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Session 4

What happens when the church comes together

Read: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Ever found yourself on the receiving end of one of these comments:

“You saw 13 people get baptized last weekend! That’s great. Did I tell you about the time our church baptized 300?”

“Oh, you go to that church. We’re more of a disciple-making church.”

“You listen to that podcast? I prefer deeper teaching, but that’s good for you.”

Like the church in Corinth, we, too, are quick to group ourselves by the churches we attend or the teachers we follow. We convince ourselves that these cliques reflect refined taste or spiritual maturity, but in reality, they show how little we understand about how God works.

God works through all kinds of people, from different backgrounds, with different strengths, and in different denominations. There are no superstars in the kingdom, only God who makes things happen. This means we all have opportunities to help someone take one step closer to Jesus.

We all have opportunities to help someone take one step closer to Jesus.

Your invite to church might be the seed that sprouts someone’s curiosity about Jesus. The way you encourage your co-workers and honor your spouse might be the water that helps their faith grow.

Our leaders don’t save us; Jesus does. Imagine how much farther the Gospel would go if churches and Christians stopped competing with each other and we simply did our best to love and serve everyone we met. No matter what church they did (or didn’t) attend.

Reflect:

  • Who are the leaders, family members and friends who pursued you and influenced you in your early days as a Christian?
  • What unique role did each of those men and women play in helping your faith grow?
  • What’s one opportunity you have today to plant a seed or help someone else’s faith grow?

1

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

Do we all have spiritual gifts?

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2

What it means to be united

What it means to be united

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3

The one time boasting is OK

The one time boasting is OK

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4

What happens when the church comes together

What happens when the church comes together

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5

The church is bigger than a building

The church is bigger than a building

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6

What your silent judgment says about you

What your silent judgment says about you

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7

Do you do what you say you believe?

Do you do what you say you believe?

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8

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

What happens when sin goes unaddressed

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9

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

How to know when popular opinion is wrong

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10

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

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11

Sex…It’s not about me

Sex…It’s not about me

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12

God, please save my spouse

God, please save my spouse

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13

Change how you see instead of what you see

Change how you see instead of what you see

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14

Don’t tie the knot until

Don’t tie the knot until

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15

Why can’t I do what I want?

Why can’t I do what I want?

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16

Why give time and money to the church?

Why give time and money to the church?

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17

Do I have anything to offer?

Do I have anything to offer?

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18

Are you training to win?

Are you training to win?

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19

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

Where to turn when life is more than you can bear

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20

What are you going to chase today?

What are you going to chase today?

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21

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

The greatest responsiblity we have as Christians

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22

Why submit to my husband?

Why submit to my husband?

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23

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

Why searching your heart is a helpful practice for every day

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24

You were made for this

You were made for this

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25

Does church even need me?

Does church even need me?

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26

Are you serving with the right motivation?

Are you serving with the right motivation?

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27

How to go from good to better to best

How to go from good to better to best

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28

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

Does structure limit the Holy Spirit?

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29

Are you going through the motions?

Are you going through the motions?

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30

Why does an empty tomb matter?

Why does an empty tomb matter?

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31

You are who you hang around

You are who you hang around

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32

How to embrace the unknown

How to embrace the unknown

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33

You don’t need to fear death

You don’t need to fear death

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34

How can I make a difference in the world?

How can I make a difference in the world?

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