Doctrines of Grace in John 10:1-33 Wonderful Please listen to this and 2 related Sermons preached also by Pastor Arden Hodgins on the same verses. There is overlap, which is just fine because this topic is wondrous and beautiful, but there are some differences of great worth and you don't want to miss is. I promise (-:
Sermon Title: The Shepherd & the Sheep 11/4/2007
Sermon Title: The Grace of Our Good Shepherd 11/9/2014
Wonderful Story for Children your Children of all ages will enjoy this story, and so will you Parents love it also (-: It is very convicting ... my scalp is still itching 2 days later! The illustrations his children drew for this story are priceless.
# 1 of 10 in Series: 'The Fight' Listen to all 10 sermons in this series because they all interrelate. Rev Shishko covers all areas in this 10 sermon series including our 3 enemies: the devil, the flesh, & the world
when a brother falls into sin ... what to do I learned so much from this sermon about when a brother In Christ falls into sin. I am not going to try to summarize this sermon. If you take the time to listen you will learn much too! That is a promise!
Rewards, Self Denial, God is our portion & delight Very encouraging sermon. This is from Rev Watson's Matthew Series. The sermon preceding this one is entitled "Self-Denial. Suffering, and Submission". These 2 sermons belong together in wonderful ways! Listen to them both and you will agree (-:
Please Pray for Church Planters & Missionaries This is written for YOU who is reading this comment right now. This is an excellent Sermon, but there is a much more important reason why you are reading this. Rev Watson is a missionary & church planter. He is now in Hawaii planting a church. That sounds like easy duty, right? WRONG! It is just like Satan to paint a place as bright & beautiful & even ironically call it "Paradise", and even promote that concept to tourists! I was stationed there in the military 35 years ago & then lived there recently for a few years. Hawaii is a very DARK SPIRITUAL PLACE. You have heard of "Aloha" meaning "Love" and the "Aloha Spirit"? Well, Aloha is a heathen word from a pagan language, society & culture. Aloha does NOT mean the Love of Christ. Aloha is NOT synonymous with the word love we use when we read scripture about God being Love. Aloha is NOT the Agape love spoken of in the Greek New Testament. In this sermon you will reach a point where a dear man of God, Pastor & Church Planter pours out his heart to his congregation. PLEASE pray right now for ALL missionaries everywhere who are called to make disciples & plant Churches. There is so much spiritual wickedness in Hawaii. Please add to your prayers all the Christian pastors & elders & congregations in Hawaii. Thank you for listening.
Preached words & God's speech shape our reality All Pastors/Preachers/Teachers, and Listeners will benefit greatly from this intense and fascinating teaching about God & words, human beings & language/speech/words, and the realities created. For example: Satan's words against God's words created a different reality for Adam. Adam's choice intended to create a new reality for himself. God's curse of spoken words created yet another reality for Adam. I can't possibly do this wonderful, powerful teaching justice here. I learned so much from the history and insights about Luther and Calvin concerning the preaching of God's word. It is astonishing to learn how good preaching in the pulpit properly CONFRONTS us because God confronts us, and reshapes the faulty worldly realities in our hearts & minds. All week long most of us are vulnerable to pollution from the world, and then on the bless-ed Lord's Day the preaching should realign us to God's reality. Language & speech & words are how God communicates. Our words also create good or bad realities. (Additionally, the way he pronounces almost everythingk endingk with a 'g' except for the word preaching, is entertainingk. Though, everythingk he thinks is interestingk). All 4 teachings of his about scripture, early history & reformation schema from the SCRBPC 2014 are exemplary. Thankgs
more about TRADITIONS OF MEN Rev Watson teaches more about TRADITIONS OF MEN during the first half of this Sermon. This is part of his Matthew Series and there was more he wanted to add to last week's Sermon about traditions. Then he begins the Part 1 of excellent teaching about Matthew 15:10-20 about what really defiles a person.
Outstanding & thorough teaching exposing tradition There are so many people I wish we could force to listen, really listen to this teaching of Jesus' regarding traditions and hypocrites verses the truth, the Word of God, especially Catholics and others Rev Watson mentions. Though, sadly, the entire time I was listening to this I could not help remembering what Christian friends of mine from various error filled churches including Pentecostal, Charismatic, Word of Faith, Non-denominational "Rock Concert" & lone ranger congregations, etc; who consider "Denominations" to be of the devil, and consider our Confessions of Faith and Creeds and Reformed Theology/Doctrine to be the traditions of men that Jesus is exposing here in Matthew 15:1-9. It is just so sad because they will criticize us without reading any of those documents and refuse to listen. These friends of mine are unteachable and brainwashed. All I can do is pray for them.
Clarity for difficult parallels Mark 6:5&Matt13:58 Finally! These parallel passages make sense: Matthew 13:58 & Mark 6:5 (NASB 58 And He did not do many miracles there because of their unbelief. & 5 And He could do no miracle there except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.***
From Rev Watson's Matthew Series: Because those in Christ's hometown rejected Him, they had dishonored Jesus, "And they took offense at Him" [about 33 minutes in], therefore Jesus was explaining that Unbelief had its detrimental effect among them.
The parallel passage from Mark says Jesus was unable to do many miracles. That is a very strange statement isn't it? BUT WE MUST TAKE THIS IN CONTEXT OF EVERYTHING ELSE WE KNOW FROM SCRIPTURE!
