Why has the Culture turned against the Church?

Why has the Culture turned against the Church?

We live in a rapidly changing world, and the church seems to be losing influence and respect. Culture is ‌discussing many hot topics, and the church should not be afraid to enter the conversation. The Bible is not silent on the problems we are facing, so let’s humbly talk about the topics that are important in our world today.

This morning, we lay out the framework for this series; we look at why the culture is turning against the church; and discuss how we should respond.

Sermon Notes

Christianity doesn’t hold the position of prominence in our culture like it once did

  • Romans 8:35–37 (NLT)
  • Jeremiah 29:4–7 (NLT)

The change in culture has led to people turning away from the church

  • Jude 22–24 (NLT)

There are five big reasons behind the current church exodus

  1. Indifference
  2. Disagreement
  3. Hurt
  4. Burn out
  5. Loss of trust

If we want to change wrong perceptions, we must truly love the people we are trying to reach, and we must regain our passion for the mission of God

  • Matthew 5:43–48 (NLT)
  • Ephesians 4:11–16 (NLT)

So how do we respond?

  1. Seek Humility
    • Colossians 3:12 (NLT)
    • Luke 18:9–14 (NLT)
    • Matthew 23:1–7 (NLT)
  2. Embrace Scripture
    • 2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT)
  3. Respect Differences
    • Colossians 3:10 (NLT)
  4. Build Relationships
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17–21 (NLT)
  5. Share Jesus
    • 1 Corinthians 15:3 (NLT)