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.
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Sunday sermon videos-
.Alexander the Great
.The 2 ‘Gadflies’
.Socrates and Kierkegaard
.Greek city state of Athens
.My encounter with the Berkeley professor
TEACHING- [Past posts below- On some of these posts you will see old news comments- these were events that took place when I first made the videos/Posts. Because they fit into the teaching I did at that time- I need to leave them in- John]
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 just 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.
PAST POSTS- [Parts of my past teaching and links that relate to today’s post- SUNDAY SERMON- Verses below]
http://www.ancient.eu/Battle_of_Issus/ This was the battle I referred to on the video- Alexander’s stunning defeat of Darius the 3rd- the Persian king. Alexander was the son of the Macedonian king- who after the death of his father ascended to the throne at a very young age. I was quoting from memory on the video- and that’s why I confused Macedonia with Persia- but I got the battle right.
The other battle I mentioned was the defeat of Athens by the Spartans- I actually wrote on this before and will add that section below. [Some sites see here https://corpuschristioutreachministries.blogspot.com/2023/03/sunday-sermon-text_19.html?m=0 ]
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