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Build According To The Pattern
What Is A Pattern? To a builder --- a blueprint To a seamstress --- a pattern To a manufacturer --- the spec’s What happens when a pattern is changed? What if everyone involved decided to make changes on their own? What if only one person made a change to the pattern?
What Is A Divine Pattern? Same as the others: It is a blueprint, pattern, guideline, rulebook, example,etc… It cannot be changed or altered in any way without consequences. The result of following the pattern will give us what the Creator willed for us to do.
THE DIVINE PATTERN Comes from God 2 Corinthians 2:11-12 Jeremiah 10:23 Proverbs 16:25 God Showed Moses the pattern and Moses built it according to the pattern Exodus 25:8-9,40 Hebrews 8:5
The Divine Pattern David gave Solomon the plans for the Temple. 1 Chronicles 28:11- 12, 19 DOCTRINE Acts 2:42 Mark those who do not follow the apostles doctrine; Romans 16:17-18 2 Thessalonians 3:6
Seed Of The Divine Pattern God’s law: Seed bearing after its kind Gen 1:11-12 Seed is the word of God in Matthew 13 Plant the same seed (doctrine) from the beginning of the church, and you get the same church. Paul talked of planting the seed of the church and God gives the increase. 1 Corinthians 3:6
Build Church According To The Pattern Name: Acts 11:26; Romans 16:16 Foundation: 1 Corinthians 3:11, Matthew 16:18; Law: 1 Corinthians 14:37; 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Membership: Acts 2:38,47; Galatians 3:26-27
Build Church According To The Pattern Organization: Acts 14:23; Philippians 1:1; Ephesians 4:11 Worship: Acts 2:42; Ephesians 5:19; Acts 20:7 Discipline: Matthew 18:17; 1 Corinthians 5:4-5, Revelation 2:14-16 Love of Brethren: 1 Peter 1:22; Hebrews 13:1; John 13:34-35
According To The Pattern We could talk a long time about what is not following the pattern given to us in God’s word. 2 Timothy 1:13 We must be faithful to follow the pattern given to us. Psalm 127:1 Are you part of a group that has followed the pattern?
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