It’s so easy to look at believers in the Lord and idolize them, which is sin. We must remember that everyone who comes to Christ is a sinner. Jesus draws us to Him. The Holy Spirit opens our eyes to our sin. We shouldn’t listen to stories of testimonies and give glory to the speaker, but to the Lord Who changed each and every man and woman for His glory.
To encourage you to check out the video, I’ve taken the commentary given and turned it into questions, while listening a few key points.
- When we give our testimonies, what kind of problem can we run into?
- What is the most important thing a parent can give their child?
- What was Paul Washer’s relationship with his dad like?
- What satisfies our life?
- What does death give our wicked flesh opportunity to do?
- “You can fake it and not even know you’re faking it.” – Paul Washer
- How would Paul Washer describe himself when he was a young man, right out of high school?
- Why did Paul Washer’s best friend think he was scary?
- What ministered to Paul Washer to pick up the Bible when he was in college?
- How did others begin to notice something was different about Paul?
- How did Paul know things were different about himself?
- Paul Washer was told he had to say the sinner’s prayer, what did this do to him? (See also: (Sinner’s Prayer) Millions of Christians in Hell (ReformedWiki))
- What did Paul often pray during his first year? What did he struggle with?
Check Out: Paul Washer’s Testimony: A Liar and a Coward
The Gospel Message: With the Good News means there’s bad news. We all are sinners and condemned. We all deserve the just punishment of God’s wrath. Christianity is unlike any other religion because we cannot earn our way into Heaven. God saw the weakness of man and his utter depravity. Yet, He showed us grace. Jesus, God, One Person of the Trinity, became God in the flesh, the God-Man. He was always perfect and sinless. And His humanity was perfected on the cross, living the full sinless life. He became our atonement sacrifice. Dying in our place, taking on the wrath of God upon Himself. He died on the cross, and He was resurrected because death could not hold Him. Jesus is the answer. We, as guilty sinners, need His blood to pay off our debt of sin. For all who put their faith in Him – meaning eyes are opened to the Gospel, we see ourselves as a sinner, we see the need for Christ, we desire our Savior, and we see the ugliness of our sin. Putting our faith in Jesus, we seek HIs forgiveness and repent from our sins, we turn away from our old way of life. We, through the work of the Holy Spirit, continue to become convicted of sin daily. Our eyes will never be the same again. We see things in a different light, and the truth of Christ affects how we live and serve Him. Christ tells us to count the cost. Salvation is a serious topic, it is not to be taken lightly. For a breakdown of this powerful message, understanding how Christ could be God and Man, why God required sacrifices, and more -please see: Why Did A Loving God Kill His Son? (Does God Hate?)
If you think you know the Gospel, check out these questions and see how prepared you are for the day someone might ask you why you believe: The Gospel Challenge (30 Question Quiz) – Are You Ready To Defend Your Faith?
Scripture To Meditate On – (ESV) Matthew 4:10, “Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’”
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