Friday, October 17, 2008

Joseph of Nazareth was a Single-Issue Evangelical

Joseph leads Mary and Jesus to safety in Egypt to escape from Herod (see Matthew 2:13-15), as depicted by Lorenzo Monaco (1405).

The following is a copy of a post by Jim Hamilton on October 16, 2008

Courageous. Inspiring. Prophetic. On point. Go listen here.

Dr. Moore knocked it out of the park today for the glory of God.

The abortion thing is about much more than American politics, so if you don’t want to be confronted with the spiritual realities and worldview issues at stake, don’t bother with this sermon.

If you don’t want to see a beautiful example of how to interpret narrative and apply it to the contemporary mind and heart while showing how the narrative fits in the broader redemptive historical story line, don’t bother with this sermon.

If you don’t want to understand how Matthew is using the Old Testament in his early chapters, and if you don’t want to be taught these things with a passion that will move you to action, don’t bother with this sermon.

If you don’t want to be inspired to love your children and your wife, or, if you don’t have kids and don’t want to be inspired to be a parent, don’t bother with this sermon.

If you’re not interested in what the gospel has to say to those who have suffered from having had or performed or counseled others to have abortions, don’t bother with this sermon.

Otherwise, go listen.

May the Lord bring renewal in our day.

The obsessive skier listened to this message this morning and he agrees with all that Jim Hamilton has written above. If you listen to it, I would love to hear what you think.

2 comments:

brent said...

This ties in nicely with the single issue voter discussion we had tonight!

Our talk tonight seems like it was a continuation of this thought, seeing as how you posted this much earlier in the day ...

I also took a look at Sophie's letter that you scanned in - very cute!

obsessiveskier said...

Yeah...this was on my mind yesterday.

What a great time! Thanks for having us over. That brown sugar/bourbon sauce was to die for!

Have a great day, and thanks for reading my blog! I'm flattered!