It does NOT mean that Unbelief renders God incapable of doing the supernatural. If that were true, no-one's heart could be regenerated for that is a supernatural work that is done on an Unbeliever.
It also does NOT mean that Faith is required for God to do miracles.
But, IT DOES MEAN this: that where people had already rejected the Prophetic Ministry of The Word, and where they had already rejected The Gospel, and rejected The Christ of the Gospel,
God would NOT then do signs and wonders that were designed for confirming the Gospel and for signaling the coming of the Word of God.
Fearsome & Important Message It is sobering, awfully sobering, yet abundantly clear throughout scripture, and even by Jesus' own words when he walked the earth that Christ rejects those who reject Him. We must all pray & pray & pray for churches who falsely think themselves to be Christ's, but have abandoned Christ (and his Gospel) just as the cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum did whom Christ curses in these verses from Matthew 11:20-24. And more fearsome it is that Jesus tells them it will be even worse for them than Tyre and Sidon, and then it is even more fearsome that Jesus tells them "it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for you." (NASB translation)
'Your Purpose' is explained in this wonderful srmn Are you wondering and searching for what your purpose as a Christian is? Please listen. Are you having doubts about if you truly are a Christian? Please listen. Are you familiar with the theology and doctrine regarding "The Effectual Call"? If not, or if so, then do please listen. Do you want to witness to sinners? Are you a friend to sinners? Please listen and remember that Jesus was a friend to sinners and still is ...
THE truth about Missions, Witnessing, & Evangelism Are you certain you understand everything about Missions, Witnessing, & Evangelism? and The Great Commission? Why not double check yourself. You will be glad you did! And you will be especially blessed if you already have most things right (-: This is preached by Dr. Tony Curto (a foreign missionary, a seminary professor, professor of missions, and a Gospel preacher & teacher). He is preaching as a Guest Preacher at Redeemer OPC in Hawaii.
Surprising Sermon! and amazing breadth! All ages, even young children will benefit from this surprising sermon. Have heard this twice and plan to hear it at least twice more! Though this sermon is an integral part of Rev Watson's Matthew Series, it is also an important "Stand Alone" message. He addresses every level at different phases in this sermon in remarkable ways. Old folk & mature Christians will LOVE this ... but ... young children will benefit greatly from certain choice parts; and also adolescents, teen-agers, and young adults in other parts. Never forget that We are the paralytics! All of us who are saved were spiritual paralytics. This is a short list of the Theology covered: Justification, FORGIVENESS, Spiritual healing verses physical healing, Christ's Divinity, Properties of Divinity, a complex Gospel message and then also includes a simple Gospel message for the young! And, then finally, the best part for we Christians is the last 10 minutes where Rev Watson includes a huge booster shot for believers (and against Satan's devices) regarding the doctrine of ASSURANCE. Oh how I personally needed to hear this part about assurance! THANK YOU PREACHER and THANK YOU JESUS (-:
Exemplary study of Temptation I learned much from this and highly recommend it. Rev Watson explains what Jesus went through and then teaches us how to deal with each particular temptation we encounter immediately! in particular ways, as follows: 1) Know the Word intimately concerning the particular temptation and also besetting sins 2) Apply the Word of God accurately toward the temptation as Jesus did and exampled for us 3) OBEY IMMEDIATELY THE WORD! Delayed obedience equals disobedience! Additionally, what Rev Watson taught about Ephesian 6:17 regarding the Sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God is actually a short knife, a special kind of weapon for close combat, to be used skillfully and accurately to destroy the opponent, and also, just as Jesus did, we must use the particular Word of God that applies to the particular kind of temptation (not the whole Word of God, but the accurate Scripture pertaining to the kind of temptation to sin). Finally, we are reminded of the 3 primary categories of sin that befell our first parents but that the second and last Adam, Jesus Christ, emerged victorious after temptations in these 3 main headings of sin categories: 1) Lust of the Flesh 2) Pride of Life 3) Lust of the Eyes THANK YOU FOR THIS POWERFUL SERMON THAT HAS FURTHER ARMED ME IN BATTLE.
Beautiful Sermon! Lovely, inspiring exposition of the Sabbath & principles of worship & good works from Psalm 92 "A Psalm, a Song for the Sabbath day"
I LOVED everything about this sermon as he progressed verse by verse through this awesome Psalm 92 and I wish I could obtain the Sermon Notes for it!
The "Celebration" portion of this sermon was sweet. How we with reverent love in our hearts, and peace, rejoice and have much joy in our Redeemer, our King while we progress through the various parts of the Church service from hearing the preaching of the Word, to corporate prayer, to singing, to sacraments, and so on.
This is the Pastor's sermon summary: Celebration, contemplation, anticipation, and sanctification are the good works that are the components of the Lord's Day worship.
I also learned a couple of new things about "skillful" Music (from the Hebrew with regard to often misunderstood scripture "Joyful Noise"), and then about Psalms' titles. I believe Rev Watson's is correct that the Psalms' Titles in Scripture are "Inspired" (just as many Jewish Rabbinical commentators believed). Many preachers do not believe they are inspired. After hearing this sermon for this special Sabbath psalm, I am convinced they are indeed inspired.