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December 1, 2013 “The Local Church is the Hope of the World” Matthew 16:18; Romans 12:5
December 01, 2013 Rev. Dr. Robert Lee
New Highland Baptist Church Podcast

December 1, 2013 “The Local Church is the Hope of the World” Matthew 16:18; Romans 12:5

December 01, 2013

Rev. Dr. Robert Lee

Part 13 of “Knowing and Doing the Will of God” A Series on Experiencing God Six Characteristics of the Local Church: 1. A CREATION of Christ. He BUILDS the church. – Matthew 16:18. 2. A living BODY of Christ with many members – Romans 12:5. 3. Christ is the HEAD of the body – Ephesians 4:15-16. 4. Members are interdependent and NEED each other – 1 Cor. 12:27 5. A church is on MISSION with Christ to carry out the Father’s redemptive purposes – Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Cor. 5:17-20. 6. The Local Church is the HOPE of the World—(as quoted by Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church) Questions for Church Members: (Adapted from Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley, p. 67). • Are we moving or simply meeting? • Are we making a measurable difference in our community or simply conducting services? • Are we organized around a mission or are we organized around an antiquated ministry model inherited from a previous generation? • Are we allocating resources as if Jesus is the hope of the world? • Are we a congregation or have we settled on being a location?
Part 13 of “Knowing and Doing the Will of God” A Series on Experiencing God Six Characteristics of the Local Church: 1. A CREATION of Christ. He BUILDS the church. – Matthew 16:18. 2. A living BODY of Christ with many members – Romans 12:5. 3. Christ is the HEAD of the body – Ephesians 4:15-16. 4. Members are interdependent and NEED each other – 1 Cor. 12:27 5. A church is on MISSION with Christ to carry out the Father’s redemptive purposes – Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Cor. 5:17-20. 6. The Local Church is the HOPE of the World—(as quoted by Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church) Questions for Church Members: (Adapted from Deep and Wide by Andy Stanley, p. 67). • Are we moving or simply meeting? • Are we making a measurable difference in our community or simply conducting services? • Are we organized around a mission or are we organized around an antiquated ministry model inherited from a previous generation? • Are we allocating resources as if Jesus is the hope of the world? • Are we a congregation or have we settled on being a location?
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