What has disappointed
you about Christianity
and/or church this year?
SEVEN LIES ABOUT CHRISTIANITY - WHICH
CHRISTIANS BELIEVE (STEPHEN MATTSON)
1. You’re Always Happy
5. All Your Questions Will Be
2. Your Problems Will
6. The Christian Community Is
3. You’ll Be “Blessed”
4. Missions and Ministry Is Fun
7. It Makes You Better Than
Isaiah the Prophet
Fall of Israel 722 BCE
He cuts off every branch in me that bears no
fruit,… If you do not remain in me, you are like a
branch that is thrown away and withers; such
branches are picked up, thrown into the ﬁre and
burned. — John 15:2, 6
DISCUSS WITH 2-3
Read Isaiah 11:1-5 again
[look at bulletin]
What is growing out of
the stump of Jesse?
How does Isaiah
describe this growth?
Make a list.
The Peaceable Kingdom (1826)
by Edward Hicks (1780-1849)
in the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Mass
FIVE THINGS WORLD CHANGERS DON’T DO
1. Try to Get Worth From Others
2. Focus on What NOT to be Instead of What TO Be
3. Fear Commitment
4. Reject the Church
5. Become Complacent
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