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Live Your Calling - You Are Called to Belong

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Formed For His Family

Eph 1:5
Family = Church
1 Timothy 3:14–15 CSB
I write these things to you, hoping to come to you soon. But if I should be delayed, I have written so that you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

Formed For His Family

Called to belong
Ecclesia - The called out
Church is not an event - Group I belong to
Benefits of Belonging
5 metaphors in bible for church
Family- Identity - mostly comes through relationships vs 19
No black sheep
Hebrews 2:11 CSB
For the one who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters,
Benefits of Belonging
Family - identifying marks - Baptism
Acts 2:41 CSB
So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand people were added to them.
Benefits of Belonging
Temple/building - takes many parts
Spare parts - in the building but not part of it
1 Corinthians 3:16 CSB
Don’t you yourselves know that you are God’s temple and that the Spirit of God lives in you?
Benefits of Belonging
Supported by others - vs 21-22
No connection building will collapse - think legos - created to connect
Romans 1:11–12 CSB
For I want very much to see you, so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you, that is, to be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.
Covenant - commit to support and help each other
Benefits of Belonging
Body - I discover my unique value
Romans 12:4–5 CSB
Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, in the same way we who are many are one body in Christ and individually members of one another.
Benefits of Belonging
Body - many parts - different and unique
Everyone’s needed - make Body complete
We each have a work to do- roles/ministries - not all the same thing
We belong to each other - not just belief / belong
We all need each other - cant fulfill God’s purpose alone
Ephesians 4:25 CSB
Therefore, putting away lying, speak the truth, each one to his neighbor, because we are members of one another.
Benefits of Belonging
Flock - protected and cared for
Psalm 100:3 CSB
Acknowledge that the Lord is God. He made us, and we are his— his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Benefits of Belonging
Flock - Ps 23, John 10,
Every church has 2 kind of people care for me
Pastor - shepherd
Hebrews 13:17 CSB
Obey your leaders and submit to them, since they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.
Benefits of Belonging
Pastor - you care for each other - small groups
58 one another’s in NT
Galatians 6:2 CSB
Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 CSB
Therefore encourage one another and build each other up as you are already doing.
Benefits of Belonging
Garden/ vineyard - how we grow and become fruitful
Garden - my life becomes productive
John 15:4–5 CSB
Remain in me, and I in you. Just as a branch is unable to produce fruit by itself unless it remains on the vine, neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. The one who remains in me and I in him produces much fruit, because you can do nothing without me.
Benefits of Belonging
A disconnected branch cannot bear fruit
5 basic needs - identity, stability, capacity, security, productivity
Fulfill calling - Power to live, People to live with, Principles to live by, Plan to live out, Purpose to live for
Where else will you get all these? Why stay disconnected?
"On the most elementary level, you do not have to go to church to be a Christian. You do not have to go home to be married either. But in both cases if you do not, you will have a very poor relationship."- R. Kent Hughes

Formed For His Family

You are wanted - You belong
Baptism , Join us next week for our Discover class, connect to a small group
Those already doing this - fall in love with the church
Hope of the world - Only thing that will last
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