Messy Christianity…Amazing Love Produces a Vibrant Church

Hebrews 10                                                              July 30, 2017

Pastor Todd Harker

Scripture Emphasis:

Heb 10:24-25 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another — and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

 

The foundation of a vibrant church must be Bible based, Christ centered and Grace driven.  After these, there are several other key ingredients that must be present for a church to be alive and well.  They all come from the “one another’s” in the New Testament.

How to make a church alive, well and vibrant…

 

  1. We must actively ________________ in community – Heb. 10:25
  • We are _____________ within community than we are as an individual
  • God views the community as a ___________ priority.
  • “When I miss, I am missed”
  1. This community must keep _______________ issues from becoming major _______________
  • No personal ________________ – Phil. 4:4
  • No grumbling or _________________ – James 5:7-9
  • No __________; no division – 1 Cor. 3:1-4; no discord – Prov. 6:16-19
  1. This community must _________________ the awesome things
  • We must make our words _______________ – Heb. 3:12, 13
  • We must make prayer _______________ – James 5:16
  1. This community must _________________ the most amazing thing – 1 Thess. 5:1-11
  • _____________ _____________!!!

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