Friday, June 20, 2014
Sermon(s) of the Week (6/15 - 6/21, 2014) Tim Keller and Rick Dunn on Sex
Two interesting sermons this week that overlap in the category but with different approaches. Tim Keller preaches on 1 Corinthians 6-7 and begins by saying how 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 is often, in his opinion, misinterpreted. He uses Richard Hays' commentary on the passage to purport that instead of these being a list of behaviors as sort of a litmus test as to whether a person is a Christian or not, Paul is listing behaviors that will not exist in the New Earth (Keller is a post-millenialist). This is a great sermon on the purposes of marriage and of Christ and His bride.
Rick Dunn is Lead Pastor at Fellowship Church in Knoxville, TN where my sister's family are members. Dunn rotates weekly pulpit duties with Greg Pinkner, the Teaching Pastor. Dunn's style is different in that he preaches while Pinkner teaches. They are currently going through Ephesians in an expositional way. Dunn preaches a sermon on Ephesians 5:3-5 entitled "Sexuality and the Reign of Grace." You can watch or find the podcast on iTunes. Dunn has an obvious heart for discipleship and accountability within the church's small groups.