The Church

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Show You Believe by Belonging

The Bible says a Christian without a church home is like an organ without a body, a sheep without a flock, or a child without a family. It is an unnatural state. The Bible says, “You belong in God’s household with every other Christian.” (Ephesians 2:19b LB) Today’s culture of independent individualism has created many spiritual orphans – “bunny believers” …

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Don’t Just Believe. Belong!

You are called to belong, not just believe. Even in the perfect, sinless environment of Eden, God said, “It is not good for man to be alone.” (Genesis 2:18 NIV) We are created for community, fashioned for fellowship, and formed for a family, and none of us can fulfill God’s purposes by ourselves. The Bible knows nothing of solitary saints …

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Church Family: Lab for Love

A church family moves you out of self-centered isolation. The local church is the classroom for learning how to get along in God’s family. It is a lab for practicing unselfish love. As a participating member you learn to care about others and share the experiences of others: “If one part of the body suffers, all the other parts suffer …

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The Priestly Challenge

On February 17th, Noel Sanderson introduced the priestly challenge: “Peter, feed my sheep.” John 21:17 (With what food?) My food is to do the will of Him who sent me and to accomplish (finish) His works. John 4:34 “You are a…royal priesthood…that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” 1 …

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The Church: We are a people of God on mission together!

In today’s society Christianity is at the margins of culture. While it is true that many Christian virtues are loosely followed or promoted the shift has happened where the world around us has little or no interest in the gospel message, let alone coming to a church service. For us who are part of the church I wonder if we …

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Christ and the Church

The relationship between Christ and the church can be clearly seen in the book of Ephesians. As we continue in our series “The Church”, take time to read and meditate on these scriptures in Ephesians. Christ is the head of the church Ephesians 1:22-23; Eph 4:15; Eph 5:23 Christ is the cornerstone of the church Eph 2:20 Christ is the …

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