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Together We GROW, United We BUILD!
“Together We Unite To Build God’s Family”
Acts 2:36-47
As a church, God has
“expectations”
from us.
It’s because He is interested
on how we
CONDUCT OUR LIVES
& express our potentials
in doing His will.
What does God “expect” from
Tabernacle Of Worship,
Seremban?
Acts 2:42a….
“They devoted
themselves
to the
apostles’
teaching…..”
(NIV)
The English dictionary defines…
“to set apart for
a special use or service
or to dedicate.”
“to give up oneself or
one’s time, energy to some
purpose, activity or person.”
A growing church
is a church where members
are WILLING TO GIVE UP
a portion of their time and
energy for the
study of God’s word.
1 Peter 2:2….
“Like newborn babies,
crave pure spiritual milk,
so that by it you may
grow up in your salvation.”
(NIV)
Fred Cook puts it this way….
“Maturity is the ability to do
a job whether supervised or
not; finish it once started;
carry money without spending
it; and … bear an injustice
without wanting to get even.”
(Quoted in Lloyd Cory, Quote Unquote)
2 Timothy 3:16,17….
“(v.16) All Scripture is God-breathed
and is useful for teaching,
rebuking, correcting and
training in righteousness,
(v.17) so that the man of God may
be thoroughly equipped for
every good work.” (NIV)
WILL help us “UNDERSTAND”
the work of God –
how it is done and
what are the resources
available to us.
“EQUIPPED”
Greek “artios”
“to complete,
fully furnished.”
It implies the provision of
all the things requisite for
a particular service, action.
Acts 2:42,46….
“(v.42) They devoted themselves
…. and to the fellowship ….
(v.46) 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.”
(NIV)
… connotes the idea of
“being partner, sharer,
associate & participant.”
Committed to each other!
1 John 1:3….
“We proclaim to you what we
have seen and heard, so that
you also may have fellowship
with us. And our fellowship
is with the Father and with
his Son, Jesus Christ.” (NIV)
2 Corinthians 13:14
 Hebrews 10:25
 Philippians 2:1-4
The STRENGTH OF OUR
FELLOWSHIP is not our
personal ideas, opinions,
abilities, nationality BUT our
“COMMON RELATIONSHIP”
with God through Jesus Christ.
Acts 2:42, 46, 47….
“ (v.42) They devoted themselves
to the ... breaking of bread and
to prayer… (v.46) 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,
(v.47) praising God and enjoying
the favor of all the people.” (NIV)
Their “fellowship”
was expressed not only
in caring
for each other,
but in corporate worship.
It was both
“FORMAL” & “INFORMAL”
It was both
“JOYFUL” & “REVERENT”
William Temple says this
about “WORSHIP” ….
“The world can be
saved by one thing
and that is worship.
… For to worship is to quicken
the conscience by the holiness
of God, to feed the mind with
the truth of God, to purge the
imagination by the beauty of
God, to open the heart to the
love of God, to devote the will
to the purpose of God.”
Acts 2:43, 47….
“
Everyone was filled with
awe, and many wonders and
miraculous signs were done by
the apostles... (v.47) praising God
and enjoying the favor of all the
people. And the Lord added to
their number daily those who
were being saved.” (NIV)
(v.43)
The Holy Spirit is
a missionary Spirit
who created a
missionary church.
One overriding MOTIVE….
They were “FILLED”
with Holy Spirit.
They “PREACHED” the
Word of God.
They continued to “TESTIFY”
about Christ.
The Lord “ADDED” people daily.
said….
“Success in witnessing is
simply taking the initiative
to share Christ in the power
of the Holy Spirit, then
leaving the results to God.”
God expects us to have
“A BALANCE CHURCH LIFE.”
• Be a LEARNING PEOPLE.
• Be a WORSHIPING PEOPLE.
• Be a CARING PEOPLE.
• Be a WITNESSING PEOPLE.