36 Burst results for "Curtis Curtis"
Fresh update on "curtis " discussed on Jalen and Jacoby
"I'm gonna interview today for renaissance man. I'm actually. I knew there was a reason you had a haircut. You never haircut for jalen jacoby gotta be. I knew who you're interviewing. I have actually a couple of big interviews. The last time. I had to cut interview. Tamra hauling gayle king. This time. I have a cut in a second person where i need your advice. The first person gonna help us with our comedy bracket michael blackston. You got anything you want me to ask him. He's funny you'd be good. Go get him to help us. Comedy bracket the second guessed. That i have curtis fifty cent jackson. No.
Lawyer Murdaugh Arranged Own Death but Shot Grazed
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting South Carolina authorities say attorney Alex Murdoch arranged his own death but was only grazed by the plant fatal shot Alex Murdoch the prominent South Carolina attorney who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death this month according to state police authorities say murder was trying to ensure his surviving son would get a ten million dollar life insurance payment but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head Curtis Edward Smith has been charged with assisted suicide insurance fraud and other counts related to the shooting of bird all on September fourth Bergdahl entered rehabilitation for an oxy code own addiction state police now have six open investigations into Murdoch and his family hi Mike Rossio
Curtis Sliwa Is Taking the Fight to the Boroughs of New York City
"Well. There are five boroughs and as approximately close to nine million people 5% live on the island, and it truly is an island because politically it is so different than the rest of the city. It is a Red island. It is a Republican island. It is Staten Island. It is the reason market. I'm running for mayor of the city of New York because against their own party leadership. They nominated me to be the mayoral candidate. And now my battle is in the other four boroughs, which many of your listeners originally what from Brooklyn and Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan. And they're all blue. I mean, we're talking an 8 to 1 registration rate of Democrats to Republicans and those Republicans who used to be on the rolls. Either they passed away and there in heaven or maybe someone straight to hell without and especially shoot, or they fled the Florida North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee. And the exodus continues because it's an unlivable city. No quality of life. There's no zero tolerance towards crime. They vilified Rudy Giuliani, who saved us in 1993. And they view what he did as having been offensive to people of color. And yet you look now Mark you look at the horrific number of shootings, stabbings killings. The attacks of emotionally disturbed persons. You need mental health care in their medicine, and it's almost all by people of color against people of color. You mean to tell me it's a better city in this in this case? In the city that Rudy Giuliani inherited when there were 2000 murders a year 5000 most unsolved shootings and we went from being the crime capital, the murder capital to the safest big city in America. In the eight years of the Giuliani administration, and he attributes a lot of that to the help that I gave him with The Guardian Angels in our patrol in the roughest, toughest in its city neighborhoods of this city and on the
College Football Bets: Week 1
"On. Espn dot com chuck section. I've given them out daily wager. But you know we'll rip through a few here i want to start with. Ecu this numbers come down a little bit. They play thursday night against appalachian state and look. I think he's us live dog. Jay vermont talked about it as well. They have a bunch of veterans including senior quarterback and app. State's been a little shaky as well. And they have a new quarterback and chase. Bryce you might remember him. He played a key. Clemson then transferred to duke ten and a half a lot of points for team that always seems to pull games out of the hat and have crazy place at the end. I like myself getting double digits plus ten right now but still i would out jumping on on ec as long as you get double digits and maybe a little sprinkle on the money line. That could be some fun The came by actually liked the most Kinda scared about it and it's umass and everybody who listen to pod on a somewhat regular basis knows. I'm kind of the betting bully as humans. A frequent guest. Your calls me. I like to bet on bet against bad teams. Just just do it right. Like orioles season win total under. I've certainly bet against umass in the past but thirty eight is just way too many points. And i'll tell you why won't bell and umass went out and got a bunch of transfers. Their quarterback is a six foot five inch from from colorado like the university of and or colorado university of boulder. And they have two running backs that transferred in one from rutgers. So a team that was like. Fcs not too long ago or fcs quality has some real players and you only have to get thirty eight now pits good. But they're at tennessee. The following week nerd uzis not a guy who's going to run up the score. He's old school. Fourth quarter they'll bring in the is a little bit and on top of that. Probably the best handy angle. I have is the offense coordinator for pit is a guy named mark whipple. He's coached umass twice head coach. Also the most recent time was just a few years ago. This is not situation where he wants to embarrass his former program. Umass is a special place in his heart. Whipple's going to call off the dogs as well. So i just think if you can get about two touchdowns even if it's garbage time i think plus thirty eight is the play in. That game is crazy. As it sounds another game. I like is essentially a coin. Flip game and it syracuse minus one. And a half. you might remember. I've talked about it with jay motto. The over three in the win total. They're going to split time at quarterback. Babies made that announcement. I don't love it. I would prefer. Tommy devito to be the entire time but dual threat with michigan state. Sorry mississippi state transfer garrett schrader. They're just better at a lot of positions that ohio but most importantly syracuse addressed. Their offense align issues. There was a pathetic. Offense couldn't even average average about two hundred fifty yards per game. Not passing just total yards per game. The veto would be injured. A lot spent a lot of time on his back. If they're okay on the offensive line this is just a syracuse team. That's just better. No more frank. Solich at ohio. Bob cats will rotate. Quarterbacks curtis rourke. Who's obviously the brother of nathan rourke the former stud bob cats quarterback and then armani rogers transfer from unlv. Ohio's very good. They looked good last year against the too bad teams really bad teams in the mac akron bowling green. But i think use gets there which is better talent especially with vito healthy and maybe we hope and improved offensive line. Fourth play i want to talk about
More Than 100 Senior Veterans Fly to Memorials Built in Their Honor
"Their service special flight. That brought american war veterans to our nation's capital today for the first time since the start of the pandemic so tech is going to be a fun day. I got up at one o'clock to come out here. Their journey started in chicago. One hundred twelve veterans board. A chartered flight to washington dc. Where they spent the day this moment almost sixteen months in the making the first honor flight since the pandemic and today three veterans from world war two thirty three from the korean war and seventy six from the vietnam war were recognized curtis bentley who served in the navy. During world war two join. Today's flight had been now three a three day. Bentley and the other one hundred eleven vets visited the world war two lincoln korean and vietnam. Memorial's i was a real honor. I'll never forget this. Never but for some of them. It was more about meeting other veterans and sharing stories. There's actually healing effect with them getting together with their fellow veterans that have experienced the same Situations heroes returning home tonight. After seeing the memorials built in their honor for their sacrifice and for our freedom
How The Mighty Cuomo Dynasty Has Fallen
"Wonder how new yorkers who have adored andrew cuomo are feeling now how about new yorkers who supported the cuomo dynasty. i mean there's you know he's part of a dynasty. You got. Mario cuomo his famous father. You got the famous brother on cnn. I mean the cuomo's wow they're they're lefty royalty they're just democrat royalty. Aren't they wonder. What what mario cuomo would be shane. The great michael goodwin had some thoughts about that. The pulitzer prize winning columnist. Curtis does as well here on line. Three hey curtis welcome how you doing. Hey mark how you doing good. Good prayers go out to your son. Trevor thank you very much curtis. We all appreciate that our family. Thanks you very very much. I grew up in new york. Mario was the best governor state ever had on. Always talked about him. Said how good he was to the state of new york. But how can he the nipple piercing governor legs so stupid. How can you be so stupid to do that. You're telling it's it's arrogance why you know it's a good question and let's focus on that for a minute. How do these famous people think they can get away with those things. Maybe it's because they always have and they think they always will. But you know i. I don't know. I don't know how famous people get away with what they get away with.
