Presentation on theme: "What is it and Why should I be apart?. What do we mean by “the Church”? The word “Church” means Ecclesia or “called out” for worship of God. Called out."— Presentation transcript:
What is it and Why should I be apart?
What do we mean by “the Church”? The word “Church” means Ecclesia or “called out” for worship of God. Called out of what? 2 Corinthians 6:14–18 “Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers. For what fellowship has righteousness with lawlessness? And what communion has light with darkness? And what accord has Christ with Belial (a name for the devil) ? Or what part has a believer with an unbeliever? And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.” Therefore “Come out from among them And be separate, says the Lord. Do not touch what is unclean, And I will receive you.” “I will be a Father to you, And you shall be My sons and daughters, Says the Lord Almighty.”” (NKJV)
What do we mean by “the Church”? The word “Church” means Ecclesia or “called out” for worship of God. Called out of what? A life of serving the Devil, Lawlessness, Darkness, Idolatry, and Unbelief.
The Church FounderMatthew 16:18Christ WhereIsaiah 2:3; Acts 2:5,47Jerusalem WhenActs 2Ad 33
Reasons To Go To Church Because I’m commanded to. Command VS Suggestion Hebrews 10:23-25 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Reasons To Go To Church Because I’m commanded to Command VS Suggestion Hebrews 10:23-25 Acts 20:20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,
Reasons To Go To Church For my parents sake. Traditions At some point, religion must become more than tradition. Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.
For my parents sake. Traditions At some point, religion must become more than tradition. Matthew 22:37-38 It must become your religion based on your convictions. Reasons To Go To Church
To be made stronger as a Christian. Hebrews 10:24 “provoke unto love and good works” Acts 2:42-47 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers. And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles. And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
Reasons To Go To Church To be made stronger as a Christian. Hebrews 10:25 Acts 2: Corinthians 14:26 How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.
Reasons To Go To Church Because my children need it. Ephesians 6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Yes, your children need to grow up in the Lord! It’s your responsibility
Reasons To Go To Church Because my children need it. Ephesians 6:4 Yes, your children need to grow up in the Lord! It’s your responsibility Titus 2:3-5 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.
Reasons To Go To Church Because my Lord and Savior Died for it!! Ephesians 5:25-27 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.
Reasons To Go To Church Because my Lord and Savior Died for it!! Ephesians 5:25-27 Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Motivations to go to church Persecution Matthew 13:18-21 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.
Motivations to go to church Fewer Financial Worries? Matthew 19:23-24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Motivations to go to church Fewer Financial Worries? Matthew 19:23-24 Luke 16:13 No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Motivations to go to church Fewer Financial Worries? Matthew 19:23-24 Luke 16:13 1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Motivations to go to church A Sincere Love for Christ? Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. Ephesians 4:13-20
Motivations to go to church A better understanding of my role in the church? Ephesians 4:15-16 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Motivations to go to church A better understanding of my role in the church? Ephesians 4: Corinthians 12: John 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
Motivations to go to church A recognition of my place on the cross. Romans 5:6-11 For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
Motivations to go to church A recognition of my place on the cross. Romans 5:6-11 Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Motivations to go to church A recognition of my place on the cross. Romans 5:6-11 Hebrews 9:14 1 John 3:1-2 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
Worship In Christ's Church Assembling: Hebrews 10:25; 1Corinthians 14:26 Sunday: Acts 20:7; Mark 16:9, Acts 2 Giving: 2Corinthians 9:6,7; 1Corinthians 16:1,2 Lord's Supper: 1Corinthians 11:23-29
Prayer: 1Corinthians 14:15; Acts 12:12 Teaching: 1Corinthians 14:29-34; 1Timothy 2:11,12 Singing: 1Corinthians 14:15; Matthew 26:30 Doctrines of men: Matthew 15:8,9 Worship In Christ's Church
Church Organization Matthew 16:16 He is the head: Ephesians 1:22 Elders: 1Pt.5:1-3; 1Timothy 3:1-7; Philippians 1:1 Deacons: 1 Timothy 3:8-13; Ac.6:1-6; Philippians 1:1
Evangelists: 2 Timothy 4:5; Titus 1:5 Saints: 1Corinthians 1:2;12:12-27; Philippians 1:1 Church Organization Matthew 16:16
Rules and Guides for the Church The Creed Of Christ's Church: Matthew 16:13-16 The Rule And Guide Of Christ's Church: 2 Timothy 3:15-17
The Mission of the Church: Save souls: Romans 1:16 Ours: 2 Peter 1:10 Others: Matthew 28:19,20