Good message! Thank you, Dave, for the very good message and reminder of how we need to ponder and practice the truths of the gospel. Mary‚Äôs example of giving thanks, reflecting in her heart, mind and soul are important. Thank you for your challenge to believers and others to not just ‚Äúplay with the box‚ÄĚ but to enjoy and incorporate Christ into our daily lives.
Great Teaching! We as Christians need to accept our roles as the Lord divinely directed us to through His creation...Amen!
The Biblical Principle of Headship -
Subordination Relationships in God's Plan (11:3)
III. When and Should? (11:4-5a)
1. Dishonoring One's Head (11:4-6)
2. The Original Creation Order (11:7-12)
3. The Angels are watching (11:10)
4. Nature Teaches Through Men and Women's Hair
Clear teaching When Christian women follow Christ in this particular they start the path of sanctifying consistency, which may develop greater fields of conviction, and growth for them, and for the particular Christian community they belong to.
Biblical identity develops in the body of Christ when distinctiveness derived from separation unto the Lord is practiced.
Sadly, the Bible translation used when developing the topic got in the way, though it was wisely amended as the exposition proceeded on. It would be advisable to redefine the word tradition as an ‚Äėordinance‚Äô meaning what ‚Äėis given to follow‚Äô, as it figures in the AV. Thanks any way.
Clear and convincing teaching! It is lamentable that this is a take-it-or-leave-it issue nowadays in the church. If we sustain that we follow a Biblical ethos, why do we segregate this as none important, when what it stands for is foundational?
By dismissing it, we miss the opportunity to declare to the world that we accept, submit and take on God‚Äôs order, say the different Scriptural roles defined for man and woman. When we refuse to take on this visual token, we signalise instead we identify with the unbiblical unisex philosophy of the world. This is precisely the case also when women follow the unisex dress code of our present age.
The Lord‚Äôs Supper, Baptism, and Head Covering are external tokens representing biblical realities. Yes, the three are counter-cultural in Western society if you think about it. We dare to practice the first two as marks of our Christian identity, yet why is the third too much? Some biblical churches might condition membership to baptism. Very few to Head covering, and yet both stand on biblical ground. Conveniently the issue is left to personal conscience instead of holding it as a commendable collective standard.
Great Sermon! David,I am and have been so blest by your message that I have passed it on to friends. I appreciate the scripture, insight, and encouragement the Lord has given you. Thank you! Sherry Smith
Great Sermon! This sermon was filling to me and I really got full off of it. I thank God for you, I ask that your prayers be with me and that God strenghten me in my patient towards my nieghbors and family members I ask that you keep me in prayer.
Great Sermon! May the Lord use you. Thank you for the book Biblical Eldership. I refer this best book for my new book about pastoral ministry in Malayalam. It will be published shortly. I am anEvangelist ministering in North Kerala. God enabled me to write some books abour toungues speaking and Charismatics. Kindly send the materials in my email address.
Great Sermon! As I listened to this sermon yesterday, a number of reasons came to mind why I appreciate this kind of solid and interesting examination of a historical narrative in Scripture. The delivery is very well done, as usual. I also found the illustrations edifying and intriguing. The illustration about the pastor who was used in as a fill in for years because the flock were not instructed as well as the Christian who went into a lengthy spiritual declension because his good name was falsely maligned - excellent applications. But maybe it was because Pastor Strauch is so honest about his and our human condition - how weak we our when left to ourselves that makes David's declension so self-applicable, all of these make me cherish this kind of preaching. Thanks again!
Great Sermon! Having listened to Lou Priolo and S M Davis on this subject, I downloaded this sermon here sometime ago. I was only familiar with Pastor Strauch through his book on Biblical Eldership. I burned the sermon to a CD and listened to it with my wife. It was as good or better than others speakers I have heard on this subject. Pastor Strauch is a great addition to Sermon Audio.
Heart Searching! Once in awhile I hear a sermon that is so convicting I have to listen to the sermon twice in a row to make sure that it doesn't lose the proper impression on me. This sermon is certainly one of those. Pastor Strauch is an excellent communicator and I am the better for having discovered his preaching.
Glad to see these sermons here I am familiar with this pastor only through his books, most notably Biblical Eldership. This title is spoken of very highly and has sold a number of copies, so I am also interested to listen to his sermons. A bio. of Pastor Strauch would be nice.