Truth to be heeded. So much to take comfort in and so much to take to heart in this sermon. Christ is our beloved bride and the church our beloved family. We should encourage one another in Christ and be there for each other.
Great Sermon! Thoughts on Aliyahâ€™s comment - have you considered that perhaps itâ€™s an indication from God that you have to search deeper? Just because it doesnâ€™t speak to you doesnâ€™t mean the speaker â€śwas not up to the task.â€ť It is like people who go to church and criticize that the thereâ€™s nothing in it for them. What they want is self centered, all centering upon oneâ€™s own expectations...and if expectations are not met, than whatever it is is deemed as not good. Here lies a very obvious reason you have to seek Christ deeper into your heart.
Not every Jew is saved! All true Mrs. Williams. Only a remnant will be saved. This has always been true from the beginning. Ishmael was the earthly son of the first Jew Abraham and Esau the son of Jacob but neither Ishmael or Esau were Jews. God is not a respecter of persons but He is a respecter of His covenants as noted in God's repeatedly saying in Ezekiel that He will do what He will do for Israel not because of Israel but for His own name's sake. Because of His covenant with them that He made. God put Abraham to sleep when He made His covenant with Him. It all depends on God not Abraham. Just as is the case for all sinner's, Israel did everything wrong and God did everything right. Israel can't save itself and neither can we. With man it is impossible, but with God all things are possible.
Great Sermon! It is written that a REMNANT shall be saved and this by the GRACE OF GOD. Israel was an example to show how God saves sinners. God is no respecter of persons. Jesus broke down the middle wall of partition between Jew and Gentile.
Very Interesting Sermon It is sermons like these when Todd is at his very best. I listened to this sermon twice in one day. It was equally as refreshing with the 2nd listening.
What the elect tends to forget is that they are in battle 24/7 while on this earth. There are 2 entities at war inside the elect. The new man and the old man. The old man being the flesh and the new man of course being the spirit.
Todd covers quite a few passages of scripture in order to bring this reality home. Scripture is not elusive on this topic, it is actually talked about and explained quite a bit. Todd goes over this and explains it.
This sermon should be a must have for the elect. Play it often to remind yourself of who you should be looking to AT ALL TIMES. Listen in order to understand. Todd simplifies it and it can be easily understood. This is not rocket science people.
Like I said, this sermon is a MUST HAVE.
Incomplete Sermon I really hate it when this happens. This is one of Todd's more interesting sermons and as it would have it, the video drops off at the 36:20 mark and doesn't pick back up until the 38:11 mark when he has already started the closing prayer. What did I miss? How important was it? This normally happens during the more important sermons.
This is also the case with the Audio sermon as well, I checked it myself.
However, Todd does take the time to explain what Baptism is and how important it is. He explains that Baptism means to IMMERSE and gives some background. He also points out that the doctrine of Baptism is UNION WITH THE LORD.
Todd also mentions that there is no such thing as UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. He has made mention of this before in other sermons and it is worth pondering what he says.
One very important aspect of this sermon (and it did cause me to listen to it twice) was that Todd points out the difference between man forgiving sin and God forgiving sin. He uses the example of Barrabas as that of man forgiving sin. He uses Christ going to the cross as God forgiving sin. Very interesting and unique comparison. I didn't catch it right away.
Scripture reference - Hebrews 2:11/6:2/7:9, Ephesians 5:28, Matthew 3:13/20:20, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, John 1:19, Psalm 40, M
Action Packed I haven't listened to a Todd sermon in about a month and today I thought I would catch up and listen to 5 of the most recent sermons. The 2nd one I listened to was this one. Even though the basis for the sermon was Ephesians 3:17, Todd was hitting hard with some other very valid scripture both from the old and new testaments.
I won't take the time to list those things that he mentioned, that would be taking away from the specialness (is that a real word?) of the sermon. But, suffice it to say that it is one of the more action packed sermons that Todd has preached.
Very much worth the listening and you most likely will learn something as well. I know I had several refreshers in this sermon and I am very glad that the Holy Spirit allowed that to happen. God does in fact use Todd. And in this day and time, boy oh boy, do we ever need him.