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Offense of the Cross

I preached yesterday at the local Baptist church. The subject was the unavoidable offense of the cross (1 Cor) to those who are too strong or too smart and the avoidable offense of language and behavior of God's people which picked up a little on my blog post from last week. Ended up talking a lot about THANKSGIVING as the language of the Kingdom and a result of being filled with the Spirit (Eph. 5). When we begin to follow Jesus, our language changes from mindless to meaningful (Ex. 20) and from complaining to complimenting (Eph).
I read out a great passage on praising God with our mind from the classic book 'Disciple', by Juan Carlos Ortiz. LOVE that book. Glad I found it again after 25 years.