Here is my latest podcast. I have been on break because we have had some issues with our audio equipment, but I think we (the Church) are on track now. Anyhow, the sound quality is a little rough (one aspect I haven’t worked out just yet), but it’s clean enough that you can get the gist. The sermon is based on Colossians 4:2-6and lasts about 30 minutes. In it, I am dealing with the myth that our faith is practiced only in corporate worship and not ‘in the world.’ In 1 Corinthians the apostle wrote, “I have written you in my letter not to associate with sexually immoral people–not at all meaning the people of the world who are immoral, or the greedy and swindlers or idolaters. In that case you would have to leave the world.” (5:9-10, NIV). The point is that Christian faith islived and practiced ‘out there’ so to speak. The operating metaphor in Colossians is that we are both ‘in Christ’ and ‘in Colossae’ (1:2; this is brought out much more clearly in the Greek than say the NIV; NKJV is close.) We must not forget this. The sermon opens with four lengthy quotes from NT Wright’s book The Challenge of Jesus (IVP, 1999).
Soli Deo Gloria!
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