5 Major Mega-Trends

1 Cor. 16:9 – “a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me.”

Romans 8:14 – “those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.”

1. POST-MODERNISM

– LBC Review – Rave New World

– 3 Jews – Marx – Materialism
– Freud – Determinism
– Einstein – Existentialism

+ 1 (Jesus) – contemporary revolt against this

2. SUPERNATURALISM

– Miracles Magazine

– ‘S’ words quote

– universalism (Shirley McLaine)

3. SUBJECTIVISM (Disintegration of distinctive faith)

– Betty Palko

– Religious Experience

– Pick and mix spirituality

– “devil next door”

– Proclaimers Journal
– Meaning

– Relationship

– Assurance

– Motivation

– Longing

4. TRADITIONALISM (Reaction of)

– D Jackman / book review

– Formalism

– Conservativism

– Evangelical / Charismatic rapport

5. PROFESSIONALISM (Effect of Technology)

– BMW / Tom Peters

– Culture

– Quality

– Expectations

– Leisure

– Buzz-words
– pyramid
– carnival

6. not an “ism” / SPIRITUALITY

– David Obbold

– Rom. 8:14

– Water

– Power / Experience
(hallmark of Pentecost)

– Revelation / Truth/ Reality
(set you free / 1 Cor. 1:12)

– Insight / Discernment
Heb. 5:14

– Character / Holiness
2 Cor. 3:18

WHAT IS GOD DOING?

Meeting Deep Needs

Lifting Heavy Burdens

Establishing our Souls

Renewing Sense of Presence

Preparing For What Is Ahead