September18, 2010 @ First Baptist Church, Live Oak
Doors open at 9:30 AM
Conference begins at 10:30 AM
Lunch is provided
Conclusion at 5:00 PM
John 13:34-35 “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know you are my disciples if you love one another”Clearly this cannot happen if we keep to ourselves!
I Cor 14:A “lone ranger” Christian cannot help build up the Church or be built up with it.
:12 “Try to excel in gifts that build up the church”
Eccl 4Without the support of other believers, we are more vulnerable to the stresses of life and the attacks of the enemy. The local church thus provides a God-ordained protective covering.
:10 “Pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up”
:12 “A cord of three strands is not easily broken”
1 Cor 12:The different parts are meant to operate together. A lone ranger Christian is like a severed limb; unable to be of benefit; unable to function!
:14 “Now the body is made up not of one part, but of many”
:25 “There should be no division in the body, the parts should have equal concern for one another”
:21 “The eye cannot say to the hand ‘I don’t need you!’”
John 17 :22 Jesus prays “that they may be one as we are one”God wants us to be as one; united in vision and purpose in Him.
1 John 4:12 “If we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us”For God’s love to be complete in us, we must love one another!
Eph 5:25-33 “Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”If God loves the church, than we should love it too.