Daily Roundup

Sacred Cows and Stars – Part 1 of a series on modern evangelicalism.

Ca$h Cow$ & Fat Cat$ – Part 2 of a series on modern evangelicalism.

Stuffed Shirts and Their Sycophants – Part 3 of series on modern evangelicalism.

Christians Are Sinners Too – Wow, what a novel idea.  As much as we like to think we have progressed beyond sin now that we are saved, there is nothing like this article to remind us of what our sinful nature is like.

Bigger Fish to Fry – Jesus’s mission is bigger than next Tuesday’s election. Way bigger.

The Difference Between Our Sanctification and Our Glorification – A short 5 minute video that illustrates these two issues very well.

Quote:

I know what I want to preach and what I think must be preached and I have a feeling I’ll be able to say it.  – Martyn Lloyd-Jones on why he became a preacher.

 

 

Ten Contemporary Sacred Cows that need Tipping

Found this an interesting read this morning. 

1. Entertainment-based Sermons

Pastors/elders/teachers want to be liked. Some want to be liked so much that they’re willing to entertain their hearers while preaching the Bible. They wrongly assume that because people enjoy their sermons, they enjoy Jesus as well. The problem is that if we’re seeking to entertain our hearers, then we don’t believe God or Scripture can hold the attention of God’s people. In other words, you may say “the Bible is worthy of your attention,” but if you’re using entertainment to communicate this, then you’re undercutting your message with your methods. If the Bible is worthy to be heard because God is its Author, then you shouldn’t have to use entertainment to get Christians to listen to it. You just might be entertaining your hearers to death.

2. Bribes

Easter Sunday was just a few weeks ago. With the heightened cultural interest in the resurrection of Christ, churches pulled out all the stops to persuade attendees. Churches gave away cars, money, ipads, food, etc. Continue reading