Good-Friday

Lunatic, Liar, or Lord

Pilot Knob Lutheran          Lunatic, Liar, or Lord              1/31/2024

The well-known author and atheist C.S. Lewis set out to disprove Christianity, like so many before him. Unlike many others he was willing to do his homework with diligence and determination only to discover that there truly is a God – the God of the bible and gave his life to Jesus Christ. As a result, Lewis became a rabid defender of the Christian faith. 

He concluded that what makes or breaks Christianity and the bible is the claim that Jesus is the Messiah; truly the Son of God, who is 100% human and 100%God. 

Many people view Jesus Christ as a good man, a moral teacher, a prophet and so on. In other words, he is a good role model. Ask yourself; if a man you did not know came to your house and announced that he is the Son of God, or the Messiah, would you invite him into your home, call for you kids to come and listen and learn from this stranger the ways of life?! I would hope not. Yet for many this Jesus is a great moral teacher who also said out right that he is God. 

I think we would concur with Lewis; Jesus is either a lunatic, liar, or Lord. If a liar, those who hated him would surely expose his lies; can’t cover up his claims for very long. If a lunatic or a crazy man, he and his follower would not be willing to die for their cause. More importantly this ‘lunatic’ rose from the grave never to die again. To this day millions are willing to die for this belief. 

Perhaps he is Lord. Hundreds of prophecies recorded hundreds and thousands of years ago about a coming Messiah who would suffer, die, and rise all came true. Who is he for you? If he is Lord, the Son of God, what will you do with him and his teachings? Pr. Bob Snitzer

By the Way:

Today: 3:45 Confirmation class. Sunday 4, 9:00 AM Morning worship service and Holy Communion. Sermon: Light Drives Out Darkness.

Baptism of Luella Kay Holland. (For sure.)10:15 Sunday school.

Annual reports will be in your mail box. Meeting: February 11, 10:30, No Sunday school  

February 4, 2-3:30   GriefShare. Please tell others. For more information go to: https://www.griefshare.org/findagroup or contact Pr. Bob or Sue Reese.

~ Past communiques and sermons can be read and heard on our website: www.pilotknob.org and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PilotKnobLutheran/

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