Sunday, May 07, 2006

The DaVinci Code and The Gospel

Today's Topic: The Big Day

The DaVinci Code comes out on May 19th. Based on the best-selling book by Dan Brown, this new movie will further popularize many myths and outright lies about Jesus Christ and the church.

Today, Covenant Life Church welcomed Dr. Albert Mohler from Southern Baptist Seminary to help us understand The DaVinci Code and how to converse with our culture about the ideas it contains. After clarifying some of the historical errors in the book, Dr. Mohler asked a most important question in preparing for a discussion, "Why are people so drawn to a story like this?" He answered the question this way... When people read this book, they can question the legitimacy of Scripture and dismiss any thought that they are sinners. And then they don't have to look for a Savior. He then helped us understand how to respond with compassion, joy, and courage.

I thank God that we have heard from such a winsome and intelligent person on how to obey the command of Collosians 4:6: "Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."

Look here to download the message. The mp3 and podcast should be up by Sunday afternoon.

I also want to highlight a moment from our technical teams this morning. It was a moment of greatness, a moment of God-glorification, a moment of true humility.

Our video team has been undergoing some leadership changes recently. Some people have moved away and others, those who have excelled, are being promoted to greater responsibility.

In the midst of these changes, one of the team leaders came up to me this morning to recommend that I replace him with someone on his team. He thought this other person could do a better job than he was doing, and asked me to consider removing him from his current leadership role, so that the other person could take it.

Thanks be to God for how much he is at work in the lives of the people of this church! I can't think of anywhere in the world where something like this would happen. But God implants such a love for the church in the hearts of his children that they prefer truly serving others over having a title, authority, or respect.

Thanks be to Jesus Christ, and God our Father!
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1 comment:

Anna said...

Your comments are greatly encouraging. Thanks guys :)