Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 9/21/2008

Yesterday’s message in the Called series was titled Called to Community. The main idea of the message was that God has called us to community as believers. Here is a brief outline of the message:

Why has God called us to community as believers?

I. We need each other.

    A. Encourage each other in the battle against sin (Hebrews 3:12-13)
    B. Pick each other up when we fall (Galatians 6:1-2)
    C. Spur one another on toward love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24-25)

II. We belong to each other.
    A. We are family (Galatians 6:10)
    B. We are the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27)
    C. Each member of the body belongs to all the others (Romans 12:4-5)

III. We are called to bear witness to Christ.
    A. God is building a people (Titus 2:13-14; Revelation 21:3)
    B. Jesus died for the church (Ephesians 5:25-27)
    C. Our unity testifies to the world that God sent Jesus (John 17:20-21)

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  1. Margaret says:

    Excellent thoughts on the community of believers. One of my first impressions as a new Christian, was the beauty of Christian fellowship. How much we need each other. For those Christians who are not part of a church, they are missing so much, – missing all they might receive, and all they might share in giving. The ministry of outreach among believers is a rich source of blessing, – to those who give, and those who receive. Thanks for this message.

  2. Ray Fowler says:

    Margaret – I agree. My life has been greatly enriched by the experience of Christian community over the years.

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