members, click to sign in..

4,982 active users!!Bandwidth
SUNDAY
JUL 5, 2015
Home
NewsSITE
Events & Blogs
New Audio & Video
BroadcastersNew Stuff!
Local Church Finder
Live Webcasts
Sermons by Bible
Sermons by Topic
Sermons by Speaker
Sermons by Date
Staff Picks
CommentsALL -1 hrs
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Stores
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | SA News
FRONT PAGE  |  7/5/2015
Choice News SATURDAY, JAN 24, 2004  |  2 comments
Megachurches Shopping Mall Theology
An advertisement for the Saddleback Church invites congregants to attend "God's Extreme Makeover" - a revival of Christ in their hearts named after the latest television fad, in which volunteers undergo plastic surgery.

Leaflets at the door to the main hall proclaim "You Can Bring Your Coffee Into Any Venue". Children run around in baseball shirts proclaiming that they are part of God's own squad. The thousands inside are able to sing along to spiritual songs - not traditional hymns - from the words on giant karaoke screens suspended above a light rock band.

This is the United States' latest religious phenomenon. As Americans like going to shopping malls for all their consumer needs in one spot, so self-styled "megachurches" are the fastest growing form of service in the country.

They offer a one-stop spiritual supermarket. At the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest just outside Los Angeles ...


CLICK HERE to Read Entire Article
news.telegraph.co.uk

   03/14/15  |  Another One Bites the Dust • 2 comments
   03/11/15  |  God Doesn't Want Matt Chandler to be Your Pastor • 18 comments
   01/08/14  |  Christian Post: Warning, this article may offend many Christians • 93 comments
   01/01/14  |  Michelle Obama praises lesbian TV anchor • 17 comments
   12/29/13  |  U.S. Slams 'Conservative Gender Norms' • 377 comments
MORE RELATED ( ) NEWS | MORE..
   07/04/15  |  Oregon Christian Bakers Ordered to Stop Speaking About 'Obeying... • 16 comments
   07/04/15  |  Greek banks prepare plan to raid deposits • 7 comments
   07/03/15  |  SermonAudio Tip: Enjoy Sermons + Find Churches On The Apple...
   07/02/15  |  TIME: End Tax Exemptions for Religious Institutions • 7 comments
   07/01/15  |  ISIS Threatens Mass Slaughter of Christians • 13 comments
OTHER CHOICE NEWS | MORE..
   07/05/15  |  NASCAR to fans: No more Confederate flags ‚Äď please! • 8 comments
   07/05/15  |  Is Facebook‚Äôs ‚ÄúCelebrate Pride‚ÄĚ tool a lame psychological... • 7 comments
   07/05/15  |  Christians React to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage • 5 comments
   07/05/15  |  Getting rich killing off the poor • 2 comments
   07/05/15  |  AIG Advances Lawsuit Against Kentucky • 24 comments
OTHER RECENT NEWS | MORE..
COMMENTS | show all | add new  
    Sorting Order:  
· Page 1 ·  Found: 2 user comment(s)
News Item1/25/04 3:45 AM
Norman Smith | Surrey UK  Contact via email
very good point about parables Engineer.

sadly, there are many churches today like the one in the article, which are more like social clubs and places of merchandise.

we should pity them and be thankful that many whom are truly the Lord's realise that they must come into the courts of the Lord in reverance and Godly fear.

Of course we have a joy in our hearts, and hearts overflowing with praise and thanfulness, but we must keep within Biblical boundary's.

These people get their "reward", as in a congregation of 20,000, can you imagine that !? we do well to get above 20 at the place we worship !

2

News Item1/24/04 12:44 PM
ENGINEER | USA  
What happens when we try to make the CHURCH fit the WORLD: we miss the need for the Holy Ghost to breath life into the lost.

Rick Muchow, Pastor of Greater Arts - defends the mall approach.
"Don't forget Christ used user-friendly language. He spoke to his followers in parables."
But Jesus spoke parables to CONFUSE!
Matt.10:13 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:
15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."

1
There are a total of 2 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
Getting rich killing off the poor
pennnelope: "well here's another example. many get confused because they've..."
-1 hrs 
The special water flown in for Princess Charlotte
jim lincoln from nebraska: "english rose, an excellent comment! just a little more..."
-2 hrs 14 
Is Facebook‚Äôs ‚ÄúCelebrate Pride‚ÄĚ tool a lame psychological...
joe the protestant: " carl h my wife is addicted. she must check fb at least 50..."
-3 hrs 


Dr. Curt D. Daniel
Biblical Apologetics

Biblical Apologetics
Sunday - PM
Faith Bible Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS

Loving the Unloveable
Pastor Joe Hillrich

Ken Wimer
The God of this World

Book of Judges
Shreveport Grace Church
Play! | MP3

Kevin Swanson
Reactions to SCOTUS Decision

Dobson, Rand Paul, Mike Farris
Generations Radio
Play! | MP3

Joel Van Hoogen
The Vexation of the Righteous

Bread of Life Fellowship
Sunday Service
Play! | MP3

A. Boyd Miller IV
Rejection of Biblical Marriage

Covenant Presbyterian Church
Sunday - AM
Play! | MP3

Blog 7/1/15
Ten Thousand Dollar Days

New York Gospel Mission
around ten years ago i riding with my dad in his truck...

Sponsor:
Paul Washer: Judgment Day, 2 Free MP3s

Phen­om­enal serm­ons that every­one needs to hear, on one of the most imp­ort­ant top­ics!
www.puritandownloads.com/ju..

Sermon:
For
Dr. Andy Bloom

SPONSOR | 2,200+

SPONSOR




                   
Complain without cause and you will have cause to complain. ... Thomas Taylor

City: Las Vegas, NV
Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal
MOBILE
iPhone + iPad New!
Church App
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
ROKU TV
BlackBerry
Windows Mobile
Apple Watch New!
Pebble Smartwatch
Kindle Reader


HELP
Knowledgebase
Broadcasters
Listeners
Q&A
Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Webcasting
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Podcasting
Video Support
Live Webcasting New!
Transcription Service
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI Sites
Domain Redirect
Favorites
QR Codes
24x7 Radio Stream
INTEGRATION
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
ABOUT US
SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide. All broadcasters must adhere to the Articles of Faith.

Our Services | Testimonials
Broadcast With Us!
Support Us
Advertising | Local Ads
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Copyright © 2015 SermonAudio.com.