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Be Alone Be Destroyed

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Isolated Christians are easy prey for then enemy of their soul. This slideshare looks at why we are to be in a fellowship.

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Be Alone Be Destroyed

  1. 1. http://AandBCounseling.com Be Alone, Be Destroyed
  2. 2. "I can't find a church I like"
  3. 3. Modern technology lets us connect with people from home
  4. 4. Churches and ministries live stream their services and teachings
  5. 5. Church consumers have an online buffet to choose from
  6. 6. What is the problem?
  7. 7. Spiritual isolation leads to sickness and eventually to death
  8. 8. Clients seek help from counselors but are isolated from the Body of Christ
  9. 9. The Bible is clear: God commands His children to be in fellowship with one another
  10. 10. It was not good for Adam to be alone and it is not good for us
  11. 11. Proverbs 18:1 - Isolated people seek their own desires
  12. 12. Hebrews 10:25 - Do not neglect meeting together
  13. 13. 1 Cor 12:14 - The body does not consist of one member but many
  14. 14. Believers are referred to as sheep
  15. 15. Sheep need a shepherd
  16. 16. Christ is the Great Shepherd but pastors also function in that role
  17. 17. They provide discipleship, accountability and oversight to help people grow
  18. 18. 1 Peter 5:8 - Demons are like roaring lions that want to devour
  19. 19. Isolated animals are easy prey for lions
  20. 20. * They do not believe they need to be in church to have a relationship with God * They cannot get their spouse or family to go * They have been hurt or disappointed and do not want to go through that again * They take offense or disagree with something spoken or done in churches they have visited
  21. 21. Some people are isolated in rural areas but that is not the issue for most that we see
  22. 22. When we are alone, there is a third voice in the room: our flesh,the Holy Spirit and demon spirits.
  23. 23. The doctrine of devils (1 Tim 4:1) thrives and people are deceived and believe they are hearing from God
  24. 24. We need others on the journey to navigate the narrow road to life (Matthew 7:13-14)
  25. 25. Most "Lone Rangers" are spiritually unhealthy
  26. 26. If you are alone spiritually, make it a priority to find a good church home
  27. 27. Spirit-filled, Bible-believing, Word- preaching
  28. 28. Be diligent and persevere; blessings will overtake you.
  29. 29. Above & Beyond Christian Counseling http://AandBCounseling.com

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