We must realize that salvation with man is impossible, or else we will always go back to relying on our "good works" to save us. However, a man will never truly give up on himself until he sees his deplorable condition. When this is revealed to him he is then ready for the gospel and to hear of the good news of Jesus Christ. Then God does the impossible.
Great Sermon! Excellent sermon. Cleared up a problem I have with someone telling me I shouldn't think I should feel the least bit guilty over any past or present sins. That since Jesus nailed my sins in the cross and they are forgotten. I don't agree with her and you made me feel better. I was under her belief that since I still grieve over my sins that I haven't totally accepted Jesus.