Greg, thank you for posting this. Yet again Carter Conlon expresses God's deep concern for the materialistim which has established itself within 'the church', despite all Christ's warnings to the contrary.
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. 16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and [i]that[/i] the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. 21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne. 22 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=2783]To God be Glory in the Church - Art Katz[/url]
If Gods people will not be radically sacred, the world will be radically profane. A trumpet call.
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=2090]Another Jesus - Conlon[/url]
Pastor Conlon goes through many other scriptures in this stirring message about the Jesus of the Bible, and man's preconceived notion of Jesus, based on men's theology and doctrines. The primary concern of the LOrd is that he get hold of your life and form himself in you, even if it means you might suffer because of what he's doing in your life. He wants the fruit of Christ manifested in you, that others will be brought out of darkness into the light. That your life be used for his glory and that you take up your cross and follow him daily. Not sure what your cross is? This message helps you understand.
(One reviewer states:
'This is definately on my top 10 sermon list (which actually contains about 25 sermons), but it is an EXCEPTIONAL message for the false convert, lukewarm, greedy prosperity believer, and even for the truly redeemed who need a fresh reminder of the calling of Christ on our lives.')
[url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/mydownloads/visit.php?lid=2815]Dangerous Shepherds - Conlon[/url]
This message is best described as how to identify dangerous, self-seeking shepherds, as the Bible describes in the scriptures. Where is the recognition of the seriousness and soberness of the high calling of being a shepherd to the sheep of God? Too many take it lightly and the sheep are scattered and wounded as a result, and often destroyed.
This last sermon has encouraged me greatly, to take seriously the indicators of a 'dangerous shepherd' - one who really doesn't care what happens to the sheep, as long as his (her) agenda is being fulfilled at a self-gratifyingly acceptable rate.