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Biggest Challenge For Church

What is the biggest or hardest challenge for the Church today?

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 ---Cynthia on 9/19/07
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PH2-IF therefore ANY consolation in Christ,any confort of love,FELLOWSHIP of the Spirit,any bowels & mercies,Fulfil ye my joy,that ye be lIKE MINDED,having the SAME LOVE,BEING of ONE ACCORD,of ONE MIND.NOTHING be done through stife or Vainglory,but in lowliness of mind let each ESTEEM other Better than themselves.Look not every man on his own things, but everyman also on the things of others.Let this MIND be IN you,which was also IN Christ Jesus...
---Char on 6/2/08

The greatest challenge of the church is walking in victory over:

imaginations (over darkness by renewed mind)
condemnation (over doubt by relationship)
denomination (over division by reconciliation)
abomination (over disobedience by restoration)
damnation (over destruction by redemption)
divination (over deception by revelation)
stagnation (over dryness by revival).
---Linda on 6/2/08

We have been brought into the land but we must possess it by faith in the person and work of Christ. Those seven "nations" (Deut.7:1,2) must be utterly destroyed in our minds (where the fight of faith takes place) until our experience by faith is the five "no's" of Romans 8 (eight is the number of the new creation):

No Condemnation (v.1)
No fear (v.15)
No comparison (v.18)
No Defeat (v.31)
No Separation (v.35-39)
---Linda on 6/2/08

While this is the greatest challenge, the greatest threat to the church right now is distraction. If anything but Christ ever gets our focus, the enemy has an inroad.
---Linda on 6/2/08

Lesson of the fig tree Matt24,35 "Heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away" To differ with the lord is detrimental. Matt16:16-19
---Emcee on 6/2/08

The first challenge is teaching the true gospel which is the Kingdom of God.

The second challenge is teaching of sin.

The third challenge is getting today's preachers to stop taking about earthly things and start talking about the Kingdom of God and how to get there.

The fourth challenge is the lack of faith to perform greater miracles than Jesus.
---Steveng on 6/1/08

The biggest challenge for the true church (BODY OF CHRIST,...all true believers) today is learning to have a passion for OBJECTIVE TRUTH ("...AND SO BE SAVED", 2 Thessalonians 2:10) in order to overcome the "STRONG delusion" that has been around all throughout history so we can "walk by THE SPIRIT", NOT FAITH (Galatians 5:16 and 25) and learn the "sword of THE SPIRIT (Ephesians 6:17) and have our conscience purified ALSO (Hebrews 9:14).
---greg on 6/1/08

In the "last days", Jesus will POUR out His SPIRIT (Acts 2:17) with "rivers of living water" (John 7:38, Rev. 7:16) and receive living 'water baptism' of His SPIRIT (the GUARANTEE, 2 Corinthians 1:22, 5:5, Ephesians 1:14).

We must "walk by the SPIRIT" (not "faith", Galatians 5:16 and 25) and learn the "sword of the SPIRIT", Ephesians 6:17) in order to have a "more excellent"devotion/relationship (1 Corinthians 12:31).
---greg on 6/1/08

Gods about to do some intervening!
---Duane_Dudley_Martin on 5/30/08

Getting past the We're the only ones who believe rightly and join together in unity to preach the Gospel. If this site is any indication, it won't happen for a long time unless God intervenes.
---betty8468 on 5/30/08

I have this vision of Christ's church one day coming out to meet Him in the air and we'll be coming out of every denomination and non-church org on earth. He who knows every hair on our heads has no trouble keeping track of His followers.

I think our doctrinal disputes are more for our own peace of mind then to glorify Him
---Andrea on 9/21/07

Whew! What ISN'T a challenge? lol. There are too many to list, and it does no good to put our focus there, for we cannot change our neighbor. We can't even change ourselves apart from God's help! When we see something going on that is wrong in the church, I would challenge us not to gripe about it, but pray about it. Prayer is our greatest tool in seeing change.
---Kady on 9/21/07

greetings.Andrea.sectarianism is based on uniformity.The brotherhood that Jesus taught is based on unity.Saving truth,the golden rule,the great commandment, is universal.Divisions are created on grounds of uniformity.Pleased to meet you Andrea.
---earl on 9/20/07

earl you have a point. Its why I like non-denominational churches. Even though there can be more abuse in them - its obvious that large churches exert more influence over a greater number of people. I've tried not attending any church for years. It better (for me) to belong to a fellowship

But I push Jesus in how ever you want him as long as its Him you want
---Andrea on 9/20/07

greetings .The grand challenge for all churches is sectarianism.
---earl on 9/19/07

salvation is not predicated on our faith in Christ it is on our willingness to believe that He is able to cleanse us from ALL unrighteousness.

It is His faith that saves it is our willingness to believe it
---Andrea on 9/19/07

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I think the hardest part is getting everyone on the same page!
We are to be of one heart and of one mind.
God is about to fix this problem...
---Duane_Martin on 9/19/07

to pray honestly, right now, and see what You want with us, and to obey, starting right now, doing only what You personally satisfy and guide us to do in companionship with You in Your peace ruling in our hearts >

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,
to which also you were called in one body,
and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)

generally > (1) to please God (2) build each other up (3) true conversions will come with this loving
---Bill_bila5659 on 9/19/07

This site is a great forum for Christians and non Christians alike. Christians: we must never lose our focus. We must constantly keep our eyes on the prize, which is Christ Jesus, Our Lord.I am going to stay focused.What about you? A lot of things are going on in the church these days but God is more than able to watch over and keep what he has started. Man can do nothing with out God. Christians should think on these things----always. Read Phillipians chap 4.
---Robyn on 9/19/07

Most difficult challenge for the Church of the Lord(people who are saved) is to recognize how apostate denominational churches have become. Will the denominational churches ever see the light NO!! Because they're not looking to fulfill the great commission rather than you're looking to become self-satisfied social clubs with a nose in the air attitude.
---Mima on 9/19/07

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