George Orwell: "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." Are we there yet? It sure seems that someone telling the truth is close to becoming "hate speech!" Given these things, this sermon is surely Politically INCORRECT! It is a PowerPoint outline (please view in "Presentation" mode) that manifests how Political Correctness is against Christ and Christianity.
In writing, hyphens are often used to combine (compound) or divide words. Interestingly enough, they work pretty much the same way in people. Though we use them in an effort to combine two names or descriptions into one, they often wind up being more divisive than anything else. For instance…
This PowerPoint lesson highlights both the need for "heart" to be an essential element of all apologies- those we teach and require of our children, as well as those we make to our God.
The Old Testament prophet Amos was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore figs (not like our figs, but a fig-like fruit that had to be pinched or bruised to ripen), Amos 7:14. He stepped out of the obscurity of his agrarian way of life to preach a much-needed message of reform to God’s people about 755 years before Christ. Obviously, speaking for God to an apostate people was not something for which his sheep and sycamore trees had prepared him, or was it? Amos was the perfect “man for the job” to deliver a no-nonsense message of repentance or destruction that Israel sorely needed. Their so-called prophets had become ear-ticklers who spoke only the soothing words they wanted to hear. So, God calls Amos to leave his sheep and trees to become what some have called “the first great reformer.” His message from God was largely one of coming destruction because Israel (used of both the northern 10 tribes of Judah and the 2 southern tribes of Israel combined) no longer walked with God.