Megachurches: Both Beneficial and Detrimental This podcast shows how megachurches are both beneficial and detrimental to The Cause of Christ. On one hand, megachurches have a large network of people, thereby creating a sense of community. On the other hand, megachurches are managed by people with liberal doctrinal and philosophical persuasions, especially given that many megachurches are jumping on the LGBT bandwagon. There is one example of a megachurch which has been faithful to The Fundamentals of The Scriptures, and it is known as The Metropolitan Tabernacle, which was once pastored by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The World Famous Prince of Preachers.
Great factual sermon Thank you for preaching this sermon in a church. 99% of preachers wouldn't be caught preaching this sermon. when I asked the preacher where I was going to church why he didn't Preach on certain Bible verses, he said it wasn't necessary. The verses were on Predestination and Election. I was so disappointed and I left that SBC.
Great Sermon! This has been an informative and interesting podcast. I have enjoyed the many different viewpoints. I’m 76 and attend church Sunday mornings and Wednesday night. We have no church on Sunday night. All churches are experiencing this same problem to some extent. Looking foreword to next podcast. Thank you for bringing this topic up for discussion.
Great Sermon! Thank you CH! I'm actually on the same road you are. 8 years in the Army, 3 as a CH Assistant. Looking at going to Reformed Baptist Seminary and becoming a CH Candidate as well.
Can sum up the Army Chaplaincy in Mathew 10:16. Thank you for your service brother. Thank you for your insight.
Matthew 10:16 NASBS
"Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; so be shrewd as serpents and innocent as doves.
Great Sermon! I’m a Ministry Leadership student at Lancaster Bible College and found this sermon as I study. It has truly resonated with me and your preaching/teaching contains such truth of Scripture. Not only that your delivery is admirable and I hope to someday deliver God’s Word to others as well as you do.
Great Sermon! Wonderful message!!! Joh 20:17 WEB Jesus said to her, “Don’t hold me, for I haven’t yet ascended to my Father; but go to my brothers, and tell them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
It seems to me that this is where the Son ascends to His Father to receive "all authority." He returns later in the day and gives His disciples to permission to touch His body and confirm that He is real (i.e., flesh and bone).
Great Sermon! These two sermons on Progressive Christianity are needed today. There are many churches, pastors, and even seminaries, as well as our sin-filled culture, filled with this unbiblical teaching. Christians need to be aware of this teaching and know the truth in order to not be deceived and to discuss God's truth and love with others.
Very, Very Good Teaching Thank you for the way you equip the saints. I'm glad that you are one Baptist pastor that will tackle the difficult things & help folks not be blindsided by the progressives & others who don't have a love or respect for God's Word.
Great Sermon! Thank you thank you thank you! After living under John Piper's condemnation for 25 years, this sermon was very freeing!
Unfortunately people who will not allow remarried people to pastor are stating there are two different classes of Christians: those who are married and useful, those who are remarried and discarded. It goes like this from John Piper: "You can attend church, but please sit in the back over there by yourself, and certainly no titles of service."
I appreciate your sermon so much!
Audio is missing It appears like it's obvious that polygamy was not allowed, and that the adulterous are not to be part of the Kingdom of Heaven. Therefore, being sequentially monogamous with people is the issue at hand in the early Church. Paul said an overseer isn't to be a recent convert. Likewise, he could have said not a recently remarried husband, but he didn't because that was an obvious disqualifier. How are we supposed to scripturally buttress this matter of time spent raising an additional household to be voted on? We see Paul, in I Tim 1:15, (after he says that the saying is trustworthy) declare himself to have been saved. Why are we conflating salvation with other titles because of the repetitive rewriting of the saying is trustworthy? Being saved and being ordained are categorically different. Do you disagree? On the grounds of Paul saying that the saying is trustworthy here and in other passages like in 3:1 we should be confirming, regarding holding titles, he was an exception by the grace of our Lord. If anything Paul showed us he would've ordinarily been omitted from holding his title apart from it is God-given. Thus, we justify the goalposts Paul lays out for titleholders in passages like 3:1 when he repeats that the saying is trustworthy.