So simple. What a blessing... I have heard the subject of faith preached on many times. I think I finally got a glimpse of how simple it really is. Childlike faith. "What is this believing? This believing is just a childlike trust. That is all it is. You tell your little children, â€śNow we are going to eat at 6 oâ€™clockâ€ť. I guarantee you 6 oâ€™clock rolls around and they are going to be at the table. Why? Because they believe you. They go to bed and they donâ€™t worry all night long because they know their Dad and Mommy is right in here in this next room. They are going to be here when I wake up. They believe. That is what it means to believe on Christ. It is a child like trust." - that illustration FINALLY boiled it down for me. It is SOO contrary to my nature. It really is. Bless you Brother Darvin.
Great Sermon! At last after so long a time the Biblical position of the relationship between the believer and the law is preached,a relationship which is so free from the Ebionism and legality characteristic of so many "reformed" churches today. Oh what it is to have Christ blessed to your soul for righteousness, to be made dead to the law and alive unto Christ, free indeed, chains broken off, light flooding in and to be enabled to rise to serve Him without legal shackles. To love Him for who He is, the Author and Finisher of our faith. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Great Sermon! The exact picture of the state of churches of today is compared beautifully to the temple in ruins during the captivity of Israelites by the Babylonians. It is very comforting to hear that our Good Lord will continue to build His temple till the last day. Thank you pastor for this faithful message full of doctrinal truths.
Great Sermon! Precious teaching. This is a treasure, for us to be brought into this deep preaching of the love relationship of the church with her head, the head, Christ Jesus. To see the woman with the alabaster box of ointment was a picture of the church, the bride of Lamb of God to whom Christ died and bleed washed them from their sins - pointing us to the thought of Christ's love, how much precious His people to Him - Who now in glory looking to the heart of His church in one company, one ointment of the Spirit of love and unity.
Powerful Message!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brother Fortner,
Once more, you deliver an uncompromising and powerful message that gives our LORD all the glory!!!! The biblical truth, that the true believer, in CHRIST, does indeed live under burden,darkness and trials, but has ,by GOD'S boundless grace,like Micah, have the gift of faith,to know that our LORD, will bring us forth to that marvelous light!!! May you, by GOD's grace,be blessed to deliver these vital truths for years to come!!!!!!
Wonderful Sermon I was so blessed by this sermon. Christ has done it all! Nothing left for me to do. Just look to & rest in him. He will make the changes in me he sees fit to make. Not my business.
Great Sermon! My wife Trina found this sermon and played it for our family this morning. I have been in a state of anger, confusion and frustration after hearing about the horrible tragedy. This sermon cleared my mind and helped me understand the spiritual significance of these last days.
I am recommending that everyone in our church body listens to this message. Thank you so much for speaking the word of God and truth.
Great Sermon! Preaching of Christ's person as the fountain of living water for our soul for He is our only Mediator by which we could receive life from God, for we desire assurance that it is not us that works in our lives but God Himself. Christ by the Holy Spirit gives the word to our mouth to speak the precious gospel of salvation of which Paul was not ashamed.
Great Sermon! What a wonderful, comforting, glorious message. There is nothing more comforting than knowing every thing and every body is in my Lord's hands. Not one thing outside of his control. Thank you Brother Criss!
Great Sermon! Brother Fortner,
I am very thankful to GOD, for giving you the inspiration to provide this vital message!!! I am so glad, that you are preaching the truth, of the vile evil of human nature,apart from the grace of GOD, in Jesus Christ!!! To the believer,brought to a saving knowledge of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, finds this out,when he is brought to the feet of the Master!! May GOD continue to uphold you,and all preachers of HIS sovereign grace in CHRIST!!!! May HE give you strength,to stand uncompromising, and preach the gospel of our Sovereign Lord!!!!