This post covers the sermons for August 4 (still behind, still catching up but in the current month; yippee!).
One of the more peculiar things that Paul asks us to do is to “set our minds on things above.” Perhaps “peculiar” is too strong a word but it is at least odd that we would be asked to set our minds on things above. How will it help us to be thinking about things above if we then don’t pay attention to what is going on here below? We’ve all seen or heard of the video of the person texting in a mall and walking into a fountain, isn’t this the spiritual equivalent? Don’t we need to keep our mind down here too? Well there are at least a couple of ways to look at this that allows us to do both. I hope that these sermons will help you think Paul’s words through and provide, perhaps, another way to look at his exhortation.
Knox Presbyterian 130804 Knox
St. Mark’s Presbyterian 130804_StMarks
And just in case you don’t get around to listening, yes, I do in fact reference the old canard “being so heavenly minded you’re no earthly good.”