Straw man argument. Full of blanket insults to home churches Feminism, lack of love for the Scripture, unprepared children, unqualified leaders, misunderstanding of the Sabbath (?), children not getting anything from the service, absense of humility, lack of love for the church.
None of these things are unique to home churches. A few of the established churches that I have attended started many years ago in homes.
This sermon has a convenient lack of scriptural references.
I feel like some pastors exalt themselves and their churches as the ONLY qualified option. House churches can be more biblical than â€śtraditional churchesâ€ť. They often have elders, leadership, doctrine and structure. You insist that a church must be a building with a steeple with many people. Anything else is an attack on your profession. That doesnâ€™t sound like humility to me. This sounds like Pastor Brown has a chip on his shoulder. I sense an absence of humility.
Excellent message There are some very good, and very controversial, topics handled in this message, but all need to be heard. I was especially taken about the lack of qualified elders, and I think much more of this could be said. I've been in churches with unqualified men, with one teaching elder who was there, I believe, simply because he was rich. That sort of structure is devastating to a church, when unqualified, uneducated men take the pulpit who don't belong there.
Great Sermon! What a great sermon. We are new-ish to family integrated, and this was a very helpful and informative sermon!
John Darnes (12/12/2011)
Great Sermon! A home church without leadership would be Biblical. As you said they have no leaders and I might add that there would be no room for top down institutional corruption of the word of God. I yearnfor the day I can find a small house church fellowship.
Michael Waters (11/22/2011)
from United States
A must hear! Thank you, Pastor Scott. This is a necessary and courageous sermon. May many with the FIC take heed, and may many outside the FIC take notice, that men such Scott Brown share our concerns. May such teaching bring us together, especially those holding to the 1689 Baptist Confession.