Great Sermon! I love hearing Paul's sermons. I have listened to about a dozen of them. Always challenging! I had two problems with this sermon though, and I don't know if you care to address them. 1. When you spoke of us as branches, you then spoke of us as trees bearing fruit. In this illustration, we aren't trees, but grape branches - attached to the grape vine. 2. This also came out later when you spoke of us as branches and Him as the True Vine. you even said that the agricultural picture was broken here. The branches, again, in this illustration, are grape branches. Grape branches grow from the vine. They are attached to the vine. That is where they begin. If it were a grape tree, the vine would be the trunk of the tree. Grapes don't come from trees though. They come from vines. They grow on branches that stem from the vine. The other Bible allusion is to our being grafted in to an olive tree. That isn't the same text. Nor is it the same allusion. I also think that even if Sampson were as big as Schwarzenegger, he could never have lifted that gate and carried that far in such a short time - even with a backhoe - aside from the presence of the power of God. I love your sermons. Do you have a speaking calendar posted somewhere. I would love to be able to hear you preach live sometime.
Thank you! Thank you, Brother Paul, and thanks be to our God, for the clear cut and faithful preaching of God's Word.May He continue to uphold and strengthen you as you humbly seek to please and obey Him in everything. To God alone be all the glory! Oh, the grace of our God!
He's back! I have been waiting eagerly for a new sermon by brother Paul. This is a thoughtful, slow spoken, gentle sermon with great encouragement and admonition, partly about the importance of loving your brothers and sisters in Christ.
Great Sermon! Like You say brother Paul about Paul that the people of Thessalonians turn them self to God not because day were tired of there idols but because God himself reveal his glory to them so God become more value to them , the other thing is that day follow the example of them but looking to Jesus so I get encourage to do the same. Thanks brother Paul
Great Sermon! The Lord's perfect timing for me today, confined to bed, through much trial, affliction and tribulation.
Thank you, dear brother Paul, for your faithfulness in preaching the truth of God's Word. It is good to be afflicted, and disabled, some 30 years or more,so that my faith in Christ may be tested. May the Lord get all the glory, as I am stripped more of dross. How wonderful that the trial of our faith brings endurance, and hope.
How good it is to hear the truth, brother Paul. Thank you.
Excellent reminder! Encouraging reminder ro keep coming to the Lord insistently with our requests. We have His promises to stand on and to bring to Him as we plead. Give Him no rest, as Isaiah says. It is easy to talk about prayer but so hard to actually pray at all times. Our unbelief shows in our prayerlessness. Looking forward to the following sermons in this series.