Encouraging!!! I listened to this sermon shortly after I had said "I shall now perish one day by the hand of my troubles" My soul cast into a furnace heated seven times more than its wont to be heated and so hedged up with thorns and briars that I oft despaired of any hope, and seeing no light at the end of the tunnel. This sermon gave me some hope, Im not alone in my afflictions. Thank you Mr Banister your sermon encouraged me to press on seeking God even though like Job, forward, backward to the left and right I cannot see Him or perceive Him.
Great Sermon! Tremendous message to forsake the worlds offerings and face Christ and His finished work. Great to hear you again after many years. We have always enjoyed your preaching. May the Lord richly bless you and your beautiful family there in Calgary....
Excellent and Timely Sermon for me We almost forwent gathering with the LORD's people this very day, due entirely to my lack of patience. I needed to hear this convicting message in order to have the LORD do a deeper work of repentance within me. Blessed be the name of the LORD, who doeth all things well.
Great Sermon and conference! I finished listening to the conference, it's really really good. Thanks for making it available to those who can't go. This sermon in particular I transcribed and will be translating into Spanish. Thanks to all the speakers for such good solid teaching.
Putting together pieces. This is the third testimony of pastor Williams I found on this site and it is interesting that in each one you have some additional information, so the pictures becomes more clear!
Convicting! Thank you, Pastor Banister! I was particularly moved when you framed the question, "Why is God so picky about the way he‚Äôs worshiped?" and then the answer, "...you realize that God would guard the way he was worshiped because God was jealous for the honor of his Son". I pray that this will have an impact on the way I worship.
Great Sermon! This sermon dispells the idea of an independant Christian. It does an excellent job of exposing the false confidence of thinking you are autonomous. We've all been there because "All we like sheep have gone astray".
Thanks for this powerful message!
Overview Suffering...to make us more like Christ.
Suffering precedes glory. Patriarchs of the faith experienced disappointments with God. Jonah, Joseph, Job, Moses, David, and others, are examples given. God's ways are not our ways, His thoughts are not our thoughts. Our attitudes need adjusting.
Very good personal account from C.H Spurgeon given, concerning the conversion of a man's family.
Great Sermon! Thank you for this very good sermon. We know from Scripture that we will definitely suffer as born again believers and suffering can and will produce disapointment. This message clearly helps us to maintain the right perspective and heart attitude. Although we may experience immediate disapointment when initially encountering trial and suffering, your sermon has reminded me to shift gears and think rightly and biblically about the current circumstances. Thank You for bringing this word to us. God bless you.
Great Sermon! Unfortunately, Bob Bell did not go public with his doctrine until he had a huge following and plenty of "works" to show his "righteousness." We, in Grand Rapids are concerned for the affect this has on our college aged and young adults who have grown up with the "health, wealth, prosperity,gospel." Fortunately, my daughter has had plenty of hard knocks and has a good understanding of the gospel to come back to, when the Lord exposes him. She read his book and she now questions the heaven and hell thing...sadly. I believe she will come out of it.