Twelve Monkeys of Christ

The sermon is done. It just needs practiced and edited. If you're of the praying sort, I ask that you would please pray that I am sensitive to God's leading and that he opens all of our hearts to what he wants us to hear.

Okay, that name really has nothing to do with this post. I just wanted to make sure my google ads stayed focus on Christian subject matters because that is what I mainly talk about.

Last, night the youth group and I watched Twelve Monkeys. Its a movie about a guy (Bruce Willis) who is sent from the future to find an original form of the virus that forced 1% of humanity to move underground while killing off all of the rest. When he comes back in time, he knows what is going to happen in the future, so the medical establishment of our day considers him crazy. One thing after another happens that revealing to his kidnapped psychiatrist that he really is from the future. That's all I will say because that is all that is necessary for this discussion.

Bruce Willis' character was different because he viewed the world different. We, as Christians, need to be different because we view the world differently than those around us. But more often than not, we seem to just be the same as the world.

Here is a recent Barna study. Born Again Christians As Likely To Divorce As Are Non-Christians.

(1 Cor 1:18-28 NASB) "For the word of the cross is to those who are perishing foolishness, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. {19} For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE." {20} Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? {21} For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. {22} For indeed Jews ask for signs, and Greeks search for wisdom; {23} but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, and to Gentiles foolishness, {24} but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. {25} Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. {26} For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; {27} but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, {28} and the base things of the world and the despised, God has chosen, the things that are not, that He might nullify the things that are,"