I think that we have forgotten over the past two thousand years what an annoyance and a thorn in the side Jesus was to the "nice" people of Palestine -- the law followers, the get-me-through-the-day people, those who had made a career of their religion. Certainly, today's Christianity rarely seems to be an annoyance to the business-as-usual types of our day. We have come to a comfortable faith that demands that the church Elders be careful to monitor the heating and air conditioning settings so all are comfortable.
Often we substitute our own comfort levels for righteousness and come to worship them idolatrously. We are so satisfied by the way we meet our needs so perfectly that we get too righteous for our own good. Join the congregation of Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Ky. for this week's sermon, Too Righteous for Her Own Good by clicking HERE for audio or HERE for text.
Community Presbyterian Church of Bellefonte, Kentucky, was built on the casting floor of a 19th Century iron blast furnace. We use "The Casting Floor" as an image for the power of the Spirit to form us. Visit us at http://communitypresbyterian.org