A while back, I loaded a post with a video here of Francis Chan raising questions about the Sinner’s Prayer versus repentance and baptism (among other things). So below is a video of Francis Chan preaching on repentance, baptism, and being filled with the Holy Spirit. Thanks to my friend and colleague, Wes Woodell for pointing this video out to me.
What I like about his message and have tried to communicate in my own preaching is the way he neither reduces the importance and necessity of baptism nor spends energy trying to theologically determine the precise point a believer becomes saved (which is good since the Bible is not as clear on that question as some would like to make appear to be). As I have said before, rather than obsessing over at what point we actually become saved, we just need to obey God and trust him to save us as he promises (is trust and obedience not what faith is?) without worrying about when and in what actually time sequence God fulfills that process. So if you have about 40 minutes to watch and listen to a good sermon, here is the video:
What do you think?