Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sound Doctrine, Sound Words

The Sunday Sound-Bite...

Gospel Driven Disciples includes a weekly component called The Sunday Sound-Bite.

These "sound-bites" will be from various men of God commenting on various topics with the goal of provoking a deeper appreciation of our Lord Jesus Christ and to facilitate obedience to the admonition given in II Peter 3:18 – “grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ.”

There is no excuse for loose, blue, sexual, or bathroom humor in the life of a believer let alone coming from the mouth of a preacher in the pulpit. God does not need us to be hip, on the cutting edge, cultural relevant, or on the level of sinful people in order to effectively share the gospel and teach the word. There is nothing to be admired or emulated in Mark Driscoll and those who lower the sacred status of the pulpit, the Word, and the character of God.

This selection is an excerpt from a sermon at the 2009 Shepherd's Conference hosted by John MacArthur and the Grace Community Church by Phil Johnson, a pastor at Grace Community Church of Sun Valley, CA  on "Sound Doctrine, Sound Words."

10 comments:

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A profound post Gregg, I enjoyed the read as usual.

May your Sunday be peaceful

Yvonne.

Lloyd said...

Thank you Gregg for sharing this video. When it comes to the Word of God and the love for our Lord, there is no excuse for a believer to use language that is offensive or obscene. Nothing destroys a Christians witness faster than an "unruly tongue". God bless, Lloyd

RCUBEs said...

Great reminer bro. Gregg. "Actions speak louder than words." I always remind myself, are my actions reflecting what I am speaking about the Lord? Blessings to you.

RCUBEs said...

Sorry...was typing too fast...I meant "reminder" not "reminer" :)

Brian Ray Todd said...

I've seen many pastors use some kind of humor into their sermons that I beleve where intended for keeping the congregation's attention engaged on the message. But I've heard that some have turned jokes inserted into the Sermon is for the entertainment factor. I heard pastor Greg Laurie ont he radio one say that this leads to some church attenders to wait for the appropiate humorous illustrations and miss the message though. Drifting thoughts to where they will go to breakfast after the Service or Sunday School, or what they are going to do when they get home. It gets down to what worship of the triune God truly is. It's not about a social gathering, not about self entertainment, but the body of Believer and Seekers standing before their God in worship, prayer and praise for who He is and what He does for us and this world. Prospective of truth. Thanks for your truth in writing Gregg. Happy Mother's day! Brian

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I agree with Lloyd...Nothing destroys a Christians witness faster than an "unruly tongue"

James 3:6
And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Thanks for posting this video.

I hope you and your wife have a wonderful
Mother's Day

Ron

Gregg said...

Yvonne- Thank you! Hope you had a wonderful Mother' Day.

Lloyd - Thank you, I agree. I just hate seeing the Word or the "sacred desk" denigrated.

RCubes - Thank you also. It is a good reminder to ask ourselves what does our speech say about ourselves, our faith, and our Lord?

Brian - Thanks to you for the profound comment.

Ron - thanks again. We did (Irene) in particular had a great mothers day, hope you guys did to.

Lynda Young said...

There is nothing "dull" about my faith in God. There is nothing "dull" about God's love for us. That which is eternal will always remain fresh and vital in our lives. We don't need to "spice" God's word up.

Great post.

Lisa said...

I am surprised and disgusted that someone would use the powerful Word of God for lewdness and filth.

I pray that my words will ALWAYS be seasoned with the salt of righteousness.

Great post and VERY needful in this day and age.

AL said...

Wow, great post. I had heard that Driscoll did this type of thing, but how long ago was this? I thought that he'd cleaned up his act and was no longer acting like that.
Driscoll does have some great theology, but he loses all credibility by doing things like this, and I wouldn't listen to it.