Inflated, Hated & Dividing

In response to demographic changes and cultural challenges, the Scriptures call the American evangelical church to love, do good and practice biblical unity. In part 9 of Biblical Discipleship, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Matthew 5:43-48, 1 Peter 2:11-25, and John 17:20-23.

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Study Notes

What does “evangelical” mean?

The Great Recession

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

Trend 1: Inflated

Solution 1: Re-Valuing

Trend 2: Hated

Solution 2: Good


Trend 3: Dividing

Solution 3: Uniting

Dividing: UNITING

Applying the Text

  • Are you committed to God’s unchanging truth… no matter what?
  • Are you committed to love people and do good… even if they hate you?
  • Are you committed to biblical unity with other believers?