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FOUR DON’T’S FOR THE SERIOUS DISCIPLE (a sermon)

I preached this sermon last Sunday, friends, at our church.Screen Shot 2015-05-20 at 12.03.19 PM  I began with the great quote from G.K. Chesterton who said, “”The more I considered Christianity, the more I found that while it had established a rule and order, the chief aim of that order was to give room for good things to run wild.”  We who follow Jesus certainly need to focus on the good things God has given us.  But there are some negatives which we need to practice!

 
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Posted by on May 22, 2015 in COLOSSIANS 2

 

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What Has Philosophy to Do with PLUMBING? (time for a good quote)

“The society which scorns excellence in plumbing FirefoxScreenSnapz491because plumbing is a humble activity, and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity, will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” (John Gardner)

Questions:

1.  We are told in the Bible not to beware of philosophy, but of “deceitful philosophy.”  We read in the book of Colossians, “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.” (Col. 2:8).  What are some advantages of good philosophy?

2.  If philosophy is the love of wisdom, why is it that so many philosophers have rejected the Good News about Jesus?  Your thoughts?

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in thinking

 

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