Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Mega-Church

So glad no one told Peter that they shouldn't be a Mega Church.....

3 comments:

ds said...

no one had to. he was increasing God's kingdom, not man's.

INTELBLKMN said...

Jason,

What are people so afraid of?

Chris said...

Any Christian in their right mind should have no legitimate objection against having a large church i.e. a “mega-church.” There is nothing wrong with having large churches. I say the more the merrier.
I understand however that the complaint is usually directed against the means by which someone achieved mega-church status. The criticism is that in many-mega churches the sermons are not characterized by the kind of sermon Peter preached in Acts 2 when he said things like, “This man [Jesus] was handed over to you by God's set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross” (2:23) and "Repent and be baptized…Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."
Rather the sermons sound more like exhortations from Stuart Smalley. Where is “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for life” in Acts 2? Better yet where in all of Acts can you find any preaching that says that? Not trying to stir up a debate here. I am just clarifying one of the common complaints against mega-churches.