Full text of Paul Washer’s sermon titled ‘Do You Know God?’…
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Paul Washer – Founder of HeartCry Missionary Society
Let’s open up our Bibles to Romans chapter 12. In verse 1, Paul writes:
‘Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.’
Now, I want you to look at something here. Satan is a liar, but there is one thing that he says in the book of Job that is rather true, rings true. You can take away a lot from a man. You can take away his house, you can take away his car, all his bank accounts, his goods and everything else. And it will do him damage, but not as much damage as touching his body.
When you ask a man to give up his very life, you are asking that person to give the most precious thing they possess, something that cannot be replaced once it is spent. And that’s exactly what the Apostle Paul is calling us to do here in this text. Look what he says: ‘present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice.’
He’s asking us to give ourselves entirely to Christ, to God, to God’s kingdom. Now, he goes on, he says, at the very first part of this verse, he says, ‘I urge you, brethren,’ this is something very, very important, look.
When you hear a preacher, or if you are a preacher, and you see something of an extraordinary passion in them, that’s the way it ought to be. Why should it be this way? Because when we stand up before people, we are not talking about minor topics. We’re not talking about minor things or trivial things. We’re talking about the things of life and death and heaven and hell. And when we admonish you to do something, if we’re admonishing you according to the Word of God, we are admonishing you to do something that will not only impact your life, but impact all of eternity.