Great Sermon! These verses from the sermon on the mount are so often misunderstood and misapplied.
John Robbins puts these verses in the context of the rest of the passage and the teaching of the new testament on the justification by faith alone, and the law of faith as opposed to the works of the law "by which no flesh shall be justified",
He covers the lawful and unlawful use of the law.
It may suprise even shock some that the people Jesus refers to in this passage are not hypocrites but people who walk their talk in doing not only good works, but good works in the name of Christ according to His law. Yet He banishes them to hell as workers of iniquity and lawlessness, "depart from me I never knew you" the most terrible words an immortal soul will ever hear. Whilst being noble characters living admirable lives and doing great things that would shame most professors of the faith, they were zealously seeking to establish their own righteousness to be justified before God, rather than going as repentant sinners in God given faith broken and humbled to Christ as the only righteuosness accepted by God
Great Sermon! As with so many of Don Fortners' sermons this is not only well worth listening to, but listening to again so you really get the crucial points.
This portion of scripture can be read in such a way that you become self righteous and think you will just "step into heaven". Or bring you to dispair in knowing that your post conversion love and obediance is inadequate and riddled with corruption. listen to this to see it straight.!
Great Sermon! Very convincing. Do give this careful listen. But i shall now listen to a sermon giving the opposite view!
I remember reading pink who said romans 6 discribes what the christian life should be, 8 what it will be in glory in the resurection, and 7 what it is.
Great Sermon! Clear and balanced. Deals well with the misapplications of these verses.
The knowledge, promises and joys of The Lord make the pleasures and vanities of this tempoal life pale indeed.
Great Sermon! So goid to get spiritual, scriptural treatment of an issue that gets mixed up with so much confusion and nonsense.
It shows us that the number is of man in , of and under the spirit of antichrist that has always been in the world. It keeps changing its guise, its form in each and every age. But the spirit of the age is always the spirit of antichrist. Where as the spirit of Christ is always the same. As C S Lewis said whats not eternal is eternally out of date.
The other crucial matter is that he is a master counterfeiter, it is not just a battle between good and evil as understood in the usual natural "common sense" way,He uses our revulsion of explicit and "extreme" evil to have confidence in our own sense of goodness and virttue before God. This unholy spirit takes the form of a false christ that deceives the world and the church. This christ the natural heart finds attractive as it bolsters its desire for independant wisdom and enlightenment and to merit favour with God, or to deny Him which ammounts to the same thing. The true Christ and His Cross of atonement in our place, the natural mind finds offensive and resents deeply, that is unless God in His amazing Sovereign Grace melts that heart and turns that mind.away from antichrist in God given repentance and faith.
Great Sermon! This passage from John 15 is wonderfuly laid out wiith great clarity here. Well worth listening again!
A good explaination of what is meant by fruit. To say that the branches bear the fruit but the father ( the husbandman) produces it within them brings an essential understanding.
Another important and rarely made point is " know them by their fruits" refers to false teachers and prophets bringing a false gospel, and not for the "branches" to judge esch other.
Great Sermon! A wonderful and uplifting sermon showing us how to avoid legalism and enslavement to an unlawful relationship to the law. It brings us beautifully to the law of faith in and of the living Jesus Christ. Praise God, and thank you Lin Brown.
Great Sermon! If the church is part of the apparatus of the state it will tend to corrupt the church.
If christianity is the main influence in society then this will shape the laws and policies of the state, this is the outcome of the cultural mandate to be salt and kight in the world.
We must also remember, when paul commands to obey the powers of the state in its role of punishing the evil and rewarding of the good, he was refering to polytheistic, pagan, promiscuous, tyranical imperial Rome.
outstanding programme Not just food for thought but a banquet. The state and its' laws can't be neutral. Here in the UK we recently had a high court judge say that british laws can no longer be christian as we are now multi cultural, multi faith society and court decisions and judgements must reflect this. What this means in practice is that the courts will serve the religion of secular humanism.
Great Sermon! This is a sermon to stir the heart, to fill you wonder, awe and gratitude that such an enemy of God should be the recipient of such infinate and costly, and freely given, forgiveness and grace.
Great Sermon! A crucial reminder, God dhows our heart to be totaly dead to Him; regardless of our learning ; o r our culture, affluence or deprivation.
By His grace alone do we see Him in His word.
Great Sermon! A wonderful sermon eloquently detailing the virtues the apostle says are to be added to our faith.
It was illuminating to hear the distinction made between love for the those in Christ and love for non-believers.
A must listen, and listen again!
Great Sermon! Shows the mires we can fall into if we are not alert and vigilant in discerning the twists and turns of selfishness. Essential listening.
I shall return to this one again!