Great Sermon! Very thankful of pastor Cooley fidelity to God and the Scriptures, I cannot wait for the next one in this series as I just got married and am trying to learn how to be a good husband.
As a youth Iâ€™ve thought about this and I truly believe not by my own opinion but by Gods words that, the reason youth stop going to church is cause they donâ€™t have a solid foundation in there faith. There not grounded in Gods word. There faith is thereâ€™s parents faith not there own. This is partly on the churches fault. God says that children are a gift! And that parents are supposed to root them in scripture. There like arrows, you donâ€™t send arrow that is blunt into the enemy would you? I think that parents need to start embedding scripture into there kids minds from day one of birth. You must give them a solid standing in Gods word and let them own there faith, not you. They need godly piers to desire godliness with them. Parents need to invest in there child like one would a gift they were given.
Mike wrote: I would hate to go up against a Jw NWT with a modern Bible. Because they are so similar. When they ask what Bible I use? I show them my KJV. It's hard for them to prove it wrong. When you use a modern version with scripture taken out, they have a field day. And say the NWT is just a more modern way of explaining, just like the rest of the Modern translations. When you have Verses taking out, you have a situation.
It is a pity that you are so unschooled in the Scriptures, or have so little confidence in them, that you feel that way.
JW's can be refuted with the recent modern bibles just as much as with the early modern period bibles such as the Authorised Version.
JonnyB wrote: This is one of the best and most sane set of messages I've heard on the subject so far: http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=47101111107 http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=41210104462 http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=52101958309
Thanks for the recommendation. I listened to the first one so far, and it was excellent! Very biblical and reasonable. Much appreciated!
Great Sermon! Fantastic sermon. What every Christian needs to hear the truth of the sufficency of Christ in all aspects of Christian life and the reality that we are fighting from the winning side. Praise God
Great Sermon! Ricky said that we think true faith is not sinning - but he went on to say that true faith is what we do after we sin. Peter and Judas both denied Christ but Peter came back because Jesus prayed for him. Ricky keeps pushing us to Jesus and challenging us to trust Him and His love for us. He closed with something I never get tired of hearing - that Jesus always welcomes us back home and eventually we come to love Him and being home with Him so much that we don't run away - or at least not as easily. This sermon reminded me of John Newton - he said (not an exact quote)- I was ashamed when Christ found me, I am more ashamed now, and I expect I will be most ashamed when He comes for me, but I rejoice in this - that He is not ashamed of me.
Not God's Pet We all struggle with believing that God could really love people like us - we think we are God's pets or worse. We find it hard to see Him as our Father who loves us and who delights in showing mercy. Ricky keeps driving this home in his sermons - especially this one. This type preaching could make mean Reformed people like me acutally start to love being around Jesus and love being with other broken sinners. Hell, I might could even want to tell people about a God like this.