Axis what is church?

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We have a whole bunch of "buts" that we allow to keep us from Jesus. We have ideas of what "church" should and shouldn't be but most of us have never tried to figure it out with scripture.

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Axis what is church?

  1. 2. What’s your recipe for church for a tasty church?
  2. 3. Is “church” a formula? <ul><li>Sunday Morning – Growtivation </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzqaITA3IO0 </li></ul><ul><li>The Skinny on Worship http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvVz-YtEpr8 </li></ul>
  3. 4. True or False? <ul><li>The church Jesus started was a people movement and not a building. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was initially small scale and took years to grow to thousands. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was a house church movement. </li></ul><ul><li>The church did not gather in large settings. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was unorganized. </li></ul><ul><li>The local gatherings had no names to identify them. </li></ul>
  4. 5. True or False? <ul><li>The church Jesus started was a people movement and not a building. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was initially small scale and took years to grow to thousands. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was a house church movement. </li></ul><ul><li>The church did not gather in large settings. </li></ul><ul><li>The church was unorganized. </li></ul><ul><li>The local gatherings had no names to identify them. </li></ul>
  5. 6. True or False? <ul><li>The church people were committed to studying. </li></ul><ul><li>When groups met they just let things happen without any real format. </li></ul>
  6. 7. THE DNA of the FIRST CHURCH <ul><li>ACTS 2:41-47 </li></ul><ul><li>41Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day . </li></ul><ul><li>42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship (interaction) , to the breaking of bread and to prayer . </li></ul><ul><li>43Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. </li></ul><ul><li>44All the believers were together (united) and had everything in common. </li></ul><ul><li>45Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. </li></ul><ul><li>46Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts . They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, </li></ul><ul><li>47praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people . And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Where did the church meet? <ul><li>In small groups in homes? (Acts 2:46) </li></ul><ul><li>In large group settings? (Acts 5:12) </li></ul>
  8. 9. Acts 5:12-16
  9. 10. THE DNA of the FIRST CHURCH <ul><li>Saved and baptized members (41,47) </li></ul><ul><li>Devotion to teaching the Word (42) </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to community (42,44,46) </li></ul><ul><li>Devotion to the ordinances (42) </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment to prayer (42) </li></ul><ul><li>Radical generosity (45) </li></ul><ul><li>Large gatherings (46) </li></ul><ul><li>Lifestyle of praise and worship (47) </li></ul><ul><li>Effective evangelism (47) </li></ul>Acts 2
  10. 11. What is the Primary Purpose of the Healthy Church Pastor? <ul><li>Ephesians 4: 11And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, </li></ul><ul><li>12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; </li></ul>
  11. 12. What should we do to connect with 20-35 year olds who are unchurched?

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