Was I so bad

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Our pastor’s sermon this morning was out of Ephesians 2 and was titled “Was I So Bad?”

Ephesians 2:1-10
1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,
5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

I was dead, but God loved me anyway.

The whole time all I could keep thinking of was the night I accepted Christ. Yes, I was that bad that God had to send His precious Son to die for me. I was that bad. And He still saved me.

I love the way the song God Saves Old Sinners is written:

The drunk on the street, the rich in the palaces
The poor and unlearned and the men of degree
They all have a soul in need of salvation
And they all have to come by Calvary

I am so glad God saves old sinners
I’m thrilled and amazed how He sets them free
But the biggest surprise in redeeming old sinners
Is that He could save an old sinner like me

Was I so bad that I needed forgiveness
Was I so wrong I had to be redeemed
Well, I wasn’t a thief yet I lived in sin’s prison
So I was wrong as a sinner could be

I am so glad God saves old sinners
I’m thrilled and amazed how He sets them free
But the biggest surprise in redeeming old sinners
Is that He could save an old sinner like me

Yes, I was so bad that I needed a Savior. I’m so glad He chose to come and die for me, even though I don’t deserve it!

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