What's your deal with church

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Lesson by Mike Smith

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  • 1. Introduction: • Today, few understand what is so special about church. Thus, they ask the question… • How can we share with them this experience? Why it’s so important… etc. • We need to teach them some core points of what the deal really is and ask them to come see for themselves.
  • 2. The Church Is Christ’s Body, And Each of Us Are Parts of It! • The church is the body of Christ and His kingdom. Col. 1:13, 18, 24; Christ is it’s head… Eph. 1:22-23 • We are baptized into Christ and His body. Gal. 3:26-27; 1 Cor. 12:12-14 • We are complete when we are truly in Christ. Col. 2:6-10; 4:12
  • 3. It Is Christ’s One True Church! • Christ built His church. Mt. 16:18; Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 3:11 –Not built by Peter, Paul or any other man! 1 Cor. 1:12-13; Acts 20:28 • He loves and saves only His church which submits only to Him. Eph. 5:23-25; Mt. 15:7-14
  • 4. It Is God’s Family On The Earth! • I want to be a part of that family which glorifies God and partakes of His blessings! Eph. 3:15; 1 Tim. 3:15 • I wish you would become a part of God’s family too! Eph. 3:8-10; 1 Tim. 2:3-4; Acts 2:38, 41, 47; Mark 16:15-16
  • 5. It Shares In A Special Unity of The Holy Spirit! • It is founded on the teaching of the Holy Spirit which Jesus sent to guide us into all truth. John 16:13; Eph. 4:1-6 • We become God’s faithful children whom mature according to the knowledge of Christ’s truth. Eph. 4:13-16
  • 6. It Worships God In Spirit & Truth! • The church gets together to reverently worship God! Jn. 4:23-24; Eph. 6:6; Jn. 17:17; Heb. 10:19-25 • Any worship not according to scripture would not be acceptable. Col. 3:17; Col. 2:20-23; Mt. 15:9; Lev. 10:1-3