The Marks Of A Defeated Church by Ronnie Floyd

"THE MARKS OF A DEFEATED CHURCH"
James 4:1-3

Introduction: There are characteristics of a winning team
and characteristics of a losing team.
Ill: Radio talked about winners always know how to win!
What are the marks of a defeated Christian or a defeated
church? These three verses discuss this situation!
1. THE DEFEATED CHURCH IS A CHURCH THAT IS POSSESSION-
LESS.(4:2)
Exp: A victorious church should have fellowship, joy,
peace, harmony, one mind, one purpose. (Over-
comers and conquerors)
*This church lusted for all, but did not have
anything spiritual, so the result was that they
fought with each other.
Ill: The church at Philippi had everything-Phil. 4:19
(they shared with everyone)
The church at Corinth had nothing(2 Cor. 9:8)
App: A church that lives in victory is a church that
experie-ni-es the blessings of God: What are the
blessings of God on a church? Pure fellowship,
people being won to Christ continually, people
who genuinely love and accept people, friendly
people, harmonious fellowship, and above all
else a commitment to the Scripture and a desire
to please God.
2. THE DEFEATED CHURCH IS A CHURCH THAT IS PRAYERLESS.
(4:2)
Exp: A defeating attitude and a defeated church is
a result of a prayerless church.
Battles are won in prayer--No prayer and no
success!
Ill: New testament church was shaken when the peopl ...


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