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our Stewardship of Living and Dying

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Pastor Chris Cahill

on 26 January 2017

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Transcript of our Stewardship of Living and Dying

From Darkness to Light
Four False Gods
Our Stewardship of Living and Dying
Our Stewardship of One Another
"Who is my Neighbor?" People who . . .
Our Stewardship of Hearts and Minds
THANK YOU!
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Lies and False gods
• I am a free being; I don’t belong to anyone else; I am free to make my own choices (v. 3)

• God did not make the world (v. 3)

• If God did have a hand in making the world, he doesn’t much care what happens in it (v. 5)

• If God did have a hand in making the world, now He just sits in heaven and watches from afar (v. 5)

Lies and False gods that

• Have an inflated and empty opinion of human wisdom and understanding (v. 9)

• Value things more than people (v.10-11)

• Make more things than food (v. 12)

• Care nothing for the environment, except for what profit he can make from it (v. 14-15)

• Use technology for selfish means to selfish ends (v.16)

• Don’t truly pause to reflect on anything (v. 17-19)

• Don’t realize the harm in every “accomplishment” (v. 20)

Lies and False gods of self-justification by self-delusion (v. 20)

Lies and False gods that say
• I must have control over my life (v. 2)

• God is not my friend (v. 13)

• I must have control over whether I live or die, and how (v. 19-20)

The Absent Landlord god vs. the God of Psalm 100
The Technological god vs. the God of Isaiah 44
The Narcissistic god vs. the god of Job 10
Lies and False gods that say
• I am the final authority in my own life (v. 20)

• No one has authority over me that I don’t allow (v. 21)

The Defiant god vs. the God of Ephesians 1
DEFIANCE
ABSENCE
NARCISSISM
TECHNOLOGY
SURRENDER
PRESENCE
NEIGHBOR
WONDER
How does my grasp of these affect my attitude to my own
Birth?
Childhood?
Education?
Upbringing?
Sickness or health?
Vocation?
Retirement?
Hobbies?
Family and relationships?
Income and savings?
Mortality?
Death?
Faith?
DEFIANCE
ABSENCE
NARCISSISM
TECHNOLOGY
OR
. . . and Four Godly Truths
SURRENDER
PRESENCE
NEIGHBOR
WONDER
Live down the street or next door?
Are of a different race or color than me?
Speak a different language than me?
Cut me off as I'm driving down the highway?
Haven't been born yet, but are living inside me?
Aren't capable of keeping themselves alive?
Have injured or killed someone I love?
Are a threat to my security?
How do I love each of the least of these the way I love myself?
DEFIANCE
ABSENCE
NARCISSISM
TECHNOLOGY
SURRENDER
PRESENCE
NEIGHBOR
WONDER
DEFIANCE
ABSENCE
NARCISSISM
TECHNOLOGY
How do these things affect the way we think?
How do these things affect the way we believe?
How do these things affect the way we live?
SURRENDER
PRESENCE
NEIGHBOR
WONDER
How might these things affect the way we think?
How might these things affect the way we believe?
How might these things affect the way we live?
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