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LUKE 5:36-39 NKJV
Then He spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new
garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the
piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no
one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst
the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But
new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved.
And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he
says, ‘The old is better.’”
• TENSION between over 40 and under 40 crowd
• TENSION between what we need to change and what people
want to stay the same
• TENSION between how we stay relative without compromising
the Word of God
Next Generation:
• anyone under 40 with a strong emphasis on anyone under 30
o approximately 200 million people of the 330 million in
America
o Of the group under 30, about 15% claim any strong
affiliation with Christ.
3 Major Changes:

  1. Access
  2. Alienation
  3. Authority
    The Big Four:
  1. Parents
  2. Professors
  3. Politicians
  4. Preachers
    Post-Christian Culture: Mosaic Culture
    • Fragmented FAMILIES
    • Fragmented CAREERS
    • Fragmented RELATIONSHIPS
    • Fragmented FAITH
    Characteristics of Next Generation Church:

  1. Culture of humility and love instead of religion and judgment
    JOHN 8:1-11 NLT
    Jesus returned to the Mount of Olives, but early the next morning he
    was back again at the Temple. A crowd soon gathered, and he sat
    down and taught them. As he was speaking, the teachers of religious
    law and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in the
    act of adultery. They put her in front of the crowd. “Teacher,” they
    said to Jesus, “this woman was caught in the act of adultery. The law
    of Moses says to stone her. What do you say?” They were trying to
    trap him into saying something they could use against him, but Jesus
    stooped down and wrote in the dust with his finger. They kept
    demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but
    let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he
    stooped down again and wrote in the dust. When the accusers heard
    this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until
    only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then
    Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your
    accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she
    said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”
    Our Position:
    • All of us are sinners in need of a Savior
    • Jesus taught us to value everyone regardless of their sins
    • Jesus taught us to have an attitude of humility and love
    • You don’t have to compromise truth to love
  2. Emphasizing a Kingdom culture over an earthly culture
    GALATIANS 3:26-29 CEV
    All of you are God’s children because of your faith in Christ Jesus.
    And when you were baptized, it was as though you had put on Christ
    in the same way you put on new clothes. Faith in Christ Jesus is what
    makes each of you equal with each other, whether you are a Jew or a
    Greek, a slave or a free person, a man or a woman. So if you belong
    to Christ, you are now part of Abraham’s family, and you will be given
    what God has promised.
  3. Culture that emphasizes mission over attendance
    4 Pillars of Victory:

  1. Building strong families
  2. Transforming communities
  3. Reconciling cultures
  4. Impacting nations
    MATTHEW 5:13-16 NLT
    “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its
    flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and
    trampled underfoot as worthless. You are the light of the world—like a
    city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then
    puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it
    gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good
    deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your
    heavenly Fathe