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Pastor Elio Marrocco's "The Church Of The Lord Jesus Christ" sermon at New Life Christian Church on July 7, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

Pastor Elio Marrocco's "The Church Of The Lord Jesus Christ" sermon at New Life Christian Church on July 7, 2013. You can learn more about New Life Christian Church here: http://www.newlifecc.ca

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  • 1. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Text: Matthew 16:13-19
  • 2. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Matthew 16:13-19 13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”…
  • 3. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Matthew 16:13-19 …16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven…
  • 4. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Matthew 16:13-19 …18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
  • 5. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 1.Slothful 2.Foolish 3.Unregenerate
  • 6. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Jeremiah 29:13 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
  • 7. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The true riches of God are - Intangible - Heavenly - Spiritual - Eternal
  • 8. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST MYSTERIES IN THE BIBLE
  • 9. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The Mysteries of marriage of Christ and the Church
  • 10. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 5:32 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
  • 11. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Jesus established the church as a divine institution for the proclamation and extension of the kingdom.
  • 12. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The church is not need-centered or people-centered But God- centered FIRST.
  • 13. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST ‘This is a clear picture of the incredible transformation in a believer’s life- whereas SIN leads to INDEPENDENCE and SELF- CENTREDNESS, SALVATION leads to radical INTERDEPENDENCE and CHRIST-CENTREDNESS.’ (Henry Blackaby)
  • 14. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Romans 12:5 ‘…so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.’
  • 15. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The more we grow in our relationship to the Lord, the more intimate and loving we grow in our relationships to one another.
  • 16. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Jesus is building His Church
  • 17. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Matthew 16:18 18 And I tell you that you are Peter (PETROS), and on this rock (PETRA) I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
  • 18. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST All those who work under Him in the assembly of this building will follow His plan explicitly and take their orders from Him
  • 19. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The Church will be built! No Doubts about it!
  • 20. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Meaning of the Word Church. Church in Greek EKKLESIA “That which is called out” to assemble together.
  • 21. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The word Church first used in… Matthew 16:18 18 And I tell you that you are Peter (PETROS), and on this rock(PETRA) I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
  • 22. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The word Church first used in… Matthew 18:15-17 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over. 16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or
  • 23. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The word Church first used in… Matthew 18:15-17 … 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector.
  • 24. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 1. Matthew 16:18 (UNIVERSAL CHURCH) 18 And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.
  • 25. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Hebrews 12:23 23 … to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect…
  • 26. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 1:22-23 22 And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, 23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.
  • 27. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 3:10 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms…
  • 28. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 5:23-25, 27, 32 23 … Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 …the church submits to Christ, …in everything. 25 …Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…
  • 29. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Ephesians 5:23-25, 27, 32 27 and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless… 32 This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the church.
  • 30. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 1. Matthew 16:18 (UNIVERSAL CHURCH) 2. Matthew 18:15 (LOCAL CHURCH) 15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.
  • 31. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Local Church: “That smaller company of people who in any given community are gathered in Christ, for Christ, under Christ.”
  • 32. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Acts 14:23 23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.
  • 33. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Romans 16:5 5 Greet also the church that meets at their house. Greet my dear friend Epenetus, who was the first convert to Christ in the province of Asia.
  • 34. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 1 Corinthians 1:2 2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours…
  • 35. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 1 Corinthians 4:17 17 For this reason I have sent to you Timothy, my son whom I love, who is faithful in the Lord. He will remind you of my way of life in Christ Jesus, which agrees with what I teach everywhere in every church.
  • 36. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 1 Thessalonians 2:14 14 For you, brothers and sisters, became imitators of God’s churches in Judea, which are in Christ Jesus: You suffered from your own people the same things those churches suffered from the Jews…
  • 37. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The Church is the called out
  • 38. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Romans 8:28, 30 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
  • 39. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Romans 1:6 6 And you also are among those Gentiles who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.
  • 40. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Jude 1 1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ…
  • 41. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 1.The call is to Christ Matthew 4:18-20 18 As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. 19 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” 20 At once they left their nets and followed him….
  • 42. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 1.The call is to Christ John 10:3 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
  • 43. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 2. The call is to repentance and fullness of spiritual life. Matthew 9:13 13 But go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice.’ For I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
  • 44. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 2. The call is to repentance and fullness of spiritual life. Acts 2:38-39 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
  • 45. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 3. The call is to fellowship 1 Corinthians 1:9 9 God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord
  • 46. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 4. The call is power and wisdom 1 Corinthians 1:24 (AMP) 24 But to those who are called, whether Jew or Greek (Gentile), Christ [is] the Power of God and the Wisdom of God.
  • 47. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 5. The call is to humility 1 Corinthians 1:26 (AMP) 26 For [simply] consider your own call, brethren; not many [of you were considered to be] wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth.
