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Local Churches Rom. 16:16 Antioch (Acts 13:1) Corinth (1 Cor. 1:2) Cenchrea (Rom. 16:1) Philippi (Phil. 1:1) Ephesus (Rev. 2:1) Smyrna (Rev. 2:8) Pergamos (Rev. 2:12) – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Local%20Churches


1
  • Antioch (Acts 131)
  • Corinth (1 Cor. 12)
  • Cenchrea (Rom. 161)
  • Philippi (Phil. 11)
  • Ephesus (Rev. 21)
  • Smyrna (Rev. 28)
  • Pergamos (Rev. 212)
  • Thyatira (Rev. 218)
  • Sardis (Rev. 31)
  • Philadelphia (Rev. 37)
  • Laodicea (Rev. 314)
  • Thessalonica (1 Thess. 11)
  • Crete (Titus 15)
  • Iconium (Acts 1423)
  • Derbe (Acts 1423)
  • Lystra (Acts 1423)

Local Churches Rom. 1616
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Membership
  • Membership Is Necessary
  • Without it - No local congregation
  • For elders to have oversight (Acts 2028)
  • To carry out discipline (1 Cor. 5)

3
Membership
  • Membership Is Necessary
  • Examples
  • Paul (Acts 926-28)
  • Apollos (Acts 1827)
  • Phebe (Rom. 161-2)

4
Responsibilities WithinA Local Church
  • Fulfilling My Obligations Whether Others Do or Not

5
Responsibilities WithinA Local Church
I. Attend
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I. Attend
  • Not to forsake (Heb. 1025)
  • Context Persecution
  • Presence encourages (Heb. 1024f)
  • Of yourselves Local assembly
  • If one regularly miss then all could
  • If one gone lot then all could

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Responsibilities WithinA Local Church
I. Attend
II. Contribute
8
II. Contribute
  • It is an order (1 Cor. 161-2)
  • It is an act of worship (Acts 242)
  • How a local church functions
  • Withhold contribution disagree
  • Partial Fellowship why?

9
Responsibilities WithinA Local Church
I. Attend
II. Contribute
III. Consider One Another
10
III. Consider One Another
  • Heb. 1024
  • Means think about, regard, thoughtful, look at
    closely, turn over in mind, observe fully.
  • Reason What do to promote love good works!

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III. Consider One Another
  • Wear others shoes for while
  • Matt. 712
  • Phil. 24
  • Try to understand
  • Give benefit of doubt (1 Cor. 137)
  • Differences in people

12
Responsibilities WithinA Local Church
I. Attend
II. Contribute
III. Consider One Another
IV. Work Toward Peace / Unity
13
Romans 1419
Therefore let us pursue the things which make
for peace and the things by which one may edify
another.
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IV. Work Toward Peace / Unity
  • Learn to work together (1 Cor. 12)
  • Communicate
  • Essential to any relationship
  • Solve problems by communication
  • Forbear (Col. 313) to hold up
  • Not be stubborn / self willed
  • Matt. 712 Tit. 17 3 Jno.
  • Not refuse to yield, listen or work things out

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Responsibilities WithinA Local Church
I. Attend
II. Contribute
III. Consider One Another
IV. Work Toward Peace / Unity
V. Be Kind / Friendly
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V. Be Kind Friendly
  • Command (Eph. 432)
  • To be right not because I think others are
    right!
  • Part of love (1 Cor. 134)
  • Prov. 1824
  • Greet one another (Rom 1616 2 Cor. 1312 Acts
    2037)
  • In what say to about others (Col. 46)

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Responsibilities WithinA Local Church
I. Attend
II. Contribute
III. Consider One Another
IV. Work Toward Peace / Unity
V. Be Kind / Friendly
VI. Use Wisdom Judgment
18
VI. Use Wisdom / Judgment
  • Brethren often use little judgment
  • Do things that solve one problem and creates two
    more.
  • Fail to see where things lead conseq.
  • Reap what we sow (Gal. 67-9)
  • Pray for wisdom (Jas. 15)
  • Wisdom promotes peace (Jas. 313-17)

19
Wisdom / Judgment
  • Try to look past our nose see down the line
  • Inconsistency
  • Consequences
  • Where this will take us
  • Ask Is this good or better judgment?
  • More than question of is this sin
  • Question of what is best!

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Responsibilities WithinA Local Church
I. Attend
II. Contribute
III. Consider One Another
IV. Work Toward Peace / Unity
V. Be Kind / Friendly
VI. Use Wisdom Judgment
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