The Number One Struggle
Theme of the week: The Truth About the Good News
Sunday, September 23, 2012
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Who Said It … Daniel Meyer
Daniel Meyer has served since 1997 as senior pastor of Christ Church of Oak Brook in Chicago's western suburbs and is a member of the Board of Trustees of Fuller Theological Seminary. His weekly messages are broadcast on television, radio, and the Internet, and are frequently featured on PreachingToday.com. Additionally, Dan serves as on-air host and chairman of Life Focus, a multiple Emmy Award-winning television newsmagazine aired on PBS and other stations nationwide. He is the author of Witness Essentials.
What he Said … The Number One Struggle
Some years ago, Christian leadership consultant Kent Hunter shared the results of a survey in which churchgoers were asked, "With which areas of the Christian life do you struggle most?" Here are the seven most frequently voiced answers:
7. Resisting temptation to immorality
6. Praying daily
5. Being a good family member
4. Loving everyone in a Christlike manner
3. Reading the Bible daily (or having a strong devotional life)
2. Seeking God's kingdom first, not worldly ways
1. Being a witness for Christ
In other words, there are many dimensions of discipleship with which average Christians have difficulty. Those surveyed, however, said that their number one area of confusion or challenge is how to be a more effective or faithful witness to Jesus Christ.
Key Study Passage: Romans 1:16-21
Adapted from Witness Essentials (IVP, 2012) by permission. All rights reserved by the copyright holder and/or the publisher. May not be reproduced.
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Prayer for the Week
Lord, help me to see the truth as you see it, so that I can have courage to share my faith.
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