Nice Allegory. A little slow up front and at first not sure where it was going but worth the initial ground work as I believe the Pastor pulls it all together, both the Book of Ecclesiastes and all the Books of The Bible. Both the Eternal hope of the future without living hopelessly in the present. True spirituality with keeping both feet on the ground. Great summary of the Quoleth ... An Old Man ... An Old Honest Man.
What Mercy. What wonderful mercy, the wonderful character of God! Thanks for the preaching Pastor it woke me up a bit more. Read this following commentary which I also found helpful. Few Old Testament personalities can compare in transparency with the prophet Jonah. We can see right through him. And most of what we see we don't like. He reminds us too much of ourselves: fearful, selfish, spiteful, and proud.¬†
Blessed. Blessed is the man whose sins are forgiven ... Neither do I condemn you go and leave your life of sin. Thank you Pastor. One gentle suggestion, consider removing the music in the beginning and at the end it's just not the time for music. May also suggest dropping the introduction and rather just go directly to The Word and the preaching there of. Thanks again will share this with all I know.
Masterpiece. What a Masterpiece. Excellent dissection by Pastor Joseph. I shared it with all I know. The entire series is a Masterpiece. Thanks for always bringing it back to The Gospel ! Sound preaching always sends you to your knees in utter despair and then up on your feet in utter joy praising ... From the rising to the sun to the setting of the same the Lord's name is worthy to be praised !!!!
Dependence. Complete Dependence in on The Holy Spirit. Beautifully Depenndent to bear the Beautiful Fruit of Holiness !!! And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. Psalm 90:17
Solid Stuff. Sound preaching and teaching, both spiritual yet practical as well as practical yet spiritual. Spiritual meaning the Holy Scripture as the Foundation, the Holy Spirit as the Architect and Builder and the Believer as a workman on and within the new creation, himself. Onward Christian Soldier ... Watch, Pray, Fight!
Thank You. I'm learning more on election it makes sin all the more horrorfying, God's Justice all the more terrifying and Sovereign Grace absolutely critical and endearing for this leper. Keep me in the Love of God my dear Redeemer. Sincerely, Your son Mephibosheth.