The Church on Offense

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Notes from Chuck Bonadies' message "The Church on Offense" preached on February 27, 2011.

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The Church on Offense

  1. 1.
  2. 2. The Church on Offense<br />Jude 17-23<br />
  3. 3. <ul><li>Remember the Predictions</li></ul>Church on offense<br />
  4. 4. Liberalism…<br /> - Is there more than one gospel? <br /> - Is the NT inspired?<br /> - Was the NT written in the second or third century?<br />Remember<br />
  5. 5. Take comfort! As surely as the Apostles told us that there would be difficult days, remember that they also predicted God would get us through it. <br />Remember<br />
  6. 6. <ul><li>Remember the Predictions
  7. 7. Re-Center on the Gospel</li></ul>Church on offense<br />
  8. 8. “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, Keepyourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.”<br /> Jude 1:20-21<br />Re-Center on the Gospel<br />
  9. 9. <ul><li>Remember the Predictions
  10. 10. Re-Center on the Gospel
  11. 11. Reach out to the Fringes</li></ul>Church on offense<br />
  12. 12. <ul><li>Doubters (v. 22)</li></ul>Reaching the fringes<br />
  13. 13. <ul><li>Doubters (v. 22)
  14. 14. Degraders (v. 23)</li></ul>Reaching the fringes<br />
  15. 15. “And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.”<br /> Jude 1:23<br />Reaching the fringes<br />
  16. 16. Reach far enough into the fire to make a difference, but not so far that you get burned. <br />Reaching the fringes<br />
  17. 17. Two extremes…<br /><ul><li>Those who are so afraid of falling that they keep way to much distance.
  18. 18. Those who compromise socially to reach the wanderer.</li></ul>Reaching the fringes<br />
  19. 19. How do we strike the balance?<br />Reaching the fringes<br />
  20. 20. A New Beginning<br />

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