Great Sermon! This sermon was suggested to listen to by 'ACry For Justice'. Thank you. This sermon encouraged me and gave me great hope, as I have been recently just learning how to overcome the mental oppression an abusive marriage of 35 years and still presently in has isolated me. I have never heard a teaching like this before. I have quietly pulled away from church as it fed the abuse even more, and the kind folks from 'A Cry of Justice', made me aware that I was not alone, and many of us who are abused were led to a safe place to go on Sunday, even if it's only through my I-Pad. Thank-you. I look forward to listening to more.
Angela Wittman (1/4/2017)
from Southern Illinois, USA
Excellent Sermon! I sincerely pray and beg those in church leadership to listen to this sermon, as well those in the congregation. Thank you.
Barbara Roberts (12/29/2016)
from Melbourne, Australia
Great Sermon! I co-lead A Cry For Justice with Ps Jeff Crippen cryingoutforjustice.com
Jeff and I consider Ps Sam Powell a true friend and colleague who is speaking the truth about abuse and advocating for the victims of abuse.
Jeff Crippen's sermons are here:
http://www.sermonaudio. com/source_detail.asp?sourceid= crc
Jeff has a 21 sermon series on Domestic Abuse:
http://www.sermonaudio .com/search.asp?sourceOnly=true &currSection=sermonssource&keyw ord=crc&subsetcat=series&subset item=Domestic+Violence+and+Abus e
And my book "Not Under Bondage: Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery and Desertion" shows that the Bible DOES allow divorce for domestic abuse. Find it at any book retailer, or get it from notunderbondage.com
Great Sermon! This is very good. I do not have a husband like this at all but i was a counsellor in a women shelter years ago. I still have a very great burden for abused children and am very obsessed with praying for them. I read constantly, as reflected in the comments, that churches rarely believe or support the women. Pastor jeff crippen also ministeres almost exclusively to this issue and may be a resource on how to get help if people need it. These men do not stop, are not repentant, no matter how much they say it.
from New Jersey
Thank you! Thank you for this sermon. I've been struggling for understanding in this area in particular.I Thank GOD for answering my prayer and leading me to this site. I'm so grateful that there are others who understand. This site is a Blessing!
from San Diego
Great Sermon! "Blessed Sermon!"
Thank you Pastor Powell. You understand. According to my extensive Bible studies as of late, and the opinions of many evangelists, your sermon is....relieving to my heart. I love my Lord Jesus Christ with all of my heart and have been so conflicted while trying to heal from abuse. I wish your church was nearby. I would feel protected and loved as one of your flock. I need a church but as a divorcing and abused woman, I worry about more condemnation added to what I escaped. God Bless You!
A Vital Message for the Church Thank you for a validating and encouraging sermon on a greatly ignored and downplayed serious subject within our own house. I've shared this with a couple of Christian support groups for abused women, and I wonder - Is there a transcript of this sermon for the hearing-impaired?
Great Sermon! Thank you for the message. Thank you for having the boldness to speak on this subject and for bringing encouragement, light and truth where there is darkness, oppression. Blessings.
Great Sermon! Amen and Thank you!!! So many women and children in Christian homes are living with this sin and evil. Thank you so much for standing on the wall and fighting for us. Thank you so much for the clarity of the message. Oh, just THANK YOU!! What a blessing this message is.
You actually get it!!! Thank you so very much!!! You actually understand how these men work! Thank you for standing up to abuse!!!
Kirsten Skands (3/9/2014)
Great Sermon! Thank you for this sermon. After 32 years, I fled because I couldn't get help from the Church. I have lost my children, everyone sided with him. I became a victim again through the church. It has been 9 years now and he has passed on to his reward and I am slowly healing.
Wow, Pastor Sam! Hmm...I'll have to chew on this awhile. You're making a point that does seem to go against prevailing "Christian" counseling. It's a very interesting point you making too.