We are ordinary people seeking together to reveal the extraordinary love of God in Jesus name
A study in gospel-centred community
1. A Community united in Christ
What makes the community in the church different? We are a diverse group of people, with different interests, different experiences and very different stories, but we are united in Christ
1 Corinthians 12:12-27
2. A Community of Servants
In a world that is obsessed with self, Christians are called to love each other with a selfless, servant-hearted, costly love.
3. A Community Centred on God's Word
As a community of God's people we must devote ourselves personally and corporately to His revealed Word, the Bible. By devoting ourselves to His Word we will cultivate community.
4. A Community that Prays
A Christian community is not self-reliant. The people of God rely completely on God and that is revealed by praying to Him. (includes short message during Communion)
5. A Community that shares life.mp3
Community cannot be cultivated in isolation from one another. We must be hospitable by opening up our lives to one another and invest in each others spiritual growth through discipleship.
1 Thess 2:1-12
6. Protecting the Community
A gospel-centred community is formed by grace and destroyed by sin. This means that, as a church, we must treat sin seriously in our lives and in the lives of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Matthew7:1-5; Matthew 18:15-20
7. Danger to the Community
The church is called to live in unity. We have not been left to our own devices, we have been equipped to live in unity. But that doesn't rule out dangers!
8. A Community that shares the Gospel.
Thessalonian church were a community that shared the gospel. Paul describes them as a model to believers everywhere because they shared the gospel by being faithful even in difficult times.
1Thessalonians 1: 1-10
10. An Attractive Community
The church is central to God's mission and when biblical, Christian community is lived out it is attractive.