First Baptist Blowing Rock

"Your Place in a Healthy Faith Community" Search for Significance Series from Colossians #13

October 09, 2023 Rusty Guenther
First Baptist Blowing Rock
"Your Place in a Healthy Faith Community" Search for Significance Series from Colossians #13
Show Notes

A recent Barna survey found that 80% of the churches in North America are either plateaued or in decline and that over 1000 churches are closing their doors every month. Something is not right with the Church. As many churches face continual struggles with spiritual health and dysfunction, they strive to place blame and look for quick fixes. Maybe they need a new Pastor, or to add more flashy programs, or hire staff to attract younger people with many settling for all of the above in their desire to "fix" what is wrong. Most look to pragmatism or what might be working in other churches and strive to follow those leads by implementing change for the sake of change - change the name of the church, change the worship styles, change to ascetics of the facilities - and while all of those might offer short term solutions - they do not deal with the root cause of the problem. As long as a majority of church members or those in church leaders are not spiritually healthy in their own lives - the corporate church body will never find spiritual health. In our passage for today, the Apostle Paul not only diagnosis the root of the problem, but he also offers a prescription, and it is centered around the way church members treat one another and interact as the body.  Join this message to discover the role that each individual church member plays in the overall spiritual health of a church and why that is so important. From Colossians 3: 10-14. 

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