Fantastic Clarity Thank you, Denny, for the fantastic clarity of the gospel of Grace this past Sunday. The Lord has been revealing to me more and more of this amazing, a thousand adjectives that cannot do justice to the story of Grace in the character of Jesus Christ; especially within these past two years. Since my husband left in 2010, I am amazed daily at His care and provision in my life; filling up the void and surrounding me with HIs insurmountable love. Indeed our souls are restless until they rest in HIM. I thought I'd lost everything meaningful in life, but only to realize this was for my good in order to gain the richness of Jesus. My burden for women who have been forsaken (or have lost their husbands in some way) has grown deeper and more compassionate. This terrible heartbreak has enriched my speaking engagements for Christ.... Pray for me that many women are reached for Christ.... May the GRACE of Christ be preached.... This is what we need to hear, so thank you for doing just that. Received by email.
Justice, Mercy, Love Taught in Psalm Singing! This is a very important message that will likely be ignored by too many. Reformed and Calvinistic churches in particular should consider this excellent teaching. A false "sentimentalism", false "love", erroneous emotions have been taught for over a century by both traditional uninspired "hymns" and Contermporary Christian Music which distort and suppress God's justice and redefine "love" into something else. Worship anarchy and will-worship came in when new "hymns" replaced Psalm singing and introduced a New Evangelicalism since the days of Watts, Wesley, and Dwight Moody (who used Sankey's hand organ) to stir crowds into "revival" based upon sensual hymns and Sentimentalism.
But the Bible plainly teaches Psalms are to be sung which teach right notions of what to "love" and what to "hate" (which you never hear in modern hymns). "Oh how I love thy law....therefore I hate every false way" (Psalm 119).
An interesting sermon! I enjoyed this teaching on the 'drink offering'.I appreciate the meticulous and clear explanations of selected words/phrases and bible references.Through the "foolishness of preaching", I am learning something new everyday.It's very exciting.
Thank You and keep on preaching!
Great Sermon! This is a very good message. When we meditate on what forgiveness cost GOD, it cost all of creation, and His Son. When we think of what it cost Jesus to forgive His bride, it took His entire life, His prayers, and sacrificial death, even the beatings, humiliation, and the naked shameful, excruciating cross. Should it cost us less?
Should be Widely Read Prutow's volume will serve very well in either of two capacities: as a seminary text on homiletics, or as a refresher for those who have been preaching for a number of years, and have perhaps forgotten the reasons for the homiletical practices they have adopted. Among the many fine qualities of this very thorough and judicious book are these: -A thorough appreciation of the contributions of homileticians both of the past and the present; -An awareness of the distinctive characteristics of orality and oral culture, especially via the work of the the late Dr. Walter J. Ong; -Genre-specific counsel on sermon preparation from OT and NT narratives, prophetic literature and apocalyptic literature; -Many succinct, practical directions that themselves grow out of a serious theology of preaching.
I will be very surprised if this does not become a widely-read and sincerely-treasured book that can only have a salutary influence on the church in the third millenium.
Thank You! I want to express my appreciation for your recent sermon "Basking in Belonging". I was preparing a sermon on belonging to God and your thoughts (as always) drove me deeper into the scriptures and helped my preparations. I especially liked your choice of scriptures from Lev. 26:11-13. I belong to God and God belongs to me. I continue to find your exposition a comfort and an encouragement to my faith.
Great Sermon! It is not easy to preach this type of sermon and not fall into negativism and self pity. God bless you Pastor for bringing this Word with so much gentleness for the them that doubt, compassion for the weak and hope for the broken hearted in the churches. In Christ alone, Lia Leigh.
one mention he says attend a church. i believe that but it should be explained what a church is. how that 2 or more together in God's name are a church. because many agnostics i know hate Christianity because of hypocrites in the churches. and i believe there are few good churches at least in my area.