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The Distinctive Local Church

The Distinct Local Church

1 Timothy 3:15

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  • Local Church- Spiritual- 1 Timothy 3:15

 

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  • Local Church- God……Christ- Head………Elders- oversight- Phil 1:1

 

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  • Local Church- As Christians we are the bride of Christ- Ephesians 5

 

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  • Local Church- Congregationally to bring back to correct behavior and save the soul- Matthew 18, 1 Cor 5, 2 Thes 3

 

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  • Local Church- No Responsibility
    • 1 Cor 1:20-21, 2:1-5
    • Jesus didn't set up schools to save people- John 6:45, Mark 16:15-16

 

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  • Local Church- Contribution on the first day of the week
    • Why we don’t have bake sales, auctions, bean dinners, or car washes

 

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  • Local Church- Lord's Supper, preaching, gathering, collection singing, prayers, reports, reading, bible study,
    • Acts 20:7, 1 Cor 16:1-2, Acts 2:42

 

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  • Local Church:
    • Funds are contributed to the local church and:
    • Used to support local preacher- 1 Cor 9:1-18
    • Sent directly to preachers in other places for support- Phil 1:3-5, 4:14-20, 2 Cor 11:8-9
    • Used to preach in various ways like tv shows, radio, website, church sign, booklets, burning cd's
    • Funds never sent to an organization to do this work for several reasons
      • No authority or way to control the money

 

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  • Local Church-
  • We have an expedient meeting place which is an aid to us assembling, worship, evangelizing. Heb 10:25, Acts 20:7
  • Encouragement- James 2:1-12
  • Discipline- Matthew 18:17
  • Worship- 1 Cor 14:26, 11:33

 

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  • Local Church- The Pattern is for the church to help needy members
    • Those among us- Acts 2:44-45, 4:32-35, 6:1-7,

 

***We Cannot Forget The Purpose Of The Church, Stop Following God’s Pattern, Or Quit Working.