Sermons on Body of Christ
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love;according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions.2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me.4 Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight;so you are right in your verdict and justified when you judge.5 Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me.6 Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place. How COVID has affected us
Galatians 6 The Big Idea: We are to bear one another’s scars, not take credit for their healing Bear the burdens of our brothers Bear the responsibility of good Bear the marks of Christ “The grace of Christ be with us all.” Because the works of the law won’t save us.
1 Corinthians 14:1-25 Earnestly desire.. gifts you can share (v. 1-5) Build up Call near Share convincingly gifts that help you mature (v. 6-21) Dive Deep gifts that will influence the lost (v. 22-25) One message Many messengers Many converts Realize what lives inside you – 1 Corinthians 6:19 Understand your value – Matthew 6:26 Nurture your gifts – 1 Corinthians 14:12 1 Corinthians 9:24 – Run to obtain the prize
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 If my PART is not fueled by love … I am noise (v. 1) I am nothing (v. 2) I gain nothing (v. 3) Love is the perfect fuel for all PART’s Embraces time (v. 4) Elevates others (v. 4-5) Encompasses faith and hope (v. 7) Fueling with love leads to a church that is consistently “full.” Incomplete things are temporary (v. 8-10) Immature faith is meant to be temporary (v. 11-12) Because love fueled the cross How COVID has affected us
The body of the church is made up of many members but together we make up the whole. It’s a difficult project that could leave us with blisters and sore, but it will be so worth it. What we do as a church body will have an eternal impact. Have you found your PART in our body yet?
1 Corinthians 12:1-11 1 Corinthians 9:24-27. How do we build our body up in order to win the prize? How do we train our body in such a way to handle the race? Have you visualized the finish line? Successful preparation requires acknowledgment – the illustration would be that in bodybuilding or getting in shape we need to acknowledge where we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go as far as our health, weight, condition, etc. I How COVID has affected us
Sermon notes can be found on kccwired.com. Feel free to make comments too. Why does the church look and sound more like the world? WHEN DO PEOPLE RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT? IF IT’S WHEN YOU’RE BAPTIZED, WHAT ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN ACTS THAT HAD BEEN BAPTIZED IN THE NAME OF JESUS, BUT DIDN’T RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT UNTIL THE APOSTLES LAID HANDS ON THEM? Why is the church so judgmental?
Entering the Body – vs. 12-13 Romans 12:4-8 John 3:3,5 1 Corinthians 6:19 Galatians 5:22,23 Various Functions – vs. 14-20 Interdependence of the Parts – vs. 21-24 “I don’t need you” Jesus washes the disciple’s feet – Jn. 13:12-17; Phil. 2:3-8 God put parts together In This Body Together -vs. 25-26 Acts 12:1-5 Participant or Spectator?