This is the second review of C. H. Spurgeon's sermon, 'An Earnest Warning Against Lukewarmness.' Considered is the second characteristic of the lukewarm condition into which a church may gradually decline, that is, a 'mournful indifference and carelessness.' The text of the Laodicean letter, which gives rise to this characteristic, is expounded. Additionally, several prominent features of the ancient city of Laodicea are identified. It seems plain that the Laodicean church was shaped by the affluence of its surroundings. How much of this is true of us?
Peculiar, Exellent Sermon This isn't just an excellent sermon. There are qualities to this message and other sermons from this speaker that clearly set it apart from other broadcasters. His messages are peculiarly organized, every work carefully spoken. The messages are lacking personal opinion and heavy on scriptural references. He takes the time to prove his assertions from scripture which makes these messages IDEAL to use in the company of other believers with different backgrounds. The applications are common sense and often indisputable.
We invest the money to transcribe these sermons for our work bible study. We use a projector to display the .pdf file while we listen to the message. Periodically we pause the message for discussion. Overall we find these sermons from this speaker very edifying and provoking. The discussion is real. The overall effect is that these messages are propelling men towards God in a life of faith and obedience. Thank you!
from Western Australia
EXCELLENT SERMON! One of the best sermons ever preached and shared on this website!
Thank you Pastor George, & thank you SermonAudio,for making such excellent sermons available.
This is a must hear message,but only for those who desire to discern the true state of their church fellowship,& their own hearts. None of us can afford to take the Lord Jesus Christ for granted & just ignore His commandments.Firstly,to love the Lord God with all of our being, & secondly, to love one another as He first loved us. He is all seeing & all knowing & will not be mocked.
Thomas M Sullivan (8/9/2006)
from Jenison, MI
Great Sermon! It is good for a Christian to ponder, is it well with my soul? But often I wonder if I am the only one that wonders is everything well with my church? We're confessional, we aim at the right goals in worship, and yet I have wondered are we not affected by routine and tradition, and more so the cares of this life? Sometimes when one wants to express this concern, we worry about being looked at as censorious or our reflections are too much affected by our melancholy temperament. Besides, I have so much work to do with my own heart to express concerns about my church. And yet only part way into this series of sermons I knew that Pastor Mcdearmon was about to put his finger on the pulse of what I feel and fear. It makes even more impression on me because I respect the communicator of this sermon as well. I woke up thinking about it. Is it as it should be with my soul? With my church?
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...