Watch this video from Wretched.tv, about this “prophetess” who drags a man out of the audience, starts saying that he loves the LORD and is a man of God. The man speaks briefly and tells the people not to listen to her message because she is proclaiming signs and wonders and not the gospel of Jesus Christ, therefore, she’s a false teacher.
She immediately turns on him and says he is of the devil. Wait a minute! Didn’t she just proclaim him to be a man of God. Alysa posted the perfect verse: Deuteronomy 18:20-22 But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.’ 21 And if you say in your heart, ‘How shall we know the word which the Lord has not spoken?’— 22 when a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not happen or come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord has not spoken; the prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
Others also pointed out 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
Just because someone says they are from God, doesn’t mean that they are. This is why the church needs to test those who go into the gospel ministry. This woman has no business preaching.
Just wanted to let you know that as of September 22, 2013, the site that has all my old sermons will be going down. Until that time, this is your last chance to download and listen to sermons I preached at Redeemer Christian Fellowship, and even at Grace Presbyterian Church in Jackson, TN.
The reason I’m doing this is to save money. Since I’m not pursuing another call to the ministry, I don’t need the page any longer. After laboring for 12 years in four different small churches, I’m truly looking forward to and praying that God opens the door for me in the private sector. Please pray too, that the LORD opens the door soon. I need to work and earn a living.
But until then, you can go here for the sermons I have posted on line.
Power to Pastor — Michael Milton has a good reminder to pastors about where their identity and strength come from while preaching and pastoring.
1. MINISTER OUT OF A SELF IDENTITY OF A SERVANT
This is most basic. It would have been quite ridiculous if the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday thought the hoopla was for him. No. He was just the carrier of the One who deserves all praise. Your identity is just a messenger, a preacher, an ambassador. It is a noble calling, a glorious identity, but it is in the end, just a shepherd, just a servant. Live out of that identity and you will be happy. Your congregation will be blessed. Christ will be exalted and His power will flow unhindered by your ego.
The story goes that a homeless man entered the back of a rather large, affluent church. He went up to person after person asking for change so he could get some food. The people at the church were in their best, Sunday-go-to-meeting clothes and wanted nothing to do with him. Finally, after no one welcomed him, helped him, or even spoke to him, the man sat down in one of the pews and just waited.
OK class, watch the video and see if we can identity the mistakes this pastor makes.
Anything wrong with this sermon?
You might check out the following sermon as an example of what the pastor is supposed to be doing. This sermons is by Voddie Baucham at Grace Family Baptist Church out of Houston. He is preaching on the table of nations out of Genesis 10 and shows that there is only ONE human race, not multiple races as we are lead to believe because of humanistic evolution. I was really surprised at the discovery that racism is at the heart of evolution, with whites being the supreme ending of evolution and blacks on a lower scale. Baucham shows the falseness of this thinking.
A friend wrote me this past week and asked me to listen to a recent sermon by her pastor. I typically only go to one place to listen to sermons, SermonAudio.com* because most sermons today are more inspirational chats from a qualified life coach and rarely resemble the preaching of God’s word. (Just the fact that pastors are referred to as life coaches and team members at all, shows us the desperate state of the church).
The reason my friend wanted me to listen is because at about minute 43, the man complained about suffering from making the Bible an idol. I know what he meant, but it really disturbed my friend. There are some times when we revere the Bible so much that we exalt it above the God it exalts. I have no reason to believe that this is a major sin in the church, given that most don’t even open their Bibles. But that is another post.
Counting today, I have seven Sundays left as a pastor. June 30th will be my last day in the pulpit here at Redeemer Christian Fellowship. Given the financial situation of the church, and things that are going on in my life, I’ve decided to step down from the pastorate and move back to Texas.
I’m hoping to find a job in the business world doing something that I am suitable for, but I’m not sure what that is right now. I know the LORD has something for me and I know that it will be a difficult transition. I’m not shying away from it and thank the LORD that I have been a pastor for the past 12 years in the Presbyterian Church in America.
Four Types of Sermons the Pastor Must Avoid — I’m always reading posts about preaching and ministry and this one hits close to home. I’m only guilty of one of the four. I wonder if Jody can go and read the four and figure out which one. I’m actually guilty of two of the four, but only one of them recently.
I’m trying to be generous here, no pun intended, but when I saw that apostate Pastor Ed Young, down in the metroplex, preached a sermon this weekend entitled: “What Would Jesus Say to Ellen DeGeneres,” I realized once again the truth of 2 Timothy 4:3-4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
Do people really sit and listen to that garbage? Do people really think that is a sample of biblical preaching? Or did I miss the passage that said: ”we preach Christ crucified, and every other fanciful desire of our hearts.”
In case there is anyone who still doesn’t grasp that antibullying is a euphemism for imposing liberal totalitarianism, Ontario’s Minister of Education Laurel Broten spells it out (please excuse the butchered English):
Texas A&M Aggies Move Up in the Polls — They may not last long in the polls, but right now the Texas Aggies are ranked at No. 18/20/20 in the BCS/AP/USA Polls. That truly is exciting, given it is their first year in the SEC. They were predicted to be doormats since they had a new coach, with a new offense and in a new conference. So far, they have managed to hold their own and are 5-1 in the season.
However, they are about to enter the really tough part of the season this coming Saturday when they face No. 6/6/6 LSU in College Station, TX. This will be their biggest test since opening the season against Florida.
After this Saturday, the Aggies go on the road to face Auburn, Mississippi State and then Alabama… all… on… the… road. Hopefully they can come out of that road trip with 2 wins.
Finally — I’m praying that Gov. Mitt Romney wins even bigger tonight in the debate than he did last time. I’m praying that the American people will have their eyes opened to the true Obama and that we will not be fooled again by the man who believes that America needs to be cut down to size.