Dr. Johnny Hunt at NOBTS / Rom. 12.2

April 29, 2014

On March 13, Dr. Johnny Hunt — pastor of FBC, Woodstock, Ga., — preached the chapel sermon at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary from Romans 12.2:

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

The quotes below are “teasers” from the sermon. Scroll to the bottom of the page to click the link and watch/hear one of the best sermons on Rom. 12.2 text.

“Our mind conjures idols that our hearts worship.”

“Our hearts and our minds were created to worship God.”

“Sanctification is a process; it’s proportional, it’s gradual; it’s not automatic.”

God not only uses His word to sanctify his children, He uses “the wealth of the Word of God. ‘Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, abundantly,’ extravagantly. Saturate yourself with the Word of God. Memorize Scripture.”

“There is no higher calling on my life than to be like Jesus.”

“Quit looking outside of you for the reasons why you do what you do. Look inside, then look up for help that can only be found in Jesus.”

Jeremiah said the heart is “deceitfully wicked. That translates, ‘incurably sick.'”

“The trilogy of man’s struggles: pride, lust, money.”

“I don’t deserve the goodness and the kindness and the grace of God I am experiencing. If you ever begin to think you deserve what you’ve found in grace, it will lead to pride and greater pride.”

“You give me one thing good about alcohol … and I can give you a lot of things that are negative about alcohol.”

“I have never known a generation that has so defined the Gospel, but has done so little to declare it.”

“We won more people to Jesus and baptized them in our churches 60 years ago.”

“It is not uncommon for Christians to wear the world’s mask because they want to enjoy the things of the world that do not conform to the standard of God’s Word.”

“Consecration to Jesus Christ prevents conformity to the world.”

Here’s a VIDEO of the sermon.
Thank you, NOBTS!

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“I have never known a generation that has so defined the Gospel, but has done so little to declare it.”

Brother Hunt and I are of the same vintage – we have known more faithful generations of Southern Baptists who acted on the Gospel they professed to believe. Evangelism was our denominational gifting in the past; both pulpit and pew were in the hedges and byways with the Gospel truth. The current theological debate has distracted the SBC from the evangelistic zeal it was once known for. While we pause to discuss the fine points of theology (to define or redefine the Gospel), millions continue to die in darkness. Paul’s counsel to Timothy if he ever saw such apostasy come upon the earth: “Do the work of an evangelist!” May God restore the Office of Evangelist to SBC ranks and a heart for evangelism in every Southern Baptist.

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