NOTE: The introduction (see below) is missing from this sermon... read on...
Imagine I came to teach a class on nutrition eating 3 cookies stacked on one another.
Imagine you are coaching a softball team and during the pre-game prep talk instead of standing with the rest of the group I have set up lawn chair and from this sidelines I yell, “put me in coach I am ready to play”
If I am a nutrition coach or a softball player there are certain things you expect NOT to see in my life.
That is simple the way it is with everything we are apart of. Likewise If we are a Christ follower there are certain things we expect NOT to see in the lives of those who call themselves Christians.
Intuitively we know that there are certain things that just shouldn’t be there… sometimes we know it when we see it other times it is a little more difficult to define.
In Churches everywhere it is common practice on Easter for the pastor to greet the congragation with the words, "He has risen" and the people's resonce, "He has risen indeed". That's nice and all but, so what? Its a good thing to take about on Easter but what does the Ressurection have to do with "real-life"? This sermon explores that quesiton.
Have you ever been around a Christian leader (or a Christian in general) and thought to yourself, "something doesn't smell right"? This sermon not only address the stench of worldy wisdom in leadership but also challanges our own personl wisdom.