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S A C RIF
SACRIFICE
 The Merriam - Webster Dictionary defines Sacrifice as

 1 : an act of offering to a deity something


 precious;especially : the killing of a victim
 on an altar

 2 : something offered in sacrifice


 3 : destruction or surrender of something for the


 sake of something else

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Snobby You …
• Oh Paris!
 Can you think of why this particular
famous person is “famous” for?
 Most of what comes to mind is basically
“me-ism”
“Me-ism” is what turns you into a snobby

person, someone that can not technically


see beyond her own or his own nose. These
people tend to think of them being a gift
for humanity, so narcisistic that they
believe they are the best thing after
sliced bread. ( la mama de Tarzan, La Ultima
Coca-Cola en el Desierto, etc)
She calls herself a model, an actress, an

etrepenour…have you ever seen her do any


of the above mentioned? If you have, has
she done it well? Don’t think so…Other
than posing around for pics and spend her
family’s money, have not seen much of her
skills out there

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Christianity Over Christ
• Much of Christianity is much like this person that we just
talked about…
• How does this relate to church?
– for instance the African American Church thinks they have
it all when it comes to worship, the European American
Church has it all when it comes to theology. We think of
ideas bout how to include music, food, dress codes and
everything else in our churches, anything that identifies
us as a culture has to get mixed , has to get mixed with
our faith.
• Just like Paris Hilton chose her looks over her “abilities”
we wind up choosing Christianity over Christ…
• We have created different levels, tones, flavors of the same
thing and symply consume what we like the most, what goes
better with our “culture”

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A Tall Americano Please…
• It is pretty much
like Starbucks,
Vs. McDonalds, Vs
Coffee Bean, Vs. 7
11 coffee

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Why do you like the church you go to?

• The Means Vs The


Ends
 The ways we use to
glorify Jesus
were not to be
more important
than the actual
worship itself….

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Shadows of the real Thing
• Shadows are just an outline of the real
object.


• Music, bible studies, preaching styles,
all this gives us a sense of what
Christ is, but they are not Him!
• we are more comfortable with the system
we have created to worship him than
with worship him itself!


• Because of cultural preference we have
become like Paris, chosing the
means over what the objective is.

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• Divisions show up our preferences
whether those are racial, spiritual,
The Flags on the Wall
It is ironic to preach Jesus Christ and not to open our

door to other cultures…


baptiststandard.com reports that America’s churches are

still segregated by race. Only 5.4% churches are racially


integrated
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Questions
• In your own words, what does it mean to chose
Christianity over Christ?

• Why do you think there is so much division
in church regarding race, culture, money,
etc?

• Can you think of any other figure in


Christianity that would represent
sacrifice like the one from Jesus?


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WHY WHY WHY?

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Life beyond the end of your Nose

• We have crossed our eyes so


much that the clear
image of Jesus is
unregognizable

• So correcting our ‘crooked’


vision will take us a
lot of effort and of
course departure of what
is normal…


• Lets see what is the
“normal” or standard for
Jesus: Read Philippians
2:5-8

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Culture of Self or ME-ISM
• we became simply unwilling
and selfish


• That added to the terrible
pace of our culture
(time) = Culture of Self


• This culture teaches you to
“GET WHAT YOU CAN, CAN
WHAT YOU GET, and SIT ON
THAT CAN”

• YES YOU CAN!

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And Now What?

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W. W. J. D. ?
AND THE ANSWER IS
SACRIFICE…
Lets read Philippians

2:6 and Romans 8:3


He became one of us he

left his “celestial


culture” to become one
of us…

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Follow Jesus Into
Displacement…
• Displacement is to move
or to change
location

• But it is a big
movement…not
“pasitos de bebe”

• Jesus chose to
Sacrifice, displacing
himself of his
comfort and
sorroundings

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Has Somebody Done this?

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What Church has to be …
• Thermostat • Thermometer

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AHORA SI …

PREPARATE!!!

Vienen los cambios…

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