– Episode 1745 –

If a Sermon Doesn’t Ultimately Point Towards Jesus, Then It’s Not a Christian Sermon

Are the sermons you’re hearing on Sunday sermons or just speeches?  Too many pastors are resorting to giving feel-good speeches and forgetting the preach the gospel.  The main focus has become the outward appearance of people.  The speeches are about making you look good on the outside and are neglecting the inward changes.  A Christian sermon should not only convict people of sins but also make Christians love God more and be thankful for what He’s done for us.

Segment 1 (0:00) – Contemporary sermons are lacking the main focus of Christianity: Jesus.  Too many churches are presenting speeches rather than sermons.  If a sermon doesn’t ultimately point towards Jesus, than it’s not a Christian sermon.

Segment 2 (9:33) – One way to determine if your church is preaching the gospel is if an unbeliever is able to visit the church and get convicted rather than just enjoy the ‘sermon’.  If you don’t hear Christ centered sermons, then you will not be able to grow in holiness.  Having no desire to evangelize is another symptom of weak teachings.

Segment 3 (19:19) – Too many pastors think they need to add to God’s word by making it more interesting or entertaining.  Christianity is not about the changing of the outward appearance, it’s about the change of heart.