Presentation on theme: "BOOKLETS AVAILABLE 1.Suggested donation of $2 for small and $3 for large. 2.Write your name. 3.Join a small group bible study. 4.Begin to get to know."— Presentation transcript:
CHURCH PICNIC May 25, 2014 at Wilson Park After the third service
QUOTE... todays church is not a community but rather a collection of individuals. p. 45
EPH 4:16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
QUOTE The development of meaningful relationships where every member carries a significant sense of belonging is central to what it means to be the church. p. 35
QUOTE George Gallup Jr. concluded from his studies and polls that Americans are among the loneliest people in the world. p. 24
EPH 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.
OUR UNITY IS THE BASIS FOR OUR COMMUNITY IN CHRIST JESUS (27x) – If you includein whom in the Lord (38x). ONE (14X) - one new person one body one Spirit one hope one God and Father LOVE (19X) - mentions love (19x) – verb 10x, noun 9x. Begins and ends by mentioning love (1:4, 6:24)
INTRODUCTION TO EPHESIANS BECAUSE OF MY BLESSINGS IN CHRIST I WILL BE PART OF A LOVING COMMUNITY WITH OTHER BELIEVERS