Foolishness To The World
Feb 20, 2022 • Pastor Logan Ames
Moses had a speech problem. Rahab was a prostitute. David was just a small, worthless shepherd boy. Jesus was a poor carpenter's son who didn't look like anything special (Isaiah 53:2-3). Ignore all the modern pictures of Him with a perfect smile, flowing hair, and sparkling eyes - what a former seminary professor of mine comically referred to as "Swedish Jesus". That's not a realistic image of who Jesus was. The world saw Jesus and those other servants mentioned above as weak and irrelevant. But they weren't the only ones. Michael Jordan didn't make the varsity team. Walt Disney was told he lacked creativity. Albert Einstein was possibly dyslexic and daydreamed in school. Milton Hershey started three other candy companies before Hershey's. The point is that, whatever the world thinks is foolish or weak, God sees as wise and strong when submitted to Him. This week at Friendship, we'll look at how God reveals Himself through that which is "Foolishness to the World". The idea of a crucified Savior was madness, but God used it to save all who accept Him. We'll also look at the story of the fall of Jericho. Join us and see that God's ways don't always make sense, but they're always better.