He that changes pride for worldliness, sensuality for Pharisaism, vanity in himself to the contempt of others, let him not think that he hath mortified the sin
that he seems to have left. He hath changed his master, but is a servant still. ~ John Owen
One of your better sermons, bro.
BTW, when did Mid-Week Cottage Prayer Meeting turn into a "preaching" event, with "sermons" and "altar calls"?
May be that the Church (believers) needs more prayer meeting and less preaching?? Just typing out loud . . .
The speed of light is faster than the speed of sound, which is why often people look bright until they start talking.
All things presented in the above message are MHO. Thus, even though they probably are right, you have the right to respectfully disagree with me.
On a side note public prayer in "most" IFB that I have attended seems to be just a break in the service to get to the next phase. The preacher makes a few announcements then prays for the offering(during this time the if there is to be a special singing the singers get up and get into position.It amazes me we tell everyone how important prayer is yet we use prayer to get ready to sing.
I got a fever and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL.
My last X'er church was an all night ordeal on Wednesday night. A full sermon, invitation, prayer lists (which we had to read line by line because apparently none of us were capable of doing that for ourselves), then prayer groups ... "ladies with ladies" and "men with men". (We all know the horrors of what can happen if a man and woman pray together.) You might be out by 9.
Then, if you were in the choir, you had practice for an hour after church and of course you couldn't miss that because roll was taken and if you missed rehearsal on Wednesday nite, you were automatically banned from the choir loft the following Sunday.
One more time ... everyone please read aloud together!
- You're = the contraction for you are. Used in a sentence - You're not very bright are you.
- Your = shows possession. Used in a sentence - Your misuse of the contraction you're is grossly offensive.