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Sep 26, 2018

Pulpit To Pew | Ep93 | Wicked

In this episode, Rev. Beverly Gibson and Johnny Gwin talk about the nature and identity of "the wicked" and the creation and summoning of Death. Who is The Righteous Man from the Wisdom of Solomon, and why is he reviled as "inconvenient"? What does the 1982 Disney film, Something Wicked This Way Comes, have to teach us about humility, courage, facing our shadow selves, and drawing closer to God? Drawing closer to God starts with us inviting God to be present more in our lives and practicing this purposeful action will bring more light and peace into our dark and shadowy world.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Wisdom Literature of the Bible is an excellent guide for the faithful to explore the nature of righteous living.
  • Our arch-enemies are not always external. Most of our biggest struggles and conflicts stem from the darkest (and unknown) parts of ourselves.
  • Look inward to find our true selves that can fully participate in a life with God.
  • Drawing closer to God can start by bringing our "Sunday Selves" to our Monday morning lives.
  • Embracing righteousness, humility and sharing God's light repels the "the wicked" around us that is summoned by the World.

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Readings:

Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22
James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Mark 9:30-37

 

Resources:

Something Wicked This Way Comes - Film (1982)

Ray Bradbury

Waiting For My Real Life - Colin Hay Documentary 

 

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