What's your deal with church


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Lesson by Mike Smith

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What's your deal with church

  1. 1. Introduction: • Today, few understand what is so special about church. Thus, they ask the question… • How can we share with them this experience? Why it’s so important… etc. • We need to teach them some core points of what the deal really is and ask them to come see for themselves.
  2. 2. The Church Is Christ’s Body, And Each of Us Are Parts of It! • The church is the body of Christ and His kingdom. Col. 1:13, 18, 24; Christ is it’s head… Eph. 1:22-23 • We are baptized into Christ and His body. Gal. 3:26-27; 1 Cor. 12:12-14 • We are complete when we are truly in Christ. Col. 2:6-10; 4:12
  3. 3. It Is Christ’s One True Church! • Christ built His church. Mt. 16:18; Acts 2:47; 1 Cor. 3:11 –Not built by Peter, Paul or any other man! 1 Cor. 1:12-13; Acts 20:28 • He loves and saves only His church which submits only to Him. Eph. 5:23-25; Mt. 15:7-14
  4. 4. It Is God’s Family On The Earth! • I want to be a part of that family which glorifies God and partakes of His blessings! Eph. 3:15; 1 Tim. 3:15 • I wish you would become a part of God’s family too! Eph. 3:8-10; 1 Tim. 2:3-4; Acts 2:38, 41, 47; Mark 16:15-16
  5. 5. It Shares In A Special Unity of The Holy Spirit! • It is founded on the teaching of the Holy Spirit which Jesus sent to guide us into all truth. John 16:13; Eph. 4:1-6 • We become God’s faithful children whom mature according to the knowledge of Christ’s truth. Eph. 4:13-16
  6. 6. It Worships God In Spirit & Truth! • The church gets together to reverently worship God! Jn. 4:23-24; Eph. 6:6; Jn. 17:17; Heb. 10:19-25 • Any worship not according to scripture would not be acceptable. Col. 3:17; Col. 2:20-23; Mt. 15:9; Lev. 10:1-3