How Do You Heal a Hurting Church?

How Do You Heal a Hurting Church?

1. Be aware of Satan’s schemes.

Warren Wiersbe at a Moody Bible’s Pastors Conference on Psalm 78 shared three things about sheep:

Sheep stink.
Sheep need to be led, not driven.
The sheep are not the enemy (Ephesians 6:10-12“We wrestle not against flesh and blood but against powers in the demonic  hierarchy...”).

Paul wrote that the Corinthians were not “unaware of Satan’s devices.” Unfortunately, in my experience, many Christians are quite unaware of Satan’s devices. Fortunately, Paul lists them for us.

He delights in causing division and dissension in the church family.
He encourages tolerating sin.
He delights in harsh discipline which drives people away.
He promotes an unforgiving spirit which leads to bitterness and resentment.

As believers, we must be aware of Satan's schemes. 

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