wonderful truth!!! When our former pastor @ a "sovereign grace" church would preach this truth, it was wonderful, but then he began adding in the phrase, "but we have to look at the practical side of this teaching, too" (meaning our part), & there went the "wonderful" . . . it was so sad & we had to leave.
Pastor, Thank you. This sermon message has encouraged me so much. Oh, I need encouragement, yes, but I need to encourage you, too. Pastor and all true believers there in Nowra, "Be encouraged and be bold to stand and to tell of the glories of your great God and King, our LORD Jesus Christ." It's shocking to regard the lies all around us, but when you are persecuted - when I am persecuted - we flee and we find that hiding place, which is Christ. And He said, "Great is your reward!" Someday soon, we will meet each other and our God and we will all rejoice together. Pastor Angus and all there in Nowra, God bless you. I am praying for you. I will follow along in the preaching of His Word with eager anticipation, by grace!
Great Sermon! Highly recommend these sermons entitled Sin Penalty and God's grace and also the sermon entitled Enoch Walked with God I finally learned who the sons of men were that is mentioned in Genesis and also when it mentions Noah and clarification of the 120 years. Also I didn't realize that a rich man is not necessarily meaning rich in material wealth but rich in self-righteousness
Great Sermon! THE COMPANY OF TWO DIFFERENT CANT BE MORE DIFFERENT (MY FLESH AND GODS SPIRIT) THE SPIRIT WINS DAILY BY HIS SOVEREIGN IRRISISTABLE GRACE BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THE FLESH WINS. MOST PEOPLE THEN GO AND TRY TO FAST, ETC ETC ETC DO DO DO DO BUT THIS IS DEAD WORKS AND NEVER RIGHT. JUST REALISE YOUR GOODNESS DOES NOT COME FROM YOU BUT CHRIST WHO DWELLS IN YOU BY FAITH, THE ONLY HOPE OF GLORY.
Great Sermon! my prayer is that god right now in your sovereignty complete and total both raise up people unworthy of their calling to preach free grace and sinners to realize by your overpowering might to see their all in you, not you as something they just need, but much more than that, their actually everything. and I thank you for sending out don fortner out into your harvest to gain what you have already purchased, amen in your will and your name.
Great Sermon! the first sight of Christ dying on the tree is blasphemous to me, but when the lord made me look twice he revealed to me how he was dying on the cross, because of my personal sins, my personal sins, then I saw my predicament and woe, then the lord thru his grace revealed I have taken your sins away by my intercessory prayer as your high priest (forgive them for they know what they do) then In great delight I saw both Christ as dying MY CURSE, AND CHRIST LIVING FOR MY BLESSING OF RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Great Sermon! people cannot teach you these things, neither your own flesh, but the more I hear the SPIRIT OF GOD IN YOUR TEACHINGS, I KNOW GOD WILL TEACH ALL OF HIS ELECT, SOMEWHAT DOWN HERE AND IN HEAVEN AS WELL. EVEN THE WICKED IN HELL WHEN HE TAKES THEIR BREATH, I MEAN HIS BREADTH FROM THEM AND BOWES THEM IN THE DEPTH OF HELL, THEY WILL UTTERLY BOW AND UNDERSTAND, PUNN INTENDED. NOT SURE HOW TO SPELL PUNN BUT NONETHELESS.
Great Sermon! in times of darkness, as a Christian trusting in him, he gives us his strength to go on, until he either gives us more of his light here on earth, or in glory, but either way we are in his light and will forever be in his light, even when he does not light our way completely. I know about this depression, past pretty bad, and even know and then, to keep me humble he sends it. in don's sermon he said in times of darkness is the only time we can see the stars in the night sky, and its only when the light of the son/sun goes out, or at least it seems to, it shines somewhere always, even in the corridor of our darkness, AMEN. he is good in the good times and the bad times. WHY AM I CAST DOWN OH MY SOUL? AND WHY AM I DISQUIETED WITHIN ME? HOPE IN GOD, FOR I WILL YET PRAISE HIM FOR THE HELP OF HIS (GOODNESS)COUNTENANCE/PRESENCE. (WITHIN AND WITHOUT).
Great Sermon! if Christ died for us when we were ungodly/wicked, which he did, then HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE GIVE US HIS LIFE. ITS ALL OF GRACE THROUGH THE GIFT OF JESUS CHRIST. ITS BY HIS OBEDIENCE NOT OURS. GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL.
Great Sermon! the love of god in Christ JESUS TOWARD UNDESERVING SINNERS LIKE ME IS WITHOUT A DOUBT UNDESCRIBABLE IN THE OUTWARD, BUT THE INWARD SENSE THEIR IS NOTHING AND I MEAN NOTHING TO COMPARE IT WITH BAR NONE.
Great Sermon! the cross where Christ truly became my substitute and the same place where I died with him while he was dying, in other words he was identifying with me as his own, thus I identify with him in his death. Same with his resurrection if we died past tense before we even were alive upon the cross then we arose with him 3 days after as he did, reckon it so, cause if you belong to him this is as real as real can get, GRACE.
Great Sermon! when peter thru sovereign grace was able with the power of gods spirit to look at Christ and then walk on water, then he looked somewhere else, either to self or a preacher or our own wisdom, then he fell. same with us everytime, when we look anywhere else than Christ for acceptance with god, down in pride we will certainly go, but thank god the righteous fall 7 times, but the lord lifts him up every time we fall, cause he loved us before the foundation of the world.