Marrying things to the Gospel

A Christian most certainly can be a good patriot and love their country. However, patriotism is not necessary to be a good Christian.

This past Sunday I gave the introduction to the sermon I plan to preach this week. You can go listen to it here.  It was called 1 Corinthians 2:6-9 Introduction.

I preached this sermon because often times I think we misunderstand what’s happening in Corinthian and what Paul is after. In the first 4 chapters of 1 Corinthians Paul uses the term wisdom 15 times. But the problem is not a problem inherent in wisdom itself. It is a problem with what we as men do with wisdom.

So I made the connection to our lives today, we have our own value systems that we attempt to marry to the gospel, rather than repent of our value systems and turn to Christ.  One of the values systems that I railed against was patriotism. I know some people would think, Brady what is wrong with you? Well there is a lot wrong with me, but in this case here is what I mean.

A Christian most certainly can be a good patriot and love their country. However, patriotism is not necessary to be a good Christian. So I thought I would show you what I think is a case of marrying patriotism to the gospel. The following video is the worship service of FBC Dallas from June 25. In this “worship” service you have the worship of a country and idea, but the worship of Christ Jesus did not happen that day. Even though the sermon was about and faith and fear, Christ was not worshiped. This is marrying the gospel to patriotism, and this ought not be.

Check it out. And then weep that this was a Sunday morning for God’s people to gather and worship the Risen Savior.

 

Friday’s Finds

Friday’s Finds

I am an uncultured swine.

  • I don’t like reading fiction books (I’d rather watch the movie)
  • I can’t stand artsy movies ( I couldn’t stand “O, Brother where art thou?” No I didn’t understand it, but once I did, I still hated it. I was like, can we play a video game now?)
  • I am not a go-to-the-museum art lover. I am usually more fascinated with how many people think they are clever while looking at art, than I am looking at art.
  • I don’t like the music involved with old hymns usually. (I know a reformed baptist that would rather have modern sounding music than old sounding music? what is the world coming to)

So I find things that I think are cool and share them here.Like this:

You can, this Christmas if you want, send a couple of photos of yourself to this company and let them 3d print your head for a superhero action figure.

This video shows how they do it. Kind of cool.

Friday’s Finds

I am an uncultured swine.

I am an uncultured swine.

  • I don’t like reading fiction books (I’d rather watch the movie)
  • I can’t stand artsy movies ( I couldn’t stand “O, Brother where art thou?” No I didn’t understand it, but once I did, I still hated it. I was like, can we play a video game now?)
  • I am not a go-to-the-museum art lover. I am usually more fascinated with how many people think they are clever while looking at art, than I am looking at art.
  • I don’t like the music involved with old hymns usually. (I know a reformed baptist that would rather have modern sounding music than old sounding music? what is the world coming to)

Right now I wanted to introduce others to this great website. Adam4d Here is an example of the quality.

Let's not waste this opportunity we've been given.

This website is a Christian Webcomic. Sometimes the comics are just funny, and sometimes the comics jab hard enough that you kind of check yourself.

So check it out. I think you will like it.

Friday’s Finds

I am an uncultured swine.

I am an uncultured swine.

  • I don’t like reading fiction books (I’d rather watch the movie)
  • I can’t stand artsy movies ( I couldn’t stand “O, Brother where art thou?” No I didn’t understand it, but once I did, I still hated it. I was like, can we play a video game now?)
  • I am not a go-to-the-museum art lover. I am usually more fascinated with how many people think they are clever while looking at art, than I am looking at art.
  • I don’t like the music involved with old hymns usually. (I know a reformed baptist that would rather have modern sounding music than old sounding music? what is the world coming to)

All that being said, I find things I like and right now I like this song. Enjoy.