The Church (Part 6)

2/28/2016

The Church Pt 6
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him…

You Need The Church For Fellowship
Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 

You Need The Church For Encouragement
Hebrews 10:24 Let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

You Need The Church To Become Mature (GROW UP!)
Ephesians 4:11-15 He gave (the church) apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. that we may be no longer children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, in craftiness, after the wiles of error; but speaking truth in love, we may grow up in all things into him, who is the head, even Christ.

You Need The Church To Demonstrate Agape Love
John 13:34-35 A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another

You Need The Church For Spiritual Oversight
Hebrews 13:17 Obey those who have the rule over you, and submit to them: for they watch over your souls, & they must give account; do this so that they may do their work with joy, and not with grief: for that would be unprofitable for you. 

You Need The Church To Be Ready For Christs Coming
Hebrews 10:25 Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.  

You Need To Commit To A Local Church Body
The Church at Rome, Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, Crete, Antioch, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis Philadelphia, Laodicia, Samaria, Jerusalem, Iconium, Lystra, Derbe, Berea, Troas…

You Need To Worship With a Spiritual Family
John 4:20-24 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.”  Jesus declared, “Believe me, woman, a time is coming when you will worship the Father neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem.  You Samaritans worship what you do not know; we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews. Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” 

The Church Is Your Spiritual Family
1st Peter 2:5 …you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ…2:9…you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

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