In Layman's Terms

The Difference Between a Self Help Lecture and a Sermon

October 03, 2020 Matthew Garnett
In Layman's Terms
The Difference Between a Self Help Lecture and a Sermon
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In Layman's Terms
The Difference Between a Self Help Lecture and a Sermon
Oct 03, 2020
Matthew Garnett

Sometimes we hear sermons and we know something isn't quite passing the smell test.  The pastor might be saying "God" and "Jesus" and even quoting the bible, but something just isn't right.  Learn how to recognize the symptoms of a self-help lecture masquerading as a sermon in three easy steps:  

1. Could the sermon just as easily be given by a self-help guru?  
2. Is the sermon all about you becoming a better person for the sake of being a better person?
3.  Is the sermon properly interpreting Holy Scripture?  

If the answer is "Yes", "Yes", and/or "No", you may have a self-help lecture masquerading as a sermon!   

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Sometimes we hear sermons and we know something isn't quite passing the smell test.  The pastor might be saying "God" and "Jesus" and even quoting the bible, but something just isn't right.  Learn how to recognize the symptoms of a self-help lecture masquerading as a sermon in three easy steps:  

1. Could the sermon just as easily be given by a self-help guru?  
2. Is the sermon all about you becoming a better person for the sake of being a better person?
3.  Is the sermon properly interpreting Holy Scripture?  

If the answer is "Yes", "Yes", and/or "No", you may have a self-help lecture masquerading as a sermon!