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preaching article Mark Driscoll: Why Some Preachers Make Him Angry

Mark Driscoll: Why Some Preachers Make Him Angry

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Mar 9, 2013
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"If Jesus isn't the reason you go to the scriptures, he will oppose you," says Mark Driscoll.

Watch this video as both a caution and encouragement to seek Christ as you prepare to preach this weekend.

Pastor Mark Driscoll is the Preaching and Speaking pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. He is one of the world’s most downloaded and quoted pastors. His audience—fans and critics alike—spans the theological and cultural left and right. Follow his updates at twitter.com/pastorMark.

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Ferrell Hardison avatar
Ferrell Hardison
0 days ago
Mark Driscoll, angry? No way! My question is, when has he ever NOT been angry? Most reformed guys I read are angry, or at least they sound angry. I love them and I appreciate their kingdom work but most of what I read and hear from them is criticism of other pastors and churches that do not believe or view scripture exactly as they do.
Jack Lawrence avatar
Jack Lawrence
0 days ago
This is a very confusing, and obtuse comment. I am a pastor, I have Jesus Christ as Lord of my life and I believe that the Christian Canon of both O. T. and N. T. is the Word of God. I read scripture for all the reasons that the speaker stated and this does not lessen Jesus as First and and Lord.
Christopher Buri avatar
Christopher Buri
0 days ago
@ Ferrell: You said they were reformed dudes? Well, they are reformers. Reformers from what? The tradition and status quo of the past. They have a right to get emotional about it ? people are not stoic. I guess if you've never seen Mark Driscoll laughing or smiling you've never actually watched one of his messages before or perhaps you live in the land of bliss where to get angry or emotional about something isn?t right? Driscoll brings the balance of taking our relationship with Jesus seriously, and yet knowing how to enjoy life without being legalistic. Amen Mark!
Shawn Barr avatar
Shawn Barr
0 days ago
Sigh. I agree with Jack, Driscoll's comments here are nonsensical and unsupported. So Mark, you're telling us that you're the only pastor who goes to the Scriptures for the right reasons? The rest of us are just lame and lazy and unmotivated. We don't love Jesus as much as you do. Thus, you just need to get "angry" and tell us the way it is. Sheesh. Really? Then you make some completely unsupported statement that, "Unless you go to the Scriptures because you want to meet with Jesus, He will oppose you in EVERYTHING you do." Really?! so Jesus is going to completely oppose everything a preacher does unless he has the exactly right motive when he opens his Bible. Please show me the Scriptural support for that. I seem to remember Paul saying that he rejoiced even in those who preached Christ out of "envy and strife." Your opinion is a straw man and your arrogance is over the top.
B. E. Christian avatar
B. E. Christian
0 days ago
What makes Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll "REFORMED"
Shawn Barr avatar
Shawn Barr
0 days ago
@B.E - Driscoll may not meet every definition of being "Reformed". But he has been influenced by many of the popular reformed(mostly) preachers and authors of the day (Piper, Maheny, Sproul, etc). I also believe he is a strong Calvinist (which you don't necessarily need to be reformed to be). But no doubt, he leans strongly in this direction.
Matt Krachunis avatar
Matt Krachunis
0 days ago
I wish sermon central would contact me so I could make a video titled "Why Mark Driscoll Makes Me Angry" I think it would be a hit!!
John Mury avatar
John Mury
0 days ago
I often disagree with Mark but he's right on the money, here. Possible anger issues aside, he's arguing against an instrumental view of Scripture - using it to our purposes, as if we sit above it. Yes, the Scripture can speak to your marriage, for instance, but only as Jesus speaks to your marriage through the Scripture, not for how you might use Scripture to speak to it. The Scriptures are not a sourcebook of wisdom. They are a testimony to the risen Christ. I think if Mark's words are properly understood, most or all of you wouldn't disagree. At least not on this particular issue.
Fred Gurule avatar
Fred Gurule
0 days ago
It is a serious matter if Jesus "Opposes" you in any thing or any time. Even though this statement is pretty heavy duty and i am not sure totally bible backed, it does make you review why you do what you do, including reading God's word.
Matthew Parker avatar
Matthew Parker
0 days ago
It's important to know what conversations and speeches are a waste of time. Love Jesus, on His terms, with everything you have. Do justice. Everything else is distraction from Kingdom.
Dan Keeton avatar
Dan Keeton
0 days ago
The Matt Chandler Imitates Mark video that plays right after Mark's broken heart video is priceless.
Mike Brenneman avatar
Mike Brenneman
0 days ago
In the video, Mark Driscoll says he is angry at preachers who have "low regard for the scriptures." Yet he doesn't use a single scripture in the speech that we hear, and doesn't support his points with scripture in the featured video on sermoncentral. I have listened to at least 6 of his sermons and I believe he has a low regard for scripture. Yes its all centers around Jesus or life would be meaningless. And yes, Mark has been very effective in growing his church. I do appreciate his frankness at times, but I don't appreciate it when he spouts opinion as gospel, and he does it frequently. Sorry for the vent, but I believe it to be true. Blessings to you all as we strive to walk with the Master.
Mike Brenneman avatar
Mike Brenneman
0 days ago
PS. Matt K's comment gave me a good chuckle. Thanks for lightening things up Matt.
Christian K avatar
Christian K
0 days ago
Meet with Jesus?!? Everyone in the bible I know that met with Jesus did not resemble a spirit of anger....except for the pharisees and saducees.
Jon Pickens avatar
Jon Pickens
0 days ago
God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble. Could there be anything more proud than to preach a kingdom without acknowledging and drawing center stage attention to its King? I agree with Mark here. May in all things Jesus have preeminence this morning in your pulpit! Good reminder.
Joseph William Rhoads avatar
Joseph William Rhoads
0 days ago
Matt Krachunis, I would watch that video a hundred times over.
Aaron Robb avatar
Aaron Robb
0 days ago
Who are all these guys who Driscoll is talking about? These statements are unsupported and self-serving. Frustrating.
Aaron Robb avatar
Aaron Robb
0 days ago
Who are all these guys who Driscoll is talking about? These statements are unsupported and self-serving. Frustrating.
Aaron Robb avatar
Aaron Robb
0 days ago
Who are all these guys who Driscoll is talking about? These statements are unsupported and self-serving. Frustrating.
Aaron Robb avatar
Aaron Robb
0 days ago
Who are all these guys who Driscoll is talking about? These statements are unsupported and self-serving. Frustrating.

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