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1 4 Marks of a Healthy Church 1 Corinthians 16

2 ① GIVE to the needy Healthy Churches... 4 Marks

3 Acts 11:27–29 Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch. One of them named Agabus stood up and began to indicate by the Spirit that there would certainly be a great famine all over the world. And this took place in the reign of Claudius. And in the proportion that any of the disciples had means, each of them determined to send a contribution for the relief of the brethren living in Judea. Healthy Churches...

4 ① GIVE to the needy Healthy Churches... 4 Marks Romans 15:25–26...but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints. For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem.

5 ① GIVE to the needy Healthy Churches... 4 Marks Plutarch, 1 st century Greek historian “Rulers should show philanthropy to their friends and the friends should shower them with love and honor.”

6 ① GIVE to the needy Healthy Churches... 4 Marks Luke 6:35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.”

7 ① GIVE to the needy –consistent Healthy Churches... 4 Marks Ralph Waldo Emerson “Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an action and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.”

8 ① GIVE to the needy –consistent –universal –proportional –generous –joyful Healthy Churches... 4 Marks C.S. Lewis “I do not believe one can settle how much we ought to give. I am afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare.”

9 ① GIVE to the needy –“People in Need” fund –Community Partners Brazos Church Food Pantry Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach Hope Pregnancy Center SOS Ministries The Bridge Ministries Healthy Churches... 4 Marks

10 ① GIVE to the needy –“People in Need” fund –Community Partners –Persecuted Christians: “Shalom Project” –Your family Healthy Churches... 4 Marks

11 ② RESPECT their spiritual leaders –elders and deacons Healthy Churches... 4 Marks 1 Thessalonians 5:12–13 But we request of you, brethren, that you appreciate those who diligently labor among you, and have charge over you in the Lord and give you instruction, and that you esteem them very highly in love because of their work…

12 ② RESPECT their spiritual leaders –elders and deacons Healthy Churches... 4 Marks

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15 ② RESPECT their spiritual leaders –elders and deacons –pastor-teachers –missionaries Healthy Churches... 4 Marks

16 ③ GUARD the essentials of the faith –persecution –division –immorality –legalism –false teaching Healthy Churches... 4 Marks

17 ③ GUARD the essentials of the faith Healthy Churches... 4 Marks 2 Thessalonians 2:15 So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.

18 ③ GUARD the essentials of the faith Healthy Churches... 4 Marks Philippians 1:27 Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel; in no way alarmed by your opponents...

19 ④ LOVE one another Healthy Churches... 4 Marks John 13:34–35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

20 @briangfisher Brian Fisher grace-bible.org/resources Grace Bible Church App Resources


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