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Why Church, Why Go? 12 October. 2008 New Life Bible Chapel
 
Local Church is … <ul><li>Ecclesia : Group of people </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor 12:27; Eph 2:22 – Body of Christ </li></ul>
Distinctiveness of a Local Church <ul><li>Christ is the Head </li></ul><ul><li>Plurality of Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>P...
<ul><li>Belonging  to  </li></ul><ul><li>the   Body  of  Christ ,  </li></ul><ul><li>in  the  New  Testament  </li></ul><u...
1. Teaming Ground <ul><li>Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Belonging </li></ul><ul><li>Building U...
<ul><li>Christ is the Centre of focus </li></ul><ul><li>Word of God is taught (1 Tim 3:15) </li></ul>2. Teaching Ground
<ul><li>Discipling (Mt 28: 19-20; 2 Tim 2:2) </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplining </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul>3. ...
<ul><li>Evangelize (1 Thess 1:8) </li></ul><ul><li>Gospelize (Luke 4:18-19) </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership </li></ul>4. Thi...
<ul><li>Loving the Saints (Jn 13: 35; 1 Jn 4:11) </li></ul><ul><li>Bearing and Forbearing (Gal 6:2) </li></ul><ul><li>Forg...
<ul><li>Nursery (Heb 10:24; 2 Tim 4:2; Col 2:6-7) </li></ul><ul><li>Create Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Share Experienc...
Summary <ul><li>Do we need the Church? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to attend Church? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to be a...
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Why Church Why Go

  1. 1. Why Church, Why Go? 12 October. 2008 New Life Bible Chapel
  2. 3. Local Church is … <ul><li>Ecclesia : Group of people </li></ul><ul><li>1 Cor 12:27; Eph 2:22 – Body of Christ </li></ul>
  3. 4. Distinctiveness of a Local Church <ul><li>Christ is the Head </li></ul><ul><li>Plurality of Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns of Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Instructions of Order </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Belonging to </li></ul><ul><li>the Body of Christ , </li></ul><ul><li>in the New Testament </li></ul><ul><li>means to belong to </li></ul><ul><li>a Body of Christ </li></ul><ul><li>- John Piper </li></ul>
  5. 6. 1. Teaming Ground <ul><li>Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Belonging </li></ul><ul><li>Building Up </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Christ is the Centre of focus </li></ul><ul><li>Word of God is taught (1 Tim 3:15) </li></ul>2. Teaching Ground
  7. 8. <ul><li>Discipling (Mt 28: 19-20; 2 Tim 2:2) </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplining </li></ul><ul><li>Accountability </li></ul>3. Tethering Ground (Hold; Bind; Direct; Prevent)
  8. 9. <ul><li>Evangelize (1 Thess 1:8) </li></ul><ul><li>Gospelize (Luke 4:18-19) </li></ul><ul><li>Partnership </li></ul>4. Thirst-Quenching Ground
  9. 10. <ul><li>Loving the Saints (Jn 13: 35; 1 Jn 4:11) </li></ul><ul><li>Bearing and Forbearing (Gal 6:2) </li></ul><ul><li>Forgiving one another (Jn 13:14) </li></ul>5. Testing Ground
  10. 11. <ul><li>Nursery (Heb 10:24; 2 Tim 4:2; Col 2:6-7) </li></ul><ul><li>Create Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Share Experiences </li></ul>6. Training Ground
  11. 12. Summary <ul><li>Do we need the Church? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to attend Church? </li></ul><ul><li>Do we need to be active in the Church? </li></ul><ul><li>PART . PARTICIPATE. PERSIST. PRAY </li></ul>When we ‘miss’ Church, do we ‘miss ‘Church?

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