Abiding Savior Free Lutheran
June 7, 2020 Sunday Worship Service
“The Essential Church” Matthew 16:15-18 ~ Pastor Kirk Flaa
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  • Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church
    4100 S Bahnson Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • Abiding Savior Free Lutheran Church Online
    Sunday 9:30 AM

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-Pastor Kirk Flaa
WORSHIP IN SONG:
-The Church's One Foundation
SERVICE OF THE LORD'S SUPPER:
BENEDICTION & DOXOLOGY
SERMON: “The Essential Church” Matthew 16:15-18

“Why is the church essential and what does this matter?”

The Church is Essential Because…

1. The One Who Purchased It

2. The Community It Provides

3. The Message It Proclaims

“Is the church essential to you?”
APPLICATION QUESTIONS:
1. One of the grave dangers to any church is confusion of ownership. What do the following passages teach us in this regard: Matthew 23:8-10; Acts 20:28; Ephesians 1:22-23, 5:23; Colossians 1:18. Whose is the “church”? How can confusion in this area cause tension and problems?
2. How has your own spirit been impacted by the lack of opportunity for corporate worship? What has been missed the most in these recent weeks? Review Psalm 42:1-5 and Hebrews 10:23-25 and discuss what these verses tell us regarding the importance of gathering corporately for worship. What hazards do we face in the absence of drawing together corporately?
3. What is the essential message of the church and its purpose? Why is this so vital in these days of pandemic, anger, violence, fear, and despair? How can we become more effective in the ministry God has entrusted to our care as a local congregation?
4. Is the church essential? Is it essential to you? How is this revealed in your own life?
5. What is a single take-away for you and how will your life be changed by today’s sermon?

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