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MAYA Jesus Matthew 21:23-32

MAYA Jesus

People are curious about things that are new, but they are afraid of anything that is too new.

At a Glance

Raymond Loewy was an immigrant who arrived in Manhattan in 1919, dreaming that New York would be an elegant and stylish place. When he arrived, he was disappointed. What Loewy found was a grungy product of the industrial age -- "bulky, noisy and complicated." Loewy went on to be an eminent designer who understood a key principle about human desire and motivation. In today's text, Jesus appears to understand this same idea.


Editors' Pick

For material based on today's OT text, see "Pitch Patience," March 27, 2011, at HomileticsOnline.com.


Picture the Exxon logo. A Greyhound bus. The Coca-Cola bottle. A Frigidaire oven. The blue nose of the president's plane, Air Force One.

What do they have in common?

Only one thing: an industrial designer named Raymond Loewy.

Loewy was an immigrant who arrived in Manhattan in 1919, dreaming that New York would be an elegant and stylish place. When he arrived, he was disappointed. What Loewy found was a grungy product of the industrial age --...















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