Scripture Reference: Matthew 7:13-29
Passing God's Final ExamDr. Warren W. Wiersbe | September 4, 1977
Selected highlights from this sermon
It is easy to get caught up in the motions of being a Christian. But if our hearts aren’t in it, we’re fooling ourselves and that leads to destruction. In this message, Pastor Wiersbe asks three questions to help us examine our hearts and our decision to follow Jesus.
Transcripts for Dr. Wiersbe's sermons are forthcoming. Below is an outline of his message.
Fooling ourselves leads to destruction.
It is easy to get caught up in following the motions.
We must examine our hearts before Jesus.
Three illustrations to help us examine our hearts:
- Did my decision to follow Jesus cost anything?
- We enter through a narrow gate and follow a straight path.
- We don’t bring anything with us through the gate.
- The narrow road is not the popular road.
- Did my decision to follow Jesus change my life?
- We must be a tree rooted in the Word of God.
- When we are saved, good fruit comes from our lives.
- There is no in between, the tree is either good or bad.
- Is my decision to follow Jesus standing up in the trials of life?
- God tests us so we can know how real our profession of faith is.
- To stand means to do the will of God, no matter what comes at us.
- To build on the Rock means to build our lives on the Word of God.
- Every time we obey God we build on the rock.
If our answer is yes to these questions we have no need to be afraid.
The most dangerous counterfeit is a counterfeit Christian.