A Fractured Church

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Chuck Bonadies begins preaching through 2 John, and how we are to respond to the problems / fractures in a church.

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A Fractured Church

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  2. 2. A Fractured ChurchPart 1<br />II John 1-6<br />
  3. 3. How do we respond to fractured and flawed church?<br />II John <br />
  4. 4. <ul><li>With much love</li></ul>A fractured church<br />
  5. 5. Who is the elect lady?<br />Much Love <br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>No personal references in the letter
  7. 7. Movement from 2nd to 3rd person
  8. 8. Exhortations are “churchy”
  9. 9. Cross references
  10. 10. Reference to “children”</li></ul>The “elect lady” is a church<br />
  11. 11. <ul><li>The church will be imperfect till the day of Christ.</li></ul>Principles<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>The church will be imperfect till the day of Christ.
  13. 13. It is God’s will that we commit to an imperfect church. </li></ul>Principles<br />
  14. 14. <ul><li>With much love
  15. 15. With much truth </li></ul>A fractured church<br />
  16. 16. In the Gospel justice has never been so visibly upheld and love has never been so radically demonstrated.<br />Truth and Love<br />
  17. 17. Very cold = big on truth, small on love<br />Very sentimental = big on love, small on truth <br />Two extremes<br />
  18. 18. <ul><li>With much love
  19. 19. With much truth
  20. 20. With a heart for walking in the Gospel</li></ul>A fractured church<br />
  21. 21. “But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel…”<br />Galatians 2:14<br />Walking in the Gospel<br />
  22. 22. <ul><li>Encourages other believers</li></ul>Walking in the Gospel<br />
  23. 23. “Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too! I thought I was the only one.’”<br />C.S. Lewis<br />Walking in the Gospel<br />
  24. 24. <ul><li>Encourages other believers
  25. 25. Evidenced by obedience to His Word</li></ul>Walking in the Gospel<br />
  26. 26. A New Beginning<br />

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