Great Sermon! This sermon was suggested to listen to by 'ACry For Justice'. Thank you. This sermon encouraged me and gave me great hope, as I have been recently just learning how to overcome the mental oppression an abusive marriage of 35 years and still presently in has isolated me. I have never heard a teaching like this before. I have quietly pulled away from church as it fed the abuse even more, and the kind folks from 'A Cry of Justice', made me aware that I was not alone, and many of us who are abused were led to a safe place to go on Sunday, even if it's only through my I-Pad. Thank-you. I look forward to listening to more.
Great Sermon! I co-lead A Cry For Justice with Ps Jeff Crippen cryingoutforjustice.com
Jeff and I consider Ps Sam Powell a true friend and colleague who is speaking the truth about abuse and advocating for the victims of abuse.
Jeff Crippen's sermons are here:
Jeff has a 21 sermon series on Domestic Abuse:
And my book "Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion" shows that the Bible DOES allow divorce for domestic abuse. Find it at any book retailer, or get it from notunderbondage.com
it isn't just baking a cake, but a celebration The bible doesn't say not to bake a cake? Of course not. It's not just about baking a regular cake. Why participate in what God calls an abomination? In Jeremiah 7v18 The women baked cakes also, but for the queen of heaven. It's what is being celebrated that's wrong.
Great Sermon! Yes, once a person is saved there is no where to call home on earth. The desire is constantly to be with christ and to leave everything here. To live for Christ ( or at least to try) is to be a weirdo to everyone else ever after, but seperation is the call. Like Christ's experience, it is a lonely path. Elisabeth Elliot has written an excellent book about this experience in her own life.
Great Sermon! This is very good. I do not have a husband like this at all but i was a counsellor in a women shelter years ago. I still have a very great burden for abused children and am very obsessed with praying for them. I read constantly, as reflected in the comments, that churches rarely believe or support the women. Pastor jeff crippen also ministeres almost exclusively to this issue and may be a resource on how to get help if people need it. These men do not stop, are not repentant, no matter how much they say it.
Blessed. ALL of God's Word is precious but I have always felt drawn to the Book of Ruth. Thank you Pastor Powell for this series and reminding us of the Lord's wonderful love for His remnant. These sermons and others by like-minded pastors nurture the hurting souls more than you can imagine. Many of us are without sound Christ honouring fellowships. I pray your congregation not take their assembling together for granted. Blessings, IN CHRIST and "healingInHim".
Do Not Forsake the Oppressed! Rev Powell is amongst the very few within the church which pointedly shares the uncomfortable portions of Scripture for what it is. He confronts us with not turning away from helping the vulnerable. To not betray ourselves by desiring the status of "Christian" as opposed to living it out as Moses did ... not seeking to remain within the pleasures of Egypt.
Thank you! Thank you for this sermon. I've been struggling for understanding in this area in particular.I Thank GOD for answering my prayer and leading me to this site. I'm so grateful that there are others who understand. This site is a Blessing!
Do Not Fear - Trust God This message was very timely for me as I ponder the future. The fear of the unknown? Thank you Rev Powell for this exhortation from God's Word and I pray others will be blessed as well. All messages for AM, PM and Sunday School messages offer food for those who are willing to hear and receive The Truth.
Great Sermon! "Blessed Sermon!"
Thank you Pastor Powell. You understand. According to my extensive Bible studies as of late, and the opinions of many evangelists, your sermon is....relieving to my heart. I love my Lord Jesus Christ with all of my heart and have been so conflicted while trying to heal from abuse. I wish your church was nearby. I would feel protected and loved as one of your flock. I need a church but as a divorcing and abused woman, I worry about more condemnation added to what I escaped. God Bless You!
A Vital Message for the Church Thank you for a validating and encouraging sermon on a greatly ignored and downplayed serious subject within our own house. I've shared this with a couple of Christian support groups for abused women, and I wonder - Is there a transcript of this sermon for the hearing-impaired?
Dwelling in Unity Pastor Powell continues in his expounding of the Psalms of Ascents and brings attention to vs 1 "Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" Could it be that the reason many do not dwell in unity is because they truly do not desire to worship the "true" Lord and Saviour? Many are without sound Christ-honouring fellowships. If you have a Christ-honouring shepherd/pastor, I plead with you to not take your assembling together for granted. vs 3 "For there the Lord has commanded the blessing, life forevermore." AMEN!
Psalms of Ascents series I was first made aware of the 11th sermon in this series, "Dealing With Abusive Men", Psalm 129. I was so taken aback at the forthright, honest delivery of God's Word in regards to this delicate subject. This prompted me to commence listening to the whole series. LIVING WITH DECEITFUL MEN reminds us that there are those who have "lying lips and ... a deceitful tongue". Although they speak of "peace", "they are for war."
Thank you Lord for Pastor Powell. The downcast and broken-in-spirit need more pastors like him.