What is My and Your Religious Security Blanket? A highlight from the Bible study of Luke chapter 3 shared by Tihomir Kukolja last Sunday with the Crossroads class at MDPC, Houston. About useless reliance on one’s religious pedigree, whether we talk about the Jews, Croats or Americans, or any other national, ethnic or religious group. We all have our own “Abrahams” of some kind, our own religious security blankets to keep us spiritually safe, superior, all sufficient, without any need for Jesus. Remember Jesus cannot be owned by anyone. The background text: Luke 3:7-9. NIV “John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, ‘You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?’Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.’” I believe this part of my Bible study is of significant importance today in many places so I would like to share it with my wider circle of friends. Time: 5:22 min.
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Tihomir Kukolja, born in Slavonska Pozega, Croatia in 1954. Studied, lived and worked in Yugoslavia, Croatia, United Kingdom, Australia and the US. Education in theology, communications, and radio journalism. Worked as a church pastor, media professional, radio producer and presenter, journalist, religious liberty activist, and reconciliation and leadership development activist. Lives in Houston TX, USA. Served as the Executive Director, Forum for Leadership and Reconciliation (Forum), and Director of Renewing Our Minds (ROM) initiative for many years. Founder and Director of Leadership Focus International. Loves photography, blogging and social media.
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