Great Sermon! As a fulltime caregiver shutin with my Alzheimer mom, the opportunity to hear God's Word preached in truth and power and richness is a lifeline for me and riches to my soul. Thank you SermonAudio, and thank you Pastors Albert and John. I am indeed made rich even in the midst of this difficult, isolated season of life.
Great Sermon! I am so honored to have had the opportunity to hear these words of truth as delivered to us from the fathers of our faith and now from the lips if this preciou man of God. Had to put in my facebook and email to my best friend.
Great Sermon! This is a good message, plain and loud and clear. Encouraging in my discouragement that so many in my life are just plain indifferent and uninterested in the message. (Course then again may just be the messenger). Took me back to my own rebirth sitting in a home where I had been invited to hear a traveling evangelist. I was fascinated by this man's couldn't stand still energy but also by his very pronounced studdering which didn't stop him from just speaking out scripture upon scripture. Fascinated firstly coming from a stoic catholic background but also scripture that I'd never heard. It was upon his wife playing on the little organ and he singing a song I'd never heard before or since with the words ...He is passing by this moment, reach out and touch the Lord as He goes by. Ban. Head in collision encounter with the living God in Christ when I closed my eyes and out my hand. For long time didn't really know what happened. All I knew was when I went back to church and looked at the lg crucifix hanging I couldn't under how I never before saw what it meant, blind then I could see, and was like a starving person and could not get enough of reading the Bible. Oh yeah, Holy Spirit does it all when and to whom He chooses. It's still a mystery to me how I could be changed in a moment.
Thank You! I love this Sermon! It explains a lot. I am going through a lot of troubles right now in my life and have a lot of worldly people striking against me, for their own hateful reasons. I pray that God keep all anger towards them out of my heart. I was looking for a Sermon tonight that would speak out to me and teach me. That is what your Sermon gave me. Thank You!!....Rayette
Sobering Sermon! This is a rare sermon with melancholy tones in these days of modern happy-go-lucky Christianity and a contrast to New Calvinist sermons which talk of "Christian hedonism" as if Christians walk with the world in pleasures instead of with gravity, sobriety, and godly sorrow, as did Moses contrasted here. Here is a sermon that teaches Reverence and fear of God, and dares to go into "who understands the power of his anger?" with thoughtful consideration! Not even holy and humble Moses was permitted to enter the promised land because of his act of self-exalting anger (though provoked sinfully by Israel and just in principle)! Sin has consequences: "Fools because of their iniquities are afflicted". How have we witnessed the power of God "sweeping away" many, by his Providence, through nature by earthquakes, tsunamis, the targeted fury of tornadoes, even in Virginia as much as Missouri! Yet how few tremble soberly at "his anger", being insensible and ignorant of it? Sickness, plagues, accidents, natural disasters, economic poverty, and death, etc. come in a moment. But who considers death beforehand, as the Puritans did, instead of this 'whatever' generation? To not "number our days" appears to be a practical atheism too common today.
Powerful Sermon! This was an effectual sermon, by the grace of God, that scored an effectual hit upon a poor despairing sinner, "pining away"! (Note this faithful preacher at the end, spoke of "firing a shot at random", just as the King in the OT was struck, 1 Kings 22:34, by Divine Providence.
Praise be to God, that he in fact "takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked" (even in despair, even if they thought they were righteous), but permits them, nay *commands them*, if they hearken before too late, to "turn, turn" in repentance and confession "from their evil ways"!
Note God's message, "Why will you die oh house of Israel" was directed to God's people, who were "pining away" in sin, because they had provoked a righteous God, who had been kind to them in giving them his word and oracles, but who had sinned against light. Therefore, it is a sermon for church members and common professors, who feel sensible of their sins, to not delay, but to "turn, turn" before they die the death.