Great Sermon! Repent; Believe;are commands of God. If by obeying one commandment through which we can be saved then Christ died in vain. Ga 2:21. Repentance is the gift and work of God. Acts 5:31,Acts 11:18, 2 Timothy 2:25, Romans 2:4.Faith is a gift of God through which we communicate with God when we are reconciled to God or regenerated by God.Romans 5:1. We are saved by grace through faith NOT because of faith. Ephesians 2:8. We can do nothing to be saved. It is wholly by the grace of God. All glory to God.
An odd Sermon! Repentance is not credited to man but it is a gift and work of God. Acts 5:31, Acts 11:18, 2Timothy 2:25, Romans 2:4.This passage in James 2 is well explained without contradicting other passages in the Bible by this preacher John w. Robbins in his sermon "on James 2:14-22".
Great Sermon! How can we know if we are neglecting this great salvation? We can know it by simply looking at our own life. It is no secret to us if we neglect to read the Bible every day. It is no secret to us if we neglect to pray every day. Thank you pastor for this warning.
The Gospel! His perfect, complete, finished work upon the cross of Calvary, accredited to me by the grace of God and embraced by faith (which is also the gift of God), is all of my hope and my standing before God. HE EARNED FOR US THE ETERNAL RIGHTEOUSNESS. This is the Gospel. May God strenghthen Pastor to deliver more messages of His grace for His glory.
Great Sermon! God became a man to serve us. The Almighty Creator of the universe could have solved the problem of sin by snuffing us out at any moment. But He chose to become the Servant of His creatures in bearing the guilt of their sins and to suffer for His creatures an awful suffering both in body and in soul. Thank you Pastor for reminding the sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ for us His children.
Delight in His goodness I have learned wonderful truths from this sermon such as: God is not obligated to save me. He could have passed me by and given this gift to someone else. God would still be infinitely righteous if He had done that, for God does not owe anyone anything.This entire scenario of Christ taking our place before the Judgment throne of God was all decided before the foundation of the world. This gift of eternal life in fellowship with God is given to all those whom God chose out of the miserable mass of mankind. Thank you Lord for your goodness in which we can delight.
Great Truth! Many that remain unsaved in the church never received the love the of the truth of the word of God. This gift from God they have never received. That is why they are falling away to embrace another gospel. They do not recognize Satan who is disguised as an angel of light. The desire to study the Bible is an unnatural urge that only saved people have received from God. Thank you Lord for having given the love and gift of interpretation that you have given this servant of God.
Wonderful Savior Thank you Pastor for beautiful phrases like these. 'Even the Lord Jesus could not forgive any single sin by some hand waving, or by the power of His will. The righteousness of God must be satisfied for every sin, But our God also delights in mercy. The only possible way by which the righteous Judge can both enforce the requirements of the Law, and yet show mercy to an offender of the Law, is by a third party offering to pay the penalty which the convicted one deserves. That is what Christ did on the cross.' Thank you Lord for this incomprehensible sacrifice.
Reigning with Christ we must remember that we come to Jesus because the Father is drawing us. Left on our own we would never come, because we love our sin too much. We do not want to give that up. It is only after we have been saved that we begin to hate our sin. And that is not to our credit. That is entirely by Godâ€™s Grace. Thank you Pastor for reminding again and again that it is nothing of us but only by the grace of God we are made to come to Him. And we are just instruments in the hand of God in the conversion of any sinner through the preaching of the gospel for it is God who does the saving from spiritual death.Imagine that we are preaching to dead people in a cemetery. There is no one who will respond. Therefore we realize that it is God who is doing all the work. Thank you Lord for the great honor of reigning with Christ by being His ambassadors.
Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor for this warning that we are to watch out for whom do we worship. Anytime we insist to have our own will instead of God's will, we are spiritually offering to the Baal of self, the god of self. Anytime we do that, we provoke God to anger, which means that we provoke God to wrath! Thank God for placing the deed in Christ, and by placing us also in Christ, God assures us that our inheritance is secure.