The Church - Week 4 - Stop Dating the Church

The Church

Speaker: Tim Fraiser
Date: September 04, 2016

When most people hear the word church they probably think of a building. Maybe it is a building with a tall steeple or a simple building where followers of Jesus gather, but a church is much more than a building. In fact, some would say that the church is not a building at all. Join us as we look in Scripture and answer the question, What is the church? The Church: August 14th - September 4th

Stop Dating The Church

Big Idea: Belonging to a local church is for your good and God’s glory.

Why We Date The Church

  • We are independent
  • We are indifferent
  • We are immature
  • We are indecisive
  • We are unaware

Hebrews 13:17

17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Matthew 18:15-17

15 "If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.

1 Thessalonians 4:3

3 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality;

Quote “Glory is the supernatural signal where God has been at work” -James MacDonald

Big Idea: Belonging to a local church is for your good and God’s glory.