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Don't give up meeting together

Don’t Give Up Meeting Together – Hebrews 10:25

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Be a genuine part of a community of believers—not just an attendee but a contributing member. A member who encourages and is encouraged.

One flock with one shepherd

One Flock with One Shepherd – John 10:16

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Rather than be suspicious of those whose beliefs and traditions differ from yours, learn to embrace all who follow Jesus as their shepherd.

The Church Is Not the Building We Meet In

The Church Is Not the Building We Meet In – Luke 21:5-6

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Our buildings can facilitate our gathering as a church and ministry to our community. But they are not the church Christ died for.

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 of 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.

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