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THE CHURCH AS A C OMMUNITY

~Introductory Thoughts:

Fellowship and community must be centered on                         from the Word. - Act 2:41-42

Fellowship and community must center around the                                   . - Philippians 1:3-5 

God calls us to be part of His fellowship and community. - 1Corinthians 1:9

Fellowship and community are part of                                       . -  2Corinthians 8:4 

Fellowship and community                                        and                                  others up. - 1Thess. 5:11 

Fellowship and community are to be extended to our     `                             family. -  Gal. 2:9 

“Forsaking” is more than just not being at                         , -  Hebrews 10:24 -25 

I.      Community thrives when people see church as a real                                          

        Galatians 6:10; I Timothy 1:2; 3:15; 5:1-2

II.     Community thrives when people see church as a real                                          

        Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12:12-27        

        A. Many                                            , One                                        

       

        B. By God’s                                        

III.    Community thrives when people                                                                        to one another

        I Corinthians 15:3

        A. Always bring the                                            - John 4:7-26; I Corinthians 1:4-9

            ~Who God is, what He is like and what He is doing

       

        B. Notice,                                           and                           what is good - Philippians 4:8;                 I Thessalonians 5:11

       

        C. Be                                 to how words will affect others - Proverbs 12:18; James 3:1-12

       

THE CHURCH AS A C OMMUNITY

~Introductory Thoughts:

Fellowship and community must be centered on                         from the Word. - Act 2:41-42

Fellowship and community must center around the                                   . - Philippians 1:3-5 

God calls us to be part of His fellowship and community. - 1Corinthians 1:9

Fellowship and community are part of                                       . -  2Corinthians 8:4 

Fellowship and community                                        and                                  others up. - 1Thess. 5:11 

Fellowship and community are to be extended to our     `                             family. -  Gal. 2:9 

“Forsaking” is more than just not being at                         , -  Hebrews 10:24 -25 

I.      Community thrives when people see church as a real                                          

        Galatians 6:10; I Timothy 1:2; 3:15; 5:1-2

II.     Community thrives when people see church as a real                                          

        Romans 12:3-8; I Corinthians 12:12-27        

        A. Many                                            , One                                        

       

        B. By God’s                                        

III.    Community thrives when people                                                                        to one another

        I Corinthians 15:3

        A. Always bring the                                            - John 4:7-26; I Corinthians 1:4-9

            ~Who God is, what He is like and what He is doing

       

        B. Notice,                                           and                           what is good - Philippians 4:8;                 I Thessalonians 5:11

       

        C. Be                                 to how words will affect others - Proverbs 12:18; James 3:1-12

       

       

        D. Communicate so clearly you cannot be                                              - Colossians 4:4

       

        E. Offer loving correction ~                                      +                               - Proverbs 27:6;   

            Ephesians 4:15-16

IV.    Community thrives when people delight in displaying God’s                                   

        to others - Ephesians 4:32

        A. Regularly practice                                           &                                   - Acts 2:42-47; I Peter 4:9

       

        B. Comfort those in                                                 - Romans 12:15

       

        C. Sacrifice to                       the needs of others, especially those who

            are hard to love - Luke 6:27-26; Acts 4:32-37; Romans 12:20  

D. Providing diaconal care for the widowed, elderly, poor and unemployed -            

    Matthew 25:36-40; James 1:27

            ~Take Time to Love~

V.     Community thrives when people                                          one another as image bearers of the living God

        A. Accept one another as                          accepted us - Romans 15:7; I Peter 5:5

        B. Respect one another - Acts 2:11-22; Galatians 3:26-39; James 2:1-9

        C. Replace critical judgments with charitable judgments - I Corinthians 13:4,7 

        D. Preserve peace and others’ reputations

                1.  Resist                                       - Proverbs 26:20

                2. Resist                                       - James 4:11

        E. Never give up on a                                          or leave the church without making every effort to                             your concerns and                                     your differences -    Romans 12:18

 

 

        D. Communicate so clearly you cannot be                                              - Colossians 4:4

       

        E. Offer loving correction ~                                      +                               - Proverbs 27:6;   

            Ephesians 4:15-16

IV.    Community thrives when people delight in displaying God’s                                   

        to others - Ephesians 4:32

        A. Regularly practice                                           &                                   - Acts 2:42-47; I Peter 4:9

       

        B. Comfort those in                                                 - Romans 12:15

       

        C. Sacrifice to                       the needs of others, especially those who

            are hard to love - Luke 6:27-26; Acts 4:32-37; Romans 12:20  

E.  Providing diaconal care for the widowed, elderly, poor and unemployed -            

    Matthew 25:36-40; James 1:27

            ~Take Time to Love~

V.     Community thrives when people                                          one another as image bearers of the living God

        A. Accept one another as                          accepted us - Romans 15:7; I Peter 5:5

        B. Respect one another - Acts 2:11-22; Galatians 3:26-39; James 2:1-9

        C. Replace critical judgments with charitable judgments - I Corinthians 13:4,7 

        D. Preserve peace and others’ reputations

                1.  Resist                                       - Proverbs 26:20

                2. Resist                                       - James 4:11

        E. Never give up on a                                          or leave the church without making every effort to                             your concerns and                                     your differences -    Romans 12:18

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