Safer-with-the-Church (Ephesians 4:11-16)

Key idea: The church is essential to us, and we are essential to the church. I. The Church is Essential to Us The picture we are given is that the church consists of believers transformed by the Gospel of Christ (chapters 1-3), united around the person of Christ (4:13), ministering the truths of Christ (4:15), so that everyone would be rooted in Christ (4:14), resulting in a family who loves like Christ (4:15-16). Ephesians 4 accomplishes at least two things: A. It recognizes the importance of the church B. It reconstructs our understanding of......

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Episode 44: Strengthening and Growing Community

“As a church family, we have to fight the pressures of the culture and the deceitfulness of our hearts that tell us not to get too close right now and not to share too much right now. But if we are truly to love one another and look out for their greatest good, then we must create moments where we give grace to one another and grow together to be more like Christ.” Family Worship Family Worship Devotional Download Open in Prayer Worship – There is a Higher Throne (Gettys) – Still, My......

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Episode 43: What is the Church? A Worshiping Community

“There is a healthy discontentment that we should feel about the way things are. We should long to be together. We should long to be with our church family. A family that has to spend a long time apart from one another should never feel like that’s normal or healthy. But more than we should be longing to be together in our church building, we should long to be together in a new heavens and new earth, where death and sin will be no more, and we will be with our true family......

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Messiah, the Cornerstone (1 Corinthians 3:5-17)

Key idea: A people centered on Messiah remember what the church must not be charmed by and what the church must be founded on. 1. The church must not be charmed by status (vv. 5-9a) 2. The church must be founded on the Messiah (vv. 9b-17) 3 dangers that will destroy the church a. Bad foundation (vv. 10b-11) b. Bad materials (vv. 12-15) c. Bad faith (vv. 16-17)    ...

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