LIBERATE Closed Indefinitely

Liberate2015Here at FaithfulStewardship, we’ve aimed to share good sermons from varied denominational backgrounds in our Friday Sermon segments to demonstrate that as long as the preacher rightly handles God’s Word the body of Christ is edified. We shared a lot of good sermons from LIBERATE conferences. Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church has shut down the website that hosts the sermons because they were being abused by those seeking to attack Tullian after news of his moral failure came to light. The following is what is posted on the server should you follow a link to one of the sermons.

From 2012–2015, LIBERATE operated as the conference and resource ministry of Tullian Tchividjian and Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. LIBERATE existed to connect God’s inexhaustible grace to an exhausted world by announcing over and over again that Jesus lived, died, and rose again to “set the captives free” (Luke 4:18).

In June 2015, after an admission of moral failure which disqualified him from active service, Tullian resigned from his position as our senior pastor and the founding director of LIBERATE. Given his leading role in this ministry, it was with heavy hearts that our Church Leadership decided to close LIBERATE indefinitely. This included canceling our 2016 Conference and refunding all registration fees.

To help protect Tullian, his family, and the integrity of his message, we have moved his sermons into a secure archive for the foreseeable future. Sadly, his messages were being slanderously misused in the media and on the Internet. We are prayerfully considering when and how his sermon archive might be made available again to the general public. We appreciate your patience and prayers during this season.

Thank you for your partnership and faithful donations to help support LIBERATE during our 3 years of ministry. Any remaining gifts will be used to help our ongoing mission to declare and demonstrate the liberating power of the Gospel to the people of Fort Lauderdale and beyond.

As we close, we are thankful the message of LIBERATE will continue to endure. Many of our contributors are moving their articles over to Christ Hold Fast, a ministry dedicated to teaching people how Christ remains faithful even when we are faithless (2 Timothy 2:13). In addition to Christ Hold Fast, we encourage all of our readers to avail themselves of the helpful content found on both Key Life and Mockingbird.

I will be working through the older posts that link to LIBERATE or Tullian’s sermons at Coral Ridge to see if there is enough in the post without the sermon link to warrant keeping the page up. If any edition of Friday Sermon gets taken down, it will be because I didn’t provide enough in my writing for the post to stand on its own without the video/audio of the sermon. Our hearts and prayers go out to Tullian Tchvidjian and his family. It is our sincere hope that he will take the time necessary to heal and not be led astray by schemers and con-men seeking to prematurely restore him to celebrity status.

Jude 24-25 (ESV) 24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

In Christ Jesus,

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