Great Sermon! I was deeply impressed by how Christ is exalted even in the message. Praise God! There truly is a famine in the Land. Churches on every corner but they might as well be bars or brothels. I am very thankful that I have found a great church for my family to attend that preaches the true gospel.
from North California
Great Sermon! Thank you for the sermon. I've went through what Cy and Cathy went through too. I really enjoyed John McArthur's sermons. I prayed that could attend a church with the Word of God being preached uncontaminated by the world. I come from a small city, with over 40 churches around that I could attend. But none that teaches Truth and nothing but the truth. And then after praying...my prayers were heard. I struggled for a long time, but God answered those prayers, and a new church opened (they started around the time that I left the old church)...and it was a miracle that I found them. A dream come true. Preaching right from the bible, amazing Truth and fellowship. Thank God!
Comment The late missionary Rees Howells, who did great things under God, told in his memoirs how God led him and his wife OUT of organized religion/church for a period of time (about 5 years i think) before leading him back in (to pastor a church). I highly recommend the biography of Rees Howells. Jesus Christ said, "Where TWO or THREE are gathered in my name, THERE I am in the midst of THEM.
Great Sermon! Here in Wisconsin the churches are mostly apostate. When i came to Christ (outside of any church)a female Lutheran "pastor" (whom i suspect is Lesbian) refused to baptize me by immersion (the biblical way) because they only do sprinkling. She also told me she doesnt believe in a literal Hell. Then what did Jesus come down here to die for? Her thinking is clearly disordered and illogical. I spent 2 years trying to find someone to baptize me. A Baptist pastor kept putting it off, saying he didnt have enough other converts (to do a Baptism service). Did Phillip the evangelist wait for other converts when he baptized the Ethiopian eunuch?
Two Assembly of God pastors were spiritually abusive, one condemning all "depressed people" from the pulpit and hosting false revivals, another mean and arrogant. Most Wisconsin pastors preach the false Gospel that has been spread in this country since the 50's by Billy Graham (that you need to "ASK Jesus into your heart" in order to be saved. My Bible simply says "REPENT AND BELIEVE!", according to apostles Peter and Paul. For 15 years I lived in total confusion until finally hearing the preaching of Paul Washer which set me free from confusion. Space prevents me from telling more. It's Laodicea here.
from Western Australia
Great Sermon! Excellent Sermon!
Thank you Pastor Green for a wonderful sermon, and for your love and zeal for the lord Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
Very encouraging and uplifting,a must hear!
Blessings to you,your family and your ministry,for Christ's sake and to His glory. April 26th 2010
So timely We left a church after realizing that the "pastor" was buying transcripts of sermons online and reading them from the pulpit, literally, word for word the entire time we were there. We're in a church now where the minister has biblical sermons but his focus is on bringing in new members. I have cancer and he has never called me once, never asks me how I am. There are others who are in trials who he treats the same. But at Christmas they put together bags and canvased the community to show them how much "we love them". The minister owns a large, expensive home and keeps the fact that he owns another vacation home very quiet. There are other churches in the area: a lesbian woman Methodist minister, a Catholic church, a church whose pastor just returned from out of state exile for credt card fraud, an emergent church were the "preachin' guy's" wife runs the show. That's just a sample of what we've encountered looking for a church. Your sermon was excellent but it only made me feel even more frustrated because unless you attend tv or Internet church, trying to find a biblical minister these days is impossible. And we live in a metro area with a church on every corner. What do people like us do?
Don is the founding pastor of Truth Community Church in Cincinnati, Ohio.¬†He holds Master of Divinity and Master of Theology degrees with highest honors from The Master's Seminary. ¬†¬†
He had previously served as an elder at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California....