Outline Number 11

 

How to Behave in the Church

 

The Church is a FAMILY (Eph 3:15; 4:6).

                             Therefore we must live with mutual trust, respect and cooperation.

 

The Church is a FELLOWSHIP (Acts 2:42-45; 1 Jn 1:3).

                             Therefore we must share with others the privileges and profits

                             and support one another in crises and sorrows.

 

The Church is a BODY (1 Cor 12:12,27; Eph 4:16).

                            Therefore we must unselfishly care for one another

                            and help the weak with kindness and loving concern.

 

The Church is a BUILDING (Eph 2:19-22; 1 Cor 3:9).

                            Therefore we must stay happy and humble in the position in which

                            God has placed us, without boasting of ourselves or despising anyone.

 

The Church is a SCHOOL (Eph 3:18,19; 4:11-14).

                            Therefore we must not neglect the regular gathering of the saints

                            for edification and education.

 

The Church is a FLOCK (1 Pet 2:25; 5:25).

                            Therefore we must not be independent but interdependent

                            and cooperative in whatever we do, following the Shepherd of our souls.

 

The Church is a HOUSE (l Tim 3:15; Heb 3:6).

                            Therefore we must fill it with the fragrance of the knowledge of Christ

                            to bless the residents with relaxation and refreshing.

 

The Church is a FIELD (l Cor 3:9; Heb 6:7-12).

                            Therefore we must ask for and experience more

                            and more of the Spiritís outpouring, and in response give much fruit.

 

The Church is an ARMY (Eph 6:12; 2 Cor 10:3-6).

                            Therefore we must be watchful always against the attacks of the enemy

                            and march boldly and unitedly to free people from the devilís captivity.

 

The Church is a LAMP (Mt 5:14-l6; Phil 2:14-16).

                            Therefore we must live an exemplary life before the world

                            and dispel darkness by consistently testifying about Jesus,

                            the Light of the World.