The State of the Body: Bleeding and Sputtering
This is the third and last sermon in the miniseries I have called, The State of the Body, detailing the most serious issues affecting the evangelical church from the book the Great Evangelical Recession by John Dickerson. Today I am going to focus on two things that the book talks about. The way the church is bleeding and the way the church is sputtering. This is not cheery stuff, but this is real and if we have the capacity to receive an honest assessment, then we will also have the capacity to be part of the solution. Also, the only reason I am talking about the Evangelical church in the US is because this is the church that we identify with.
First, we will address the bleeding.