Great Sermon! Yeap blindness v17 has no praise no honor and glory for the Lord in it. Love how verse 18 shows the remedy is true faith in Christ, being not blind but by being a paralegal of faith leading to His wisdom, understanding and knowledge and further explained 1 Peter 1:7..Only fools don't want that let alone more! I also like the wording of "I counsel.." in verse 18. Most eternally perfectly just righteous wise glorious mighty understanding PRO BONO counselor AND judge ever! Goodness (pun intended) and not only the court of a rather righteous law but the court of His PRAISES! And yet He still calls it "buy" :) Oo..I also like how all of the counsel to the seven churches makes a fab file for Phillipians 2:1-11. Speaking His mind!:) Have a great day!:)
Great Sermon! Great series thank you for sharing! Regarding leaving our first love and what that might look like, it makes me remember the armour in chapter 6. The Ephesians were attacked and tempted by Satan...*shifty eyes*..We all know what hell that looks like, but makes sense it'll happen anyway and particularly so considering they were know for fighting his wolves in sheep's clothing often. Thank the Lord for the armour!:)
Something To Think About Isn't it sad that even in many churches wickedness is now being called a sickness, a disease, a weakness. Nor is there a call to repentance. And worldly sorrow is mistaken for godly sorrow.
Appalled. I too am appalled at my life, at myself. At times horrified. Both for sinning against conscience before conversion and for sinning against conscience and sinning against The Holy Spirit post conversion. There is a Balm of Gilead that heals the sin sick soul.
Great Sermon! My friend told me about a church she had attended where the music minister was verbally abusive. Members would "pat the hand" of the abused and apologetically say, "Don't be hurt by what he said, he's a blunt, very direct speaking person. That's just who he is."
Great Message! From the sermon details:
What are the warning signs of evil that we should spot in the church? Why are Christians so stubbornly reluctant to call evil what it is... EVIL.
Pastor Jeff, this is a great continuation to your "Wise as Serpents" series.
The Abusive Side of Evil Is this part of the "Wise as Serpents" series Bro. Jeff teaches one to be aware that evil/abusive people lack empathy, are manipulative, conniving, and have double standards.
That Broadway to Destruction In this continuation of the" Wise as Serpents" series Bro. Jeff gives us evidences of some "Christ-confessing" people, churches and organizations that are on the broadway to destruction. Thanks for reminding us, Bro. Jeff, that we are not suppose to turn a blind eye toward evil.