Katherine Goldstein, Host of 'The Double Shift', on Building Audience Relationships
"Podcast thing is in many ways still treated effectively as a broadcast medium. that's like this one directional pipe yet. that the listenership feels exceptionally I think involved with the hosts like the day. They may be feel more like a. They have the relationship even though there. It's not bidirectional all the time from communications out of. I'm kind of curious like given kind of the ways in which podcasting works like. What are those relationships. Look like with your audience like how do you have. You have that relationship with them beyond the financial. Certainly there's the financial membership side of things but like what what does a relationship look like with your audience catherine so this year. I feel like we've had some great breakthrough. We've had a membership program. Since we we started as an experiment in our first season in people signed up which is amazing. But we didn't really offer we're just like can you help us like we didn't really offer much by way of benefits but so one of the ways risk deepening relationship this year. Which has been really cool. Is that actually. We've had Listeners become guests and that has been really cool because We're always looking for a Surprising unconventional stories and for example we did a whole series on the true cost of the pandemic for moms in we It was a partnership with the guardian. We did a bunch of reporting and we did a lot of call outs to. Are you know audience and Two of the five people we ended up featuring wor listeners of the show one was a waitress in mississippi who had written me a number of times with different story ideas and i thought But then you know. She told me a bit about her life. And i was like actually. I think you're right for this story that we're working on and she. We ended up doing the whole episode about her experience with losing her job and her mental health struggles in getting addicted all these things that like but she very much came to us because she was already in our listener community in the other one was a young mom who was a new orleans nightclub worker and we talked about her career panic struggles and you know what what happened. We ended up featuring on the show as well so also when people hear that listeners are coming from the show. I feel like that they hear that a guest that they have curtis thirty minute episode within their emotionally vested in were listener who reached out that makes them feel like it's more of a two way street and that there is more potential for
Jamie Lee Curtis Reveals Her 25-Year-Old Child Is Transgender
"Jamie Lee Curtis as an announcement. What's the scoop? She did the cover for an AARP magazine. Coming up the August September issue and the cover story. She discussed her life. Her husband, her two kids, Her oldest daughter, 34, year Old Annie, and Her 25 year old daughter, Ruby, who was born her son and is now transgender daughter. Uh, how do they feel about that? She seems to be here out. Yeah, And she said that she and her husband have watched in wonder and pride as our son became our daughter,
Kate Bornstein: Still a Gender Outlaw (7/27/21)
"Begin with in the last few years. We have really up to you in your work when it comes to gender been talking about in writing about living outside the gender binary for over thirty years at this point and now we're able to point to people like you and your work as one example of things we can turn to to read and learn but early on thirty years ago. What if any resources did you have. Were their books. You're reading or people you were talking to anything at all. There was no internet and there was nothing to look at if you could look up transexual but then you would get christine jorgensen and you would get very conservative. People people who were born men grew up were living as conservative men and transitioned into conservative women and the freaks. Their voice wasn't published. It was coming out through warhol's films at first. That's where that's where the real first non binary presence was felt in the country. Jackie curtis was calling themselves. I'm not a man. I'm not a woman i went. Whoa okay. Let's talk about that in for so long early work. That was how you described your gender not man not woman. Was that how it was commonly being discussed or is that like your individual way to describe it. That was my individual way to describe it. I didn't know many people personally who were also looking at themselves in that way but as more and more people started defining as trans and as we had the internet than i was hooking with people who did that defined that way.
Interview With Curator, Silja Leifsdottir, Norwegian Sculptors Society
"Could you please pronounce your name correctly for me. My name is celia life stupid and you do many things you are both an artist and curator and then even within those. It seems like you're very many different things. Gimme a lay of the land. What are all the different roles. You have in the arts industry right now jeff. I have many hats. And i do enjoy that. Although we can be a bit confusing for myself and others at sometimes my main job my hundred percent main job is to be a curator at what in the region is called nashville running which translates to the region sculptor society. So that is one thing that i spend mondays to fridays on. But then i'm also the chair in the region curtis association and then. I started eleven years ago when i moved back to norway in oslo ice started what is now known as the snow art guides which is a free guide to the contemporary art scene in oslo and along with that we also arrange the also art weekend in september each year
Business Reputation Hackers Secrets With Objection Co. Founder Curtis Boyd
"Talk to me about some of the reputation. Hackers secrets our people building managing and monitoring their reputation. There's kind of two angles at this reputation hacker stuff the first is for building reputations positively even though all synthetic and fake at the end of the day it's positive businesses essentially saying. Hey i'm having a hard time. Getting my customers write reviews normally s because of the lack of intention about providing an amazing experience honestly like businesses. Who are really shelling out. Amazing experiences have no problem generating tons of reviews so for those companies who just don't wanna muster the reputation. Fortitude really are being intentional about providing amazing customer experience. They'd rather spend a few hundred bucks online and go buy some reviews and compete in the marketplace unfortunately more and more people who sell fake reviews. They're starting the sell one-star reviews for competitors. So when you place in order for twenty or thirty positive five star reviews. They're gonna start saying. Hey how about one or two or three negative one star reviews for your competitors in your local market on. We add that to the menu and they found out that they could actually charge a lot more for it so they only charge ten to fifteen bucks for a fake google review since i left. Check yesterday on twenty different sites. They're charging fifty to one hundred dollars for a one star review for your competitors because that's the equivalent of five negative reviews right if when you give it one star. You're taken off a star from four other reviews and anything under five stars looks bad. It's actually eleven to one. So for every one star review get e need eleven. Good wants to mitigate that damage all right so the bad guys the guys that are selling the reviews the synthetic content creators. they're charging a premium to help. You denigrated your competition. That's one secret a dirty one. Also not very good for karma. What are some of the other reputation. Secrets reputation hacker secrets. Well there's a lot of clicking going on just as you said like in podcast yesterday like you can enhance your rating by getting downloads. Because that shows engagement that shows interest the same thing is happening and local listings where people will sell packages that include like synthetic clicks and synthetic traffic to try and drive more engagement on even listing sites like google to try to push people up and it's more benign than fake reviews itself. But it's still interesting to see people offering these tertiary services to try and manipulate these search engines in their algorithms to say. Hey these guys are more relevant and these guys are maybe a better fit for what you're searching
Eric Adams on Projected Win, Curbing Crime and Ending "Inequalities"
"On stopping crime and violence of former police captain has been declared the winner of New York City mayoral Democratic primary. Eric Adams promises to be tough on crime and end racial injustice and policing. He's going to face Republican candidate Curtis Sliwa in November.
Eric Adams Wins NYC Democratic Mayoral Primary
"Brooklyn borough president. Retired police captain Eric Adams wins the Democratic Party's primary for New York City Mayor Adams triumphs over a large Democratic field in the city's first major race to use ranked choice voting. He faces GOP nominee Curtis Scylla and the general
Eric Adams Wins New York City Democratic Mayoral Primary
"Brooklyn borough president. Retired police captain Eric Adams wins the Democratic Party's primary for New York City Mayor Adams triumphs over a large Democratic field in the city's first major race to use ranked choice voting. He faces GOP nominee Curtis Scylla and the general election.
