The feverish compulsion of Christmas Worth considering. The world perpetuates Christmas out of financial gain; the none separated Christian out of sentimentalism and hedonism. To live soberly we do not know any more. We need all sorts of prompts and crutches to make our lives, homes and churches count or function.
Ethically, Christmas is an idol to which altar crowds sacrifice yearly. As believers, we are tempted out of our own lust to participate of this â€śtable of devilsâ€™ (lies) each year. â€śAre not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? The things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.â€ť I Cor 10:18-23
As with all issues of Christian stewardship, Christmas is a matter of spiritual discernment based on historical facts and the spirit of Scripture. Sadly, many defend it using sophistry. The 'compulsion' of Christmas should be checked against Scripture also. â€śAll things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of anyâ€ť I Cor. 6:12
Prophetic Truth! Truth spoken in love is so much better than the many smooth-talking effeminate men who attempt to sugar coat the truth which only can set men free. Here is no sugar coating but pure truth which will be sweet to those who love the truth.
Thank you Samuel for not compromising truth nor merchandising God's flock!
Great Sermon! Beautiful food for the soul. This message humbles the pride of man &exalts our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. Its a serious warning to those who thoughts think their good works will merit them into the kingdom of God. May the LORD continuely bless Sam Ashwood &to family.
Great Sermon! Wonderful sermon, Pastor Ashwood. I saw that Brother Thomas commented on this sermon, so I wanted to listen as well. I appreciated your head covering sermons too! Hopefully we will see y'all again soon, either in Mendenhall or in Muskogee if we ever have the opportunity to visit there. Blessings to your family and ministry!
Direction For Leading Your Family Pastor Ashwood continues his series on the family and where we should get direction for leading our families and he addresses the subject of the Father and God given headship.
Great Sermon! Someone once said that preaching that doesn't prick the conscience is like taking a medicine that doesn't do any good. Brother Barber brings a sermon that really causes us to search our hearts to see if we have fruits meet for repentance.
Great Sermon! Thank-you Pastor Ashwood for your clear,easily to be understood and scriptural teaching on this great doctrine of justification by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and His Righteousness alone.Dont hear this taught in such a clear manner.
Many thanks and to God be the glory!
Great Sermon! Dear Brother John,
Thank you for preaching this series on courtship. We hope and pray many will be spared involvement in fornication by the dating "game" through your faithful teaching. Our family plans to listen to this series in our family worship. I have already heard several of the tapes, and we listened to "101" as a family last night. Keep on keeping on!
A small brother,
Thomas Ray floyd