Excellent Sermon! Excellent sermon and series! Thank you Pastor John, for preaching Christ the Lord God Almighty, to those who have ears to hear. Blessings to all who desire to, and in fact do, abide in Christ Jesus the Lord, the True Vine, by the will of God.
Jn 20:28 Thomas answered him, â€śMy Lord and my God! This is ---more or less-- the transcript for the sermon, especially starting with the discussion of carnal "Christian" Â¶ http://tinyurl.com/hqxp753 Â¶ There's a fairly good correlation between the two, but not perfect.Â¶ 'Then they say this, â€śYeah,â€ť they say, â€śBut MacArthur, what youâ€™re teaching is human-works salvation.â€ť Theyâ€™re saying, â€śYou see, youâ€™re saying that before a person can receive the grace of salvation, they have to, on their own, acknowledge Jesus as Lord and no dead human being, dead in sin, could ever do that. And so youâ€™re postulating a warped salvation. You have to repent. You have to acknowledge Jesus is Lord. Then you can be saved.â€ť No, Iâ€™m not saying that. Iâ€™m not saying that at all. Iâ€™ll tell you what Iâ€™m saying. Iâ€™m saying what the Bible says, and what the Bible says in 1 Corinthians 12:3 is pretty clear: â€śTherefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says Jesus is accursed.â€ť Now watch this one: â€śAnd no one can say Jesus is Lord except byâ€ť â€“ what â€“ â€śthe Holy Spirit.â€ť Repentance is not a human work. Itâ€™s a work that God does. Now what weâ€™re saying is when God saves someone, he grants them repentance. He grants them the affirmation by His Spirit, that Jesus is Lord.'--John MacArthur
Not a slave of Christ? You're not a Christian! This is ---more or less-- the transcript for the sermon---at least starting with the second paragraph, Â¶ http://tinyurl.com/hqxp753 Â¶ The sermon is later than then the the transcript.! There's a very good correlation between the two, but not perfect. Â¶ [Billy Graham type evangelism]' . . . conveys the idea that salvation is some momentary transaction that secures forever but doesn't necessarily transform your life and does not involve acknowledging Jesus as Lord of your life and submitting your life to Him. That kind of thing is behind most contemporary evangelism. You listen. When do you hear someone say, "Are you willing to commit your life to following Jesus?" When do you hear someone say, "Are you willing to repent of your sin and bow your knee in submission to the Lordship of Christ? Are you willing to allow Jesus Christ to take over as King and Ruler of your life?" What you hear is accept Christ, receive Christ, make a decision for Christ. Now I want you to understand that this is a major issue because I believe, in my cases, what it creates is a whole mass of people who think they're saved but they're not. [!]' Â¶ If you don't repent, make Christ your Lord---you are not saved!
A Glimpse Inside I have a longer sermon from Mac entitled "Our Resurrection Bodies". This particular version seems to be a thumbnail of that longer sermon. Bur then again, this isn't in the pulpit either. That doesn't mean it isn't any less important. Just briefer. More to the point, which is good.
For those of us out there who don't have much longer here, this kind of sermon is very encouraging. It's good to have these things explained in detail and Mac is the best professor around. I have spent many, many hours in his classroom and have learned many, many things.
For those who are seriously searching to understand this subject, here is a good beginning place.
Great Sermon! -- on Topic on Target-- and short! There is a transcript for this excellent and--very short sermon--in PDF format Â¶ http://tinyurl.com/hra4co9 Â¶ John points out, "...Let me tell you something. The people who are leading our government are not the enemy, they are
the mission field. What would you do with that mission field? The last thing you want to do is to turn
them against you. In fact, this will shake you up, the people in authority are identified in verse [Romans 1:] 4 as a
minister of God. A minister of God? Thatâ€™s exactly right because they function within a divine
institution...government. They may not know God but they function in a delegated way for God to
provide a common grace of well-being and civil tranquility" Â¶ 'So we do all we can to keep peace, to support the government, to be model citizens, to do good. Again, Robert Huldane, â€śThe institution of civil government is a dispensation of mercy and its existence is so indispensable that the moment it ceases under one form, it reestablishes itself in another.â€ť If you ever wanted to ask yourself how depraved man is, just look at behavior that is unrestrained. How long would it take if we had no police and no government for deadly chaos to disrupt the life of this city? Thatâ€™s the human heart.' Â¶ Disobeying, listen to start of sermon.
An excellent expositional sermon on eschatology! Notice this is a fine explanation! Â¶ http://tinyurl.com/zr7nzge (Transcript for this sermon) Â¶ This sermon shows how book of Zechariah relates to eschatology! I will point out that most MP4 files can be played on android devices. Unfortunately, it's a huge file,. Even my tablet with Android Jellybean couldn't play it with the SA popup player. With my high speed Internet connection, I was able to play the video in the background while reading the transcript on my Windows desktop. This worked out well. Â¶ If you can't play the video, and you don't want to try to download the video file, certainly see the transcript. It is excellent. It is a very good replica of what was spoken. I would hope sometime this sermon is put up as an MP3. Â¶ John MacArthur from the sermon: "Again we acknowledge, Lord, that Your Word is supernatural, divine, heavenly, transcendent, that it tells us things written two thousand five hundred years ago that are accurate and we can see on the horizon, even now. Truly this is Your Word and the God who has declared the future is the God who can save us from the future judgment. We know that You save us only when we mourn over our sin and embrace Christ as Savior."
Awaking Sermon on Discernment! Playing God is dangerous! This sermon is warned with great observation between godly judgment and criticizing others. Learning this truth as you walk in discernment. Thanks for sharing with us Pastor John MacArthur. I enjoyed listening. God Bless.
Great Sermon on political leaders One doesn't get to see many comments about Bishop J.C. Ryle. I found Bishop Ryle's comments on government very interesting as of course, John's. Something different from John and well worth listening to.
Great Sermon! John, words of encouragement for you from my heart: I thank God for inspiring you to transmit His Truth. The Lord is with you. My prayers of thanks include you. May God bless you and yours always and all ways. Even so come Lord Jesus. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Great Sermon! Apostle Paul teaches there will be two thrones of Judgment - one for Jesus and one for God, so where does the election fit in there?
Christianity is a faith of choice not force as is Islam and other faiths where leaving your pagan beliefs is forbidden. Personally, I believe there are those elected and chosen for specific purposes and those who are not but chose to follow regardless. To prove the point that it is choice we have to remember that those elected or chosen had to consent to God's will for them and this even included Mary in carrying Jesus. She consented to it - she was not forced as Hagar was in carrying Ishmael.
The elect is a select group, but this does not disregard the free choice of mankind who decides to be a follower of Jesus when presented with the gospel. As well, we are not to think that all those outside of the faith are to be condemned either. Christianity is not a club of "I'm in and you're out" or there would be no great white throne of Judgment for all the world. Where these is no law, there is no judgment and those outside of the faith God alone will judge and this will have nothing to do with Jesus Christ of the New Covenant.
Great Sermon! We are on the same page. If feel like you thoughts were mine Pastor MacArthur before you spoke them, hard to describe but we are in sych. I am so pleased with the tireless work of the Church much that is still new to me, I feel under-educated. Please enjoy your Christian Freedom this Sunday and everyday thanks to myself and many other who often remain nameless to show no pride as angels. God Bless!
Great Sermon! I have nothing but love and respect for pastor MacArthur. This sermon is a must listen as a reminder to us of the most important commandment and what it looks like. Unforgiveness, slander, bitterness & gossip has no place in the life of a believer.