Sermon of the week: “Sound Doctrine; Sound Words” by Phil Johnson.

Your sermon of the week is the one you’ve all been waiting for: Sound Doctrine; Sound Words by Phil Johnson of Grace Life Pulpit and Pyromaniacs. Its subtitle should be The Pornification of the Pulpit. This sermon is from this month’s Shepherds’ Conference.

In this controversial sermon, Phil Johnson steps up and takes on the crass, crude, gutter-mouth ways of many in the modern church today, with special attention to Mark “The Cussing Pastor” Driscoll. You don’t want to miss this message. His text for this message is Titus 2:7-8.

It’s about time someone spoke out on the juvenile and profane potty-humor, profanity, and lust-filled stories that have replaced sound, doctrinal, exposition of the Bible in many churches today. I stand up and applaud Phil Johnson for having the courage to speak out and even take on the modern evangelical’s Golden Calf from Mars Hill Church.

This is a great follow-up to last Wednesday’s sermon of the week (also by Phil Johnson) entitled Programs, Get Your Programs: Exposing the Flaws of the Fad-Driven Church.

6 thoughts on “Sermon of the week: “Sound Doctrine; Sound Words” by Phil Johnson.

  1. Excellent sermon. He has covered every argument. I don’t think these preachers will listen, as this filth they are speaking comes from their heart, it exposes who they really are. When someone is genuinely saved, the first thing that changes is their speech. Sexual innuendos and filthy talk quickly become offensive and inappropriate.


  2. Exceptional message and very much needed in many of today’s sorry excuses for pulpit ministries. The ministry is NOT about being relevant using the world’s terms, smut, humor, etc. The ministry is to be ALL about the Lord Jesus Christ and His exaltation.

    I would go so far once again though to not ONLY include the names that Phil Johnson mentions as being wrong – but so are those pastors who are NOT willing to call these smutty-trash talking so-called preachers on the carpet and call them to repentance!

    Far better it is to be considered a friend of God, then to be called a friend AND fellow minister with one who demeans the testimony of the church and mocks the Lord Jesus Christ.

    The Desert Pastor


  3. I listened to this sermon as well, Pilgrim. Thanks for posting it.

    I can’t help but wonder why – as TDP has alluded to in his comment – more of the “big name” Christian men, especially those who are directly associated with him, aren’t publicly rebuking Driscoll’s glaring and public error. By remaining silent aren’t they partaking in and enabling his continuing sin and rebellion? I also can’t help but wonder if, since Phil Johnson indicated that both he and John MacArthur have tried unsuccessfully to reach out to Mark Driscoll, they have also tried to reach out to Driscoll’s primary public enablers like John Piper.

    God knows.

    In Christ,


  4. This is an outstanding lecture, and anyone with sons MUST listen and put the question before the Lord as to whether it’s something to share with them.


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