Great Sermon! I found this sermon a good reminder of what we should stay focused on, especially with all that is going on around us. I also like that the pastor believes in the deeper Christian life but disappointed he hasn't been given the revelation of God's sovereign grace in election. I wish more people could marry both these biblical truths like Andrew Murray. Either way it was an encouragement.
Excellent Exposition; Used of God! Excellent point of only being able to count it all joy through the Holy Spirit's help. There's no way I could do this on my own when the trial is ongoing: a spouse (and a son) who are immature emotionally, cognitively, and spiritually. At close to 60, I don't know if spouse's heart is too hard at this point, but I pray for my sons' hearts - that they will be softened and sensitive to the Lord...and that in the meantime I am a good example and faithful to the commands that God has clearly given to me. Thank you for preaching God's Word!!!
Listened to it twice and loved it. I think I now have a better understanding of King David. I have always wondered why he was so heralded in Scripture. I know that he was a man after God's heart, but he did some awful things and faithless things too. I can now see how God is merciful and more merciful as in the life of David.