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A Little Sunday Humor: Seeker Friendly Fortune Cookies

I like fortune cookies. The little proverbs they slip inside are very general but fun to read. It got me thinking: what would a fortune inside a fortune cookie from a seeker friendly church look like? Here a few of them. Have fun 🙂 You the man! Be the change I love you, I want you, I need you ~Jesus…

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What is True Worship?

Emotion should be experienced in worship. Worship without emotion is not pleasing to God-Matthew 15:8 “‘This people honors me with their lips,but their heart is far from me; However, the Word of God should drive our worship. Two elements of true worship Worship without truth is not true worship. Jesus made it clear that the Word of God is what…

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5 Reasons Why Morality Won’t Save You

Why is it that so many sermons, teachings, and even blog posts are about a moralistic Jesus that always did good deeds but wasn’t concerned too much about doctrine. Why has doctrine become such a dirty word in our day? I even saw a blog post this morning called 5 Ways You Can Spot a Jesus Follower. According to this…

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Work Without Faith Is Dead

James tells us that faith without works are dead. James 2:26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. (NASB) But Paul tells us that the opposite is also true- Anything we do apart from faith is sin. So if the good works we do are void of faith they are…

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Raggedy Andy’s (Stanley) High View of Culture & HappinessSteven Long 06/02/13

Here is the recap and links from tonight’s L4T podcast. All media, articles, and links referred to in the podcast will be posted at the end of this article.Our episode of L4T focused on pastor Andy Stanely of North Point Church in Atlanta, GA. He recently landed in hot water when he appeared on an interview with Jeff Henderson of…

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This is Just Plain Ridiculous!Steven Long 5/19/13

Talk about using secular means to attract people to church: take a look at this absolutely ridiculous video below. This is one of the major reasons why discernment is lacking among our young people. They desire to be entertained rather than be exhorted by the Word of God. When churches have to stoop to such means to attract a crowd…

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Why People Don’t Go to ChurchSteven Long (12/31/12)

For those interested, the video from last night’s podcast will be embedded at the end of this post. This is just a recap of the podcast we did last night. We reviewed a video titled Why People Don’t Go to Church and looked at the responses given in the video. We then tried to respond with a Biblical answer. Just…

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A Church For People Who Don’t Like ChurchSteven Long July 29

Over the last three posts we have briefly examined the seeker culture and why it is not totally Biblical. As I stated in the first post, their ideas are commendable–a desire to lead others to a saving knowledge of Christ. However, the methods go beyond what should be. I guess this post could be considered a sort of tie-in with…

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There Is No Such Thing as a SeekerPart 2 – What does it mean to “seek”?Steven Long 6/02/12

Our last post on this topic confronted the idea behind most seeker sensitive churches that so-called friendship evangelism was foreign to Scripture. Of course, there’s a lot more to seeker churches than that, but this is the method which drives most of their evangelism zeal. I left the open-ended question in the last post of what it really meant to…

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There Is No Such Thing as a SeekerPart1–What’s wrong with being seeker friendly?

Steven Long 5/29/12 The seeker friendly church dominates much of the Evangelical scene today. With its pragmatic approach evangelism and its non-confrontational message of the gospel this movement has been growing rapidly ever since its conception in the late 70’s, early 80’s. The idea conceived is to approach the individual with “no pressure” and slowly introduce them to the Christian…

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