Great Sermon! Great podcast. Did your survey include Wisconsin synod and Missouri synod Lutherans? I joined the Wisconsin synod last year. They broke away from mainstream Lutherans in the 70s. Both are almost exactly like reformed churches--stress on Bible, pro life, anti LGBT, etc. The only difference is that Lutherans put more stress on Lord's supper. And these churches are healthy and growing. I hear the beautiful sound of babies and young children during each sermon. There is hope for God's church.
Great Sermon! Thanks for the reminder of the 9/11 tragedy. It was just before 10 p.m. here in Japan when I came home from an English lesson at our church. I first thought the TV was showing some odd special effects from a science fiction movie. After the repeated showing of the attacks on TV we had no idea what would happen next and what the world would be like when we woke up in the morning.
Joe USA wrote: Sorry Mr. Graham but the problem starts first with God not being in the churches. Many churches have flirted with the world and preach a watered down or false gospel to bring up the numbers of warm bodies in attendance. The only way to do so is to not preach against sin. The church not preaching against sin is to make a deal with the world. This is a big no no. What separates us from God? Sin. Prayer. Praying according to His will is also part of proper worship. With this said, I have not achieved in this area. I fail miserably. Lord help me help us all to do the will of the Father. We know that an election isn't going to fix this nation. But that your people turn from their idols and run to Christ Jesus. Amen