Thanks so much! Bro. Jon the Holy Spirit never fails to use you through His Word to speak to my heart. It is so sad that so many ministers are trying to "built the house" with the power of their own might or following someone's example or what they learned in Bible School. Oh, if we would only allow the Lord to be Lord! We want to use the Lord but we often fail to let Him use us. God bless you brother, Lynn
Great Sermon! Thank you Bro.Jon for your preaching of these great wonderful truths. Now I have been offered a "teaser" that I can not refuse when you finish these profound words of Paul about Jacob and Esau A sinner saved by grace , Lynn Thompson
Great Sermon! Bro. Jon, I thank God that His call to you was "effectual" or I would not have had the blessing of hearing you preach and teach His word. I guess you know by now that Bro. Barry has resigned. It broke my heart but God's will will be done and His work here will go on. Pray for us. Your brother in Christ Jesus, Lynn
Great Sermon! This is not what most Christians today wish to hear. It is not "positive" enough for their taste. It entails being a doer of the word not a hearer only. Thank you Bro. Cardwell for you faithfulness in proclaiming God's word.
Great Sermon! This message may be one of the best and most annointed presentations of the gospel I have ever heard. At the very least, it is in the Top 5.
I am grateful to the leadership of Heritage Baptist Church in Lake Charles for allowing me to post this blessed message of God's truth. May this message continue to be used for the glory of the cause of Christ and the furtherance of His kingdom.
Great Sermon! " where else can we look for the origin of such a change as makes believers pass from death to life but the omnipotence of the divine Spirit? Is it our understanding which accomplishes this change? But our understanding is darkened. 'The natural man receives not the things of the Spirit, neither can he know them.' Is it our will? But we are 'prone to evil as the sparks fly upward.' Our wills are perverse and rebellious. Is it our strength? Christ died for the ungodly who are without strength. We are not sufficient of ourselves to think a good thought. Is it our merits? We merit nothing but utter rejection. Is it the ministers of God who persuade us? Paul may plant and Apollos water, but God gives the increase."
"a new spiritual taste or discernment, and principle is implanted by a sovereign creative operation"
Quoted from the sermon.
Great Sermon! In 1844, The New York Observer said that Nettleton was ‚Äėone of the most extraordinary preachers of the gospel with whom God has ever blessed this country.‚Äô The New York Evangelist agreed, ‚ÄėFew men, since the apostolic days, have been honored with such a signal success in preaching the word, and in the conversion of sinners as he.‚Äô ‚ÄĚ
"It was the full conviction of Dr Nettleton, that all genuine religious experience is based on correct views of the doctrines of grace; and, consequently that the religious experience of those whose views of these doctrines are defective, or essentially erroneous, will be, in like degree, defective or spurious".
I read the above quotes and wondered at certain modern American professing Christians who are so hostile to the doctrines of grace which they think negate evangelism, yet Asahel Nettlton was such a blessed instrument of God in preaching those very truths with over 27,000 converts. Full calvinistic doctrines preached in Revival!!!
How we need such faithful Preachers today who will reject the unbiblical methodology of Finneyism! May Christians study the ministry of Nettleton and return to Biblical preaching. Thanks Jon for this instructive sermon.
very thankfulness Dearest Pastor Jon,
Thank you so much at this time. This is just my good timing.
Yes!!! Yes!!! Yes!!! I am just like 10:16. Exactly I can say , I never chose Jesus, even did not want. but now really , truly , I need only Jesus!!
Again Thank you very much ! I will thank that God gives his mercy through Jon.
Great Sermon! My Dearest Pastor Jon,
What a gracious,cheerful preaching by our greatest GOD!!!
Yes!Yes!Yes! "Faith alone".....Even my weakest faith, If Jesus did not give me Faith , I can never keep it in Him. That is impossible for me by myself.
I thank to God and Jon very much for about 2 years after we knew you.
Great Sermon! A message the Preacher Loves It is always better to tie a chain around the minister's ankle and secure him to the piano while he preaches about heaven whom almost goes there during the sermon....than to sit under a boring person who has not the love of God abounding in him.
Good Work Pastor Jon This sermon is taken from the volume of sermons called The Messiah. Newton preached one sermon on each of the 50 texts that comprise Handel's famous Oratorio. The title is called, "SCRIPTURAL PASSAGES, Which form the Subject of the celebrated
ORATORIO Of HANDEL.
Preached In The Years 1784 And 1785,
In the Parish Church of St. Mary Woolnoth,
The volume can be seen online if one searches at books.google.com for John Newton the Messiah, and chooses the version that is FULL VIEW.
Great Sermon! Many marvelous things came out from the man whom God used in days gone by,Hebrews ch1 v4 would also apply to John Bunyon.We all fit in with the verse for we are spiritial beings born of God this is through our Lord Jesus Christ.May God bless you all,Thankyou.