Great Sermon! Thank you for addressing this issue. More churches need to preach on this topic. As a Christian Divorce was not an option but I began to realize that God would have to hate how I was being abused more than divorce.
Church leaders should organize work groups within the congregation to discuss this issues and outreach to local shelters for battered women men
Soli Deo Gloria! Just wanted to thank you for sharing this testimony! I was first directed to this by my younger brother who is a die-hard rugby fan (unusual for an American). There are very few Christians today who will stand for Christ when it costs them so much- but the truth is, He gave us everything and we owe him our all! I appreciate Euanâ€™s convictions about Sunday being sacred to the Lord; when I first started college (or Uni as you say over there), I came to the same conviction as far as my studies go- that I would not study on Sunday. Praise God for his promise â€śthose who honor me I will honor.â€ť
Great Sermon! I was delighted to hear of a sportsman who had the courage and convictions to observe the Lord's Day. I am a rugby fan and was disappointed that the rugby authorities decided to play on Sunday. I hope that your stand will encourage other sports players to consider their position with regard to the Lord's Day. I will give you a special shout when I see you playing next, until you play Ireland. :-) God Bless
Praise God!! Praise God for what He has done in the life of Euan Murray. May this testimony be used of God to bring in other sons and daughters.
I also am glad to read of his further testimony to "remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy."
I used also to play rugby (at a much lower level than Euan) and still follow it, Ireland rather than Scotland (sorry, Euan...), and have also the great privilege of knowing the blessed Lord Jesus who saved me from sin and death and hell, from a life of depravity and superstition. He saved me even when I wasn't all that sure I wanted to be saved.
Praise the Lord who came to seek and to save that which was lost. Amen.
Great Sermon! It was to good to read in the media last week that Euan has chosen not to play Rugby for his club or for Scotland on the Lord's Day (Sunday).
This is a far bolder decision than the well publicised story of the Welsh Rugby player,who although married,has chosen a perverted unnatural life style and is applauded for such by going public in the media!
'them that honor me I will honor, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed' I Samuel 2. 30
May God richly bless Euan for his honourable decision and may He yet bring the other to consider his ungodly choice and consequently to repentance.
I applaud you It's disappointing that this is the only sermon on Sermon Audio that I've found on domestic violence.
This is a problem in the church as much as it is in the secular world, but there are additional problems within the church community because victims often stay in those relationships in fear that leaving would mean sinning before God and forgiving too little.
More religous leaders need to speak on this and properly address the concerns that secular couselors cannot.
Great Sermon! this is the ONLY sermon I could find on domestic violence. And now, the claim is that 1 out of every 4 American women is affected?
I recommend all pastors get educated on this spiritual problem. We as the church should be the leaders in prayerfully helping the abused to find peace and safety. Too often, we reject the victims while supporting and enabling the violent to keep on abusing.
You may not think this is a problem in your church.........................my pastor and fellow church members didn't either.
Fascinating for Americans! As an American, hearing this talk is fascinating. We think of the NFL as violent, but this player's list of injuries in rugby (which doesn't use helmets!) is amazing. (I can't remember all the rugby terminology, but a "try" is the equivalent of a touchdown.) The testimony of this player is encouraging. He had all the world could offer, but needed the salvation offered by Jesus Christ.
Good material This presentation has good material in it -- very worthwhile to listen to. Well researched and presented. I am looking forward to this series. (Note: The speaker is definitely not from Aberdeen, at least not Aberdeen Scotland, so be prepared for a Southern accent!)
Worthwhile introduction Recommended: This is a remarkable job of introducing a complex and chaotic subject in slightly under an hour and showing how it specifically impacts Christians. The major themes and thinkers of this movement that isn't a movement are outlined. Although I have an interest in philosophy, I had never studied postmodernism at all until I found this presentation on the broadcaster's web site, and encouraged them to include it here for those interested in apologetics. (Want more? I recommend Glenn Ward's Teach Yourself Postmodernism as a companion.)
God's hope for a lost world In this sermon, the world's Babylonian system is shown through the Bible to be not merely a place, but an entire way of life that people adopt and which is with us today. God's message of hope through Jesus Christ is needed in this world! (The boffins make another appearance, but what the pastor says about them is difficult to make out.)
Outstanding look at Babylon & Jerusalem This is an outstanding look at the two systems, ordered shared experiences, offered by the world (symbolized as Babylon) and God (symbolized as Jerusalem); the two are contrasted, and shown to be in opposition to each other. Should be a good series, and it's great that this is being put online from the beginning so people can get in on the ground floor. (Americans can have some fun with the British English... I know what ontology is, but have no idea what a "boffin" is...)