Changes Congregations Experience Along the Drift to Unfaithfulness

Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. (Heb 2:1)

Scripture plainly indicates the possibility of churches conducting themselves in such a way that the Lord disowns them (Rev 2:4-5). This sermon considers five distinct changes congregations experience along the drift to unfaithfulness.

  1. A change in attitude toward divine authority.
  2. A change in motivation.
  3. A change in mission.
  4. A change in practice.
  5. A change in self-perception.

Wise servants of Christ take the command of 2 Corinthians 13:5 seriously and personally.

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!

This sermon was delivered on February 26, 2012.

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