Go Contrarian and Build a Kingdom
“You’ll never be popular.”
That’s what a retired policeman told me after I had preached a sermon early in my pastoral career.
He told me that my sermon was great, but that if I preached that way in the future, many churchgoers weren’t going to like it.
He was probably right.
Some Christians … and I count myself as one … do not always agree with certain popular teachings or practices in the Christian church.
In fact, just because they’re popular doesn’t mean they’re right … or even wise.
When you think outside the mainstream, you might just be a contrarian … even if you’re a follower of Jesus.
Let me give you several illustrations of what I’m talking about:
*The words to a well-known chorus state, “An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.”
Is that true?
I hear that phrase “the empty grave” used as evidence of…
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