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NT Churches: Problems & Potentials

The church at Corinth was confronted about:

1. carnality - >favorite preachers= (1:11-13; 3:1-9);

2. conceit (4:18);

3. toleration of fornication (5:1-13);

4. lawsuits (6:1-10);

5. toleration of idols and idolatry (8-10);

6. divisions over gender (11:1-19) and the Lord=s Supper (11:20-34);

7. ignorance about spiritual gifts (12-14);

8. misunderstanding about Christ=s resurrection (15);

9. abuses of stewardship (16);

10. susceptibility to false teachers (2 Cor. 11:3-15)

The churches of Galatia were confronted about their misunderstanding concerning law and grace

(1:6-10; 2:1-21; 3:1-4:31)

The church at Ephesus was confronted about falling away from love (Rev. 2:1-7)

The church at Smyrna was confronted about being the synagogue of Satan (Rev. 2:8-11)

The churches at Pergamos and Thyatira were confronted about the toleration of false teachings, idolatry, and fornication (Rev. 2:12-23)

The church at Sardis had a false reputation [Aalive@ but actually Adead@] (Rev. 3:1-6)

The church at Laodicea was spiritually complacent, worldly, full of selfishness and blind to the things that are important to God (Ref. 3:14-22)

Churches today are just like churches in the past - all have problems and potentials.

Dr. Morris Murray, Jr.



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