Duplicate Sermon - Lesser Sound Quality This is listed as a Midweek Service. The identical sermon listed same day is listed as FreeGraceRadio. It is an identical copy with much better quality audio. Nice and clear. This sermon is a much lesser quality audio.
Duplicate Sermon - Lesser Quality Audio This is a duplicate sermon - however, this is also the copy that has the lesser quality audio. The sermon listed as "Get Thee Behind Me, Satan" with the comma in the title is exactly the same BUT the audio is much, much cleaner and clearer.
Unique Title For A Sermon The title stopped me in my tracks. Nike. Why would a preacher preach on a shoe/clothing brand? I had to listen and now I know why. I learned something.
According to the Pastor, Nike is Greek for Victor or Victorious. Okay, that's interesting. Then he went on to talk about victory and what it was and who had it and who didn't.
Scripture references were: Isaiah 40:1/Romans 8:28/Exodus 14:13-23/1 John 5:4/Rev 2:7,11,17,26 & 3:5,12,21.
It's nice to know about victory. Before it was just a word in scripture, today it means something.
A Dutiful Teacher I have always heard that saying "God's law is written on the heart" but no one could ever explain it to me. What was it? The Ten Commandments? What? No one could ever explain it - but they could say it. Today I finally learned what it was. Thank you God for using Pastor Nibert to reveal your truth and word to me.
God's laws written on the heart
1 - The law of Righteousness Romans 9:30-31
2 - The law of Sin Romans 7:21
3 - The law of Faith Romans 3:27
4 - The law of Liberty James 1:25 & 2:12-13
5 - The law of Love James 2:8
6 - The law of Christ Galatians 6:1-2
Now, armed with this I can go back to scripture and study these more closely. Why can't preachers explain these things in church? But then again, I was meant to know this when God wanted me to know. His timing - not mine.
The Obvious Explained I listened to this sermon yesterday and am just now able to comment on it.
One small passage of scripture. One line, one question and the amount of insight that comes from it in a short, one word answer.
Pilot asked Christ - "What is truth?" We all know that Pilot was asking a sarcastic rhetorical question. But for those of us who want to understand scripture and know Christ better, the question must in fact be answered.
The answer is CHRIST. He's truth. The only truth and this is what Pastor Nibert preaches in this sermon.
A well done sermon overall. I believe I knew the answer already on a deeper level, but I needed to hear this anyway and I'm glad I did.
I Came Away With Understanding I didn't know what to expect when I loaded this sermon this morning, but I knew I was supposed to listen to it and that proved to be true very quickly.
The basis of the sermon is knowing when you are saved and knowing when you are called. The additional scripture references are: Hebrews 11:1/Romans 10:1-3/John 4:53
When are we saved? We are chosen from the beginning, we are saved at the cross and we are called when we hear the scripture. That's the long and short of it. But the sermon itself serves to point out a few more things.
This is definitely not only worth listening to, but listening to again and again.
Very Interesting This was a very unique sermon. I have been asking questions recently in prayer regarding sin and my own asking of forgiveness.
I have been confused for some time about this subject in that I have always been told that once you accept Christ, you are forgiven. It's finished. But then you have the Publican in the temple. I have always identified with him and continue even though saved to ask forgiveness at least once a day, if not more.
But the way the pastor explained it, opened up the picture a little more to additional detail which goes a long way into helping me see and understand forgiveness.
He explains that to remit is to forgive. That the greatest need we have is forgiveness of sins. He also explains in detail WHY everyone is not forgiven.
The scripture references in this sermon, besides John 20, are: Psalm 25:11/John 5:28/Acts 2:15/Hebrews 10:18
Sermon Well Preached I have a hard time getting my head around election sometimes. I understand it for the most part in my head, but someone needs to explain it to my heart. God did that and continues to do it through the various sermons of Pastor Nibert.
I was able to identify with everything he said here and it made sense. That is the most important thing of all - it made sense - simple sense.
There is an inner joy that comes from having one's eyes opened. Seeing things for the very first time as the blind man in scripture. I can understand that. There is a joy there.
It is this understanding that makes me continue to scour through these sermons of Pastor Nibert's, waiting for the Lord to say STOP HERE!!! LISTEN!!
You folks can't know what I'm talking about until you have been there and experienced this for yourself. It's fantastic!
Accurate According To the Word The Lord has led me to Pastor Nibert for teaching & instruction over the last several months. I am listening to these sermons daily & my eyes are being opened as to God & the understanding of His word. Like I said, God is using Pastor Nibert (unbeknownst to him).
