Sermons


Sermons27 Feb 2006 11:40 am

From the 2/26 Sermon a book was mentioned – The Barbarians Way:

From Amazon:

Erwin McManus wasn’t raised in a Christian home, so when he came to Christ as a college student, he didn’t know the rules of the “religious club.” He didn’t do well in Shakespeare courses, so he didn’t really understand the KJV Bible he was given either. But he did understand that prayer was a conversation, and he learned to talk to God and wait for answers. Erwin’s way was passionate and rough around the edges-a sincere, barbaric journey to Christ.

Barbaric Christians see Jesus differently than civilized Christians. They see disciples differently, and they see Christ’s mission differently. The Barbarian Way is a call to escape “civilized” Christianity and become original, powerful, untamed Christians-just as Christ intended.

Interesting  editorial review.  I will let you know more after I have read the book..

Sermons27 Feb 2006 10:23 am

The Sunday sermon this week was on the Army of God. The church is described as the bride in combat boots (heh). One of the ideas that really stuck with me was the idea of the aggressive soldiers.

That certainly makes sense. You would hardly expect a soldier in battle to tiptoe around an enemy, afraid to hurt them. Aggressiveness is rewarded on the battlefield, or on a football field, but not so much in most workplaces, in homes, or in the church.

Aggressiveness is looked upon as a bad thing. An aggressive businessman is someone who cuts corners, cheats employees, and is not someone you want to be around, right. We all are witness to aggressive drivers.

Aggressive: having or showing determination and energetic pursuit of your ends.

This definition of aggressive does not seem bad though does it. We need to stop thinking of aggressive only in the negative.

As Christians, we need to show determination and energetic pursuit of telling the world the great news of Jesus Christ.

Update: Ambition is another forbidden word:

Ambition:

  • a cherished desire; “his ambition is to own his own business”
  • a strong drive for success
  • Thats not so bad.¬† Speaking of ambition, a new season of The Apprentice starts tonight, and I am sure it will yoooge!