Great Sermon! my mother who almost became a nun but left the convent before her final vows had an answer for Jesus's siblings, she said they were Josephs from a previous marriage and that hid wife died and then he was betrothed to Mary, so there are many stories they use get around Jesus's siblings
Great Sermon! Woke up crying and asking God when the restrainer would be taken away, really unsure of even who the restrainer is, found this sermon, it spoke to my heart, calmed my fears and told me who the restrainer is. It is God this I believe. Your sermon was edifying and much needed. God answers prayers and still speaks to us in manifold ways~! Thank You and God Bless~!
Great Sermon! In hell, 1 Corinthians 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
where is his repentance for these sins?
King David repented, we see no such repentance with Ravi.
Great Sermon! what scares me most is when I am fearful, being told is that very fear will get me cast into hell, what gives me courage is God's promises and examples of people in the Bible who have also had fear but were not cowards and how God dealt with them, and learning to still act even though I am in fear. As a woman I doubt I will ever stop fear or worry from occurring, and learning to conquer them is the hardest thing in the world for me, I can lessen their blows act and not be a coward, but completely dispel them I can not.
Great Sermon! coward and fearful are not the same word because fearfulness can lead to cowardice, but still doing the thing that we fear is not cowardice, crossing a rickety bridge with shaky legs is not cowardice, refusing to cross that bridge because of shaky legs is cowardice, even King David had fearful times but he did not shrink away from that which he had to do. Jesus's agony in the garden is another example that fear itself is not forbidden or a sin, but refusing to act because of fear is. we are fallible humans with a range of emotion but were not to let our emotions or our heart which is exceedingly wicked make our decisions.
Proverbs 9:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.