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Respectable Worldliness: In The Church

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  1. Respectable Worldliness:In The Church The Church The Called Out – From The World It Is The Glorious Bride Of Christ – Eph. 5:25-27

  2. The Church At Corinth 1 Cor. 1:2 > 3:1-3, 5:1,11; 2 Cor. 12:20-21 The Churches Of Galatia Gal. 1:2 > 1:6-8; 3:1, 3; 4:9-11, 16; 5:7 The Church At Laodicea Rev. 3:15-17 • Worldliness Can Enter The Church

  3. Respectable Worldliness:Seen In Attitude Toward Worship & Work • Member Of A Congregation Should: • Heb. 10:24 – • Stir Up Love & Good Works • Eph. 4:16 – Supply Part • Tit. 2:14 – Be Zealous For Good Works • Unfortunately, Some Christians… • Forsake Assembly • Seek Casual & Comfortable Atmosphere • Are Indifferent, Apathetic Toward Truth • Content With Membership • Bored With “Traditional” • Attempt To Satisfy “Needs”

  4. Respectable Worldliness:Seen In Attitude Toward The Truth • N.T. Preaching: • Eph. 4:16 • 2 Tim. 4:2 • 2 Tim. 1:13 • 1 Pet. 4:11 • Acts 20:27 • The Bible Identifies Preaching Of The World (1 Jno. 4:1, 5-6; Jno. 17:14; 15:19) • “Worldly” Preaching & Worldliness Go Together

  5. Worldliness was a very definite issue during the fifties. This problem had very much to do with the frustration and division. The same preacher who would see danger in church support of recreation would also cry out against the social dance, vulgar talk, and the social drink. The affluent socialites with their worldly habits could have help from many good people if they would cry: “We love poor little orphans.” They could also tell the elders that they did not like the way the preacher preached. He preached too long. He offended friends whom they brought. He seemed to be angry when he preached. They could soon have their way and the preacher would move. (Preaching In A Changing World, Irven Lee, pg. 59)

  6. Respectable Worldliness:Seen In Attitude Toward The Truth • The Bible Identifies Preaching Of The World (1 Jno. 4:1, 5-6; Jno. 17:14; 15:19) • “Worldly” Preaching & Worldliness Go Together • Some Are Demanding “Worldly” Preaching • Some Preachers/Elders Are Accommodating • N.T. Preaching: • Eph. 4:16 • 2 Tim. 4:2 • 2 Tim. 1:13 • 1 Pet. 4:11 • Acts 20:27

  7. Respectable Worldliness:Seen In Attitudes Toward Brethren • Worldliness Enters A Congregation Because Some Christians … • Are Unforgiving 2 Cor. 2:6-11 • Are Unforgetting Rom. 12:17-19 • Are Backbiters, Gossips, Etc. Gal. 5:20-21 • Are Self-seekers Jas. 3:13-16 • Brethren Should Seek Unity • Jno. 17:21 • Php. 2:1-4 • Col. 3:12-15 • Eph. 4:1-3