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The Bait And Switch

I distinctly remember the bait and switch following the first time I heard the Good News.

The preacher preached the grace of John 3:16, but the church lived another story. A shaming story. A do better, be better for Jesus story.

We were victims of…

Chocolate Factory Theology

If you’ve never watched this classic from the genius of Lucille Ball, here it is:

In today’s podcast I want to expose the three lies of Chocolate Factory Theology that embraces the bait and switch works righteousness and performance Christianity that violates the truth and trust of the original gospel. This is from the series I’ve been teaching online from the Book of Galatians.

The Three Horrible Lies

First, God wants you to change so that you can keep your chocolates wrapped.

Second, God needs your strength to care for you in His chocolate factory.

Finally, other people in the chocolate factory are actually keeping their chocolates wrapped.

For this podcast I’m not adding detail notes. This is a sermon I’ve preached all over the world and it sets people free. I want you to listen to this one.

I hope you’ll listen to my teaching on the podcast and refer to the free online commentary of Galatians. Simply scroll down to the bottom of the page for my detailed notes.

Question: Where have you encountered chocolate factory theology?

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