Great Sermon! Overwhelmed by the depths plumbed. Pastor Greg you are such a blessing to me and I am sure, to other listeners too!
It's such a joy to hear you exalt Christ Jesus in every sentence uttered.
God bless you and keep you strong in the Lord and filled with His Holy Spirit.
Great Sermon! In contrast to the negative comment posted above, I am in complete agreement with pastor Wells. Itâ€™s plain that he is saying justice, as we know it in the world would, after being found guilty of living a life of lawlessness, could only be fair and just if we were sentenced to death and eternity in the fiery pits of hell. Even Paul states he doesn't want justice when he proclaims, "What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? Thanks be to God-Through Jesus Christ our Lord!" But as the mystery of Godliness continues to unfold in our lives, we are eternally grateful that in the council halls of eternity, before the foundation of the world, God purposed to redeem for Himself a people. Only He knows why the names written in the Book Of Life are there, but we somehow found favor in the eyes of the Lord. We the elect are recipients of a special kind of justice, a justice possible only because of the grace, mercy and Love of God. A justice possible because He sent His Son to the cross to die for the sins of His people. Defeating sin and death-our sin! our death! He rose to life again wrapping us in his righteousness, making us whole in Him. Only then, because of Him,are we able to receive that just and fair reward of salvation and eternal life.
Great Sermon! This is a beautiful scriptural Truth. This is a topic Todd has spent much of his time developing and has preached sermons related to this topic on many occasions and it shows. The sermon is a great blessing. The only thing I would like to add is his comment on the hymn, "I Surrender All" I love this hymn. I realize that no one is capable of surrendering all because of the, "the body of this death," as Paul put it in Romans 7. But don't you often have a great desire and prayer to do so? I know I do. And this song is an expression of this desire. I hope Todd doesn't ban this hymn from the service because I feel it is a great blessing for God's elect to express their desire, love, and admiration to our Lord in this manner.