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Kissing Pigs & Church Attendance

pigI just received the State Baptist Paper.  I usually skim the paper quickly to see if there are any articles of interest or help in it.  On the last page I found a picture of a pastor holding a pig in a  corporate worship service.

It turns out that the pastor made a challenge to the congregation he shepherds that if they could get 150 people in Sunday School, he would kiss a pig.  The church responded by having 157 show up.

How sad it is that it takes pastor pledging to kiss pigs to encourage people to invite people to come to church.  What ever happened to inviting people to church for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ?  Is this reason alone not good enough?  What ever happened to invting people to church in the hopes they might hear the gospel and be convicted of their sins through solid biblical preaching and in the hopes that some might turn to Christ in faith?

How can worship have the gravitas it must and include stunts where in a matter of minutes the pastor who brings a prophetic word from God to God’s people is up front kissing pigs?  It just does not compute.

Maybe this is just another example of why many pastors feel disconnected with current fellowships of churches and are looking for alternative networks of gospel ministers and churches.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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The Gospel Coalition | Are Yahweh and Allah the same deity?

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Posted by on April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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The Gospel Coalition–Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?


Bryan Chapell on water baptism as a necessity for salvation in Jesus Christ.

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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The Gospel Coalition–What is the Gospel?

 
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Posted by on April 28, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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About the Gospel Coalition


To those at Westwood who are interested in the Conference I attended this past week in Chicago, here is an introductory video. I will post more as I get some time this week.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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Two valuable audio resources

waynegrudempicture            horton1

I just saw where Justin Taylor has linked to audio resorces from Dr. Michael Horton and Dr. Wayne Grudem.  Both are audio works of their Sunday School classes where each are teaching through systematic theology.  Seminary education for free!


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Posted by on April 16, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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It is almost here…

I am looking forward to next week when a friend and I will be heading up to Chicago to attend the GCC. Check out the Gospel Coalition website to find a wealth of resources.

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2009 in Uncategorized