The Uncool Church
4 Dangers of Success: Pride, Entitlement, Addiction, Complacency
Pride goes before destruction,and a haughty spirit before a fall.
Attractional vs Missional
Relevance vs Reverence
Faithful & Fruitful
You Centered vs Jesus (Gospel) Centered
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.
Christ’s marks of a GREAT local church
-Overflowing with people faithfully pursuing HIS definition of Greatness
-Overflowing with people faithfully pursuing HIS great commission
It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”