The sermon is generally the most important element of Protestant church services, but there are serious doubts about its effectiveness and Biblical basis.
Christians are sometimes accused of holding their beliefs on blind faith and not based on reason. While there may be some justification for this accusation in some cases, is it true generally? On what basis do we form our beliefs?
Jesus gave us a high standard for our words, thoughts and actions. None of us can live up to his standard all the time, but most of us try. One area where western christians seem to be tested is financial honesty.
And it seems that some of us, including some leaders, are failing the test.
Have you come across people, not believers, who have decided to read the Bible from cover to cover to check it out, only to get discouraged and give up round about the book of Numbers? I know I have.
There must be a better way!
Isn’t it a no-brainer? The Bible is inspired from beginning to end, and Jesus said that not even one tiny piece of the Law could pass away. Doesn’t that settle it?
Well, it’s not that simple actually – because no-one obeys it, or even attempts to! It is a pious fiction.