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Sermon Passages: Acts 2:41-46

Scripture is full of commands to love one another; in fact, all of the law can be summed up in the word love. We are to love one another and even to love our enemies. God intends for our love not to be merely abstract or sentimental, but real. Three of the images that God uses to describe the church capture aspects of how we are to love one another. The church is God's family, meaning that we have a unity in the gospel that overcomes all of our differences. The church is the body of Christ, meaning that we all have different functions, some of which may be more prominent than others, but all of us are needed, and we all need one another. The church is the temple of God, meaning that we exist for a far greater purpose than ourselves. We must take care of one another; this is commanded, and it provides a witness to the world, but most importantly, we do this because we love one another and we belong to one another.

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Evangelism is preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ; we become mouthpieces of God's message of mercy for sinners. All believers are called to be witnesses for Christ. The gospel is the story about God—his glory, holiness, righteousness, and justice. It is a story about man, enslaved to sin and in rebellion against God. It is a story about Jesus, who atoned for our sin and reconciled us to God. It is a story about our rightful response to Christ—salvation is for all who believe. God gives us a great variety of ways and opportunities to communicate his gospel to those around us. We are exhorted to pray for opportunities, and for God's grace and power to work in others' lives; to use the Bible as a part of our evangelism; to take advantage of the resources of the church in our evangelism; and to be faithful to communicate and display God's mercy to others, trusting that God will do the work.

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Worship is giving glory to the God of all glory who is revealing His glory to all. We see that God is glorious, beautiful, majestic, holy in His person and character; beyond this, everything that He does is done to display, reveal, and showcase His glory. It is a good thing that God is working for His own glory; creation is blessed, and we are blessed, when God seeks His own glory. The proper response for us as we see God's glory is to give glory to Him, in worship and praise.

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Sermon Passages: Ephesians 3:7-12

One of the responsibilities God has given to his church and his people is to make known His Word. In an age of extreme relativism where everyone judges truth for themselves, we must allow ourselves to be judged and evaluated by the Bible. Scripture teaches us about God, His gospel, ourselves, and our proper response to this gospel. Our focus on His word is expressed in how much time we spend teaching it, studying it, memorizing it, discussing it. We are not only to proclaim God's word but also to treasure it, hear it, and respond to it appropriately.

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Sermon Passages: Exodus 33:18; 2 Timothy 4:18

Worship is giving glory to the God of all glory who is revealing his glory to all. We see that God is glorious, beautiful, majestic, holy in his person and character; beyond this, everything that he does is done to display, reveal, and showcase his glory. It is a good thing that God is working for his own glory; creation is blessed, and we are blessed, when God seeks his own glory. The proper response for us as we see God's glory is to give glory to him, in worship and praise.

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Sermon Passages: Ephesians 3:7-12

Evangelism is preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ; we become mouthpieces of God's message of mercy for sinners. All believers are called to be witnesses for Christ. The gospel is a story about God—his glory, holiness, righteousness and justice. It is a story about man, enslaved to sin and in rebellion against God. It is a story about Jesus, who atoned for our sin and reconciled us to God. It is a story about our rightful response to Christ—salvation is for all who believe. God gives us a great variety of ways and opportunities to communicate his gospel to those around us. We are exhorted to pray for opportunities, and for God's grace and power to work in others' lives; to use the Bible as a part of our evangelism; to take advantage of the resources of the church in our evangelism; and to be faithful to communicate and display God's mercy to others, trusting that God will do the work.

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Sermon Passages: Ephesians 3:7-12

Scripture is full of commands to love one another; in fact, all of the law can be summed up in the word "love." We are to love one another, and even to love our enemies. God intends for our love not to be merely abstract or sentimental, but real. Three of the images that God uses to describe the church capture aspects of how we are to love one another. The church is God's family, meaning that we have a unity in the gospel that overcomes all of our differences. The church is the body of Christ, meaning that we all have different functions, some of which may be more prominent than others, but all of us are needed, and we all need one another. The church is the temple of God, meaning that we exist for a far greater purpose than ourselves. We must take care of one another; this is commanded, and it provides a witness to the world, but most importantly, we do this because we love one another and we belong to one another.

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Sermon Passages: Ephesians 3:7-12

One of the responsibilities God has given to his church and his people is to make known his Word. In an age of extreme relativism where everyone judges truth for themselves, we must allow ourselves to be judged and evaluated by the Bible. Scripture teaches us about God, his gospel, ourselves, and our proper response to this gospel. Our focus on his Word is expressed in how much time we spend teaching it, studying it, memorizing it, discussing it. We are not only to proclaim God's Word but also to treasure it, hear it, and respond to it appropriately.