Great Sermon! This sermon is even more important now than when he preached it. "Do not forsake the assembling of yourselves together."
We claim to believe Psalm 91. We pretend we believe that God is protecting us from the arrows that fly, and from pestilence; and yet all it takes is for the devil to put a little fear of a virus out there, and everything stops. No communion, no church, no bible study. Such is OUR faith.
I look forward to the day that we will take a page from China's book, or North Korea's. They are gathering in groups in caves, in abandoned buildings, risking arrest, to assemble with the brethren, and receive the body and blood of Christ. Such is THEIR faith. Would that we had it here. We don't even believe God can save his people from being infected, let alone see the witnessing potential. Imagine what nonbelievers would think if they saw that our hope was in Christ; that it we were arrested, we trusted in the Holy Spirit to give us our words.
Unfortunately, this won't happen. We have sent a clear message that we can't count on God. We have indicated that worship is in the category with a trip to the movies; something to do on Sunday as long as nothing prohibits it.
Like Paul Washer says, It's all about Him. What have we said with our actions? That we see God as powerless
Great Sermon! When hearing this, I see my own christian carnality. I have been raised in an American church culture, I have seen and experienced all that Paul Washer has identified in this sermon. For almost 30 years I have proclaimed myself as a Christian but in reality, looking over the fruit in my life, I can say with assurance I am not. I now understand there has been no evidence that I have been converted. I have sincerely agreed to the sinners prayer repeatedly. No lasting change in me, my life, my family. I go to church, just to go, but it feels like an empty box.
Convicting I have always loved Paul Washer. This is probably the best sermon on marriage I have ever heard. I am not married, but singles like me need these sermons as well so we know what to look for and what to expect! Paul's message will not be popular in a culture of romanticized ideas of marriage. Even among believers. But he speaks the truth. The Holy Spirit within says yes, listen, this is from God! This is a hard hitting, convicting message that we need to grasp and obey. May the Lord be praised for His word and servants!!
Great Sermon! dictionaries all define "Believing" as Trusting. Trust was the intention of English translation "Believe". If you can not say you trust God its because you do not know Him. If you do not trust Him then He is not your Lord. And if He is not your Lord your destiny is "the place of weeping and nashing of teeth". Nicodemus came to Jesus and said that He believed Jesus miracles proved he was the Son of God so he wanted to know how to be saved?. Jesus did not say it was enough to believe he was the messiah. He answered "Truly truly, Every man must be born again in order to see the kingdom of Heaven". Christianity is no different that any other religion without a relationship with God. That is how You know you are saved, Do you know Him? Is He the most important person in your life? Do you take all your problems to your LORD? If not He is not your God! Please know He wants this relationship with you more than anything because He loves You! Pray to Him! You can not trust anyone including yourself but you can trust Jesus!!!!!!!
Praise be to God! If you don't have time to listen to this whole sermon, just listen to the second half. It is a flowing doxology to the Almighty God and to his Son. May the Lord increase His Spirit in each of us and enable us to praise Him with this kind of passion and truth. At the end, there is a beautiful parable of Jesus traveling so far in order to save us, and the dreadful danger we face if we reject Him.
Brilliant sermon! Wow! One of the best sermons I've ever heard on this chapter. It captured the passion of this portion of God's word - the crescendo of promises related by Gabriel, etc.
I also appreciated the serious warning to unbelievers at the end.
Great Sermon! I had to really cry out to the Lord, for messages like this. I almost gave up that there were preachers like this that were real.
Thanks to Almighty God , He heard the cries of our hearts.
A must hear sermon! Amazing sermon! Paul Washer taught me things that I have never heard of. He makes you re-evaluate your life and find out if you have been following God like a true Christian should. Everyone who professes Christ should listen to this sermon.
Volume issues make this unlistenable I'm sorry. I really wanted to hear this topic, but even with headphones, I couldn't do it. It's probably due to mic issues; he obviously isn't used to talking into a mic. In most sentences, he starts out almost yelling, then finished the sentence so softly that even with the volume all the way up, I could barely make it out. I wouldn't mind keeping the volume all the way up, but then at the beginning of the next sentence, he's yelling out of zealousness. I hate to complain. In the 8 years I've been listening to SermonAudio, this is the very first time, I switched a sermon off due to recording issues. Perhaps they can fix it and reupload.
Wonderful! Thank-you for this important reminder of how great our Father loves His children!! â€śHe loves us! He loves us! He loves us!â€ť May our hearts be opened to embrace His precious love and desire to swim in it. This moved me to tears. God bless you richly.
So very true! Some young people argue doctrine just for the sake of being proven right, and showing how pious they are. Unfortunately, the Pharisees did likewise. Even with their correct theology, and unsurpassed evangelistic efforts, they had no charity or "agape" love. It only contributed to their pride. Most need humility more than they need more learning.
Great Sermon! This was one of the hardest lessons I learned in the Christian life. Our struggle is against principalities and powers. When enemies come against us, they are usually either brainwashed by the world or are unwittingly being used by the devil as a tool. By praying for them, we can not only save them, but reduce their attack against us. For they really know not what they do.