Thank you for faithfully teaching God's Word! Thank you for being willing to stand on God's Word even when you must preach passages which the world and even sometimes Christians find as "difficult" or troublesome. As I have grown in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, I've come to see that sometimes passages are "difficult" in the exegetical sense, but that some passages are deemed difficult because it's antithetical to the world's way of thinking - - and sadly, we as the Church have been tainted by the world, not wanting to submit to God's way which, of course, is always best. This I know from experience. I was so deceived by Satan in thinking that following the world's patterns for a woman was fulfilling and that following "that Bible way" of being a woman would mean living a dull life where I'd be losing out (and this while being a believer). By God's grace I've found just the opposite to be true. Yes, if I stayed at work and had left my children to someone else I could have "gained the world" (literally - by moving up in the global business world I had trained for and worked in), but what would that have profited me if I had lost my children's souls? The blessings of obedience are innumerable! I'm thankful to have been able to work hard with my husband discipling the next generation! What a high calling!
Great Sermon! As always agreat message and a lot to think about. I must a say that sermon audio is great. I do think your final section however deserves more time spent on it as a raises a number of questions regarding raising of children, an area which has changed greatly in recent years. As school and preschool start at a very young age are you suggesting that home schooling is preferred. To be honest in NI stay at home mothers appear to often be "out for lunch " another latest trendy cafe in town.
My wife will be returning to work from maternity leave as a nurse soon. The traditional thinking might be that A female nurse should not be married. In fact being at work has been a great way to get to know people in an area she moved to and to be a witness in work to many people.
I however do not want to sound critical as I get a from your teaching and preaching so thanks for all of it. I know it must not be easy and I'm sure has many trials we are not aware of. Keep up the good work
Pastor Lawrence Kennedy stepped down from Ballee Baptist Church in September 2020 after almost 32 years pastoral responsibility and is now engaged in itinerant ministry. He continues as chairman of United Grace Mission UK and much of his time is spent seeking to encourage church...