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Sermon by Mike Smith

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  • 5/16/2010
  • 5/16/2010
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    • 1. “ Working On A Building”
    • 2. The Spiritual Building <ul><li>The word church in the New Testament refers to people not the literal building in which they meet. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Ekklesia” Strong’s Greek Lexicon #1577 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thayer defines it, 1d) in a Christian sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1d1) an assembly of Christians gathered for worship in a religious meeting… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Individuals make up the church… </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor. 12:27; Rom. 12:5 </li></ul>
    • 3. The Spiritual Building <ul><li>Being in Christ is the same as being in His church. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? Saved is blessed! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eph. 1:3; Gal. 3:27; Acts 2:47, 41 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Christ’s church prophesied. Mt. 16:18-19 </li></ul><ul><li>Christ is the head of His church. Eph. 1:22-23 </li></ul><ul><li>The church is the same as His body and kingdom. Mt. 16:18-19; Col. 1:13, 18, 24 </li></ul>
    • 4. The Spiritual Building 1 Timothy 3:15 <ul><li>How we know we are His building today… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We are God’s church/building 1 Cor. 1:2; 3:9 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We’re His workmanship…, building up a Holy Temple for God. Eph. 2:10, 19-22 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We are God’s spiritual kingdom. Lk. 17:20-21 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We are not to defile our building from God. 1 Cor. 3:16-17; 6:19-20 </li></ul><ul><li>But offer our lives up as a living sacrifice to Him… Rom. 12:1-2 </li></ul>
    • 5. Working On A Building! <ul><li>What can we do to build it up? </li></ul><ul><li>We can Give it up! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our time Jn. 7:6; James 4:14 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our talent Mt. 25:14-30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Our self Luke 9:23; 2 Cor. 8:1-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money 2 Cor. 9:6-7; 1 Cor. 16:1-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We will never be able to do too much! </li></ul><ul><li>Lk. 17:10 </li></ul>
    • 6. Working On A Building! <ul><li>We can Pray it up! James 5:16; 2 Cor. 1:11; 2 Thes. 3:1; Jude 20-21 </li></ul><ul><li>We can Talk it up! Heb. 3:13; Acts 8:4; 1 Tim. 4:16 </li></ul><ul><li>We can Sing it up! Can’t build it up with mechanical instruments. We must sing unto the Lord! Eph. 5:19; Heb. 2:12 </li></ul><ul><li>We can Attend it up. Heb. 12:23; 10:24-26; Acts 2:42, 46; Acts 20:7 </li></ul>
    • 7. Working On A Building! <ul><li>We can Love it up! Jn. 15:9-19; Rom. 12:10; 13:10; Eph. 4:15-16 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When we love God, others will know it because our life will show it! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 8:3; John 13:35 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>God has revealed when we do what He says to, that we are perfect in His work and therefore pleasing to Him. Heb. 13:20-21 </li></ul>
    • 8. Are You Working On A Building For The Lord Jesus Christ? <ul><li>Start by washing it clean in Jesus’ blood. </li></ul><ul><li>Bible tells us how ? Rev. 1:5; Eph. 5:26 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn the gospel Rom. 1:16; 1 Cor. 15:1-4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Believe the gospel Jn. 6:45; Mk. 1:15 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repent of your sins Lk. 13:3; 24:47 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confess your faith in Jesus Rom. 10:9-10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be baptized into Christ to wash away your sins. Acts 22:16 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be faithful unto death Mt. 28:20; Rev. 2:10 </li></ul></ul>

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