Best sermon Tim Conway has done! I have probably heard hundreds of his sermons, but this had me transfixed. His unusually quiet delivery in this, coupled with his descriptions of the wrath of God, literally make your hair stand on end. This is the current version of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God for our time. If he delivered this live in a church filled with the Holy Spirit, people would be holding the edges of the pews to keep from sliding into hell, like they did with Jonathan Edwards. You can tell the Holy Spirit was speaking through him on this one, because he sounds so different. ( Not trying to imply that the Spirit never speaks through him at other times. Only that his normal distinctive speech patterns are missing)
Great Sermon! This is so true. Some of the biggest disputes I've had with believers were over their unbelief that something was possible. We SAY I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me, but for most it's just a cliche. I was raised in a family that believed deeply in God's sovereignty. The problem was, this was the excuse for never praying anything but the most routine of prayers. Ex: we wouldn't ask God to heal someone, because He knew they were sick and if He planned to heal them, He would heal them. Listening to George Mueller changed all of that for me. God started to answer prayers. Then, Christians would get angry, and say, You can't ask God for that! Why not? He can always say no. If we started asking God for things expecting He might do them, how might our lives change, and what glory might we see? God wants to use us to gain glory for Himself. How can He do that if we are always secondguessing what kinds of ways God will use to gain glory?
He will sometimes answer a prayer and do something extraordinary, just so other people know beyond a doubt it's a miracle! Or to enlarge someone 's faith. Let's be honest with ourselves. Are we really afraid of presumption or do we just lack faith God can do it.
Words from Heaven! Trully, God is speaking through his humble servant Bob. I was blessed to have come across this message and listen to this plea from a man who was on the brink of eternity.We live as if we have a long life ahead of us still but Bob sets the record straight. Thank you for posting this message online.
Two Questions Came to Mind When that young man wrote about being "saturated" two questions came to me that I would ask him: 1) Is your heart wearing a raincoat? Pride is a big, big raincoat that can prevent the soaking that you think you're getting. 2) Are you walking in the rain of God's Word & good teaching & letting it all soak in; you know, meditating on it all, or, are you driving through it all, not stopping long enough to get out & get wet?
Great Sermon! An AMAZING message! I keep coming back to listen to it over and over again. I have never quite heard this text expounded the way Brother Tim Conway does. It encouraged me greatly in the Lord! Praise GOD!
Convicting message Thank you, Grace Community Church, for making available this and other messages of this dear Brother. "We have no backup plan to Christ." Let this message shatter the shallowness in our hearts and root us in the depth of the love of the glory of Christ. I intend to share this message with those who are familiar with Christian language but need to examine where they stand with Christ Himself.
Great Sermon but a slight correction. Around timemark 15:03, you say that the book of Romans (I assume) as a whole (and I assume you mean in Rom 7) is to teach us how men are justified before God. While that may be true in some respects, As I read Romans, I don't think it is entirely accurate. Rom 7 is not addressing the issue of justification, that is, our standing in right relationship with God, but it is discussing the results of justification, that is, the enduement of power in the Spirit over sin. Paul here has already discussed divine grace as justifying, and now passes into the aspect of grace as empowering. Having explained the objective aspect of grace primarily on God's part to justify the sinner, now he discusses in Rom 7 the subjective or experiential aspect of grace providing power over sin; that is the whole essence of the Gospel - salvation from and over sin - and to suggest that justification is part and parcel of the message of Romans, as important as that may be, is to somehow miss the mark of all that Paul is actually teaching in Romans: for the Gospel is the "power of God for salvation" (1:16), to which the apostle inexorably leads us. The Gospel is divine power in grace:
- over guilt (1-5)
- over sin (6-8)
- for all (9-11)
- for service (12-14)
- in community (15-16)