What God Expects of the Church
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
May 19, 2019
Central Passage
Ephesians 4:7-16
Subject
AM Sermon
Description

MAY 19, 2019 A.M. SERVICE

WHAT GOD EXPECTS OF THE CHURCH

EPHESIANS 4:7-16

INTRODUCTION:

A.  The church has the greatest mission on earth; Matthew 28:19

B.  The Christian life is the greatest life that can be lived; I Timothy 6:12

C.  Often lose sight of the spiritual condition; Jude 1:20-21

D.  If the world is to see the church in a favorable light Christians must live right; Acts 4:13; Matthew              5:14; II Corinthians 3:2

E.  Our study “What God Expects Of The Church”

I.  BE SPIRITUAL MINDED: Romans 8:6, 9

A.  Personal purity is a must; Romans 12:1; James 1:21; Titus 2:11-12

B.  Must “mortify” our bodies; Colossians 3:5

C.  Abstain from appearance of evil; I Thessalonians 5:22

D.  Abhor evil; Romans 12:9

II.  GRASP EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO DO GOOD: Galatians 6:10;

      Ephesians 5:16; Hebrews 13:16

A.  Reclaim the wayward; James 5:19-20

B.  Restore the fallen; Galatians 6:1

C.  Bear one another’s burdens; Galatians 6:2

D.  Help those in need; I John 3:17

E.  Personal evangelism; Acts 8:4

F.  List of duties: I Thessalonians 5:14

III.  BE FAITHFUL IN ATTENDING SERVICES: Hebrews 10:22-25

A.  Fellowship in labor and love; I John 1:3

B.  Example of the 1st Century church; Acts 2:46

C.  Purpose is to build up; Hebrews 10:22-27

D.  In all that we do; Colossians 3:17

E.  Reprove that which is wrong; Ephesians 5:11

IV.  KEEP “SCHIMS” OUT OF THE BODY: I Corinthians 12:25-26

A.  Division is sinful; I Corinthians 1:10

B.  God hates those who cause division; Proverbs 6:16-19

C.  Division destroys; there is no room for such; Galatians 5:15

D.  All should prefer Christian fellowship; Romans 12:5, 12

CONCLUSION:

A.  Members of the church cannot be idle; I Timothy 5:13

B.  Are we doing “What God Expects Of The Church”?