CHECKING THE CHURCH'S LIFE SIGNS

Rev. 3:1, 15, 16

    Body 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 half-hearted?
 
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)