THIS IS PART OF A TEXT CONVERSATION BETWEEN BRIAN AND GROVER WHICH STARTED ABOUT 4 AM SUNDAY MORNING...
Grover: Hey Brian, I just read the Repentance From Dead Works sermon and would like to place it on your blog for discussion. Is that OK by you?
Brian: Sure. I was truly blessed with the article! What about you?
Grover: Oh yeah! It’s refreshing to have your armor polished with a word that isn’t purposed to please flesh. Only one thing determines if it’s dead works or fruitful labor. Whether it’s done in faith! The last paragraph asks “are you relying (trusting) on dead works? Is it purged? Trust = Faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God. What do you think?
Brian: The hip, modern definition of insanity is “doing the same things you have been doing, EXPECTING a different result.” Dead works are just that… DEAD. I believe the key to getting out of dead works is… Hearing the voice of the Lord. Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Assuming to know the will of God and using our carnal minds without hearing the Rhema Word will inevitably lead to Dead Works.
The biblical demand for repentance is in two separate and distinct areas: repentance from sin and, repentance
Brian is currently spending some time with the Lord, but I received a text today from him saying that this sermon by Richard Owen Roberts is complementary to Andrew Stroms book "The Sinners Prayer, Fact of Fiction which some of us studied as a community. Brian also cited 2 Chron. 7:14 and Heb. 6:1-2 concerning foundations. Preparing the heart and capturing random thoughts as well. You can listen to the sermon on www.sermonindex.net if you prefer. Blessings, Grover