Not A Clear Cut Solution I grew up in the courtship/betrothal culture, and while there were many marriages in the culture that appear to have been successful, there are just as many that have failed. People are sinful. A courtship will not make the marriage any better if someone in the relationship is in rebellion to God. I've also witnessed people who approached their relationship through a dating method, and they are in some of the most Godly marriages I have ever seen. Courtship may sound more Godly, but it's failure rate seems to be the same as the dating culture. Just as many courtship-started marriages of my generation have fallen apart as the secular culture's. This seems to tell me that this is a heart issue and not so much a methodology issue. Courtship also allows the parents of the young couple to be even more domineering, and it can cause the couple to have trouble leaving and cleaving since their parents still exercise a lot of control. God can use a variety of methods to bring people together, and to call one way "biblical" is toying with legalism. Anyway, these are my thoughts as someone who has walked this road and taking some bumps along the way.
Great Sermon! You have opened my eyes to more truth and have helped me tremendously grow in Christ our Lord. Thank you. I listen to your sermons more than any other. You primarily preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and I love that.
Great Sermon! Thanks for the Word you have spoken and with truth as God wants us to speak when it hurts the Sword of the Word opens the sin in our lives makes us to repent and restores our relationship with God through Jesus. Keep up the good work.love and praying for you Frederick.
Powerful Sermon! While mainly directed at those in the ministry, this message has strong meaning to us in salvation. The Grace of God is the foremost blessing that God has bestowed on us and we should study and understand its power in our life. Excellent examples for us to follow.
Great Sermon! Thank You, Lord Jesus for all that are used to give witness to Your glory. May Your truth always be shared with boldness and humbleness. May many hearts be prepared to receive Your Word.
So great! I don't have children, yet, but do pray to receive them some day. This is such a wonderful idea! I've never seen the likes! I just watched the video "Divided" about separating the youth from the adults, this goes right along with that! Sound doctrine! Man this is awesome! Many children around the world will greatly benefit from this series!
What a sermon I do thank God for Paul Washer. This is an amazing message, one of the most useful messages I've heard from anyone in a long while. In fact, something Paul laboured part way through was a direct answer to my pleading with God that very day. Paul criticises himself in this message for not really dealing properly with John 15:1, saying he doesn't have the gifts of a lot of expository preachers. All I can say is I was very encouraged to get spiritual power from Christ alone by listening to this message. Unless I'm mistaken, that is precisely what John 15, especially the first verse, is all about. This is Bible teaching at its best, preached thank God in the power of God.
Interesting I find it interesting, that on the video portion of the sermon, as he mentioned, "while praying I cried 'Father'," that the video had technical difficulties, as well as left the remaining audio, quite distorted.
Great Sermon! I'm a new Christian from China.I love this sermon.Half a year ago I began to listen to the sermons of Paul Washer.They are so different and so passionate and draw me closer to God.How wonderful.I don't say his sermons saved me.It's Jesus who saved me but his message is really really important to me.
Valuable insights and guidelines Mr. Washerâs ministry is valuable because he points out the devastating faulty points of American Evangelicalism. There are many vital insights presented in his talk. However, I would be cautious of defining the neo-Calvinist movement in the same track as the old âbiblical/historical awakeningsâ. The preachers named, with some exceptions, in many cases, do not always sustain through and through conclusive biblical value in all matters. This is verified by their use of modern Bible versions, missing practical standards, worldly methodology, one-sided theology, and sensual music styles, which blatantly deny perceptible godliness and separated distinctiveness.