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Title: GODS PERFECT IMPERFECT CHURCH


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GODS PERFECT IMPERFECT CHURCH
Ruins of Medieval church in York, England
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Gods Perfect Imperfect Church
  • In one sense The church is made
    up of imperfect people. The lifelong task of
    attaining perfection will be incomplete when we
    die.
  • However God designed and built His church to
    perfection according to His Divine Plan.

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The Perfect Church
  • A Divine Architect
  • Ephesians 310-11

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Ephesians 310-11
  • To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of
    God might be made known by the church to the
    principalities and powers in the heavenly places,
    11 according to the eternal purpose which He
    accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God planned the church from all eternity
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The Perfect Church
  • A Divine Architect
  • Ephesians 310-11
  • A Perfect Blueprint
  • Hebrews 85 (cf. 1 Cor. 417 717)

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Hebrews 85
  • who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly
    things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he
    was about to make the tabernacle. For He said,
    "See that you make all things according to the
    pattern shown you on the mountain.

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1 Corinthians 417 717
  • (417), For this reason I have sent Timothy to
    you, who is my beloved and faithful son in the
    Lord, who will remind you of my ways in Christ,
    as I teach everywhere in every church.
  • (717), But as God has distributed to each one,
    as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk.
    And so I ordain in all the churches.

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James 125
  • But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty
    and continues in it, and is not a forgetful
    hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be
    blessed in what he does.

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The Perfect Church
  • A Divine Architect
  • Ephesians 310-11
  • A Perfect Blueprint
  • Hebrews 85 (cf. 1 Cor. 417 717)
  • A Perfect Builder
  • Matthew 1618

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Matthew 1618
  • And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on
    this rock I will build My church, and the gates
    of Hades shall not prevail against it.

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The Perfect Church
  • A Divine Architect
  • Ephesians 310-11
  • A Perfect Blueprint
  • Hebrews 85 (cf. 1 Cor. 417 717)
  • A Perfect Builder
  • Matthew 1618
  • A Perfect Head
  • Ephesians 122-23

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Ephesians 122-23
  • And He put all things under His feet, and gave
    Him to be head over all things to the church, 23
    which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills
    all in all.

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The Perfect Church
  • A Divine Architect
  • Ephesians 310-11
  • A Perfect Blueprint
  • Hebrews 85 (cf. 1 Cor. 417 717)
  • A Perfect Builder
  • Matthew 1618
  • A Perfect Head
  • Ephesians 122-23
  • A Perfect Foundation
  • 1 Corinthians 311 Ephesians 220

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1 Corinthians 311
  • For no other foundation can anyone lay than that
    which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

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Ephesians 220
  • And are built upon the foundation of the
    apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being
    the chief corner stone.

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The Perfect Church
  • A Divine Architect
  • Ephesians 310-11
  • A Perfect Blueprint
  • Hebrews 85 (cf. 1 Cor. 417 717)
  • A Perfect Builder
  • Matthew 1618
  • A Perfect Head - Ephesians 122-23
  • A Perfect Foundation - 1 Cor 311
  • By Perfect Blood Acts 2028

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Acts 2028
  • Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the
    flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you
    overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He
    purchased with His own blood.

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The Church Has A Perfect Plan
  • Worship
  • Saving Souls
  • Work
  • Organization

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The Church Has A Perfect Plan
  • Doesnt appeal to the majority who put their
    trust in human wisdom
  • - 1 Corinthians 118

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1 Corinthians 118
  • For the preaching of the cross is to them that
    perish foolishness but unto us which are saved
    it is the power of God.

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THE IMPERFECT
Made up of imperfect beings We are imperfect
in Our worship Our saving souls Our leadership
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OUR IMPERFECTIONS
  • Are not an excuse for not improving our
    efforts
  • Are not an excuse for not growing
  • Are not an excuse for changing Gods plan

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Sardis - Rev. 31 Men It LIVES!
God Its DEAD
Laodicea - Rev. 314-17 Men Were rich
God Poor, blind, miserable
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Smyrna - Rev. 28,9 Men Theyre poor, and
struggling
God Theyre rich!
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What counts is not what others think of us, or
even what we think of ourselves, but WHAT DOES
GOD THINK?
WHAT ABOUT THE CHURCH THAT MEETS HERE?
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