Bent Tree Church
Belong - Part 4
Worship Gathering
Locations & Times
  • Bent Tree Church, Loveland
    1825 W 37th St, Loveland, CO 80538, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
The Bible knows nothing of solitary saints or spiritual hermits isolated from relationships with other believers. Following Christ involves belonging, not just believing. In this message series, we are going to see in the letter to the Ephesian church why the church is central to Jesus' plan to reach the world through Christ-like followers!
1. You have an Authority to LIVE UNDER
Four Sources of Authority:

1) Experience - 2) Tradition - 3) Intellect

2. You have a Unity to LIVE IN
In Essentials: Unity; In Nonessentials: Liberty; In All Things: Charity.
3. You have an Identity to LIVE FROM
4. You have a Community to LIVE WITH
2 Vices Erode True Community:

· Trying to be Like others = ENVY

· Trying to be Liked by everyone = PEOPLE PLEASING
Believing + Being + Building-up = Belonging
Regardless of the popular sentiment in the American church today, a Christ-follower cannot separate the health of their relationship with Christ from the health of their relationship in and with the local church. Jesus has so identified himself to the church that it is said to be his very body. Does your level of involvement in your local church demonstrate that you love and are committed to Jesus’ body, the church?