Wise as Serpents: Light Comes into the World — and Evil Attacks (Pt 3 of a sermon series by Jeff Crippen)

A Cry For Justice

Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men. . . (Matthew 10:16-17a)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  (John 1:1-5)

I like the Christmas story as given here in John’s Gospel best of all. The Word made flesh dwelling among us. Light and Life coming into the world. It is a Creation story, you see. A New Creation story with a new Adam as our Savior.

And the Word became flesh and…

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About Dale Ingraham @ Speaking Truth In Love Ministries

We started Speaking truth in love Ministries to address the issue of sexual abuse within the faith community. My wife, Faith, is a survivor of many years of abuse by her father who was a pastor at the time. We go into churches, colleges and conferences to speak about this issue.
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