Great Truth! Great truth: that we need not to seek for and to pray for great missionaries, like Brainerd, Carey, but for our holiness, because this is the way God worked mightily in the first Centuries, through the testimony of His saints, simple Christians.
Great Sermon! I enjoyed Phillip's series on Church History thoroughly. I agree to disagree with his Calvinist soteriology, but it was a slight irritation to hear him occasionally bash Arminianism without quite understanding it (he likened it to Pelagianism just as some Arminians incorrectly think Calvinism is the modern view of "once saved, always saved" despite your lifestyle of sin-- both of those doctrines are admittedly heretical). Apart from that and an attack on pre-millenialism, I found his sermons to be informative, uplifting, and humorous.
He paints Augustine in a very interesting light. Being an Arminian Pacifist, I found more to disagree with in Augustine than Phillips did, but he certainly showed us the sort of character that Augustine had, regardless of your views on him.
Please feel free to message me if you'd ever like to have it out on Arminianism or pre-Millenialism, Mr. Phillips!
Good lecture. Good, interesting informations about Spurgeon. When I listened to th blessed life of Spurgeon, I meditated how many things he had done for the Lord. But I understood that I have not and I cannot imitate him, but to look to our God who forms ministers for His cause.
Great Sermon! Interesting point about Baptist distinctives regarding intepretation of Scripture, one I have heard elsewhere from the Reformed side. I do not believe, however, that Baptists need to repudiate "good & necessary inference" to justify their doctrines Biblically. Indeed, the credobaptist argument relies on this to reject the paedobaptist position!
Great lecture. Very good, attractive lecture. I like the selection of the information the speaker does. It is helpful, spiritual, challenging. Very good the stress put on the importance of learning and knowledge in the life of Gospel minister.
Fascinating life! Fascinating life! Great lessons from his life, his ministry, his battles! I was especially touched by Phillips' stress on Machen's Christian character. He is right. Character in ministers is a powerful weapon in God's hands!
Good lecture. We need to know examples of men of God who served with faithfulness in Politics. Kuyper's example is helpful.
In my country, Romania, neo-protestant Christians have not a basis for a Biblical view of Politics, yet.
WOW - what a great series!! A couple years ago I followed the journey of the early church by a comprehensive study of the Acts of the Apostles, etc., and have wanted to fill in the gap of church history from that time to present, but don't have much time to read. I like to listen to sermons on the treadmill and in the tractor, so I searched for a series on church history. I found the first 3 and did extra time on the treadmill today so I could keep listening! Pastor Phillips has a way of telling the facts in a very interesting way and then finishes with application and lessons for today. After the 3rd sermon (on Augustine) I really wanted to hear more so I searched again. I was THRILLED to find 39 messages on church history by Pastor Phillips!! I plan to download all of them since spring seeding is coming up and I will be spending many hours in the tractor, and now I am looking forward to that! In the meantime, I'll keep at the treadmill. Thanks for posting all those great sermons!
Great Sermon! I HAVE BEEN BLESSED BY MICHAEL'S SUMMONS ON THE T.U.LI.P I HAVE STRUGGLED WITH THIS ISSUE FOR SOME QUITE SOME TIME.PRAISE, GOD WHO HAS HELPED ME TO UNDERSTAND IT.THANK YOU MICHAEL FOR YOUR EXPOSITORY SUMMONS ON CHURCH HISTORY AS WELL.GOD BLESS YOU.
Great Biography! Wow - I am in awe of the faith that Hudson Taylor evidenced throughout his life. This biography of China's great missionary humbles me in my Christian walk, and has made me want to seek Him all the more. That He might increase, and I must decrease.