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A CHURCH FOR EVERYONE

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Mission: Love God, Love People, and Impact Community
WHOSE MISSION IS THIS? OURS.
That makes you important!
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. 44 All the believers were together and had everything in common. 45 Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. 46 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
They didn’t go to church… they were the church!
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WE HAVE A VISION FOR A CHURCH WHERE
1) EVERYONE LOVES
Everyone in the world… we’ll always be persecuted.
Christians loves the church!
Story about Christian not going to church
My child not coming home to be with family!
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her…29 After all, no one ever hated his own body, but he feeds and cares for it, just as Christ does the church— 30 for we are members of his body. ,
Christ’s heart beats for the church… I want to love what he loves!
Many are critical… See so many good things.
Let me tell you what I love about LC… Stories from your campus…
I LOVE THE CHURCH!
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2) EVERYONE SERVES
The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ... 14 Now the body is not made up of one part but of many…19 If they were all one part, where would the body be? 20 As it is, there are many parts, but one body. 21 The eye cannot say to the hand, "I don't need you!" And the head cannot say to the feet, "I don't need you!"
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Basin theology
Want to be great… Greatest serves
Illustrate… tell story of someone serving on your campus
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3) EVERYONE SUPPORTS
10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house.
tithe: maaser—one tenth.
Not my job…
Imagine what we could do…
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4) EVERYONE IS CHANGED BY THE CHURCH.
The early church prayed, fasted, loved…
And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
No needy people among them..
Here is how many people were saved here…
Let me tell you about the stories behind the numbers…
Church helped me… cardboard signs
Bill Hybels says, the local church is the hope of the world.
Love the church!
Give to the church.
Pray for the church.
Serve the church.
Invest in the church.
Give your life to Christ through his church!
The church is more than just a building that we worship in once a week, but rather we are the church each and every day of our lives. Commit to God in prayer that you will do your part to become the church by loving the church, serving as the church and supporting the church. Pray and ask God to continue to strengthen and bless your church.
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