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The Messiah's Misfits (message 2017-0218)

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Video taken during our Saturday evening contemporary service.

18-19
Feb 2017, Christ Mountain Top
Psalm
131 (call to worship)
Matthew
8.18-23 (kids)
1
Corinthians 4.1-21 (message)
Misfit:
Clemson orange pants, Kelly green tie, yellow button down shirt

·       Perception
that being spiritual gives them authority, rights, and privilege
·       For
Paul, being spiritual means that we serve. “We are God’s servants” (3.9).
·       For
them, Paul as servant is beneath them. Apostles should be important and be
treated as more important than others. Paul expects respect, but refuses to be
more important than others.
Misfit
in elementary gym – dressing, showering
      Not comfortable with who I am
      But it wasn’t my problem, but that of the
judge, gawker
How
does a servant emphasize his authority? He does not do so by coercion, but
appeal.
·       I
am God’s servant, your judgment means nothing
·       My
calling involves embracing shame, disgrace … the cross
o  
You cannot enter the spiritual life except through the cross
o  
You feel you have arrived, but you have bypassed the cross
and thus are nowhere
·       I
appeal to you as a father to children: imitate me and embrace the cross
My
lunch table at Thomas Jefferson HS
      Odd group, adopted misfit
      My stack of books, porn? Bible!

2
Corinthians 5:16
 From now on,
therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once
knew Christ from a human point of view, we know him no longer in that way.