Thank you for this! I am wrestling with whether to be buried or cremated when I die. A member of a reformed group I'm in on Facebook shared this sermon to help me in my search for biblical, God-honoring answers.
Memory Failures Dear Diane,
Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Because I don’t read my notes when I preach, sometimes I slip up with ages and dates. When I catch that I try to correct the mistake.
That’s what I am doing now.
God bless you,
Hair and Covering Dear YoungMan,
Would you care to prove from Scripture itself why you are dismissive of what I regard as a very straight-forward command that women wear their hair longer than men and why they should cover it in worship?
Thanks so much.
Cordially in Christ,
Spiritual battle Key, here, is to stay focused on where the real danger is: in the spiritual realm. It's not just about some length of hair or material covering. It's about having the state of mind which is honorable to worship God. Paul says that the head of every woman is man. So how then can the mark of authority be referring to her own, material head? No, it is spiritual. Is the uncovered head of man referring to the material? Not that either. The meaning is that a woman keeps silent for the sake of her husband - although this is contrary to her fallen nature - and a man speaks words for Christ - against his fallen natural inclination. If a man is in his heart afraid to witness for Christ, how can he please God? And if a woman is rebelling against her husband, how can she please God? You say that a woman may speak in church as long as having the proper outer attire. I say that a woman with the proper inner attire will simply not speak in church and instead confer with her husband at home, even if it is to her discomfort. Again, a man would often be tempted to defer to the council of other people. But scripture here commands that he bravely bare the Word of Christ, even if it hurts or is uncomfortable. This is the corrective paradigm that would have spared Adam and Eve their folly in Eden.
Great Sermon! I was so glad to see you are still preaching. Thank you for this timely message on Satan and government (all still under the sovereign God). This helps also to guide my prayer as we see the chaos unfolding in the US post election.
Great Sermon! It is good to hear a preacher not try to explain this away as so many do in our day. Especially us in the Reformed camp. My only two objections to what Bro Bob says is in regard to Sarah’s age. She was not 88 or 89. Chapter 17 tells us in verse 17 Sarah was 90 years old. Let’s not change what God has said. Also, when Jesus said “they are like the angels” he went on to clarify with the words “in heaven”. Those angelic beings who did not leave their first estate.
Great Study! Thank you for allowing God to work through you to put all this together. All the references, cross-references and “therefore” conclusions are a wonderful balm for the wondering searching soul.
I’ve been on this walk many years and the more I learn, the more I realize there is so much more I don’t know and likely won’t understand this side of heaven.
Thank you again. I really appreciate your closing story and reminder in the last session. God Bless you as you have blessed others.
Great Sermon! This is such a breath of fresh air on such a widely preached topic that still remains misunderstood. Give this a listen. You won't be sorry! God bless you exceedingly and abundantly Pastor Vincent for your courage!
Great Sermon! Tremendous blessing to hear Pastor Bob's sermon. Simple Bible exegesis challenged several things I have been taught about the coming of Christ. It helped me to put off my biases and wrestle with the texts. Great encouragement also for why believers have great and real hope even in the face of death. Thank you.
Good Information! You know, I had forgotten that there are different kinds of angels, that they have different forms. Thanks, Bro. Bob, for this reminder. Most pictures have all angels looking like male humans with a couple of wings on their backs.
All three parts of your "Sons of God" series were interesting.
Great Sermon! Thank you for this insightful message. I'd begun looking into these passages because of our Lord mentioning in Matthew 24:37-39, Luke 17:26-27; As in the days of Noah,I began to ponder, what were they specifically doing in the days of Noah? Lord, were You making reference to all that went on? Are we to literally expect the same things which occurred then could happen again?
As God led me to study certain passages which pertain to the subject matter, I found Jesus does not have to mince His words, He speaks with authority and truth, I believe Jesus is warning us, history will repeat herself.