Encouraging and Uplifiting So many aspects of this sermon are particularly touching to a Christian who was not raised in the church. "Obey even when it costs you" the preacher says at one point.
The Minister furnishes the hearer with lots of other examples of faith, as is a mark of Mr Craig's preaching there is a constant reference to the whole revelation of God's word to present the Word of God powerfully to the hearer.
It will also be a great encouragement for those who feel their lifestyle choice or chosen profession is somehow making them beyond salvation.
For Rahab was not only outside of the church but she openly lived a life of sin and is openly called a Harlot.
Christians will find this encouraging them to pray for those who are outwardly wicked. Those who are outwardly wicked will see that the blood of Jesus Christ is able to cleanse.
The Filthy Are Forgiven Take off his filthy clothes. Makes yah wanna weep. Which is appropriate given what we were before clothed in His robe. Daughters of Jerusalem do not weep for me but weep for yourselves. The filth reminds more of some place in Isaiah where he says, "All the tables are cover with vomit, and there's not a spot without filth". Filthy ... Filthy No More ! If I may gently suggest, might be better to selectively preach on election. As there is the milk of The Word, there is the meat of The Word and then there is election. That one comes with time as one experiences how stubborn you were before conversion and how amazingly stubborn and wayward you remain after conversion. With our jaded palates we would never choose the glorious one too much love for our skinny hearts and we would much rather prefer the cheap stuff like control and coercion and manipulation etc etc etc
All Of The Above Seems to be an infinite varietals to posturing and pretending when sitting under the Word. This is a well developed sermon. Thank you Pastor thank you Brother for developing the picture into a mirror and ultimately into a window. Taste and See that The Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. I've been a Blessed man as I've been deeply blessed 10 out of 10 times listening to Pastor Murrays sermons as well as a number of other pastors on SermonAudio. I got rid of my TV and replaced with SermonAudio. Instead of 2-4 hours a day of TV it's 2-4 hours a day of Jesus Audio. Listen to it while jogging, cycling, washing dishes, on the bus, in the car etc etc. So enriching and stabilizing. Then I text them and email them to as many people as I know and don't know. Also can listen to one with Bible study group, family gatherings, dinner time. In addition Love to listen to different preachers on the same verse adds layers and depths as each extracts different and overlapping principles and hidden treasures. Thanks Jesus Audio !
An Unforgettable Lesson Do Not Despise The Lord's Disciplines For He Disciplines Those He Loves. Thanks for the Love and thanks for the discipline. I won't forget them. I won't forget him. And if I do anticipate more love and discipline.
A well presented and equipped sermon! Notes taken:
Christ's kingdom -not of this world
Christ's kingdom -purely spiritual
Our warfare -is to be spiritual
The world is not spiritual
The battlefield -The mind
Our weapon -The armor of God
Our victory -in Christ Jesus alone -The Mighty Warrior!
Great Sermon! How my heart burned with fellowship when my husband and I listened to this sermon in the car, on the road. Rev. Craig's words sprang forth from the Scriptures and we thank God. And when we arrived home, The Saints' Everlasting Rest by Baxter was waiting for us, having arrived in the mail! We often feel as though we are in a dry wilderness but this was a refreshing fountain.