Great Sermon! Like how you use visual examples of your message for your congregation. (Yes, I know I can't "see" them in this audio, but I can visualize as well). Your congregation and listeners are much more likely to remember your message with these types of teachings. They will likely remember that God needs faithful men to stand in the gap between what His word says to do and what the world says is "alright". To stand or kneel before God and pray for this country (which is in very rapid decline and faithful women can do this as well). Also it isn't the productivity of the person God is looking at... it's the faithfulness with which we serve the Lord. I believe God is finding fewer and fewer faithful men in this time when He needs them most. Great sermon!
Great Sermon! I spend much of my days "redeeming the time" here on SermonAudio, as well as in bible study. I am so thankful for this site as well as this pastor and church who have uploaded sermons here. This sermon was a great blessing... we need to delve into God's word to have a right relationship with Him. There really isn't a short-cut to this. I like how this pastor shows us with biblical reference that if we have time to eat, then we have time to study the bible. Amen! Great sermon!
Good Sermon! Good Sermon! On a side note: Does heaven have gates? Right at this very moment... I don't know, but it WILL!
Revelation 21:21 "And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass."
Is that "heaven"? Well, it is in the new heaven and new earth and in the holy city, new Jerusalem.
Psalm 87:2 " The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob."
Psalm 9:13 speak of the "gates of death". If there is a "gate" when we die, would that gate not lead to either heaven or hell?
Matthew 7 The narrow way (walking contrary to sin in this life and choosing the more difficult but best way...walking in the ways of the Lord) But we also notice the "strait gate" leads to life. Something to contemplate.
Good sermon, and I didn't mean to detract from it! Just sparked a bible study topic for me, lol.
Excellent Sermon! Excellent addendum sermon, would have been wonderful even as a "stand-alone" sermon! Compelling reasons why we should all be studying God's word daily. This is a "must-hear" sermon!
A Response to R. Lane R. Lane, thank you for the information concerning the problem with the volume for some of the sermons. Indeed, I was not previously aware of the problem. I am now working on a fix for the problem.
Thank you for sharing your sermons! I debated on whether to say anything... I hope you don't consider this as criticism, (but you may not be aware). Many of your sermons I cannot hear... it's a volume issue. I can set my setting to maximum volume and yet still strain to hear parts (or sometimes even most) of the sermons. I listen to a lot of sermons here, and so I don't think the sound volume problem is on my end. However, the ones I can hear, I've been blessed and thankful to hear! Thank you for uploading your sermons here!
Excellent Sermon! Excellent Sermon! Are your friends like Shadrach. Meshach, and Abednego? I'm afraid my "friends" would be more like the tattle-tale Chaldeans. But no matter if your friends would or wouldn't stand with you on your day of persecution, we need to purpose in our hearts to stand for the Lord and the Word of God.
This pastor brought out that peer pressure applies to adults too. Worldly pressure is getting ever-more prevalent. We need to be in the bible every day drawing closer to the Lord.
Great Sermon! Amen! Good message! We need to determine (beforehand) ... WILL we stand for the Lord our God? Or will we bend to the world when faced with persecution? Even when all our "friends" abandon us? Sadly, in this once-great country, I think we will soon find out the answer on an individual basis.
Another great sermon! Another great sermon from this pastor/church! It's good to hear a pastor humble himself and admit his struggles as well. We ALL have struggles... and this pastor doesn't speak condescendingly to the congreation. Great sermon about remembering to give praise to the Lord during both good AND bad times in life. I look forward to hearing more sermons from this church.