Monday, January 14, 2008

Religion Saves and 9 Other Misconceptions

I'd like to recommend a free online sermon series to you entitled "Religion Saves and 9 Other Misconceptions".  Mark Driscoll, Pastor at Mars Hill Church in Seattle, who I think is one of the most gifted communicators of biblical truth to today's culture, created a website to ask people to submit the topics they would like him to preach on.  After tallying thousands of votes, he is preaching on the top 9 (my paraphrase of the topics):

1/06: 9.  Is birth control wrong?
1/13: 8.  Why do you use edgy humor when you preach?
1/20: 7.  How can a loving God predestine people to hell?
1/27: 6.  What parts of Christianity do you still wrestle with?
2/03: 5.  How do you get free of sexual sin?
2/10: 4.  Is salvation by faith alone or also by works?
2/17: 3.  What boundaries should we have on dating?
2/24: 2.  What can we learn from "emerging" churches?
3/02: 1.  Does the Bible determine not only the message but also our method as well?

Here's a sample from a Q&A session from his first sermon, responding to the question: "Is aborting a pregnancy as a result of rape is wrong?"


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what's really cool is that i went to that site, clicked on "joy in death" and the lady in the interview sited the verse that was our theme verse for the past winter retreat ... 2 Corinthians 4:16 "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though inwardly we are wasting away, yet inwadly we are being renewed day by day." ... "For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is tempoary, but what is unseen is eternal."

that was pretty awesome.