We need to search the Scriptures for Godâs wisdom and leading Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you. Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.
Thank you I benefited much from how you explained Godâs word in terms of its applications and realities. The word of God is our weapon and we must rely on it daily to sharpen our sword. Apart from Christ, we can do nothing.
Life Changing To have come across this message is a divine favor. Itâs life changing because Iâll never view this gift the same before. All that we are / have is a gift...we have no right to anything. God is good no matter what. Thank you so much for sharing your powerful and touching testimony of His goodness.
Great sermon! I can feel the earnest sincerity of the preacherâs heart. And appreciate very much the analogies used to explain the the Word of God. Itâs a powerful sermon spoken in a meek and gentle way for those whose ears are inclined to the voice of Spirit
Good Sermon! Spiritual food for thought, especially about what weâre building our foundations on. The word of God in itâs entirety must be the foundation. Following Christ will cost us our lives.
Sobering sermon Those who walk in the ways of God, who take Godâs word seriously and becoming more like Christ will be persecuted. No servant is above his master. If Christ was persecuted because they hated His message, we will be persecuted. As salt, we are stinging to those living in sin.
Great Sermon! Thank u for pointing to how we can pray in the moments when we donât know how to. There will be situations in life where we donât know how God will move. And so, the most humble and sincere prayer would be âFather, glorify Thy Name.â Indeed!!!
Earnest Thank you for your earnestness for Christ and for this message. There is one thing Iâd like to share about our children being educated in the worldâs system. There was a time when our family was (divinely) placed in a foreign country due to a job posting. The place we stayed had only one option of an international school. I wasnât at all comfortable with what I felt was a worldly school and sought the Lord about this deep concern I had for my child. The Lord in His mercy pointed me to the stories of Daniel and Moses. Both were raised in a worldly educational system. But both are counted as great men of God today. God taught me He is above all and sovereign in the lives of those who believe and walk in His ways. Whatever our outer circumstances are, He is greater.
Convicting message Thank you. The part about exposing the invisible darkness and viles in our hearts is so convicting and so humbling. Recognizing what we are and despite that, Christ loving us...floors me. What else do I want to do? Live my life for Him
Great Sermon! Thoughts on Aliyahâs comment - have you considered that perhaps itâs an indication from God that you have to search deeper? Just because it doesnât speak to you doesnât mean the speaker âwas not up to the task.â It is like people who go to church and criticize that the thereâs nothing in it for them. What they want is self centered, all centering upon oneâs own expectations...and if expectations are not met, than whatever it is is deemed as not good. Here lies a very obvious reason you have to seek Christ deeper into your heart.
A humbling sermon God is sovereign. In His mercy, He doesnât explain. We donât need to always know why. We just love Him with all our hearts, and live free from self to follow Him. Wherever He May place is. Our lives here are just for a season. Live the season loving God.
1 Cor 13:1-3 Pastor Ragan, I started with listening to this sermon from you with interest. While I can see facts and nuggets of truth in what you preached, I was, sadly, very taken aback by your choices of words and a sense of âholier than thouâ projection. It was shocking to hear how you speak. We are to become more like Christ, and I cannot imagine Christ in His holiness, using sentences like âstinking this and stinking that,â amongst other harsh and carnal words you use. Is this how you view people? You may or may not accept this comment. âIron sharpens ironâ and I felt compelled to write this so that you donât negate your own ministry.
Thank you Thank you. A timely sermon for me to examine self rather than others. To live for Christ and Christ alone. To become more like Him, to be reminded why He came and what He had to go through for us. And with deep repentance and gratitude, turn from sin and live for Him. He is coming!
Great Sermon! Thank You!! A timely sermon for me as I recently befriended a new believer battling with depression. I always thought I was not qualified to help them but by Godâs grace through this timely exposure to this knowledge, I am now empowered by the Holy Spirit and the word of God !!!! I can only say our all knowing God - His mercy and love - words cannot eve. Begin to describe.
Great Sermon! Thank you for pointing out so much truth in our vile human nature. Thank God for His amazing grace towards us. And thank God He gave us the Holy Spirit as our help to overcome ourselves.