Great Sermon! Your presentations are always outstanding and informative.
As far as Mark Driscoll and plagiarism goes, if he in fact used others' ideas, he should 'man up.' One of the problems here is that church leaders and members may not understand plagiarism as an issue of character as it is more and more common for clergy to use those pre-packaged sermon plans, curricula and may treat such teaching as 'share ware.' This is not the only area in which the church infringes copyright; eg. the area of worship music. Pastor Driscoll was also brought up in another sermon as far as selling out on the Doctrine of the Trinity--- embracing sebellianism or modalism.
Great Sermon! Being faithful, walking with God, living bituel (bitul), being cleansed in living water and being reclothed in the precious things of God AND being mindfiul, thoughtful, educated and intellectual, understanding the cultural context, history, foundations of natural law and so forth ARE NOT mutually exclusive.
Christians may be, should be both. But , like most institutional constructs, the Church has been 'dumbed down' and stunted, mostly be egotistical and arrogant attitudes.
The reason millenials and others are leaving the Church, is as you say, they know it is 'not real'; the Church, refuses to embrace all things of God-- it is stuck in the mire of poor leadership--- as you said in another broadcast, where most Sunday School teachers would fail even a basic biblical quiz. Now, that is real!
Get the Church vessel in order, God deserves the effort.
Great Sermon! Trevor-- a Church is a 501-- it is tax-payer subsidized and held to the highest of standards by govt and an even higher standard God. The pastor as the CEO serves at the will and pleasure of God and the Board -- the problem here is too few people know and understand 501 governance and law. The pastor, in good accord, is totally responsible for operations and this includes the entirety of administration. Churches that continue haphazard governance are crippling the good work in getting the Good News out and spreading more fodder for the faithless, hey look at those 'yawhos' trying to lead people to The Lord. Management and stewardship are important to the Kingdom. That said, the church naysayers need to be squelched by their peers -/- they are bullies and tyrants.
Interesting Hi Trevor-- it is true that as Christians we should try to not practice or indulge in anything that is offensive to God. Further, to indulge at the exclusion of time with God's Word would bring yetzer hara or judgment; Perry Stone relayed a story of an African goddess that needed to be discarded. There is the phenomenon of a turn-for-a-turn. I not superstitious but I do know that for the elected or for someone in spiritual concord with God , great sensitivity is required. I Lennon vintage items; but find that some items are not mine to keep; my sense is that the item belonged to a 'person dead in Christ'.
The Best! Every week I say this is Pastors best sermon yet! Right on with the TRUTH and the application thereof. The Word brings life for sure! "If repentence doesn't hurt, it is not repentence". Amen. Keep bringing it, we (I) need this desperately.
Great Sermon! No; Franklin and Billy knew that the info was on the website. And after the scrub the defination remained on the site minus naming the cults by name Mormons, Adventists and Jehovah witnesses. Apologetics? There should be apologies.
Great Sermon! I have to agree with all of this. I have seen a decline of our culture for years. God removed me out of my safe place and brought me out here. With that move I have seen a corrupted society of people who I didn't know existed. It has sent a shock through me.
Great Sermon! Romney is not s born-again converted Christian. He is a member of one of the cults worldwide. While we should prayer for Rev. Graham, as he is iconoclastic, his endorsement is troubling.
Great Sermon! Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law by being cursed for us
HOW DOES MALACHI 3 APPLY TO CHRISTIANS IN THE AGE OF GRACE! I agree we should give Jesus our hearts, mind and soul but Malachi was spoken to Jews under the curse of the law, not the redeemed under grace.
Great Sermon! This is a rare sermon. I have very recently been told about this preaching and I am informing all my godly friends. It is good to have strong meat at last and strong truth that isnt watered down.
Your sermons are great! Romans 8 series Just a comment on your series of Romans 8:28-39. You mention in #7 about the 1st Adam and the 2nd Adam. This is adding to the Word of God as there is NO 2nd but a LAST Adam. When Jesus went to the grave He went as the LAST Adam. The Word is specific on this in 1 Cor 15:45. There is no 2nd because Jesus took care of that as the LAST Adam. I'm sorry, I don't mean to be critical but that always puts a ding in my spirit. Even tho many seem to use that expression, it is incorrect.
I can't believe it! Is morality over doctrine now?? The conservitives are going to split and Hillary will be presdident. I could never vote for a mormon, they have a different Jesus. It's all about Jesus!!
1st Peter 1:5 - ...KEPT by the POWER of God through FAITH UNTO SALVATION.... He doesn't let anybody go. You didn't really think you could get out of it that easily, did you? God performed a BINDING work through the BLOOD OF CHRIST that your feable bad works can't diminish!