The chURch CHRISTian commUNITY

I Corinthians 12:12-27

Pew Bible Pg. 933

 

I. The church is God's design for His display. vs. 12-13, 18, 24

A. Jesus builds the church. Matt. 16:18-19

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B. Jesus is the Head of the church. Eph. 5:23, Col1:18

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II. God has established the highest position of earthly membership within the church. vs. 27

A. We are a part of an organization and an organism. Acts 2:42-47

B. We are a pillar of truth. Eph. 2:11-22, 4:11-16

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III. As the church, we belong to Him and one another. vs. 22-26

A. We are God's vessels for love and generosity. Eph. 4:16, Acts 4:32-35

B. We are to God's instrument for discipline and making peace. Matt. 18:15-20

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Do you see your membership as a part of the church as an optional decision for you?

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Have you elevated your membership to another group or organization above your place in the church?

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R U a part of Christ's unity within the body?

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