I disagree with the idea that FBD is a mega church, so my first question is- what is the definition of a mega church to the author? Having gone to a career enhancement class that FBD offered, I know first hand that this church offers valuable services and am convinced the church will use the $ fruitfully and The Lord will be glorified. There are several other churches in the DFW area whose attendance and membership exceeds 10,000 normally who would waste this $ on their own bureaucracy.
Great Sermon! Pastor Mark- I would love to connect with you and perhaps your missionaries. Where is your church? Where do your missionaries serve? My home church is in Shreveport Louisiana. As it says above, we currently live and serve in the Dominican Republic DR.
America the great is fallen. You can revive someone who died after few minutes, but not a nation that died years ago. Israel had small and limited revival but they were still judged. America will be no different.
Why not have the " Starbucks " of choice. We the same choices when comes to the bible( 200+ flavors), church ( 1000's of flavors) and moral standards. So I guess we can call this the Starbucks age. I guess the Mormons are not all wrong we do becomes god sooner than we though because we decide what is right and wrong and what is best. Starbucks Community church that names just sounds like a good place to worship.
Kenny is right. Almost all CCM bands are like this band or they support perverts , drinking, and/or being as worldly as possible as not to offend. No one really should be surprised by this anyway. It's the norm in today's and the " everyone does that which is right in their own eyes " days that we live in.
He's right NAMBL started the same way as homosexual movement started. At first they just wanted to be able to do and then now they want everyone to accept it as normal. Next they will have their own bible to match the queen James bible. Not sure what they will call it though. Little James bible or something like that. Ã°Å¸Ëœâ€“
This happens because the church has been asleep and preachers preaching about health and wealth and teaching the church how to be good little compromisers on every issue they face. Serving God has always been a privilege and not a right. Reasonable service (Rom 12:1)
John then why not celebrate it on another day. Why do people celebrate it on a pagan holiday. If the Bible is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice then why do people put more effort and make a big deal of Christmas than they do about Christs death, burial, and resurrection. The importance is with that. We are actually told to remember that not his birth. Christ birth doesn't safe us but the shedding of his blood does.
Russ you are right. Christmas is a holiday tradition and that's it. It not a Christian Holy day. It's a vain tradition that man has made up. C H Spurgeon warned people against celebrating it. Weak christians put more into this holiday than into studying Gods words. If they did they would see that Christ wasn't born in December on the winter solstice (pagan holiday) and oh yeah Christians are not commanded/instructed to observe his birth.