Amen! Thank you Dr. Allison for the wonderful message this morning. I strongly sensed the authority of God as you delivered enough theology to probably fill a month of sermons! God's compassion for His children is sometimes a difficult thing to remember in times of failure, but He always draws us back in that surrendering response that seems no less a miracle than when we first responded. Non-conformity and humble separation are battles I fight, with mixed results, as I daily lead my family, and God's sweet compassion for us is the thing of which we must remain aware. It is His kindness that leads us to repentance...daily! Praise God! By the way, I grew up AofG, but never really felt charismatic, in the way they exhibit it, but as my family listened to the sermon this morning, I couldn't help but utter an "Amen" or two.
Great Sermon! Very convicting concerning the necessity to do more to bring the lost to Jesus, and especially my own family members! How easy it is to become discouraged, and then complacent about their lost condition, and take it as just a normal fact of life; but that should never be! There can be no room for discouragement in this matter, but one must always pray and work for their salvation!
A Heartfelt Sermon This was a very straightforward and heartfelt message. Enemies have indeed crept into Christian churches, probably without exception, ...I guess since the early years of mankind. However, there seems to be a wave of wolves in sheep clothing in our time. My heart broke as Dr. Cairns spoke of his Godly jealousy for the church he pastored for so many years. It has been a beacon to the world in its many decades of existence. Like a lighthouse, it has even drawn, and is drawing, saints from parts near and far to be used by God under its leadership and care. My family will continue to pray for the family of believers in that church as we live out our own Spirit-lead journey, asking the LORD for the grace that would edify the believers while silencing the wolves, until that loving grace brings them into the fold. It's been a blessing to listen to one of the great leaders of the FPC these past few weeks, and although, as he said, he is no Paul, he is still a mighty pastor, "jealous" for the flock he once served so well.
Down but not out!! Thank you dear brother for a plain old fashioned but endearing message on the believers battle with self, the devil, our situations we find ourselves in and the times - all too often for me - where we feel defeated, downcast and disillusioned by our failures and the sin that all too often besets the believer. This message helps us and encourages us to keep going, asking the Lord to help us and heal us and like the disciples of old, the Lord comes to us and condescends to our needs making the first move towards us as loving Father does to his children. A must listen for the believer who needs the Lords encouragement