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A Scandalous Charge (Dangerous Faith wk1)

May 25, 2019 Speaker: Dallas Smith Series: Dangerous Faith

Topic: Culture Scripture: Acts 21:17–21:26

DATE: May 26-27

SERIES: Dangerous Faith

ACTS 21:17-26

Title: A Scandalous Charge

Topic:  When biblical authority is really about culture.

Big Idea: Do we equate the things we love about our Churches with the authority of Scripture? You bet we do.


1Corinthians 9:19-22, “Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.”


Example: Hudson Taylor - European style churches, with European style music, and services in whatever European language they spoke. What Hudson Taylor saw was that in effect, to become a Christian, to fit into the missionaries version of Christianity, a person from China would have to reject everything Chinese and embrace everything European. i.e. relevance



A Decision to Be Relevant For Christ May Cost:

  • Relationships
  • Income
  • Security