Summary: The church is people.
Building a Church
The church is people.
I Cor 3:9 “For we are laborers together with God; ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s Building.”
I Peter 2:5 “ye also as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”
1. Is there a need for a church?
Acts 2:40 Added
Phil 2:15 “Pillar and ground of the truth”
I Tim 3:14-15
I Cor 14:37
II Tim 3:16-17
I Cor 3:10-11 “According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation and buildeth thereon, but let everyman take heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundations can no man lay than that is laid which is Jesus Christ.”
Eph 2:20 “And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.”
Eph 2:21-22 “In whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit.”
I Cor 3:12-15
Matt 25:14-30 Talents
Matt 25:35-45 Hunger, naked, stranger, and sick.
I Tim 4:13-16 “study to rightly divide the word of truth”
II Peter 1:5-11 “giving all diligence add faith, virtues, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly kindness…”
Heb 4:12 “For the word of God is quick and powerful, and sharper than any two edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thought and intents of the heart.”
“Seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened”
John 4:35 “say ye not ye, there is yet four months then cometh the harvest, Behold, I say unto you lift up your eyes and look on the fields, for they are white already to harvest.”
Prov 20:4 “The sluggard will not plough by reason of the cold: therefore shall he beg in the harvest and have nothing.”
John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh when no man can work.”
9. Bonding agent
I Corr 13:1-
Gal 6:9-10 “And let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
11. Persistence and Patience
I Cor 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know your labour is not in vain in the Lord.”
*Prov 24:10 “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.”
Matt 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all there things shall be added unto you.”
Phil 2:20-21 “For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ.”