A compass which points first this way, and then that has ceased to be a compass. Detached from its fixed point of reference and distracted by some new, closer attraction, it is worse than broken – misleading and deceptive. A navigator who, when asked for direction, indifferently shrugs, humbly admits “I don’t know,” or compassionately asks “which way do you think is right?” has ceased to be a navigator. He is not even being a friend – especially not if he secretly knows the way, but cares too little for your well-being, and too much for his own comfort to speak truth.
Originally titled "Diagnosis, Prognosis, Cure," this sermon looks at the reality of Sin, and the Good News that it can be "fixed" in Jesus Christ.