The Church in 2012

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This lesson is regarding the church and its work in 2012.

This lesson is regarding the church and its work in 2012.

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  • 1. The Church in 2012How can the Church Remain Stable in 2012?
  • 2. T h e C h u r c h mu s t s t i c k t o t h e T RUT H! • What is truth? (John 17.17) – The truth makes us free (John 8.32) – Truth is a standard by which we will be judged (John 12.48) • The church must love the truth. (Nehemiah 8.1-8)
  • 3. T h e C h u r c h mu s t PREPARE!• 1 Peter 3.15• Preparation for the church means we must have a working knowledge.
  • 4. T h e C h u r c h mu s t PREPARE!• How do we prepare? – We prepare by searching. (Acts 17.11) – Preparation means that we are ready before the event. (Acts 16) – We need to be ready before the event takes place. – We need to be sure we are preparing now, for later.
  • 5. T h e C h u r c h mu s t UNI T E!• 1 Corinthians 1.10ff – Paul writes in Galatians 5.20 that divisions are listed with the works of the flesh• John 17
  • 6. T h e C h u r c h mu s t UNI T E!• To be united does not mean that we compromise the beliefs of the Bible – Paul says that he became all things to all men (1 Corinthians 9.19-22), but this does not mean that he was to compromise the truth. • We must be united because we are of the same Body (Ephesians 4.4-6)
  • 7. T h e C h u r c h mu s t G R O W! • What does the church in 2012 need to grow? – The church of 2012 must have a purpose. – There must be elders who will lead (1 Timothy 3.2- 8 and Titus 1.7-9 – The followers must be great!
  • 8. T h e C h u r c h mu s t G R O W! • There must be a vision (2 Timothy 4.6-8) • There must be outreach. – Both congregational and personal (Luke 5.27-32)
  • 9. The Church in 2012How can the Church Remain Stable in 2012?