Bringing the Text to Life
At a Glance
This material begins with a review of obnoxious public behavior, and couples it with a report from Psychological Science in the Public Interest, which offers a specific recommendation about how to not shorten one's life. We then make a move to the text in which the apostle Paul offers specific recommendations about how to live a life with quality and significance.
For material based on this same text, see "Proximity Peril," November 17, 2002, at HomileticsOnline.com.
Jerks are everywhere. There are the painfully annoying and woefully unaware jerks -- like the guy in your office who smacks his gum so loud it shakes the walls of your cubicle; your husband's second cousin who manages to show up at every family event, devouring desserts and consuming conversation with endless stories about himself.
There are the straight-up rude and downright disrespectful jerks. They're the worst. You know, it's the girl who knowingly cuts in front of you at Starbucks only to order...