Eric Adams Declared Winner of NYC Democratic Mayoral Race
"Press says Eric Adams has won the New York City mayors race Democratic primary. If he wins the full election, the Brooklyn borough president would become the city's second black mayor. The former NYPD police captain ran as a centrist New York used a new ranked choice voting system this year, which took many days to sort out. Adams will be the favorite in the heavily Democratic city when he runs against GOP nominee and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Selwa.
Primary Leader Adams Calls Himself ‘Face of the New Democratic Party’
"Update, this is coming out of New York. Um, the Democrat who is running for mayor of New York. Interesting guy's name is Eric Adams. Don't know if you know a whole lot about him. Um, he told reporters Quote. I am the face of the new Democratic Party. He's leading in the polling there right now. Former police officer Uh he was the president of the New York City borough of Brooklyn and former captain in the New York City Police Department. And in the closing weeks of the mayoral campaign, the primary at least he said that curbing the increase of crime and gun violence in the city would be his top priority. And he and he is making his issuing this warning to the very left leaning part of the party. He is considered a moderate. Yeah, that game's over. He said, Uh, this I'm the new face. He's more moderate. Well, the crime is off the charts charts off the charts, and, um, Andrew Yang, I mean, he's totally out of it. I mean, he came in, like fifth or something. I mean, slipped that much. She really dead and then on the Republican side, Curtis Leela, who is the founder, the Guardian Angels and has been in that city, you know, since dirt He came out on top in the Republican side, but that's really I mean, that's I mean, what are the chances that a Republican becomes rule? Rudy Giuliani was mayor man. That's true, but the way the way they they break out right now in New York, it's looking more
Is Utah Rep. John Curtis Feeding Into the Marxist Propaganda About Climate Change?
"I want to show you part of the problem we have here, folks. I think it's significant. This is in The Associated Press by somebody name. Matthew Dallaire daily. And break with Trump. House GOP forms Group on climate change You see as I speak, the entire focuses on critical race theory. Okay, We need to be focused on critical race theory. But there are Multiple, even myriad. Marxist movements, American Marxist movements that have been spawned from Marxism and we cannot Ignore the others. That's why this is so tough. Will continue to push this. And they write at the AP, Utah representative John Curtis says he's tired of hearing that Republicans his party colleagues don't care about climate change is slowing global warming. A former Provo mayor who has served in Congress since 2017. Curtis says Republicans can push for serious climate solutions. Holding fast to conservative values and you know, that's Bs. The whole thing is BS. To prove the point. He has formed the conservative climate Caucus. That doesn't prove the point. It just proves that you can form a caucus. And all GOP group aimed at educating fellow Republicans on climate change and advancing market based policies to counter the green new deal and other Democratic proposals. Those who watch this caucus will see Republicans do care about this earth deeply, Curtis said at a news conference. So he's bought into all the propaganda. We to want to leave this earth better than we found it. We don't need to kill the U. S economy to reach our climate goals, climate goals. What could go wrong with that? Ladies
Receivers to Target in the Late Rounds of your Dynasty Rookie Draft - burst 04
"Turnaround. Flip them for profit moving onto the next guy who ran five picks later in the nineteenth pick of the guy that i am super high on. Its the army brown from north carolina. Going to the washington football team and let me tell you why i like damn brown. The rebound has six one. One hundred eighty nine pounds of has pretty ideal size for receiver but and north carolina. he had to terrific seasons. He's past two seasons in twenty twenty. He had fifty five catches for one thousand ninety nine yards and the twenty nine thousand nine hundred fifty one catches for one thousand three hundred four forty nine yards and oh by the way throughout. He had twelve touchdowns in his sophomore year in towns in his junior. This is pretty impressive. Because i'm not sure if the North carolina has had great quarterback play particularly either. It is not. I'm not super familiar with a north carolina. The program but how how how should be the number one pick probably next year so they. They've had a pretty good quarterback he's other classmate that's right. I did hear about how so okay. They did have how but anyway. A guy putting up static this two years as Sophomore and junior. And he's doing this by the way with fifty one and fifth in fifty five receptions so it's not like he's getting a ton of targets he's maximizing opportunities putting up staff that are up there with with the top of the top and so this is a guy that You could argue count. Wise in what he's produced typically makes him atop success in receiver in this class. But oh by the way. He's fallen into the third round. Now the draft and he's actually ending up in a landing spot better than the guys that went before him because the washington football team they have terry maclaurin but do they have a number two receiver. No the don't cam. Sims is not going to cut it. Let's let's be real here for second. Kempson is not going to cut this guy who's going to step in right away and be the number two receiver so if anything. I can see this guy having a top five season as far as rookie receivers this this upcoming season because there is such an immediate chance for brown shine. I loved the town. And i love the situation. So both those things matchup for me and ryan patrick in their offense while just knowing ryan fitzpatrick. He's a guy who likes to sling the ball He's not free for big throws and yami brown is a guy that could be a target while so this is an the situation to really like especially in the strip term but i think his talent overall what is what will help him. Secure the number two role for washington in the long term. You did forget. Courtesy meals with their in the offseason. Curtis samuel okay. yes courtesy. You might be the number two receiver. But i'm not. I'm not saying that kurdistan wills a lot in geometry breath. If i think those are two big comparable players and the down brown can still end up. Overtaken curtis samuel for the number two role because it's not like samuels established in washington. Anyway he's gonna they're gonna walk on equal playing fields if anything. Yeah to co plank. Roads honestly yeah. So i mean i you know how high was on diane. Be brian i think i was probably than anybody else in the industry pre-draft in you know the fact that he didn't get a super high draft capital. I think a lot of people would just never really caught up to where the hype was going was headed towards So now he kinda ended up back back to where he's at. I know you said you saw them. You know at the beginning of the third round in. I'm in motion address. At pretty much where i got him every draft. You know there was two guys. I walked away with almost in every draft i. It was karen's marshall because if he was following the second taking them and diani bryant third. I was taking him no matter what and wasn't trained. Now those picks and i wasn't moving up or down at sticking with it. So i ended up with jami round maybe beating my number one player at of all my dynasty leaks. So you know. I'm i'm really high. I think there's a lot of potential to proprietor curse. Amiel i do think we'll we'll out touch him for sure year. One you know. But terry mccaren is another guy you know. He did not have first round draft capital as a rookie. So he's only got a couple of years left before they have to really choose on renewing his contract whether they wanna pay him if they view him to be a. You know an elite receiver that they wanna pay top ten top twenty money. They might just let him walk. You know and if that's the case the brown is almost a cologne terry records. You know he. He averaged over twenty yards a catch with a lot of volume in college. Which is one of. it's got to be one. The highest of abo scouted and You know the way he wins is he. Wins deep wins. He's a burner he gets out feel and i think there's actually a lot of room for him to grow because didn't see him run a really complex route tree and north carolina. They didn't ask them to you. Know and as kirsten says you know why why would the team tell him to do something different and teach them other rouse when when he consistently wins for twenty on the field every time you know. They don't need them to do that but an nfl. He probably has higher upside now because he can still learn. The trees like we saw with decay metcalf in some other like a jay brown. You know the same knock on metcalf was he. He only ran Slants down the in the Mississippi offense coming out of college and look how that turned out you know now. He's one of the better route runners in the entire league to mix with the athletes athletic ability. So i really liked the army brown. And i think that You know if you're getting him in the late second and early dirty of your rookie drafts. I think you're you're walking away with one of their players in the draft. One of the guys that we both really like. You can expect for geometry brown to produce put up some big
