Great Sermon! Powerful and courageous exposition of the word of God. What a joy and privilege to sit under the ministry of such a spirit anointed servant of the living God. Pastor Kiger, May God prosper your ministry and richly bless you as you labour for His glory.
God has yet more light..... Thank you brother, for your painstakingly careful and honest examination of Scripture for us in these 3 expositions regarding the Headcovering. There are few today who are prepared to lay aside the popular and comfortable systems and interpretations of men,and especially their own long-held views, and really...'let God be true...' You have set this issue in its proper context and like many other Scriptures, we glean valuable lessons from it. Our outward appearance before men ought to bear testimony to the Gospel, but it is our hearts that bear testimony to God...not primarily our outward acts. It is true, we do not obey the Holy Kiss injunction...why? Also,
has anyone else noticed that in 1 Corinthians 14:28 men are also to keep silence in the church. This would appear to mean that silence = not speaking out of turn and inappropriately..as also in 1Timothy 2:11&12. These are not forbidding the spiritual exercises of prayer and prophecy but upholding headship, order and decency in life and worship
Rating Scripture at bay If and when a topic is mentioned only once or more times in Scriptures, it is not our pregoratory to grade its importance, as basic or irelevant by such criteria. For instance, we are told that the law says that women should not speak in the assembly, "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as *also says the law*. But where in the law is this said? It is the context of the whole revelation that points to this fact and practise, rather than a precise chapter and verse. Perhaps it should pertain us to better rate rewards than Scriptures following the guidance of this verse, which by the way it is only mentioned once also: "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven."
Great Sermon! Thanks for this, preacher. I've been asking for and waiting for sermons like this. Sometimes when I say the model prayer, I don't make it through without crying, and it reminds me of some passage where the spirit prays for us in ways we don't know. I think if I were to look for the passage, I would search the word "groanings". Do you know which verses to which I am referring?
New earth. I believe Ezekiel 47 must be interpreted in light of Revelation 21 and 22, and that Ezekiel 47 will be fulfilled on the new earth, not the Millennium. I believe there will be no Millennium, but a new heaven and a new earth.
Great Truths! This is the type of sermon that we all need to hear, well.....at least I do; I can't speak for others. The Word of GOD shows me how utterly inadequate I am. I must strive to be more like the example my Lord, my God has given us. Thank you Pastor Lewis for always bringing us the truth.