  • 48. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 6. The call is to the Grace of God Galatians 1:6 6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—
  • 49. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 7. The call is to liberty Galatians 5:13 13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
  • 50. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 8. The call is to hope Ephesians 1:18 18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people…
  • 51. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 8. The call is to hope Ephesians 4:4 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called…
  • 52. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 9. The call is to peace Colossians 3:15 15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful
  • 53. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 10. The call is to kingdom and glory 1 Thessalonians 2:12 12 encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
  • 54. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 10. The call is to kingdom and glory 2 Thessalonians 2:14 14 He called you to this through our gospel, that you might share in the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 55. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 10. The call is to kingdom and glory 1 Peter 5:10 10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
  • 56. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 11. The call is to holiness 1 Thessalonians 4:7 7 For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a holy life.
  • 57. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 11. The call is to holiness 2 Timothy 1:9 9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time…
  • 58. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 11. The call is to holiness 1 Peter 1:15 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do…
  • 59. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 12. The call is to preservation 1 Thessalonians 5:24 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it.
  • 60. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 13. The call is to Eternal life 1 Timothy 6:12 12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
  • 61. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 14. The call is to light 1 Peter 2:9 9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
  • 62. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 15. The call is to suffering 1 Peter 2:21 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.
  • 63. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 16. The call is to goodness/blessing 1 Peter 3:9 9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.
  • 64. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST 17. The call is to the marriage supper of the Lamb. Revelation 19:9 9 Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
  • 65. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST PICTURES OF THE CHURCH IN THE N.T.  The Church is a family and the goal is maturity.  The Church is a field and the goal is quantity.  The Church is a temple and the goal is quality.
  • 66. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST PICTURES OF THE CHURCH IN THE N.T.  The Church is a body and the goal is health.  The Church is an army and the goal is order, unity in battle.
  • 67. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST Jesus said his church would be: • The salt of the earth. • The light of the world. • Greater in works.
  • 68. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST • To worship God as a way of life. • To evangelize the world. • To disciple people. • To fellowship as a body of believers. • To minister to one another as gifted.
  • 69. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LEADERSHIP Acts 20:28 “Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.”
  • 70. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LEADERSHIP Colossians 1:28-29 (NLT) 28 So we tell others about Christ, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all the wisdom God has given us. We want to present them to God, perfect in their relationship to Christ…
  • 71. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LEADERSHIP Colossians 1:28-29 (NLT) 29 … That’s why I work and struggle so hard, depending on Christ’s mighty power that works within me.
  • 72. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST RESPONSIBILITY OF THE LEADERSHIP Hebrews 13:17 17 Obey your spiritual leaders, and do what they say. Their work is to watch over your souls, and they are accountable to God. Give them reason to do this with joy and not with sorrow. That would certainly not be for your benefit.’
  • 73. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST WE ARE TO LOVE HIS HOUSE Psalm 84:1-2 “How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”
  • 74. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST WE ARE TO LOVE HIS HOUSE Psalm 26:8 “I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells.”
  • 75. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST WE ARE TO LOVE HIS HOUSE Psalm 27:4 “One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.”
  • 76. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HOW DO WE LOVE GOD’S HOUSE? 1.By being planted and rooted in the house. Psalm 92:12 “The righteous will flourish like a palm tree, they will grow like a cedar of Lebanon.”
  • 77. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HOW DO WE LOVE GOD’S HOUSE? 1.By being planted and rooted in the house. Ephesians 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
  • 78. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HOW DO WE LOVE GOD’S HOUSE? 2.By faithfully going to God’s house. Psalm 122:1 ‘I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD."’
  • 79. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HOW DO WE LOVE GOD’S HOUSE? 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.”
  • 80. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HOW DO WE LOVE GOD’S HOUSE? Psalm 66:13-14 “I will come to your temple with burnt offerings and fulfill my vows to you vows my lips promised and my mouth spoke when I was in trouble.”
  • 81. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HOW DO WE LOVE GOD’S HOUSE? Psalm 42:4 “These things I remember I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng.”
  • 82. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST HOW DO WE LOVE GOD’S HOUSE? 3.By our conversations, our words, and our attitudes. Psalm 69:9 “…for zeal for your house consumes me, and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.”
  • 83. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST WHAT ABOUT WHEN PEOPLE SPEAK AGAINST THIS HOUSE?
  • 84. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST WHAT ABOUT WHEN PEOPLE SPEAK AGAINST THIS HOUSE? 4.By our behavior in the house 1 Timothy 3:15-16 ”… if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth…
  • 85. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST WHAT ABOUT WHEN PEOPLE SPEAK AGAINST THIS HOUSE? 4.By our behavior in the house 1 Timothy 3:15-16 …16 Beyond all question, the mystery of godliness is great: He appeared in a body, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.”
  • 86. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST What speaks of RESPECT FOR GOD AND HIS HOUSE? 5.By serving in the house. 6.By prayer, worship and receiving of the Word. 7.By the giving of our tithes and offerings
  • 87. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST GOD LOVES HIS HOUSE, DO YOU?
  • 88. THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST The Church will be built! No Doubts about it!