more about TRADITIONS OF MEN Rev Watson teaches more about TRADITIONS OF MEN during the first half of this Sermon. This is part of his Matthew Series and there was more he wanted to add to last week's Sermon about traditions. Then he begins the Part 1 of excellent teaching about Matthew 15:10-20 about what really defiles a person.
Outstanding & thorough teaching exposing tradition There are so many people I wish we could force to listen, really listen to this teaching of Jesus' regarding traditions and hypocrites verses the truth, the Word of God, especially Catholics and others Rev Watson mentions. Though, sadly, the entire time I was listening to this I could not help remembering what Christian friends of mine from various error filled churches including Pentecostal, Charismatic, Word of Faith, Non-denominational "Rock Concert" & lone ranger congregations, etc; who consider "Denominations" to be of the devil, and consider our Confessions of Faith and Creeds and Reformed Theology/Doctrine to be the traditions of men that Jesus is exposing here in Matthew 15:1-9. It is just so sad because they will criticize us without reading any of those documents and refuse to listen. These friends of mine are unteachable and brainwashed. All I can do is pray for them.
Clarity for difficult parallels Mark 6:5&Matt13:58 Finally! These parallel passages make sense: Matthew 13:58 & Mark 6:5 (NASB 58 And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. & 5 And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.***
From Rev Watson's Matthew Series: Because those in Christ's hometown rejected Him, they had dishonored Jesus, "And they took offense at Him" [about 33 minutes in], therefore Jesus was explaining that Unbelief had its detrimental effect among them.
The parallel passage from Mark says Jesus was unable to do many miracles. That is a very strange statement isn't it? BUT WE MUST TAKE THIS IN CONTEXT OF EVERYTHING ELSE WE KNOW FROM SCRIPTURE!
It does NOT mean that Unbelief renders God incapable of doing the supernatural. If that were true, no-one's heart could be regenerated for that is a supernatural work that is done on an Unbeliever.
It also does NOT mean that Faith is required for God to do miracles.
But, IT DOES MEAN this: that where people had already rejected the Prophetic Ministry of The Word, and where they had already rejected The Gospel, and rejected The Christ of the Gospel,
God would NOT then do signs and wonders that were designed for confirming the Gospel and for signaling the coming of the Word of God.
Fearsome & Important Message It is sobering, awfully sobering, yet abundantly clear throughout scripture, and even by Jesus' own words when he walked the earth that Christ rejects those who reject Him. We must all pray & pray & pray for churches who falsely think themselves to be Christ's, but have abandoned Christ (and his Gospel) just as the cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum did whom Christ curses in these verses from Matthew 11:20-24. And more fearsome it is that Jesus tells them it will be even worse for them than Tyre and Sidon, and then it is even more fearsome that Jesus tells them "it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you." (NASB translation)
'Your Purpose' is explained in this wonderful srmn Are you wondering and searching for what your purpose as a Christian is? Please listen. Are you having doubts about if you truly are a Christian? Please listen. Are you familiar with the theology and doctrine regarding "The Effectual Call"? If not, or if so, then do please listen. Do you want to witness to sinners? Are you a friend to sinners? Please listen and remember that Jesus was a friend to sinners and still is ...
Powerful Sermon! "... Jesus coming unto him, and Saith , Behold the Lamb of God , which taketh away the sin of the world" John 1:29
Jesus Christ mighty to save and to forgive our sins.
Thank you pastor Watson ,
May God bless you, family and ministry.
And thank you still waters !!
THE truth about Missions, Witnessing, & Evangelism Are you certain you understand everything about Missions, Witnessing, & Evangelism? and The Great Commission? Why not double check yourself. You will be glad you did! And you will be especially blessed if you already have most things right (-: This is preached by Dr. Tony Curto (a foreign missionary, a seminary professor, professor of missions, and a Gospel preacher & teacher). He is preaching as a Guest Preacher at Redeemer OPC in Hawaii.
Surprising Sermon! and amazing breadth! All ages, even young children will benefit from this surprising sermon. Have heard this twice and plan to hear it at least twice more! Though this sermon is an integral part of Rev Watson's Matthew Series, it is also an important "Stand Alone" message. He addresses every level at different phases in this sermon in remarkable ways. Old folk & mature Christians will LOVE this ... but ... young children will benefit greatly from certain choice parts; and also adolescents, teen-agers, and young adults in other parts. Never forget that We are the paralytics! All of us who are saved were spiritual paralytics. This is a short list of the Theology covered: Justification, FORGIVENESS, Spiritual healing verses physical healing, Christ's Divinity, Properties of Divinity, a complex Gospel message and then also includes a simple Gospel message for the young! And, then finally, the best part for we Christians is the last 10 minutes where Rev Watson includes a huge booster shot for believers (and against Satan's devices) regarding the doctrine of ASSURANCE. Oh how I personally needed to hear this part about assurance! THANK YOU PREACHER and THANK YOU JESUS (-:
Exemplary study of Temptation I learned much from this and highly recommend it. Rev Watson explains what Jesus went through and then teaches us how to deal with each particular temptation we encounter immediately! in particular ways, as follows: 1) Know the Word intimately concerning the particular temptation and also besetting sins 2) Apply the Word of God accurately toward the temptation as Jesus did and exampled for us 3) OBEY IMMEDIATELY THE WORD! Delayed obedience equals disobedience! Additionally, what Rev Watson taught about Ephesian 6:17 regarding the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God is actually a short knife, a special kind of weapon for close combat, to be used skillfully and accurately to destroy the opponent, and also, just as Jesus did, we must use the particular Word of God that applies to the particular kind of temptation (not the whole Word of God, but the accurate Scripture pertaining to the kind of temptation to sin). Finally, we are reminded of the 3 primary categories of sin that befell our first parents but that the second and last Adam, Jesus Christ, emerged victorious after temptations in these 3 main headings of sin categories: 1) Lust of the Flesh 2) Pride of Life 3) Lust of the Eyes THANK YOU FOR THIS POWERFUL SERMON THAT HAS FURTHER ARMED ME IN BATTLE.
