I could sit here all day writing on this sermon, but I don’t have time for that now. I will be back. But I can not recommend enough that all of you listen to this! Comment and I will return!
Here is the quote that moved me to tears! This is what was known as making “Authentic Christ Followers” in my former church.
“What is a Christian according to the contextually relevant teachers of today? “Someone who has made the decision to be an emotionally well adjusted self actualized risk taking leader who knows his purpose, lives a no regret life of significance, has overcome his fears, enjoys a healthy marriage, is an attentive parent, celebrating recovery frm all of their huts, their habits, their hangups and practices biblical stress relief techniques, is financially free from consumer debt, fosters emotionally healthy relationships with his peers, attends a weekly life group, volunteers regularly at his church, tithes off the gross and has taken at least one humanitarian aid trip to a third world country. That’s who a Christian is. WHAT ABOUT THE GOSPEL? Never ONCE do you read in that modern contextualization that a Christian is one who sees their sin, confesses their sin, repents of their sin, and receives the gift of salvation in Christ alone. THAT IS HOW FAR WE HAVE COME.” -Pastor Jim Murphy of First Baptist Church, Johnson City NY
Click this link to here a wonderful sermon. A true shepherd warning his flock! http://www.sagesolution2.net/fbjc/Library/20120708ABF.mp3