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Summary: In today society we hear much about the work of the church. In this message we will see that it is the job of all members, not just the pastor or leaders.

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THE CHURCH--WHO OR WHAT DRIVES IT

Eph. 4:1-16

Intro:

why are you here? Why does our church exist? What is our purpose? Do we know?

The church has a descriptive in God’s word of it’s job.

I) THE CALLING

walk worthily

walk lowly

walk in meekness

walk in love

walk in unity

a) how long

4:13

till we are all in unity

heaven utilmately

b) what force drives your church

finances

events

personality

traditions

many church pastor and congregation goes opposite ways in purpose.

must determine our purpose

II) THE RESPONSIBILITY

4:12

equip the saints

soul winning and discipling

a) Build the church

Home

Prayer

Bible Teaching

Sunday School

b) to who is this responsibility

4:1 I bessech YOU....

Matt. 28:18-20 go YE....

Paul writing to the church

c) responsibility

ministry work

III) THE AUTHORITY

Who Gives IT

a) God

Eph. 4:11 and HE.....

Matt. 28:18 all authority is given ME....

WHY

He is creator,sustainer,Saviour and Head of the church

b) His idea on obedience

Luke 6:46

John 14:15

I Sam.15:22

partial obedience is still disobediene

c) Purpose

to be grounded in our faith

become mature

d) The Results

4:16

body fits together

all by God’s plan

CONCLUSION:

We all have a job to do and when we all do it , it will result in a healthy growing church.


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