Part II - Turning The Tide

State of The Church, Part II - Turning The Tide
Slide 1 - State of the Church, Part II - Turning The Tide (Matthew 11:12)
Following Jesus, just as in battle, offers us shell shock, confusion, extreme fear,
numbness, tactical retreats; but for those who persevere holding ONLY onto Jesus
there is refreshment, fresh vision, a trust that stands firm in the face of fear, a
supernatural sense of understanding and seeing, and empowerment that not only
stands against all odds, but thrives and sees…touches the very Awesome, Mighty,
Majesty and Creator of All…God! David’s cry to his people when faced with their
greatest enemy was, “The Battle Belongs to The Lord!”
(Adapted from: “The Great Evangelical Recession,” by John S. Dickerson)
Time To Get REAL
Slide 2 - The Wake Up Call (Recap, “State of the Church” Part I)
Slide 3 - Question: What do we do about it?
Slide 4 - Acknowledge our weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
Slide 5 - Question: How are we the “Church” weak?
Slide 6 - God’s Plan, God’s Word
Slide 7 - Hudson Taylor, Quote: p.130
Reading: Quote, p.130
Bring “Good!”
Slide 8 - Bring Good (1 Peter 2:12, 15)
Slide 9 - Truth About Our Culture & The Church
Slide 10 - God’s Word - Our Response
Slide 11 - Question: What does doing “Good” look like?
Reading: Matthew 11:23, 24 & Ezekiel 16:49
Reading: Quote, p.148
Church Divided
Slide 12 - Church Divided
Illustration: Hope Presbyterian’s “Basement Cafe,” “Ashes To Go,” Joint “Good
Friday Service,” and Joint “Movie and Care Night’s,” and working on joining the greater
Arbutus Community and churches in putting on a “Community Clean Up Day.”
Slide 13 - Essentials & Non-Essentials
Bankrupt To Solvent
Slide 14 - Bankrupt To Solvent
Slide 15 - NT Model For Ministry
Healing The Wounded
Slide 16 - Healing The Wounded
Slide 17 - A Movement of Healing
Closing Challenge
Recognize we are All Debtors To God & Man (Debbie Gill)
• Point: Paul the Apostle put it this way, “I am a debtor both to the Greeks, and to the
barbarians, both to the wise and the unwise.” Romans 1:14
Reading - January 30th Devotional