Something To Think About Pt.2

Posted: January 1, 2009 in General Discussion, News, sermons, Theology
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If you read my post from a  couple of days ago, you’ll remember me talking about how much we need to return to the basics of good solid preaching and getting back to the Bible. Here’s an example (article below) of that not happening. To me, it just reinforces the need to wake -up. I agree with the writer of this article in the fact that this was not an isolated incident.

 

“NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–On Christmas Eve, I attended a service at a Southern Baptist church that made me hope it was not representative of churches across our convention.

As the congregation sang “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and images of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer appeared on the screens above, I began to be miffed that a perfectly good opportunity to celebrate Jesus was being used to mention the secular parts of Christmas that we’ve all come to know.

Then the pastor led us on what he called an investigative journey to determine the real meaning of Christmas. Out came people dressed in costume as a gingerbread man, a toy soldier, Frosty the Snowman, the Christmas Mouse and a candy cane.

As each character paraded across the platform, the pastor asked whether they were the real meaning of Christmas. After much focus on the characters themselves, each time the pastor would conclude something like, “Christmas is not about the gingerbread man. It’s about our Jesus.” Soon the congregation caught on and began to recite “our Jesus” along with the pastor. ”  Read the rest of the article here

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