16 Biblical Community

16 Biblical Community

 

Sermon Outline

  1. Broken Communities abound and are define by:
    1. Arguments (Mk 9:34)
    2. Betraying one another (Mt 24:10)
      1. Bring charges against one another (Acts 19:38, 1Cor 6:7)
      2. Compare ourselves to one another (2Cor 10:12)
    3. Hate one another (Mt 24:10, Titus 3:3)
      1. Incorrectly Judge someone (Acts 28:4)
      2. Scheme (Mk 12:7, Lk 6:11)
      3. Consumed with wrong passion for one another (Rom 1:27)
      4. Grumbling against others (James 5:9)
      5. Trample one another (Lk 12:1)
      6. Bite, Devour and Consume each other (Gal 5:15)
      7. Provoke one another (Gal 5:26)
      8. Mock others among ourselves (Mk 15:31)
  2. Biblical Community Defined[1]
    1. apart from God community is broken
    2. True community begins in God reconciling people to himself
    3. The act of reconciliation with God affects the way we live with others
  3.  Community
    1. One Anothers’
      1. Ask Questions of each other (Mk 4:41, 16:3, Lk 4:36, 22:23)
      2. Instruct one another (Rom 15:14, Col 3:16, 1Th 4:18, Heb 3:13)
      3. Make Plans together (Lk 2:15)
      4. Confess to one another (Jam 5:16)
      5. Forgiving (Eph 4:32)
      6. Do good to one another (1Th 5:15)
        1. Include Praying for one another (James 5:16)
        2. Extending Hospitality to one another (1Pet 4:9)
        3. Comfort one another (2Cor 13:11)
        4. Speak truth not lies to one another (Col 3:9)
        5. Not Judge one another (Rom 14:13)
        6. Instead not hinder each other WE Motivate one another to godliness (Heb 10:24-25)
      7. Honor one another (Rom 12:10, 1Cor 12)
      8. Love one another (Jn 13:34-35, 15:12, 15:17, Rom 12:10, Gal 5:13, Eph 4:2, 32, Col 3:13)
      9. Live in harmony (Rom 12:16)
        1. Not being haughty
        2. Associating with lowly
        3. Worship together (Rom 15:15-16, 1 Cor 11:33, Eph 5:19)
        4. Welcome one another (Rom 15:7)
        5. Agree with one another (2Cor 13:11)
        6. Submitting to one another (Eph 5:21)
      10.  Koinwnia
        1. Fellowship (Acts 2:42, 1Cor 1:9, 2Cor 6:14, 13:14, Gal 2:9, 1Jn 1:3, 6, 7)
        2. Contribute (Rom 12:13, 15:26, 2Cor 9:13)
        3. Share (Rom 15:27, Gal 6:6, Phil 3:10, Phile 6, Heb 2:14, 13:16, 1Pet 4:13)
        4. Participation/Partnership (1Cor 10:16, Phil 1:5, 2:1, 4:15)
        5. Taking part (2Cor 8:4, 1Tim 5:22, 2Jn 11)
  4. Let us live in Biblical Community so God is glorified and the world is transformed.

[1]Robert W. Wall, “COMMUNITY,”AYBD, 1:1,103. https://accordance.bible/link/read/Anchor#22666

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