Great study. Presentation of the political and religious backgroung of Europe of those times, of the religious scene in England and Scotland, of the Arminian-Reformed controversy, and a presentation of some of the thrologians present at the Assembly. The Assembly put forth the theological basis for an evangelical religion and for a social and religious liberty.
Power of salvation. Blessed sermon! We are all sinners and there is only one Gospel, one way of salvation for all. Very good the explanation of what it means to fall short of the glory of God. And the Gospel in efficacious for all who believe in the Lord Jesus.
Great difference. Very clear presentation of the teaching of these verses, which reveal that the Gospel Paul preached differs from the "Gospel" many preachers preach today. Very clear and biblical explanation of what the righteousness of God means and what it means to be saved by faith in Christ.
Great remedy for sin. In Christ's sacrifice there is the remedy of God for our sins, and there is the Great Physician, who can apply this remedy, but the tragedy is that many people refuses the remedy. A very sobering message.
ecclesia Matt 18 delegates responsibility to ecclesia. Does that not mean whole of ecclesia - every one in ecclesia - each learning and practicing rightous judgement (one of the weightier matters of law)? Why do we confer it on eldership alone?
Serious message. Serious and powerful evangelistic sermon. A serious look to sin which banns people from heaven and to salvation. Those whose names are written in the Book of the Lamb are called, regenerated, justified, and will persevere in holiness unto the end.
Great Sermon! I wish to clarify whether the artist mentioned by Pastor Colin Mercer is, as a matter of fact, "Rev" Jane Clarke from Metropolitan Community Church in Glasgow. "Pastor" Clarke strongly advocates homosexuality from her pulpit (http://www.mccinglasgow.moonfruit.com/#/resources/4544196965). During the exhibition, she invited people to comment on an open Bible with the following words: "If you feel you have been excluded from the Bible, please write your way back into it."
In other words, "please write that it is OK to be a practising gay Christian, please write that Christians who claim that homosexuality is a sin are bigots, judgemental and know nothing about God's love".
This is a clear marketing strategy aimed at promoting gay rights. Ms Clarke knew exactly what she was doing. Pastor Colin, is this the woman you mentioned at the beginning of your message?
Thank you Thank you Dr. Barrett for this clear, understandable sermon on a difficult, but very important subject! When I researched it on my own, I ended up more confused, but I think I have a good handle on it now.
A church distracted There was a comment in this sermon which stirred much thought. It relates to the churches distraction with the things of the world.
Does not satan wish for Christians to spend much of their time, talents and energy on needless or unimportant things to the Kingdom of God? Would not satan love to see a Christian spending his time in some activity where that activity becomes the focus and not Christ.
I fear that too many times Christians get caught up in causes and dreams that are not the true calling of the Church.
In this sermon each believer has the opportunity to prayerfully consider what their priorities, as members of a Church, should be.
This message is a gentle call to reconsider our priorities. Please listen.
In Whom Do We Trust Another sermon from Mr. Mercer challenging me as to where my allegiance stands. Do you stand in the City of God or Man? This sermon will prompt you to prayerfully consider this question.
The point made about how we listen to the sermon is important. If the preacher is God's appointed voice should we not listen as if Christ were in the room at the podium? Should we not seek it out.
In see a theme here for a weak (universal) church. Here is similar theme in a sermon: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=871121335
I remember Mr. Mercer's sermon a few weeks ago about Lot living in Sodom. Should Lot have left Sodom many years before or not gone at all? Yes, is the answer. With a culture as we live in how do we know if we, in our hearts or in our circumstances, are living in Sodom? I wish this question were easily answered.
This sermon might help bring some clarity with the reminder that today is the day to act.