This past Sunday I had the privilege of preaching during the evening service at my home church.
Jesus Christ is Offensive
Proper 9B, July 8, 2012
O God, who hast taught us to keep all thy commandments by loving thee and our neighbor: Grant us the grace of thy Holy Spirit, that we may be devoted to thee with our whole heart, and united to one another with pure affection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
If I say “no offense, but…,” what do you think is coming next? I’m about to insult you, right? I can remember kids in middle school saying, “no offense Alan, but you have a big forehead.” And I’ve had folks come up to me and say “no offense, but your kids are a little hyper.”