Sermons

Part 1 - Drop the Religion

Sun, Aug 02, 2015
Duration:29 mins
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He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8 ESV) I'm a bit of a geek. I grew up reading and collecting comic books. I'd get up every Saturday morning and watch the Super Friends. I imagined I was Batman as I patrolled the neighborhood on my bike. I'd like to think at some point, I outgrew it. But I'd be lying. I still watch superhero cartoons. I catch most comic book movies. And I've read a graphic novel or two. One super villain that I always thought was funny was Bizarro Superman. He was from an alternate reality than Superman, where most things were opposite to our own. Bizarro Superman and the world he came from was recognizable in a strange backward way. At this point, you are wondering why we are taking this strange trip into my pre-teen fantasy world. Because honestly, after reading the headlines, checking out Facebook, and overhearing conversations in Starbucks, I feel like somehow, I have been transported to Bizarro World. Things seem familiar but backwards. I see people cry over lions but defend those that sell babies for parts. I hear passionate arguments about what kind and color of flag we should fly. I regularly hear about instances of violence by those who should be protecting us. I feel disoriented and confused and left struggling to figure out what to do. So how do we respond? What should we do? What should we say? This week, I want to consider a passage from the Old Testament which is familiar, and then try to understand how we respond to such a world. Would you take a few minutes and read through Micah 6 to prepare your heart and mind? Also, would you consider inviting someone to join you this week?
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