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Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by Bro.Bill, Sep 27, 2004.
What is the best sermon you have ever heard,preached or read?How did it bless?
The best sermon I ever heard preached was preached by an Evangelist named Paul Levin. I was at the Bill Rice Ranch in Murfreesboro, TN. Our youth group from Illinois had gone there, and I'd heard Brother Levin many many times, as he was a family friend, and lived only 45 minutes from our home town. But, this particular sermon was on Youth and Looking back when one is older. It was very gripping. I don't recall the text immediately...I have the notes stored in a storage space along with memorabilia from that period of time in my life.
It blessed in this way. He walked us through a young persons life, through puberty, marriage, children and then old age and how mistakes and victories both were there. He taught the importance of staying close to God, keeping our eyes on him. The comparison was made against another couple who didn't. At first, I thought it was just a parable, but, after talking with Brother Levin, I found out it was actually two couples whom he knew personally.
Being twenty some-odd years older now, I can see some comparisons myself. And, the Brother was on the money in what he preached.
I am not sure if it was the best I've ever heard, but it is the sermon that had the biggest impact on me as a teenager and it still affects me today. My pastor preached a sermon on Samson, and he titled it "The Man I Could Have Been". The main point was that God has a great plan for us, He has a path that He has put before us. We decide if we will follow Him, if we do we will be the men we should be. If we like Samson, choose our own way, we will one day look back and wonder what kind of man we could have been. It still reminds me to walk daily in Jesus and seek His will above all things.
One of the sermons that I think has influenced me more than most is Jonathon Edwards "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God".
Personally---I like one that Evangelist Bailey Smith preached years ago "Barley Fields on Fire" and another by Smith, "When the Soldiers are Watching"
Both move to conviction!
Favorite sermon or sermon that meant the most to me?
I remember as a teenager hearing Jack Hyles preach "Amnon had a friend" about the importance of our friends and the influence of peer pressure. That probably had the greatest impact on me as a young man.
I love R. G. Lee's, "Payday someday" and actually got to hear him preach it once. I also love Hugh Pyle's, "One more night with the frogs." I have used some parts of that one (with proper credit).
I actually have several favorites...
Buster Seaton's "The Attitude of Gratitude." (The last message I heard him preach before he took his life ) This message gripped my heart. It was on the ten lepers and it made me realize what an ungrateful person I am for all the blessings my Lord had bestowed upon me.
Evangelist Greg Locke "The Fear of Missing Out" made me realize that the only thing I missed out on by getting saved is an early death.
Pastor James Barrett's (my hubby) "Testimony From a Man In Hell" made me realize the need for fervent soul winning!!!!
I know Greg Locke. I heard him preach at a Teen Rally it was really good!
I really liked Dr. Olsens message on "Anger" I dont have an anger problem but I still remember all the points to the sermon. Which is weird.
I. Anger is caused by fear.
II. Anger is caused hurt.
III. Anger is caused by frustration.
Don't know why I remember that but I do. So that must be an awesome message!
Oh yeah another good one was Spurgeons message on election changed my mind about that issue.
You beat me to it Joseph! This is my favorite too! One of my grandsons is named after him...