Romans, Part 12: How to Grow Hopeful During Affliction
How to Walk in a World of Chaos, Part 3: Connect With God's Family
How we do live in a world that seems to be falling apart? Today's message is entitled "Connect with God's Family" and is the third in a series entitled, "How To Walk Through Chaos."
Part 1 Stick with Jesus- our Savior
Part 2 Study God's Word- our map
Part 3 Connect with God's Church- our family/team
Part 4 Serve one another
Part 5 Share the Good News
How to Walk Through Chaos
Part 3: Connect With God’s Family Galatians 6:10
Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us work for the good of all, especially for those who belong to the household of faith
-Every follower of Christ is in the family of God
-A Christ follower not in church is a practically an orphan!
Bible Descriptions of God’s Family
-Household of Faith
-Church- ekklesia, a Called Out Assembly
-Body of Christ
-Bride of Christ
-Local- most references are to a particular local church
1. We experience belonging
Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with the saints, and members of God’s household.
2. We need encouragement
Hebrews 10:24-25 And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.
3. We need each other
Galatians 6:2 Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
Hebrews 3:13 But encourage each other daily, while it is called today, so that none of you is hardened by sin’s deception.
4. Jesus works through unity
Matthew 18:19-20 Again, truly I tell you, if two of you on earth agree about any matter that you pray for, it will be done for
by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there among them.
5. We are witnesses for Jesus
John 17:21 May they all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us, so that the world may believe you sent me.
How To Connect
1. Practice “one another”
2. Participate in Large and Small Groups
Acts 5:42 Every day in the temple, and in various homes, they continued teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Messiah.
3. Connect Small
Fun and Food
-Bruce Larson quote: Christ wants his church to be unshockable, democratic, permissive—a fellowship where people can come in and say,“I’m sunk!” “I’m beat!” “I’ve had it!”
How will you Connect With God’s Family?
List who to connect with
Consider how- all the safe, convenient ways to meet
The One-Another Commands in the New Testament
B: Bible book
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