– Episode 1818 –

5 Distinguishing Marks of a Fruitful Church

Ways to Help Your Local Church Bear Fruit; Transforming Lives to be More Like Christ

Segment 1 (0:00) – How can you know if your local church is growing Biblically? 3 Maybe/MaybeNots: Steady number of responses to Salvation message, large attendance, and emotional experiences; must examine closely.

Segment 2 (9:02) – 5 Distinguishing Marks of a Fruit-Bearing Church (Jared C Wilson): 1 – Growing esteem for Jesus; 2 – Discernable spirit of repentance; 3 – Dogged devotion to Scripture; 4 – Interest in theology & doctrine; 5 – Evident love for God, neighbors, and the brethren.

Segment 3 (17:53) – #3 is the key: elevated view of Scripture; reference list in Judge Not: lead a Bible Study, Begin with prayer & Scripture, include Scripture in worship service, pray the Word, encourage great Bible teachers.