Stars Keep Playoff Hopes Alive With 5–2 Win Over Lightning
"Joe pawelski had two goals and two assists the stars one for the first time in six games five two over the lightning obviously we have to be desperate tonight with a lot of good things early on we got pucks behind for checks you know we we controlled play out where it gave a specific feature the outcome gives the hurricanes are first division title since two thousand six and sets up an all Florida first round matchup between the lighting a Panthers rupee hits added a goal and two assists for Dallas which pulled within two points of national for the final central division playoff berth Blake Coleman and Alex parade belay provided to Tampa Bay goals Curtis McElhinney finished with twenty six saves for the lightning who were six oh one one in their previous seven games I'm Dave Ferrie
"curtis " Discussed on Curtis Lake
"You're trying get away were invited. You're excited started today. We're gonna talk about the resurrection. Maybe that's a surprise some of you Maybe for some of you only come to church on easter. You're like wow. This guy talks about the resurrection every single time. I go to church. Well now you know why so. You just have to come a little more often. Maybe you'd find us talking about something else. Some i want to ask first of all how many of you ever gotten a trophy at one. Really quick brave anybody trophies trophies awards. You know things like that like think way back. I forgot a trophy. You guys are you. Guys are not as good as the last service. What if we throw participation awards in there like that. Help the occasional ribbon right piece of paper. Something trophies are trophies are interesting trophies they they mark the story of some event right and you think about the trophies or the awards that you've had you look at those things they mark. The reality is some event. That's taking place. In the past the trophy may resemble whatever. It is trophy for playing football. You know as a guy throwing the football maybe the plaque on the trophy describes a little more detail. What that trophy was four. You know you wanna mvp or maybe you're team won the state championship that year. But again that trophy at mark some in the past. Now what do we do with those trophies. I see there's people of all different ages in this room right and so we're kind of at different stages probably with our trophies. What do we do with those trophies. We've got one person that does anyway all right most of us throw them away all right. Come on and let's be honest or if we don't throw away the trophies at some point they go in a box right. They go somewhere into storage. See joe's here. My uncle joe's everybody gave joel. Great big hand. I'll joe he's a track and field star of yesteryear. I can barely move now. But he used to be used to be good for something. And i remember. He had all kinds of trophies and awards and and alkyl you still got those trophies on display. And you do not because that's what we do with trophies we. It's time at some point to get rid of now again. If we don't throw away we put them away. We put them in storage. Maybe something every once in a while. We're going through our things like well. What's this oh yeah that's right. I did that right because whatever those trophies whatever. That event is that their marketing or reminding us off. The reality is that that that thing doesn't really have much bearing significant on our lives today. Right i have earned some trophies and awards but those things for which earned those trophies and awards. They don't really mean a whole lot to my day to day life. They're not really affecting choices. That i make our opportunities that i have or anything like that. What i want to talk about. Today is the trophy of the resurrection. And if i could talk to those of you were followers of jesus here for a moment. A lotta times. We treat the resurrection like one of those trophies. The reality is it's something that marks an event that we believe happened..
"curtis " Discussed on Curtis Lake
"Good morning to you all. You may have a see if you'd like you can remain standing if you'd like as well might be awkward but hey we're all about a here. Curtis lake church Those of you feel free to take a seat as well. Maybe you know the people at home are going to do whatever they want. Most of them are wearing clothes right now. So but thank you. Thank you for for for changing out of your pajamas into your regular clothes. So we're going to get right into it this morning up. How do you wanna do. You want to see jesus having a temper tantrum. Anybody know all right. Well then go. Home i mean that's that's what we're doing today now. This is like if you are. If you're making kind of a video series of the life of jesus like we've been talking about over the last couple of months now the about the life and the teaching. Jesus has told to us through the gospel of luke and today. We're gonna come to one of those occasions where like if you're watching this series if you're watching the movie this is the part that you really really like. There's been over the course of jesus's interaction with his people especially with the religious especially with the overly righteous there have been some cringe worthy moments. But today we're going to see. Jesus just lose it. It's gonna just lose it and there's something about this part of jesus. I think that makes him a little easier for us. Identify with right. I mean when jesus is healing the blind and raising the dead. It's like wow. That's that's those are great stories but have you ever flipped out before. Have you ever had just kind of things. Come to this place where you couldn't take it anymore and you acted out well. Jesus is going to do that today. So we'll get to that luke chapter nineteen if you have your bibles you can turn their. We'll have the versus up on the screen as well but what we're ultimately getting to is now. Jesus is a rival into jerusalem. He's making his final voyage into the city where he was ultimately going to be crucified. Right and so as we near easter we tend to kind of look at the story of jesus and the week of passion that he had in the city of jerusalem prior to his crucifixion. And there's this moment where jesus enters into the city that we have labeled the triumphal entry which of course has always been an interesting sort of title for that because of the way in which jesus actually came into jerusalem was not all that triumphal he came in a pretty modest manner of course the crowds they gathered and they took palm branches and they waved and they celebrated and they they looked with joy to what jesus represented and what they thought what they perceive ultimately going to do within their city and within their country but there was no real triumph. Yet at this point right in certainly the triumph the ultimate triumph jesus was wholly misunderstood by here In the gospel of luke. We get this little story. That doesn't show up in any of the other gospel accounts. And so we're going to look at that and then immediately followed by jesus going into the temple and throwing over the tables and the money changers driving out. Those were who were involved in commerce within within the house of god right but prior to that as jesus is coming upon the the border of the city this is what it says in luke chapter nineteen starting in verse forty one when he drew near and saw the city. He wept.
"curtis " Discussed on Curtis Lake
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"Go ahead and take a seat. We are going to get right into it this morning if you have your bibles you can turn a luke chapter thirteen. If this is your first time at curtis lake first time in a long time we have been in the series where we're going through luke's description of the life ministry of jesus christ and so over the last now few months we've been making our way we're up to chapter thirteen. We still have several weeks to go. I hope you've enjoyed the journey. Those of you that have been.
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"How does the activity of my life compared to jesus. Whenever jesus was doing stuff he was healing. The sick raising the dead teaching the crowds with authority. I mean he was turning the world upside down every moment that he was with an among people like much more important. Could you could. The activity of our lives be compared with jesus and yet even jesus or especially. Jesus found himself spending significant chunks of time praying. You see you and i. We think that jesus accomplished a lot in this world by all the doing that. He did of healing the sick and raising the dead of teaching the crowds. But it wasn't the doing of jesus. That was his accomplishment. He accomplished praying. It was the very connection that he had with his father that compelled him to live out the life that he live. And so and i. We need to start recognizing the important role that prior the essential characteristic of prayer in our lives as well. Listen if jesus had to do it then certainly we do as well. But we're only going to do it..
