Okay! Just wanted to let you know that you misquoted that Lazarus was dead three days,but he was dead four days! (John 11:39)....You know scripture well, so I'm pretty sure you didn't mean to say 3days! I'm surprised a little that the students you were doing this study didn't bring this to your attention though!!!
Great Sermon! Verses 3-12 is not hard to understand at all. It is pretty plain to me. Maybe if you let the bible speak for itself, instead trying to spiritualized most it. It wouldn't be so hard to understand. Wow, I bet you have a difficult time with Ezekiel 40-48 too. I have no formal learning, and I understand it well enough.
Great Sermon! Thank you pastor for this good teaching. The church is in so low an ebb, because of all the "I thinks" out there. Can you imagine Paul and Silas singing "just as I am ". What blasphemy.
Is the Psalter Inspired? I just can't follow the distinction that the Psalter is inspired and other hymns, even if they use Scripure, are uninspired. We have little patience with people like the Ruckmanites who say that the King James Bible translation is inspired, and where it differs from the original languages, the KJV is the final authority. But I don't see a lot of difference between this extreme view and calling the "Psalter" inspired hymnology. It is a translation, and since it is made to rhyme, it can't even be a translation on the same level as a good English translation of the Bible. I think this sermon is very helpful... SID=810082234199
Reply to 'Some Other Scriptures To Consider' Dear Mr. Brown,
Thank you for your irenic comments. One of my frequent prayers is that I will always be teachable: â€śRebuke not a scorner, lest he hate thee: but rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.â€ť â€śIron sharpeneth iron, so doeth man sharpen the face of his friendâ€ť (Prov. 9:8; 27:17).
As I trust you know, the Bible is its own dictionary and is its own commentary. As believers, we must turn to God's Word to understand God's words. Thus we must always be watchful that we are not unconsciously putting modern definitions upon words in the Bible, including â€śhymnsâ€ť and â€śsongs.â€ť We should look to the Bible to determine the meaning of those words. We should ask ourselves, â€śwhat do they mean in the language of Scripture? What did the words mean to the writer and to his first century audience?â€ť Continued below..