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The State of the Church in America Summary: The Church in America is not well. Jim Feeney shares his observations from visiting 18 churches and noting firsthand some of the common, damaging trends that are also being documented by other church researchers.
Subscribe Since I retired from fulltime pastoring inmy wife and I have had the opportunity to visit about eighteen churches [written in ]. While worshiping with the people, we were able to make some observations on the state of the church in America.
But the discouraging patterns that I saw were consistent with what other researchers have observed on a broad scale in the U.
I genuinely love the local churches. Rather, in a spirit of sincere love and concern for the Church, I believe that the Lord wants to use these comments for the twofold purpose of warning and encouragement to the reader.
Some pastors have, sadly, gotten into the habit of diminishing the importance of sound doctrine. On two recent Sundays my wife and I attended two very large churches. The pastors spoke well, but in both cases, to the best of my recollection, they were about halfway through their messages before reading any significant amounts of Scripture to anchor and support their comments.
Read it at home.
Read it and teach it to your children. First-person singular pronouns I, me, my, mine When you come together, everyone has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. All of these must be done for the strengthening of the church.
I told him that if Pentecostal churches remove the gifts of the Holy Spirit, those churches may find themselves losing members to non-Pentecostal churches. The latter often have excellent preaching, and frequently uplifting worship.
But it is biblical preaching, godly worship, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit that comprise the pattern for church services laid down by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians It is clear here that Jesus included physical healing in the Great Commission for all believers for the entire Church Age.
In some churches, for example, prophecies must be given in advance to the pastor, and he alone will speak them to the congregation. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. That had a powerful impact upon the ensuing service.
At the conclusion, ten people came forward and received this mighty impartation of Holy Ghost power. Four people responded to the invitation and came forward to receive prayer for a replenishment of that Pentecostal power. The saints are rightfully hungering for a powerful experience of God!Why America’s ‘nones’ left religion behind.
or simply say they do not believe in God. Why America’s ‘nones’ don’t identify with a religion. America has beclowned itself this election cycle. This is what 50 years of liberal education and media get you.
Wanted: Presidential candidate who is neither batshit crazy or . Nov 17, · America, once the most powerful country in the world is beginning to see its dominance challenged.
Poverty is rampant. The number of unemployed is growing each day. Others wanted to permit the individual states to support established churches if they so chose. Both groups were reluctant to make explicit references to God in the nation's founding document.
Aug 29, · The new survey indicates that churches in the evangelical Protestant tradition – including the Southern Baptist Convention, the Assemblies of God, Churches of Christ, the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, the Presbyterian Church in America, other evangelical denominations and many nondenominational congregations – now have a total of about 62 million adult adherents.
Peter tells us that they are wrong and that we are wrong if we follow that path. Dreams, visions, revelations, feelings and messages from God are not sure.