Loss of Video This is a great sermon, no doubt about that. I learn more from Todd than any other pastor (except Henry Mahan). I prefer watching Todd preach as opposed to listening to him. I can do both, but prefer watching.
I was watching along on this video and all of a sudden at the 35:18 mark the video was lost and the screen went black. I could still hear Todd, just couldn't see him.
My advice to Todd's staff is to preview videos before you put them up. Check your equipment before recording the sermon. A little extra effort could mean so much out here to those of us who look forward to his sermons.
Great Sermon! I love the gospel this gospel all of it not just this sermon. I dare say the gospel of Jesus Christ can be found anywhere else. Look to Christ only my brethren. I say that with the love of Jesus Christ in me and I in him. You are truly chosen of and taught by God. I thank God for you brethren and Jesus Christ. God truly speaks to me through you its amazing. The gospel you preach is the only gospel. God has made himself known to me. I know he sent you to me its not a coincidence. God from fhe beginning has chosen you brother. I pray to meet you face to face one day and attend church hopefully.
How Beautiful Are the Feet This is one of Todd's very best sermons. I learned SO MUCH from this sermon. God does in fact use Todd's mouth to impart the understanding of scripture. It has nothing to do with Todd himself.
Todd hits on many different things during this sermon. Some of them are: 1 - Good news is relevant. 2 - Divine order being those that God foreknew (order of salvation). 3 - Can God save w/o a preacher? 4 - Could God work apart from the Gospel? 5 - What gives peace? 6 - God is a God of order & purpose. 7 - Whose important? The prophet or the God of the prophet?
Todd speaks on Paul's 4 rhetorical questions. He also speaks on Naman & goes into some interesting details regarding Naman. Naman is actually representative of who we are as people & that leprosy is the mark of sin. Elisha is representative of God & how we try to approach Him, but He sends a servant to us instead. Very interesting. Very revealing.
Scripture references are: Romans 8:28/10:13-15/11:36; 1 Jon 4:9-10; Matthew 15:24; John 1:1/3:17/4:34/6:38/9:4/17:3 & 8; 1 Peter 1:12; 1 Corinthians 1:17 & 21; 2 Kings 5:1 (Naman); Isaiah 52:7; Jeremiah 23:30; 2 Timothy 1:12; Mark 10:46
Incomplete video I was watching along and learning some things regarding revelation and all of a sudden, in the middle of what Todd was saying, the video went to black. No sound, no picture. It happened at the 28:37 min mark and stayed that way until the end of the video which was at 38:30.
I would have liked to have been able to have heard the whole sermon since he was delivering some very useful information.
I wish they would get their act together at this church and put up complete sermons. It can't be that difficult to do. After all, it isn't rocket science.
Are you Elect? First off the audio is tedious. It sounds like Todd is at the beach. But the sermon is tolerable.
Now, the subject is very necessary. I have listened to & watched this sermon several times & it doesn't get old.
Todd begins by defining election in several ways. One of which is God's ancient choice of His people before time began & the other is in Ephesians 1:4.
He points out that those who are elect practice 3 things - the work of FAITH, patience of HOPE & labor of LOVE. He also mentions that the elect have the JOY & PEACE of believing.
The 7 evidences are listed in 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10. Todd enumerates each one & they are as follows: 1-Gospel (not in word only), 2-Following Christ, the Lord, 3-Having received the word, 4-Being an example/form/pattern, 5-Sounding out the word of God (not ashamed of the gospel), 6-Turning to God from idols, 7-waiting for the Son.
If you want to check yourself, this would be a good place to start. Are you elect? Or are you delusional? One way of finding out is when you wake up in the end & see where you land. Do you want to wait until then? I wouldn't recommend it.
Scripture references are 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10/2:13, Exodus 33:18, 1 Corinthians 13:13, Luke 10:16, 1 John 4:6, Acts 17/22:6, Romans 8:26/14:17/15:3, Hebrews 9:24-25
Loss of Video I was watching this video and enjoying the sermon and learning. Then the video went black. It happened at the 25:01 mark and stayed that way until the end of the video. The sound was fine, it was just the video.
I have quite a few of Todd's audio sermons. But I find that I enjoy watching the sermons more because it gives me a sense of being there. It's bad enough when they cut the video off right before or in the middle of the prayers, but to lose video altogether it's sad indeed. I wish that the folks that are in charge of recording these sermons would take more care in what they are doing considering there are those of us out here who look forward AND benefit from these video sermons.