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"And then the next day he handed the innkeeper to silver coins. Telling him take care of this man if his bill runs higher than this. I'll pay you the next time. I'm here right. So that's jesus is example. And then he asks the lawyer this question now. Which of these three would you say was a neighbor to the man who was attacked by bandits and the man replied the one who showed him mercy the one who showed him mercy and then jesus said yes. Now go and do the same. What can we learn from that. Besides the fact that if you're in any kind of trouble whatsoever the last person you want to see somebody that works for the church. Other than a priest or pastor or somebody that works for the church right. Who's obviously no good. No help to you. What can we learn from this story. I think one of the really important things we need to understand that love. Your neighbor is not just a nice concept. And i'm afraid to report that. So oftentimes this idea of loving our neighbor as ourselves has been reduced to something that is just a fanciful concept in our mind that we've actually replaced the outward expression of love that requires for feet to move at for hands to operate for sacrifices to occur. We've replaced that with the sentiment of love your neighbor as yourself and we're satisfied with that. We talked a number of weeks ago about the idea that for a lot of us love has been defined as merely the absence of hate. And you and i are sometimes prone to think in our minds and our spirit. Is that the extent to which i have no hatred for anybody else in this world reveals. How well. I'm doing at loving other people in this world in other words if i don't hate another person if i don't hate a segment of people if there's not a group that could be named to which i would ascribe hatred toward well as long as i don't have any of that hate than i am.
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"Morning so good to have all of you. Who are here in the house today. Thank you to all of you. Who are joining us online as well. So good to have curtis lake worshiping together on another beautiful sunday morning. I feel responsible for the weather. I said something the other day about how easy it felt like this winter has been on us so far. So my apologies. this is. it's cold and it's called. how many of you are ready for an easy one. Anybody all right. Magnus of course yeah ready for an easy on. We're gonna talk about love today. Talk about love. What a wonderful topic of conversation right. Would you be surprised to know that as people who are following. Jesus there's a mandate for us to practice this thing called love and we're gonna talk about that. We're gonna use a story from the gospel luke's if you have your bibles you can turn to luke chapter ten. We're gonna read verses twenty five to thirty seven over the course of our time this morning. This is a story that many of you who have been reading the bible for some time. You've heard this story. A number of times The reality is if you've never actually cracked open the bible before ever in your life chances. Are you're familiar with the characters that we're talking about. They are essentially other than jesus unnamed. But they are people that we have used as examples in our society examples for how we are supposed to treat one another specifically how one human being is supposed to treat another human being when that person is in need of. You heard the term good samaritan before benn a good samaritan. Anybody wanna brag about it. Go ahead and post online relate to us the experience that you've had being a good samaritan have you ever. Have you ever been the recipient of somebody who a good samaritan like all of a sudden somebody that wasn't to you or or a part of your inner circle of of friendships and acquaintances. Somebody came to your rescue for something. Hopefully that's something you've experienced from time to time right. We use that term good samaritan the describe a person who's done something for another person when there was nothing really in it for them not only nothing in it for them but also probably were dissociated with the person that they were ultimately helping. Because that's really what happens in the context of the story is that one helps another to people who would have been thought of as mortal enemies of one another was in need. The other one came to his rescue. And so we're going to use this as a basis to talk about talk about love and what is a real expression i love. How many do you want to experience. Real love ever experienced fake love before sentiments. Write thoughts and prayers before when you were going through..
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"I love the declaration of that song. I think that's a great way for us to go into the word of god this morning declaring this living hope. I'm really glad that were in the business of providing. Hope you know there's a lot of things out there in the world that would presume to promise hope to people right but we have many of us discovered why is the true source of our hope and that is the hope that we have in jesus amen. How's everybody doing good good to see you all out here. Thank you to those of you. Who are joining us online as well so glad to have you all part of this experience today if you have your bibles you can turn to luke chapter nine. We're going to read chapter nine versus twenty eight to thirty six together this morning. If you're new to curtis lake or if this is the first time you've been with us for a long time. We have been journeying through the gospel of luke and trying to understand better. His presentation of jesus's life. Many of you are aware that there are multiple gospel accounts of jesus's life. There's matthew mark luke and john and we are specifically looking at luke has to say as he tried his best to describe the historical events surrounding jesus life today. We're going to look at one. Such event that i think that many of us who have read through the bible a number of times probably have a tendency to just kind of gloss over. I don't know why it seems that. I feel like a lot of times especially in this series that for those passages of scripture that we have a tendency to gloss over the down. I wanna park here for a little bit to try to understand. Maybe the deeper meaning of what's supposed to be being communicated to us many of you know that was a long time ago. We of organized the weeks leading up to into the series and there are a couple of messages that i was especially a little squeamish about one was early on when we talked about angels as i confessed to the church at that time it never preached the message on angels before angels aren't particularly all that interesting to me and so it's like our is supposed to say about angels but you can't really get around the birth narrative of christ in the early parts of luke without just seeing all this activity surrounding angels. So we we made the decision to kind of camp there for a little bit. This is another one of those stories. This is the story that if you have a bible that differentiates between sections of scripture. The kind of gives you some headings or to help you understand what's going on there. This is the story involving the transfiguration of jesus jesus's transfiguration as we read this. We're gonna discover that there's this kind of event in jesus's life. It's a little peculiar a little odd yet. It's recorded in matthew. In mark and luke all three of the synoptic gospel writers bring this into the story and their and their elaboration of the life of jesus to us. And so chances are if you see it three times right three gospels. It must be important. So we're going to do our best to kinda dive into the story of jesus's transfiguration. My goal is to help us see what the transfiguration what.
