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The church, Acts 4:11-12; Eph 2:19-22; 4:14-16; 1 Cor 14:26 The church, Acts 4:11-12; Eph 2:19-22; 4:14-16; 1 Cor 14:26 Ourselves, Acts 20:32; Col 2:6-7;

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Presentation on theme: "The church, Acts 4:11-12; Eph 2:19-22; 4:14-16; 1 Cor 14:26 The church, Acts 4:11-12; Eph 2:19-22; 4:14-16; 1 Cor 14:26 Ourselves, Acts 20:32; Col 2:6-7;"— Presentation transcript:

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2 The church, Acts 4:11-12; Eph 2:19-22; 4:14-16; 1 Cor 14:26 The church, Acts 4:11-12; Eph 2:19-22; 4:14-16; 1 Cor 14:26 Ourselves, Acts 20:32; Col 2:6-7; 2 Pet 1:5-8 Ourselves, Acts 20:32; Col 2:6-7; 2 Pet 1:5-8 Our relations, Rom 14:19; 15:2; 1 Ths 5:11; Eph 4:29 Our relations, Rom 14:19; 15:2; 1 Ths 5:11; Eph 4:29 2

3 Obedient heart, Gen 6:22; 7:5 Obedient heart, Gen 6:22; 7:5 Cost of obedience, Lk 6:46; 14:27-28 Cost of obedience, Lk 6:46; 14:27-28 Faithful endurance, Heb 11:7 Faithful endurance, Heb 11:7 Massive size, few workers, animals, food, time lapse, unrepentant hearers Massive size, few workers, animals, food, time lapse, unrepentant hearers Deliverance from God, Heb 11:7 Deliverance from God, Heb 11:7 3

4 God’s pattern, Exo 25:8-9 (Heb 8:5) God’s pattern, Exo 25:8-9 (Heb 8:5) Build up the church in truth, Eph 4:15 Build up the church in truth, Eph 4:15 Build up ourselves with the gospel, Acts 20:32 Build up ourselves with the gospel, Acts 20:32 Build up our relations like Christ, Rom 15:2-3 Build up our relations like Christ, Rom 15:2-3 4

5 Giving is essential, Exo 25:1-8 Giving is essential, Exo 25:1-8 Willing hearts, Exo 35:4-5, Willing hearts, Exo 35:4-5, Successful building is accomplished through our freewill offerings, cf. Exo 35:29; 2 Cor 8:5, 11-12; 9:7 Successful building is accomplished through our freewill offerings, cf. Exo 35:29; 2 Cor 8:5, 11-12; 9:7 5

6 Preparation, 1 Chron 28:2; 29:2-3 Preparation, 1 Chron 28:2; 29:2-3 Desire in the heart Desire in the heart Prepare with all your might Prepare with all your might Prepare our hearts and lives to build: Prepare our hearts and lives to build: Set our minds, Col 3:1-2 Set our minds, Col 3:1-2 Diligent workers, 2 Tim 2:15 Diligent workers, 2 Tim 2:15 Remain diligent, Phil 3:12-14 Remain diligent, Phil 3:

7 We build for God, not men, 1 Chron 29:1, 16 We build for God, not men, 1 Chron 29:1, 16 Work together for God’s glory, 1 Cor 3:5-10 Work together for God’s glory, 1 Cor 3:5-10 Always keep God and His will in sight Always keep God and His will in sight 7

8 Undying commitment, Neh 1:2-4 Undying commitment, Neh 1:2-4 Watch out for apathy and delay, Acts 20:19-20 Watch out for apathy and delay, Acts 20:19-20 A “mind to work”, Neh 4:6 A “mind to work”, Neh 4:6 The importance of the work compels us, 1 Cor 15:58 The importance of the work compels us, 1 Cor 15:58 8

9 Withstand opposition, Neh 4:1-6; 6:1-4 Withstand opposition, Neh 4:1-6; 6:1-4 Enemies will: Enemies will: Despise you, Neh 4:4 Despise you, Neh 4:4 Try to discourage you, Neh 4:1 Try to discourage you, Neh 4:1 Try to distract you, Neh 6:2-3, 6-9 Try to distract you, Neh 6:2-3, 6-9 We have a great work! Matt 5:10-12 We have a great work! Matt 5:

10 God uses willing workers who work in faith to build the church, to strengthen personal faith and to secure godly relations God uses willing workers who work in faith to build the church, to strengthen personal faith and to secure godly relations Requirements include: Obedient faith, sacrifice, submission, preparation and commitment that withstands opposition Requirements include: Obedient faith, sacrifice, submission, preparation and commitment that withstands opposition 10


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