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Just As Christ Loved the Church

Just As Christ Loved the Church – Ephesians 5:25-27

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The self-sacrificing love Christ has for his church should provide a model for the love a husband has for his wife.

Community and Fellowship in the Bible

Community and Fellowship in the Bible

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Being a part of a local community of believers is an essential aspect of being a disciple of Jesus and growing in Christlikeness.

Who can build a temple for God?

Who Can Build a Temple for God? – 2 Chronicles 2:5-6

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Solomon’s temple was made physical materials. But Jesus’ temple is a living organism, composed of those who have given themselves to him.

Who Gave Himself for Us

Who Gave Himself for Us – Titus 2:14

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Jesus took on our humanity and died for us. To redeem us from wickedness. And to purify for himself a people of his own.

We are the temple of the living God

The Temple of the Living God – 2 Corinthians 6:16-17

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It is important that we recognize who and what we are as God's church. We are the temple of the living God. And we are expected to be holy.

Dispensationalism

Dispensationalism

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Dispensationalism is a theological framework that draws a shard distinction between ethnic Israel and the church.

Fellow Citizens with God's People

Fellow Citizens with God’s People – Ephesians 2:19

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Those who come to Christ in faith are fellow citizens with God's people and members of his household. We are his people.

Be Fully Invested in the Life of the Church

Be Fully Invested in the Life of the Church – 2 Corinthians 11:28-29

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Don't be a passive member who contributes little to the health of the church. Be fully invested physically, spiritually, and emotionally.

A part of the body of Christ

A Part of the Body of Christ – 1 Corinthians 12:18–20

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Every believer is a part of the body of Christ. And God has given each member an important part to play in the life of the church.

Like sheep without a shepherd

Like Sheep without a Shepherd – Mark 6:34

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Jesus is the good shepherd who cares for his flock. And he has compassion for those without a shepherd, inviting them to join his flock.

Wherever two or three gather together in my name

Where Two or Three Gather – Matthew 18:20

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Where is the church? It is wherever God's people meet together. Even if it is only two or three of us. Wherever we gather, Jesus is with us.

The city of the living God

The City of the Living God – Hebrews 12:22-24

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As believers, we have joined the city of the living God, the new Jerusalem. We have been joined to something much greater than ourselves.

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