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"How's everybody doing this morning. So i basically prepared three messages today. We were in danger of basically being here all day for first service. And so i'm to get right into it. If that's all right with you you might get a little more information. You might get a little less information. I don't know what we're going to do our best. We're in the gospel of luke chapter. Four if you're to curtis lake. We're doing this series. On the gospel of luke which is a presentation of the life of jesus historical events and facts surrounding his life and the teaching of jesus throughout his ministry. So here we are embarking on jesus into ministry like last week. We talked about the preparation being made for the messiah. The promised one that all israel was anticipating and waiting for now in luke chapter four. We see jesus beginning his ministry as an itinerant kinda guest reader lecturer in the various synagogues in galle. Pick it up. So if you have bibles you can turn to. Luke chapter for starting at verse. Fourteen then jesus return to galilee. Okay this is the area in which jesus was beginning. His ministry and filled with the holy spirit's power reports spread about him quickly through the whole region. So the name of jesus is starting to gain some notoriety. People are starting to take notice of this. This man who is now thrust on the scene. John having prepared the way for him it says he made it this habit to teach regularly in the synagogues and he was praised by everyone so at least the initial reception of jesus positive. One people are listening to an anticipated masses of jesus as he is making his way from synagogue to synagogue. Right well at one point says he came to the village of nazareth his boyhood home. Right the place where he grew up as a child and as was his custom he went to the synagogue on the sabbath and he stood up to read scriptures. The scroll of isaiah. The prophet was handed to him. I don't know. Jesus asked for it or if it just so happened that it was handed to him but he takes that scroll he unrolls it to the place where this had been written hundreds of years before the spirit of the lord is upon me for years. Anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released that the blind will see that the oppressed will be set free. And that the time of the lord's favor has come. He rolled up the scroll handed back to the attendant and sat down and all the is in the synagogue looked at him intently then he began to speak to him the scripture. You've just heard has been fulfilled this very day. I wanna talk about the scripture that jesus not only read but then told to the people that were listening to the reading. This applies to the very want standing before you today. This fact has been set up to be what is the mission statement of. Jesus the reason for his being the reason for his coming. We talk about the arrival of the messiah christmas. Or why did jesus come in the first place. The isaiah in this prophecy relates a major kind of idea for why the messiah was to come. Jesus reads it and he says today. The scripture has been fulfilled. Look at it a little more carefully. First of all these the reads this portion. That speaks of this thing called the anointing right. He says the spirit of the lord is upon me because he has anointed me. What does that mean. Well if you're familiar with what were the kind of common practices especially of the old testament times. You find this thing called the anointing. This is the act by which a person has been set up set a par for a particular work kings before they came into their kingdom. Were anointed became. You remember the story. Maybe when david who still as a young boy was visited by the prophet samuel there was already a king in the nation of israel king saul but the prophet samuel came and after having gone through the entire brotherhood of david. Finally comes to david and god says to him. This is going to be my cane. And so samuel takes this jar of oil and he pours it on the head of david again as an act signifying that david had been set apart and commission for a very particular active service that he was going to be god's instrument he was god's choice for his next came right. And so we see this anointing happening from time to time as god sets op commissions. A person for some particular role is as spoke hundreds of years before and prophetic terms. The spirit of the lord is upon me for he has anointed me and jesus now quotes that verse in application to himself saying this is the reason for my coming the spirit of the lord is upon me free. His anointed me. Now what does he anointed him for. Jesus begins in talking about what is his mission as he is anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor and then he goes on to say a number of other things like preaching liberty to those who are captive the restoring of sight to those who are blind of ushering in the day of the lord and jesus says this is why i'm here. I want to focus in on those words that jesus begins to describe his mission with that is that he has come to proclaim good news to the poor. I don't know about you. But as i read that i find it curious and interesting and so i decided that that's kind of where we're going to spend the bulk of our time together this morning. What exactly did jesus mean when he said. I have come to proclaim good news to the poor. What is the good news. What are the aspects that this good news speaks of. What exactly is the good news that jesus is going to convey to the poor and we all know it are some of the major issues regarding the poor especially in speaking of jesus's day. We're not talking about somebody. Living at or below the level of poverty as we have defined it in our developed current living situation. A lot of times we're thinking about the biblical poor. We're we're speaking of people that had no means by which to provide for themselves even their most basic needs like food clothing shelter right. These are people that were without the ability to provide for themselves. This is a condition that continues to be perpetuated even in our world today now two thousand years after jesus speaks and says i have come to preach good news to the poor. We still wrestle with this major issue of poverty. Jesus bent when he said. I have come to proclaim good news to the poor. You and i would think initially that that good news would be. Hey guess while. I have a solution for your poverty. We're gonna fix the inequities and injustice that exists that has created the poverty that this world experiences in the first place right. That's what we would expect to be the good news. At least if you were a person. Categorizes being impoverished a person who could not meet the basic needs of your life. Like you didn't know your next meal was coming from. You didn't have adequate clothing. You are homeless. If i were to come to you if somebody were to come to you and say hey. Guess what. I have good news.
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"There was for that entire crowd no matter where people found themselves no matter how good or how bad you would happen to rank the various individuals. The reality was for every single one of them. There was something they can do. Every single person had a. Well what should i do. Every single person had an answer to that question. And so i want to challenge you this morning with that question and leave you with that. Where in your life. Do you need a turnaround. Where in your life do. You need a turnaround. Write it down your communication card. So i could see it later..
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"God living in his forgiveness and in his will for our lives. Just get out of the tub and eventually you dry off right in the cares of this world start creeping in again and start taking over again so john says. Listen even beyond this experience here. This wonderful beautiful sorta spiritually romantic experience of embracing the forgiveness of and going under the water as an illustration of having your sins washed away from you. Listen guess what. Tomorrow's monday right and the stain of this world is going to come back into your life. You're going to walk on the dirty yucky muddy streets of life and your shoes are going to get thirty all over again so listen. This is what i need you to do. Prove by the way you live prove it you say i have repented of my sin and i have turned reoriented myself to god prove it. He says prove that repented of your sins and then he says don't just say to each other. Hey we're safe for. We are descendants of abraham. You see there was this tendency for people within the community of the family of god's it just simply feel like they were taken care of. They actually relied on their ancestral roots. They relied on their ethnic background as a means by which they were covered simply by having the bloodline of jewish ethnicity for many people that was satisfactory because they were the chosen. People of god. And john says hey. Don't be fooled. Don't be fooled into thinking that your mere affiliation with the people of god is somehow enough to protect you from the judgment that is to no. We're talking about something that has to be personal and intentional. If you're going to experience the forgiveness of god and so john is ultimately pointing to them to is fact that repentance is turning toward a better way repentance is not simply doing one eighty. It's not just a matter of you know. Hey i'm going to stop doing bad. Things repentance is not about coming to the place where you have. More satisfactorily followed the rules of what you're supposed to do and not do that is not what repentance is repentance is a reorientation it's less about not doing bad things and it is far far more about turning to a better way it is my embracing the idea that orienting myself toward god is a better way than orienting myself toward something else whether it's the world whether it's some sin whether it's a relationship whether it's the accumulation of things that this world has to offer me whether it's oriented toward my own personal success or fulfilling my own ambitions. John says i have a better way for your life to be oriented toward god. It is a better way. And then as i alluded to before john says even now the axe god's judgement is poised ready to sever the roots of the trees. Yes every tree that does not produce good fruit. We'll be chopped down and thrown into the fire. So now crazy john right. He as part of his message of wanting the people of god's embrace the forgiveness of god he points out very very stoic reminder. That is listen. Judgment is real and judgement is coming in fact. It is just on the horizon. How much do we in two thousand. Twenty is stalling. The virtue of god's love right god's love and god's acceptance and god's forgiveness and all of those things are really really really true about god but one of the things that we as a modern society have made. The decision to do is to put off this. Believe in or try to downplay god's judgment and you can't do that. You cannot reconcile what the entirety of god's word and specifically the new testament has to say about our relationship with god and feel like judgment is something that can just be removed. Like you know what. I don't like the sound of judgment and so i'm just gonna put over here and then then i don't have to worry about how i live my life now. John says prove prove that. You have repented and turn to god turn to this better way by the way in which you live because listen. Judgement is coming. And the ax is at the root and for every tree that doesn't produce good fruit down and thrown into the fire. And then luke records the response of the people and you know what for many of them. They had the right response to that message for many of us. Sometimes the idea of judgment starts getting thrown around and just block our ears. We block our hearts that we don't want to deal with that. We don't want to do anything about it. And so we try to dismiss it but many in the crowds that came to john with a real desire to see the move of god at work in their lives. They they had the right response. Luke records at this way. He says the crowds asked. What should we do. What should we do our john. You you give us this message. What what does that mean for us. What should we then do. That's an interesting way in which they pose this right. What should we do. How many of you like when we're talking about sin would love for us to talk about and really kinda general specific terms right and like kind of pile everybody together right and let's let's let's not talk about my sin personally. Let's talk about arson. We're all how many are not perfect. Everybody right that's an easy one isn't it. Charity is perfect. Apparently but everybody else not perfect. Okay and so. We very very comfortable for us to talk about the idea of being forgiven of sin in a very general sense. And that's how this whole story turns out right. They turn from their sin and turn toward god right. That is this association with with with turning our lives around and toward god but the big question is not. What should we do. What should i do what should i. That is a much more sobering for me to ask. I know what we should do. We as a family of curtis lake christian church like we should love god more and we should do more in our community and we should love our neighbors right. I mean i could. I could all day long. We could talk in very general terms what we should do. In fact if i just opened up the floor we passed around the microphone. You guys would all have some really great ideas about what we should do. But what if what if what if we were to take the microphone right. And what if you. What if the question. we're what should i do. How many of you would be.
