Fantastic topic! I have been studying The Philokalia collection of ancient desert monk teachings. They often speak of how we must grieve over our past sins and our current lack of imperfection. Tears are mentioned a lot. But today's happy smiley church is repulsed by mourning and grief over death, sin, national corruption, etc. Great job!
Great Sermon! I praise and thank God for what I have learned from this sermon:
The cycle and routine of life is vain and fruitless repetitions.The same things happen again and again.These will only prove that we are but temporary in this earth.New technologies do not change the fact.High tech communication failed to fix relationships. New medical technologies failed to stop sicknesses and death.
Jesus Christ breaks the repetitious cycle of offering animal sacrifices that doesn't forgive sins. He offered His life once for all for the forgiveness of sins.He has broken the cycle of Sin.
The spiritual new birth and regeneration experience of Christian is new and doesn't happen again and again.
Very Good Sermon this morning! I think a lot of people need to better understand the concept of grace. If they did, it would relieve a lot of feelings of guilt and frustrations. They would understand that God loves them and He loved them BEFORE they were saved so what can they give God to get "more saved"? We need to learn more about the true meaning of God's grace and mercy. The more we learn about Him, the more we see how great He is and the more we fall in love with Him.