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Summary: What the church means to Christ

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CHRIST AND HIS CHURCH Matthew 16:18-20

INTRODUCTION: The Crossing is a new work of the Lord

What will Christ do with The Crossing?

1. Christ DIED for His church – 1 Peter 1:18-19; 3:18

. Redeemed – to buy back someone from bondage by the

payment of a price

.to buy the freedom of those in bondage of sin &

under the curse of the law

. to set free by paying a ransom

. Acts 20:28; Rom. 3:24; Gal. 3:13, 4:4-5;

Eph. 1:7 / Exodus 12:1-13

. Col. 1:14; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:12

. 1 Tim. 2:6 – who gave Himself a ransom for all …

2. Christ is DEVELOPING His church – Matthew 16:18

. He didn’t say that we would build our church.

. He didn’t say that we would build His church.

. He didn’t say that He would build our church.

. He did say that He would build His church. Amen!

. Matthew 21:42; Psalm 118:22-23; Isaiah 28:16

. 1 Cor. 3:11 – For no other foundation can anyone

lay than that which is laid, which

is Jesus Christ.

. Eph. 3:20 – having been built on the foundation of

the apostles & prophets,Jesus Christ

Himself being the chief cornerstone…

. Christ is the foundation – Acts 4:11-12

. Christ’s function – Eph. 5:23

a. Talking with God – Phil. 4:6; 1 Tim. 2:1

b. Heeding the Word – Ps. 119:11, 97; Matt. 4:4

2 Tim. 3:15-16

c. Exalting the Savior – Mk. 12:30; Acts 2:47

Rom. 12:1-2

d. Connecting with the saints – Acts 2:42b

One anothers

e. Reaching the lost – Matt. 10:32-33

f. Offering our possessions – 2 Cor. 8:5, 9:6-10

g. Spirit filled – Ephesians 5:15-18

h. Strong leadership – Acts 14:21-23;Eph. 4:11-16

1 Cor. 14:33, 40

i. Involved in serving – Isaiah 6:8; John 20:21

Matthew 20:28

j. Nurtured in sound doctrine – 1 Tim. 1:10, 6:3

2 Tim. 1:13, 3:10, 4:3; Titus 1:9

k. Gifted – Rom. 12:6-8

3. Christ is DIRECTING His church – His Body

Rom. 12:4-5; Eph. 1:23, 4:12

4. Christ is DELIGHTED in His church – His Bride

Eph. 5:25-27; Rev. 21:2, 9


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