The dangers of living with a hardened heart
January 25, 2013
"A sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty."
A friend of mine was telling me about an individual who recently came to Christ, but had never once heard the Gospel until now. And it's true that with all the churches in America today, even where I'm from in the so-called Bible belt, men and women are growing up without a clear witness of the Gospel.
But on the other hand, there are people all across our country who have heard the Gospel over and over, but their hearts have been hardened. Now that's a dangerous position because Proverbs 29:1 says, "He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing."
God's patience will not always persist with man. And unfortunately, I'm afraid there are so many people sitting in churches today who have heard the Gospel many times but have never really trusted in Jesus Christ. They grew up in a Christian family, their parents took them to church, but they've never had an experience of salvation in Jesus.
So ask yourself this simple question: "Which soil am I?" Do you just do the Christian routine out of habit, or are you truly bearing spiritual fruit? If you're the first, it's never too late to recommit your life to Christ and experience the joy of truly walking in his light!
DON'T JUST GO THROUGH THE CHRISTIAN ROUTINE WITH A HARDENED HEART, BUT COMMIT YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST AND WALK IN HIS LIGHT.
For more from PowerPoint Ministries and Dr. Jack Graham, please visit www.jackgraham.org
Listen to Dr. Jack Graham's daily broadcast on OnePlace.com.
Get the best from 2012 to be your best in 2013
While many pastors shy away from addressing controversial issues, I sincerely believe you need to hear straight, “bulls-eye” biblical teaching on many of today’s hot topics. Not only to grow in your faith as a believer, but to give winsome, compassionate answers to the hard questions our culture is asking.
That’s why I want to send you a special new resource today – my CD series called The Best of 2012.
This series contains 10 of my most popular and compelling messages from 2012, and it’s a resource that’s sure to help you in 2013 because it includes messages such as, “Are All Religions the Same?”, “Lessons on Leadership,” and “What Is a Christian?”
The Best of 2012 is my gift to thank you for your donation to help PowerPoint continue to proclaim God’s Word and truth ’til the whole world hears. So please request your copy when you give today.