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New year 2 gal 1 1 5 slides 010911

  1. 1. New Vision New Year How To Develop Your Dream Church Galatians 1:1-5 Message Two
  2. 2. Thesis Just like you cannot eat at everybody’s table, so also you cannot accept everybody’s vision for the church as authentic and authoritative.
  3. 3. An Experiential Exegesis of the Enemy’s Sinister Seductions 1. We have books written by authors that complain about rich American churches, yet pastor some of the richest in the country
  4. 4. An Experiential Exegesis of the Enemy’s Sinister Seductions 1. We have books written by authors that complain about rich American churches, yet pastor some of the richest in the country 2. They elevate examples of people giving all their goods to the poor, instead of calling you to limit your lifestyle so you can give more
  5. 5. An Experiential Exegesis of the Enemy’s Sinister Seductions 3. They state that meeting people’s physical needs on earth is transforming people’s lives for eternity
  6. 6. Crazy Radical A. I don’t need commitment to one local body of believers B. Attending is enough C. Outreach is optional
  7. 7. PointOne The church is a dream designed and developed for discipleship, and always needs to be defended.
  8. 8. PointTwo The Devil works to frustrate your faith and aggravate your vision, in the hope that you will stand in your own way, and stop building the dream body of Christ. 1 Cor. 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.
  9. 9. No other entity in the world has been given the divine assignment of doing the work of God on Christ’s behalf, but the church. PointThree Matt. 16:16,18 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
  10. 10. PointFour The Savior defined the dream of the church, and through his Spirit he is now developing that dream.
  11. 11. Characteristics of the Dream Church 1. God dreams about a God-connected, God-conscious, God-controlled church, 1-4
  12. 12. God-Controlled A. Because we have called leadership, 1
  13. 13. PointFive Spiritual authority does not flow from titles or positions, but from a life that authentically and continuously surrenders to God.
  14. 14. God-Controlled A. Because we have called leadership, 1 1) They capitalize on opportunity Prov. 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
  15. 15. God-Controlled A. Because we have called leadership, 1 1) They capitalize on opportunity 2) They navigate negativity
  16. 16. God-Controlled A. Because we have called leadership, 1 1) They capitalize on opportunity 2) They navigate negativity 3) They are fans of what God is doing right here
  17. 17. God-Controlled A. Because we have called leadership, 1 B. Because we have caring fellowship, 2-3 Rom. 12:10; 14:19; 15:7 Gal. 5:13; Eph. 4:32
  18. 18. Some of us are only discouraged because we’ve allowed ourselves to become disconnected. PointSix
  19. 19. God-Controlled A. Because we have called leadership, 1 B. Because we have caring fellowship, 2-3 C. Because we have committed membership, 4
  20. 20. Characteristics of the Dream Church 1. God dreams about a God-connected, God-conscious, God-controlled church, 1-4 2. God dreams about a grace-centered church, 3-4
  21. 21. The only thing that differentiates the saints from the sinners is that we have taken our medication. PointSeven
  22. 22. Characteristics of the Dream Church 2. God dreams about a grace-centered church, 3-4 A. The miracle of grace should incite you, 3
  23. 23. Characteristics of the Dream Church 2. God dreams about a grace-centered church, 3-4 A. The miracle of grace should incite you, 3 B. The message of grace should excite you, 4a
  24. 24. A Grace-Centered Church B. The message of grace should excite you, 4a 1) This is a thrilling message—Jesus gave himself for our sins 2 Cor. 5:21; Col. 1:13-14
  25. 25. A Grace-Centered Church B. The message of grace should excite you, 4a 1) This is a thrilling message—Jesus gave himself for our sins 2) It is a telling message—Jesus gave himself to rescue us
  26. 26. Characteristics of the Dream Church 2. God dreams about a grace-centered church, 3-4 A. The miracle of grace should incite you, 3 B. The message of grace should excite you, 4a C. The motive of grace should expedite you, 4b
  27. 27. Characteristics of the Dream Church 1. God dreams about a God-connected, God-conscious, God-controlled church, 1-4 2. God dreams about a grace-centered church, 3-4 3. God dreams about a glory-celebrated church, 5
  28. 28. PointEight The gospel is only good news if it gets there intime.
  29. 29. New Vision New Year Come Forward for Prayer

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