"curtis " Discussed on Curtis Lake
"I don't have time to kind of go into all the details for you. So just believe me. Holy spirit will come upon you. God's to do something in you that you don't understand that you can't begin to fathom or imagine but it's going to be unmistakably a work of god and what i loved that comes out of the birth narrative and even the focus on the virgin birth of jesus. And you know there's obviously room for a lot of discussion in the world about whether or not this took place. Mary actually indeed a virgin. I- luke from his perspective makes it very very clear that she is that this is not the product of normal biological occurrence but this is in fact the very work of god at in the life of a human being. And what's amazing. That i think comes out of the narrative is the again the the specificity with which god crew performs this miracle and i think it serves as a reminder to us that god. He's very specific with the way in which he works. The way in which he operates we started with the story of zachariah and elizabeth who had given up on a dream who had felt like as far as their hopes their dreams. Their prayers were concerned. They were as good as gone. God didn't hear or god didn't answer you fill in the blank for however you want to reconcile what it means to cry out to god with all your heart and not have god ultimately fulfil. What is it. you're crying out for however you want to reconcile those things. They had done that. They had kind of moved on with their life but now in the most specific way possible god gives them them dream of their lives and now god even in the birth. In the way in which jesus was born brings full circle to full fruition apprentice that he had made thousands of years before and in doing that reveals to us. How we're so focused on the particulars of our ordinary physical experienced god. He inspires wonder in his handling of the specifics. God inspires wonder in the handling of the specifics. When it comes to the miracle working power of god what do i mean by that. Well god had way back in genesis. You turn your bible all the way back to the beginning right. Where adam and eve were in the garden in fellowship with god and ultimately had just rebelled against god and now god's confronting them and in speaking to the serpent's right the embodiment of the devil of satan. He speaks to the serpent in genesis. Three fifteen and he says. I will cause hostility between you and the woman and between your offspring and her offspring he will strike your head and you will strike his. He'll that's a really really really weird thing for god to say. I mean first of all tweeted that he's talking to a serpent that is the embodiment of satan anyway but the this this this passage of scripture that had been written countless generations before birth of jesus. He says it's very peculiar peculiar. Because this just isn't how it'd be written like god would never be talking about eve's offspring. It'd be adams offspring and we're talking about a patriarchal society where lines of ancestry are drawn through the father. Not the mother like nobody cares about the matriarchal line and yet god here in the very earliest part of our scriptures says i will create hostility between the woman and you between her offspring and your offspring he will strike your head and you will strike his. He'll we understand that to be kind of this. First prophetic utterance on the part of god of how he is ultimately going to undo everything adam and eve had just done all the had been lost god essentially made them a promise that he would redeem the he would provide the answer for it for the fact that fellowship with god had been forfeited the fact that adam and eve were now no longer going to live forever in this wonderful state of innocence but now are subject to the curse of sin the curse every single human being after them has inherited and lives in ed until jesus inter mediates is controlled by god's said to your offspring your offspring will produce the solution. And that's exactly what he did in. Jesus just the very kind of subtle but specific nature by which jesus was born with no biological father. Nobody logical father. I just the offspring of the woman. Where god do this amazing work in her life in order to bless certainly not just her but every single human being besides her where god said. I'm going to undo. All that has been done by sin the the havoc that has been wrought over years and years and years. I'm going to undo it for disease for the sickness for the death for the pain for the misery. I'm going to provide the solution. Does that to the wonder of the christmas story. So enclosing i ask you this question as you can sitter your own individual because i get. We're kind of talking about sort of grand themes of humanity are in the ordinary course of human history and these are when we talk about the virgin birth and the coming of jesus. I mean all these things are things that feel like. There's so much so much bigger and they are they're much bigger than what is our lives. But i want you to know. I really want you to know today that one of the things that god is very very concerned about is what is what is in your life. What is the wonder that you've been missing out on in the way. God wants to work and operate in your life. Because i believe he wants to do that the wonder the he wants you to experience. That's not for the person on the other side of the auditorium and not for you know the wonder that i believe god wants to develop our lives whether you call it. The mysterious miracle power working of god. I believe this christmas. God wants to fill your life again with wonder like that little kid at christmas opening up the presence. Getting that one thing that you would really really hoped for even as a crotchety old adult full of life experiences. That taught you just to live with the letdowns. The disappointments i believe. God wants you to experience. Today.
"curtis " Discussed on Curtis Lake
"Guitar cello or the drums as drama queenie as musicians and singers can be. And that's just between you and me right there. They're off somewhere doing something right and they've already heard this message so i can say this. Now i know. I know what's in their hearts i know what provokes them to do. What they're doing is like what they wanna see. They wanna see people worshipping. Jesus they wanna see people lost in the presence of god experiencing in a real and tangible way to the extent that we can experience the presence of god in a real and tangible way like spiritually speaking they want they want to experience that themselves and they want for you. They want me to experience that as well but you know what we often do. Is we walk in here right. We walk into our church services all over the country all over the world from sunday to sunday. Right because it's just part of our schedule because it's part of the ordinary course of our lives. I believe that god wants to do is he wants to interrupt even the mundane -ness of what has become your christianity. What has become your following. Jesus and he wants to fill your life with wonder one of the thing. The crowd walked away with a whole bunch of unanswered questions. Right after having experienced just kind of the amazement of all this stuff going on they walked away scratching their heads. They walked away having conversations with one. Another what what just happened there. What did we just win. This right can you believe it they. They started telling the story broadcasting the story to other people who maybe weren't present there at the time and the bible tells us that it was going all through the neighborhood. The account of what took place the wonder with which the birth of john the miracle of a baby being born to a barren couple had taken place. Can you imagine if Can you imagine if like after we assemble together as a church whether it's on a sunday morning or if it was for some Community event that we were doing or if it was for some active service that a handful of people were participating in to get. Can you imagine if after one of those experiences if you walked away shaking your head wondering what happened just happen because usually you walk away knowing what just happened or what just happened. Was we sang for christmas songs. The preacher preach for too long. And then you know they finally let us out right. That's we know what happened. These people they just walked away wondering why. Who is this child. What is god doing what is got up to you. I don't know about you. But i i would love. I would love to be a part of that kind of experience where the people of god are instead of coming to church to get all their questions. Answered actually walked away with more questions than answers because of the work. That god was doing all right. So that's zachariah elizabeth john the baptist while we have this other of course birth narrative. We probably should look at this one. Since it's christmas backing up to verse. Twenty six says in the sixth month of elizabeth's pregnancy. God sent the angel gabriel to nazareth a village in galilee to a virgin named mary she was engaged to be married to a man named joseph of the senate of king david and gabriel appeared to her and said greetings favored woman the lord is with you confused and disturbed. Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. Don't be afraid mary. The angel told her for you have found favor with god. You will conceive and give birth to a son and you will name him. Jeez he will be very great movie be called the son of the most high the lord god will give him the throne of his ancestor david and he will reign over israel forever. His kingdom will never end. Mary asked the angel. But how can this happen. I'm a virgin so here. Another account of an angel revealing the wonder of what god is doing and quite reasonably. Mary's reaction to the whole pronouncement of god is about to do in her life as well. How could that be. How many of you realized that when it comes to the miracle working nature of what god does. It's always confounded by this question. How could that be. I mean that is by definition what the miraculous is all about. You see the wonder. I believe that you and i that god wants for us to experience. It is often overshadowed by our tendency to look at the particulars. You see you. Our lives are are determined by the physical nature and reality of things right. You make decisions and those decisions have consequences you make choices and those choices ultimately lead to certain ends right and there is a great degree of control that you have over the direction and trajectory of your life and so a lot of times when it comes to this area of the supernatural miraculous. The spiritual whatever you wanna call it well. Our ability to actually experience wonders overshadowed by our focus on the particulars the particulars of schedule the particulars of this is how things go the particulars of well. This has been my experience. I believe that the christmas season is opportunity for you. And i maybe for us to be suddenly interrupted by the work. That god wants to do that. Will sometimes just a neilly the particulars. Mary's like how could this happen. I'm a virgin. Like she understood the biology of how things worked. What she was being told. Didn't quite line up with the physical nature the normal nature of things. Well the angel replied the holy spirit will come upon you and the power of the most high will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy and he will be called the son of god magin the angel as he makes this pronouncement to marry right. There's we read it in a few short moments. But i imagine this episode. Probably took place over a large handful of minutes after maria's told that she's about to conceive. I'll bet there was this long dramatic pause. Perhaps even a little awkward. Maybe she puts her head down. She starts pacing the floor thinking about contemplating what has been told to her but in reality the one thing i think she took from the whole conversation was going to have a baby. See the he will be the son of the most high right. The lord will grant him david's throne and he will sit on the throne forever and ever and ever and she's like did you say i'm going to have a baby. Can back the train up here because you went really really really fast right through the progression of things that you were revealing to me. But i once. I heard conceived i sorta of stopped right there. Gabriel says listen. This may be beyond your ability to understand and to be perfectly honest. I got out of the things to do..
"curtis " Discussed on Curtis Lake
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"curtis " Discussed on Curtis Lake
"Because they're not ready and jesus says when they finally came time for the big event to take place the half that were already got to experience it they were ushered in and off. They went to enjoy the bliss and the wonder of what they had been waiting and preparing themselves for. But jesus describes the other half is having been foolish not having been prepared for that event as it arrived and now they're scrambling around trying to get oil for their lamps. Trying to trying to make up for all the loss time that they can no longer recapture and because of that they miss it. They miss out on. And then jesus goes onto. What has become a very familiar lesson. In story to us we read it throughout the various gospels. And you can't you can't sit in church for long without having here the three stewards three servants that the master gives each of them on an allotment to to manage and one of them goes out and earns for the allotment that he had been given the second does likewise but then the third is described as one who takes what has been entrusted to him and buries it in the ground. Hides it away. So that when his master returns he's able to reproduce it as it was not having lost or gained anything and in doing that. This third servant is described as wicked wicked for not having taken advantage of the opportunity that was afforded to him to do something with what happened in trusted to him. Unlike the other two. And then jesus begins. What has become what i consider to be. One of the very formative passages of scripture for us as a church. If you've been coming to curtis lake for any time you know that this is this is one of those passages that really sets up a foundation for how we exist how we understand ourselves how we make decisions how we operate as a as an organized group of people matthew twenty five versus thirty one through forty. Let's read it together. Jesus says but when the son of man comes in his glory and all the angels with him then he will sit upon his glorious throne all the nations will be gathered in his presence and he will separate the people as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats he would place the sheep at his right hand and the goats at his left and then the king will say to those on his right. Come you who are blessed by my father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world for. I was hungry and you fed me. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you invited me into your home. I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you cared for me. I was in prison and you visited me than these righteous ones will reply lord. When did we ever see you hungry and feed you or thirsty and give you something to drink or stranger and show you aas pathology or naked and give you clothing. When did we ever see sick or in prison and visit you and the king will say i tell you the truth when you did it to one of the least of these. My brothers and sisters were doing it to me now again. If you've been a part of the fabric and framework of curtis lake for any period of time. We've heard this. We've it's been probably a long time since we featured a message years. I imagine but we allude to it from time to because it's such an integral part how we understand ourselves and the responsibilities that we have as the church many years ago. This sort served as a launching point for our global outreach initiatives for this rallying of those who would identify themselves as curtis lake church to say. Listen our lives have to be lived for far more than what we see immediately around us that we need to have a more global a more worldly understanding of what's going on out there to understand that so much has been entrusted to us not only christians but as american christians who have probably all that we need and much much much much more especially relative to the experience of countless millions and millions and millions of people throughout the world and so people started to get a hold of this and understand. Boy you know what i do. I my eyes need to. They need to remain open to to. What's out there to the experience of others around me. I need to recognize the suffering. That's happening maybe across the world but probably also across the street or at least down the road and in another neighborhood. That's not that far from mine. And we started to wrestle with us and understand this and make decisions Corporately but hopefully personally as well for how we were going to live our lives now. Jesus here in this passage scripture seems to me to kind of be describing this day of reckoning like this day of reckoning right he starts it out by talking about how this the son of man ascends to the throne he becomes these. He takes his place as king. And it's like it's like jesus is saying that way the way it is right now is different from how it's going to be. Jesus talked oftentimes about the coming glorification of the sun that he as he was currently living and ministering in this world having left the throne of heaven descended to take on the form of human flesh into live among us as a man right he he. He talks oftentimes about the future. Glory the future glorification of the sun. But that's and not yet come so right now. There's this movement that's taking place. But jesus says the kingdom of god is like this person who ascends the throne and when he finally takes his place and experiences the glory of what it means to have.
"curtis " Discussed on Lost Notes
"In nineteen seventy eight a year before the band released. Its first album. Ian curtis began suffering epileptic seizures. He was officially diagnosed with epilepsy. In january nineteen seventy nine when his seizures grew more severe so severe that doctors warned they would disrupt his life to the point that he might not be able to function for more than small bursts of hours at a time. When not recording or touring curtis became withdrawn. There were those who called his frantic movements on stage. His epilepsy something courtesy to take back control of his body's faculties but also movements that mirrored his seizures. So much so that when he'd sometimes pass out onstage and fall into a seizure the moments where the audience wouldn't be able to decipher of he was dancing or in agony. Despite his diagnosis curtis didn't follow doctor's orders. Strictly as those close to him might have wanted him to. He still drank and smoked and didn't sleep much be anti-convulsant medications he was given four sent have mood swings and he became even more withdrawn and he'd already been by the time joy. Division had begun to tour and record vigorously curtis saw his condition worsened by the time began according closer. He was suffering about to caesar's a week on average during one recording session. Curtis went to. The bathroom had a seizure and hit his head on the sink. It was nearly two hours before his bandmates found him unconscious on the floor.