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The Apostle Paul wrote that “the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” (1 Cor. 1:18). Today, however, it is not only the content of our gospel that is considered foolish, but also the very method of preaching itself that is often called into question. We need upbeat worship services and dynamic youth programs for the kids, particularly in a day such as ours in which people have shorter attention spans. But the question is whether these new approaches actually help us to proclaim the message of Christ crucified, or whether they simply make us more effective at entertaining the sheep.
On this program, the hosts are continuing their series on the importance of recovering the Ministry of Word & Sacrament. Join us for this edition of the White Horse Inn.
Greeks - Religion - Power - Thing - Religion
“We’re so like the Greeks, aren’t we? Religion is about power, and the one thing left for religion in people’s lives is it empowers me, people say. It gives me empowerment for life. But the gospel comes along and says you’re powerless. The law comes and says, there’s nothing that you can actually do to be a better you. You can do all sorts of things to improve your habits and your diet, and exercise, but you can’t make yourself new. And here, we’re presenting a message to you where all of the power in the universe is concentrated upon casting yourself on the mercy of God in Jesus Christ, trusting in his violent death and glorious resurrection as your only hope.”
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