Thank You Pastor I've always leaned towards the Romans 7 man being the Regenerate man battling his Unregenerate Flesh, though Pastor Kevin provides some salient points that it may not be. I also cross reference it with the Galat 5 Man who is also a Regenerate man battling Spirit against the Flesh. Rom 7 is a challenging & I will need to revisit. Thank you Pastor you have encouraged me not to "stay" in Rom 7 but live in Rom 8. I would take exception to saying Rom 7 not being a victory passage as overall I find it to be a victory passage summarized in, O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Praise be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! -Rom 7:24,25 The apostle confesses his morbid condition,is perplexed on how to be delivered,& culminates in Praise over his deliverance & his deliverer. Yet acknowledges there remains a battle between the New man & the old man both within the Regenerate man. Virtually all of the epistles speak to this battle with Paul,Peter,James exhorting them and us to walk in The Spirit & not in The Flesh. A look at Revelations reveals the same thing when Jesus examines the 7 Churches "I hold this against you -You have forgotten your first love" etc. etc. Though our final consolation rests in "When we see Him we shall be like Him"
Thank you, brother Washer What Mr. Washer preaches about the false gospel and youth ministry in this nation is so true and vital. I can confirm what he is preaching against. 14 years ago, my sister started attending an e-free youth group with a youth pastor who was the most popular and well-liked of any. My sister and many other non-Christians got swept away by this man's incredible personality. 14 years later, I can testify that none of them are following Jesus Christ. My sister is a whole-hearted atheist. I attended UW Madison and was saved in 2005. I did not know anything about Christianity and began attending Campus Crusade for Christ, where hundreds of students are brought in to their weekly "Prime Time" meetings by rock music, the preaching of popular UW athletes and charismatic personalities, and a false gospel. I lived in a huge campus crusade house of 24 guys, all of them born out of Primetime. There was incredibly dirty speech, drunkenness, and all sorts of sin in that community. A zoning problem arose where we found the house could not have more than 20 people, and the guys rearranged their rooms and lied to the inspector. I was treated contemptibly and despised because I refused to join in any of this. Mr. Washer's preaching serves to protect Christians from danger and false brethren.
Can I say, 'I don't know' to God's truth when I represent God? I know this verse:
2 Timothy 1:12 (NIV)
¬†That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed,* because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard* what I have entrusted to him for that day.*
Great Sermon! Thank you Brother Tim, for your message I'm Hebrews 10, on considering others. You help me to see more on what each of our roll is as Christians. Unfortunately we as church members just go through the montiom. Thank you, and may God Bless you????
Compelling Must Hear! Oh that young men(and old)would heed the message given here! Sadly, it is a sobering truth that many a man refuses such counsel. Listen! Be wise! Be happy!
Or, don't listen and be foolish,miserable,sorry,and maybe even worse. Remember Samson!
Great Sermon! Romans 1
17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
It is very important that we do not spend so much time criticising the wrong gospel that we forget to preach the real gospel
In Christ alone, a gift that we cannot earn....
Great Sermon! I personally believe from studying scripture that a believer can not commit suicide. If God is the author and finisher of our faith, why would He finish our faith by allowing us to murder our self?