A pastor in North Carolina leads his congregation to vote nine members out of the church. According to him their sin was voting for the wrong man in the presidential election.Two competing churches in Florida put up opposing billboards. One declares,MoreA pastor in North Carolina leads his congregation to vote nine members out of the church. According to him their sin was voting for the wrong man in the presidential election.Two competing churches in Florida put up opposing billboards.
One declares, There aint no hell The other counters with, The hell there aint A young man following a car with a Honk If You Love Jesus bumper sticker, honks his horn and gets the middle finger from the driver.These are just a few actual examples that have led me to believe that some of us must interpret the Great Commission like this: Go into the world and scare off as many people from the Christian faith as we possibly can.
Lets face it, when it comes to spreading the Gospel, we can often be our own worst enemy.The tension could not have been higher as the National Church Association prepared to crown one excuse as the king...the most glamorous and most used excuse for dismissing Christianity. The winner is found in Chapter... From opening nearly 1,000 retail stores to starting a national newspaper chain, Bobby Weaver seemed to have it all...with one possible exception...a relationship with God.
You see, Bobby was on a wrong-way journey to hell when God had another idea and used the most unlikely fellow to help. Would you believe Howard Stern? Yes, the radio shock jock. It was the middle of October in 1996 when Bobby told Howard on a live radio show that you and every Yankee fan in New York City are the rudest people on the planet But, believe it or not, it was Howards response that ended up totally revolutionizing Bobbys life. You will have to read the book to find out the game-changing five words that Howard yelled at Bobby that day, and a few months later in February of 1997, Bobby let go and let God, never to look back.