That's My King!

I posted this on here a few years ago and just came across a link to it in the office email I'm going through before I have to surrender my sweet desktop Mac and accompanying work email account tomorrow.

It had been a long time since I listened to it, and thought it was worth posting again. It's from a sermon delivered in Detroit in 1976 by Dr. S.M. Lockridge, a preacher from San Diego, Calif. It fills me with a kind of peace and pride (for lack of a better word) that is hard to describe. Maybe some of you feel it, too.

9 comments:

Ian Leslie said...

I remember this from the Easter service you guys joined us at. I'm glad you found it, I'd been looking for it.

Anonymous said...

Hypocrite = Saying Jesus is your King and voting for Obama

Think about it.

Carcich said...

For the record...this last anonymous comment was not me. =)

I've "thought about it" though...about the cowardice of anonymity.

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Robyn said...

Anon - I'm not sure what you mean, honestly. Jesus is Obama's king, too. I don't get it....

Carcich - :)

Nicole - Thank you! What a sweet thing to post. Made my day.

Anonymous said...

Well, it's pretty simple really. There's the obvious that if someone says that Jesus is their King (like, Obama) that they might not fully understand what it means to say that. Actions typically have to match what you're saying in order to not be a hypocrite. Pretty sure that Jesus would not be okay with the roughly 40 million unborn babies that have been aborted since Roe v. Wade. Now I'm sure you'll see me as a one-issue/values voter and not think anymore about my comments, however, there are serious consequences to saying you are someone when you're not.

Robyn said...

I think there are no Christians on this earth who truly live up to the ideals set by The King. So in that regard, I'm willing to bet my life that many of us -- perhaps even you, anon.? -- have been hypocrites in one way or another.

I'm also willing to bet that there are tons of Christians out there who, like myself, don't personally regard abortion as a viable option for themselves because of personal or religious beliefs, but who nonetheless support a woman's LEGAL right to do with her body what she feels is best for herself and her family. I can tell you feel equally strongly about the issue, and I respect that.

I wonder what Jesus would say about the thousands of soldiers and innocent civilians who have died in this Iraq war......at the hands of U.S. leaders who say they are Christians....

Anonymous said...

Yes, we've all been a hypocrite in more ways than one as a Christian. It's a daily struggle for me as I am sinful in nature.

The only issue I take with your choice (which I can respect as your view) is that as a Christian the number one thing we do is to surrender our life to God. My life is not mine, it's His because He first loved me and sent His Son to die for me so that I may live eternally with Him.

Basically, if you're a Christian then abortion is not a choice we get to make. He says it's wrong, so it's wrong for anyone. That's hard for our society/culture to understand because we live in a very self-centered one. A "I think it's okay, so it is okay" kind of thing. Instead of how we as Christians are called to live..."Does God say it's okay?"

Proverbs 3:5-6..."Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in ALL YOUR WAYS acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

I won't get into the Iraq war. Just know that there are a lot of things happening there that we do not hear about. I know several soldiers serving in Afghanistan/Iraq, including a Brig. General in command of 20,000 troops, who have a completely different spin on it compared to what the media dishes out to us.

And check out "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren if you haven't already. The first line of the book says it all.

Robyn said...

I've read "Purpose-Driven Life." I liked "Grace Awakening" better.

Thanks for sharing your opinions. The next time you'd like to preach on my blog, muster up the guts to use your real name.