Balanced, practical and incredibly Christ centred My biggest mistake was not listening to this message sooner, even though I had downloaded it several weeks ago.
The depth and senstivity with which Pastor Scott deals with husbands and wives, their roles and the ultimate goal of marriage is simply masterful. I had already started reading William Gouge's book "Building a Godly home" edited by Scott Brown and Joel Beeke, so when Pastor Scott read the section to men again I listened more intently and then repented.
This is a message for all young, old and unmarried men and women, please if Christs love abides in you then listen to this message and allow your marriage to illustrate the Gospel message more clearly.
Thank you so much Pastor Scott. You may never know me here on earth but I'm sure one day my childrens children will thank God for your faithfulness in proclaming the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Very carefully and thoughtfully done. I am so humbled to have Pastor Pollard as a personal friend. I thought of him and his faithfulness the MOMENT I heard about Doug Phillips, but only knew of this sermon through the comments. We are trying to transfer to Nashville and I said to my wife, the good thing is we will now be only 440 miles from Pensacola and we can go there and visit again! We would both appreciate that.
Thank you for this sermon! I have a much clearer understanding of the Scriptures regarding divorce and adultery now. Brother Jeff was very helpful and proceeds in a very balanced and careful manner to unravel the mystery many have made of the divorce passages. I believe it was a Spirit-guided message, and I hope to hear the sermon on Matt. 19 later on.
Great Sermon! Excellent message!! Though due to exponential rates of divorce and adultery, our churches have cracked in half and are dumping families on their heads, there remains no consensus at all on the interpretation of the divorce and adultery passages. Pastor Pollard mentions that those of us left in churches are now split into 5 factions who understand -- (a.) if and when divorce is okay and (b.) if and when adultery does not apply -- these completely differently. If only the Bible were clear, much of this disaster (which even precipitated SSM) would have been averted.
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor Pollard! You are indeed a mighty used vessel of God! I'm never disappointed by the truth of your sermons... they always encourage me to self-examination!! May God continue to bless you in the profound exposition of the Word! I will continue to faithfully listen to your preaching as they have been sweet words to my soul! Grace & Mercy to you, your family and Mount Zion!
Great Sermon! Christian wedding vows include "to have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse ... until death do us part." Without a caveat (e.g., "unless the other engages in adultery or abandons me") added to the Christian vow made in the sight of God, how may a Christian divorce and remarry another without commuting adultery?