Powerfully edifying I listened to this sermon for the first time today and truly wish that I heard it fifteen years ago (and then periodically since then). It was the best treatment I have ever heard on this subject. What a mercy to have preaching like this.
Thank you so much! Pastor Fortner, Thank you so much for this clear, concise delivery of REDEMPTION ACCOMPLISHED in Jesus Christ our LORD. No one could leave, scratching their head, saying, "What did he mean by that?" What a blessing to hear the true Gospel of God's Free Sovereign Grace again and again. Our LORD has sent you to tell the Gospel, and so, we can be sure that there are many who must hear.
Great Sermon! Salvation is of the Lord! Praise God! What a powerful sermon! I so appreciate how the Grace of God in Christ is exhalted while human sin is freely confessed in Forter's preaching. May God cause this sermon to be used mightily for His own purposes and glory!
We are mourning with you... Dear Pastor and Shelby, We heard tonight at the sermon outset of your great sorrow and trial. We will share this burden with you, as the LORD allows. Be strong, dear ones. Preach the Word, our brother, our sister, and we will all enter into perfect joy and rest at last when all things are fully accomplished. We suffer in this vail of tears, but oh! what glory awaits us and all those for whom He died! Watch therefore and wait. We love you and are praying for you and all your kin.
Begone unbelief! My Saviour is near... Dear Pastor, You said, "Christ is in the vessel", and this amazing statement filled my eyes with tears. You see, I'm currently working on a new melody for Newton's, "Begone Unbelief", a difficult task, and the words of that hymn have been circling around and around in my head for many weeks. Newton wrote, "...by prayer let me wrestle and He will perform, with Christ in the vessel, I smile at the storm..." Your sermon has touched a deep place in my heart at this very moment, as I, too, am laboring to enter into His glorious rest. I take your message to be an evident token from my LORD to go on, though the storm is raging. "Go on, my heart, go on! Your Saviour will perform." Thank you in Christ, Pastor Pruitt. We will be praying that you find peace in your storm and we know that eventually, you will.
The Old Path Fortner states "Our hearts sincerity will not atone for sin. Your hearts sincerity will not satisfy Divine Justice. You must have an alter of sacrifice by which justice has been satisfied to find acceptance with God and that is Christ the Lord."
It seems he is saying here it is not about us or our efforts but rather about God and his sacrifice that we look to. Grace rather than works.
Great message Truly edifying. If salvation could be obtained strictly under the natural hearing of the truth, then this sermon would be "required hearing" for all who were serious about their own. Yet not even a sermon of this magnitude will enable a dead sinner to hear without the grace of God. To Him be the glory.
Oh, What A Great Sermon! Thank you, Pastor Byrd, for this wonderful message to my heart concerning the power, glory and dominion of our great God. Let the mighty ones rattle their bows and sabers. Our God has won the battle and, praise His Holy Name, every knee shall bow and confess that JESUS is LORD! The enemy appears to have great power, but he has NO power at all, except the power our LORD gives him for a season. And the power God gives to evildoers is only for the glory of God and the saving of His people. Oh, how great is our God! How great!
Great Book! Very well-written, and most importantly, scripturally accurate, discription of the true Church of God. Thank you Pastor Fortner for your faithfullness to the word of God, and your committment to proclaim it without apology!