WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH

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					WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH
 Our topic concerns weakness and
 strength among the people of God in a
 given place. The local church is made
 up of Christians working and
 worshipping together to further the
 Lord’s cause (1 Cor. 1:2; 11:18; 16:1-
 3, 16:19; Col. 1:2, Phil. 1:1-2, 15).
WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH
 THINGS CAUSING WEAKNESS
  1. Lack of knowledge of God’s word
    (Hosea 4:6; 2 Tim. 2:15).
  2. A lack of spiritual emphasis (Eph.
    3:10, 11, 21; John 4:24).
  3. Worldly members (Matthew 5:13-
    16; 1 Timothy 4:11-12; 1 John 2:15-
    17; Romans 12:1-2).
WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH
 4. Hypocrites in the church (Gal. 2:11-
    16).
 5. Becoming materialistic (Revelation
    3:17-19; 1 Timothy 6:6-9, 17).
 6. The love of worldly wisdom (1 Cor.
    1:17-21).
WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH
 STRENGTH IN THE LOCAL CHURCH
 1. Truly converted members (Matthew
    18:3, Luke 22:32, Acts 3:19).
 2. United membership (Eph. 4:1-6).
 3. Members with knowledge of God’s
    word (2 Timothy 3:15, 2 Peter 1:3,
    Jude 3; 1 Thess. 2:13-14).
WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH
 4. Zeal in doing God’s work (Titus 2:11-
    15; 1 Corinthians 3:9).
 5. Members with faith (Col. 1:21-23;
    Romans 1:17).
 6. Members consecrated to God (2
    Corinthians 7:1).
WEAKNESS OR STRENGTH
CONCLUSION:
  What is out part in making this a
   strong or weak church?
 What are we going to do about it?

				
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