“Be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following.” 1 Timothy 4:6 NASB
The Church is God’s answer to the world’s need.
“I will build my church, and all the powers of hell will not conquer it.” Matthew 16:18 NLT
The Church is a purposeful gathering of people.
“So the churches were strengthened in their faith and grew larger every day.” Acts 16:5 NLT
1. I am surrounded by connection.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families.” Psalm 68:5-6 NIV
2. I am supported by Biblical foundations.
“You are God's building.” 1 Corinthians 3:9 ESV
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams (bayou’s) rose, and the winds blew (tornadoes) and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” Matthew 7:24-25 NIV
3. I am strengthened by diversity.
“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well.” Romans 12:4-6 NLT
4. I am satisfied by Christ’s companionship.
“For I am jealous for you with the jealousy of God himself. I promised you as a pure bride to one husband—Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:2 NLT
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5:16 NIV
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Luke 6:38 NIV
“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10 NIV