Use Your Disillusion

Hopping Hadrian's Wall

Today’s sermon from North Presbyterian Church, Kalamazoo.

Click here to read the bulletin, including the biblical text.

Sermon Outline:

I.                   There are moments in life when the things we depend upon let us down

A.                 Economy, church, country, relationships: spouse/family/friends, self: body/soul

1.                  “What the heck just happened?”

B.                  We get disillusioned

1.                  Actually a good thing: “Dis-illusion”

2.                  In these moments, we get to find out where our faith really lies
Today’s gospel

II.                 “temple” “adorned with beautiful stones and gifts dedicated to God”

A.                 Center of Jewish life: national/ethnic/religious

B.                  Literally “House of God”

1.                  “God (Ultimate Good) lives in this place”

III.              Jesus: “As for these things that you see, the days will come when not one stone will be left upon another; all will be thrown down.”

A.                 Offensive: Unpatriotic, sacrilegious, blasphemous

B.                  Unthinkable: “How would all of this work without it?”

IV.             Jesus elaborates

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