Introducing a *NEW* segment to once|for|all|delivered called "spot the lie" where i review tv commercials, music, movies, magazines, etc... from pop culture.
While Team Van Voorst was travelling back from South Carolina, we heard Katy Perry's "Firework" on the radio and because of our affinity for dancing to it a la keenan cahill, we camped on it.
Do you ever feel already buried deep six feet under?
Scream but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you?
Did you spot the lie?
You are awesome.
They just don't know it yet.
There is hope.
How does she know?
Because you've got a spark.
To sum u:
Look within when the outside world gets you down.
The problem is not with you, it's with them.
The Bible proposes:
You are not awesome.
God alone is awesome.
Do not look within to find salvation and brilliance.
Look outside yourself to God.
You do have a problem.
It's solution cannot be found by looking within.
The world rejects the Gospel either through formal upright religion or informal pagan irreligion.
Irreligion looks inward to discover the ultimate barometer of truth and meaning.
Religion looks inward to achieve/appease the truth and meaning discovered by looking upward.
Both ultimately point inward.
Both are WRONG!
It is outward to Jesus alone we look to find BOTH truth/meaning AND access to it.