So Sad Isn't it sad that this is the state of many professing Christians in our land: they look morally good, they attend church on a regular basis and are involved in many church activities, they say good prayers, and yet...they are lost. And how proud they are that they are not like "those other folks." Wait a minute! Isn't being proud one of those abominable things to the LORD?
This Is Very, Very Good! Pastor Brian. I come away from your messages having learned something, and having a greater appreciation of the LORD our God as you have the focus on HIM, His character, His sovereignty, His abilities. Thank you.
Great Sermon! Very good. A family member was asking about this very thing: the wicked prospering and getting away with the bad things they do (the family member knows some folks) while the Lord's own struggle.
Great Teaching I don't remember hearing about the "half way covenant" so this is new information for me. Also, this whole "city on a hill" philosophy has certainly dominated the American mindset to this very day. Thanks again for this series.
This Is A Great Message! Thank you for uploading this. What a reminder for me to hear what happens to those who are not the Lord's own & to not forget having compassion instead of annoyance, to pray for the lost. Sometimes, by the way we treat the lost, from our high position (in the Lord), we act like we are there by our own actions & not by God's & was never one of the "...and such were some of you."
Another Good Part of a Great Series! I was so glad to be able to download these teachings. They are very good information to have on hand. You are NOT a dry sounding teacher. I appreciate hearing the love you have for God's Word.
To Robert Campanro Perhaps the part 2 you are looking for is the one titled "America's Response to 9/11 Pt2" (Dividing Line 2001, 09/22/01). I noticed that there is no part 1 by that title & "America's Response..." comes right after "A Sober Word..." which has no part 2 by that title. Hopefully this is the one you wanted.
An Excellent Presentation! The speaker is not Al Mohler. He is Jon Akin, director of Young Leader Engagement at the North American Mission Board of the SBC. He gives some very good reasons as to why we cannot -- in our minds -- "divorce" (my word) the New Testament from the Old Testament. (My question: Aren't They joined by inspiration into one Holy Book?) Thank you, Bro. Jon for this very good presentation.
Excellent Message about the Gospel! Thank you, Bro. Patrick for this excellent message about how the truth of the Gospel does NOT make the Lord's own (the Christian) want/desire to practice lawlessness.
Troubling con't What is also troubling is when we either minimize or ignore the large clay feet/the sin issue in a person's life (life Martin Luther's anti-Jews sentiment, or certain people's -- black, white, or otherwise -- ancestral pride).
As to the brother whose chest seems to be puffed out with Anglo-Saxon pride, I want to throw some names his way: Margaret Sanger, Charles Darwin, Christopher Hitchens, Joseph Smith, Charles Taze Russell, Aleister Crowley, The Rolling Stones, Bill and Hillary Clinton.
However, the sin nature of humans is not dominant among any one people group.
Even we Christians -- the race of the saved -- rather than fight the flesh, have those moments when we are pampering it, when we do things such as cater to our pride. How do I know? Because I've been discipline enough times to know. And God, like any good parent, doesn't chasten you for doing right.
Troubling God will use who He wants, when He wants, where He wants, how He wants, for as long as He wants.
There are some people in history that we have more information about them then others in the same time period, and some folks that were more influential, like Peter and James among the Jews, and Paul among the Gentiles.
What is called "The Reformation" is a certain period in history where God used His human instruments to shape and change things. Some people He used more prominently than others.
What is troubling is when people give the human instruments more elevation/more attention than the God Who used them, when there is the "pedestal" placement of these folks in our hearts/minds. If not on guard, even Christians are subject to idol worship -- and they may not recognize what they're doing.
(Thank you, Bro. Saiko, for pointing out a form of idol worship: the man-created images of Jesus that we accept as the way Jesus looks, be the artwork white, black, or otherwise. (And some artwork is a human form of God the Father!))