Great Sermon! Thank you for the Biblical reminder of what marriage is. This is where the focus is to be for the Christian, not on worldly mentalities of love being some vague, mystical feeling that we are controlled by. People need to adjust their expectations to Biblical reality.
Great Sermon! Want to send out a shout to say that your teachings are a real blessing, which are so sound Biblically and truly sense God's desire for relationship, His agape love, discipline, encouragement through your words. Have listened to a number of studies generally centered around the old man and the new man in Christ. Have had some anger issues over the years and am surely convicted of my sinful nature and repenting, seeking The Lord and back reading the Bible after a long period of not doing so, which is so very key to renewing one's mind.
Great Sermon! Sadly, so many church members do not understand the value of corporate prayer! Thank you for this excellent sermon on why we need to participate in prayer corporately! I pray that many will heed this message and understand that the Lord wants us to pray with each other for the benefit of his body and the for the unsaved and unreached!
Great Sermon! But... Dear Brian,
I enjoyed your talks but I have to say that you do not really understand the true nature of clinical depression and anxiety disorder. Clinical depression is an organic illness that doesn't come about because of negative situations as in the Biblical examples like Noah etc. Negative life experiences can bring the symptoms to the surface but they do not CAUSE the depression. The ILLNESS is always present below the surface and crisis brings it out in the form of a breakdown of one kind or another. Clinical depression is an ORGANIC illness and not just in the mind. Depressed Christians are not disobedient. If they don't do the things they wish they could like GOING TO WORK, its because they physically can not do it. Believe it or not we do pray, we do trust in God and do our small part as we are able. Please try to see depression not as a figment of someones imagination but see it as an illness in the same way as diabetes or cancer.
God bless your ministry.