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  • 1. Four things you must stop doing,so your church can start growing.
  • 2. 1. Stop saying Jesus is not enough.
  • 3. "Of all professed Christians, Seventh-day Adventists should be foremost inuplifting CHRIST before the world.“ Ellen G. White, Gospel Workers, p.156
  • 4. "There need to be far more lessons in the ministry of the Word of true conversionthan of the arguments of the doctrines. For it is far easier and more natural for the heart that is not under the control of theSpirit of Christ to choose doctrinal subjects rather than the practical. There are many Christless discourses given no moreacceptable to God than was the offering of Cain. They are not in harmony withGod."{VSS - The Voice in Speech and Song pg 342.3}
  • 5. TwoDangers
  • 6. 1. Knowledge without power.
  • 7. a. Knowledgewithout poweris frustrating.
  • 8. b. Knowledgewithout poweris dangerous.
  • 9. c. Knowledge without powermakes secondaryissues, primary.
  • 10. 2. Compliance without conversion.
  • 11. a. A legalisticlifestyle is not sustainable.
  • 12. b. Compliance can deteriorateinto competition or comparison.
  • 13. c. Compliance uses less thanideal methods to achieve, compliance.
  • 14. 2. Stop appeasing thefew. Start reaching the lost.
  • 15. The greatestchallenge of the church: to beother-centered.
  • 16. Galatians 1:10 Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. Ifpleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.
  • 17. Two Principles1. You can’t negotiate with terrorists. Youcan’t appease them. 2. Have hard conversations early.
  • 18. 3. Stop hating and imitating. Start innovating.
  • 19. INNOVATION IS:Painful.Necessary.Requires leadership.
  • 20. A Whack on the Side of theHead: “Almost every advance inart, cooking, medicine,agriculture, engineering,marketing, politics, education,and design has occurred whensomeone challenged the rulesand tried another approach.”
  • 21. INNOVATION IS:Painful.Necessary.Requires leadership.
  • 22. “Your skepticism, which youpresume is based on rationalthinking and an objectiveassessment of factual dataabout yourself, is rooted inmental junk. Your doubts arenot the product of accuratethinking, but habitual thinking.
  • 23. “Years ago you accepted flawedconclusions as correct, began to liveyour life as if those warped ideasabout your potential were true, andceased the bold experiment in livingthat brought you many breakthroughbehaviors as a child. Now it’s timefor you to find that faith you had inyourself before.”Maxwell, John C.
  • 24. 4. Stop hogging theball. Start passing the baton.
  • 25. 1. Overprotective.
  • 26. 2.Shallow
  • 27. 3. Anti-science
  • 28. 4. Repressive
  • 29. 5. Exclusive
  • 30. 6. Doubtless “Doubt is the ants in thepants of faith” Frederich Buchner
  • 31. Principles to Practice 1. Believe and act as if God speaks to young people too.2. Give them real power. 3. Protect them.
  • 32. 150,000 No’s 5,000 Yes