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THE BIBLE SPEAKS: THE ROLE OF THE CHURCH
ROMANS 15:1-13
MAY 1, 1994
SUBJECT: THE CHURCH
THEME: THE BIBLE SPEAKS

I. Introduction
A. There are more than 150 Protestant
denominations. and some 325,000
local congregations in America.
There are an additional 23,000 Ro-
man Catholic churches. We have one
Protestant church for every 550
adults in America - a better ratio
of adults than McDonalds, Sears,
Dominoes Pizza or even the US Post
Office. There is definitely not a
shortage of churches.
B. Researchers tell us that despite the
quantity of churches in our midst,
they go largely unnoticed by most
people.
1. Fewer than one out of every
five people on the average are
aware of the existence of the
typical church located within
there community.
2. Between 1980-1990 seven of
the nations nine largest
denominations experienced
membership declines. The only
two that grew the Southern
Baptist Convention and Assem-
blies of God - were no match
for the percentage growth ex-
perienced by the fastest gro-
wing religious bodies in Am-
erica: The Mormon Church, the
Roman Catholic Church; Bud-
hism, Islam, and various New
Age Churches.
C. With that in mind let me make three
statements.
1. The church was established by
Jesus Christ and it will last.
It will experience dif-
ficulties, fare opposition, be
ignored, but it will come
through victoriously.
2. The church must clarify its
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