FOUR FEATURES OF A STRONG CHURCH
A. We will focus on four features of a strong church.
1. It isn’t necessary for a church __________________________________________
B. The strength of a church is determined by the commitment of the people to God.
I. One of the features is that the Bible is taught as the all-sufficient word of God.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 (880)
A. “Inspiration of God” means “God breathed.” 2 Peter 1:20-21 (898)
B. The scriptures are profitable for (2 Tim. 3:16) _______________________________
C. The word of God (New Testament) teaches salvation through the gospel. 1
Corinthians 15:1-4 (850)
D. The word of God is complete and all we need. 2 Peter 1:3-4 (897)
II. A. A strong church is a praying church.
A. The early disciples understood the importance of pray. Acts 2:42 (802)
B. We pray to our Heavenly Father through Jesus Christ. Hebrews 4:14-16 (885)
C. We can make requests of God. Philippians 4:6-8 (869)
III. A strong church is a Spirit filled church.
A. The Holy Spirit dwells in the church (1 Corinthians 3:16-17,p842) and in individual
Christians. 1 Cor. 6: 19-20
1. Helps us to pray. Romans 8:26-27 (835)
2. Helps us to sing. Ephesians 5:18-19 (866)
3. Helps us to be united. Ephesians 4:3
IV. A. Another feature of a strong church is that the members love one another.
John 13:34-35 (793)
A. Agape is unconditional regard for another. B. “As Jesus loves us”
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