BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>Ezra 3:11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Getting back to basics requires not only knowing God's will  (wha...
BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>Ezra 3:11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>The church today has fallen short of seeking God's biblical plan ...
BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>Ezra 3:11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>What the church needs today is a.... </li></ul><ul><li>RESTORATIO...
BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>“ From Him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and buil...
BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>That verse describes the church as an  “ORGANISM”  rather than an  “ORGANIZATION” </li></ul>
BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>THREE EMPHASIS IN DEVELOPING A RELATIONAL CHURCH </li></ul><ul><li>1) MINISTRY </li></ul><ul><li...
BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>1) MINISTRY </li></ul><ul><li>ALL ARE MINISTERS </li></ul><ul><li>2) LEADERSHIP </li></ul><ul><l...
CONTRASTS <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH  </li></ul><ul><li>OF </li></ul><ul><li>TODAY </li></ul>
SIZE OF GROUPS/ACTIVITIES/ RELATIONSHIPS <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH TODAY </li></ul>DAILY WEEKLY FELLO...
DISCIPLING/PRIMARY TASK OF LEADERS/PRAYER LIFE <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH TODAY </li></ul>MODELING  LI...
EXPECTATIONS OF MEMBERS/KEY WORDS/TEACHINGS <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH TODAY </li></ul>MINISTERING  AT...
SPIRITUAL GIFTS/COMMITMENT/ EVALUATION TEST <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT   </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH TODAY </li></ul>REGULARLY  EI...
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CAT Sermon: October 15, 2006

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Follow up to Peter Lord's sermon on the basics of Christianity.

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CAT Sermon: October 15, 2006

  1. 1. BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>Ezra 3:11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Getting back to basics requires not only knowing God's will (what to live) but also God's plan (how to live it) </li></ul>
  2. 2. BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>Ezra 3:11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>The church today has fallen short of seeking God's biblical plan of how we the church is to live corporately. </li></ul>
  3. 3. BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>Ezra 3:11-12 </li></ul><ul><li>What the church needs today is a.... </li></ul><ul><li>RESTORATION OF PRACTICAL FUNCTIONING </li></ul>
  4. 4. BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>“ 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.” Ephesians 4:16 </li></ul>
  5. 5. BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>That verse describes the church as an “ORGANISM” rather than an “ORGANIZATION” </li></ul>
  6. 6. BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>THREE EMPHASIS IN DEVELOPING A RELATIONAL CHURCH </li></ul><ul><li>1) MINISTRY </li></ul><ul><li>2) LEADERSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>3) GLORY REVEALED </li></ul>
  7. 7. BACK TO BASICS II <ul><li>1) MINISTRY </li></ul><ul><li>ALL ARE MINISTERS </li></ul><ul><li>2) LEADERSHIP </li></ul><ul><li>BASED UPON CHARACTER </li></ul><ul><li>3) GLORY REVEALED </li></ul><ul><li>KNOWING GOD </li></ul>
  8. 8. CONTRASTS <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH </li></ul><ul><li>OF </li></ul><ul><li>TODAY </li></ul>
  9. 9. SIZE OF GROUPS/ACTIVITIES/ RELATIONSHIPS <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH TODAY </li></ul>DAILY WEEKLY FELLOWSHIP SERVICES SMALL IMPERSONAL INTIMATE LARGE GROUPS GROUPS INTIMATE: HELP REMOTE: LITTLE ONE ANOTHER TRANSPARENCY
  10. 10. DISCIPLING/PRIMARY TASK OF LEADERS/PRAYER LIFE <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH TODAY </li></ul>MODELING LITTLE MODELING EVERY BELIEVER PROGRAM BASE WORK OF DESIGN MINISTRY HOURS DAILY: INDIVIDUAL HEAVY CHOICE EMPHASIS LIMITED
  11. 11. EXPECTATIONS OF MEMBERS/KEY WORDS/TEACHINGS <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH TODAY </li></ul>MINISTERING ATTENDANCE, TITHE TO OTHERS WORK IN PROGRAMS GO AND MAKE COME GROW DISCIPLES WITH US APPLY WORD TO SUBSCRIBE TO NEEDS, DOCTRINE OF RELATIONSHIPS THIS CHURCH
  12. 12. SPIRITUAL GIFTS/COMMITMENT/ EVALUATION TEST <ul><li>NEW TESTAMENT </li></ul><ul><li>CHURCH TODAY </li></ul>REGULARLY EITHER DOWN PLAYED EXERCISED BY ALL OR AS A CROWD BELIEVERS TO PLEASER IN PUBLIC BUILD UP OTHERS SERVICES INCREASE THE ENLARGE THE KINGDOM; INSTITUTION: UNITY UNIFORMITY HOW YOU SERVE WHAT YOU KNOW

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