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FRONT PAGE  |  8/22/2019
WEDNESDAY, APR 24, 2019  |  8 comments
How the Seeker-Sensitive, Consumer Church Is Failing a Generation
The millennial generation's much-talked-about departure from church might lead those of us over 30 to conclude that they have little interest in Jesus. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Unfortunately, their spiritual coming of age has coincided with many Protestant pastors relying on a consumer business model to grow and sustain their churches. This template for doing church and the millennials' hunger for authenticity has caused an ideological collision.

Seeker-sensitive services originally promised to woo post-moderns back into the fold. Out the stained glass window went the somewhat formal 45-minute exegetical sermon, replaced by a shorter, story-based talk to address the "felt needs" of the congregants while reinforcing the premise that following Jesus would dramatically improve their quality of life. ...


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News Item4/24/19 3:48 PM
Adriel  Find all comments by Adriel
If a sinner goes to the church for the wrong reasons he/she will probably find what they are looking for. - More sin!

J C Ryle wrote:
"One half the sin committed by mankind arises from wrong views of their Maker and Judge. Men are reckless and wicked, because they do not think that God sees them. They do things they would never do if they really believed they were under the eyes of the Almighty. It is written, “Thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself.” (Psalm 1. 21) It is written again, “They say the Lord shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planted the ear, shall He not hear? He that formed the eye, shall He not see?” (Psalm 94:7-9) No wonder the holy Job said in his best moments, “When I consider, I am afraid of Him.” (Job 23:7)
(Knots Untied)

You've gotta be born again.

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News Item4/24/19 2:20 PM
Douglas Fir | Zones Four to Six  Find all comments by Douglas Fir
I wonder how this news item relates to the one about 'nones' and the other one from Gallup last week about church membership declining.
It makes you wonder--which churches are declining? the traditional ones where the Word is faithfully preached, but the congregation is mostly over RMD age? or these seeker sensitive ones with 'contempo Christian music'? or is it the Methodists and others that accept sodomites as pastors, approve sodomy as normal healthy behavior?
Barna's group has done a lot of research on these topics, but he has an axe to grind when he wrote a book, Revolution, that promotes the cause of a 'third rail' in Christianity--no bldgs, no stained glass windows, just meeting in homes and maybe public school bldgs when they are not in use.
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News Item4/24/19 12:57 PM
NeedHim  Find all comments by NeedHim
There truly is only One true seeker of the fallen, who are spiritually dead in their trespasses & sins of Eternal bondage! Outside of no King but Christ Alone!

Praise the Lord, that He calls out to seek & save His people, His sheep! As Heaven would have none then, as He saves some of the most unlikeliest people ever amen!

St. Augustine of Hippo; If you believe what you like in the gospel, and reject what you
don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself."

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News Item4/24/19 12:23 PM
Wayfarer pilgrim | Lubbock, Tx  Find all comments by Wayfarer pilgrim
There is great force of commercialism that is encouraged by Greed. The seeker friendly church will collapse because it doesn’t represent the working of a church. You can only stand so long while a skinny jeans pastor yells out, “ So hows everyone doin out there” in a fog of strobe lights, blaring geetars, bobbing heads, women dressed provocatively and men yelling “ hallelujah, brothers and sisters “. Good riddance, skinny jeans preacher boy, may God have mercy on your soul.
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News Item4/24/19 9:51 AM
Nancy | Mass  Find all comments by Nancy
I havent been to a seeker friendly church. I have no desire for them. When i was looking for a church i needed the Word to be taught. Foundational teaching of doctrine and of course the Gospel being preached at every service and bible study. I like hymns and psalms not tje modern ccm music. Ccm music tends to be shallow and lacking in doctrine. Sovereign grace music is filled with doctrine theology and is Christ centered.
We need to dump those mega churches and seeker friendly and get back to the basics of Jesus Christ and the Gospel. Then maybe the "Wolves in sheeps clothing" will disappear
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News Item4/24/19 7:36 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Quiet Christian has it fairly well pegged. The commercialization of conservative churches has had a corrosive effect ❗👎

I haven't seen anywhere that the corporate business model is also going to be the model for the Christian church. In fact it's much like the Catholic church with their bishops and the underlings at support them blindly. The the growth of the Evangelical Church is stagnating, and probably will see even a decline in membership.

Anyway talking to Chief Executive Officers of churches otherwise known as pastors, this article is a good one about greed.

https://tinyurl.com/y6lglcv6 (Greed is just a clue about the real problem)

Religion is only mentioned in passing, but then Christianity is generally only mentioned in passing in many churches also.

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News Item4/24/19 4:43 AM
John Lee | UK  Find all comments by John Lee
[Seeker-sensitive services originally promised to woo post-moderns back into the fold. Out the stained glass window went the somewhat formal 45-minute exegetical sermon, replaced by a shorter, story-based talk to address the "felt needs" of the congregants while reinforcing the premise that following Jesus would dramatically improve their quality of life. ...]

I greatly believe the saints need to hear scripture explained, and would like to see more of it in God's flock. However, once again, there is a need to think about how to go about it. Obviously, these folks have gone round a wrong corner and devised a method without warrant, although I'm glad they are trying. The original also has no warrant, and as I keep saying, there is a way for the saints to meet together, and instruction how the meeting is to progress. But it involves giving men no say whatever, and relying solely on the risen Lord to direct matters through the various gifts he has given to each one. Only in this way is Jesus Christ the Head of the church.

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News Item4/24/19 1:27 AM
The Quiet Christian  Find all comments by The Quiet Christian
For from the least of them, even unto the greatest of them, everyone is given unto covetousness, and from the Prophet even unto the Priest, they all deal falsely. They have healed also the hurt of the daughter of my people with sweet words, saying, Peace, peace, when there is no peace. Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? nay, they were not ashamed, no neither could they have any shame: therefore they shall fall among the slain: when I shall visit them, they shall be cast down, saith the Lord. Thus saith the Lord, Stand in the ways and behold, and ask for the old way, which is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls: but they said, We will not walk therein. Also I set watchmen over you, which said, Take heed to the sound of the trumpet: but they said, We will not take heed. Hear therefore, ye Gentiles, and thou Congregation know, what is among them. Hear, O earth, behold, I will cause a plague to come upon this people, even the fruit of their own imaginations: because they have not taken heed unto my words, nor to my Law, but cast it off. - Jeremiah 6:13-19
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