Summary: Tunnel vision within the church will lose God’s purpose for the church.

INTRO: Tunnel vision will kill you….longest tunnel in England…many accidents…

To the church tunnel vision is within these walls…..

I. The causes of tunnel vision

A. Immaturity is a cause II Peter 1:5-8 Gal. 5:22,23

B. Indifference is a cause II Peter 1:9; Matt. 25:1-13

C. Independence is a cause Rev. 3:17

II. The curse of tunnel vision

A. Multitudes perish Proverbs 29:18

B. Misery prevails Rev. 3:17

C. Ministry shows partiality James 2:1; 9

III. The cure for tunnel vision

A. A program which matures II Peter 2: 5-8

B. A program which motivates Acts 1:8

C. A program which magnifies eternal values Rev. 3:18

NOTE: Christ counsels this independent, self-sufficient church to seek: true riches, true righteousness, and a true remedy.

Our responsibilities of stewardship, and our accountability to Christ when we stand before Him after the Rapture.

Preoccupation with material possessions deadens and destroys one’s love for world missions. Observe what John wrote in his epistle: “love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in Him.”

(I John 2:15).

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