Saturday, February 14, 2009

Blogpastor's Sermon

Pastor Kenny (aka Blogpastor) posted his sermon "The Law and The Christian" on his personal blog. In the sermon, he shared on a conversation he had with Pastor Paul of Church of Christ who related to him that one of his (Paul's) church leaders was having an affair with a fellow church member, and when confronted, the couple left the church for New Creation Church. That church leader was said to be comfortable in NCC as the message of grace that was preached seemed to "give him the freedom to continue his sinful lifestyle."

It should be noted that the church leader started his affair in Church of Christ, NOT NCC. It is safe to say that Church of Christ does not preach the same grace message as NCC, and yet its church leader committed adultery and refused to repent with confronted.

To be fair, Pastor Kenny did say that no matter what the preacher is preaching, someone living in sin will just "hear what he wants to hear" to rationalize his sin. I have uploaded the portion of Pastor Kenny's sermon about that errant church leader below:

Although it is not the intention of Pastor Kenny, the conversation about the errant church leader "escaping" to NCC may have given the wrong impression that the message of grace condones living in sin and that NCC does nothing about such situations.

I was listening to Pastor Prince's sermon series "The Secret of Moses' 40 days" which he preached years ago (I think at least 8 years ago) and I was delighted to hear Pastor Prince expressly say that NCC does confront those who continue to live in sin, and admonish them for hiding behind the grace message and giving grace a bad name.

I have uploaded the relevant portions of his sermons below:

1. The Secret of Moses' 40 days - Disc 3, Track 6

2. The Secret of Moses' 40 days - Disc 5, Track 2


Jeffrey said...

Yes Bro.

We should always use the word as our final autority.Not someone's example.

In every flock you can always find a 'black sheep." Especailly if it is a large congregation.

Tan said...

The uploaded JP's sermon was crystal clear preaching - dealing with individual rather than whole congregation.

It reminded me of the story of the woman caught in the very act of adultery and Jesus handled it so cool
John 8
v7 .."He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first."
v10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He sais to her, "Woman, where are the those accuses of yours? Has no one condemned you?"
v11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her, "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."

Condemnation KILLS, Grace gives LIFE.

Not to say something crook ..
Why did the affair started in Church of Christ?
Why did the church leader and the member left their home church after the confrontation?

Who knows EXCEPT God ...

Malcolm Loh said...

That church leader and his girlfriend may have wanted to go to NewCre to escape and continue with their affair, but little did they know that when Christ is being unveiled to them, they will end up "repenting".

When Christ blessed Peter with all those fishes, Peter became aware of His own condition, and said "Depart from me for I am a sinful man".

Let's believe that Jesus will likewise transform the two of them.