A Church’s Dirty Secrets
Wait a minute, a church struggling with cliques, immorality, divorce issues, power struggles and and lawsuits among their membership?
“The more things change the more they are the same;” it is likely you have heard this saying. As we observe our world, our lives, and churches it seems things are unraveling at the seams, spinning out of control, and troubles are being served up by the dozens.
We tend to assume that we are experiencing things other Christians and generations never faced. The truth is, the year is not the same, places and faces are different, but things really are similar to what past generations have faced.
Dr. Charles Ryrie, respected Bible scholar, Seminary professor, and distinguished author teaches a five lesson series from the book of I Corinthians (Course # 30500). In this study he deals with the major topics of this N.T. book. When you hear what this church was struggling with you will realize many things are still the same. What makes our situation significant is that it involves us! This Corinthian church had gifted leaders and had grown exceptionally well but was wobbling and headed for destruction because of some of the same issues confronting our churches.
1. Schisms among church members over methods, personalities, and agendas
2. Immoral lifestyles by members
3. Divorce and remarriage
4. Legal actions against fellow church members
5. Misunderstandings concerning the use and propriety of spiritual gifts
What did Paul teach that brought them peace and help?
Is your church struggling with issues? God has answers and hope for whatever you may be struggling with in your church, your family, or your life! This course can be a great inspiration to your growth. It may also be the very encouragement your friends need. Tell them about this and the BBN Bible Institute.