Happy Resurrection Day beloved! I hope the reality of His resurrection shocks, engulfs, and spurns you into deeper wells of worship this Lord’s Day. Let’s take our eyes off the colored eggs filled with heart stopping sugars, and fix the eyes of our heart on the wonder and beauty of the risen King.
Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you— unless you believed in vain.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:1-4)
Awesome all around production in this vid. More importantly, it uplifts an awesome God and His message to a broken world.
This is an encouraging message to me. Sometimes we don’t need 45 minutes and a large platform to reach people. It shows a three minute presentation can suffice to bring about repentance and faith. It shows that, through the Spirit of God, these massive gospel truths can even be made digestible to souls of small children.
Thank God, we can never get past or through the simple gospel. The basics of our faith are an ocean of eternal depth.
Paul Washer is one of my favorite voices in the recent Reformed movement. He’s passionate, radical, sometimes abrasive and frequently offends his audience…probably just as a forerunner to the Bridegroom should do (just look at that rough and tumble wild man John the Baptist!) A healthy 1/3 of the sermons on my IPod are from Paul Washer with Piper, Chandler and Driscoll compiling the rest.
I know it seems hypocritical and a bit ironic to post a video rant about Facebook on a blog, especially when it is likely this will be shared via Facebook. There is more here than just an epic rant I assure you. Biblical manhood is Washer’s main focus, and I believe FB and the social media craze in general has an unhealthy grip on both young men and women. A majority of women age 18-35 check their facebook account’s in the morning before they even pee. That’s some news, folks. I share a generation that values a self-indulgent stalker tool over the basic essential bodily functions and needs.
Though there is much to lament about our societal fixation with the trivial (Trolololo Man, I regret to indict you), I know the Holy Spirit has the power to break through the self-inflicted distractions of our lives. I hope Washer’s message doesn’t fall on deaf ears. Godly men will not be found until grown boys repent of their wayward consumption of entertainment and social media.
And I’ll admit, I should be the first one in that line.