- 2 Corinthians 3:12 – 4:6 20/20 Vision (Wagner)
In the movie, "O God" there is a scene where John Denver is in the shower. When he steps out he sees Burns, who is dressed as an old man wearing a fishing hat. Denver says, "So this is what God looks like?" But Burns responds by saying, "If I appeared as I really am, you couldn't handle it."
- 2 Corinthians 4:7-12 Down But Never Out (Bowen)
Do you remember the best-seller of some years ago called Looking Out For Number One? Did you know that after the book was published, the author's wife divorced him and is now receiving thousands of dollars in alimony. When asked why she did this, she is reported to have said, "I read his book."
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Life by the Invisible (Bowen)
Moses on Mount Sinai, begs to see God. "Please give me just one good look." Woody Allen says, "If only God would give me one solid clue like depositing fifty thousand in my bank account." Skeptics ask, "Where's the evidence?" But God can't be known that way, precisely because he transcends the material and mundane and visible.
- 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Secularism: Subtle Enemy (Bowen)
We need to stop and ask ourselves again and again, not ‘Do I believe in God?' but rather how do I take him in to account in my daily life? Is my relationship to him anywhere near as driving a concern or passion as the success of my business or the health of my children, or my ambitions for next year?