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THE NATURE OF THE CHURCH

It is the nature of the church to:

1.     Be Spiritual

a.     Holy

b.     Righteous

c.     Romans 14:17-18

2.     To Act

a.     For discipline

b.     For Teaching

c.     For Society

d.     For Benevolence

3.     Be Peaceful

a.     1 Corinthians 14:33

b.     Romans 12:18

4.     Seek Unity

a.     John 17:20-21

b.     1 Corinthians 1:10

5.     Be Universal

a.     Mark 16:15 all the world

b.     Song The Gospel is for All

6.     Be Influential

a.     Matthew 5:13

b.     When our influence is gone there is no difference

c.     Worldy Christian oxymoron

                                                    i.     Fat thin man

                                                   ii.     Sober drunk

                                                 iii.     Tall short person

7.     Be Happy

a.     In prosperity

b.     In adversity

8.     Fear

a.     Ecc. 12:13

b.     Acts 5:11

9.     Be Hopeful

a.     Romans 8:24

b.     In life, death, time of danger



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