Great Sermon! Thank you Pastor for the blessed teaching. I was meditating on the words "take your words " for a couple of days & looking at various commentaries. Your exposition has cleared all my doubts & will encourage me to take my words to Our Lord. Thank you.
Reality check Remarkably, complacency sets in churches when collective and personal standards on practical issues are dismissed. One of the marks of Neo-evangelicalism is the distribution of God‚Äôs precepts in a scale of importance according to a secularised set of values. We read that "The LORD ‚Ä¶. will 'magnify' the law, and make it honourable". (Isaiah 42) In contrast, we try to 'diminish' the precepts to make them despicable.
Great Sermon! I found this sermon very comforting. I often accuse myself of being a false professor because I struggle to bring others to Christ. I guess it's just not my gifting and when ever I try I feel that I'm doing it in the flesh. Rev higginson explains what a false profession would look like and although I truly would be the worse Christian if you judge on things like producing other Christians, I was relieved that he did not consider this a mark of fruitfulness. I would recommend this sermon to anyone who struggles with their own sinfulness and worthlessness as maybe things are not as bad as we secretly fear....very comforting sermon.