Don’t Follow a Flooded Fool (#Unexpected #15)

Ever heard a really good speaker or read a fantastic book that made you think, “I need to make changes in my life and this is exactly what I needed!” You leave that speech or book feeling inspired to live differently, but within a few days or weeks, you are right back into the same old routine. This happens to  the best of us far too often.

Jesus  seems to understand this. Which is why he concludes his most famous sermon with a powerful illustration – one that should help us not just hear his words and go back to life as usual, but rather an illustration that will help us  hear his words and  apply them to our lives.

So if you are ready to have your life changed, listen in to Jesus’ famous sermon-ending words.

Be Stupid (#Unexpected #13)

Thomas Edison was “stupid.” People told him that you can’t invent an electric candle. It just can’t be done. But Edison was clearly too stupid to realize the truth of what they were saying, because after a thousand failed attempts, Edison finally succeeded, changing the entire world with his invention of the lightbulb.

Likewise, many people believe that prayer is a waste of time. And if you are  generous, you will be taken advantage of. Therefore prayer and generosity are stupid. And yet in His Sermon on the Mount, Jesus tells us to be stupid in both prayer and  generosity, to keep going with both, even when those around us think we are being “stupid.”

Because there is something to be said about stupidity.

How to Judge (#Unexpected #12)

The very passage that most people use to tell others not to judge is actually the beginning of a conversation with Jesus on HOW to judge. That’s right, Jesus actually teaches his followers how to judge others. But when we judge the Jesus-way, it will actually create the types of relationships and conversations the “do not judge” crowd longs for.

So listen in and discover “How to Judge” using the method Jesus gave us.

Don’t Get Your Panties in a Bunch (#Unexpected #11)

Are you a bit of a worry wort? If so, then this message is for you.

Well, actually, even if you AREN’T a worry wort, this message is for you. Hidden inside this sermon  about worry is a critical concept that ALL  people need to know, especially anyone who follows Jesus or is thinking about following Jesus.

So listen in to this fun, yet critical message about worry, trust, and following Jesus.

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