Great Sermon! Such an important message for everyone, but it really is needed for those of us who have experienced abuse because I know in my own case I have a tendacy to see God the wrong way and feel I have to please Him. My mentality pushes me to think anytime anything unexpected and "bad" happens it must be due to something I did wrong....He's showing me that His love is bigger and so much better than that. Thanks for the encouragement.
Such a help to me today. Thank you for being an answer to prayer today, I have been struggling with some things and feeling attacked of the enemy and struggling with condemnation, I was praying that the LORD would give me answers and came across your sermon. Thank you for sharing Scripture that directly answered my concerns.
I so needed to hear this! I needed to hear this so bad! Thank you for your faithfulness to the Word and for pointing me back to my Daddy. When I first got saved we started attending some word of faith type churches, we would hear the truth of God being our Father and the importance of leaning on Him for our every need, but along with that came the name it, claim it teachings and when we saw people saying things and not living them out and saw the name it, claim it as being error I'm sad to say I threw out all the teachings, I became very rule oriented (satan is a judo expert) so instead of the living sinfully while claiming grace, I went the other direction too far and became rather phariseeacle in my thinking and very rule oriented and judgemental? Over the last couple years our merciful Father has been showing me this and showing me truth. So much if that through your teachings, when we were in Tennessee and since we have come back to Maine. The enemy attacked heavily today (even my children saw it) to keep us from listening in for our daily devotion time, but it became clear why as we listened in, thank you for this sermon, its life changing. - Tara D.
Tremendous Sermon! This so biblically exposes the heresy of the word of faith teaching as nothing but witchcraft. God is sovereign and in control of everything. We do not name it and claim it, or demand things of God based on formulas or pulling verses out of context for selfish gain or personal empowerment. God is on the throne, and this life is for His glory alone. Thank you Pastor Wood.