UnFriending - #reFriending PART 4

Series finale in the #reFriending series and the subject was the toughest one of all...UnFriending.

What do you do when you realize that your "friends" are bringing you down?  Do you distance yourself from them?  Do you try to help turn them around?  What is the right thing to do?

That's the topic in this week's message.  Check out the video and see for yourself what I believe is the right approach that we need to take.

Jesus in Weakness (sermon video)

I’ve been a priest for close to 12 years now.  And in those 12 years, I’ve probably preached more than 1,000 sermons.  But very few of them have ever touched me in the same way as the one below.

This is the video of a sermon I gave two years ago during this same time of year – the second week of Lent.  It is based on the passage from Matthew 4:1-11, the temptation of Christ in the wilderness.

I just watched it this morning and could still feel the chills in my spine as I remembered the picture of Jesus during those 40 days in the desert.  The picture is not a pleasant one at all – it’s not the strong Jesus that we love to picture, or the Almighty Jesus or the Eternal Jesus.  Instead we see a picture of a weak Jesus.  A hungry Jesus.  A Jesus in need of help from the angels.  And that picture breaks my heart.

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