Great! Great! Great! This is my favorite message on what is traditionally called: The Parable of the Prodigal Son. The cultural information gave me a greater understanding of just what point the Lord was making to the listeners. Our Lord, as always, knew--and knows--what He's doing.
Gay, after coming to my senses and rereading my comment, I want to say, âI'm sorry.â It seems to meâthough not my intentionsâthat I was treating you like I was your mother or grandmother or big sister (Well, if I'm older than you and you're a believer, I might be your big sis. Nevertheless, my mom use to say in so many words, âI'm the mother, you're not. If there's any correction that needs to be done I'll do it. Do you understand?â âYes, Mommy.â) So, I'm sorry, Gay.
Well, I've lived long enough to have seen many people who should have had neither crucifix nor cross in their possession. By the way they were living it was obvious that they were not thinking about Christ crucified or risen.
Great Sermon! He also described fanaticism as taking a Biblical truth in God's Word and, separating that truth from other Biblical truths, going full steam ahead with it. I got a mental picture of a baby's body with an adult's body part like a foot, or hand, or head, etc. (The adult body is the Word of God.)
SteveR wrote: I think its less busy because of the new authorization. How are people that frequent here to know what a street sign looks like?
My phone's browser has all the pictures repeating as tiny squares inside the bigger squares. I have to guess which bigger squares are the right ones to touch. Plus it seems some validations include the sign post/poles as well while other validations don't.
The street numbers/mountain scenes I could not do to validate that I was not a robot...not a robot...not a robot... :-)
Hey, I found a more recent sermon about children by Voddie Baucham here on SermonAudio that has points that I heard years ago. This is the link: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=925132019530
The one I heard years ago was "The Centrality of the Home."
For a few decades now it has been an acceptable practice in the Christian community to control the number of children that a couple has. Even pastors and elders have openly shared about how they have opted to have one or two kids, but no more. And the families with many children are the butt of many jokes.
I too thought it was an okay decision for a Christian husband and wife to make, until about ten, maybe fifteen years ago when I heard a Voddie Baucham sermon (wish I could remember which one) about this unbiblical practice. He pointed out the God-given mandate to Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply, how children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward from Him, etc., etc., and I was bowed over! Bro. Baucham also stated how we were instructed to teach our children the ways of the LORD.
Think about it. Many children raised up knowing the ways of the LORD and passing that knowledge on to their many children. It limits the amount of room in a land for other things.
Sadly, there's a lot of open spaces in nations that were once nominally Christian.
Paul8:1, hahahaha... That may be his eisegesis of that verse. http://www.sermonaudio.com/images/smilies/biggrin.gif
A few years back, in an interview, Oprah asked: â... Do you think that being gay is a sin?â T.D. Jakes responded: âI think that sex between two people of the same sex is condemned in the Scriptures. And as long as it is condemned in the Scriptures I don't get to say what I think, I get to say what the Bible says.â
Looks like his perpetually-degenerating theology has changed his mind and he IS saying what he thinks. He continues to try to win everybody's heart with his post-truth doctrine.
(I found the interview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9UOnHAKg3M. The part I quoted starts around 24:47 or thereabouts.)
Words Have Meaning Isn't funny, in a sad way, that people can say things like: "I don't believe in doctrine" and not know what they're really saying because they don't know the meaning of a word?
Thank you, Bro. Allison for this message about doctrine.
What Do They Say About Jesus? Thank you for pointing out that a religion, no matter how monotheistic that religion is, if the worshippers do not believe in the Sonship and deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, then the god of that religion is not the one true GOD of the Bible.