Excellent preaching Dear Pastor Moerdyk, greetings from Mississippi. I have received great blessing in hearing your preaching of God‚Äôs Word, especially the current series from Daniel. I pray the Lord will bring fruit abundantly through your ministry.
Great Sermon! thank you for this sermon, some one pointed it out to me. it was such a blessing as this topic is often overlooked and those seeking help from abuse are often, sadly, shamed further in the church. I pray God will put on your heart that you will be able to send this to all the Reformed church pastors in this area including the FRC, URC, CanRC- to name the once i know. I know i am not defined by what happened or by how poorly most churches deal with abuse and disclosure and those who come for help in the church- yet how one is treated grieves many of us- as some one who has talked to survivors of abuse it grieves me how most of them are treated (with further shaming, church discipline, excommunication), even in our Reformed circles. i don't need to know there full story, nor does anyone know it all except God Himself, to know this is wrong and a disgrace to Christ and the church. There is such a need for church leaders to repent where they have wronged and rather embrace the souls they at times have hurt and even driven away.
Scene of a revival. Listening to this sermon I thought of a scene which will happen if God will send a mighty revival. And it is not about unconverted sinners, but about people who are born again, but who lived so much time in compromises and in sins. If God would give them an opening of their eyes, to see and to sense their burden, the unbearable burden of their sins, oh, their crying and their lamentations would be overwhelming! When they would suddenly see how they rewarded God for His goodness, with sins and treacheries, loving other things and not Him, and being so cold towards Him‚Ä¶
Great Sermon! Glorious sermon. Every time i listen to it i am left at the foot of the cross, gazing upon the sovereign love of Christ in utter awe and wonder. Truly,
"Here is love, vast as the ocean,
Lovingkindness as a flood,
When the Prince of Life our ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood"!
Great Sermon! This is a testimony showing that with God by our side we need not fear. Satan had a field day with me as a newly converted Christian. Night after night he terrorized me, threatened me if I did not do what he wanted: immediately get up from sleep for no reason. ‚ÄėGet up, get up, if not something bad is going to happen to you. Get up, get up!‚Äô I tried to ignore the threats, fearing most the threats of death, as they were so real and persistent that I never once resisted. Out of fear I dragged myself from sleep, awoke fully and faced a miserable day ahead. Night after night he came at me that way and drained me. Newly in the faith, I had a desire to copy the scriptures as a way of learning them. It was God‚Äôs mercy and leading that I started copying from the book of 1 John. When Satan taunted me again on that Battle of Waterloo night, the verse from 1 John 4:4 came to me: ‚Äú... greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄėIs this true? Really true? It must be. It‚Äôs in the Bible.‚Äô Backed by this Scripture I called Satan‚Äôs bluff: 'I don‚Äôt care, I‚Äôm not waking up. I‚Äôm going back to sleep. Do what you want!‚Äô I turned over, slept without a single care and only recalled my victory the next morning. Hallelujah! The clout of God roundly routed Satan. Praise God!