The Preeimence of the Gospel

Hey guys. Sorry I've been so late in posting today. We're expecting company this afternoon so we've been cleaning the house a lot. Anyway, yesterday I listened to a sermon by a man by the name of Paul Washer called the "Preeminence of the Gospel." It was AWESOME. I knew I had to post about it afterward, but I hadn't taken any notes on it for you guys. Well, I decided that I would listen to it again, and I tried to shorten it but it was just too GOOD! It's one of the best sermons I've ever heard before! It's going to take me a while to write it out so it will be broken up into probably three days. I'm about two-thirds done and I have nine pages of notes! So lets get started.


Paul Washer: "Romans 1:16 says 'For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the Power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.' Why would Paul be ashamed? Lets talk about it. People believe today that the gospel is a baby step, and then you go onto greater truth. Let me tell you something. There is no greater truth than the Gospel of our lord and savior Jesus Christ! There is no greater truth and you will not, you WILL NOT spend the rest of eternity trying to discover all the hidden meanings in the book of Revelation; but you will spend all of eternity trying to discover and ever failing, to know the glories of God revealed in the cross of JESUS CHRIST!!! So if you want to do something, learn to preach the Gospel and learn to preach it well."


PW:"Turn to 1 Corinthians1: 18,26. People believe today that the Gospel has to be contemporary. We believe we must not only prop up the Gospel, but we have to make it beautiful as well. The Gospel cannot be embellished to an unregenerate world without changing it. When worldly, carnal men think the Gospel is a wonderful thing, you are not preaching the GOSPEL!! The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been, is, and always will be offensive to arrogant fleshly men!! And when you take the offense out of it you will destroy the power of it!!"



PW:"Today our Churches our seminaries are filled with the ideas of being seeker-friendly, of changing the Gospel, of taking the edge off of the blade; so it is more supseptible and acceptable to carnal men!! But I want to tell you something here tonight. We ought to be seeker-friendly. But we ought to realize that there is only one seeker and his name is GOD, and if you want to be friendly to someone be friendly to GOD!! And if you were to build a ministry or a church or any other thing, build it upon a passion and desire not to offend but to Glorify GOD ALMIGHTY!!!
PW:I have come to believe that for the most part even conservitive evangelical Christianity is ashamed of the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST! If not ashamed, they do not believe the Gospel has the power to save. And you say how can you say that, Look at all the props that are being used!! Look at all the gemics, circus, it's a Six Flags over JESUS!! in America today!! We need the Gospel. We are poor, blind, naked, and beggarly. We HAVE NO reputation except that JESUS CHIRST has become for us: wisdom, redemption, justification, sanctification, HE is EVERYTHING TO US!!! As we proclaim this, contemporary world says Jesus is all you need, and we holler back NO!! JESUS IS ALL WE HAVE!!! And apart from him we have NOTHING!
To be continued
-Kole

1 comments:

Anonymous February 28, 2008 at 1:51 PM  

That's a powerful message. Thanks for listening to it...twice and posting some of the highlights.

BW

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