Important Truths for our generation Thank you for this message and also the previous Psalm 49 message. These bring us face to face with the question of are we ready for that Day?
Nothing else really matters more than that. These messages help get to the heart of the matter.
A big challenge to all husbands and fathers. This was a very convicting message, the real meat of the Word. Hard but vital lessons here. One way we can reduce the incidence of abdicators among us is to mentor our sons in the ways of the Lord, starting early, long before marriage and parenting, using positive Godly male role models.
Great Sermon! "Creation is a preacher that no man can avoid or flee from!" Truly the fool has said in his heart there is no God. Great sermon Pastor Max! Praise God for His general revelation and for His special revelation!
Great Sermon! Hi Mr Doner, glad to see you were able to get a good copy up on Jude of Sanctified by God. I'm in the midst of an 9 sermon series on Jude, I just preached the intro. I'm not oredained, but a Lay minister at our church in NJ. We're very close to what would be called Reformed Baptist, although we differ in a few small areas. If you'd ever like to listen to my intro its on SA at our church site. Bread of Life fellowship, I'm Jim Montesano. I'm also going through Gen, I just dealt with ch 34, a very difficult chapter, but the brethren were edified by God's grace. Well, thanks again for being faithful to the Word, I like your sereis on Jude, at least the few I listened to. Grace to you, Jim Montesano
Good coverage on the invisibility of God Hi Max,
Have one question. What is your take on the original Greek word teleioo in 1 John 4:12? You seem to interpret it as a process of maturing in agape love. Something that Christians grow in over the years. As they grow they become more complete or perfect in their sharing of God's sacrificial love. I Was wondering if the word does not indicate a more completed example of God's love made manifest in his people? The reason I ask this question because when a variant of this word is used by Christ on the cross, "It is finished", it conveys the idea of completely accomplishing what God had sent him to do, namely our salvation. Growing in love has the idea of the process sanctification built into it. Completeness has the idea of assurance and confidence being where God wants us to be in our relationship with Him and others.
Would enjoy your response.
Great Sermon! Pastor Doner frequently presents familiar scriptures in a new and surprising way. He gleans unique personal applications in unusual places.
Pastor Doner talks about some reasons children leave home before they should. Even though it brought back many painful memories I felt like he was "telling my story" and this somehow brought a measure of comfort and acceptance. I would often question God why if I was an elect person I did not have a better upbringing so I could be a better person. Apparently many of God's elect in the Bible did not have the best family situations. Thank you
Practical! Additional thoughts. Listen seriously about the politicization of homosexuality discussed in this message and their turning government to their defense, and their hateful persecution of Christians or any who oppose.
In hearing about the destruction of Sodom toward the end of this, it brought to mind that Mount St. Helens had an earthquake in early 2011. It erupted and blew its top in 1980 covering Portland in ash, the same year the "Gay rights" group Dignity started there.
The entire west coast is a range of volcanoes from Washington to California, as well as one of the most earthquake active faults in the world. Sodom and Gomorrah, destroyed by brimstone and fire raining down, were located near "tar pits", "salt", and other post-Flood attributes of geological upheaval. God's hand is not shortened, neither does he change, and the stage is observably set should he choose to smite again in similar fashion. 1980 could be a warning. Remember Pompeii and Mt. Vesuvius.
Very Practical Sermon! Listen and hear the very practical points made during this sermon. There are many. It is impossible to prevent homosexuality from its aggressive expansion if we "tolerate" it (upon command). Look and note the aggressiveness of Sodomites, today as well as then. Chrysostom said when they are in majority they become violent toward those who dissent or accuse them of sin.
Now think about this. Was it not our last generations that bowed to "living together" (living in sin, fornication, mocking marriage and God) since the 1960s and 70s? And what has been the result? The same will happen with homosexuality.
Are any Christians, who are supposed to be righteous, "vexed" in soul about the current generation? "Righteous Lot" was vexed, an evidence of righteousness.
Listen to the tactics used by homosexual activists presently, blatant infiltration to get children to join them. They are infiltrating and hijacking government at all levels to serve their purpose.