Great Sermon! Thank you for being so transparent, as many of us can relate to these attacks from the devil. What an amazing account of what the Lord can do through a man who yields himself as an instrument for God's service. I believe that the Lord will judge us, not so much on the numbers of people saved, but on our faithfulness. Think of Noah...he didn't see one convert, after decades of preaching, but he was faithful! Lord bless you, brother :).
This was my grandfather Thank you for doing these recordings. I'm enjoying listening to your reading my grandfather's book. We heard these stories growing up and I have numerous copies of this book and it's nice to hear it read out loud.
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Praying for you Hi Bob, here in the UK, I have been listening to you every day for at least a year. I appreciate your ministry and I have learned so much. I now have a burden to pray for North Korea- something that was never on my radar before I listened to you. I shall be praying for your speedy recovery and will miss you. You and your wife will be in my prayers. X
Great Sermon! I was so blessed by this sermon because I have asked the same questions; where are the tears of remorse, where are the cries of anguish in the realization that one is in the presence of the holy God?
where is the brokenness? where are the cries for mercy? I've not seen that in churches for many years.
It is scary that there are many who've not been truly in the presence of God otherwise there wouldn't be laughing, talking and foolishness as one walks the aisle that leads to destruction.
Great Sermon! WITH THE EXCEPTION OF YOUR BRIEF MUSICAL INTRODUCTION,PLEASE DO NOT PLAY THE MUSIC ON ANY OF YOUR SERMONS AS IT DISTRACTS FROM THE WONDERFUL MESSAGE.YOUR READING OF SPURGEON ALONE IS MOST BENEFICIAL TO YOUR LISTENERS SO WE MAY TRULY PAY ATTENTION TO HIS WORDS.THANK YOU DEAR BROTHER.
Mike, Generally speaking, God abhors mixing that which is good with that which is not. Jesus' story of the tares points this out also. I think your point and mine can both be made from the idea of the mixed multitude. And there is no question that they did cause some problems along the way.
I think also of the mixed multitude that first came to America's shores. Some to worship God, some to find gold. Like the mixed bag that has been called Christianity through the years.
Think of all of Rome's unholy additions to the purity of the Church.
You correctly point out that God saves a mixture of people. I was making the point that evil has been sewn in the midst of God's people.
As for your comment about Jews, since "Jew" is nothing more than a short form of Judah, and Judah has already come and gone in the story, I think it is fair to anticipate the name Jew. But I understand your point.
I do take seriously, if not painfully, your suggestion of bias in my writing and speaking. I have strived to be biased only by Truth as found in Scripture and the Son of God. May God have mercy on me if what you say is true.
Thanks for your observations, and attempting to keep the old guy sharp.
Hello Bob, I listen to your pod casts and thought to comment on the most recent one. You misspoke calling the people of the Exodus "Jews". They were Hebrew-Israelites also called the children of Israel, but not Jews. The word Jew, Jewish, Judaism etc etc are not found in the five books of Moses because there were no Jews back then. As to the "mixed mulititude" comments, you erred saying they were abhorred in God's eyes. They are a OT picture of the Church. God's people mixed with Gentiles but all living as God commanded.
God allowed for this mixed multitude under certain conditions. See Exodus 12:48,49 and "the stranger law" God added to include these people not exclude them for just one example. Remember it was Aaron, Moses brother who made the golden calf and lied about it to Moses. We must discipline ourselves to not bleed in our own thinking and bias when teaching God's word.! Galatians 1:3 to you .
Great Sermon! Great short audio to encourage anyone in ministry or any christian who's call is to preach Christ to others but who have not seen any result. God is a great encourager and an uplifter of our heads. this is a good reminder never to give up.
Don't forget the 1st part of 2 Peter 3 vs.9 which says, "long suffering to us". Peter is writing to believers (2 Peter 1 vs.1;2 Peter 3 vs1) and are a different group than the scoffers in vs.3. It seems clear to me that it is the elect that He is not willing to perish and come to repentance. If God desired everybody to repent and be saved could He not do it? John 5 vs.21; John 17 vs.2; 2 Timothy vs.24-25.
Serious food for thought Dear Brother, Our church chose to devote a part of our fasting this week to the Gospel in North Korea. Your devo on the cross and "open door" gives much food for thought. The cross must frame our outlook on all of life and ministry, not only with NK. Thank you for your hard work with these podcasts. May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face shine upon you.