the trouble with the church is
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
THE TROUBLE WITH THE CHURCH IS…

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 6

THE TROUBLE WITH THE CHURCH IS… - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 84 Views
  • Uploaded on

THE TROUBLE WITH THE CHURCH IS…. Amos 5:21-24 Isaiah 1:10-20. The Joy of Fellowship. When we complain about “the church” we sometimes get carried away. A family – warts and all. Yes, every congregation could stand some improvements.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' THE TROUBLE WITH THE CHURCH IS…' - nasnan


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
the trouble with the church is

THE TROUBLE WITH THE CHURCH IS…

Amos 5:21-24

Isaiah 1:10-20

the joy of fellowship
The Joy of Fellowship
  • When we complain about “the church” we sometimes get carried away.
  • A family – warts and all.
  • Yes, every congregation could stand some improvements.
  • But there are soooo many great people, and we accomplish many things.
  • Some areas of concern:
1 formalism
1. Formalism
  • Again, don’t get carried away. Everything takes a “form”.
  • A “spontaneous” action, repeated, is formalism.
  • But too many things are objected to because, “We’ve never done that before”.
  • Can we sing the descant to songs? What if it’s not suggested in the song?
  • Our “picture board” is a mark of “liberalism”.
how far do we go
How Far Do We Go?
  • “But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner” (I Cor. 14:40).
  • Professional preachers – to avoid embarrassing moments. Do we go to professional song leaders? Pray leaders?
  • Freedom to express our heart to God
  • 2 Timothy 1:7 vs. Rom. 12:18
  • Bible class teachers don’t have to follow “the book” (prepared material) mindlessly.
2 failure refusal to view things in a redemptive context
2. Failure (Refusal) To View Things in a Redemptive Context
  • Part of our “job” is to save the lost.
  • Luke 19:10; I Cor. 9:22; I Tim. 6:4
  • Human nature is to focus too much on blame, and not solutions.
  • “HOW CAN I HELP?”
  • John 8:1 – the pharisees, the woman and Jesus. “Now What?”
  • Acts 8 – Peter and Simon – “Can you believe that Simon?”
  • Now What?
slide6

Our job isn’t, primarily, to judge or blame.

  • Our job is to help. Teach. Save.
  • Jesus established a wonderful church. Men complicate it.
  • We always have. But it’s still “the church.” My family.
ad