Monday, July 21, 2008

Examine Yourself- Sermon by Paul Washer

Yesterday we listened to the most convicting, and self examining sermon in a long time. It was one that you walked away knowing that the sermon was for you. Here are my notes- please note that this is not everything Mr. Washer said.

May our Lord Jesus use these words to change your lives and open your heart!

Examine Yourself- or in other words test yourself using the Word of God. 
How do you know that you are a believer?

There are 2 Philosophies that are in the church today:

1. Most popular- "Security of a Believer"-
This philosophy tells everyone that if they believe in Jesus Christ they are saved. (Satan believes in Jesus Christ)

2. this one is not as common- we do not hear of it as often - "Doctrine of Assurance"
This philosophy tells everyone that if they prayed the prayer they can be "assured" that they are saved.

How can you know that you are saved?

(scripture reference-2 Corinthians 13:5 )
 5 Try your own selves, whether ye are in the faith; prove your own selves. Or know ye not as to your own selves, that Jesus Christ is in you? unless indeed ye be reprobate.

Test all things- Examine yourself- Well How do you test yourself?
Of course- start with scripture:
1 John 5:13
 These things have I written unto you, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, even unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God.

Here it says that the things that are written -they were done so that we may KNOW that we have eternal life! 
Ok so what is written? 

Well- if we say we are Christians but yet our style of life contradicts scripture then are we not living a LIE?
Examine those secret lives- the ones you do away from the church people. The lives that you live in your home. What do you watch on television? What do you spend time thinking about?

Greatest evidence of a believer is they are sensitive to sin in their lives. When was the last time you wept over the sin in your life? When was the last time you realized the condition of your soul? Are you sensitive to the sin in your life?

No man falls into sin, you slide into it little by little. 

If you say you know the Lord but do NOT keep His commandment - How can you say you know the Lord?

What does it meant to keep His commandments? Does it mean to be perfect?

No it is a style of life. Is your life style marked by keeping the Lord's commandments?

What is the greatest desire in your heart? Is it to walk in the footstep's of Christ?

Do you love your brethern?
1 John 2:9
 9 He that saith he is in the light and hateth his brother, is in the darkness even until now.

Do you love other Christians?
 -A love so great you would risk your own life for that brother.

1 John 2:15
15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

Everything that comes forth from the world that does not bring Glory to God is of the world.
Many of us who profess our faith in Christ, nail him to the cross again because of the lies we live in our lives. 

A true Christian embraces the fullness of Christ.  Jesus is our Savior, our King, Our Lord, our Prophet etc...
Is Jesus the Lord over your life? do you live by the King's laws? Do you allow him to prophesy in your life?

Are you practicing God's laws, word and ways?

In what ways are you striving after Holiness?
Jesus is the very source of my life!!

If you would like to hear the sermon for yourself please go to

Sermons- then Paul Washer- it is well worth the time to listen!

God Bless each of you!

1 comment:

  1. AMEN! We've been listiening to Paul Washer for 2 weeks now, he's one of the few voices of reason left in America. Listien to"Marriage the biblical way, not the American way." He's great, I like that he doesn't care who he offends, he speaks the truth without fear. Good notes!



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