Monday, November 12, 2007

King of Queens in Church?

I attended a church in Arizona that would always have some kind of TV show that they would have clips of for church. During the one time I was there (I couldn't stomach being there any more than that!), they were showing a clip from the tv show, King of Queens. Now, for those of you who have not seen this show, it is a married couple that fights all the time, there is no respect between the two, and there is no mention of God in the show (at least not in a positive way!).

Why promote an ungodly tv show?

To me, this is just the lazy pastor's way of filling in time for his sermon. You see, churches today have gotten away from doing expository preaching (I point the finger at myself on this one, I used to be a joke teller and a story teller behind the pulpit -- notice, I said, I "used" to do that!). When you only do story telling behind the pulpit, you will find nothing wrong with using TV to "fill in" some time. It helps people to laugh and of course it is a "great" substitute for Scripture! THAT WAS BEING SARCASTIC!!
TV IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR SCRIPTURE. Come on Pastor's -- do the right thing. Put the TV show clips away and watch them on your own time. Do not waste the time of the people who come to be EDIFIED FROM GOD'S WORD!! You job is to preach His Word. PREACH HIS WORD. If you have the "gift" of preaching -- then PREACH HIS WORD!!! you do not need to have "examples" from TV for people to understand what you are saying. We are smart enough to hear God's Word and understand how to relate it to our life.

If you are a pastor and you are in the business of "entertaining" your congregation -- then get out from behind the pulpit and buy a clown outfit and join the circus. Because, I have to tell you, you are an embarassment to God for the way you have "softened" God's Word. Are you ready to stand up and do the right thing?

then PREACH HIS WORD!!

4 comments:

Timm said...

Heard about your blog on Way of the Master Radio.

Ezcellent stuff here! I am going to come back for more.

"If you are a pastor and you are in the business of "entertaining" your congregation -- then get out from behind the pulpit and buy a clown outfit and join the circus."

yeah, that's been done too.

http://galatiansc4v16.wordpress.com/2007/05/07/make-it-stop-ii-clown-communion/

No good....

pastorbrianculver said...

Thanks timm,
It makes me sick to my stomach to watch that video clip of a church service of clowns! Makes you wonder if there was even "one" Christian in that church that objected to what they did. And if they objected, did they tell anyone or just let them do it without wanting to cause a stir?

Jessie said...

Hahaha... "get out from behind the pulpit and buy a clown outfit and join the circus."

Clowns freak me out... and I didn't know your blog was mentioned on WotM Radio!

pastorbrianculver said...

pretty cool, huh??