Your doctrine may be sound and right, but how is your fellowship with God? Can you boldly say that your life is one of true fellowship with the Father and the Son? Or do you have to hesitate when asked if your fellowship with God is real and true?
Excerpt from the full sermon, “Some Thoughts on Walking With God“.
I come to the question of the hour: How is your fellowship with God? That's the question that I want us to think about. Every Christian ought to be able to say - doesn't John say it so boldly? He says, "our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ." I mean, are we all able to say that? Can we say that boldly? Can you come in here today and say that? Yes, I know it. That is my life. My life is one of fellowship with the Father and with His Son. I know it! Since I've been saved, that is true. That is normative of my life. That is descriptive of my life. That is true. I see it. Oh, it's not where I want it to be. Some days I can't find Him the way that I want to find Him. But as a rule, I have walked with the Lord and I know what that is. And it's heaven on earth! It's as best as it gets here. And the little bit that I've tasted, I would not turn back for the world. Can you say that? Can you say that dogmatically like he says it? Or are you seized by hesitation? Does conscience hold back? And look, you know what I'm talking about here. John hit on it. We're not talking doctrine here. We're not talking just a knowledge - a head knowledge. I'm not talking about whether you made it to church on Sunday. I'm talking about this: Can you say I walk with the Lord? Can you say that? Are you walking with Him? Jesus Christ died to purchase us the privilege to walk with God. It's what He died for. That's what this is all about.