Posts Tagged ‘Unspoken Sermons’

16 – The Way

There has been much talk about the way, the path and the like for a great many years. I’ve never heard anyone talk about to what the way or the path would lead one. MacDonald makes it very clear in this Unspoken Sermon, now given a voice.

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12 – Love Your Neighbor

Billed as half of the fulfillment of the law, we are faced with, the sometimes difficult task, of loving our neighbor. MacDonald treats the subject with the same persuasive power he meets any spiritual challenge.

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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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08 – Wilderness Temptation

Here we delve into the Gospel account of Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness after fasting for forty days. MacDonald leads us into a deeper understanding of what must either be a parable or a fiction.

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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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02 – The Child in the Midst

The Child in the Midst is the first unspoken sermon, now spoken, in George MacDonald’s series of Unspoken Sermons. He’s interested in showing us a portrait of God based on the teaching Jesus offers his disciples after discovering them bickering over who is the greatest.

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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.