Why Church Why Go

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  • 1. Why Church, Why Go? 12 October. 2008 New Life Bible Chapel
  • 2.  
  • 3. Local Church is …
    • Ecclesia : Group of people
    • 1 Cor 12:27; Eph 2:22 – Body of Christ
  • 4. Distinctiveness of a Local Church
    • Christ is the Head
    • Plurality of Leadership
    • Patterns of Practice
    • Instructions of Order
  • 5.
    • Belonging to
    • the Body of Christ ,
    • in the New Testament
    • means to belong to
    • a Body of Christ
    • - John Piper
  • 6. 1. Teaming Ground
    • Visibility
    • Fellowship
    • Belonging
    • Building Up
    • Involvement
  • 7.
    • Christ is the Centre of focus
    • Word of God is taught (1 Tim 3:15)
    2. Teaching Ground
  • 8.
    • Discipling (Mt 28: 19-20; 2 Tim 2:2)
    • Disciplining
    • Accountability
    3. Tethering Ground (Hold; Bind; Direct; Prevent)
  • 9.
    • Evangelize (1 Thess 1:8)
    • Gospelize (Luke 4:18-19)
    • Partnership
    4. Thirst-Quenching Ground
  • 10.
    • Loving the Saints (Jn 13: 35; 1 Jn 4:11)
    • Bearing and Forbearing (Gal 6:2)
    • Forgiving one another (Jn 13:14)
    5. Testing Ground
  • 11.
    • Nursery (Heb 10:24; 2 Tim 4:2; Col 2:6-7)
    • Create Opportunities
    • Share Experiences
    6. Training Ground
  • 12. Summary
    • Do we need the Church?
    • Do we need to attend Church?
    • Do we need to be active in the Church?
    • PART . PARTICIPATE. PERSIST. PRAY
    When we ‘miss’ Church, do we ‘miss ‘Church?