Hope Community Church
Sunday Morning Gathering (October 8th, 2017)
Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids Church (K-5th Grade) provided!
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Week 1:
The Church:
What it is and why it is still important

Church(ekklesia) = a called out assembly

The church is called:
» The Pillar and Ground of Truth
The church is called:
» The Pillar and Ground of Truth
» An Unstoppable Force
The church is called:
» The Pillar and Ground of Truth
» An Unstoppable Force
» A Loving Community
The church is called:
» The Pillar and Ground of Truth
» An Unstoppable Force
» A Loving Community
» A Functioning Body
The church is called:
» The Pillar and Ground of Truth
» An Unstoppable Force
» A Loving Community
» A Functioning Body
» Living Stones
For a church to be effective, it must stand FOR Christ and WITH Christ.
(FOR = Who He is | WITH = What He wants)

The church exists to embrace and participate in Jesus' mission.
This involves:
» Believing (The Gospel)
» Identifying (Baptism & Outreach)
» Growing (Knowledge & Practice)
» Serving (Other mindedness)

Gleaning from the seven churches of Revelation 2-3, begins with a glimpse of Jesus.
Three things we see in each review:
1. Commendation
Three things we see in each review:
1. Commendation
The church at Ephesus was:
• Steadfast
• Sacrificial
• Separated
Three things we see in each review:
1. Commendation
2. Correction
Three things we see in each review:
1. Commendation
2. Correction
• The church at Ephesus became Stone-hearted
• Jesus called them to Remember, Repent, and Repeat
Three things we see in each review:
1. Commendation
2. Correction
3. Call to respond
Three things we see in each review:
1. Commendation
2. Correction
3. Call to respond
Our spiritual condition is directly related to our:
Theology (Failing to grow in our knowledge of Him)
Devotion (Misplacing His will for ours)
Preoccupation (We don't love Him intentionally)