How Does the Church Lead In a Changing Context?

Q Talks


In this 16-minute session from the Q Talks, Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, casts a biblical vision for how the church of Jesus Christ can thrive as a prophetic minority in America as the broader culture squeezes out nominal expressions of faith.

Dr. Russell Moore is President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, which is the moral concerns and public policy entity of the nation's largest Protestant denomination. He is a frequent cultural commentator, an ethicist and theologian by background, and an ordained Southern Baptist minister. Russell is author of several books, including Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel.


Which of Russell's points did you find most impactful? Why?
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What did the Lord reveal to you through this message? Did you gain a specific insight into your life or ministry? What challenged you?
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How were you encouraged through this message? How can you use what you’ve learned to encourage someone else—in your personal life, at work, or at church—and equip them as a disciple of Christ?
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How, practically, can you implement what you heard from this message in your life and/or ministry today? What will you do differently this week because of what you’ve just heard?
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As Russell pointed out, the Christian church is not dying in America. Rather, what is dying is those nominal shades of Christianity that confuse cultural and civic ideals with the good news of Jesus Christ. The shifting attitude of our country towards the Christian faith should not be seen as a cause for panic, but as an opportunity to re-articulate the beauty of the gospel. As you consider the attitudes present in your immediate context, remember that the church of Jesus Christ is built upon His promise that "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Matt. 16:18). Preach the gospel boldly in mercy, service, and truth. 


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