“From the Heart” Pt 2
1 Pet 1:22 Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart,
Pass 1 Tim 1:5 For we reach the goal of fulfilling all the commandments when we love others deeply with a pure heart
AMP Rom 12:13 pursue the practice of hospitality.
1 Pet 4:9 Be hospitable to one another without complaint.
NAS Mark 16:15 And he said to them, “go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
CHURCH IS NOT A BLESS ME CLUB!
Acts 2:41 so then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 42 they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.
WE ARE THE SALT OF THE EARTH.
POWER COMES AND LOVE FLOWS WHERE PEOPLE ARE.
PEOPLE OF LOVE REACH OUT AND THINK ABOUT OTHERS.
A CHURCH THAT IS NOT MISSION MINDED, WILL BECOME A MISSION FIELD.
ABLE TO ADJUST EASILY TO CHANGES AND NEW CONDITIONS
CAPABLE OF BEING MODIFIED TO SUIT DIFFERENT PURPOSES OR CONDITIONS – (PEOPLE)
WE HAVE TO BE READY TO CHANGE
WE ARE NOT HERE TO BUILD A MONUMENT. WE ARE HERE TO REACH PEOPLE.
WE HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE AN APPEAL TO THE PEOPLE WE WANT TO REACH.
Nas 1Pet 5:1 Therefore, I exhort the elders among you, as your fellow elder
2 Shepherd (feed) the flock of god among you, exercising oversight not under compulsion, but voluntarily, according to the will of god; and not for sordid gain, but with eagerness; 3 nor yet as lording it over those allotted to your charge, but proving to be examples to the flock. 4 and when the chief shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
5 You younger men, likewise, be subject to your elders;
5 And all of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
A PASTOR SHOULD BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE CHURCH BY THE WAY HE LIVES.
YOU LIVE A RESPONSIBLE LIFE BEFORE OTHERS AND THE WORLD BECAUSE YOU REPRESENT GOD
2nd A RESPONSIBLE CHURCH THINKS OF ITS IMPRESSION ON THE COMMUNITY.
A CHURCH WITH A HEART HAS A RESPONSIBLE ATTITUDE TOWARDS THE COMMUNITY.
5. TENDER – KEEP A TENDER SPIRIT.
Nas eph. 4:32 And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.
A CHURCH IS IN THE PEOPLE BUSINESS
IF YOU CAN KEEP YOUR HEART RIGHT, NOBODY CAN HURT YOU.