Bulletin: September 24, 2023


#3 in the series Formed by Jesus
Dave Tate

Passages: Acts 2:42-47, Gal 3:26-28, Matt 25:40, Heb 10:24-25

Misconceptions About Why People Leave the Church:

  1. People leave primarily because of ___________ experiences.
  2. Young people leave after attending __________ universities.
  3. People leave church because they _______ the faith.
  4. The people leaving are ___________ on the political left.

The Church

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

Biblical Community

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?