No Apathy

Intro: What is the most boring thing that you were ever forced to do?


  1. Heb 6:12, 1 Pet 5:8 The devil wants nothing more than to stop Christians from being on fire for God, winning souls to Christ, and being passionate about ministry.
    1. Mt 25:26-30 If the devil can’t get you to fall back into sin and temptation, he will try to get you to become apathetic, uncommitted, and lazy in your Christian walk.
      1. Luke 7:37-39 Many people, when they first get saved, are exited about Christ passionate about evangelism, and serve in the ministry any way they can.
      2. Luke 22:39-46 As time goes on, many people loose their passion, the fire of God fades, apathy sets in, and they just don’t care that much any more.
    2. Heb 10:35-36 It is much easier to be apathetic, and lazy about the things of God then to be passionate, and on fire, because remaining on fire for God takes work.
  2. 1 Tim 4:12-14, Eph 6:12 God wants to use our generation to change the world, but we must learn how to fight against apathy.
    1. 1 Thess 5:17, Jude 1:20-23 We have victory over apathy when we pray, fast, read the bible, and worship, fighting through our fears and winning people to Christ.
      1. 1 Pet 4:19 We fight apathy by remaining committed, and Faithful in the ministry, even when our flesh tries to tell us to be lazy.
      2. 2 Cor 6:4-7 Many people in the church today grow discouraged or apathetic when they face difficulties, struggles, or persecution.
    2. Lev 6:12-13, Mt 16:24-26 In order to “Keep the fire burning” we must fight against apathy, laziness, compromise, and lack of commitment.


  1. What are some of the reasons why Christians become apathetic, and lose their passion and fire for the things of God?
  2. What are some of the classic signs of someone who has lost the fire of God, and has become apathetic?
  3. What are some things that we should all do in our Christian walk that will keep us from becoming apathetic? How can we fight against apathy?
  4. Have you ever personally struggled with being apathetic? Is anyone here tonight currently dealing with apathy in your life, and in what ways?

End: Pray for any who have been struggling with being apathetic, pray for requests, then invite any new young people to come to church with you this sunday.