Presentation on theme: "To Build a Contagious Church: We Must be ONE!. Unity Under Attack First “Church Fuss” was over benevolenceFirst “Church Fuss” was over benevolence Acts."— Presentation transcript:
To Build a Contagious Church: We Must be ONE!
Unity Under Attack First “Church Fuss” was over benevolenceFirst “Church Fuss” was over benevolence Acts 6:1-7Acts 6:1-7 This had potential to destroy the churchThis had potential to destroy the church Look at the response and the resultLook at the response and the result –Get people together –Get everyone involved in the solution –Resulted in God’s glory –Resulted in growth
Unity Exemplified At least Twice we see the early church united –A–A–A–Acts 2:45 – “and they sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all, according to as any man had need.” –A–A–A–Acts 4:32 – “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul: and not one of them said that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things in common.”
Did you see it? Did you catch the answer?Did you see it? Did you catch the answer? –The believers were of one heart –They were of one soul –No THINGS were as important as the Lord they served.
How to Build a Great Church Gen 11:6 – Four Lessons from Babel about Building a Contagious Church –F–F–F–First, the people are ONE – Unity –S–S–S–Second, the people have one language – TRUTH –T–T–T–Third, the people “begin to do” – Work –F–F–F–Fourth, the people had a purpose - Dream
Note the results God observed – “Nothing that they propose to do will be withheld from them.” What are modern examples? –F–F–F–Fall of Berlin Wall / End of Cold War –S–S–S–Space flight – government and private –I–I–I–International Space Station –C–C–C–Comet destruction –B–B–B–Building a Contagious Church?
To Build a Contagious Church: 1.Connect People with Jesus and His word 2.Have Contagious Leaders 3.We MUST be ONE!