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  • « Chapter Nine: They Are They Which Testify of Me | Main | Preface to "Christ the Lord: The Reformation and Lordship Salvation" Michael S. Horton »

    The Good-O-Meter

    Posted by John Samson on July 6, 2009 01:23 PM


    I really like the video, great job;

    As, always reforming, and constructive suggestions, and not sniping, some ideas are mentioned; #1. Why have a person represent Jesus, can we not just see the folder switched out, and the host saying, "oh you don't have to step on the scale, a substitute has ALREADY been measured." This way an image of God does not have to be portrayed, as if Moses had to dress up like Yahweh to get his point across.

    #2. Personally, I would like a different response from Jesus' folder than "good enough." The phrase is like you may not be Tiger Woods but at least your "good enough" to be on the pro tour. "it'll do though less than perfect".

    Obviously I am making too much of an illustration; Maybe the illustration invokes a too sterile picture of what humility, fear, and trembling will be before a Holy throne; Those railing in opposition where not bound in chains, they were not told depart from me, I never knew you, they did not bow on knee and confess that Jesus is Lord;

    I am not commenting to be rude, ugly, or fussy, just a random thought of analysis, as most of my own personal sermon notes are a D minus (and that is being merciful).

    Hi Todd,

    I am not sure any man-made drama skit could do the Great White Throne of Judgment scene "justice" (pun intended) though I think the video does make a good point and is still quite useful.

    I fully agree with ya John. When I used to play piano I would tinker with playing through a song in all 12 keys to see how they may help in a forming an instrumental medley. All 12 keys were possible, and just a matter of edits for creativity sake; So likewise in our sermons, videos, and tracts, we can test-out numerous fonts in use; So my comments were like saying "arial 12" instead of "verdana 8", when overall the message is the same, and good;

    Hah! This was great! Thanks for the laugh! So much truth; so much humor. Good stuff!

    I liked watching this one with my son after we read Psalm 6 and 7!

    Those Psalms came alive uniquely enhancing the video!

    Also, John, you are too kind to the Lord in your remarks, but, given the many things you could have built on, like the heat of Phoenix, Arizona, they were on par with the powerful insight of the message put over!

    thanks for sharing it.

    question, how can I capture the video and send the link to others that I want to see it?

    Hi Michael,

    I believe a link you could use would be

    Hope that helps.

    Is that sound track available??

    the video was really done great. in what album is this excluded? ice cream

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