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The Comfort of a

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Stephen Johns

on 28 September 2014

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Transcript of The Comfort of a

The Comfort of
lies
Mark 13:5-6
Lies Sound Good to Eager Ears
False Christ's and False Ambassadors
The Why's of Deception
2 Timothy 4:3-4

“3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths.”
Wolves with Razor Teeth
The False Ambassadors of Limited Commitment
The False Ambassadors of a Therapeutic Gospel
The False Ambassadors of a Prosperity Gospel
Following Christ is easy and convenient
In reality, following Christ is a lifelong commitment to ongoing, daily, and intentional sacrificial service
Philippians 2:4-6
The highest value is placed on how you feel and your 'needs' instead of your condition of spiritual poverty and need of grace
“Jesus and the church exist to make you feel loved, significant, validated, entertained, and charged up. This gospel ameliorates distressing symptoms. It makes you feel better. The logic of this therapeutic gospel is a jesus-for-Me who meets individual desires and assuages psychic aches.” - David Powlison
The true gospel completely reorients our understanding of needs from psychological felt needs to a need of spiritual transformation
Jesus is as passionate as you are for you to be wealthy and healthy
Devotion to Christ means that career building and ambition take a back seat to Jesus
Vigilance in the Midst of Danger
Sheltered by the Word
Sheltered by Shepherds
Sheltered by Friends
Hebrews 3:13
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