PART 7. TOGETHERNESS – LIVING IN COMMUNITY

 

 

“For where two or three gather together because they are Mine, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20 (NLT)

 

“In Him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22 (NIV)

 

What do I need to experience community?

 

A clear ___________________.

 

 

“There is no longer Jew or Gentile, slave or free, male or female.  For you are all Christians—you are one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 (NLT)

 

 

Only one confession has stood the test of time:

 

 

A consistent ___________________.

 

 

“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” Proverbs 19:21 (NIV)

 

The Five Purposes of the Church

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Adapted from “The Purpose Driven Church,” by Rick Warren.  Used by Permission.

 

“Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church…” Acts 2:41 (NLT)

 

 

“Let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity…” Hebrews 6:1 (NIV)

 

 

“And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”  Hebrews 13:16 (NIV)

 

 

“His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known…”  Ephesians 3:10 (NIV)

 

 

              “…Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.”  Matthew 4:10 (NIV)

 

 

A credible _____________________ family.

 

“They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship…”  Acts 2:42 (NLT)

 

              The word in the Bible for fellowship is:  _____________________

 

 

              What’s needed:

 

                            __________________________

 

 

“…What a person plants he will harvest.”  Galatians 6:7 (MSG)

 

 

“Share each other’s troubles and problems, and in this way obey the law of Christ.”  Galatians 6:2 (NIV)

 

              __________________________

 

 

“A friend is always loyal…”  Proverbs 17:17 (NLT)

 

 

__________________________

 

 

“This is the very best way to love.  Put your life on the line for your friends.” John 15:13  (MSG)

 

 

__________________________

 

“…encourage one another and build each other up….” 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV)

 

 

A connecting ____________________________.

 

 

“They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, sharing the Lord’s Supper….”  Acts 2:42 (NLT)

 

 

“For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.”  1 Corinthians 11:26 (NIV)