United Part 32: The Church Family United

August 4, 2013 Pastor: Ryan Rice Series: United

Topic: Romans Scripture: Romans 16:1–16:20

The Church Family United

United Pt 32: Romans 16:1-20

THE CHURCH IS UNITED BY CHRIST ALONE

  • God is a heavenly Father (Matthew 6:9-13)
  • God adopts His children through Christ (Ephesians 1:5)
  • All Christians are brothers and sisters (Mark3:35)

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THE CHURCH FAMILY IS UNITED TO...

...SERVE ONE ANOTHER (1-5)

  • Phoebe, a servant of the church that ministers to many (2)
  • Prisca & Aquila risked their lives and opened their home to the church (3-5)

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THE CHURCH FAMILY IS UNITED TO...

...SERVE ONE ANOTHER

For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.                Mark 10:45

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.  

                        Galatians 6:10

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THE CHURCH FAMILY IS UNITED TO....

...PROTECT EACH OTHER (17-18)

  • Watch out for divisive people and situations
  • Avoid these whenever possible 

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THE CHURCH FAMILY IS UNITED TO...

...HOLD ON TO HOPE FOR TOMORROW

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.        Matthew 6:34

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THE CHURCH FAMILY IS UNITED TO...

... HOLD ON TO HOPE FOR TOMORROW (16)

“Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”            Revelation 21:3-4