When the Crowd Becomes a Church (18 of 18) by Larry Osborne

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When the Crowd Becomes a Church (18 of 18)
Series: The Book of James - Core Training
Larry Osborne
James 5:19-20

The Problem

(1) Church has become something we GO TO instead of something we ARE.
(2) We think of Christianity as a PRIVATE RELATIONSHIP.
(3) We have nowhere to live out the ONE ANOTHERS of Scripture.

Two Passages
Hebrews 10:24-25/ James 5:19-20 (Galatians 6:1/ Proverbs 14:12 and 2 Peter 2:21-22/ Galatians 5:19-21/ 1 John 1:9, Proverbs 10:12, 1 Corinthians 5:9-13)

The Principles

Three Things We All Need
A place where we are . . .

(1) Genuinely KNOWN
(2) Lovingly SUPPORTED
(3) Honestly CHALLENGED

Here's Why . . .

(1) Anonymity BREEDS SIN
John 3:19-21/ Ephesians 5:8-9

(2) Some things are too big to FACE ALONE
Galatians 6:2-5

(3) Confession is not just for CATHOLICS
James 5:16/ 1 John 1:9/ Proverbs 28:13/ Judges 10:9-16

Growth Group Homework

1. What's something you did this past summer that was fun or enjoyable - i.e. going to a movie, swimming, family gathering, vacation, barbeque, etc?

2. If you could go back in time and have a conversation with anyone besides Jesus, who would you choose and what would you talk to them about?

3. Looking back at your notes from this week's teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?


1. This weeken ...

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