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Gathering

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Gathering

  1. 2. DEFINED AS: GETTING TOGETHER WITH YOUR CHURCH FAMILY FOR THE PURPOSES OF WORSHIP, PRAYER, SERVICE OR BUILDING UP
  2. 3. <ul><li>IT IS GODS WILL THAT WE GATHER AS A CHURCH FAMILY </li></ul><ul><li>Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. 25 And let us not neglect our meeting together , as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. </li></ul><ul><li>HEB 10: 24-25 </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>GOD HAS MADE LIFE SO WE CANNOT FUNCTION WELL INDEPENDENTLY </li></ul><ul><li>20 Yes, there are many parts, but only one body. 21 The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” 1 COR 12:20-21 </li></ul><ul><li>27 All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it 1 COR 12:27 </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>COMMITMENT TO CHURCH FAMILY IS A REFLECTION OF OUR TRUE LEVEL OF OUR COMMITMENT TO JESUS. </li></ul><ul><li>THE CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>BLESSINGS OF GATHERING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANSWERED PRAYER </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ I also tell you this: If two of you agree here on earth concerning anything you ask, my Father in heaven will do it for you. MT 18:19 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CHRISTS PRESENCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For where two or three gather together as my followers, I am there among them.” MT 18:20 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>STRENGTH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. ECC 4:12 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OUR GROWTH </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. 12 Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ. 13 This will continue until we all come to such unity in our faith and knowledge of God’s Son that we will be mature in the Lord, measuring up to the full and complete standard of Christ. EPH 4:11-13 </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>HOW MUCH FRUIT WILL YOU HAVE PRODUCED IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU STAND BEFORE THE LORD…. </li></ul><ul><li>FOR MANY BEING A FUNCTIONING PART OF YOUR CHURCH FAMILY WILL EARN REWARDS </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>HOW ARE WE TO ACT WHEN GATHRING </li></ul><ul><li>EPH 4:2-4 SAYS TO ACT WITH: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PATIENCE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LOVE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNITY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PEACE </li></ul></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>COMMITMENT TO GATHERING WEEKLY FOR WORSHIP; FOR PRAYER; FOR SPRITUAL GROWTH </li></ul><ul><li>BECOME A MEMBER. COME TO NEW MEMBER CLASS FEBRUARY 5 TH 930AM </li></ul>

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