Great Sermon! I never heard this view before. It’s hard to deny pastor’s teaching here I don’t know how you can interpret the 9th verse any other way. The disciples reaction to Jesus’ teaching sold me. They must have understood pastor’s teaching here the same way. It’s one of many hard truths Jesus taught Do we have faith to believe Jesus and please him with our submission and obedience to ALL his commands? May the Lord help us to please him at all cost
Great Sermon! I agree with previous comment and enjoyed Virgil’s simplifying gospel message. I listened to the entire conference. It was one of the best I’ve ever heard. Focused on Christ, man’s greatest need. Listen to any one of the sermons and be edified.
Great Sermon! I’ve been thinking about this sermon since preached. It really confirmed my faith The reality of God’s word We are those who stand in the truth (Eph 6:14). What a great summary Jesus gives here of the joy of salvation to those who are his. I covet this joy for all believers
Great Sermon! I thank the Lord for faithful preachers like Richard. Salvation is of the Lord from beginning to the end. I work it out and persevere but He is the source. The truth of salvation is really amazing.
Great Sermon! Every sermon I hear causes me to examine my walk. This one is no different. Like many Christians, prayer is a challenge for me in so many ways. I learned a lot from this sermon on prayer, some things I do well and areas where I need to improve. I was encouraged and motivated to work at enjoying my prayer life more in the coming year.
Great Sermon! I thought about this sermon last night in the middle of the night Gods mercy on my life from fmy first breath until my last . Pastor mentioned that Gods character trait of mercy is a life long pursuit of his own, not just a one time act that happens at conversion. When I think about my life especially the years of my misguided youth, I’m not sure I would be here today without his mercy toward me. I am going to begin everyday of my remaining life thanking him for his mercy to me. Lam 3:23 “ his mercies are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness O Lord’
Great Sermon! I needed this reminder. How quickly I think God has forsaken me in trials and seek other ways to escape rather than trust his character and redeeming love, that can Never change. Love the Rom 8:35-37 connection to Psalm 44
Great Sermon! This sermon is the story of my life. The darkest time in my life was actually a mercy to me from God to effect salvation. Of all the mercies I've received from God, conversion is the sweetest. I did not see it at the time when I was at my lowest, hopeless as things looked, but God was at work casting me in the way of his salvation. I was recently able to encourage a downcast brother to see difficulty as a mercy from God. I frequently now look back upon my life with tears of joy at God's merciful providences leading me to be a recipient of his saving grace
Great Sermon! Rom 11:5-6 add so much depth to grace that is not seen on the surface. God’s peculiar love for me fills my heart with an unexpressible joy. I am thankful to God more and more as I grow in grace.
Great Sermon! For years since endeavoring to becoming a Christian (35 years ago), I have endlessly pursued trying to satisfy God with good works. Until recently- I now have a better and deeper understanding of God's grace to where my obedience and good works have become a gratitude response.
I thank God for faithful, passionate preachers such as these. 30 years ago I 'happened' to read a book by ML Jones and discovered a man (MLJ)who took God seriously. That led me to listen to conferences that referenced his name and I was glad to discover that there are a few men today who preach with the same priority as he did.
Great Sermon! The freer the gospel, the better it is. I am thankful for God’s monergistic work in salvation . This love of God for me constrains me to love him more than anything this world offers me.