God has his way in the whirlwind What an amazing lesson about deliverance from depths of hopelessness is found in the historical narrative in the 27th chapter of the book of Acts pertaining to the men caught in the Euroclydon storm in the Mediterranean Sea. A ship full of prisoners bound for Rome, yet both prisoners and overseers are brought to a common level in the face of the relentless fury of the storm, and the seemly sure death that was fast approaching. It was only a matter of time and they would be no more, but no, God appears to Paul and outlines how they are to escape with their lives. Praise God!
Serving the Lord. Thank you for making real to me this blessed women! What a great dedication and love for Christ it was to follow Him everywhere He went, serving Him! Her devotion for her sons is understandable. However, I think that not only her sons, but she also erred when she came to the Lord with her request. She dared to ask Him something what was only the authority of God to determine and to bestow (verse 23), not of a man or woman to wish or ask! She had a parental love for her sons, but she erred in spiritual things here.
Excellent! I never heard such a clear presentation of the tragedy of Lotâ€™s family. Very good the observation that Lotâ€™s wife was not in the home over that night, but in the city. However, I think that the 2 daughter were not with her in the city over night, because we found them in the house with Lot in verse 8. Yes, their mother was a bad example for them and their future immorality had its cause from her example. And I think that the married daughters of Lot, and maybe sons (verse 12) perished with the city, because, as preacher stated, â€śwere not foundâ€ť (v. 15).
OUR DAILY THORN IS OUR DAILY TEACHER ! In addition to listening to this sermon preached by Pastor Wagner, I highly recommend that people read "The Thorn in the Flesh, or Strength Made Perfect in Weakness" (an excellent sermon preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on March 17, 1861 by J. C. Philpot). Sermon link: http://www.gracegems.org/Philpot/thorn_in_the_flesh.htm
Great Sermon! I was greatly blessed by this sermon, and also challenged. Intend to listen to all the rest in this series and then use them as a point of reference to continually remind me of what it means to live according to the fruit of the Spirit. This can only be done by staying very close to the Lord.
Great Sermon! A case is made for the demons in Luke 8:33 being cast into the lake of fire rather than the Lake of Gennesaret or Sea of Galilee because the word lake used in the verse is the same word used in Rev. 19:20 referring to the lake of fire into which the beast and the false prophet were cast. It is true that the word lake in both cases refers to the greek word (G3041
Probably from G3040 (through the idea of the nearness of shore); a pond (large or small): - lake.)
In Luke 8:22 I would point out that the same word is used to describe the lake Jesus and the disciples sailed over. So are we to believe Jesus saile over the lake of fire?
Great Sermon! Incredible message for those of us, who have experienced great heights, but also faced great depths. A subject timely in my case. I would hope that all would not be afraid to look at this wonderful topic, and realize, God is there--always--on the mountain, but also in the valley.
This is very timely in America of late Given what is transpiring in America today, our country is getting more and more hostile towards Christians. This message ia a very uplifting and encouraging take on living in a hostile environment. Praise God for this message! Thank you!
Awesome Sermon! A sobering reminder of just how much mankind is like lemmings, running quickly to sin and death:
"Sin is madness of the worst kind.
Sin doesn't make any sense at all. Here is the insanity of sin (Luke 15:17). We know that NOTHING good can come from sin. Nothing wholesome can come from sin. Sin will only lead a man from bad to worse.
"Leaving a table that was laden with food that led him to the swine troth. Look at sin's destruction. In the prodigal's life, it destroyed his self-respect. It brought division in the prodigal's life-dividing the son from his father and brother. Sin doesn't make sense.
"There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof is the way of death. For the wages of sin is death.
"Sin is a tyrant, yet so many wish to be under its control. Here is a young man running into evil--it doesn't make sense.
"It makes no sense to play with sin.
Many today are looking for that far country, where there's no law, no God, no restriction, no accountability, no Bible.
Sin is a sport to a fool.
"Sin doesn't bring a man gain, sin brings a man loss.
"Though this sermon looks at the insanity of sin, Jesus told this parable to show that Christ is a friend of sinners and He will cleanse them."