Sunday July 19, 2015 –2 Timothy 2:15 – Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Positive intentions have led to unintended negative results. George Marsden: “anti-intellectualism was a feature of American revivalism. Modern Christians have lost faith’s relationship to reason and truth, personalized their faith, and emphasized feelings. Do your best to think. – Dwayne Terry

Unintended Consequences, Part 01

Love The Lord With All Your Mind, Part 01

Matthew 22:37 Jesus replied: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

  • Positive intentions have led to unintended negative
  • George Marsden: “anti-intellectualism was a feature of American revivalism.”

Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

Characteristics of Modern Christians

  • Modern Christians have lost faith’s relationship to reason and truth.
  • Modern Christians have personalized their faith.
  • Modern Christians emphasize feelings.

Acts 17:20 – You are bringing some strange ideas to our ears, and we would like to know what they mean.

Where Do I Begin?

  • Do your best to think.

2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

Spoudazō [spoo-dad’-zo] – do your best, make effort, work hard, be diligent, to study

Orthotomeō [or-thot-om-eh’-o] – correctly handles, to proceed on straight paths, hold a straight course