I Love My Church! The Company of the Faithful

Harvest Christian Church https://www.harvestworld.com

“The Company of the Faithful”

So what is the church?… Isn’t my religion a private thing? …Haven’t churches done bad things to people? …Can’t I just have church in my living room watching a TV preacher? … God never asks me for money, but whenever I go to church that’s all they talk about! … People should dress their best here …The church is full of hypocrites & “holier than thou” people… I like God and Jesus and all just not church people … God loves hymns … I saw someone with a tattoo! … real wine for communion … the preacher always wears jeans…

I. A Group Called Out
-Ekklesia
-Church – Kirk – Kyriakon
-Old Testament origin Deuteronomy 31:30
-The broad sense Galations 1:2
-One church Acts 13:1
-Small church 1 Corinthians 16:19-20
-Synagoge James 2:2

II. Built On A Foundation
-Matthew 16:13-19 vs.18 “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
-Ephesians 2:20
-1 Peter 2:4-5 & 9-10

III. A Bulwark Of The Truth
-1 Timothy 3:15 “If I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.”