SUNDAY SERMON [C.U.- Mass]
[Note- This is a re-post of a previous Sunday sermon- I plan on doing this from time to time. I did make a video for Sunday [10-28-18] and will add it to this post- I will also add a New section below- John]
18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
https://youtu.be/Uzzg9W4wJTQ Sunday sermon
Sunday sermon video for 10-28-18- [The bullet points below are not for this video- but for the video’s above]
.Alexander the Great
.The 2 ‘Gadflies’
.Socrates and Kierkegaard
.Greek city state of Athens
.My encounter with the Berkeley professor
NEW- I did a teaching video for this Sunday- but simply tagged it to this past Sunday post.
I thought I would write on a strange thing that happened after I posted [wrote] last weeks post. But instead I mentioned it on a video https://youtu.be/x32nDfblDpQ and for those who are interested you can watch the video.
I jaw saw some of my homeless friends [As I write this] and it was interesting to see how they were having a fellowship- talking about some bible passages they covered in a bible study the day before- and for the most part- were a good example of the ‘Church in the Wilderness’.
The last few weeks I talked about the ongoing problem of the hit and run deaths- particularly of the homeless- that have happened in Corpus Christi the last few months.
How many of the homeless- who have died- been hit by vehicles- or were killed outright- were veterans.
Most of these [all?] I knew- some more than others- but they are indeed a part of a community- people who know one another- and when one of the homeless dies- the others on the street see it as the loss of a family member.
I write on these issues- to bring attention to them.
The last few weeks many in the media- the political spectrum- have had a fierce debate over who is at fault for the sending of mail bombs- or the outright murder of 11 Jewish people at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
All of these acts are senseless- and need to be condemned outright.
On the above video- as well as others- I have tried to challenge our mindsets- when it comes to killing- in a broader way.
Meaning- we can easily condemn the act of a sick individual who might have indeed been incited by the political speech of our nation- or even of our media.
And when the act happens- a killing- a mail bomb- or whatever- then all sides are quick to condemn the act.
But when nations justify killing- war- actions that do the same things- have the same results- on a much larger scale-
We too often do not denounce that type of killing- the same way we denounce it on the smaller scale.
So I tried to challenge our mindsets somewhat on this as well.
I did add the verses I spoke about for the video I made last week- to the end of this post.
And will try and add the video I make today- 11-4-18- to Facebook and YouTube later today.
11-2-18 News update- [Some sites- see the rest here https://ccoutreach87.com/2018/11/04/sunday-sermon-11-4-18/ ]
10-31-18 Homeless friends tell their story- https://www.facebook.com/john.chiarello.5/videos/10204965125806079/