The Forward Look
Jan. 4, 1953
Jan. 4, 1953. Running time: 27:39.The sermon examines the gospel of Luke and how people focused on the apocalyptic rally their energies and resources. Uncertainly can lead to alertness. Thurman states that the familiarity of habit can prevent us from learning new things. Christianity uses conversion, which involves changing old habits and creating new ones. If people remain alert to the possibility of the moment they can rise to sudden challenges rather than be destroyed by them. Introspection is needed to reduce our smugness and grow in the spirit of God in the new year.