Great Sermon! This message comes up frequently in Mr. Washer's sermons, basically that there are no truly great men of God. But in all honesty those who have done the most were extremely intelligent, brought up with character-building discipline (usually in a Christian home too) and from upper class families. Brainerd, Judson, Luther, Amy Carmichael, Spurgeon, MLJ, and more. All of these were wise and noble. Mr. Washer himself could have been a gas & oil lawyer so he should not claim to be below average in intelligence. When I hear these kinds of messages it just crushes me. I wasnt raised in a Christian family, I barely graduated high school, and I struggle with huge faults. It is hard to believe that God would use me. The only really normal people I know of who were greatly used of God were Gladys Aylward and the disciples of Jesus. Anyways, just my reaponse to this sermon.
Ear is for hearing. Something pricking your attention? Wheat like the Word of God? Or the wheat, believers, in contrast to the tares. Your fingertips are increased sensitivity â€” cleaning out the wax stopping up your hearing.
I've read of Christians at the end of their lives saying God I came to India or China or Africa & only two or three people got saved (touched by Your Holy Spirit). They would find out in heaven that after they had poured out their lives for Jesus, these few God used to bring awakening or revival to those nations. So don't look at the number that are touched..keep looking at our God walking with Him. In our Jesus
Great Sermon! I found this sermon really inspiring. The most incredible sign and wonder being a person praising god when they are being attacked and persecuted- raising above the circumstances and focussing on Jesus.