My very dear brother Andy, over at Your Word is Truth posted this video a wee while ago, which is an excerpt from a longer sermon. I came upon it yesterday and got so terribly excited about how much was able to be conveyed about the reality of being a Christian, in a matter of 5 minutes and so wanted to share it here with you. I don’t think that in all my time listening to on-line sermons, that I have heard anything so succinctly truthful as this one by the late Major Ian Thomas.
How well do you know Jesus? How well do you think He knows you? Do you really know what He wants from you in your relationship with Him, or is it a relationship that is so casual that you kind of pick it up and put it down as your needs change and usually when you cannot see your way through a situation? Is it really all about your wants, your prayer requests, your deliverance from situations, or is it truly wanting to go into a real relationship with the real person of the Lord Jesus to get to know Him for Himself, but not sure how to begin? Perhaps you don’t even know there is much more than going to church or youth or reading your Bible, simply because that’s how you have always done it or that is what you have been shown.
Or perhaps you are like I was until not too long ago, where I thought that only pastors and suchlike could have a real relationship with Jesus – that they had something special that allowed them to communicate with God ‘away up there’, and that we ‘others’ could never attain such a thing. I rejoice to tell you now, how terribly wrong I was…
I really encourage you to now go to the Sermon Index link below to hear the full-length sermon -(you can download it to listen to later if you want). Ian’s tenderness and love of Christ for the congregation is lovely to listen to as he shares the cutting truth of God’s Word and what God is still looking for in His children today.
The full sermon: Knowing Jesus (scroll down until you find this title)
May the Holy Spirit speak to you and may He bring about the changes needed and the way you may look at the Lord Jesus where necessary.
To God be all the glory!
In His Love, Steph