The woman wants to stop hauling her water jug back and forth to her house, and Jesus seems to be offering her a way our of her daily drudgery.
It was 10:00 a.m. — time for the Sunday services, yet only a handful of people were gathered…
Tonight Tim and I went to buy some shoes and accidentally went to church. It started with a beautiful sunset. We wanted to get a better look, and since Crane’s Roost was nearby, we drove a couple of blocks and parked the car. As we were walking toward the water, we…
Read this to learn about the differences between religion and the gospel, spirituality and faith in Christ, and man’s approach and God’s approach.
Bill Hybels’ sermon series paints a picture of God that is good and right, but the Willow Creek Statement of Faith and other sermons by Hybels contradict The God I Wish You Knew series.
The meaning of fold can change, depending on the analogy. In my previous blog post, I failed to define terms, resulting in an inaccurate analogy.
Unfortunately, although Silverberg’s intentions are good, the system he plans to implement will not accomplish the purpose God has given him. Why? Just because there may no longer be a need to bus people from the other side of town to the fold, this doesn’t mean Silverberg is creating scattered flocks, he’s simply enlarging the boundary of the fold to the other side of town. The fence is still there. The sheep are still within the fence. Remember, a fold is a place that keeps sheep together. In contrast, the flock is kept together by the Shepherd.
This is a critical analysis of the sermon, Out of the Fold, Into the Flock, by Neil Silverberg, Senior Pastor & Lead Elder at Trinity Chapel, Knoxville, TN.
Edwards says, “The God that holds you over the pit of hell, much as one holds a spider…abhors you,” but at least Edwards acts like someone who believes his own doctrine. He boldly preaches it instead of neatly tucking it away in a Statement of Faith among the dusty cobwebs of his church website and defending it in backhanded, private ways.
Part 3 of a critical analysis of Jonathan Edwards’ “Suicide” sermon, comparing the messages of Edwards and Piper and looking at the Old Testament “hell.”