BE A PART OF THE CHURCH
#3 in the series Formed by Jesus
Passages: Acts 2:42-47, Gal 3:26-28, Matt 25:40, Heb 10:24-25
Misconceptions About Why People Leave the Church:
- People leave primarily because of ___________ experiences.
- Young people leave after attending __________ universities.
- People leave church because they _______ the faith.
- The people leaving are ___________ on the political left.
A body of people who __________ and give evidence that they have been saved by God’s grace alone, for his glory alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. – Mark Dever
A place we ______ out the one-another’s of Scripture before a watching world.
Truth #1: You do not come to _________ without coming to his people.
Truth #2: You cannot ________ Christ without serving his people.
What do we miss if we neglect community?
- Spiritual _______
- The one another’s
The virtuous soul that is alone is like the burning coal that is alone. It will grow _________ rather than hotter. – Saint John of the Cross
If every Christian in the world adopted your view of church, would the church grow and flourish, or would it cease to exist?