What function does this Sports Center-Like entertainment fulfill in a Christian Church service? Does it draw people closer to Jesus? Does it help them understand sound Biblical doctrine? Is it a form of prayer or Christian fellowship? What is its function?
The Crossing Church in Elk River, MN opened this past Sunday's "sermon" with this cartoon. Why? We have no idea. Clearly, lampooning Biblical stories, in Eric Dykstra's way of thinking, is an important part of evangelism.
Call us old school, but we believe pastors who preach God's Holy Word should treat it as if it is God's Holy Word.
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God” (1 Peter 4:10–11)
BTW, the Story of Moses is NOT about Moses. It's about God and more specifically, its about Jesus.
Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner so how on earth can a seeker-driven vision casting leader expect to compete with that? Well...here's an idea, preach on "spiritual principles' found in everyone's favorite commercials. That will is a sure fire relevant way to draw a crowd. But, there's one small problem. Pastors are told by God's Word to "preach the word" (2 Tim 4:2) Apparently, Craig Groeschel doesn't think that applies to him.
Could someone explain to us the purpose of having a church's praise band perform Miley Cyrus', Wrecking Ball? Newspring Church, under the "pastoral care" of Perry Noble did exactly that.
Makes perfect sense if you think about it. Miley Cyrus is a paragon of Christian virtues and morality...cough...well...she was rated G years ago when she was Hannah Montana. But, clearly she's made some effort to shed the G rating and is now rated..PG-13...no....R....no...X.
Video from Newspring's church performance is posted below AND notice how they projected the lyrics so that the people at Newspring Church could sing along, just like a praise song.