I enjoy a good sermon on Sunday. Unfortunately, I rarely hear a good sermon in person. Sermons that I find to be worthwhile are almost always found online. The Community Christian Church in Springfield, MO has raised the bar regarding what I consider to be a good sermon.
Pastors, who deliver good sermons, are individuals who are good speakers. They provide information in a way that makes you want to listen and leaves you wanting more. I found Dr. Roger Ray at CCC in Springfield through my interest in lectures given by Bishop John Shelby Spong and Dr. Ray is such a speaker.
For today and next Sunday, I am not able to watch Dr. Ray’s sermon because he in the UK, delivering guest sermons and lectures for the next 2 weeks. Today, as I was checking the CCC YouTube channel, I came across a lecture that Bishop Spong delivered to the CCC in 2013. I had not seen this particular lecture, but Bishop Spong’s point of view is familar to me. I decided that his lecture would be my sermon for today.
If you are so inclined, you might consider watching this lecture and try to do so with an open mind. I recognize a lot of truth in what Bishop Spong discusses. I know people who dislike Bishop Spong because he challenges the way they have been taught to believe. What he teaches makes much more sense than what I and others have been taught and are continuing to be taught.