Praise God! I am so thankful to the Lord that as I was looking at the titles of Rev. Hines' sermons that He brought me to this one. I needed to hear the truths of this sermon ever so much. Thank you Rev. Hines for your faithfulness. Thank you Lord Jesus for your loving kindness and grace unto wretched sinners like me!
Great foundation. The electing love of the Holy Trinity is the sure foundation of our assurance. God will accomplish His plan to bring us to glory through all hard times here on earth. And He will work in us faith and love, the signs of the elect.
Paradigm Shift Sermon! This sermon is radical in relation to the dominant teaching of the church in America today, regarding the resurrection of Christ our Lord. My prayer is that this may be the beginning of a modern spiritual awakening. "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
Encouring Sermon! I always wondered about righteous Lot. This sermon has given me some things to think about. I marvel at our Father's grace and mercy what a great God He is! Thank you Larry and God bless
Enlightening Sermon This purification (if you will) can also take place on an individual bases. As I believe is going on with me. I think [closely] of Roman 8:28, and I do TRULY thank God for His involvement in my life! Have mercy Lord Jesus...let not my will but Thine be done, (for I know that you know what is always best).
MEdmonson Being new to this understanding of baptism, I am in overwhelmed with all the areas of the christian life it impacts. Please, would you run a series of sermons plumbing its breadth. Thank you for your courage to take on this issue.
Enlightening While qualifying the fact that we are saved by grace and grace alone,
I also see baptism as a reflection of the believer's obedience to God.
Acts 2 vs 38 states that repentance and baptism are required
for the forgiveness of sin. This sermon shows how the grace of God is
the only thing that can save us and I agree! Yet please do not undermine
the importance of repentance of sin by the individual.
Great Sermon! One of the most enlightening sermons on Infant Baptism I have heard to date.
We are saved "According to the good pleasure of His will" and not our own understanding, whether eight days old or 80 years old.
"For the promise is made unto you, and to your children" Why do we withhold the blessing of baptism from them when our Savior plainly says " Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of Heaven."
Man is so foolish, and it grieves God, when we withold the sign of God's grace from our children.
Great Sermon! Highly recommend this sermon to anyone who is raising children whether they are baptistic(professing believers only), or covenant-baptizers(infants of believers as well). While I myself differ in my understanding of to whom baptism should be administered, I found this to be a highly scriptural and convicting sermon showing the relation between our responsibility and God's sovereignty in our children's salvation.
Great Sermon! In a unique, interesting(and to me at least somewhat humorous)illustration, Pastor Ball expounds the great truth of scripture that all true believers whether Old or New Testament are one in the body of Christ.
Excellent! Excellent sermon! Rev. Ball expounds upon the truth that most Protestant churches in America virtually ignore. Rev. Ball demonstrates how enlightenment / democratic thinking cannot and should not be imputed to Christianity. That type of thinking is essential to a free society like that existing here in the U.S. However, God does not reign over a democracy. God is a King! God is sovereign! God is on his throne because He is; not because we voted to put Him there! We are God's vessels and we only receive grace by his good will - not ours.