members, click to sign in..

3,811 active users!!Bandwidth
OCT 9, 2015
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 -3 hrs
Top Sermons
Daily Log
PhotosNew Stuff!
Online Bible
Daily Reading
Our Services
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Breaking News Home | All | Religion | Society | Tech | Choice | SA News
FRONT PAGE  |  10/9/2015
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

   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
   10/09/15  |  University renovates chapel to accommodate Muslims
   10/07/15  |  SermonAudio Tip: Christian Heritage Collection .. A New Way To... • 6 comments
   10/07/15  |  Planned Parenthood Abortionist Jokes About Harvesting Intact... • 4 comments
   09/29/15  |  Doctor Expelled from Boston Hospital for Statements About Health... • 31 comments
   09/29/15  |  Obama: 'Gay' trumps religion in Constitution • 20 comments
   10/07/15  |  SermonAudio Tip: Christian Heritage Collection .. A New Way To... • 6 comments
   09/14/15  |  SermonAudio Tip: SermonAudio Channel v3.0 for the Roku TV... • 13 comments
   09/11/15  |  Remembering 9/11 and New York City • 33 comments
   09/09/15  |  SermonAudio Tip: One Million Sermons! • 9 comments
   08/31/15  |  SermonAudio Tip: Personal Edition of the Gospel of John -- Third... • 25 comments
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 !


News Item1/24/04 12:44 PM
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."

There are a total of 2 user comments displayed | add new comment |Subscribe to these comments
Last PostTotal
Lutheran pastor resigns, says same-sex marriage is a violation...
pastor jon from florida: "that's ridiculous, why would you step down because you..."
-3 hrs 10 
SermonAudio Tip: Christian Heritage Collection .. A New Way To...
unprofitable servant from georgia: " texan ... perhaps we don't worship these..."
-3 hrs 
Al Mohler criticises gay conversion therapy, says Christians...
frank: " allie i found this http://www.alb..."
-3 hrs 28 

Elder Samuel Ashwood
God's Message to Supreme Court

Isaiah 5:20
Sunday Service
Sovereign Grace Church
Play! | MP3 | RSS

Behold Your God
Scott T. Brown

Steve Viars
Partakers of Grace as a Team

Partakers of Grace
Faith Church
Transcript!Play! | MP3

Lin Brown
Antichrist Among Us

Grace Particular Baptist
Sunday Service
Transcript!Play! | MP3

What Exactly is Worldliness?

A Chr­ist­ian Def­in­it­ion of Worldl­in­ess

History Of Apostasy & Antichrist, Free

How The Church Of The Apostles Was Hij­acked By Rome - Growth Of the Papal Ant­ichr­ist

Sponsor: Signs of the coming of Christ

SPONSOR | 3,900+


Are the things you're living for worth Christ dying for? ... Leonard Ravenhill

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal
iPhone + iPad
Church App
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Chromecast TV
Windows Mobile
Apple Watch
Pebble Smartwatch
Kindle Reader

Uploading Sermons
Uploading Videos
Tips & Tricks
YouTube Screencasts

Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
Site Notices New!
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
Local Church Finder | Info
MP3 Play & Download
Mobile Apps
Video Support
Live Webcasting
Transcription Service
Business Cards
Domain Redirect
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream
Sermon Browser
HTML Codes
Logos | e-Sword

Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Upload via Email
Auto-Upload Sermons
Auto-Blog Import
Picasa | FTP | Dropbox
The largest and most trusted library of audio sermons from conservative churches and ministries worldwide.

Our Services | Articles of Faith
Broadcast With Us!
Advertising | Local Ads
Support Us | Testimonials