Blessed Sermon! I have read and re-read Philemon; I've listened to many sermons on it: but never before has the Spirit of God begun to speak into my soul as Harry A. Ironside began to read it prior to the Sermon. Immediately I knew the comparison of Paul's love and grace towards Onesimus and our LORD's love and grace towards me. (Charge that to my account) rang in my soul. Oh, what blessed hope we have! What joy to know that Christ Jesus truly stands in our place, He was condemned in order that I might be delivered. Brought from darkness into His glorious light. The joy of Dr Ironside saying that Philemon would choose to put a once wicked servant into the room where Paul would usually be given. I'm reminded of John 14:3b "...that where I am, there ye may be also." Thanks for sharing it with all who will listen. May they be blessed even as I have been.
Great Sermon! Thank you for these helpful reminders, I was greatly encouraged in many ways, from Scripture study, to remaining tender hearted to the Word, to increased faith to witnessing and more. May our Lord Jesus indeed come quickly!
Great Sermon! Great sermon on Christ needing to be the center of everything. So many times we are asked to serve, but we need to pray and seek where God wants us to serve. I've seen the power of servants who are in God's will and those who do not seem to be. We are all called to serve and should be diligent to seek God's direction.
Great Sermon! Your series on domestic violence as it personifies the evil of sin is one of the most refreshing things I have heard on the subject since my family and I were forced to deal with its horror and treachery, beginning in 2010. My daughter, married to a minister, is in an abusive marriage (verbal, physical, etc.), which began two to three weeks after their marriage. We, my family, one or two friends, and I feel as though we are in a living nightmare, where no matter what he does, he gets a pass! He is about to leave one church and go to another. The elders at both know of his abuse, but because he has well-connected parents and he appears to be wonderful, friendly, funny and charming to everyone else, they ALL give him a pass! They think he has changed! And, he has not! Now, they have a newborn baby! We are terrified to think of how this child will be raised and the secrets he will be forced to keep! His mother left for two and a half months in their first year of marriage. In one breath she reveals how he has continued to criticize EVERY move she makes and yells in her face in front of the baby, and in the other breath declares how wonderful he is and how much she loves him! She is thoroughly trapped in his web. It helps, however, to at least hear the truth validated by you.