clock work

I have a lot to write today and for that I am sorry.  But yesterday at seminary, one of my professors said one of the greatest things that I have ever heard. 

 He was talking about certain authors and pastors that he doesn’t agree with and then he said this, “Even a broken clock gets the time right twice a day.”  Basically, that doesn’t mean we still can’t listen to them. 

This is what I feel that the church needs to hear more of.  Many times we think that just because someone got something wrong once, we can’t listen to them.  They seem to forget that all of us get it wrong almost everyday.  We seem to forget. 

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God?  Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.  Such were some of you, but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 
– 1 Corinthians 6:9-11

The Message says verse 11 this way, “A number of you know from experience what I’m talking about, for not so long ago you were on that list.  Since then, you’ve been cleaned up and given a fresh start by Jesus, our Master, our Messiah, and by our God present in us, the Spirit.” 

But today let us remember that no matter how many times we go to death, let us remember that we can come alive again.  Just because yesterday, we were hypocrites, doesn’t mean that we can’t be real and authentic tomorrow.

If you haven’t watched the video from earlier today, here it is again.  I don’t mention things twice unless they aren’t important or that you weren’t listening. 

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