The Most Forgotten Command by Pastors Today:

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  1. Revmitchell

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    When a man steps into the pulpit more interested in telling stories than rightly dividing the Word of truth - he is not preaching the Word.

    When a man seeks first to be funny behind the sacred desk rather than faithful with the text - he is not preaching the Word.

    When a man claims to speak for God by claiming "a word of divine revelation from the Lord" apart from the already divine revelation of Scripture - he is deceived, and is not preaching the Word.

    When a man designs his sermons to attract a target audience, appeal to the culture, and has as its primary goal a thirst to be relevent - he is not preaching the Word.

    When a man forgets that he ministers for an Audience of One; and that the highest form of worship is to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord to the glory of God alone in the power of the Holy Spirit - he is not preaching the Word.

    When a man uses his pulpit to try and change the world through politics, representing America as the new Israel, seeking to bring a societal morality through legislation, and honors the flag equally with the cross - he is not preaching the Word.

    When a man fails to tremble at God's Word privately before ever preaching it publicly - he is not preaching the Word.

    And when a man treats the pages of holy writ with a casual, cavalier seeker-friendly, watered down, emergent, ecumenical irrevernce - he is not preaching the Word.


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  2. nunatak

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    and when the blind lead the blind...
     
  3. Tom Butler

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    RevMitchell, thanks for finding this terrific piece by Steve Camp. He's quite solid theologically.
     
  4. blackbird

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    Our job is not to make the Bible relevant to today----but to make today relevant to the Bible
     
  5. Gwyneth

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    [quote=blackbird]Our job is not to make the Bible relevant to today----but to make today relevant to the Bible[/quote]


    that is so true brother David :thumbs:
     
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    That is a better statement than the OP.
     
  7. TomMann

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    No suprise that you would feel that way!
     

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