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They seem to be tuned in on a different channel. Their focus is different. The Great Reformers of the church seemed out of step too. John Wycliffe wanted even the common man, not just church leaders, to know what the Bible said. They were talented men who could have had nice careers.
Why did they defy the Church Councils, and Popes, and the masses of people? Why did they risk their careers and lives with controversy?
Those who seem out of step are often ridiculed and excluded because they are different. But some are out of step because they are marching to the beat of a different drummer.
In a very real sense Christianity means we should listen to a different drummer. The world puts its material needs first.
It might add religion as an added benefit in life. Our material and personal interests should be in subjection to what God says pleases him. We put morality above our own desires.
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Our goal is not to dress oddly, act like uninformed weirdos, or use outdated vocabulary. Our vocabulary and values will be different from the world. The way we spend our time and use our talent will be different. Our goals and definition of success will not be the same. Jesus appeared to his disciples for 40 days after his resurrection.
He taught them about the Kingdom of God Acts 1: Finally Jesus led them to the Mount of Olives overlooking Jerusalem, the same place where Jesus had instructed them during his last week. That memorable lesson was about the coming destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple, and the final judgment yet future, when Jesus would come again at the end of our age.
Jesus was about to physically leave them for the last time. What would be his last message? As they gathered, the disciples had one more question to ask.
Their question showed that they had their own expectations. The Jews had been under Roman rule for several generations. They were heavily taxed. They were not free to live by their traditions. They were persecuted, or simply tolerated, but never liked.- Henry David Thoreau If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. It means your off beat from everyone else. It's like saying you are on another page. Back in the old days during war time the soldiers would march to the drummer boy in the ranks.
Each beat is a step. So saying your marching to another drummer is . (also march to a different ˈtune less frequent) behave in a different way from other people; have different attitudes or ideas: She was a gifted and original artist who marched to a different drummer.
(also march to a different ˈtune less frequent) behave in a different way from other people; have different attitudes or ideas: She was a gifted and original artist who marched to a different drummer.
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