When I saw that Rob Rufus had preached this sermon on Sunday 8th June, I was instantly interested from a more objective point of view. But since I first heard the MP3 I am utterly convinced that this is a landmark sermon. It probably will be controversial despite Rob's hope because it is altering 1, 500 years of error. But here it is! If it at least provokes the Church to think and review what we have taken for granted that will be good. But if it sets thousands of millions free from condemnation - even better!
One particular joy was that while I was about half way through transcribing this sermon, I received an email from Todd Woodgate - a member of City Church International. He had completely transcribed the sermon hence I can publish it straight away! Much thanks to him! Even more exciting is the fact that City Church International are using some of Rob's transcripts to translate into Cantonese for the people in Hong Kong. The grace message is getting out!"We are going to ask a very important question today and I am going to do my best to answer that question. It is a question that is very seldom discussed in much church life and yet it is so important because it has to do with carrying the freshness of God's Presence on your life every day. It is a controversial question - it has caused a lot of confusion and for me personally it has been a journey out of that confusion that has taken me three years. I have not yet felt qualified to speak on this until now. I am going to talk about this issue;