Great Sermon! I love hearing Paul's sermons. I have listened to about a dozen of them. Always challenging! I had two problems with this sermon though, and I don't know if you care to address them. 1. When you spoke of us as branches, you then spoke of us as trees bearing fruit. In this illustration, we aren't trees, but grape branches - attached to the grape vine. 2. This also came out later when you spoke of us as branches and Him as the True Vine. you even said that the agricultural picture was broken here. The branches, again, in this illustration, are grape branches. Grape branches grow from the vine. They are attached to the vine. That is where they begin. If it were a grape tree, the vine would be the trunk of the tree. Grapes don't come from trees though. They come from vines. They grow on branches that stem from the vine. The other Bible allusion is to our being grafted in to an olive tree. That isn't the same text. Nor is it the same allusion. I also think that even if Sampson were as big as Schwarzenegger, he could never have lifted that gate and carried that far in such a short time - even with a backhoe - aside from the presence of the power of God. I love your sermons. Do you have a speaking calendar posted somewhere. I would love to be able to hear you preach live sometime.
Great Sermon! Hi Tim,
Thanks for the sermon.
I noticed that you have 666 sermons on the site.
What is up with that?
I is a goodly number...but...
Better preach another and get the number changed.
I am glad that the kingdom is now and the kingdom is still to come.