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The Temptation of Corruption

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In this sermon from 2006 Duke examines how the status quo leads people to corruption, and examines what's essential and what's possibly trivial in worship (not the beautiful needlepoint cushions, imo!) He dissects the story of Jesus in the temple -- where he's not just mad, he's "temple mad." And he even tells of a wild dream connected to this scripture where Jesus comes to clean out at Dilworth UMC - needlepoint cushions, leadership and all. Do we too often make the important trivial and the trivial important to protect what makes us feel safe and important?

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