The researcher…George Barna was recently asked what trends did he see in the religious world. He gave these observations from his research. Please remember that Mr. Barna concentrates on the denominational world for his information; but we in the Lord’s church can learn from him to a degree.
Teens are falling away from the “main line churches” and seeking spiritual fulfillment in other areas.
More and more who call themselves “Christians” have less and less to do with the Scriptures and doctrine.
More and more who do attend church are making much more money; but giving less and less to the church.
More and more in the future will have up to four or five church homes and not just one.
Just a thought or two for you to consider: As the pressures of these things continue in our society the Lord’s church must continually teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. We must press with all the love and care that we have for souls the subjects that many need to hear in order to save their soul. We must press: Christ the captain of our salvation (Heb. 2:10); the uniqueness of the one body (Eph. 4:4; 1:22-23); baptism for remission of sins (Acts 2:38); God approved worship (John 4:24; Heb. 10:25). The list could go on; but my point is, we need to thoroughly ground each generation. Let us do that together.