overcoming average(?)

because it’s something the world just needs less of

dec 5, 2010

with 2 comments

church kicked my ass tonight. I needed it.
it was all about how this world is at war, and whether you like it or not, you’re fighting on one side of it. usually, I can’t stand the war analogy within Christianity. it seems like it only fits the picture of Jesus a small percentage of the time, but feels like so many Christians use the war/soldier motif to justify their actions towards people who don’t think exactly as they do. one of the things I loved so much about what was said tonight was that “Christians should never be killing to spread the gospel, we should be dying to.” it even says in the Bible that we don’t fight against flesh and blood, but against the spiritual forces of evil. in fact, to quote the prophet tyler durden, “..our great war is a spiritual war..”
no, tonight was different. the war comparison wasn’t put out as the “us against the world” thing. instead, it was us against God, which was much more convicting. I mean, if we say we’re on His side, but then live like we’re not, that’s treason. i don’t think there’s a society on earth that hasn’t punished treason with death, and treason isn’t exactly a crime that you could defend with being a good person.
like i said, very convicting.

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Written by matt

December 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm

Posted in decemberblogging

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  1. It was an AMAZING message. Kicked my ass, too.

    David

    December 6, 2010 at 6:42 am

  2. Me three. Hands down one of the most compelling messages ever.

    lori zimbardi

    December 6, 2010 at 8:37 am


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