Some Things That Hinder
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
January 7, 2018
Central Passage
Galatians 5:1-9
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

 

INTRODUCTION:


            A.        The work of the church is often hindered; I Corinthians 9:12; I Thessalonians 2:18
            B.        Both external and internal forces may hinder
            C.        A look at “Things That Hinder” both individuals and the church

 

  I.        THINGS OUTSIDE THE CHURCH MAY HINDER THE CHRISTIAN:

            A.        Infidelity; atheism; evolution; modernism; Galatians 5:19-21

            B.        Denominationalism; I Corinthians 1:10; John 17:20-21

 

 II.       FORCES FROM WITHIN OFTEN HINDER THE CHURCH:

            A.        Inefficient or weak leadership; Acts 20:28

                        1.         Peter wrote; I Peter 5:1-3

                        2.         The Hebrew writer stated; Hebrews 13:7-9

                        3.         A congregation that will not be directed by leaders; Titus 1:5;  Hebrews 13:7

            B.        A Preacher who fails in his duty:

                        1.         A preacher is not “the overseer”; I Peter 5:1-2

                        2.         His duty is to preach the truth; Romans 10:15; I Corinthians 9:16;

                                    II Timothy 4:2

                        3.         Members who will not listen to truth hinder; II Timothy 4:3

            C.        An untrained membership is a hindrance:

                        1.         We see the necessity of secular training:  dentist, doctor, lawyer, etc.

                         2.         Christians have a special work that requires training and practice; Matthew 28:19-20; James 1:27;               Matthew 25:22-23

            D.        Indifference to one’s responsibilities is a hindrance; Ephesians 5:21-25

 

CONCLUSION:

A.        The work of the church may be hindered by forces from within or without; II Corinthians 11:28

B.        Has something hindered you in your service to God?  James 1:22

C.        Will you give your all to Jesus and make heaven your home? Matthew 6:33; Romans 12:2

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