Excellent message There are some very good, and very controversial, topics handled in this message, but all need to be heard. I was especially taken about the lack of qualified elders, and I think much more of this could be said. I've been in churches with unqualified men, with one teaching elder who was there, I believe, simply because he was rich. That sort of structure is devastating to a church, when unqualified, uneducated men take the pulpit who don't belong there.
The subject of this conference is very relevant especially these days as a smorgasbord of worship practices, many of which are worldly, have come headlong into churches that have in particular embraced being "reformed" in theology, and claim to follow the Puritans in doctrine. This has been especially evident among New Calvinists and their youth movements.
Yet, I wonder if the speakers represented will address their own peculiarities and questionable interpretation of the 2nd commandment's regulative principle and example of the New Testament apostles. For example Dr. Beeke's church has a massive pipe organ while the Puritans at Westminster disassembled theirs and even Spurgeon denounced the use of musical instruments for worship. Also, Paul Washer has been quoted as endorsing some kinds of rap music for worship which he thought were consistent with sound doctrine.
All this to say there is considerable confusion and new innovations even among those holding to reformed theology and even on the list of speakers scheduled. Maybe these things will be addressed since they are appropriate for the immediate purpose of the conference as stated.
Great Sermon! My family and I were extremely blessed to re-hear this sermon from the 2009 Sufficiency of Scripture Conference, which we attended. I'm praying for these "3 legs for the stool" in my local church. This is a great vision to be cast!
Good stuff I've always heard about the idea of biblical dating, but I've never taken it seriously until recently. Even if things don't go your way with your partner of interest, you still learn and grow a lot and get something out of it.
Great Sermon! I`m a product of profesional ministry beign 42 and a pastor son. I`m a father and see that family is the highest priority. I was thinking seminary or psychology to find tools to mend the brokeness of the family. I was needed to her your message it is vital for my family and boys. We get easily misdirected into placing priorities and time in the wrong places. Blessing to you from another father fighting for his authority in hos home. The real battlefield Eduardo miami
Great Sermon! Thankyou for this most glorifying sermon about suffering for the glory of God.How Christians should respond when people ask "why do good people suffer" Whatever happens in life, suffering teaches us to become more like Jesus.We want things our own way in life and this sermon has shaken me up to stop feeling sorry for myself, to accept God's providence in my life with the way things are.I want my life to reflect Jesus in everything I say and do because of his great love and mercy to me.Thankyou Jesus.
Great Sermon! A home church without leadership would be Biblical. As you said they have no leaders and I might add that there would be no room for top down institutional corruption of the word of God. I yearnfor the day I can find a small house church fellowship.
A must This is the cold hard Biblical facts on suffering delivered by a loving Pastor in a caring way. This sermon is a must for every Christian who wants the truth and nothing but the truth. This sermon could wind up being a classic for centuries to come. This is help on a very deep spiritual level.
Excellent, Much Needed At the Gospel-Centered Marriages Conference, Mr. Washer's sermons were among the most vital and needed. Thank you so much for your boldness and humility in teaching the truth which is so rarely found in our culture. Every family needs to hear these principles - the must for Christ-centered lives!