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I 💙 My Church | Because We Belong Here | Randy Frazee

Benefits of going to Church:

Drink less

Smoke less

Use fewer recreational drugs

Less sexually promiscuous

Stronger Marriages

Boost Immune System

Healthier Cardiovascular

Decreases Blood Pressure

Sleep better

Teens do better in school

Happier

Live longer

Stronger Support Network

I Love My Church because we belong here

God hardwired us for community

“It is not good for the man to be alone.”

Genesis 2:18

The Church is a Family

God has given us the privilege of being born again so that we are now members of God’s own family (1 Peter 3:1)

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. (Ephesians 1:5)

Even before you or I were even born God’s vision was to provide the way to adopt us into his family through Christ. It gave him great pleasure.

A healthy Family helps you to take a Next Steps

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,  not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the day approaching.

Hebrews 10:24-25

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When Insiders Get in the Way | Tim Harlow

You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?

Matthew 23:33

Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people's faces.

Matthew 23:13

On reaching Jerusalem, Jesus entered the temple courts and began driving out those who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves, and would not allow anyone to carry merchandise through the temple courts. And as he taught them, he said, ‘Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.’ The chief priests and the teachers of the law heard this and began looking for a way to kill him, for they feared him, because the whole crowd was amazed at his teaching.

Mark 11:15-18

Jesus entered Jerusalem and went into the temple courts. He looked around at everything, but since it was already late, he went out to Bethany with the Twelve.

Mark 11:11

…zeal for your house consumes me…

Psalm 69:9

For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whoever believes in him would not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send his son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:16-17

The Church | BELIEVE | Randy Frazee

Key Question: How will God accomplish his plan?

You were not created in the image of God. (Genesis 2:18)

The Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone”. Genesis 2:18

We were made in the image of God. (Genesis 1:26)

Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness…So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. (Genesis 1:26-27)

We stopped reflecting the image of God at the fall. (Genesis 3-5)

This is the written account of Adam’s family line.

When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind”[a] when they were created.

When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth. (Genesis 5:1-3)

Jesus reflects the image of God (Colossians 1:15, 19)

The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation…For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him…(Colossians 1:15,19)

The restoration of the image of God is found in the Body of Christ. (Romans 8:29)

Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. (1 Corinthians 12:27)

Our challenge, individually and corporately, is to grow to be more like Jesus

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son... (Romans 8:29)

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