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W HAT A RE W E D OING ? 1 Corinthians 12:12-14 Page 1785 John 15:1-8 Page 1676 Acts 2:42-47 Page 1694
L AST W EEK : Why are We Here? Answer – To love God and love others following the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). We, as individuals, are here for good, better, and best reasons.
T HIS W EEK : What are we doing to help one another live lives that reflect the great commandment and the great commission?
W HO IS THE “ WE ?” The answer to the question depends on which we is being talked about? We – leaders We – congregation We – all of us joining God in His work.
1 C ORINTHIANS 12:12-14 P AGE 1785 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body-- whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 1CO 12:14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many…
J OHN 15:1-8 P AGE 1676 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
J OHN 15:1-8 P AGE 1676 JN 15:5 "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8 This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.
A CTS 2:42-47 P AGE 1694 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
W HAT W AS G OD A SKING T HEM TO D O ? Be a body. Develop and use talents. Receive from others. Remain connected. Remain Christ centered. Live His word. Be dedicated to fellowship, ministry, worship, fellowship and discipleship. Let God give the increase.
W HAT D O W E H AVE IN P LACE TO H ELP U S L OVE G OD AND O THERS ? Personal Helps: Discovering Church Membership. Developing Spiritual Maturity. Discovering My Ministry. Dedicated to Ministry.
W HAT D O W E H AVE IN P LACE TO H ELP U S L OVE G OD AND O THERS ? Action Groups: No one can do everything but everyone can do something. Fellowship Action Group – Contact… Worship Action Group – Contact… Discipleship Action Group – Contact… Evangelism Action Group – Contact…
W HAT D O W E H AVE IN P LACE TO H ELP U S L OVE G OD AND O THERS ? Life Groups: “Where Timeless Truth Meets Daily Life.” Tuesday Quilting 10 am Tuesday Evening 6pm Wednesday Daytime 1 pm Ladies Class Thursday 9:15 am Men’s Breakfast 2 nd Saturday 9 am
W HAT D O W E H AVE IN P LACE TO H ELP U S L OVE G OD AND O THERS ? Sunday Bible Study and Worship: Adult Bible Class Classes for All Ages of Children Worship that is Christ centered. Worship as a family. Sermons with application!
W HAT A BOUT Y OU ? Where are you at within the congregation? How are you connecting? How are you being fed and led? Where, and how, are you giving for the benefit of others? What are you doing?