Bankrupt, Bleeding & Sputtering

In response to demographic changes and cultural challenges, the Scriptures call the American evangelical church to solvency, healing and a renewed passion to make disciples. In part 10 of Biblical Discipleship, Pastor Dan Cox reads from 2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Matthew 9:35-38, and Mark 2:1-17.

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Study Notes

Six Trends of Decline

  1. Inflated
  2. Hated
  3. Dividing
  4. Bankrupt
  5. Bleeding
  6. Sputtering

Six Solutions for Recovery

  1. Re-Valuing
  2. Good
  3. Uniting
  4. Solvent
  5. Healing
  6. Re-Igniting

Inflated: RE-VALUING

Hated: GOOD

Dividing: UNITING

Trend 4: Bankrupt

Bankrupt: SOLVENT

Trend 5: Bleeding

Bleeding: HEALING

Trend 6: Sputtering

Sputtering: RE-IGNITING

Applying the Text

  • Is money your master or your servant?
  • Do you have active compassion for the wandering and the lost?