Ekko’s latest sermon, “Don’t Judge but Judge II”, is on the bottom of the Player below. And at the bottom of this post is the “trailer” I wish we had time for during this sermon today. Hope you get fueled, challenged and inspired for New “Scripts”. God bless you.
Don’t Judge but Judge / Part II
Matthew 7: 1-5, 12
1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye… 12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.
“Doctors had been trying to motivate patients mainly with the fear of death, he says, and that simply wasn’t working. For a few weeks after a heart attack, patients were scared enough to do whatever their doctors said. But death was just too frightening to think about, so their denial would return, and they’d go back to their old ways. The patients lived the way they did as a day-to-day strategy for coping with their emotional troubles. “Telling people who are lonely and depressed that they’re going to live longer if they quit smoking or change their diet and lifestyle is not that motivating,” Ornish says. “Who wants to live longer when you’re in chronic emotional pain?” So instead of trying to motivate them with the “fear of dying,” Ornish reframes (new imagination, new script, new picture) the issue. He inspires a new vision of the “joy of living” — convincing them they can feel better, not just live longer. That means enjoying the things that make daily life pleasurable, like making love or even taking long walks without the pain caused by their disease. “Joy is a more powerful motivator than fear,” he says.”
- “Change or Die” by Fast Company Magazine
2 Corinthians 3
"3 You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts…”
John 8: 1-11 / Jesus did not come to state the obvious but to free you to write a new story
"Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?" 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her." 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 At this, those who heard began to go away one at a time, the older ones first, until only Jesus was left, with the woman still standing there. 10 Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" 11 "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin.”
James 4: 12 (Complete Jewish Bible) /
“There is but one Giver of Torah; he is also the Judge, with the power to deliver and to destroy. Who do you think you are, judging your fellow human being?”
Only the Proud forfeit a New Script /
6 But the grace he gives is greater, which is why it says, “God opposes the arrogant, but to the humble he gives grace.” - James 4: 6 (Complete Jewish Bible)
“Missrepresentation” movie / Scripts for Females in our Country
“As I’ve contended before on my blog, the treatment of women is the oldest injustice in human history. It’s so old and so taken for granted, that we don’t quite understand what’s at stake – not just for women, but really, for all of us. In more nuanced and simultaneously graphic ways, women are objects to be objectified and marketed and packaged for consumption. And these messages start early and often in human development and identity.” - Eugene Cho
“Girls are taught at a every young age their worth is dependent on what they look like. Their body and not their mind.”- from the movie.
Galatians 3: 28
“There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
Church is Dress Rehearsal / It also urges you to stick to the new script about yourself and others
“Church is the gift of community of Christians in which we rehearse and orient ourselves in the practise of resurrection.” - Eugene Peterson’s “Practise Resurrection: A Conversation on Growing Up in Christ”
Church is “a colony of heaven in the country of death”. - Eugene Peterson, “The Pastor”
Newest Miss Representation Trailer (2011 Sundance Film Festival Official Selection) from Miss Representation on Vimeo.
(Ekko is set to screen this movie in January 2012, get ready.)