Great Sermon! What a blessing to listen to this message for the first time after it was preached 23 years ago. I had all the time suspect that most modern Christian messages, compared to those of earlier periods, were generally loose and had lost their original value. Dr Peter Masters put his finger on my misgivings. Thank God, we can have our footing established by the true pattern and true counsel when we do not seek to please men, notwithstanding that our goal is to fish for them.
Dress fashions and social behavior may change but God said in Malachi 3:6 "For I am the Lord, I change not" and Hebrews 13:8 "Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever."
Great Sermon! I wandered into SermonAudio in the mid 90‚Äôs, heard the preaching of Dr Cairns and from then on I have been listening to him. It was with sadness as I later heard him announce his retirement and listened to the last message he preached at the church. Now after a decade he is back indefinitely. It‚Äôs just wonderful! Thank God for continuing to use Dr Cairns to speak his word at Faith Free. Dr Cairns is always full of Christ in his preaching, has always put Christ in the forefront of all his messages and leaves you in no doubt that his messages are Bible-backed with not a hint of input from man. His are the messages we need if we want to be in a fellowship that is faithful and steadfast, distinct and separate, and to walk the straight and narrow path. His expositions of the Word are eye-opening, uncompromisingly solid, inspiring. If you are hungry and thirsty and want to be fed, be led to this green pasture.
Great Sermon! Christ put aside his kingly status to become one akin to my fleshy substance while I was yet in unrecognizable form. Then he took all my sins and bore them to Calvary so I am forever free of them, and in the Father‚Äôs eyes I can be as sinless as he is. Yes, this is fantastic but not fantasy! Now He secures me to Himself and leads me on a journey that will take me to the realm where he is now enthroned. Not a dreamy wish as I now engage in flesh and blood battles to win the war that has already been won by the Captain who watches over me as his prized trophy. Not one ounce of merit to attain heaven on my own, I rest solely on the finished work of deliverance by the Lamb of God. What did I do to earn this favor? Believe in him whom God has sent.
Great Sermon! A roundly illuminating discourse. Thank you.
It is a blessed assurance to know that God is above all sorts and all forms of cruelty. Rev Kranendonk asks: Would it not be the most fearful message if cruelty is greater than God, then cruelty will have the final word? Yes, it would be the most fearful and terrifying thing than even if a comet hit the earth! It would mean that the martyrs beginning from Abel, from every of the first disciples of Christ and down through the ages, as well as those now in North Korea and Africa would have died for nothing. It would mean that my hope is built on nothing, and that the blood of Jesus counts for nothing. Thankfully that is not so, and my hope is built on Jesus‚Äô blood and righteousness and on God who is unquestionably sovereign no matter what. The name of every one who died for Christ is kept in heaven‚Äôs vault.
In the context of on-going persecutions and massacres, God is not blind. He watched as Stephen was stoned to death and he stood on his feet to welcome him. Will he do less for his new martyrs?
This message brings me nearer to the Cross and the Risen Saviour who wept for me before He saved me, and to the unfathomable workings and designs of the Great God and into His Everlasting Arms. Such is my privilege.
Great Sermon! I was much refreshed by this insightful study in the life of an ordinary godly woman having close fellowship with God's own, under the benevolence of an extraordinary God, the same God under whose umbrella I am.
Great Sermon! I am not making a comment but I question the Comment posted earlier: "This is an excellent insight into how we should view these "last days" agenda. While things continue to get worse, this sermon gave me a new perspective on how I looked at the Rapture that I believed would happen soon. But as in this message God make instead let us live in excess of our sinful living until it overwhelms us and then the Rapture will come. A very interesting viewpoint that I didn't give much thought to before." Here it is advocated "... let us live in excess of our sinful living ...". Am I reading it right or does the writer mean something else? SermonAudio, please put it right!
Great Sermon! This is a testimony showing that with God by our side we need not fear. Satan had a field day with me as a newly converted Christian. Night after night he terrorized me, threatened me if I did not do what he wanted: immediately get up from sleep for no reason. ‚ÄėGet up, get up, if not something bad is going to happen to you. Get up, get up!‚Äô I tried to ignore the threats, fearing most the threats of death, as they were so real and persistent that I never once resisted. Out of fear I dragged myself from sleep, awoke fully and faced a miserable day ahead. Night after night he came at me that way and drained me. Newly in the faith, I had a desire to copy the scriptures as a way of learning them. It was God‚Äôs mercy and leading that I started copying from the book of 1 John. When Satan taunted me again on that Battle of Waterloo night, the verse from 1 John 4:4 came to me: ‚Äú... greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄėIs this true? Really true? It must be. It‚Äôs in the Bible.‚Äô Backed by this Scripture I called Satan‚Äôs bluff: 'I don‚Äôt care, I‚Äôm not waking up. I‚Äôm going back to sleep. Do what you want!‚Äô I turned over, slept without a single care and only recalled my victory the next morning. Hallelujah! The clout of God roundly routed Satan. Praise God!
Great Sermon! Eternity begins with an "h". In our unregenerated state our feet will lead us to the first "h", to Dante's banner "Abandon hope, all ye who enter here." The second "h" is the embrace of Abraham's bosom, "Then the King will say to those on His right, 'Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." By God's grace may I be found on the right side all the time.
Great Sermon! God is God and I am his created being. How can any of his creation describe him? As I grew from a child to an adult, I could describe the attributes of my father and mother and then came to a complete stop. Can I do that with God? Rev Kranendonk has served up a very satisfying meal and it is my privilege to have ingested it, and to make it a recurring meal, such is its banquet appeal. There is no one word over another I could choose to describe God, although I could name a few: incomparable, awesome, infinite, eternal, magnanimous, magnificent, omnipotent, omniscient, merciful, long-suffering and so on. For God no single name or combination of names is enough. On bended knees is my only homage.
Great Sermon! Can any word from my mouth or pen describe God adequately? Are there words of thanks that can convey my depth of feeling? No and no! To a superlative God all my words are superfluous. My tears and my once-broken heart, they speak better.
Great Sermon! God has given me everything to become a King, Prophet and Priest. Jesus so declared it when he said triumphantly "It is finished!" God has packed everything so tightly for me to become a Christian. It is I who unravel the package. But for grace and more grace I would still be lost.
Great Sermon! It‚Äôs the beginning of an understanding of God teaching me by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is bandied about so loosely that I have never fully understood what it means by God teaching me thru his spirit. Now I get a glimpse, like the first dawn. What a privilege it is to have such an one-to-one teacher, more precious than silver or gold.
Great Sermon! I have been blessed to have listened to this broadcast. God never comes to us empty-handed. In every way he provides all that we need, here the Scriptures, and its commendable presentation by Rev Macleod. We just need to give it our ear and heart.