Rare sermon! This message leaves my mouth shut â€“ until I open it to confess to God. But Iâ€™ll post a comment, in hopes it alerts others to listen to this sermon and its companion, â€śFostering Honor for God.â€ť
How blessed is a flock that has an under-shepherd who is loyal enough to the Great Shepherd of the sheep to preach this passage even though he must do it face to face, with his own voice, knowing heâ€™ll not be getting on a jet or the Amtrak to go back to his home church after finishing a guest appearance, but will meet with them week after week until the Lord Jesus returns.
One of the magnificent perfections about Godâ€™s ways is that He is both the goal and our strength to achieve the goal. A taste of Him feeds our pursuit of Him. Hearing the whole counsel about Godâ€™s character â€“ what He desires and what He hates; Looking at the majesty of Christ, hearing the power of the cross, and having Jesus continually held up before our mindâ€™s eye when the church assembles, draws us to the very obedience this message calls us to do: Look into the Word, fix our eyes upon Jesus, express adoration, and come to the meetings of the church having already worshiped God in private.
Thankful for technology! Finally had the time today with very little interruptions to hear the sermon I had missed from the last Lord's Day. So thankful I didn't miss it completely! Thank you Pastor Daniel for faithfully posting each sermon!
Great Sermon! Very rare and needed sermon. I only question what the speaker thinks about what the Puritans wrote and taught regarding some "judgments"--e.g. the Great Fire of London, the Plague, and The Storm (Daniel Defoe)....3 calamaties that fell upon England, which they regarded as three specific judgments upon England (largely after the Act of Uniformity and out-turning of those great Puritan ministers). The preachers of the Great Awakening took special note of "God's plagues" and acts as the "wrath of God upon sins of the land" (e.g. Frielinghuesen, Tennant, Whitefield, Edwards, et al).
9/11 was a very marked act of Providence upon this nation, the first year of the New Millineum, and on a very symbolic-numbered date (which many regard suspicious). Great point about how Muslims label West with much truth, i.e. its gross immorality and pollution of the rest of the world through its media and influence.