Posted: August 14, 2011 in Uncategorized
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My Pastor preached on the local Church. I urged you, I beg you to listen to it! Below are my notes:
What is the biblical role of the local Church?

-Make Disciples
-Teach Them!

How Should the Church function?

1. Work for Christ (1Thessalonians 1:2-3)

2. Witness for Christ (1 Thessalonians 1:6-8)

-Living out the faith
-Sometimes it is/can be a full presentation
-Basically, a witness!

3. Worship of Christ (1 Thessalonians 2:12-14)

4. Walk with Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:1-8)

5. Wuv like Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:9-10)

6. Watch for Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

~The local Church needs to live for Christ!~

What are the reasons for leaving one local church and joining another?

–4 Reasons to leave a Church–

1. Truth not being taught (Acts 20:29-31; Revelation 2:12-16)

2. Leadership is controlling and unloving (3rd John 9-11)

3. Unqualified leadership (1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:7-9)

4. Pastor/Leader living in sin (1 Timothy 5:19-21)

Why is Church membership necessary?

1. Commitment (Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)

2. Community (Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:25)

-Do not forsake coming together.
-Do not have the mentality that it is about me. Community is about others!

~Membership is about community~

3. Accountability (Matthew 18:15-17; Galatians 6:1)


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