Great Sermon! Thank you so much, Pastor Baggett, for this wonderful sermon. It is both touching and clarifying, with deep and fervent meaning for anyone seeking after God.
I would respectfully differ with one point that you made early in this sermon. You stated that the essence of sin is the elivation of the created to the level of the Creator. I believe the essence of sin is the free-will selection or choice of the created over the Creator. The sinner seeks continued pleasure rather than the strict and righteous life of those who seek God and attempt to emulate the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
What many people sadly fail to realize is that this life we are all currently living is in reality nothing more than a test. And, at the end of every life, each of us will be "graded." We will either pass or fail. And few understand that nobody should ever want to fail this particular test.
May God continue to bless you and all who hear your words,