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The People of the Church - Part 1 (1 of 10)
Series: Church Life
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 12-14
We are beginning a new series of messages today from God's word around a much need topic: CHURCHLife. For the next several weeks, we're going to discover and rediscover what God says about something that is very dear to Him: His Church.
Let me tell you just how dear the church is to Jesus: He died for the church! That's right! Jesus loves the church so much that He was willing to DIE for her! That's what the Bible tells us in Ephesians 5.25, " ... Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her."
We ought to love what Jesus loves. We ought to love the church because Jesus loves the church. And over the next several weeks, we're going to learn what the Bible says about CHURCHLIFE and you will not want to miss a Sunday!
In fact, I believe that this new series of messages will be helpful for you who are looking for a church family. Over the next few weeks you're going to discover if RSBC is the church for you. You need to stop looking for the "perfect church" or the "nearly perfect church," and start looking for the "right church," the one that's "right" for you.
This series will also be helpful to those you will be inviting to bible study and worship. What a great time to encourage them to join you here on Sundays to learn more about CHURCHLIFE and what that looks like here at RSBC.
This series will also be helpful to us who are already involved in a local church. We're going to discover if we have a biblical or unbiblical view of CHURCHLIFE? What about our CHURCHLIFE? Does our CHURCHLIFE look like the CHURCHLIFE in the New Testament? And should it? Are we a first century church in the twenty-first century?
Well, as you can tell, there is a lot to think about when it comes to CHURCHLIFE. And it's my prayer that God will use these messages: *to challenge us,
*to convict us us,
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