For those whose eyes are closed, this sermon will mean nothing. They won't understand it & it will only serve to confuse & confound them. Election is a bitter & difficult pill for the unsaved to swallow; hence the prior comment.
Suffice it to say that as a true believer, Pastor Nibert is accurate in what he explains about this passage of scripture. As a matter of fact, he could have gone further had he been led to. This particular passage of scripture also refers back to Revelation regarding the Lion & Bear. The number 5 is the number of Grace as well. The pastor gives a thumbnail on this passage, but nevertheless it is accurate.
It's a sad thing when the unsaved/unbeliever comes into contact with the word of God & doesn't even realize it. The above poster deserves to be prayed for. Do not let his post deter you from listening to a sermon that could well serve in helping further one's own understanding of God's word.
Then again, God used their post to help me this morning.
Great Sermon! I have just finished listening to this sermon twice (back to back). It was well worth my time to do so.
The basis of the sermon (my understanding) was who and what we are as elect. Jars of clay. But what exactly are jars of clay? That was what I had explained to me. You need to listen to the sermon in order for the message that is intended for you to be heard.
I have always had a problem trying to get my head around being a sinner, not being a sinner, being elect. I better understand it now. I am more at ease with it now. I still see myself as a nothing, a rotten, no good sinner who deserves death - but now I understand what Christ's death really means for me. My eyes are a little more opened.
Scripture references were 1 Corinthians 4:7-9 (KJV, Amplified & NIV readings); 12:7/Exodus 3-12/Psalm 106:6/1 Corinthians 1:17;2:1/Ephesians 1:19
He also read a hymn entitled "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name" written by Edward Perronet (1780).
Clearly God is using Pastor Nibert to show me His word (and what it really means) and I am more than thankful for that. Pastor Nibert is only the mouthpiece here for God. But I know I'm loved and that's what is the most important of all. Loved of God.
Bad Audio I was going along, listening to the sermon and actually getting something of value out of it and then at the 14 minute mark the audio drops off and the Pastor cannot be heard except a great distance away. I would have to turn my volume all the way up and I still wouldn't be able to hear it clearly. I would have liked to have heard this sermon all the way through - oh well.
Here's a word of advice - before posting these sermons up - listen to them and make sure they can be heard. That would be so helpful to us out here wanting to hear the sermon.
Interesting Since discovering Pastor Nibert (by the will of God) I have learned quite a bit regarding scripture. Of that, there is no doubt. God has used him to explain many things in scripture to me and for that I thank God.
However, in listening to this sermon, I was confused because of the way it was laid out. God's will is perfect and all of us - saved or unsaved do God's will. There's no distinction there. There's the sermon. That is the simplest way to say it. Just because a person isn't saved by God doesn't mean that that person isn't being used by God. If God uses Satan to do His will - then.....it goes without saying.
People who are "trying to find out God's will for their lives" don't understand to begin with and need to have it explained to them. Once they have their eyes opened by God, then they cease to be confused.
Go back to what Christ told Peter, when Christ asked Peter "Who do you say that I am?" Christ explained that with Peter's answer, it wasn't Peter at all, it was God who revealed that truth to Peter.
It's simple. It just needs to be explained. And we will never understand it until God determines for us to - I don't care how much preaching gets done.
Once you know this, you know the will of God.
Audio Issues The sound starts out low and gets lower and lower. I have the volume turned all the way up and can barely understand what the pastor is saying. Hopefully the church can fix this and release it again. I would like to hear what is being said.
Fantastic Sermon This sermon was a pleasant surprise. The pastor did an admirable job at explaining the frailty of the human flesh and there is nothing that we as humans can do.
The scriptures that the pastor referenced were 2 Corinthians 1:8-9, Jeremiah 17:5, Philippians 3:3, Matthew 19:16-17 & 19:26, John 6:44, Mark 9:14-24
This sermon is definitely a keeper and worth listening to over and over again.
Audio Quality There are two sermons entitled "Wisdom's Children" for the same AM service, the same day, same length. This one has a few extra words at the beginning and is a much better audio quality. Much easier to listen to.
Extended Sermon There are 2 sermons on this same day for the AM sermon. One is 43 minutes and this one is 46 minutes. The difference is that this sermon has some extra talking at the beginning of it where the pastor is speaking to his congregation. Same sermon as the 43 minute one. This one does have a much better audio though.
Similar Sermon - Different Spelling This particular sermon was preached on 04-22-12 at 31 mins long. But the spelling is "Swirving" with an 'I'.
There is another sermon with the same title except the spelling is with an 'E', "Swerving". This sermon was preached a month earlier on 03-21-12 at 46 mins long.
It would be easier if both sermons were spelled identically so that they would be easier to access, instead of by accident.