Posts Tagged ‘faith’

32 – Truth in Jesus 2


This second half is blistering. People dedicated to their church more than to God and His Christ are going to feel the heat. As if they’d be listening to this in the first place.

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31 – Truth in Jesus 1


Sometimes I think the reason these sermons were unspoken is because MacDonald knew they would fall on deaf ears. This one challenges the would be Christian to obey, one of the most difficult areas for the “churched” Christian to comprehend.

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10 – Last Temptation


A verse that has troubled some for generations is brought under the light of MacDonald’s spiritual understanding. Sooner or later we feel forsaken by God. It would serve us well to remember this Unspoken Sermon.

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04 – The Higher Faith


As we progress spiritually we move from basic faith that believes what we hear about, read about and experience to a different kind of faith. The higher faith is the faith that doesn’t have to be explained and cannot easily be explained.

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42 – The Mark


There’s little question that the Gospels are difficult to understand beyond their literal meaning. We look at the story of the paralytic man brought to Jesus for healing. It’s a lovely story on the surface. It’s inner beauty is so rich with meaning that it is crucial for those wishing to develop to understand it.

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03 – The Mark


We take a fresh look at faith as a way of thinking instead of the ordinary way of taking it as belief, which it is not. A number of parables are used to illustrate the kind of thinking that can show us what the senses can’t see.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.