Great Sermon! God is in the timing of this sermon JD. It hits home and identifies my subconscious actions for what they are-
STEVE HALL (8/17/2020)
from Massachusetts St
The Reigning Christ! "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ" Eph. 1:3
Also been thinking along these lines lately, & how Paul does not use "places", translators add it to make the wording less obtuse. But I think Paul intended for us to see these blessings as secure in the King of Kings & Lord of Lords. We come to Christ through the image of a lowly, suffering, dying, yet utterly righteous servant, & rightly so, for Paul elsewhere speaks of this as fundamental to the Gospel (1Cor. 1:23, 2:2, 15:3-4). But Paul also knows our full assurance must be in the image of Him ruling over all of Heaven and Earth. To have full confidence, we must see Him as both Lion & Lamb. â€śHeavenlyâ€ť is an adjective, adjectives reference nouns & the only noun Paul gives is â€śChristâ€ť (epouranios en Christos). All of our blessings, indeed our eternal soul, are not merely stored away for us in Heaven, but eternally secure in the King of Heaven. Our blessings are bound up in all His power, glory, & magnificence as He reigns over all of Heaven above & the earth below. "It is not merely that the blessings have their origin in heaven, but that they have their seat where Christ reigns." -Expositors Comm. (also Col. 3:1-3)
Iâ€™m Safe!!! Not only did you bring the truth and promise of God you helped in bringing out those places that keep us from receiving all that is promised! Thank you for teaching that ADDICTION is not just alcohol,drugs etc. Oh that we hear and receive and act on this! Reveal our, my hidden heart. May the alarms of life send me to the eternal God who is my dwelling place!! No more of the earthly justifications or excuses. Thank you again Pastor. Thank you Jesus.
from Citrus County
Great Sermon! Glory be to God for this timely, convicting message. Thank you, pastor for your faithfulness.
Mandi Goforth (8/16/2020)
I needed it. Addiction takes many forms. How am I trying to dull my stress or fill my void? I will listen to this sermon again.
Michelle Howard (8/16/2020)
Great Sermon! Such a timely and life filled message! Again I am thankful for the words the Lord gives to JD , it preaches life to your soul!
Peter and Natalya Reins (8/16/2020)
Great Sermon! That was a great and very applicable sermon!
from citrus county FL
Great Sermon! No matter what you are going through, lean on the everlasting arms of God. You will be safe. Thank you Pastor for hearing and sharing the words of life from our heavenly Father.
from Inverness, Fl
Loved it! Leaning on the ever lasting arms of Jesus.