Great Sermon! The person speaking on the recording of Jesus going to hell to pain for our sins does not, to me , sound like Joyce Meyer speaking. I have no doubt that she is as you say she is but that recording doesn't sound like the Joyce Meyer I know.
When I was looking for a church, most of the ones I went to were feel good churches with missions and outreach programs but very little personal responsibility taught. Sermons concentrated on personal relationships, loving God/Jesus, abstract ideas and generalizations, or history lessons.
I think many churches today are afraid to teach Biblical law. They don't want to offend or make people examine how they are living their life. But this is exactly what a church is supposed to do. And who else would teach us how to do this than the church? Certainly not popular culture!
James 4:17, â€śTherefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.â€ť A child will be disciplined by its parents for disobedience. As children of God, we will likewise be disciplined for intentional disobedience. â€śHe that saith, I know him and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his work, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in himâ€ť 1 John, 2:3-5