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Does the Gospel need innovation?

One pastor in Florida at Church of the Glades is taking high tech to a level that is raising eyebrows. This past weekend the pastor dressed up as Spider Man, flew down on a wire from the ceiling to the stage where he was flipped upside down. His wife then came up and performed the infamous upside-down kiss from the movie:

You can watch the entire “sermon” by clicking on this link. I have watched the sermon, and it was very entertaining; very worldly. I didn’t really hear a lot about Jesus or the Gospel. This service was geared toward single people looking for that special someone.

Also, the church boasts that it is “Emerging” and draws people to services by providing T-shirts bearing the Church’s motto, “No Perfect People Allowed,” and posters advertising some of its provocatively named programs, such as “The World’s Largest Strip Club” or “Dropping F-Bombs.” Plus they did the whole 3-D Christmas program –copied by other cool and emerging churches.

So this begs the question:

Does the Gospel need innovation?

(Let us know what you think!)

 

 

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2 Responses to “Does the Gospel need innovation?”

  1. Mr Davis #

    Not if we are going to believe the what the bible says about this.

    1 Cor 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. 18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written , I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

    1 Cor 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. 4 And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power:

    5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

    6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought : 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: 8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

    2 Cor 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy , we faint not; 2 But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully ; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 3 But if our gospel be hid , it is hid to them that are lost :

    4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

    Oh if we would take this to heart and do it!

    October 4, 2012 at 3:01 AM Reply
  2. Barbara Lovett #

    Well, there you have…straight from the Bible.
    I believe if Pastors and Christians would start fervently praying for the Holy Spirit to convict the hearts of those who need to be saved and to come hear the Word,He will do it. I know when I was drawn to go to church, I wanted to hear God's Word. Also, there were people praying for my salvation for a year before I was saved.There is power in prayer.
    Paul was dedicated to the Lord and to the Church. I wonder about so many so called preachers today. Lovers of self I say.

    December 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM Reply

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