A man I greatly respect

May 31, 2008

You will find video clips and quotes from Paul Washer on ponderings. Here is a little intro of clips of his preaching.

May 27, 2008

Crucifixion Description

Attached is an amazing video. I think Christian music should be like this – packed with theology.

I know many people aren’t a fan of the style, and neither am I, but just listen to the lyrics. When was the last time you heard ANY song with that kind of detailed (and correct) description?

Plus, it elevates the Cross, not man (which is what we should do).

Crucifixion Description

The Gospel

“Do you see why there’s no power in that thing they call ‘the Gospel’? Because it’s not the Gospel that they’re preaching. It’s not, and I’ll take any man to task who says it is. It’s not.”

- Paul Washer

May 24, 2008

“Do you imagine that the Gospel is magnified or God glorified by going to worldlings and telling them that they “may be saved at this moment by simply accepting Christ as their personal Savior” while they are wedded to their idols and their hearts are still in love with sin? If I do so, I tell them a lie, pervert the Gospel, insult Christ, and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness.

- A.W. Pink

May 22, 2008

Father, let me dedicate, all this life to Thee,
In whatever worldly state Thou wilt have me be:
Not from sorrow, pain or care, freedom dare I claim;
This alone shall be my prayer, glorify Thy Name.

Can a child presume to choose where or how to live?
Can a Father’s love refuse all the best to give?
More Thou givest every day than the best can claim
Nor withholdest aught that may glorify Thy Name.

If in mercy Thou wilt spare joys that yet are mine;
If on life, serene and fair, brighter rays may shine;
Let my glad heart, while it sings, Thee in all proclaim,
And, whate’er the future brings, glorify Thy Name.

If Thou callest to the cross, and its shadow come,
Turning all my gain to loss, shrouding heart and home;
Let me think how Thy dear Son to His glory came,
And in deepest woe pray on, “Glorify Thy Name.”

How to Preach

May 17, 2008

Preach with this object, that men may quit their sins and fly to Christ for pardon, that by His blessed Spirit they may be renovated and become as much in love with everything that is holy as they are now in love with everything that is sinful.


May 15, 2008

Revival is the sovereign work of God to awaken his people with fresh intensity to the truth and glory of God, the ugliness of sin, the horror of hell, the preciousness of Christ’s atoning work, the wonder of salvation by grace through faith, the urgency of holiness and witness, and the sweetness of worship with God’s people.

Do you ever feel reluctant to pray “whatever it takes” prayers for fear that God might actually answer them?  The fear is misplaced. The real danger lies in settling for less.

“Occupy until I come.”

May 13, 2008

“Occupy until I come.” Luke 19:13

How instructive are these words to all who are troubled by doubts about mingling with the world, and taking part in its vain amusements. It is obvious that races, and balls, and theaters, and operas, and cards—are not forbidden by name in Scripture. The question which we should ask ourselves is simply this—”Am I occupying, as one who looks for Christ’s return—when I take part in these things? Would I like Jesus to return suddenly—and find me on the race-course, or in the ball-room, or at the theater, or at the card-table?”

Oh, dear reader, this is the true test by which to try our daily employment of time! That thing which we would not do, if we thought Jesus was coming tonight—that thing we ought not to do at all! That place to which we would not go, if we thought Jesus was coming this day—that place we ought to avoid. That company in which we would not like Jesus to find us—in that company we ought never to sit down. Oh, that we would live as in the sight of Christ!

Theatrical Preaching

May 5, 2008

I believe that the most damnable thing a man can do is to preach the gospel merely as an actor and turn the worship of God into a kind of theatrical performance.

May 4, 2008

“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are usually the ones who do.”

May 3, 2008

Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself, be sure of that!

There is no shot clock in eternity.

Afraid to step outside of your comfort zone? There are no comfort zones in hell.