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Summary: This outline comes from a sermon by Cary Paulk In order to have great communities we need great churches. We need churches impacting the community for Jesus… In order to have greater churches, we need churches filled with great Christians. In order to

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How would you like to see your community become a greater community?

In order to have great communities we need great churches.

We need churches impacting the community for Jesus…

In order to have greater churches, we need churches filled with great Christians.

In order to have churches filled with greater Christians…we need a greater grace…

Greater grace builds greater Christians…which builds greater churches…which builds greater communities…which builds a better world.

In order for this to happen there are 3 things the church needs to do.

1. We Must Step Down: v7a

From our position as CEO of your life…

We will never be of any use to God until we settle this issue of WHO is in charge.

Martin Luther once said that “A religion that gives nothing…cost nothing and suffers nothing…is worth nothing.”

Salvation comes free but Discipleship cost. I tell people who are dealing with the idea of salvation that it is the easiest thing they’ll ever do. BUT the walk is hard…

I am not the star of the show and each of us must, daily submit to the Lord, the right to call the shots…

2. We Must Step Up: v7b

It’s time for the church to step up to the front line and fight the fight…

2Cor. 10:3,4“3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh.

4 For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,”

We need to refuse to be intimidated by the enemy. We must put up an active resistance in order to get the enemy to flee.

If we refuse to step up, the enemy will continue to hold us and our community, hostage…

3. We Must Step In: vs8-10

Step in to a closer relationship with Christ…HOW?

a. Stay on top of my sin problem…

b. Have one motivation…glorifying God.

c. Maintain the proper position…

When we do, we get closer to God and He is able to do more in us and through us than we could ever accomplish on our own…


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