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Have You Come to This Conclusion about Yourself?

October 23, 2019


I meet a lot of people who tell me that they have always been Christians. Well, have you ever been awakened and convicted of your own sin? Have you ever come to that conclusion about yourself? Because that’s the first mark of being a Christian. Of course, this happens in different ways, at different times, and with different degrees of intensity in different people. So how would you know if this has happened to you?

When you are awakened, you will come to the clear conclusion that you are a sinner. You will say, “I have already sinned enough in my life to fully deserve the eternal condemnation of God.” That’s the first thing that happens when you become a Christian.

Have you come to this conclusion about yourself? When you do, the pride, the swagger, the self-righteousness, and the pretense will all be gone. You will feel that you are a person whose only hope is in Jesus Christ. And hope will have begun for you.

This sermon clip was taken from Pastor Colin’s sermon, “Awakened and Convicted,” from his series Snapshots of a Godly Life, Part 2.

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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