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Amy Spreeman is founder and co-blogger at Berean Research and also a contributing blogger at Pirate Christian Radio’s Berean Examiner blog. She has been a broadcaster and freelance writer for 25 years. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Hear this: A pastor who protects his sheep from wolves

Here is something we don’t come across very often: A pastor protecting his flock from the latest heresies and fads that are sweeping Christendom through popular books, teachings and teachers leading millions off the path of Truth. I first heard this preacher from  First Baptist Church of Johnson City, NY last weekend after several friends shared it with me.  I was personally touched and impacted by Pastor Jim Murphy’s gracious and humble but firm conviction to stand on God’s Word and nothing else.

He titled his message, The Subtlety of Satan.

Telling his flock, “we’re going to root this stuff out of our ministry,” Pastor Jim’s message to his congregation last Sunday must have surely come at a cost. Any time a preacher names names and sounds the alarm, there will be warfare. But Jim knows where the buck stops:

I’m responsible for this ministry. I will be called a tyrant, a fundamentalist, controlling – you fill in the blanks – I don’t care anymore. We’re going to be making some changes and we’re going to root this stuff out of our ministry because it is unacceptable. It is not biblical Christianity and we’re going to get back to the Bible. I’m not going to make a lot of friends.”

I have been personally recommending this excellent sermon, and I encourage you to absorb what this man of God is telling his sheep. You’ll want to make sure you listen all the way to the end. I hope you are as challenged, as humbled and as encouraged as I’ve been:

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3 Responses to “Hear this: A pastor who protects his sheep from wolves”

  1. This made me cry. One of the most Truthful sermons I've ever heard. Thank you so much; I just wish I knew how to get people to listen. This is so widespread in the body of Christ. Even so Lord Jesus, Come Quickly.

    February 13, 2013 at 7:59 AM
  2. Thank you so much for posting! I emailed Pastor Jim Murphy after listening to his sermon; You can access his direct email on the Church website.

    His sermon "The Subtlety Of Satan" is a "Must hear and Apply" for all Christians. It's a wake-up call. I look forward to hearing more of his sermons.

    God bless you

    October 10, 2012 at 1:59 PM
  3. Amen and thank you! See also: http://jesaja662.wordpress.com/2012/08/22/a-must-

    August 27, 2012 at 8:39 PM