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In An Article entitled “ 10 Reasons why Churches are Not Reaching Millennials

1) There is a strong resistance to change.
2) A compelling vision is lacking or nonexistent.
2) A compelling vision is lacking or nonexistent.
3) Mediocrity is the expectation.
4) There is a paternalistic approach to leading Millennials.
4) There is a paterntal approach to leading Millennials.
5) There is a pervasive insider-focused mentality.
5) There is a pervasive insider-focused mentality.
6) Transparency and authenticity are not high values.
6) Transparency and authenticity are not high values.
7) Mentoring is not important.
7) Mentoring is not important.
8) Culture is viewed as the enemy.
8) Culture is viewed as the enemy.
9) Community is not valued.
9) Community is not valued.
10) The church is a source of division and not unity.
10) The church is a source of division and not unity.
Lets be real people as well as Millennials in particular have been hurt by “ Church Folk “
Telling us what to do , How to Do it
Telling How I’m Going to Hell
Telling us How we wont amount to anything
And in some cases not all this has caused
This has breaded at best an Unhealthy Relationship between the Church and Millennials
Daniel 11:32 NLT
32 He will flatter and win over those who have violated the covenant. But the people who know their God will be strong and will resist him.
Dan
Know Him as Creator
Psalm 100:3 ESV
3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Psalm 139:14 ESV
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Revelation 4:11 ESV
11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
Revelation 4:10 ESV
10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
Ecclesiastes 3:8 ESV
8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.

Psalm of Praise

Towdah: an extension of the hand in adoration acceptance
Psalm 100:1 ESV
1 Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
Luke 15:12 NLT
12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons.
The Church Game is to realize I don't have time for Games
Luke 15:13 NLT
13 “A few days later this younger son packed all his belongings and moved to a distant land, and there he wasted all his money in wild living.
I should praise him vocally: God doesn’t want any secret admires
Make A Joyful Noise Slide
But Not just volume and pitch but it is a way to come before a King
Because God is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords
He was indeed deserving of no less and really of much more that would be rendered to a earthly king
All the earth: The Audience is the entire earth.
They are saying that the whole earth should join in and Praise God
The Praise of God should be set for a world agenda
The world has been invited to our Praise Party
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Worship Slide
Make A Joyful Noise: Praise Him Vocally
• People want to find their own unique path, to God and most start out that way.
•They will embrace the path of Christ, but they don’t start out there.
We have to embrace where they start but encourage them not to finish there.
Revelation 4:11 ESV
11 “Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”
Rev
Psalm 139:14 ESV
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
Make A Joyful Noise: Praise Him Vocally
Psalm 100:2 ESV
2 Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
10 Reasons why Churches are Missing Millennials
No Compelling Vision = For Why ?
•Maintenance mode.
•Protecting the familiar.
Settle for mediocrity and stop growing personally
•Become ingrown.
•More concerned about maintaining the current than possessing the future.
•People in the Church become more concerned about their jobs and positions than souls.
Feeling threatened
Community is not Valued = What are you doing with the money
•Millennials will not stay long at work or causes that have little greater meaning or purpose.
• So the mission and vision must be clear, compelling and inexhaustible?
Serve: Praise Him Practically
God wants more than fans He wants followers, we should respond with emotion but follow it with motion
Its not how high you jump but about how straight you can walk when you get down
With Gladness: Praise Him enthusiastically
Mary and Martha
Come into his presence with singing!: Singing isn’t a option,
•People aren’t waiting for someone to change the world, they’ll just do it.
•The next generation not only believes they can have a global impact, many are having it. If the church doesn’t have a burning sense of purpose and vision, it looks lame compared to the average 22 year old. How is our vision motivating people who have vision?
Psalm 100:3 ESV
3 Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Know That He is God: Praise Him Exclusively
Know Him intelligently
Love the Lord with all heart, soul, and MIND
Be transformed by the renewing of my MIND
People are destroyed for lack of knowledge
Grow in the Knowledge
Know His Lordship, Hes God and Your not,
Cant get enough of your love Babe
Know His Craftsmanship
Daniel 11:32 ESV
32 He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant, but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.
Express Gratitude
Psalm 100:4 ESV
4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name!
Thank God Consistently
Come Gratefully
Bless His Name: Thank Him personally
Bless Him : Corporately
Psalm 100:5 ESV
5 For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Trust Him
The Lord God is supremely beneficent
The Lord God is forever loyal
The Lord God is always reliable
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