Tee Time: Life is wasted without Jesus

WastedApparently a high school student in Canada got suspended from school in 2012 for wearing a T-shirt with this slogan—and not because of the veiled drug reference, but because the shirt was said to offend those who don’t share its wearer’s beliefs.

(T-shirt found at threadsquad.com.)

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Vintage Jesus, Part 10: Why Did Jesus Come to Earth?

This twelve-part series outlines the “Vintage Jesus” sermons of Mark Driscoll. See part 1 here.

3:29: To do the will of God, who sent him to earth as a missionary (John 6:38, 8:42)

4:20: To do everything anticipated in the Old Testament (Matthew 5:17-18)

5:37: There were three offices in the Old Testament, all of which Jesus filled: prophet (speaks), priest (serves), and king (rules). He demonstrated them in verifiable ways while on earth, and he continues to demonstrate them still from his seat in heaven.

6:21: Jesus as prophet: a bold, confrontational truth-teller

7:46: Unlike other prophets, Jesus says, “I tell you this” (not “God told me this”) or “I say to you”—I am the source and center and sum of truth. He appeals to his own authority as God, and people recognized that.

8:59: Jesus doesn’t just speak the word of God; he is the Word of God. (John 1)

10:38: Jesus was a preacher who pointed out sin and error and folly with the message “Repent.” He came to put his finger on the dark parts of our lives and release us from them.  Continue reading

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Tee Time: Seek His Face (No Shave November)

Seek Christ's faceFound at kerusso.com.

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Vintage Jesus, Part 9: How Did People Know Jesus Was Coming?

This twelve-part series outlines the “Vintage Jesus” sermons of Mark Driscoll. See part 1 here.

0:55-4:50 – Interview with Rabbi Mark Glickman: A Jewish Perspective on Who the Messiah Is

“The Messiah will usher in an era of universal peace and justice and righteousness and goodness, and a mere glance at the newspapers today shows that we haven’t reached that yet. Our world is far from the good, righteous, perfect place that our tradition has dreamt it can be. And therefore we very definitely live in a pre-Messianic world—a world in which the Messiah has not yet come.

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“Reform Judaism, early on, rejected the notion of a person as the Messiah. We’re not looking for an individual but rather we see ourselves as God’s partner in working tirelessly in order to bring on the Messianic era, in order to make the world the good, perfect, just, righteous place we know it can become. So we’re not looking for the Messiah to be a person; we’re looking for the fulfillment, more generally, of the Messianic dream of our tradition, which promises peace and wholeness and completeness—the world as it might be.”  Continue reading

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Tee Time: Air Jesus

T-shirt_Air JesusThe ultimate high.

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“Jesus Is Yours” by Ordinary Time

Track 1 on the album Joy Brand New. Words and music by Ben Keyes.

Ordinary Time is an independent folk acoustic trio rooted in the Christian tradition. For more information, visit their website, www.ordinarytimemusic.com.

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Tee Time: Jesus is my rock . . .

T-shirt_Jesus is my rock. . . and that’s how I roll!

Found at etsy.com.

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