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The Other Family We Don't Get To Choose (9 of 10)
Series: Who's In Your Fave 5?
Dr. Larry Osborne
WHY YOU'LL NEVER FIND THE PERFECT CHURCH
WHY THE LOCAL CHURCH IS GOD'S PLAN "A"
And Why There Is No Plan "B"
- Defining this thing called a "Church"
Matthew 16:18/ 1 Corinthians 11:17-18
- What makes a local church so important?
1 Corinthians 12:27 and Ephesians 1:22-23/ 1 Timothy 3:15/ Romans 12:10-21/ Hebrews 10:24-25
It functions as the body of Christ
It's the pillar and foundation of the truth
It provides the lab for learning how to live like Jesus
It provides godly peer pressure
STAYING ON MISSION
How To Keep A Good Church From Going Bad
1. Reach out and recruit new followers of Jesus
Matthew 9:10-12/ 1 Corinthians 9:19-27/ Matthew 4:23-25
2. Teach people how to live the Christian life
1 John 2:3-5/ Ephesians 4:17-32
3. Deploy people into kingdom ministry
1 Corinthians 12:7/ 1 Peter 4:10-11/ 2 Corinthians 5:12
Food for Thought
(Questions and Scriptures for further study)
1. This weekend Larry mentioned that there are over 30 "one another" commands in the New Testame ...
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