Subject: What is the promise for the people who recognize Jesus Christ as Lord, repent of their sins and be baptized?
Homiletical Idea: The church can have unity.
Purpose: The audience understands how important each position is in a church.
Other: Look at my calendedar for the outline. In the original outline, I had a lot of sport illustrations and my band experience in high school.Look more at the church's background.
A. America is a diverse country.
A. T rust* - The body lacked trust.
i. The summer Olympics were on recently during August and you might have seen the women’s synchronize swimming competition.
ii. In order to win, a team needs to work together.
B. E ncouragement - The body lacked encouragement.
i. Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouth nut only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs that it may be benefit those who listen Eph 4:29
ii. We need to be there if one part suffers. I Corinthins12:26
C. A ttitude - The body lacked the right attitude
i. "The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company.... a church..... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude..... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you.... we are in charge of our attitudes." Chuck Swindoll
ii. A negative attitude can be contagious.- Misery loves company.
D.Motivation - The body had lacked the right motivation.
A. Review the four principles.
B. We are like a puzzle; we all have unique piece. I can also can use the tapestry illustration.