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The Fatal Flaw
 

The Fatal Flaw

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Ps. Sunder Krishnan

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    • The Fatal Flaw: SAUL
    • A good beginning
      • Physically impressive
      • Humble
      • Genuine spiritual experiences
      • Reluctant for the limelight
      • Meek: controlled anger
      • Merciful
    • The downward spiral
      • Evil spirit
      • Anger & jealousy
      • Increasing influence of evil
      • 6 attempted murders
      • Witchcraft
      • Suicide
      Surely I have acted like a fool and have erred greatly.”
    • Beginning End
      • Physically impressive
      • Humble
      • Genuine spiritual experiences
      • Reluctant for the limelight
      • Meek
      • Merciful
      • Evil spirit,
      • Anger & jealousy
      • Increasing influence of evil
      • Witchcraft
      • Suicide
      Surely I have acted like a fool and have erred greatly.” ?
    • A good beginning
      • Physically impressive
      • Humble
      • Genuine spiritual experiences
      • Reluctant for the limelight
      • Meek: controlled anger
      • Merciful
      7 days
    • The fatal flaw
      • Impatient worship : get it over with and move to things that really need attention
      • Utilitarian worship : a tip of the hat to God while maintaining control
      • Rationalistic worship: when God’s directions don’t make sense, change them
      • Self worship
        • Image maintenance
        • Fear of man
        • Instant gratification
        • Distorted wisdom
    • Beginning End
      • Physically impressive
      • Humble
      • Genuine spiritual experiences
      • Reluctant for the limelight
      • Meek
      • Merciful
      • Evil spirit,
      • Anger & jealousy
      • Increasing influence of evil
      • Witchcraft
      • Suicide
      Surely I have acted like a fool and have erred greatly.” ?
    • The fatal flaw
      • Impatient worship
      • Utilitarian worship
      • Rationalistic worship
      • Self worship
      Exodus 32:1 When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain , they gathered around Aaron and said, ‘‘Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”
    • The fatal flaw: 2010 AD version
      • Impatient worship :
        • My “To Do List”
    • Apart from me you can do nothing
      • The proper goals of the life of God’ servants are unquestionably beyond our reach. The changes we long for in the hearts of people can happen only by a sovereign work of grace. The essence of Christian service is such that its success is not within our reach. God does all his gracious work in such a way that no human being might boast in the presence of God…
    • Apart from me you can do nothing
      • which means he usually does it in answer to prayer. Nothing exalts him more than the collapse of self-reliance which issues in passionate prayer for help. Prayer is the translation into a thousand different words of a single sentence: Apart from me you can do nothing
    • The fatal flaw: 2010 AD version
      • Impatient worship :
        • My “To Do List”
      • Utilitarian worship :
        • Things go better with “Coke”
        • Seeking guidance
    • Dallas Willard: A life more than guidance
      • Hearing God’s word will never make sense except when it is set within the larger life of a certain kind. God does not exist to solve our problems. We exist to stand up with God and count for something in his work. Our concern for discerning God’s voice must be overwhelmed by and lost in our worship and adoration of him and in our delight with his creation and his provision for our whole life
    • The fatal flaw: 2010 AD version
      • Impatient worship :
        • My “To Do List”
      • Utilitarian worship :
        • Seeking guidance
      • Rationalistic worship:
        • Baal worship
    • Rationalistic (Baal) worship
      • The emphasis of Baalism was subjective worship. The god of the bull image, the god of wine, the god of the fertility figurine was the god of relevance, fulfilling personal needs with convincing immediacy. The desires that inflamed the soul were fulfilled in the act of worship. The transcendence of deity was overcome in the ecstasy of feeling. Sensory participation was featured.
    • Rationalistic (Baal) worship
      • Music and dance became the means for drawing persons out of their private differences and merging them into a mass response. It was worship that sought fulfillment through self expression., worship that accepted the needs and passions of the worshipper as its raw material; in a word, worship that was reduced to the stature of the worshipper.. Its canons were that worship should be interesting, relevant and exciting
    • Worship: our response to God’s self-revelation
      • Quicken the conscience by the holiness of God
      • Feed the mind with the truth of God
      • Purge the imagination by the beauty of God
      • Open the heart to the love of God
      • Devote the will to the service of God
    • The fatal flaw: 2010 AD version
      • Impatient worship :
        • My “To Do List”
      • Utilitarian worship :
        • Seeking guidance
      • Rationalistic worship:
        • Baal worship
    • The heart of David
      • One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple
    • Two epitaphs: which will it be? Here lies Saul Surely I have acted like a fool and have erred greatly Here lies David One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple