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The Evil of Selfishness - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Selfishness - Part 1 of 3
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Exodus 20:17
Oct 08, 2003 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's help, we'll take up a new Puritan study called Richard Baxter on Selfishness. Baxter was an English pastor and writer who lived from 1615 to 1691. He was not a theologian and had he stayed clear of the doctrinal disputes of his day, he would have been the better off for it. He was a pastor who loved the Lord's people and knew how to help them live for Christ. His book, A Christian Directory, is a masterpiece of practical advice. The size and print will intimidate you, but what's in the book will not. What's the book about? In a word, everything. I cannot recommend it too highly-as long as you don't sit down to read it cover-to-cover. Just find something in it that interests you-and start there. That's what I've done over the years and have rarely been disappointed. That's enough advertising! Now, let's get to the topic at hand: Selfishness. THE TEXT The first thing I want to comment on is the text of Scripture he uses. If I prepared a sermon on selfishness, I would look somewhere else in the Bible, maybe in Philippians 2, "Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind, let each esteem others better than himself." "Let ... More >>>

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