The nature of sin and in particular the deceptiveness of sin operates behind the scenes, in the darkness, undetected - just as the Bible warns us. How often have we read a news report of some person who just "went off" and committed some horrendous crime? Everything appears well in this family in a typical family in a typical suburban neighborhood. Then the father kills his whole family and then himself. Or he robs a bank, etc. People are shocked - they have been deceived. This man's life has been a masquerade.
Thankyou Thanks pastor Jeff
I listened to this on Sunday night it‚Äôs the first sermon I have listened to in years. Spiritual abuse after years of mental and emotional abuse has left its scars and they are deep. Slowly I will put the hurts behind me but it‚Äôs not easy. This has been encouraging and I will work through the series.
Great Sermon Series Thank you so much for this invaluable sermon series.
Abuse in all forms is destructive You don't have to have your head knocked in to have suffered from abuse. Verbal and emotional is just has destructive and sometimes worse because there are no physical scars. The abuser is master at wearing many masks. He loves to make the victim appear crazy. He loves to isolate the victim. Nothing will ever be good enough for him. You are his adversary from the start, but you just don't know that. You are his UNFINISHED BUSINESS with his past.
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.
Great Sermon! Praise God! The Lord is using your sermon teachings to inform me, enlighten me, and is using them to re-enforce informative information I have long sought after! To GOD be the GLORY! I am coming out! Glory! Thank You for teaching on this and posting your sermons! God is using these in pulling me out! Praise GOD! Thank You JESUS! God Bless you! Thank You! Thank You!
Great Sermon! This is an awesome series and much needed! It is not only biblical but balanced. Thank you so much for all the work and discernment that was put into this series.
God bless you!
shawn l (8/7/2011)
Thank you Thank you so much for putting this online.
What I love about it is the following : #1 ) Exposing Sin for what it is with the light of Scripture. #2 ) Helping us see ourselves in some of these areas as well. For example in my tendency in me to want to be controlling of my children rather than training them up through the power of the gospel.