Archive for the ‘Morning Talks’ Category

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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30 – Self-Denial 2

The biggest problem with self is self-love. It’s like a cloud in front of the sun. It keeps so much that we need to be happy from getting to us so we may benefit from it, and benefit others.

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29 – Self-Denial 1

MacDonald tackles possibly the most misunderstood idea in Christianity. That of self-denial and its ramifications. The self about which he writes must be properly understood before he can be put aside.

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28 – Voice of Job 4

MacDonald finishes up with the justification of Job and his proper alignment with his new knowledge of God’s love, mercy and justice. Job’s prosperity is more than just physical as he comes to better know the ways of God are far above the ways of man.

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27 – Voice of Job 3

If Job was righteous, as the prologue states, what was his shortcoming? When God speaks to him out of the whirlwind, what is the meaning. Is it a rebuke or a reminder?

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26 – Voice of Job 2

Part two has MacDonald giving the traditional churches a spiritual spanking for their heresy of hiding the Father’s love for His children. Instead they ignorantly teach of hell and torment.

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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.