dr. Horn, for letting the Lord use you and speak his Word through you in such a transparent way!
Great Sermon! I listened to this sermon on site at BJU and my first thought was, he's addressing men, so I can tune out. But it really showed me what to look for in a guy and also challenged me to teach my children one day. This is such an important issue! Dr. Potter said that we should never underestimate the impact we can make in our nation just by instructing our own families. I think every parent and even every single person who hopes to be a parent should listen to this sermon.
Timely ! Although addressed to college students, this is equally applicable to all, of any age, who claim to be 'Christian' in these days as we see such apathy and darkness all around. Thanks be to God for faithful servants and for evidence that the Holy Spirit is still working within them in a tired world.
Tonight was my first time to attend a BJU Bible Conference Service via the live webcast. It brought back many wonderful memories as a student 38 years ago. It was especially good to see and hear Dr. Bob III. Thank you for making it possible for others to be blessed so many miles away.
Eloquent BJU Chapel Message I have heard many excellent BJU chapel messages; I am somewhat of a connoisseur. This one, honestly, sits at the top of the list. Dr. Cook preached God's Word clearly, and he did so in a way that made it apparent how the truths of 1 Cor 1â€“2 would work in evangelism.
Amazing amazing amazing! Anxiety was killing me, I think I could have made a career out of it because as the Pastor said, nobody pulls us up on it, as they would other sins. So anxiety just carried on in me, and I would have to say had gradually gotten worse and I didn't realise it. But AMEN to Dr Berg who had preached this amazing sermon on a topic that seems so trivial. This sermon is so clear, so Biblical, so practical, and so applicable that I'm going to play it to my non Christian friend who suffers with the same problem. This sermon is so universal because though we can all suffer from the same sins, there are some that people don't view as sins, but the way anxiety can control and hinder ones life, one cannot help but want to be free from it. Thank you Lord for using Dr Berg to open my eyes, and freeing me from the shackles of anxiety and worry. May God continue to bless and use you.