Community: It's Compelling

October 30, 2016 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: The People of God

Topic: The Church Passage: Ephesians 2:11–22

Community: It's Compelling
Christ Proclamation Church
Ephesians 2:11-22
October 30, 2016

Sermon Theme: God's great love for us in Jesus Christ is the basis of our community as a church and results in relationships that are marked and characterized by forgiveness, love, diversity, and acceptance. This is radically different than the world and is gloriously beautiful.

I. Vision for a Supernatural Community
    A. Basis for this Community – (Eph. 2:1-10)
    B. Dimensions of this Community – (Eph. 2:11-22)
        1. The Breadth of this Community
        2. The Depth of this Community
    C. Purpose of this Community – (Eph. 3:8-12)

II.Pictures of a Supernatural Community
    A. The Temple – (Eph. 2:20-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10)
    B. The Body – (1 Cor. 12:12-27; Rom. 12:3-8)
    C. The Family – (Rom. 8:12-17; Matt. 12:46-50)

III.Beauty of a Supernatural Community
    A. Forgiveness and Love – (1 John 4:7-11, 20-21)
    B. Diversity and Acceptance – (Rom. 14:1-19)
    C. Commitment to One Another – (1 Peter 4:7-11)

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