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Stop Doing Church #1

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This is the first lesson in the "Stop Doing Church" series. I am encouraging our members to stop "doing church" and start "being the church."

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Stop Doing Church #1

  1. 1. Getting Plugged In – In 2010!<br />
  2. 2. Stop “Doing” Church<br />(It might destroy you!)<br />
  3. 3. “Doing” Church<br />The Checklist Church<br /><ul><li>Show Up
  4. 4. Sing some
  5. 5. Pray
  6. 6. Communion
  7. 7. Give some
  8. 8. Listen
  9. 9. Smile</li></li></ul><li>“Doing” Church<br />The Checklist Church 1/7th Lie<br />“One day a week is dedicated to God.”<br />
  10. 10. “Doing” Church<br />There is something wrong with our Christianity when we have to beg most of our crowd to come to church to hear about it.<br />—Vance Havner<br />Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson&apos;s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (125). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.<br />
  11. 11. The Early Church and “Doing” Church<br />“And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.”<br />(Acts 5.42; ESV)<br />
  12. 12. Doing Church vs. Being Church<br />Doing:<br />the act of performing or executing<br />plurala: things that are done or that occur <br /> <br />http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doing<br />
  13. 13. Doing Church vs. Being Church<br />Being:<br />the quality or state of having existence; conscious existence<br />the qualities that constitute an existent thing: essence<br />a living thing<br />http://m-w.com/dictionary/being<br />
  14. 14. Doing Church vs. Being Church<br />Be:<br />to equal in meaning : have the same connotation as :<br />to have identity with <br />to belong to the class of<br />http://m-w.com/dictionary/be<br />
  15. 15. Why Should I Stop “Doing” Church?<br />Doing is performing, specifically the act.<br />Being is identification based on qualifications.<br />Performing is not believing!<br />
  16. 16. Why Should I Stop “Doing” Church?<br />“This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me; in vain they do worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.”<br />(Matthew 15.8-9; ESV)<br />
  17. 17. Why Should I Stop “Doing” Church?<br />“The world at its worst needs <br />the church at its best.”<br />—Anonymous <br />Morgan, R. J. (2000). Nelson&apos;s complete book of stories, illustrations, and quotes (electronic ed.) (119). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.<br />
  18. 18. Doing Church vs. Being Church<br />Are you the church or do you come to church?<br />Do you fellowship with brothers and sisters?<br />
  19. 19. Being the Church Involves Others<br />Titus 2.11-15<br />“training”<br />“to live”<br />Declare these things; exhort rebuke with all authority.<br />
  20. 20. Doing Church vs. Being Church<br />Are you the church or do you come to church?<br />If you have retire from church, then you retired Christ!<br />
  21. 21. Stop “Doing” Church<br />(It might destroy you!)<br />
  22. 22. Getting Plugged In – In 2010!<br />

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