The Matrix: Reloaded (1 of 4) by Kerry Shook

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The Matrix: Reloaded (1 of 4)
Series: Summer Blockbusters
Pastor Kerry Shook

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"Yet at the same time many even among the leaders believed in him. But because of the Pharisees they would not confess their faith for fear they would be put out of the synagogue; for they loved praise from men more than praise from God." John 12:42,43 (NIV)

The Matrix of the Fear of Man
The Reality of God's Approval

"Fear of man is a dangerous trap, but to trust in God means safety."
Prov. 29:25 (LB)


"Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you."John 8:32 (Msg)



"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." Matt. 6:24 (NIV)


I'm beginning a new series today where I'll be starting creatively each week with a summer blockbuster movie that tends to become such a part of our culture. Then I'm going to turn to God's word for the real action, and we're going to learn some life-changing truths over the next several weeks.

Now I want to make a disclaimer before I begin this series. I'm not recommending all of these movies by any means. In fact, I haven't even seen most of them. But, I do want to give two big thumbs up to God's word, so let's get right into it as we're going to learn how to "Break Out of the Matrix of Fear and Find God's Reality." So, take out your outlines from your program and get right into it. Oh oh.... Hmmm.... I don't have my sermon outline up here! I'm so embarrassed! This has never happened to me before. Pastor Stan always brings out my Bible and the podium and the sermon outline, and it's not there. I don't know if he's kidding me or what, but I don't have my sermon outline. I'm glad you guys love me just the way I am. I can be real in front of you because...thank you..... (Applause) I've got to go get my sermon outline, so I've got to find Pastor Stan. Pastor Stan, are you around? Pastor Stan, is that you? No, that's not you!

UPS delivery man:
Excuse me, sir. Are you Pastor Kerry Shook?

Yah. Who are you?

UPS delivery man:
I have a UPS Next Day Air Urgent Delivery for you. (Laughter) If I could just have you sign right there.

Sure thing. Maybe Stan sent my sermon notes up to me.

UPS delivery man:
One can never know.... Thank you, sir. Have a great day.

Okay. That's a phone that's ringing over the loud speakers. That's cool. (Laughter) Hello. Oh, you know where my sermon notes are? Okay. Who are you? No time? Oh, you want me to go back stage? My sermon notes are back stage?
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