Why Church - Week 3
Why should I be a part it?
1 Corinthians 12:27 NLT
All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it.
How am I a part of it? Your life is a message to the world.
Psalm 19:1-4, 14 NLT
1 The heavens proclaim the glory of God.
The skies display his craftsmanship.
2 Day after day they continue to speak;
night after night they make him known.
3 They speak without a sound or word;
their voice is never heard.
4 Yet their message has gone throughout the earth,
and their words to all the world.
14 May the words of my mouth
and the meditation of my heart
be pleasing to you,
O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Actions speak louder than words.
Every day, your life is preaching a sermon?
SOME OF THE LOUDEST SERMONS YOU PREACH WILL BE WITH YOUR THOUGHTS. #WhyChurch
Thoughts turn into actions.
Exodus 9:16 NIV
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth.
Matthew 16:13-20 NLT
13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 “Well,” they replied, “some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, and others say Jeremiah or one of the other prophets.” 15 Then he asked them, “But who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” 17Jesus replied, “You are blessed, Simon son of John, because my Father in heaven has revealed this to you. You did not learn this from any human being. 18 Now I say to you that you are Peter (which means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it. 19 And I will give you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. Whatever you forbid on earth will be forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will be permitted in heaven.”
You are a part of the body of Christ, you are a part of the church.
THE POWERS OF HELL WILL NOT CONQUER IT.
THE POWERS OF HELL WILL NOT CONQUER YOU!
What message are you preaching to yourself?
Isaiah 54:3 NLT
3 For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities.
THE DEVIL IS NOT AFRAID OF A BIG CHURCH; HE IS AFRAID OF THE UNITED CHURCH. #WhyChurch
Romans 8:31-35 NIV
If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
THE CHURCH IS THE HOPE OF THE WORLD AND YOU ARE A PART OF IT!
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