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Baxter on Self-Examination 1 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Self-Examination - Part 1 of 3
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2 Corinthians 13:5
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll take up a new Puritan study; it's called Richard Baxter on Self-Examination. Baxter was an English pastor who lived from 1619 to 1691. Like everyone else, he had his weaknesses. But, it when it comes to practical living for Christ, nobody's a better counselor than he. Before we get into the "hows" and "whys of self-examination, let's define the term and set its goals. To examine yourself means to carefully and honestly look at your life for signs of spiritual health or sickness. Its goals are peace of mind and holiness. You ought to examine yourself. The Bible says so-here-and other places too. Psalm 139 is a good reference, "Search me, O God, and know my heart; Try me and know my anxieties; and see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me into the way everlasting". Like other good things, self-examination may be overdone. I've known Christians who are fixated on themselves-their sins, their weaknesses, their feelings, and so on. Are you that way? You are-if you think more about yourself than you do about Jesus Christ and other people. When I was a boy, I learned an acronym that has been very helpful. I haven't practiced it too well, ... More >>>


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