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good discussion all this coronavirus mess started from one man. everybody is potentially a virus carrier. skipping church may not be out of fear of getting ourselves infected only, it could also be out of love, to minimize the risk of spreading the virus to brothers and sisters in church.
doctors are not dumb, they are in full protection gears when dealing with coronavirus patients for reasons. they don't do that with flu patients.
my real fear is that people learn the wrong lessons from this disaster.
looking forward to hearing your take on what message God is telling us from all this.
Great Sermon! I enjoy listening to your sermons. Todays sermon was wonderful. I enjoy listening to all of the sermons because you put them to where everyone can understand what is being said. Thank you for letting everyone be able to listen and see the Sunday sermons. Canât wait till i move down and come to church.
Sincerely Charity K
Divisive topic This topic is difficult to listen to. There was no voting in my previous religion so there was unity in thought. Listening to this podcast makes me question if politics is an appropriate topic because it appears to divide our body of Christ elders vocally in ways that surprised me.I found this podcast to be interesting however not upbuilding
Biblical Sound Worship Songs So glad you addressed the issue of âunbiblical romantic love songsâ by Hillsong & others in worship- Just one catchy Hillsong sung at church encorages youth to pursue more songs from that group. I beleive the congregation should be informed why you donât sing those songs- parents are not aware of this and are purchasing for their children...Anyways, thank you for making a stand for âGod Honoring Worshipâ that is doctrinally soundđ
Music "While the new hymns were being written and sung throughout England, many American churches and ministers opposed them. Not until well after the middle of the eighteenth century did English hymns achieve a significant place in American worship." That was an article written about how Isaac Watts was criticized for his music.
I agree that many songs of those groups are shallow and may not mention "Jesus" enough for you in its lyrics but we should all be careful of condemning as evil when it simply doesn't suit our tastes. Choose what's best for your congregation without giving a blanket accusation of calling someone who truly loves the Lord as heretical.
For example, tell me how you like this popular song that has been printed more often than any modern hymn? This is a part of Psalm 140:
"For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.
9 When those who surround me rise up, may the trouble their lips cause overwhelm them.
10 Let hot coals fall on them.
Let them be thrown into the fire,
into the abyss, never again to rise.
11 Do not let a slanderer stay in the land.
Let evil relentlessly hunt down a violent man."
How popular was that? Song in a choir.
Great Sermon! Hello, I used to be a member of berean. I would like to recommend Sandra L. Richterâs Jonah study. I enjoy yours much more but on page 93 what is written pertains to what you say in your particular study for chapter 3. At least in my opinion. God bless you for sharing the gospel and I will continue to watching from here. I miss berean very much. God bless you all.
Atheism: Adopted by Actors and Actresses We ought to remember Psalm 14:1 in times where atheism appears to be rising in prominence. Surprisingly, atheism is becoming adopted by actors and actresses, who surprisingly understand some of the key beliefs of The Bible. One such example is a quote from British actress Keira Knightley (born 26 March, 1985) who said, "If only I wasn't an atheist, I could get away with anything. You'd just ask for forgiveness and then you'd be forgiven. It sounds much better than having to live with guilt." There needs to be more sermons like these in response to atheism.
Sexual Perversion: Deserving Execution As noted in The Old Testament, sexual perversion was punished by execution by stoning. Unfortunately, there is a growing consensus by people saying that capital punishment should be outlawed and abolished on grounds that it is cruel and unusual. In the days of Puritan rule, their society was modeled after Old Testament Israel. It should be noted that Our Lord is Righteous and Holy and His Methods of Punishment are Righteous, even those which are cruel and unusual.
Superheroes: Rebels Against The Lord It should be noted that superheroes from DC, Marvel, and other comic book publishers are really rebels against The Lord. There are numerous depictions of superheroes battling against an all powerful being like Darkseid from DC and Thanos from Marvel. Of course, DC and Marvel are likening Darkseid and Thanos to Yehovah, The True God of Israel. This sermon shows that superhero media is a distraction used by Satan.
Great Sermon! Both the article and the comments of the elders were good and candid. As a Black believer I agree that the first obligation is to preach the Gospel. I would add that some type of written or oral statement be given to addresses the local congregation's stance in view of the overall community in which their members belong to. Ambiguity when it comes to race is a tool for the adversary.
The elephant in the room that was not addressed is that in most areas in America Christ is indeed divided racially; and if that is in your community then both sides are at fault. For Christ's sake, His body should not be divided like a chicken into white and dark. Remember: We have been given the ministry of Reconciliation. This is something that not only should be done but must and can be done for only the Body can do this. Don't confuse the Body with American citizenry. Let's get it straight in our own congregations first. Actions must be done by all leaders by both bodies by visiting and welcoming brothers and sisters from other congregations.
Finally, don't despise or judge how racial culture forms a local congregation's worship. In the Psalms are songs that require silence, exuberance, physical action, loud noise, tears, and even anger. If it is not your "thing" then don't participate.
Eminem: Rebellious Gangbanger It should be noted that Eminem is really a rebellious gangbanger. The music pushed by this rapper has been influencing people to join gangs. Of course, rap music has always been associated with gang culture, especially since most rappers like 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) look like gangbangers in their manner of apparel. Rap music, also known as hip hop, which is just another variant of rock music, is rooted in rebellion against righteous authority. This is because rap music is centered around vices like gang culture, lasciviousness, and narcotic usage. Rap music even sounds like the music of cocaine addicts. This sermon shows that rap music is really Satan's music since Satan is the original rebel.
A Look At Cannabis While the cannabis plant has various useful applications like industrial hemp, CBD (Cannabinoid) a non-intoxicating compound and commonly known medicine, the problem with cannabis is that it can also be abused for the purpose of intoxication. Since our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, there is no need for intoxication. There needs to be more sermons discussing the issue of cannabis.
Social Justice: Promoting Humanism The real objective of "social justice" is to promote a humanistic principle of "human rights for all" which seemingly sounds innocuous, but in reality, it requires compromise, including that of divisive Biblical doctrines like Eternal Punishment in Sheol (the Old Testament Hebrew name for Hell) for unregenerate sinners. As this sermon also points out, the term "social justice" was coined by the popish Jesuit by the name of Luigi Taparelli. This means that "social justice" is also a concept rooted in popery, and such "social justice" seeks to erase the Protestant Reformation. We are not to be unequally yoked with unbelievers, even for the cause of humanistic "social justice" and "civil rights". Not surprisingly, the LGBT movement has been pushing "social justice" and "civil rights" against Bible believers who oppose their lifestyle choices on Biblical Grounds of Righteousness. As this sermon shows, "social justice" is the antithesis of Biblical Righteousness.