We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer

Monday, January 9, 2012

The Lesson

A little something I found in my files; I hope you get the point.
Then Jesus took his disciples up to the mountain, and gathering them around him, he taught them saying, “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  Blessed are the meek; blessed are they that mourn; blessed are the merciful; blessed are they who thirst for justice; blessed are you when you are persecuted; blessed are you when you suffer.  Be glad and rejoice for your reward is great in heaven...”
Then Simon Peter asked, “Do we have to write this down?”
And Andrew asked, “Are we supposed to know this?”
And James asked, “Will we have a test on it?”
And Phillip asked, “What if we don’t know it?”
And Bartholomew asked, “Do we have to turn this in?”
And John said, “The other disciples didn’t have to learn this!”
And Matthew asked, “When do we get out of here?”
And Judas asked, “What does this have to do with real life?”
Then one of the Pharisees present asked to see Jesus’ lesson plans, and inquired of Jesus his terminal objectives in the cognitive domain.
And Jesus wept.