Meeting Places

MEETING PLACES - The Temple

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THE TEMPLE: THE PLACE OF GLORY - 1 Kings 3-9

Pursuing A Relationship With God For The Glory Of God

  1. Come humbly (v. 3:3-13)
  2. Chase Purity (v. 3:14; 5:1-5)
  3. Build Passionately (v. 5:6-18)
  4. Experience Power (v. 8:1-11)
  5. Give Testimony (v. 8:12-21)
  6. Hope Eternally (v. 9:1-3)

Meeting Places

MEETING PLACES - THE ALTAR

THE ALTAR: A PLACE OF SACRIFICE - 1 Kings 18-19

IF I WANT TO SEE THE POWER OF GOD...

  1. STOP BLAMING MY TROUBLES ON OTHERS (1 KINGS 18:17-19)
  2. STOP WAVERING BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS (1 KINGS 18:20-22)
  3. STOP FAKING FIRE (1 KINGS 18:23-29)
  4. START REPAIRING THE ALTARS OF GOD (1 KINGS 18:30-35)
  5. START PRACTICING THE POWER OF PRAYER (1 KINGS 18:36-39
  6. SEIZE THE MOMENT TO SLAUGHTER MY IDOLS (1 KINGS 18:40)
  7. SEE THE VISIBLE POWER OF GOD IN MY LIFE (1 KINGS 18-19)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - False Teachers

FALSE TEACHERS - 1 TIMOTHY 6:3-21

HOW TO IDENTIFY AND PROTECT MYSELF FROM FALSE TEACHERS

THREE WARNING SIGNS:

  1. False teachers have puffed-up pride (v. 4a)
  2. False teachers are stirring up strife (v. 4b-5a)
  3. False teachers give a mixed-up message (v. 5b-10)

THREE SAFE GUARDS:

  1. Run from false teachers and to God's Word (v. 11a, 14-16)
  2. Renew Godly desires in your life (v. 11b, 17-19)
  3. Retaliate by unifying our faith together (v. 12-13)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - Be Ready!

BE READY - 1 Thessalonians 4-5; 2 Thessalonians 1-2

  1. Don't be uninformed. Jesus is coming back to gather all His people together (1 Thess. 4)
  2. Don't be surprised. Judgement is coming suddenly on those who reject the gospel of Jesus (1 Thess. 5; 2 Thess. 1)
  3. Don't be alarmed. Believers can take comfort in the clear instructions from God's Word ( 2 Thess. 2)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - Church Discipline

CHURCH DISCIPLINE - 1 Corinthians 5:1-13

My response to the "so-called" brother:

  1. I choose not to tolerate their persistence in sin (v. 1-2a)

            How To Confront - Matthew 18:15-20

  • One-On-One (v. 15)
  • One Or Two Others (v. 16)
  • Tell It To The Church (v. 17a)
  • Treat Him As An Unbeliever (v. 17a)

           When To Confront

  • When they pursue their sin more than their Savior
  • When they are committed to what they want over the Word
  • When their behavior does not match their spoken beliefs
  • When their conduct is damaging to the name of Christ
  • When their sinful desires lead to death

      2. I need to release them to their own destruction (v. 2b-5)

      3. I will protect the purity of the Church (v. 6-13)

Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH - Don't Judge, Welcome One Another

INSTUCTIONS: DON'T JUDGE, WELCOME ONE ANOTHER      Romans 14:1-15:7

Pursue Peace and Mutual Upbuilding

  1. I have one master - JESUS (v. 4)
  2. I must honor Him - GIVE THANKS (v. 6)
  3. We have one another - THE CHURCH (v. 13)
  4. We must walk together - IN LOVE (v. 15)
  5. We have a practical test - ALCOHOL (v. 21)
  6. I must glorify God - WORSHIP (v. 15:6)

 

Get Pastor James MacDonald's message on alcohol here.

Instructions, Guest Speakers

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE CHURCH: Doing Good

UNPACKING GOD'S COMMAND FOR ME TO "DO GOOD" 

DOING GOOD:

  • Starts with obedience to God
  • Continues as I am made more Godly
  • Finishes when God gets all the glory. 

I MUST...

  1. See opportunities from God to help people.
  2. Respond faithfully to God by meeting needs.
  3. Believe firmly in God to change lives. 

(Matthew 9:35-38; Galatians 6:1-10)