Great danger. Danger of legalism, externalism, of moralism. The people who do that ignore the state of their heart. They do not concentrate on the state of their heart, but on external things. They do not search their hearts, but concentrate on criticizing others.
Great danger. The danger and ugliness of pride, of considering ourselves higher than others. We are accepted by grace, but we can consider ourselves higher that others: God must take us this pride.
Wise God. Great lessons: God is leading our lives in such a way as to use us for His glory, at the same time showing us our weakness, so to be evident that the power is His. Gideon was not qualified for that ministry, but God chose him and equipped and taught him: He will do the same with us. I liked especially the idea that, when we play with sin, God is not forsaking us, but disciplining us in order to turn us to Himself. Severe discipline is not sign of abandonment, but of love and care.
Second Adam. Christ, the second Adam, won the victory over Satan. Temptation did not make Him fall as Adam did. Christ was faithful in the wilderness, where the people of Israel failed. In Christ we have forgiveness and the power to resist temptation.
Lesson in humility. Jesus condemns the unhealthy ambition of the disciples. They didn't realize that they do not merit those exalted places. We do not merit heaven. Our sole ambition is to do the will of God as Christ did it.
Great mistake. The power of the Creator can mend this broken world. But how sad that those people were asking from the Son of God only physical healing, and not forgiveness and salvation! I saw my weakness also here: how many times I am in God's presence and I ask for little things, not glorifying Him by asking great things!
Real Jesus. I really needed this message. It is true: there are times when we want Jesus to be our servant, to fulfill our wishes and our dreams. But He is the Lord and He has His own plans with us, spiritual and more wise and glorious. We must be confronted by the real Jesus and His claims!
Great Sermon! Every morning I enjoy listening to Pauls sermons... and sometimes I have to stop running on my treadmill to get on my knees...this was one of those mornings/Messages! Thank you again Paul for being the bearer of the Message! God knew I so needed this one right now!
Great Sermon! An excellent hope and grace-saturated message to help the believer navigate through the trials in life. It was a godsend for my wife and I. Isn't it amazing how God can lead us to a message we need to hear, even though it was delivered over a year ago? Soli Deo gloria
Great Sermon! I just found out a week ago that I am facing melanoma cancer. I have been well all of my 75 years and this came as a real shock to me. I am a christian and have been for 55 years. I heard your sermon this morning on "A Second Opinion" My heart lept with joy at Dr. Paul Tripp's preaching.
Although most times I put this in God's hands there are those moments when I am afraid, not so much for my self because I know I am safe with Jesus but for my family, most of whom are not saved and I cry for them as I know how they will feel at the news. I ask myself do I have this kind of faith that this woman with the issue of blood had? Thank you for this wonderful message. I have heard other messages preached by Paul Tripp and they have always give me hope. Thank You.