Matthew 18:17, Matthew 16:13-19
1.) Disengage From The Old = Vs.40
When you have been born again by God’s Spirit you WILL see the world around you differently.
Flee from what is in conflict.
2Corinthians 6:14-17, Isaiah 52:11, Ephesians 4:20-24, Colossians 3:8-10, 2Timothy 2:22
2.) Engage With The New = Vs.42-46
Matthew 16:13-19 and 18:17
Jesus didn’t say very much about what Church was supposed to look like.
a.) The Apostles’ Doctrine = Vs.42
This is still the cornerstone of what every Church should be doing.
There is an essential and vital connection between the study of God’s Word and your growth as a Christian.
b.) Breaking of Bread = Vs.42
The importance of this is sharing intimate time together.
c.) Prayer = Vs.42
When we pray together things change.
Prayer aligns us with God’s purpose, and alignment with His purpose equals answered prayers.
d.) Helping Each Other = Vs.44-45
Some in the Church need help, and you may be the one to meet that need.
YOU’RE the Church!
Christianity is not a weekend faith.
3.) The Unplanned Church = Vs.43, 46-47
Matthew 18:20, 1Corinthians 12:7 and 12-31
He will be in our midst when we gather in His name.
All these elements appeared spontaneously as Christians gathered.
Why don’t we gather together in fellowship, continue steadfastly in the study of God’s Word, share meals and take communion together, pray together, take care of each other and see what God does with that?