I was desperate for the truth, so I was always asking questions like “can you show me that in the Bible.” (which apparently offended many people who couldn’t validate their statements with scripture). And once I paid attention to how others found a church, I soon learned that they too were making the same mistakes.
I know if you’re a beginner I can almost guarantee you’re already making many of these mistakes. Or if not you will be making them soon. And once you make these mistakes, you will find out that finding a church can be expensive, time-consuming, and painful.
Unless you learn how to avoid these mistakes.
Finding the church is too crucial for trial and error. You don’t have time to learn the hard way as I did via the school of hard knocks. Instead, learn from my mistakes, keep reading…
MISTAKE #1: SEEKING A CHURCH THAT IS TRYING TO GET FOLKS SAVED.
Christ commands us to preach the “Good News,” and make disciples.
MISTAKE #2: THINKING THE CHURCH IS A PLACE TO GO RATHER THAN A PLACE TO “BECOME.”
MISTAKE #3: NOT INSPECTING FRUIT
You can avoid this by taking everything you see and hear, to the Bible to see if it is true. Are disciples being made and are they being trained to do the same? Or is the entire congregation, mere spectators at someone else’s ministry?
MISTAKE #4: BEING IGNORANT OF SATAN AND HIS DEVICES.
Satan has placed his ministers in pulpits, seminaries, and TV programs throughout the world. (First Corinthians 11).
Next time give everyone in authority proper respect but inspect their fruit. Make sure their lives and their words both line up with Scripture and see if you don’t get better results.
MISTAKE #5: FALLING INTO THE WORSHIP TRAP…
The common teaching that praise and worship are synonymous can have catastrophic implications. Praise, singing, clapping can all be a part of worship, but praise is almost free.
Worship requires everything, more accurately “death.” (Romans 12:1)
There is a considerable danger in using the same terminology but altering its meaning. Worship is an integral part of the life of the church, but praise is not a substitute for Biblical worship.
However, you can avoid the worship trap by understanding the professional concerts orchestrated today, are foreign to the Bible and the 1st-century church.
Disciple making is the mission of the church. and every time believers get together it is for training to carry out the mission of the church. (Ephesians ch 4)
Give yourself a pat on the back for watching this whole video. Because now you know the top five church mistakes and how to avoid them, you’ll be miles ahead of all the other unsuspecting church seekers who do not understand what to look for.
So, take this newfound knowledge and confidence and be the change this world needs.
Until the next time fight courageously, take action, and accomplish the impossible with God.