Great Sermon! Wonderful sermon, church has become a big business, programs, especially music,trying to draw large crowds, when the scripture says, Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate,. and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at, Because stait is the gate & narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, & few there be that find it. Mt.7 13:14 . Keep on preaching the true gospel
Great Sermon! I had almost given up on hearing any sound preaching again. I am 70 years old and have seen the demise of faithful preaching in my lifetime. Your preaching is fearless just like in days gone by. I will be praying for you, that God will continue to give you boldness and clear thinking to guide you in your calling. Nearly all of the churches in our area have lost their way and are preaching to itching ears. I am so thankful to be able to listen to your sermons; thank you for posting them on sermon audio. I know that you must be making a difference to many people who hear you.
Great Sermon! Pastor Modene,
Your sermon comparing Daniel with someone living in Las Vegas was absolutely brillant. This is truly a great message for those who are fainting and compromising with sin.
I live in Reno and although we have some industry here unlike LV, it is still Sin City #2. I have saved this sermon as I want to hear it again several times to let it sink in and to share it with a friend.
God bless you for your stand for truth, we need more godly men like you preaching God's Word!
If only Cleveland pitched this good I admit Rev. Modene is a guilty pleasure for me because I am Reformed. As usual, he pitches a fast ball at the head of the "professional" pastors. He's right that you will not see this preached in many pulpits. It really gives you pause to think.
Great Sermon! Thank you so much for this comforting message. The system of calvinism is a terrible bondage and has created fear in my life for a long time, because I wondered if I was predestinded for hell. And to many reformed christians Calvin is almost super-human, much like a pope. I am not denying Calvin's salvation or his zeal for God, but he was totally human and capable of very serious error like all of us.
Extremely helpful This sermon has been immensely helpful to me. Nowadays people seem to fall into two extremes. Many people say that Christians might live pretty much anyway they want without consequences and some say that true Christians do not sin anymore at all. But both of these have been proved faulty by the mere realities of life. I am glad for this clear and straightforward biblical teaching on this much distorted issue.
Great Sermon! thank you for this message - I especially appreciated the reminder of Romans 14:19-21 - so many good Christians have been and are being hurt by what is no more than a bill of goods foisted on them by a self serving industry -
Catholic Priests who have Strayed! Dear James:
Thanks for writing your post. In reference to your question about Catholic Priests who have strayed, I would qualify "forgiveness" in several ways:
1. If they demonstrate genuine Repentance by making themselves accountable to others for their actions.
2. If they are willing to pay Restitution (where applicable) to the persons they have hurt.
3. Get serious Counseling.
I think those things will show whether a person means business when they say, "I'm sorry."
When it comes to forgiving people, I think that God clearly has no respect of persons or denominations!
Response to Great Sermon! I read the comments about the sermon on Ted Haggard's situation. After reading it, I thought I'd add my two cents worth. First, the fact that Mr. Haggard had some obvious hypocrisy in his life...doesn't mean that he is not a true believer!
Without a doubt, there are men and women who have been "genuinely" Born-Again by the Spirit of God, who hate sin, but find themselves in over their heads in terms of some sinful habit or practice.
According to Scripture, the acid test is whether a person has a heart to obey the Lord and is sincerely pursuing Godliness as oppose to someone who can "practice" a sinful lifestyle and it doesn't bother or convict them!
The Prodigal Son was genuienly a "Son", but for a time he lived far from the Father's standard of Righteous living; however, "When he came to himself" he realized that the way he had been living was "inconsistent" with who he was and who's he was, and thus, he went back home to the Father!
If the truth be told, many Christians in the Evangelical circle are struglling with something! They probably will not admit it, but "all of us" are weak for something that is ungodly and clearly off limits. I'd love some feedback on my statements.
Great Sermon! Great sermon. This harsh reality is one that Mr. Haggard must accept, in front of Christians, and allow God to use this negative to accoomplish His Will. We must realize that although we have free will to accept or reject Christ, God has a Will that can allow our acceptance or rejection of others to steer our lives into the battle for souls that goes on all around us. When we CHOOSE to become the judge, we open ourselves up to judgement.I PRAY for all of us that often feel the unrest that fosters our judgement toward the lost,that God may allow us to recieve the meaningless judgement from ourselves. So we can see and correct that deficiency of the soul before we meet true judgement. Have we never been lost ourselves? I pray for all that do not understand that when we use the Truth He lays out for us in the Bible to maliciously attack and ridicule a lost sheep! When we are like this we have totally taken God's word hostage and ignored the biggest example of His love for us. An example we were given by grace.
NONE OF US DESERVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE ACCEPTANCE AND PRAYERS OF THER BELIEVERS.This sermon said to me:"never underestimate the value of anyone"& God spoke to me through Mr. Modene whether he knows it or not. IN GRACE I CAME, AND IN PRAYER I GO-TILL HE RETURNS.
Great Sermon! The liberals hate Christians because we profess righteous and Holiness in Gods word. We don't need apostates giving them ammo against us. How can we ever help people to the Lord with leaders like Ted Haggard. As in the days of Noah, so shall the end times be. God Bless Pastor Modene and give Him more courage and strength to continue to preach the truth.
Hard hitting I loved the example of the XXX shop in our home. Men with any morals or pride at all would avoid those dens like the plague. Now that we can go anonymously, we are flocking to them. Unlike many preachers today, Modene's not afraid to call this problem to the front of the class. I wish we could raise a generation of preachers like this.