Rev. 3:1, 15, 16
temperature tells a lot about a person's health. It is the first
thing they check when you visit the doctor's office.
A person who is sick is listless instead of zealous.
A healthy church is a fervent church that is zealous and lively.
The following are some external gauges of a church's spiritual temperature.
I. Enthusiastic in soul winning -- Are people excited about getting people saved?
II. Exuberance in
singing-- Is the singing
III. Earnestness in supplications -- How fervent are we praying?
IV. Enjoyment in stewardship -- Are we Cheerful givers.
V. Eagerness in study -- How eager are they to study the Word of God?
VI. Excellence in service. -- Do you do your best, or do you do just enough to get by? How long does it take to get volunteers?
VII. Exultation in
suffering-- What is
your attitude during suffering?
SERMON OUTLINE By Al Hughes
Pastor, Bible Baptist Church, Port Orchard, WA)