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Paul is telling us that through the church God is to get glory. Unto Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus
throughout all ages. The church was instituted by Christ to further the Gospel story and to give all glory to God the
But many churches find themselves in the predicament of not growing as the Lord would have them to do. When
this happens many reasons are given and blame is placed on this person and on that person, usually without
Today I would like to preach on the Subject:
HOW TO KILL A CHURCH WITHOUT TRYING.
By doing nothing at all a church can commit suicide and kill itself.
How can this be?
I. BY BEING DELINQUENT IN ATTENDANCE TO ITS SERVICES
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and
so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
A. Thomas missed 1st service after Jesusí resurrection
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
2. Privilege Ė fellowship with the Master
3. Power v.22 the Holy Spirit
B. Many go but not whole-heartedly
We ought to be like David in
I was glad when they said let us go into the house of the Lord.
For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
C. Excuse makers kill the church.
Excuse is skin of reason stuffed with a lie.
1. Johnny had a runny nose. Did it take whole house to wipe it for him?
2. Iím tired. Jesus got tired too, but did He fail to go to cross because He was too tired?
a. People can go to work and feel fine but when time for church a sudden head ache develops.
3. Any reason or excuse is good if you donít want to go.
Everyone knows on Sunday there is Sunday School and Worship and evening worship.
On Wednesday there is Bible Study and Prayer Meeting.
The times are well-known there is no secret.
D. Jesusí example says go.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and as his custom was he went into the
synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
II. YOU CAN KILL A CHURCH BY INDIFFERENCE TO ITS PROGRAM
The Program of the church is to win souls and start missions.
EVANGELISM & MISSIONS
Win them and then train them to win others and to grow in the Lord. Sunday School, Childrenís church, Choir,
Visitation are all part of the program of the church.
It takes everyoneís cooperation. God did not save anyone to sit, we are saved to serve no matter what our age or
how long we may have served in the past.
The Christian Life is the only one I know where you donít get a vacation. Why? Because the enemy never takes
He is walking around as a roaring lion seeking whom He may devour.
III. BY BEING INSENSITIVE TO ITS NEEDS
A. Ask yourself the question? What if every person here were just like me? What kind of a church would this
B. People seem to think God wants their castoffs.
I believe God wants His house to have as good as we have in our homes.
If it is good enough for us it is good enough for God. If it is not good enough for us what makes us think
God wants our junk or something that we no longer want ourselves.
I Cor. 16:2
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