A Root Problem is the neglect of some basic truth or principle in the Bible. These cause of the Surface Problems.
1. Lack of faith.
2. Lacking a prayer life.
3. Lack of love.
4. Not hospitable.
5. Doesn’t know God’s priorities.
6. Not familiar with Biblical concept of the Body of Christ and Spiritual Gifts.
7. A form of Godliness, but denying the power thereof.
8. Not hungering and thirsting after righteousness.
9. Not acknowledging Him in all of their ways.
10. Not seeking to be salt.
11. Not loving their neighbor as themselves.
12. Not realizing that the “greatest” is servant of all.
13. Lack of vision.
14. Lack of Bible knowledge.
15. No assurance of salvation.
16. Poor stewardship.
17. Not evangelistic.
18. Lack of praise and glorification of God.
19. Doesn’t understand the purpose of the church.
20. Not seeking first the Kingdom.
21. Not putting on the armor of God.
22. Not seeking to be light.
23. Not taking up cross daily.
24. Not loving Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.
This list is not intended to be all inclusive. However I believe it does cover the majority of “Root Problems.”