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Sermon Illustrations in Detroit

I'm sure many of you have seen this picture in today's news.  Detroit pastor Charles Ellis positioned 3 SUVs (one each from Ford, Chrysler and GM) on the stage in his church (Greater Grace Temple) to remind his congregation to pray and fast until congress gives the big three a bailout. 

This puts a new spin on the prosperity gospel!  Name it, claim it, and congress will provide it--using your tax dollars, of course!

Makes me wonder . . .   What if Disney goes bust and wants a bailout?  Christ Reformed is in Anaheim, not far from the house of the mouse. . .

Reader Comments (8)

Maybe he should fast and pray that the big three can start building some decent cars!
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd
This was a ridiculous thing to do. I am wondering from where they got the SUVs.

Speaking of fasting, I've never heard a Reformed minister talk about it. I heard about it all the time growing up in Pentecostalism. It was presented, at least in part, as an extra boost in prayer that helps bring us "closer" to God.
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAlberto
I heard about this on my way to work this morning and wanted to barf.
December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRandy
I saw this earlier tonight and was grieved. It is one of those things that is disgusting and funny all at once.

December 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDSY
In GM we trust......

To quote the patron saint of Cars and auto workers "Lord, won't you give me a mercedes Benz, My friends all have porches I must make amends, worked hard all my life with mo help from above, O Lord, won't give me a mercedes benz"
December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRon Suarez
Lloyd... FOR SHAME!
Do yourself a favor and don't come to my church in Lansing, Michigan and rip on American cars. I can't be responsible for the actions of my sheep in those circumstances.
December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRev. Z. Bartels
Great photo- looks like they are praising the unholy trinity of Ford, Chrysler and GM.

Besides, everyone knows the Apostles drove a Honda - they were all in one accord.
December 9, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris Sherman
That's just depressing. Apologies to Scott Clark, I believe these people would be better off staying home than going to the heresy house every Sunday.
December 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe

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