The Nature Of The Church

January 24, 2021 Preacher: Richie Pendred Series: The Church

Topic: The Church Passage: 1 Corinthians 12:12–12:27

The Nature of the Church
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 1/24/2021
1 Corinthians 12:4-27

Sermon Theme: God has uniquely arranged His diverse blood-bought saints into one body. The beauty of the Church shines forth through unity in diversity as we care for one another and as we care for those in the world.

I. THE CHURCH IS DIVERSE (1 Corinthians 12:11)
      A. Declaration of Diversity (1 Corinthians 12:11)
      B. Examples of Diversity (Acts 16:11-34)
            1. The Business Woman (Acts 16:11-15)
            2. The Slave Girl (Acts 16:16-24)
            3. The Philippian Jailer (Acts 16:25-34)

II. THE CHURCH IS UNIFIED (1 Corinthians 12:12-24)
      A. Declaration of Unity (1 Corinthians 12:12-14)
      B. Examples of Disunity (1 Corinthians 12:15-24)
            1. Diminishing Members (1 Corinthians 12:15-20)
                  a. The Equality of the Body
                  b. The Unique Functions of the Body
                  c. The Orchestration of the Body
            2. Dispensable Members (1 Corinthians 12:21-24)
                  a. Each Member Is Necessary
                  b. Each Member Is Valuable

III. THE CHURCH IS ON MISSION (1 Corinthians 12:25-27)
      A. We Care for One Another (1 Corinthians 12:25-27)
            1. In Suffering (1 Corinthians 12:26a)
            2. In Rejoicing (1 Corinthians 12:26b)
      B. We Care for the World (Acts 16:11-34)

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