On the Lord's Day morning of July 26, 1874 at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London Charles H. Spurgeon preached a sermon entitled, 'An Earnest Warning Against Lukewarmness.' It was based upon the letter to the Laodicean church as found in Revelation 3:14-22. This message is the first of a series of reviews of Spurgeon's sermon. Initially considered is the concept of being 'lukewarm.' By way of expansion, seven structural similarities of the seven letters to the churches of Asia (Revelation 2 & 3) are identified. Finally, the first of Spurgeon's three major headings is taken up, that is, 'the state into which churches are very apt to fall.' The first characteristic of this state is that of having a public reputation which is very different from what Christ sees and knows.
Excellent Sermon Series! A must hear series of sermons for all concerned Christians.
Bless the Lord!
And many thanks and blessings to you Pastor McDearmon, for preaching from the heart of the Lord God Almighty.
John Ulics (1/10/2011)
from Edgewater, FL
EXCELLENT EXPOSITIONAL SERIES! A SURE CURE FOR TODAY'S GREASY-GRACE, "CHURCH-LITE" THAT PREVAILS IN THE MAJORITY OF WESTERN EVANGELICAL CHURCHES TODAY!
I recently finished listening to this 8-part exposition without undue interruption. This exposition should be required learning in all of our institutions of "higher theological learning". There is a drought of this kind of preaching that cuts a straight path through the Bible right to the hearts and minds of congregants, deacons, and elders. I highly encourage the study and application of this exposition, even if you [think] you're attending a "reformed" Church. Pass on the link to the Elders of your Church. The reaction, or lack thereof, can be quite telling. The series, while being very convicting corporately, holds equal weight to us as individual members of the local body.
Pastor George McDearmon graduated from Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA in 1973 and from Southwestern Baptist Seminary of Fort Worth, TX in 1976. He has been at Ballston Lake Baptist Church of Ballston Lake, New York since January, 1977. Pastor McDearmon has been married for...