November 17, 2019
Sermon Title: Committed Community:
The Importance of The Church--(Part 3)
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Isaiah 40:8; 1 John 3:16; Matthew 16:18
Scripture Text: Ephesians 5:25
"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
God's Committed Community: The Importance of The Church--(Part 3)
Two weeks ago we looked at the Nature of The Church and we found that the Bible calls The Church:
1. A FELLOWSHIP.
2. A FAMILY.
3. A BODY.
4. A FLOCK.
Last week we used the word SHINE as an acrostic and found the five purposes of The Church.
S - SEEK and to SHARE.
H - HELP.
I - INCLUDE.
N - NURTURE.
E - EXALT.
Decisions are basically made on four motivations:
1. Circumstances - What is happening around me. That means that sometimes we make decisions on the bases of the situation we find ourselves in.
2. Convenience - What is easy? Sometimes we make a decision because what we choose to do is simpler. A statement that goes along with this type of thinking is - "work smarter not harder."
3. Critics - What do other people think. We are often influenced by others opinions and so we make decisions based on that.
4. Convictions - A deeply held belief.
Three convictions about The Church:
Conviction 1: JESUS LOVES HIS CHURCH
I am absolutely convinced - without a shadow of doubt - that Christ loves The Church. In fact that is what The Bible says.
Conviction 2: JESUS WANTS UNITY IN HIS CHURCH
No family is perfect - most every family is dysfunctional - some are more dysfunctional then others - but you need to stick up for your family. Love is more important then politics - love is more important than little differences.
Conviction 3: THE CHURCH WILL LAST FOREVER
Governments will not last forever; nations will not last forever, businesses will not last forever - the Roman Empire is gone - the Berlin wall is fallen down - the Soviet Union is gone
I'll GIVE God my BEST and let Him do the REST.
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