Great Sermon! This was a great sermon, especially for Easter. Usually you hear the story of Jesus and how he rose from the dead, but today we hear what that means for us. I am so saddened that people I have known over the years have seemed to abandon their faith, and this sermon is a way to wake them up. We can not be lukewarm, or He will spew us out of his mouth.... choose this day whom you will serve!
Insightful Sermon Excellent sermon that addresses a broad spectrum of scripture. The emphasis is on our need to obey God's law, with much emphasis on the Sabbath, tithing, and ample words to children obeying parents.
Great Sermon! This sermon hits home for me. I am single and dating a woman for 6 years and we BOTH have very HIGH sex drives. I want to get married but she said she has not heard God tell her to do it yet. She has a lot of preconcieved notions abot what needs to be done first.
YES IT IS LEGALISM!!! amen and amen. Patriarchy as it is taught viz. Vision Forum, Doug Phillips, Sovereign Grace Ministries, and Nancy Leigh DeMoss style is legalistic. They have distorted truth and made it a set of rules. There are so many patriarchy followers now in reformed circles, not sure why. Bill Gottard was/is also heavy into this stuff. Those courtship books did nothing to discourage this unbiblical extremist view that is demeaning to women and putting families in bondage everywhere...
Great Sermon! This follow-up on Rev. Hurst's sermon on hypocrisy continues with this dangerous theme, still prevalent in the modern churches. These warnings bring us to look closely, and deep, at our witness and testimony and that of our church. Thank you Rev. Hurst, two good messages.
Great Sermon! Hypocrisy is not just the preserve of the Pharisees. Sadly it is alive and kicking in the church today. Rev. Hurst brings a timely warning to us, in the words of Jesus as He castigated the Pharisees. But their "fruit" is all to often today the product of many within the pulpit and the pew, and we should heed the warning and take the necessary action in our fellowships.
Great Sermon! Boy, was I surprised at what I heard in this message!
I thought I was just looking for a simple answer to my re-occuring fatigue and weariness from physical illness and the everyday stresses that seem to be nonstop lately.
Certainly it had nothing to do with my faith and Christianity (or so I thought!)
Well Like I said, I was sure surprised. But definatly in a good way. This is now my very favorite sermon from this site.
Great Sermon! Powerful sermon. I am often reminded how black my heart is and incredibly humbled by the wonderful forgivenenss offered by my Lord and Savior. To feed on Christ and to know Him more, as the Apostle Paul said, should be the goal of my heart.
Great Sermon! I was introduced to patriarchy through a website, where I was quickly condemned and ganged up on because 1) I was a woman with an opinion, 2) I was divorced (from an abusive husband) and remarried and 3)I worked part-time (through necessity). It seems to me that patriarchy has all the hallmarks of a cult, as they are elitist, think they are the true church, think other Christians are wrong, and say that their way is the only way. I believe patriarchy needs to be isolated and identified as a cult. They are hurting so many good Christians, and in so many ways are like the Jehovas Witnesses and Boston Church of Christ, as they too are elitist and back everything they say up with scripture, but are in error.
I was actually told that I HAVE TO divorce my husband, because our marriage is not valid, because my ex-husband didn't commit adultery, and that the abuse was irrelevant (and trivialised). How disgusting is this!
This sermon set me free!! I hope more people like Pete Hurst will identify patriarchy and the errors of its ways and make it known to all Christians.
How Refreshing! I so appreciate the balanced scriptural viewpoint expressed with passion. If Christ has freed us, why do we remake ourselves as slaves, subjecting ourselves and our families to the pharisaical laws of men? The Apostle Paul says that when we try to justify ourselves by law, we are alienated from Christ, and have fallen away from grace. (Gal. 5:4) He strongly cautions us against letting ourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery, and bids us be vigilant about avoiding heartless, brainless legalism. This sermon preaches release for the captives!
Great Sermon! Once again, thank you for having the courage to tackle these issues. I hope your sermons will encourage other pastors to speak out against the unbiblical excesses of the patriarchy movement.
Great Sermon! Thank you so much for standing up to the excesses of the modern patriarchy movement. You're "right on" in attributing much of the movement's appeal to laziness, and the desire to have someone tell us what to do, instead of seeking the Scriptures ourselves.
On Christian Liberty (1) I do believe that home education is the child-raising model that comes closest to fulfilling the principles, patterns, and precepts of Scripture, and I would be happy to hear a biblical rebuttal of that perspective. (2) I believe that it is a matter of Christian liberty whether parents choose to do home education or to delegate some teaching duties to Christian school teachers. Home education is not a test of faithfulness to Christ. (3) Even though I think homeschooling is demonstrably the best choice, I support and commend parents who send their children to Christian schools and welcome an open debate about the merits of the respective educational models. (4) Someone is not a "legalist" simply because he holds a more conservative position than someone else, nor is he an "antinomian" just because his position is less strict. We must make our case from Scripture. Charity requires that we grant the most generous interpretation to a brother's position and refrain from the hasty attachment of negative labels to those who may differ from us.
Great Sermon! Thank you for your attention in this matter. My prayer is that you remain faithful with all boldness,in contending for the faith, and in stopping this fast growing corruption of the church.
Great Sermon! Allow me to respond to some specific points in Rev. Hurst's sermon. Contrary to what he claims about our teaching:
â€”Biblical patriarchy is most decidedly not "familyolatry." We specifically teach that the family is NOT "ultimate" in this world. We teach that the church is the central institution of history, not the family.
â€”We constantly teach that fathers should be under the authority of church elders and should submit to that authority.
â€”Husbands should listen to the correction of their wives. We teach that wives should appeal to their husbands and then to the church if their husbands are in sin or failing in their covenanted obligations.
â€”Fathers should not leave a church to flee authority. That would be anarchy. They are subject to the authority and discipline of the elders.
â€”Fathers do not hold the keys of the kingdom, church elders do. Fathers may not administer the sacraments within their families.