Great Sermon! Love this sermon. I was reminded years ago, when my oldest son let home at 16yrs. old. The day he left, I said to myself, "I am a no good mother who failed." Immediately the Lord spoke to my heart and said, "No, Molly, you did just what I wanted you to teach him. Just let him go as I just wanted you to know how I feel when my children rebel." I couldn't hardly believe the joy I experienced in the midst of that pain (storm).
What a theme! Where we are living now! Thank you so much for this faithful ultra timely sermon Pastor Simmons... My problem is fear and lack of courage to face what we are in as a culture...pray for one another...
HARD HEART MADE SOFT!! Pastor Clarence, I was blessed by the powerful message that you preached today.¬† I am so glad that you shared the story about how God "showed up unexpectantly" and changed the HARD heart and life of death-row inmate, Renaldo Hudson.¬† A thing to ponder is God's mercy to His Children wherever they are, whatever be their circumstances!¬† We each one have our "own" story of how He came and "set the captive free."¬†¬†
YOU ARE A SHINING LIGHT!! Your preaching is so refreshing in this day of DEAD churches.¬† Even though, Pastor Jeff, you are in your "hoary head" years, He Who Is Sovereign has you "flourishing like the palm tree and growing like a cedar in Lebanon"¬†(Ps. 92:12). ¬†The Lord is granting you and MZBC a time of GREAT fruitfulness -- the spreading of The Gospel world-wide through paper preachers who are faithfully proclaiming "IT IS WRITTEN".¬†¬†
Needs to be heard by every Christian Parent Particularly helpful for home-educators. Every Christian parent would benefit from hearing this sermon. Helpful both to prepare hearts and also provides balm for those who are already undergoing this painful providence of the Lord.
SPIRIT-FILLED SERMON !! I am praising God for it.¬† What a JOY for me to hear your sermons, Pastor Pollard, regarding the meaning of The Lord's Supper. The church that I was brought up in from infancy (and that I separated from when I "really" was born again at age 50) was one of those churches that relegated The Lord's Supper to every 5th Sunday.¬† Was the meaning of Christ's Supper ever preached there?¬† NEVER.¬† What a tragedy!¬† Thank you for faithfully preaching Thus Saith The Lord.¬†¬†God's Word is powerful and effectual, and answering all its great intention (Isaiah 55:11).¬†Christ always has a "little flock" in the world that is hungering for The Truth and desires to honor Him.¬† I am one of His Sheep being blessed by Him through your ministry.¬† Continue to preach with fervency!¬† Cheering you on.
Wonderful Sermon! This sermon has blessed me multiple times. I thank God for the practical ways Dr. Joel Beeke shared in how to pray! I would highly recommend to any believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, and I hope this will be a blessing and help to you too!
A HELPFUL ACCOMPANIMENT !! I am presently reading an excellent book that serves as a great companion to this sermon. I highly recommend it -- "CHRIST'S SUDDEN & CERTAIN APPEARANCE TO JUDGMENT" by Thomas Vincent (1634-1678). I ordered it through Reformation Heritage Books.
YOU SOAR IN THE SPIRIT !! Your love for Christ and dedication to serving Him, Pastor Simmons, comes shining through. Thank you for your faithfulness to Our LORD ... even when you confess that your body is weary, The Holy Spirit always shows forth as strong in you for the spreading of The Gospel.
A POWERFUL CLUE !! The Lord Jesus Christ expects His Followers to KEEP WATCH for His Return. While it is true that no person can know the hour of Christ's Second Coming, Jesus did point out an INDICATOR that will alert those who are "watching" -- His Return will be when there is MORAL COLLAPSE (like it was in the days of Noah and Sodom and Gomorrah). Such a time it is NOW when the clarion cry of the world is for the "legalizing" of SIN and the governing officials are more than happy to accommodate this wickedness. Arm-in-arm with them, is an army of corrupt preachers who come professing the name of Jesus Christ, but are Judas-types! Noah was a "faithful preacher" and warned the people of his day, but they did not yield to the warning because they were slaves to their wicked pleasures. Genesis 6:5 tells us about what was going on in the days of Noah: "God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." The same is happening now as was happening back in the day of Noah (Genesis 6) and Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18-19). Those who are doing what Jesus commanded (WATCH THEREFORE, Matthew 25:13) are able to make the connection.
MORE THAN YOU KNOW!! Pastor Jeff, you stated in today's sermon that God mightily used Chapel Library Ministry in 2018 as a means to go to 104 nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. REJOICE!!!!! God is answering your prayers concerning the reaching of a greater number than 104. He has your sermons (via the internet) circling THE GLOBE! God's favor is with you and your ministry because of your faithful preaching of The Word of God as it is written. You are a mighty warrior against those who pervert The Holy Scriptures. It is NOT difficult to see, Pastor Jeff, that the Lord Jesus Christ is the polar star of your life. HIS favor is mightily upon you. And, rightly so! He honors those who honor Him. It is my great joy to pray for you and to be a source of encouragement to you in your ministry work.
THEY ARE INEXCUSABLE! Thank you, Pastor Jeff, for laying out the case that 'feminism' is anti-God and incompatible with biblical teaching. Feminism is based in arrogance -- it is women (and, men serving as their cheer-leaders!) rising up and rebelling against God's order. The pleasing of themselves is their highest end and God "gives them up" (Romans 1), allowing them to run upon The Sword's point. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools (Romans 1:22).