A recent trend in the US is for multi-site churches to use video to present the senior pastor’s sermon to the church branches where he/she is not present. Teddy provided a link to The Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas, where Ps Ed Young beams his sermons by video to presumably 4 of the 5 churches … More Mega-Mega Church Thing (shoutin’ tithing, tithing, tithing, tithing…)*
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” Matthew 7:15 Today I read something which probably everyone else here realised, but I did not. It was a quote from John MacArthur, on the Defending Contending blog, explaining that the ‘sheeps clothing’ reference in the NT is … More Thinking about Spam and False Pastors
I’ve lifted this question by Teddy in its entirety from the previous thread, because I think its a worthwhile topic on its own. Teddy asked: A question. Do you believe that the church is responsible for accomplishing the very thing that God Himself accomplishes as part of His plan to wrap up this church age? … More How do we evangelise? Should we feel pressure to do so?
Following on from S&P’s thoughts on ministers getting swept of track in the area of exaggeration, I wondered whether this example of corruption by luxury is another example of how leaders and even entire congregations can get swept off track. In the Sydney Morning Herald today, this article regarding exposure to luxury appeared. Basically, students … More The Love of Luxury
Rick Warren is one of the most influential Christian leaders around today, even praying at President Obama’s inauguration. The Purpose Driven movement is growing consistently larger. It is undoubtedly successful, and many would say that this is because God is blessing the quality of what they are doing. Yet some people do have difficulty when … More The Five Purposes of a Purpose Driven Church
I’m glad there are more people authoring on Signposts02 now. We all have different focus. To me, the more authors we have, the more we can enjoy different flavours here on Signposts02. Some may know why I am fiery at the moment, others may not. I thought I might do a bit of explaining. Let … More Plane Deception – How Do We Stand Against It?
Mj recently mentioned that she had friends at her former church who sadly, she no longer hears from any more. For those of us who leave churches, for whatever reason, friendships are one of the things that we often lose as a result. There are many friendships at church where just like in the workplace, … More Friendship Beyond the Building
Stephen Bennett, who used to be a song writer, composer and worship leader at CCC many years ago, has put this little video up on youtube. It’s a simple video about what church really is. Stephen Bennett points out that church is the people, and not a denomination, a building or any kind of organisation. … More A Short Treatise on Church
Surviving is either remaining in or coming out of your megachurch/church with your faith and heart intact. How have you done it? Here are some thoughts that Heretic and I have come up with. 1. Roll your eyes back and think of the Church of England. (Hmm – my motive for going initially was that … More How to Survive Your Megachurch
Odyssey80 has sent me an article, ‘Truth, Reality, and the Anointing’ by Art Katz. It’s about the state of the Pentecostal church in particular, raising some interesting questions. Here’s a couple of paragraphs which introduce the train of thought in the article: I think I’m sensing something of the Lord’s grief for the condition of … More The State of the Anointing