"Seriously, we had to pull all of my sermons off the Internet. Found out there was some guy named Osteen who kept stealing them and preaching them as his own."
This quote from Mike Schultz in the sermon thread got me thinking about something that is very concerning to me.
What are your thoughts on pastors preaching other preachers' sermons? One of my very good friends shared with me that he uses others' sermons exclusively - has done so for the past four years. He finds them at open church.tv and other sites that offer them as resources. The thing that gets me is he gives no credit to the sermon author in any way. He seems to pass them off as his own.
Am I just being legalistic since the response is usually "there's nothing new under the sun"?
I appreciate your input. I've expressed my concern to him but I wanted to hear if this is more common than I am aware of.