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CHURCH OF CHRIST,
SANGOTEDO
Members / Youths Involvement in
Church Activities a Sure way to
building a Spiritually Matured...
Definition
Permit me to define church activities with
you as it pertains to a Christian as all
activities that brings you ...
Discussion
 The word has a strong power/effect on
the one who studies and teaches it, it
turns the mind, shape the indivi...
Discussion
 The father's of faith and pioneers of the
gospel and as recorded in the Bible for us
to emulate were those wh...
Discussion
 We can only achieve this feet by
being available to be taught,
studying what you have been taught
and teachin...
Discussion
 We can only achieve this feet by
being available to be taught,
studying what you have been
taught and teachin...
Discussion
 Deut 6:6,7, get them involved in
church activities, “children hear
your words but follow your
example”. Fathe...
Discussion
 Prov 22:6 , even Jesus' parent recognized the
need for this hence he was always with them
for studies and wor...
Discussion
 Be careful of some adults / aged
ones out there, because of their
age we easily trust them to be
responsible ...
Discussion
 In order to keep strong in our
Christian life, there are three
essentials. Just as in our physical life
we mu...
Discussion
We Grow by Eating
 First, we must eat. What is the food
for spiritual life? “The words I have
spoken to you ar...
Discussion
We Grow by Breathing
 Second, we must breathe spiritually. Prayer is the
breath of the soul. l Thessalonians 5...
Discussion
We Grow by Exercising
 Third, we must exercise or
engage in Christian work. We are
to labor in God’s vineyard....
Discussion
 Strong Muscle This is service and
salvation for others, which is
food, and life and exercise. As we
take Chri...
Discussion
 world!” (John 1:29) Feeding on
the Word, keeping the heart
constantly in the spirit of
prayer, and consecrati...
Discussion
 Let me bear my personal
testimony—its great to be a
Christian! Friends won’t you give
God a chance in your li...
Discussion
Conclusion
I want to share with you, these 7 ways that
summarizes how to become a Spiritually matured
Christian...
THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS US ALL
IN JESUS CHRIST NAME, AMEN
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  1. 1. CHURCH OF CHRIST, SANGOTEDO Members / Youths Involvement in Church Activities a Sure way to building a Spiritually Matured Christian and Church A Sermon Presented by Bro. Afoke Ben Afenogho 4 December 2016
  2. 2. Definition Permit me to define church activities with you as it pertains to a Christian as all activities that brings you closer to what God wants of you thereby ensuring a Spiritually matured Christian and church. These includes: 1. Fellowship: Heb 10:25 2. Worship 3. Study of the word. 2 Tim 2:15, Tim 3:16-17 4. Our attitude and relationship with all men. 2 Cor 3:2-3 Phil 1:27
  3. 3. Discussion  The word has a strong power/effect on the one who studies and teaches it, it turns the mind, shape the individual, makes the Person do what he/she constantly study, develop and teach. Heb 4:12 ,Col 3:16.  You become what you do daily, so try daily be involved in activities that promote your faith in God, tell someone about Christ always, show love so people will have the confidence that God is love Jn4:24 due to how you treat people.
  4. 4. Discussion  The father's of faith and pioneers of the gospel and as recorded in the Bible for us to emulate were those who lived daily by doing good deeds and got involved daily in kingdom activities to promote God's name and kingdom.
  5. 5. Discussion  We can only achieve this feet by being available to be taught, studying what you have been taught and teaching others what you have learnt "evangelism, edification"). Acts 17:11 (these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind searched the scriptures daily whether those things they heard were so).
