Amazing Grace Sunday
Messages, Sermon Comments and Testimonials
God bless you for your overcoming faith....praying for you .
I agree............to the point, and will keep the attention of listeners
Great message of sin and grace. How cheap grace has invaded and overtaken the church. But thanks be to God that he has given us the "prize" in Jesus, tht shall never be taken away from us.
Thanks Tim, again you hit it "out of the park". Great illustration from Dietric B. Cheap grace is just that, both without form and substance. Thanks for the prize illustration as well. We will continue to play the music of grace, mercy, peace, forgiveness and hope in Christ in this retirement village where I am chaplain.
My brother Tim, I am impressed by the way you applied the readings into our daily lives, may God bless you, Noel
Does sin = suffering? Maybe. Based on Scripture found in 2 Samuel 12:25 when it says that "the Lord struck the child that Uriah''s wife bare unto David, and it was very sick." This is response to David''s sin. When God rescued the Jews from Egypt, did they not displease him and kindle his wrath and suffer? Then there is Jesus'' response in John 11 when informed that Lazarus whom he loved tells everyone that Lazarus'' sickness would be for the glory of God and so that he as God''s Son might be glorified(John 11:4-5). So while this sermon is correct in the context of the verses provided the whole of Scripture paints a different picture. I know it''s unpleasant to tell people that God does allow suffering into our lives. And the sermon is correct that God is more than a God of wrath and judgment because He allows suffering into our lives because He is a loving God. Sometimes like in the case of David and he Jews He does it so that we can repent lest we continue in sin. Sometimes He allows it like in the case of Lazarus and Job for His own purposes. If you don''t think there''s any sin you need to repent for then you know it''s the latter. And if you know it''s for His purposes then you can rest upon God''s love and his righteousness.
Brother Tim, WOW! Thank you for sharing with me. -Byron
Thank you Tim for another great insight to the passage Rev Phil Norfolk. Hope you are keeping well. Gods blessings Phil