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1 Work of the Church Five Lessons on the Lord’s Church

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3 Work of the Church is Limited Every organization has a limited scope  illus.: Kiwanis, Gates Foundation, Love’s insurance agency Work of church limited by God  illus.: 1 Cor. 16:1-2 funds relieve saints Work of Christians is broader in scope  illus.: Gal. 6:9-10; 1 Tim. 5:16  church cannot necessarily do same work as individuals

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5 Assembly of the Saints Heb. 10:24-25  next lesson

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7 Evangelism and Teaching Great Commission Purpose: evangelism (teaching) Church is evangelistic Local churches sent out, supported Individuals supported Money (support) direct to person

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9 Benevolence Limited in Scope Secular examples  Kiwanis, Gates Foundation Benevolence of church limited  1 Cor. 16:1-2 collection for saints Benevolence of individuals broader  Gal. 6:9-10 good to all  1 Tim. 5:16 family  Ja. 1:27 widows, orphans Church can’t do everything a Christian can do! Method of Distribution Correct method Sending Church Receiving Church Incorrect method Sending Church Denomination Receiving Church Sending Church Convention Receiving Church Sending Church Society Receiving Church Sending Church Sponsoring Church Receiving Church

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11 Discipline Immoral brethren  1 Cor. 5:9-13 refused to repent Unruly brethren  2 Th. 3:6, admonish as brother Process....  Matt. 18:15-17 go to them  Gal. 6:1-2 spiritual, bear burdens  Ja. 5:19-20 result: salvation

12 Time Frame (When) Causing division  Tit. 3:10-11 after 1 st and 2 nd.... Blatant sin, others hurt  1 Cor. 5:5-6 quickly Otherwise  2 Tim. 4:2 be longsuffering

13 Mistaken Ideas.... * New Christians only have a week.... * Withdraw from every brother who sins * Withdraw from Christian don’t know * Can withdraw from Christian who already withdrew from us * Withdraw from Christian just because another congregation withdrew * Withdraw = no interaction * Once congregation withdraw from another congregation

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