On Wednesday, 5 September 2012, Steven Furtick preached the convocation service at Liberty University. On this, his second visit to Liberty, Furtick delivered a sermon based upon his newly released book, Greater. In an article on Liberty University’s website entitled, “Pastor Steven Furtick speaks on the ‘greater’ power within,” writer Bethany Pico notes,
Furtick focused his message on John 14:12 where Jesus said, “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”
“You and I live so often in this place called ‘good enough’,” Furtick said, adding that oftentimes people are caught up in waiting to be ready to follow God rather than just doing it.
Chris Rosebrough, Christian apologist and host of the radio program, Fighting for the Faith, spent a portion of his program this past Wednesday reviewing the sermon delivered by Furtick at Liberty University. Rosebrough carefully critiques Furtick’s twisting of John 14:12, and demonstrates that the young pastor’s explanation of the story of the calling of Elisha is a shameful example of what Rosebrough has labeled “narcissistic eisegesis.”