Great Sermon! Thank You, Rev. Martin. You have said what I needed. The awakening from my slumber & the revelation of my sins in the impending wrath of God & 'In Christ Alone' - all together have made me realise the importance of Cross & how wrath of God is satiefied. I am to live in Christ & He in me.
Powerful truth that allows Christ to shine! Christ is honoured and His truth is revealed through this faithful message. Thank you Rev Mercer for your profound insight into His Word and your clear communication of the truth which so beautifully transforms.
Great Sermon! Real preaching in God's word brings real results , thank you so much. You said there was a second part to your message here, I would like to hear this as well.
(Lisburn FPC - The second part was preached in the morning of 2nd March 2008.)
Simple but beautiful truth! "The greatest thing in the world is to be saved"! I Timothy 1: 15
I was converted and saved by the grace of God and enabled to trust Christ alone without first coming into contact with any church. Having read John 3: 36; John 5:24; 6:37,47; Romans 8: 1, 9, 16 and I John 5: 9-13 I knew from the Bible alone that a Christian can have full assurance and KNOW that he has eternal life. I knew by the testimony and record of God's word that I was saved and prayed in simple believing faith that God would be pleased to grant full assurance according to His promises and by the inner witness of the Holy Spirit that morning I KNEW! I went to my nearest church that Lord's Day morning-the first hymn:
Blessed assurance, Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
Born of His Spirit, washed in His blood.
Hot tears of joy fell onto my hymn book at such a blessing that the chief of sinners KNEW he was a child of God. This was the only time I heard any truth in that ecumenical Methodist church which had departed from God's Holy Word-the Bible and where none possessed that God given full assurance. Listen to this sermon- how can you go to sleep tonight without believing God's precious promises, without that blessed certainty and assurance?
Great responsibility. I appreciate very much this spirit of responsability toward the truth of God and for the prople of God, this giving a biblical answer to the attacks of the day against the Gospel. Very good, biblical argumentation for separation. The discussion of Matthew 13 text is very useful.
One way. God's standard for Christian godly living never changed, even if some think that they can deceive themselves and others about this. God still calls us to a godly living, in submission to all His revealed Word. And the work of the Spirit is to create in us this submisiions and godliness. There is no other way!
Christ centerred life. Yes, God wants us to live a Christ centerred life, in holiness and in fera of God. Our lives must show to the world that God really changed our lives. Blessed and powerful sermon!