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New Testament Theology of Discipleship

In the summer of 2011 I preached a four part series on “Discipleship.” It ended up being a sort-of stripped down presentation of “discipleship” according to the gospels or maybe even the first steps in a New Testament theology of discipleship.

Part 1: “Discipleship is Everything” Matthew 4:18-22

Part 2: “Why Jesus Said You Should Hate Your Parents” Luke 14:24-35

Part 3: “Barriers of Discipleship” (Luke 18:18-30)

Part 4: “To Know and Be Known” (John 10:22-30)

Finding the Will of God

Recently I preached a two part series on “Finding the Will of God” at Nansemond River Baptist Church. You might be surprised at my take on the matter from 2 Peter 1. So many people want to find God’s will but go about it in a completely incorrect way. God’s design is much clearer and straightforward than most of the faux-spiritual hoops we try to jump through.

“Finding the Will of God” (Part 1)

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/48242688]

“Finding the Will of God” (Part 2)

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/48691164]

King Jimmy and Bad Preaching: Laugh So You Don’t Cry Edition

I ran across this amazing video.  What’s a little stupidity to go with your Sunday sermon?

Two of my favorite points in the video.  First, he says the amazing heretical statement, “You have to do something to be saved.”  I’m no Calvinism apologist, but that’s ridiculous.

Second, he says the word “sovereign” doesn’t occur a single time in the Bible.  He meant to say the word “sovereign” does not occur in the King James translation of the Bible (“If the King’s not on it, the King’s not in it”).  In other translations the word “sovereign” occurs hundreds of time.  FYI, no English words occur in the Christian Bible.

After watching this a few minutes I remember another terrible preacher who had a King Jimmy fetish.  I’m pretty sure it’s the same man!

“A man is someone who pisses against a wall.”  Yeah, he just said that… OUT LOUD.  Did you hear it?  Preachers who don’t piss against the wall, “that’s what’s wrong with America.”  I’m sure the three people in the audience are as confused as the rest of us.

At this point we can all just hang our heads in shame and realize Christians such as this are “what’s wrong with America.”