Excellent ! If I may suggest one more practical application ... Sleep at the end of the day is contingent on what one does during the preceeding day. The Praise to Complaint ratio is crucial, When the P/C is high the Sleep Index is high. Conversely when the P/C ratio is low the Sleep Index is low. Praise throughout the day is a natural hypnotic at the end of the day but complaining throughout the day results in the same complaint board throughout the night for the insomniac. Thank Him for Praise as we are natural complainers.
Yes it is Vile. All sin is vile. Apostate Worship among the most vile. " Therefore I despise myself and I repent in dust and ashes." (Job 42:6) "Unto Him Who Loved Us" (Revelation 1:5)
Thank You Pastor for the rebuke. Wounds from a friend can be trusted (Proverbs)
Well said Pastor. Case Closed. Pray for that man from The West Coast before he's prematurely called into account. ... Be not overly wicked, neither be a fool. Why should you die before your time? (Eccl 7:17)
Excellent ! Solid Ground. Where to start ? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) Love submits, teach me both.
Looking forward to the remaining 40 sermons. Next to The Word, Jesus Audio is a field of Great Treasure.
Wretched man that I am & Delivered man I am Amen! Only a man born of God would claim for himself "O wretched man that I am". The unregenerate would never arrive at that conclusion but rather everything but that conclusion ie. pre-conversion we exclaim O wretched man that you am or O wretched man that they am or O wretched man my boss am etc etc etc. Neither would the unregenerate claim deliverance from The Lord Jesus Christ but would claim deliverance in himself. So the Noble war goes on as we die daily with complete confidence that "He will complete the good work He began in you (Phillipians) and that complete work will be no short off absolute perfections "when we see Him, we shall be like Him" ! (1 John) Thank you Jesus ! And thank you Pastor for the edification !
Atonement Definite yet llimited. This is an excellent dissection of our Lord's Atonement. Particularly in highlighting that the atonement may be limited in scope but not in power and therefore completion of his chosen people. This is consistent with Philippians where we are told "He will complete the good work He began in you". The "He" is the key pronoun not the "you". This is very reassuring as the "you" is a shaky character that still consists of that slimy character the "Flesh". Oh Blessed Day ... When we see Him we shall be like Him ! (1 John) The "Him" is the key pronoun here as well not the "we". Thank Him! Praise Him! Fairest Lord Jesus! And thank you pastor and brother for adding clarity to the atonement.
Count Your Afflictions ! Count Your Blessings & Count Your Afflictions ! Brilliant ! Simply Brilliant ! Who woulda thunk of it ! Not me ! Thank Pastor Mark ! Thank You Jeremiah ! Thank You Jehovah !!!!
I see your point. Your point is well taken. Particularly that is fosters a sense of "false" conversion for the one baptized as an infant and those surrounding him ie. parents and other church members. I believe you've change my position on infant baptism, not only that it's wrong but that it's consequences are far reaching and eroding for all parties involved. Thank you Pastor. Thank you Father, Son and Spirit for the Spirit of Adoption wouldn't exchange it for the Universe.
I see it And I didn't see it before. Justification as the only motor for Sanctification is false. Had attended a church with that approach in NYC was blessed by it initially and see it's place as the primary motivator but not the only motivator. In addition it seemed that we were flattering ourselves and become more obsessed with ourselves that we "found" or "re-discovered" some unique Christianity that all others are missing. Akin to the "second baptism" and arrival at a subtle form of "sinless perfection" in this world. Thanks for giving Justification it's due weight but also expanding on the multiple dimensions.of Sanctification. Look forward to the rest of your series, will forward this series to all I know and will read JC Ryles book on Sanctification and Kevin Deyoungs writings as well. I was mislead by this narrow view and was misleading others with it, will be sure to text and email to all I know. Thank You Pastor