How much does the heart condition in the Christian church today reflect Adam and Eve in the Garden? This exhortation from a shepherd’s heart is challenging for any who will hear it. I have heard it a few times before I listened to it this week, but I needed to hear it again. It was a message the Holy Spirit was already speaking to my heart.
This is a message by Rev. Carter Conlon. It was preached at Times Square Church in New York City on September 27, 2015.
00:00 Introduction & Opening Prayer.
05:35 Revelations 2:12-17
07:18 The Church in Pergamos. (1 John 2:16) (Genesis 3)
19:36 The Serpentine Theology.
24:05 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
27:22 Hebrews 10:28-29
28:02 Romans 6:1-4
31:03 The Consequences and the Cure.
39:16 Call to Prayer
“They abandoned themselves to pleasure, like goats, leading a life of self-indulgence. Their teaching perverted grace and replaced liberty with license.”
(Clement of Alexander, speaking of the Nicolaitanes)
“You give it any name you want—where we take grace and it becomes this incredible covering to go out and sin, this incredible covering to see how close we can get to Hell without being burned; see how many things in the world we can taste, and touch, and handle. The question I have for you is what’s in your heart, if that’s the way you want to live your Christian testimony?” (Carter Conlon)
“Sanctified means you were set apart, and you were given the power to maintain that separation from your old lifestyle.” (Carter Conlon)
“There is a healthy fear of God that should be in everyone’s heart here. It should be part of your walk with God. You should never get so casual that you forget. You think He’s a Lamb—yes, He is, but you forget He’s a Lion. You forget that one day you and I stand before God; He’s going to look you in the eye and say, “What did you do with the grace that I gave you? How did you live? How did you glorify Me among men?” (Carter Conlon)