Friday, January 2, 2009

2008's Worst Christmas Sermon Award

The following is from the, A Little Leaven blog:

The award for the absolute worst Christmas sermon of 2008 goes to Tadd Grandstaff of Pine Ridge Church in Graham, North Carolina. Here are the reasons we are "honoring" this sermon as the worst.

1. This "Christmas" sermon was completely Christ-less even though it was preached just days before Christmas.

2. The "text" that was at the center of Tadd Grandstaff's "sermon" was not a Biblical text. Instead, he preached on what God was supposedly directly speaking to his heart.

3. The "sermon" preaches about your greatness rather than the Greatness of God and Jesus Christ. It scratched itching ears and literally taught man-centered heresy.
Tadd Grandstaff is one of the new breed of relevant rebellious purpose-driven church planters and this sermon is a typical example of the false gospel and man-centered deception at the heart of this movement. If you know anyone who attends this church or is thinking of attending please warn them that this church does not preach true Christianity!

Chris Rosebrough reviewed this sermon on the Fighting for the Faith radio program. Click Here to Listen
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Blogger Rev. said...

But at least he's cool. I can tell that because he's wearing that groovy T-shirt when he preaches, umm, speaks.

January 3, 2009 at 6:02 PM  
Blogger SaintSimon said...

I followed your links to the Pine ridge church website.

It is clear that stylistically, this church is not my scene at all.

It is also clear, forma quick look at their 'beliefs' section, that they preach the gospel. Perhaps not in the sermon you heard, and not in a style that fits your own cultural baggage, but they do preach it.

I refer you to Phillipians Chapter 1 "15It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16The latter do so in love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains.[c] 18But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice." (Cut and paste from Bible Gateway)

If you have nothing better to do than find fault with other christians, then you are guilty of so-called 'friendly fire'. and you are not following the teaching of Paul. You are the problem, not them.

Do you think the work of Christ on the Cross is glorified by in-fighting in the church?

So; please change your ways. You go and preach to your own stuffy neck-tie-wearing sector of society in a manner that works for them, and let other Christians get on with the tasks allocated to them in their own cultural setting.

February 23, 2009 at 4:40 AM  

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