4/10/2016 – Rooted and Established Part 7: The Practice of Community

Rooted and Established Part 7: The practice of community

READ TOGETHER:   Eph 3:14-18-  that you, being rooted and established in love…

Acts 2:42-47    THE COMMUNION OF THE SAINTS       The WAY…

  • Intentional, organic way of growing the kingdom in the midst of the church

The Apostles’ doctrine:    Not “Jesus’” doctrine?

1 Tim 1:5  But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.

Fellowship:     (koinōnia) first used here in this passage

Must be built intentionally… The ONE ANOTHERS

LOVE one another: 1 John 4:7-13

SERVE one another:  Gal 5:13

BEAR one another’s burdens  Gal 6:2

MINISTER to One another  1 Pet 4:10

BE HOSPITABLE   1 Pet 4:9-10

RECEIVE one another  Rom 15:7  proslambanoan aggressive action: take hold of

PUT UP WITH one another   Eph 4:2

SUBMIT to one another  1 Pet 5:5

ENCOURAGE each other  Heb 3:12-13/ 10:24-25

CONFESS to one another  James 5:16

ADMONISH one another Rom 15:14    noutheteo   To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness;

…but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head; Christ…(Ephesians 4:15)

Breaking of bread:     This is my body…

  • We together are the body, and are members of one another
  • Acts 2:46 Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart,
  • They practiced this from house to house:

1 Corinthians 10:16-17  Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing (koinōnia)  in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing (koinōnia)  in the body of Christ?  Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.

Prayers:    Always calling upon the name of the Lord!

Communion in 3-5’s. Do the 4 practices together

  • What did you learn?
  • How will you apply it in Your life together?
  • break bread together, affirming jesus’ life in on another
  • Pray for one another
  • then, come take cups of covenant and commit WITH jesus to live it out