Sermon Thank God we are saved by Grace and through the blood of Christ we are forgiven for our sins. Your teaching today says I must die as well. Believe me I tried twice but failed. Maybe third time is a charm.
Head covering as a worldview Head covering has to do with Godâ€™s choice of male and female roles in his order of creation. This links head covering to a biblical world-view, which includes singles as much as married people. If the passage is examined carefully one can perceive that Paul develops the topic with the concept of male and female in mind, not with husband and wife. By the virtue of this, in whatever gender one individual is born, by default, he/she enters into a life-long call according to the God-given gender. This is of great importance when considering the implications of Eph. 2:10 where we read that God has pre-determined the works in which an individual should walk, which includes the specific gender allocated to that existence, by which the frame-work of service will develop.
Modern translations reduce the focus to the marriage setting by giving the inadequate word renderings of husband and wife in the passage, instead of man and woman.
Good apologetics True, female head covering is an abandoned biblical practice in the church. It is a sign of declension. As Baptism, and the Lordâ€™s Supper, head covering is an external token of a particular biblical truth. Only 50 years ago the custom was upheld in North American churches. In our present day, with the unbiblical unisex philosophy being rampant everywhere, the Christian church has the opportunity to show submission to God's original order, by ladies observing head-covering and abstaining from contradictory unisex dress codes. Biblical distinctiveness always enhances identity, strengthening the body of Christ.
Great Sermon! Great preaching on this great subject, Great Salvation, many will dilute the Word but Pastor John Green, lifted Christ, His excellence and the unparallel and unique Gospel. What blessing to know that all are sinking sand, but Christ lives for ever. Praise God for such a salvation and a Saviour.
May God bless His servant and may Him continually bring His word and truth for His body of Christ.
sound or merely 'sound'? The gift of prophecy has ceased in so far as it is considered new revelation. There are, of course, those that speak forth the Word of God (from the Bible-the completed word/revelation of God). Tongues have ceased, clearly, as stated from those who rightly divide the Word. One receives the Holy Spirit when they believe and have placed their trust in our Lord and Savior. There is no needed experience of receiving the Holy Spirit there after.
Those who complain about the comments of others "adding to" or "provoking discussion" are themselves guilty.
It's always pleasing to hear sound sermons and to read those who are sound in their understanding and not just "sound" or, in the case of the misused concept of tongues, just desiring to make sound (gibberish) to feed their overinflated sense of self. Tongues were to edify the church then and not to edify oneself.