Highly Informative, Important, & Enlightening I love the informal way Rev Watson is employing the "Socratic Method" in this Bible Study series. His questions engage me in all expected ways, but unexpectedly with curiosity and suspense! Because, I am sad to confess, I don't know most of the answers! And, this was a subject I thought I knew and understood. I also really like the way he somehow has all of his attendees ready to read various scriptures, and there are a lot of wondrous scriptures read, and I really like hearing them from his congregants. But there is also wonderful humour! LOL! My favorite part of this one was when he asked when Levitical Priests sang in the temple ... and I think it was Dan who replied with an upturned intonation, "When they were drinking?" HA HA HA ... OK, in all seriousness and reverence, though, I am learning so much from this series. It makes me wish I could attend seminary, but alas, I am too old, too tired, possess a fading memory ... the leaky vessel that I am. May God bless the application of His word and these teachings. (-:
Beautiful Sermon! Lovely, inspiring exposition of the Sabbath & principles of worship & good works from Psalm 92 "A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day"
I LOVED everything about this sermon as he progressed verse by verse through this awesome Psalm 92 and I wish I could obtain the Sermon Notes for it!
The "Celebration" portion of this sermon was sweet. How we with reverent love in our hearts, and peace, rejoice and have much joy in our Redeemer, our King while we progress through the various parts of the Church service from hearing the preaching of the Word, to corporate prayer, to singing, to sacraments, and so on.
This is the Pastor's sermon summary: Celebration, contemplation, anticipation, and sanctification are the good works that are the components of the Lord's Day worship.
I also learned a couple of new things about "skillful" Music (from the Hebrew with regard to often misunderstood scripture "Joyful Noise"), and then about Psalms' titles. I believe Rev Watson's is correct that the Psalms' Titles in Scripture are "Inspired" (just as many Jewish Rabbinical commentators believed). Many preachers do not believe they are inspired. After hearing this sermon for this special Sabbath psalm, I am convinced they are indeed inspired.
Rich Sermon! I've always enjoyed the Christmas Season with its colors and lights and sense of cheerfulness. Each year when my daughter was young and at home we were blessed with the means to create that sense of cozy cheerfulness. In this obscure season of my life living in my mom's home, walking her home as full time caregiver in her affliction of Alzheimers, I've not had the heart or energy or desire to indulge in that practice. But by God's grace and leading I've started a new tradition the last two years of listening to as many sermons here in December on John's prologue as I could. There may again be a season to enjoy the colors and lights creating a superficial cheerfulness, but it can never again supercede the gift of God of a deeper awe and wee more grasp of the mystery and majesty of the incarnation that has embedded by soul. Nevertheless, I splurged this year and gave myself a Christmas gift. I ordered from CBD Noah Websters 's dictionary so I was thrilled when you turned to it for its definition of humiliation. Being well blessed by your sermons. Thank you.
Great Sermon! This is the first time I've listened to this particular pastor and I believe one from the beautiful store of Hawaii tho not been just judging from what I've viewed. And I admit that I like his face and clicked this featured sermon because I thought it a very good face to portray you character of Mr. Sherlock Holmes. So let's see how well he "investigates" the omnipresence of One Whose ways are a mystery and beyond knowing. In all truthfulness, this is an excellent, solid presentation of the attribute of God's omnipresence. Everything created is in God because there is nothing outside of God, and as believers we are in Christ in God. All Glory. Excellent for young believers just beginning to study His attributes, and a refreshing for those in a longer season of walking. Your comment of can we fly under the radar of God's presence made me smile in imagining the absurdity of such thinking. Thank you for your unpacking this Truth of an infinite God in such a concise way to our little finite peabrains.
Great Sermon! Great sermon. I liked it. I am from India.One thing which I found difficult to follow were a few words which were not known to me. It would be great if the sermon is told in simple english.Other than that, it was splendid.
Excellent Sermon! An excellent sermon Pastor Douglas.
The Lord's richest blessings to you and yours, and to your ministry.
Preached with power and gentleness.A blessing to listen to and meditate upon.