Learn about the inspiration behind this contest  here !

Learn about the inspiration behind this contest here!

Contest Details

The person with the most points will win a prize (TBD) from truthandfire.com. There is no limit to the number of entries/links that may be submitted.  #JoelOsteen or #TDJakes must read directly from his Bible and exegete scriptures with other scriptures OR teach on a particular scripture or Biblical concept in its proper context. (Context will be verified.) Links must be provided in the comments section of this Instagram post or via e-mail at info@truthandfire.com. (Links only. No justifications or explanations.) Sermons that fail to reference ANY scriptures from the New Testament will be automatically disqualified. 

Dates: Entries will be accepted beginning 3:00 p.m. ET, Monday June 5th through 3:00 p.m. ET Monday, June 26th.  The winner will be announced on or before July 31, 2017. 

*Bonus points available for...

  1. Sermons preaching from the book of Revelation 
  2. Any sermons by #CrefloDollar#PaulaWhite #JoyceMeyer or any other popular televangelist from the 21st century preaching the Gospel
  3. Sermon(s) explicitly teaching on repentance, the resurrection, being willing to forsake all (including one's own life, family or riches) for the cause of Christ
  4. Social media posts teaching the Gospel

**Points will be deducted from sermons during which...

  1. a story from the Old Testament is told, but the Pastor never ties the story to the Gospel of Jesus Christ
  2. a retelling a story from the Old Testament is out of context
  3. the terms "destiny", "breakthrough", "season", "prosperity" or "favor" are used in context of the pastor's message
  4. there are 15-minute increment of preaching without referencing scripture (in proper context)
  5. Sermons that introduce concepts that are explicit errors or heresy (directly contradict God's word/nature).

Points Schedule

  • 1000 points for each sermon preached in the last year (June 2016 - contest end date)
  • 500 points for each sermon preached in the last 1 to 3 years (June 2014 - May 2017)
  • 300 points for each sermon preached in the last 3 to 5 years (June 2012 - May 2014)
  • 100 points for each sermon preached in or before May 2012 (5 years ago or earlier)

*Bonus Points will be rewarded at a rate of 50 points flat for each sermon that qualifies to receive them.
**Points will be deducted at a rate 100 points flat for each sermon that qualifies for deductions.