Excellent Sermon! Thank you Pastor Douglas for an excellent sermon of encouragement and preaching the Word of God, to His glory and for His sake, and for the sake of God's children.
Blessings and love in Christ Jesus,
Mike Jeshurun (11/15/2010)
Must Hear Sermon for all Calvinists! This is indeed a strange sermon coming from a Reformed Preacher! Because generally speaking, preachers who hold to 'Sovereign Grace' hardly ever preach sermons on Self-Denial.
J.C.Philpot who was himself a legend among Calvinist preachers had this to say - "Consider this point, ye ministers, who Lord‚Äôs day after Lord‚Äôs day preach nothing but doctrine, doctrine, doctrine; and ask yourselves whether the same Holy Spirit who revealed the first three chapters of the epistle to the Ephesians did not also reveal the last three?
Nothing more detects hypocrites, purges out loose professors, and fans away that chaff and dust which now so thickly covers our barn floors than an experimental handling of the precept. A dry doctrinal ministry disturbs no conscience. The loosest professors may sit under it, nay, be highly delighted with it, for it gives them a hope, if not a dead confidence, that salvation being wholly of grace they shall be saved whatever be their walk of life"
The above is a true saying worthy of all acceptation.
I praise God for Pastor Douglas L. Watson who though being an advocate of 'Sovereign Grace' is showing us what Christ expects of His disciples!
May God bless him and his ministry!