Saturday, August 2, 2014

Rick Warren's Purpose Driven Preaching or Biblical Demon Destroying Preaching?

In what seems to be an infomercial for Rick Warren's How to CRAFT a Sermon, Rick Warren share's his seeker sensitive, consumer driven version on the purpose of preaching.

Rick says:

"...One of the greatest problems in our churches is purposeless preaching. So many sermons are made up of many words in search of a purpose. Each weekend, 55 million people listen to 1 billion words in sermons given in America alone. Yet research shows that the biggest complaint people have is that sermons are boring and don't relate to their lives.

"...So the objective of preaching is to develop Christlike convictions (thinking), Christlike character (feeling), and Christlike conduct (acting). The problem is, most preaching utilizes a method that gets people to read the Word, but not to DO the Word. We feed people facts and information so that people leave informed, but not transformed."

Transformed?  Using marketing and an amalgamated spiritual messages that tickle the ear and relegates the God of the Bible to the pantheon of global dieties?

Rick Warren's purpose driven message does not result in results in masses of spiritual conformity.

Romans 12:2

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 10:17

17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Test Rick's formula for successful preaching with this:

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