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3/7/09 The Call To Community

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3/7/09 The Call To Community

  1. 2. 6 Calls On Your Life
  2. 3. The Call to Community <ul><li>1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. </li></ul>
  3. 4. The Call to Community <ul><li>Phil. 1:2 Paul and Timothy to all the saints in Philippi with the bishops and the deacons... </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  4. 5. The Call to Community <ul><li>The Church’s Five Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>* Worship . </li></ul><ul><li>  John 4:23 …the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Call to Community <ul><li>The Church’s Five Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>* Worship . </li></ul><ul><li>John 4:24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth. </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  6. 7. The Call to Community <ul><li>The Church’s Five Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>* Ministry . </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 4:11-12 God gave some to be …pastors and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of service… </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  7. 8. The Call to Community <ul><li>The Church’s Five Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>* Outreach . </li></ul><ul><li>Eph. 4:16 From whom the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows… </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  8. 9. The Call to Community <ul><li>The Church’s Five Purposes </li></ul><ul><li>* Discipleship . </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 4:15…we are to grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  9. 10. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to accept each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 15:7 Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  10. 11. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to build each other up. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Thessalonians 5:11 Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing. </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul><ul><li>    </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>   </li></ul>
  11. 12. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to bear with each other </li></ul><ul><li>Colossians 3:13 Bear with one another and forgive whatever     </li></ul>
  12. 13. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to have compassion for each other </li></ul><ul><li>Colossians 3:12 As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. </li></ul>
  13. 14. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We meet needs of each other </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 3:17 If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? </li></ul>
  14. 15. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We meet needs of each other </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. </li></ul>
  15. 16. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to follow God by following authority. </li></ul><ul><li>Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them for they are keeping watch over your souls. Let them do this joyfully and not grudgingly for that would be of no benefit to you. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to follow God by following authority. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Peter 5:5 Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” </li></ul>
  17. 18. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to follow God by following authority. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Peter 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. </li></ul>
  18. 19. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to work harmoniously together. </li></ul><ul><li>Phil. 1:27-30 let your conduct be worthy of the gospel….stand fast in one mind striving together… </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  19. 20. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to work harmoniously together. </li></ul><ul><li>Phil. 2:14-15 Do all things without grumbling or complaining that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in a crooked and perverse generation in which you shine like stars in the universe. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  20. 21. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to work harmoniously together. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Corinthians 1:10 that all of you agree with one another so that there may be no divisions among you… </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  21. 22. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to work harmoniously together. </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor. 1:10 that you may be perfectly united in mind and thought. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  22. 23. Building Blocks: Community   <ul><li>We learn to work harmoniously together. </li></ul><ul><li>1 John 4:20 Anyone who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen.   </li></ul>

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