Jan 05

Preaching: Pastor Tony Costa of Evangelical Christian Church, Fall River, MA

Sermon text: Rev. 2:1-7

Outline:Three Problems

1. Falling in step with / imitating the culture
Titus 2:11-15; John 1:14,18

"Erosion is silent, slow, but sure"

2. Losing the focus of what is the mission of the church.
1 Tim. 3:15,16

3. Ignoring the Great Commission
Matt. 28:18-20; Titus 2:3-5; 1 Tim. 5:12-16



Quote Steve Lawson:
“For a lot of them [churches] bigger is perceived as better.  Exposition of the word of God has been replaced with entertainment.  Doctrine has been replaced with drama; theology with theatrics.  And Jesus has been turned into a brand.  The Gospel has been turned into a product, and people into consumers.  That’s what you get when you read books about church growth.  And here, the flesh provides the energy, and man receives the glory… not God”


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