This is just a test to see if I can embed a sermon.
It is a sermon on Psalm 3: Salvation Belongs to the Lord. And it was preached on October 30, 2011 at Wangsung English Ministry.
I recently read a story about a group of about eleven women who were asked if they were faithful to their husbands. Only one answered in the affirmative. Another one of them was also faithful, but was too ashamed to raise her hand to acknowledge that.
This is the kind of culture in which we live, a culture in which people are ashamed of fidelity. Al Mohler, the president of Southern Seminary is correct when he says that “we are an adulterous generation.” And this is confirmed by a spokesman of Generation X: “We are the first generation in which adultery is now not an issue. We have so little expectation of monogamy or of faithfulness, adultery is just no big deal.” Gladly, that is not true of his entire generation, but it does seem increasingly true of the culture at large.
However, in this context of unfaithfulness, when society considers adultery the modern/sophisticated (even mature) way to live, the Bible is again countercultural by insisting that the mature is the one who lives in obedience to God. And God’s word on this issue is very clear and direct: You shall not commit adultery! In an “adulterous generation” we are called to faithfulness in marriage.
Dr. Julius Kim was a visiting professor here at Torch for about a year.
We really enjoyed his friendship and ministry here.
He was very earnest in teaching us the importance of Christ-centered preaching, and he modeled this in his sermons.
I just found out that he will be speaking at the DG Conference in the fall on John Calvin.
Here is the reason why John Piper invited him:
This is especially for those of you who thought that he was invited because he is good looking! 🙂
This Sunday we were visited by Manfred Kohl.
Dr. Manfred W. Kohl – Dr. Kohl was born in Germany during the Second World War, and was educated in Germany, England, and the US. He earned Master’s degrees in Divinity and Theology, and doctorates in Historical Theology and Ministry. After serving as a pastor in Massachusetts, he had various leadership positions at World Vision. Manfred is now VP of Programs & Int’l Development with Overseas Council International (OCI), an organization that partners with more than 100 theological seminaries and Bible colleges in the non-Western world, equipping indigenous Christian leaders. Manfred does extensive traveling, speaking, and writing. His wife, Barbara, is a native of Nova Scotia, where they now live. They have two married sons and four grandchildren, all of whom live in the US. Manfred enjoys watching sports, reading, and carpentry.
You can find the message that he preached at Hallelujah English Ministry here.
The message is titled: Everything Changes in the Presence of Jesus and is based on Luke 24:13-35.
This is the sermon from last Sunday at Hallelujah English Ministry.
I am reading an interesting book called A City Upon a Hill: How Sermons Changed the Course of American History. What follows is a great excerpt from a sermon on the birth of Jesus by Lancelot Andrewes. Lancelot was a biblical scholar and “the greatest preacher and linguist of the day,” according to the author Larry Witham (p. 13). Wow – now that is a deadly combination! I am not sure I know any people who are both great linguists and preachers these days (?).
In any case – Lancelot is a “witty orator” and deserves a hearing. Here is the excerpt from his sermon on Immanuel (p.13 of the book):
For if this Child be “Immanuel, God with us,” then without this Child, this Immanuel, we be without God. “Without Him in this world,” (Eph. ii. 12), saith the Apostle; and if without Him in this, without Him in the next; and if without Him there – if it be not Immanu-el, it will be Immanu-hell; [note that “Immanu” means “with us” in Hebrew] and that and no other place will fall, I fear me, to our share. Without Him, this we are. What with Him? Why, if we have Him, and God by Him, we need no more; Immanu-el and Immanu-all.
What can I say to this, but a big AMEN!? May God be with all of you and let Him be all for you throughout the life.
As I was reading an excellent sermon by Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. – a thought crossed my mind: why don’t you start a rubric titled “Sermon of the Week”?
I think this is a good thought – so here I am posting the first sermon of the week. It is an excellent sermon that is well worth your time (it is less than 5 pages). Let me know if you found this useful, and if you have any sermons that you recommend.
The sermon can be found (in PDF) here:
Cornelius Plantinga is the President of Calvin Theological Seminary and the sermon is about conquest and defeat. In a culture full of idolatry and lust – Christians are called to conquer. For everyone who conquers gets a new name (Revelation 2:17).
May the Lord Jesus Christ give us His grace to conquer. AMEN.