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Selected Sanctified Subdued

I was studying for this Sunday's sermon and started to consider Christ's choice to ride on a foal of an ass. 

Christ was going to Jerusalem to demonstrate his right as the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords.  He is heir to the throne of David.  He was also demonstrating his servanthood.  He came as King riding a lowly beast of burden.

The colt had never been ridden before, just as the tomb had never been used before.

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Anti-Missionary?

Unfortunately, the term "Missional" is in danger of being the newest replacement for the sacrificial call to go into all the world and preach the gospel. The Great Commission broadens the horizon and calls to selfless offering, with the cross, as a living sacrifice.

Many a "Missional" organization supplant traditional Missions. Even Wikipedia defines, the term, “Missions” as a border crossing venture. Traditionally, we add the adjective "home" to missions so as not to take away from the original intention.

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The Romantic Lie

Reject the lie! The ulimate romantic lie is the idea that any person can ever fulfill the absence of the creator.  No human relationship, in a God vacuum, will ever result in contentment.  It is unfair, foolish and naive to expect a human to replace the Almighty.  God(love) is the third party, which is the essence, who makes “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part” achievable.  Marriage is a triad!   Don’t deceive yourself by thinking it is just between the two of you!

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Be a Megaphone

A witness for Christ will have the proverbial door shut in their face.  This can be a friendship that grows cold or a family member that chides for “always talking about God”.  It can also be in the form of alienization from social groups and celebrations.  Job advancements can be affected and even terminated by simply representing Christ openly.  This reality has been documented throughout history and demonstrated in the present. 

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Houston, We have a Problem

God created man free:

“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” Gen 1:29

Satan laid the trap:

“And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”  Gen 3:4-5 

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