Sign in or signup

CODE #

3,770 active users!!Bandwidth
SATURDAY
DEC 16, 2017
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 -7 min
Top Sermons
VideosPDFs
Daily Log
Photos
StoresNew Stuff!
Online Bible
Hymnal
Daily Reading
About | 3-Mo Free!
Submit Sermon
Members Only

Mobile Apps | Info
Enjoy sermons from this broadcaster
on a variety of mobile devices.
MyChurch: clovisevfree
MyChurch Code ID: 72986
Church Apps | Info
Creating your own Church App is
as simple as turning ON the option.
 | Clovis, California
Podcast + Codes
Newest Widget | Demo
Sermons Embed | Info
Latest Blog | Info | Demo
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Blog
Post+
Search
  
Filter By

The Gospel of Works - On a Church Sign!
FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2010
Posted by: Clovis Evangelical Free Church | more..
2,300+ views | 210+ clicks
Some of the most wasted space in America is found on church signs! Rare is the sighting of a church sign that broadcasts scripture verses. You may find the occasional John 3:16, which is great, however, it may as well be the only one in the Bible because it’s usually the only one believers know or share with the world! This lack of using good, visible space to present Scripture is astounding to me given the fact that only the Word is alive, active, and able to lead to salvation! (Heb 4:12, 2 Tim 3:15)

More often, church signs boast mushy, feel-good, cliché sayings, which makes our faith appear no different than the theology found on Oprah and Dr. Phil! Not to mention that quaint, catchy sayings are not helpful when life crumbles or to assist in producing healthy, mature growth!

Even more frightening is finding a church sign that actually promotes a dangerous, erring theology of salvation like the one I encountered recently. The church sign read, “For the road to heaven, turn right and straight ahead.” I almost slammed on the brakes! I gasped! I pulled over and took a picture because I was sure no one would believe that a Protestant, evangelical, conservative church right in the middle of the Bible belt would dare say anything of the kind!

Let me be fair. I know this congregation and pastor both mean well. In being charitable towards them, I believe in these words they are affirming the necessity of repentance. They in no way are being intentionally misleading. In fact, I believe they have the very best intentions for everyone who will read their sign.

However, what is an unchurched sinner supposed to conclude from this message? More than likely, he will conclude that he will be “ok” with God if he will simply clean up his act “turn right” and live a decent, morally good life (straight ahead). He is going to conclude that he can get to heaven by “being good.” If he dies in that belief, he will have been eternally, tragically misled!

Maybe a better message on a church sign would read: For the road to heaven, embrace Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior! Love Him and Follow Him! (Jn 14:6)

Or even better - just quote John 14:6! And then quote others like it! Keep putting worthwhile, trustworthy messages on your church sign if you have one. Use the Bible!

Category:  Gospel Reflections

post new | clone this | rss feed | blog top »
Text feature this blog entry
Our Blog
Older
Newer
Top


Andrew Quigley
Listening - It's About Change

'Drift, Neglect and Listening'
Sunday - AM
Airdrie Reformed Presbyterian
Play! | MP3 | RSS


Hourly: Your View Of The Cross
Conrad Mbewe
Kabwata Baptist Church
Staff Picks..

Don Green
Righteousness Starts at Home

Truth Community Church
Sunday Service
Transcript!Play! | MP3

Dr. Peter Masters
Christ Counsels Seekers

Sunday Evangelistic Message
Metropolitan Tabernacle
Video!Play! | MP4

Sermon:
Spiritual Wakefulness
Dr. Peter Masters

SPONSOR | 3,400+

SPONSOR




                   
Make sure the thing you are living for is worth dying for. ... C. Mayes

Gospel of John
Cities | Local | Personal


MOBILE
iPhone + iPad New!
Church App
Watch
Android
Church App
Kindle + Nook
Wear
Chromecast TV
Apple TV
Android TV New!
ROKU TV
Amazon Fire TV New!
Amazon Echo New!
Kindle Reader


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

FOLLOW
Weekly Newsletter
Staff Picks Feed
SA Newsroom
RSS | Twitter | Facebook
SERVICES | ALL
Church Finder | Info
Sermon Player
Mobile & Apps
Podcasting | Videos
Live Webcasting
Events Support
Transcription | PowerClips
Billboards New!
Business Cards
SOLO | MINI | Domain
Favorites | QR Codes
Online Donations
24x7 Radio Stream

INTEGRATION
Embed Codes
Goodies
WordPress
Twitter
Facebook
Logos | e-Sword | BW
JSON API

BATCH
Transfer Agent
Protected Podcasts
Auto-Upload Sermons
Upload via FTP
Upload via Dropbox
Picasa
ABOUT US
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
CONTACT
info@sermonaudio.com
Support Us | Feedback Fridays | Stories