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Philippians 2:1-4 sermon from the DCI: Servants of Christ Jesus series at Taberncale Bpatist Church, 11/21/10

Philippians 2:1-4 sermon from the DCI: Servants of Christ Jesus series at Taberncale Bpatist Church, 11/21/10

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    DCI Christian Community DCI Christian Community Presentation Transcript

    • Linked Together in Christ
      Philippians 2:1-4
    • “love, peace and community”
    • “a place where everyone knows your name… and you were glad you came”
    • Christian Community
      the equal yoking of believers
      together by faith in Christ Jesus
      for thankful service
    • DCI
    • Equal yoking
      DCI
      of Believers
      By Faith in Christ
      For thankful service
    • “Christians are to share a common life and contribute to each other’s well-being as living members of Christ’s body.” -- James Montgomery Boice
    • The practice of community
      Silences the critics and opponents
      Respond to opposition with kindness and exemplary behavior
      Stand firmly together with your brothers, through thick and thin
      Move together with a unified worldview to accomplish God’s agenda
    • The practice of community
      Showcases the value and power of the gospel
      Draw encouragement from being “in Christ” and walk beside Him
      Treat wounds of disappointment with love
      Partner together to grow Spiritual fruit
      Make compassion a core value and let it “ooze” out of your pores
    • The practice of community
      Strengthens each member to make greater advances
      Agree with each other whole-heartedly, as if you were one person
      Choose to love the same things
      Live in harmony as “bosom friends”
      Move in synch with purpose towards the common goal
    • The practice of community
      Subjects each member to the good of the group
      Quit jockeying with others for position
      Feed true humility by starving yourself
      Adopt a “No one left behind” mentality
    • The community is the most effective when we practice…
      high truth
      high trust
      low fear of differences
    • Cultivating Community
      *Adapted from a similar list found in DeitrichBonhoeffer’s, Life Together
      Control your tongue, refusing to speak uncharitably about a brother
      Cultivate humility by remembering our own sinfulness and recognizing God’s grace
      Listen long and patiently so that you understand your brother’s need
    • Cultivating Community
      Refuse to consider your time and position so valuable that you cannot be interrupted by a brother in need
      Bear the burdens of your brothers, by preserving their freedom and by forgiving their abuse of that freedom
      *Adapted from a similar list found in Deitrich Bonhoeffer’s, Life Together
    • Cultivating Community
      Declare God’s Word to your brother when they need to hear it
      Understand that Christian leadership is characterized by service and does not call attention to the servant
      *Adapted from a similar list found in Deitrich Bonhoeffer’s, Life Together