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Lk 9 49-50_not-one-of-us

  1. 1. NOT ONE OF US? THE VERY THOUGHT! Luke 9:49-50
  2. 2. <ul><li>On the Right Side </li></ul><ul><li>9:49 John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him because he is not a disciple along with us.” 9:50 But Jesus said to him, “Do not stop him, for whoever is not against you is for you.” </li></ul>NET Bible® ©1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. www.bible.org All rights reserved. LUKE 9:49-50 (NET Bible)
  3. 3. TAKE HOME <ul><li>Putting a corral around the church may be God’s business…but it isn’t ours. </li></ul><ul><li>The genius of the Restoration Movement is inclusion rather than exclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>Although we are in a ‘group’, we can’t call our group the only group. </li></ul><ul><li>Unity goes beyond mere tolerance to love and affection. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Opening Prayer
  5. 5. Announcements
  6. 6. Worship
  7. 7. How Could This Be… Another Band Of Miracle Men, Healing In Jesus’ Name?? <ul><li>The very thought of this is astonishing. “I am the way…the truth…the life…” John 14:6 </li></ul><ul><li>Yet the story reads as if Jesus is not rattled by the news of others casting out demons in his name. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How Do I View Other Believers Who Aren’t Of My Stripe? <ul><li>I have to be careful that my pathway is not more narrow than that of Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>Coming up with a list of Heaven’s entrance requirements is risky business, indeed. </li></ul><ul><li>Culture, Nationality, Language and Geography will cause some believers to be quite unlike me from the get go. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Campbell Men Preached Unity, Restoration And Mission! What Do You Think Of That? How’s That For A Good Start? <ul><li>Our Standard (1809) Let’s go over your insert </li></ul>Alexander Campbell as a young man (1788 – 1866)
  10. 10. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust him as my Lord and Savior. Confession
  11. 11. Worship
  12. 12. Offering
  13. 13. We Walk A Wide Path. There Is Room For All Sorts Of Music Styles, Architecture, Styles Of Dress, Orders Of Worship Service, Formal And Informal. <ul><li>Unity doesn’t imply uniformity. </li></ul><ul><li>Requiring others to be just like us robs us of great joy and fellowship. </li></ul><ul><li>Using a ‘list’ from the Bible would have us requiring the Holy Kiss, Foot Washing and Women staying hush in church. Do we really want that? </li></ul>
  14. 14. God Calls Us To A Special Unity <ul><li>It springs from Jesus being our common Lord. --Ephesians 4:4 </li></ul><ul><li>It is cultivated by love, humility patience and gentleness. --Ephesians 4:2,3 </li></ul><ul><li>Bearing with one another and forgiving grievances. --Colossians 3:12-16 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Worship
  16. 16. Prayer
  17. 17. TAKE HOME <ul><li>Putting a corral around the church may be God’s business…but it isn’t ours. </li></ul><ul><li>The genius of the Restoration Movement is inclusion rather than exclusion. </li></ul><ul><li>Although we are in a ‘group’, we can’t call our group the only group. </li></ul><ul><li>Unity goes beyond mere tolerance to love and affection. </li></ul>
  18. 18. GO AND HOLD HANDS

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