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Advent 2: The Speeding Ticket


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Advent 2: The Speeding Ticket

  1. 1. The Speeding Ticket
  2. 2. Advent: The Church’s Officer Ralston
  3. 3. Familiarity Dullness
  4. 4. :-­‐O -­‐_-­‐
  5. 5. We are in a war between dullness and astonishment. The most criFcal issue facing the ChrisFans is not aborFon, pornography,
  6. 6. the disintegraFon of the family, moral absolutes, MTV, drugs, racism, sexuality, or school prayer. The criFcal issue today is dullness.
  7. 7. We have lost our astonishment. Jesus doesn’t change people into wild eyed radicals anymore; He changes them into “nice people.”
  8. 8. “Everything is amazing and nobody’s happy.” Louis C.K.
  9. 9. We’ve exchanged: Mystery for ExplanaFons Wonder for Efficiency Awe for Familiarity
  10. 10. “Jesus went away from there and came to His own country and hometown, and His disciples followed Him.” Mark 6:1
  11. 11. “And many who listened to Him were uWerly astonished, saying, Where did this Man acquire all this? What is the wisdom given to Him? What mighty works and are wrought by His hands!” Mark 6:2
  12. 12. “And they took offense at Him and were hurt [that is, they disapproved of Him, and it hindered them from acknowledging His authority] and they were caused to stumble and fall.” Mark 6:3b
  13. 13. “Is not this the Carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not His sisters here among us?” Mark 6:3a
  14. 14. “Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relaFves and in his own home.”withdrew to Galilee.” Mark 6:4
  15. 15. “He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.” to Galilee.” Mark 6:5
  16. 16. What do you do when you’ve lost the wonder?
  17. 17. How do I become an awful person?
  18. 18. “You have abandoned your first love.” to Galilee.” RevelaFon 2:5
  19. 19. “Remember then from what heights you have fallen. Repent and redo the things you did at first.” to Galilee.” RevelaFon 2:6
  20. 20. To find the awe and wonder you knew: Remember, Repent, & Redo to Galilee.”