Self Denial?

“…most people in churches today are unconverted and grudgingly do righteousness and grudgingly let go of wickedness. We have this idea that selfdenial is a sinful creature letting go of the wicked things he loves and embracing the righteous things he hates in order to save his own skin. But self-denial, what it truly is, is this….and I’ve written it down. It’s the reality of a new creature, simply living out what he has become through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, living according to his new nature, doing the righteous deeds that he now loves, and putting off the sinful deeds of the fallen unregenerate flesh which he now hates. It is the willing and joyful response of the regenerate man whose mind has grasped something of God’s glory, something of the worth of Christ’s sacrifice and something of the greatness of the salvation that has been so freely given to him. So we are not talking in self-denial about this grudging, horrid, popish type of thing, but this thing of a new creature who has been transformed by the power of God, has been given a new heart that loves and desires righteousness, has been given spiritual eyes so that when, first of all after being regenerate, opens those eyes and sees the beauty and the wonder of Christ, desires Him, and is irresistibly drawn to Him. I’m talking about a Gospel with power, a Gospel of power, and when you believe in a Gospel of power and the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit, you no longer have to depend upon the arm of the flesh and all the silly little travesties and Ferris wheels that are built in the name of Jesus in order to attract people. It is not just a Gospel of truth, but a Gospel of power.” — Paul Washer

Hear or read the entire sermon at “… http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=63006232159

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