A GOOD THING TO DO !! I am finding, Pastor Masters, your suggestion to keep notes in the back of my Bible to be a very helpful thing to me. As I study the scriptures and I read a PROMISE of God, I write it down (along with where I found it in God's Word). I'm loving having this "promise" reference sheet that I am compiling. Today, I was studying Luke 19 and made note of God's promise concerning profitable and unprofitable servants. What a source of encouragement to know that God has promised to INCREASE those who have been good stewards of the abilities and resources which He has given to them for the advancement of His Kingdom on earth. Like any good businessman, God expects a profit, and He holds us accountable for what we have done with what He has entrusted to us.
YOU ARE A GIFT FROM GOD !! Pastor Masters, you are a wonderful "light-bearer." I am one who hungers and thirsts after righteousness. Your wisdom and understanding of scriptures is a tremendous help to me. God is so very gracious to have brought you along side of me, via SermonAudio, to show me pearls in His Word. Every day, I am advancing by leaps and bounds in knowledge of spiritual things. To God be the glory! He saved me at age 50. I am now 68. Please pray for the salvation of my husband, Charles (also 68 years of age). I am faithful to earnestly pray for him and to live out Christ before him. I so much long to see him, too, knowing and walking with Our Lord. I like your sermon deliverance style. You don't talk down to your hearers! Instead, you have an affectionate fatherly manner. Thus, I am drawn to stay engaged with you and listen to what you have to say.
HIGHLY RECOMMEND !! This is an insightful and helpful message. There abounds today much false teaching, especially among the Charismatics and Pentecostals, concerning being led of The Spirit. Pastor Masters wonderfully brings the listener back to the scriptures for a right understanding.
GOD'S BOUNDLESS MERCY !! Thank you, Pastor Masters, for making the point that the prodigal son was a very long way from home. And, even at that far distance, the father (God) saw his repentant, hurting child and ran out to embrace and receive him way before the boy reached home's gate. God, Our Father, knows His Childrenâ€™s weakened state. Apart from Him, none can make the trek back home. Itâ€™s a journey fueled by Godâ€™s Amazing Grace. Itâ€™s ALL OF HIM and none of us! Even our repentant spirit is â€śworked in usâ€ť from above. God permitted the prodigal son to have the â€śslopping the hogsâ€ť experience for the changing of his proud heart.
NO CHANGE INSIDE !! Pastor Masterâ€™s teaching regarding conforming vs transforming reminded me of a cartoon character (a mischievous little boy) whose mother had told him to sit in the corner and the comment line was this -- â€śI may be sitting down on the outside, but Iâ€™m standing up on the inside.â€ť The boy was conforming, but was not transformed. His heart remained rebellious!
HIS PREACHING FELL ON DEAF EARS !! Jeremiah is often called â€śthe weeping prophetâ€ť because he shed tears over the sins of his people. It is good that Pastor Masters reminds us that Jeremiah was a "pleading prophet," too! He pleaded for the people to return to God's way and "walk in the old paths" of God's Law. They refused (Jeremiah 6:16). I know how Jeremiah felt. I have pleaded with people to seek after God and to honor Him, but they mind not the things of God. Instead, they run after the things of the world. God's message was NOT popular with the people in Jeremiah's day and it is NOT popular with the people in my day. Jeremiah sometimes became discouraged, but he never quit (Jeremiah 20:9). And, those who truly love God and the souls of men, will never quit (II Timothy 4:2-5).
Great Sermon! Excellent sermon!.....am sending to many.....I enjoy all your sermons....they are so timely and meaningful to all....would you please provide me with the name of both poems you quoted in this sermon.....will pray for your continued good sermons,
Great Sermon! Pastor you are blessed-your knowledge and understanding of the word of God is impecable.you have blessed me so much with your awesome and powerful teachings.May God richly bless you for you to live long,preaching the Word.Amen.