I preached from Romans 3:23-31. One lady engaged with several rhetorical questions, and another lady recited that famous man-made cliché, “God hates the sin, but loves the sinner!” I hope my answer to her was clear enough for this crowd. At this location I had a ‘narrow window of opportunity’ to convey my message; hence
Once upon a time I was ecumenical, but no more. Christians must flee from this. But when a Christian stands firm on the ‘inerrant sufficient’ Scriptures, while avoiding ecumenicalism and/or religious pluralism, our ministry opportunities will be less. Below are two of my most recent experiences. Last year I was offered a paid position with
As I’m studying through the Psalms, it is not by coincidence that today I landed on Chapter 3:4 (on the date of my new birth). The following is a ‘preview of my sermon notes.’ Next in verse 4 we see David’s ‘appeal to God.’ As I study this verse today (on November 14th), today is
There is a dangerous trend on Facebook, which claims ‘Theology does not matter.’ I could not imagine a subject more important than the ‘study of God and His Word.’ In this short video Dr. Grudem better explains why. In addition to the Bible, I recommend the following reads on Systematic Theology (which I have in
WARNING: If you’d rather go to church to hear funny jokes, fictional stories, or contemporary sermons; then do not watch this video. If you desire to grow in Christ, in addition to diligently studying the Word of God; then one of the preachers I recommend listening to is Paul Washer of HeartCry Missionary Society.
This wonderful lady asked me to omit her remarks. To be more specific, salvation is the Divine work of the Holy Trinity. Salvation comes to others as the Father ‘chooses whom He elects.’ He draws them (gives them) to His Son for redemption (John 6:37-44; 17:2, 6, 9, 24). Christ then redeems them from their
Perhaps teaching the ‘Doctrine of Hell’ is as important as the ‘Doctrine of Heaven.’ We must teach the whole counsel of God, and we must never water down the truth. At a recent funeral that I officiated, I was charged with that responsibility. Therefore as I preached, I mentioned “hell” 9 times, God’s “wrath” 9
This same message was preached at two different locations this morning. I spoke about the ‘hope of heaven’ for their parishioners that were saved. While warning that some of their parishioners might not of been saved, that not everyone whom goes to church, or ‘believes’ in Jesus is saved. I preached on what Jesus said
Sadly today in America, the largest gun massacre occurred inside a church, whereas a gunman shot 37 people, killing 27 of them. Ironically it occurred on our ‘National Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church.’ Since the suspect is dead we may never know the true motive. In other words, was this an intended ‘persecution
I spoke about the newsworthy indictments, then preached both the Law and the Gospel, and then opened up for Q&A and prayers. All prayer and private conversations were removed.