Need to Repent? Does your church need to repent and return to its first works (love of Christ)?
Rev 2:5 Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. (kjv)
Thom Rainer states in the article “7 Deadly Sins of the Church” (link below) that there are 7 main reasons (sins) that many churches are sick and dying.
I have grouped these 7 into 3:
Doctrine – like of teaching & believing basic Biblical Doctrine ( Need to focus on Discipleship)
Loss of Evangelistic Passion – little concern for lost – inward focus of church (Need to focus on Evangelism)
Pride – inward focus on personal issues (conflict) and comfort. (Need to focus on God not self)
Result is Failure to Be Relevant, many local churches have become a negative testimony and void of the presence and power of God!