Pastor Dave Martin, Cross Creek Community Church, March 3, 2019
Ephesians 6:7-8 7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, 8 because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does…
The Church is called the “body of Christ”.
- The Lord Jesus is the Head of the body. Col 1:18, Col 2:9, Eph 1:22, 4:15, 5:23
- Jesus builds His church and arranges the “parts” in the body. 1Co 12:12
Colossians 1:18 18 And he [Jesus] is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.
1 Corinthians 12:12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ.
The Church body functions together as one.
- Driven with common goals & purpose… Exalt, Equip, Evangelize, Elevate
- Each part doing their “work” in the body. Eph 4:15-16, Col 2:19, 1Co 12:12-24, Rom 12:3-21
1 Corinthians 12:25 25 so that there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other.
Ephesians 4:15-16 15 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
The Church Impacts the world for Eternity!
Expressed love – Healthy growth – Changed Lives– God’s Glorified
Revelation 22:12 12 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done.
The Ministry Fair
I encourage everyone to use this time to visit the various ministry tables.
Talk with the leaders… Connect with their hearts… Share their passion!
Discover the Lord’s perfect spot for YOU, as Jesus builds His church!
There is joy in serving Jesus! Thank you Cross Creekers!