Bob Ryver - 31/12/2017

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The Purpose of the Church 2018

  1. Two Items that make the Church _____________.
  2. We, the Church, Exist to ____________ God.
  3. Its Purposes are Driven by the _____________.
  4. So when we…
  5. Worship – We do so out of gratitude that we were a nobody but now in Christ we are somebody. It’s a time when we ____________ our failings of the past week and get washed afresh in the grace of God.
  6. Fellowship – All our dealings we each other should be rooted in the grace and love of God as it was demonstrated in the cross. Only then does __________ have the ability to do its work.

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  1. Discipleship – Pursuing Christlikeness is best practiced in light of the death and resurrection of Jesus. How was Jesus able to ______________ all his prerogatives? John 13closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST'closeERROR: The IP key is no longer supported. Please use your access key, the testing key 'TEST': 1 -5  

The first three purposes when practiced correctly, will produce the last two purposes.

  1. Loving service – Real ______________ loving service to God and others.
  2. Evangelism – is the living and preaching of the Gospel. When our words match our actions, they become a ________________ vehicle in which God can move.

The Communal ________________ of the Christ-like Community.

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Zuckerburg – “Communities give us that sense that we are part of something __________ than ourselves, that we are not alone, that we have something ___________ ahead to work for.”       

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