Presentation on theme: "2 Thess. 3:14. GOALS FOR EVERY CONGREGATION #1 Intro. Ever think much on our goals here? Every congregation has goals: 1. No Vision = Drifting. 2. “Keep."— Presentation transcript:
GOALS FOR EVERY CONGREGATION #1 Intro. Ever think much on our goals here? Every congregation has goals: 1. No Vision = Drifting. 2. “Keep house”= Status Quo. 3. Definite Goals = Focus. Goal - Objective, purpose, aim, plan. An end that is WORKED toward. If no work - then how is it a goal? BEING SCRIPTURAL
GOALS FOR EVERY CONGREGATION #1 I. WHAT DOES SCRIPTURAL MEAN? BEING SCRIPTURAL A. We Follow Scriptures (Heb. 8:5; 2 Thess. 3:14). B. We Follow Whole Counsel (Acts 20:27). In all areas, or else not scriptural! C. Not Let Personal Preferences Stand In Way (Rom. 10:3; Matt. 15:9). D. Pay Attention To Details (Matt. 23:23; Luke 16:10).
GOALS FOR EVERY CONGREGATION #1 II. WHY SO IMPORTANT? BEING SCRIPTURAL A. Please God (Heb. 11:6; 1 John 3:22; 1 Thess. 4:1). B. Fellowship With God (1 Cor. 10:14-22). C. Lest We Be Like The Denominations: Increasingly Ecumenical Prefer Their Church Over The Lord’s. Prefer Their Plan Over The Lords’. Prefer To Get Have Fellowship, Even If Differ Doctrinally!
GOALS FOR EVERY CONGREGATION #1 III. HOW BE SCRIPTURAL? BEING SCRIPTURAL A. Common Standard (1 Cor. 1:10; Phil. 3:16). B. Truly Care (Phil. 2:20; Mark 8:34). C. Mutual Admonitions To Follow Scriptures (Heb. 10:24; 2 Pet. 1:12-15). D. Rebuke Any Effort To Do Otherwise.
GOALS FOR EVERY CONGREGATION #1 IV. AREAS TO WORK ON BEING SCRIPTURAL A. Evangelism (every joint supply Eph. 4:16). B. Being United (same mind 1 Cor. 1:10). C. Elders (submission to one another Heb. 13:7, 17). D. Worship (shared purpose and practice John 4:23-24) E. Teaching (speak same 2 Cor. 4:13)
GOALS FOR EVERY CONGREGATION #1 CONCLUSION: BEING SCRIPTURAL Let us work together toward this goal! “Now the God of patience and of comfort grant you to be of the same mind one with another according to Christ Jesus: that with one accord ye may with one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, even as Christ also received you, to the glory of God.” (Rom. 15:5-7)
HUMAN ERROR: At The Point Of Faith, Before & Without Obedience. One Moment Is Enough! BIBLE TRUTH: IN OBEDIENT & LIVING FAITH! (Rom. 4:3, 12; 6:3f, 16-18; Jas. 2:14-24) In Whom Do We Trust?