Family Worship Center, Beloit WI
Sunday Service February 5, 2017
Celebration Service - Core Values - Working together to influence others for Christ
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  • FWCBeloit
    1021 Cranston Rd, Beloit, WI 53511, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

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The Church is God’s Means to Change our community.
They all met together and were constantly united in prayer, along with Mary the mother of Jesus, several other women, and the brothers of Jesus. Acts 1:14 (NIV)
The Church is God’s Means to Change our community.
On the day of Pentecost all the believers were meeting together in one place. Acts 2:1 (NIV)
The Church is God’s Means to Change our community.
They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity. Acts 2:46 (NIV)
The Church is God’s Means to Change our community.
When they heard the report, all the believers lifted their voices together in prayer to God: “O Sovereign Lord, Creator of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. Acts 4:24 (NIV)
The Church is God’s Means to Change our community.
All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt that what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had. Acts 4:32 (NIV)
The Church Wounds Its Own
All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved. Acts 2:44-47 (NIV)
The Church Wounds Its Own
All the believers were divided. They didn’t have much of anything in common. Hoarding their possessions and goods they kept as much as they could for themselves. Every now and then, if it wasn’t football season and they weren’t too tired, they would come to church for an hour and leave early to beat the traffic. They loved Jesus when it was convenient for them, yet they were despised by people for their hypocrisy. And very few people got saved. Adam 2:44-47
Why People Get Hurt In The Church
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV)
3 Things That Discourage Unity
• Selfish ambition or conceit
• High-mindedness
• Self-centeredness
Ministry is more important than your personal agenda.
God Wants Us To Work Together
The word “together” is used 484 times in scripture.
The term “gathered together” is used 97 times.
Everyone Is Welcome
The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. Revelation 22:17 (NIV)
Everyone Is Welcome
Then, leaving her water jar, the woman went back to the town and said to the people, "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did. Could this be the Christ?" They came out of the town and made their way toward him. John 4:28-30 (NIV)
Everyone Is Needed
There are different kinds of spiritual gifts, but the same Spirit is the source of them all. There are different kinds of service, but we serve the same Lord. God works in different ways, but it is the same God who does the work in all of us. 1 Corinthians 12:4-6 (NLT)
Everyone Is Needed
The eye can never say to the hand, “I don’t need you.” The head can’t say to the feet, “I don’t need you.” In fact, some parts of the body that seem weakest and least important are actually the most necessary. 1 Corinthians 12:21-22 (NLT)
Accomplish More With Less
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:23 (NIV)
Accomplish More Together
that there were no needy persons among them. For from time to time those who owned lands or houses sold them, brought the money from the sales and put it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to anyone as he had need. Acts 4:34-35 (NIV)
Together We Will Make A Difference
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 (NIV)