  6. 6. Discussion  We can only achieve this feet by being available to be taught, studying what you have been taught and teaching others what you have learnt "evangelism, edification").  Acts 17:11.  Parents to ensure they make out time daily or weekly to have Bible study with their families
  7. 7. Discussion  Deut 6:6,7, get them involved in church activities, “children hear your words but follow your example”. Fathers it's time you take up your role of being the spiritual leader in your family and make it a duty to be responsible for the spiritual building of you family before all you think you have been working or all the years become lost when your kids grow up. 2 Tim 3:15
  8. 8. Discussion  Prov 22:6 , even Jesus' parent recognized the need for this hence he was always with them for studies and worship. Lk 2: 41-46.  Young people pick role models from people they are used to, if you want your wards to emulate Christians then the fold is where they must grow, if you want them to emulate unbelievers then keep them away from the gathering of the saints. Study with them and Provide proper guidance for them or let them learn from the world, am sure Satan has a lot to teach through the TV, unrestricted and readily available Internet ,the perverted society (choose yea this day whom you will serve).
  9. 9. Discussion  Be careful of some adults / aged ones out there, because of their age we easily trust them to be responsible but they are more deadly negative influence due to their experience in life affairs thereby making it easy for Them to manipulate young ones leading them far from God.  1 Cor 15:33
  10. 10. Discussion  In order to keep strong in our Christian life, there are three essentials. Just as in our physical life we must breathe, eat, and exercise, so in the spiritual life we must observe these three essentials to success and happiness. The Christian life is a growth, and we must not expect too great results at first, but, if we follow these three essentials to Christian life and growth, we shall have happiness and joy in Christ's service here on earth.
  11. 11. Discussion We Grow by Eating  First, we must eat. What is the food for spiritual life? “The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” (John 6:63) “When Your words came, I ate them: they were my joy and my heart’s delight.” (Jeremiah 15:16) Daily reading and studying of the Bible are necessary to spiritual growth and life. If we do not eat this food for the soul, we shall not grow, but shall finally starve spiritually. Duet 6:6,7
  12. 12. Discussion We Grow by Breathing  Second, we must breathe spiritually. Prayer is the breath of the soul. l Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to “Pray continually.” And in Romans 2:12 we read, “Faithful in prayer.” “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)  Prayer is the opening of the heart to God as to a friend. “Ask, and it will be given to you.” (Matthew 7:7) Prayer and its answer is a wonderful theme, and a more wonderful experience. It is the very breath of the soul. Without prayer, the spiritual life will perish sooner than from the lack of any other essential. (See Matthew 7:7 and Mark 11:24)
  13. 13. Discussion We Grow by Exercising  Third, we must exercise or engage in Christian work. We are to labor in God’s vineyard. (Matthew 21:28) In what part of it? Mark 16:15 tells us: “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” Jesus came into the world— “…not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28)
  14. 14. Discussion  Strong Muscle This is service and salvation for others, which is food, and life and exercise. As we take Christ’s name, we shall follow in His steps, doing what we can to help the needy, relieve the distressed, and encourage the down-hearted. Most of all, we shall do our utmost, losing no opportunity to point sinners to “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the
  15. 15. Discussion  world!” (John 1:29) Feeding on the Word, keeping the heart constantly in the spirit of prayer, and consecrating our energies to the eternal welfare of our fellow men—that’s the ideal Christian life, the happiest, most satisfactory life that man can know on this earth.
  16. 16. Discussion  Let me bear my personal testimony—its great to be a Christian! Friends won’t you give God a chance in your life? Won’t you become a Christian? Won’t you take these steps—these steps to Christ.  Hear the gospel Rom 10:17, Believe Mk 16:15,16, Repent of your Sins Ac 2:38, Confess your faith Rom 10:9, Be Baptized into Christ Body Ac. 2:36-38
  17. 17. Discussion Conclusion I want to share with you, these 7 ways that summarizes how to become a Spiritually matured Christian and church. 1. Study your Bible 2. Attend Christian gatherings and learn more 3. Intentionally practice what you learn from God's word 4. Tell everyone especially your family about what you learned from God's word in words /action and the beauty in practicing God's word. Dear 6:6-7 5. Volunteer for church activities 6. Never stop studying, telling other and practicing God's word 7. Always repeat 1-6. Matt 7:24-27
  18. 18. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS US ALL IN JESUS CHRIST NAME, AMEN
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